Is Carlton Taking Dahn Fortnite?

DISCLAIMER – I’m not made for the blogging world.

Alright Alfonso Ribeiro also know as Carlton from one of the greatest tv shows from our childhood Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I’m not sure if I’m able to choose sides but what the heck lets break down both sides. 

Alfonso Ribeiro AKA Carlton

Alright I researched what he did post Fresh Prince and it’s not a lot, no offense of course but just a bunch of tv shows and he landed big with Dancing with The Stars. But other than that not a lot so does this justify for him to sue Fortnite for a dance he never actually copyrighted himself.

Like I get he’s in the process but if he really thought he should have copyrighted it… shouldn’t he have done that right after Fresh Prince or is he doing it because he starting to see how much money its worth. I believe 2K is an other lawsuit Carlton has as well. So the question is do I believe Fortnite should pay the people for using their dance?

Yes!!! Of course, Fortnite has made so much money for having skins and influenced pop culture dance moves from a lot of people. But for the lawsuit I don’t think you can have “Intellectual Property” on a dance move. Then the movie Bring It On would have been way shorter and Kristen Dunst  character would be in jail.

Editor note: Never in my life did I think I can use a Bring It On reference ever.

Alright so it seems like other people are jumping on this lawsuit train. People joining the lawsuit is Backpack Kid, 2 Milley, and Snoop Dogg. End of the day we talked about it on the show this morning but I feel like this lawsuit can’t work.  Even Alfonso was back tracking and said he didn’t originate the dance. Every dance is based of an other dance thats the whole point of choreography. 

Maybe this lawsuit will be the downfall of Fortnite but I truly believe that they will rise from the ashes like a phoenix and come back even stronger. 

From The Desk of Director of Morale
Zito

Here Are My Top 5 Movies of 2018

There were a ton of really bad movies in 2018. There were also a ton of really good movies but I didn’t get to see most of those ones so if you get upset that A Star is Born or First Man isn’t on the list it’s cause I didn’t see them. Also, Bohemian Rhapsody would absolutely be on here but I haven’t seen it yet. You know what, either way, Rhapsody is number 6 on this list not pictured. 

5. Crimes Of Grindelwald  – I’m mostly doing this to start out so everyone here can know this won’t be a test of movie merit but more my personal taste. Obviously it wasn’t rated too hot, but this movie was fucking awesome from a Potter fan perspective. You get more Dumbledore, you get more cool animals dominating cities, and you get another movie after it cause it was a big set up movie. It could have been better, absolutely, but this next one could have a battle scene that rivals Harry and Voldemort with Grindelwald and Dumbledore. I loved this movie, Johnny Depp crushed it and for that it’s my 5. 

Johnny Depp is a good enough reason alone to see it. 

4. Annihilation – This movie was bananas. It reminded me a lot of Ex Machina with an even crazier ending. I’m a huge science fiction guy and this was one of those alien type movies that keep you on edge. The whole concept of this movie was so fascinating that it was a thriller that you couldn’t stop watching. The cast was great but would of liked to see a little more Oscar Isaac. Not to mention, Natalie Portman is worth the price of admission. She is a great actress and if she ever is in Indianapolis she is welcome to come to The Pub. I’ll throw the trailer down here just for those interested, give it a watch. 

3. A Quiet Place – This movie was the modern version of the movie Signs. John Krasinski is a beast and is from Massachusetts so he’s a true triple threat. A concept like this is mind boggling and to think about acting an entire movie without saying a word is wild. I think there is a prequel in the works right now or at least Krasinski knows he could expand on the first one. Hopefully we get more from this movie world and Krasinski follows Jordan Peele’s footsteps. If you haven’t seen it yet the scenes below will give the movie away, probably. 

2.  Avengers: Infinity War – Marvel crushes it every year and this was by far the greatest Marvel movie of all time. That goes without saying that next years Captain Marvel and Endgame will for sure pass this movie. This movie was just absolutely incredible, one of those movies that people will remember where they saw it. I can’t wait for it to be on Netflix so I can just continue to binge watch every battle scene which is the whole movie cause it’s non stop action. This was probably the assumed number 1 but not today. 

My favorite movie of the 2018 year is Ready Player One. This movie was astounding. One of my favorite plot lines ever and every single scene got better and better. It was basically a big walk down memory lane with old movies and video games that were taken to the big screen. An absolutely incredible end battle too with just enough sentiment to grab those emotions and take you for a virtual ride. I would like to think I’d do well in this virtual reality fight world but I can also see myself getting destroyed by the massive gorilla form the first egg challenge. Might be worth watching this battle even if you haven’t seen it yet. Battle scene is ELECTRIC.

Also, look out for VICE to be one of the best movies of the year too. 

Twitter: @BostonConnr

Instagram: @BostonConnr

Walmart Thief Wants Justice

Disclaimer: I’m not made for the blogging world. 

Today I woke up with a dried contact on my eyeball because I forgot to take them off last night, but after that debacle I was searching the old timeline and watched a video that WGN posted out. 

How ridiculous is this?I honestly thought this was a joke or something. Had to do some average research, to find it wasn’t. And also how were the games add up to only 300 bucks. Brand new video games go for about 60 bucks and you add ten of those up that should come out to about 600 bucks before tax. But the reporter that’s reporting this isn’t on the stand lets start with Christopher “An Avid Criminal” 

Alright so Christopher looks like he would be a perfect fit with Marv and Harry. I can’t believe he had the audacity to say that The High-school Defensive Lineman deserved to be charged with a crime for stopping him like a fourth down QB sneak. 

End of the day Mark Hammer dropped the hammer on Christopher, and I couldn’t be any happier. Mark deserves a walk on chance to any college team and maybe even a NFL team. His break down and pursuit angle was spot on and never let go of his tackle till he heard the echo of the whistle. So thank you Mark Hammer for your heroic stand and Christopher don’t drop the soap.

From The Desk of Director of Morale
Zito

WHAT’S NEW IN THE VIDEO GAME WORLD BESIDES ME DUNKING ON THE TWITCH STREAM.

DISCLAIMER: I’m not made for the blogging world

Hello all.. so before I was appointed as Director of Morale of the Heartland Office.

I was a big video games enthusiast and helped start The Pat McAfee Show Twitch Stream. During the process Connor and I learned its not easy to grow a channel but if you put in work you can grow a pretty sweet community.

So basically I wanted to start a weekly video game update. Sometimes it’ll be a video game highlight or even maybe me dunking on stream.

But todays big updates comes from Fortnite and Call of Duty Blackout. The only way a Battle Royale game stays relevant now in days is constant changes or “New Seasons”. Sometimes people hate it and some love the new changes.

Fortnite Update

Alright so Fortnite Season 7… we’ve seen many changes and its by far the most drastic change yet. Alright maybe not the most drastic but aside from the snowy edition side of the map thats all.

Epic has also added old school fighter planes and basically the Halo Sword. Let me start with the fighter plane first…

I wish I can say I’m a fan but every time I’ve played I’m always on the receiving end of the planes instead of the shitting on people with them. My opinion can change on this but besides getting sweet snipes and knocking pilots out of the plane…I get it..its fun. Let’s get to the Halo Sword…

I haven’t personally played with the sword yet but I’ve seen some footage of it and it seems like a mash up of the Thanos gameplay with a King Arthur feel to it and also the Halo sword. 

They added these weird zip-lines all over the map and at first I didn’t think I’d like it but…they’ve grown on me. It’s good for getting out of a pickle and could be used for very strategic kills. You also don’t have to waste mats going up mountains. 

Alright I was going to add a Blackout update portion. Unfortunately the update hasn’t came to xbox yet.. till next week I’ll make sure to type one up next week. Thank you so much

From the Desk of Director of Morale
Zito

Soulja Boy Is The New Bill Gates

Twitter – In addition to the SouljaGame Console, the rapper is selling a handheld version, SouljaPods, a SouljaWatch, a SouljaPad, SouljaHeadphones and a SouljaPhone.

“Hey mom…yeah, I know what I want for Christmas.” Soulja Boy is doing what everyone else should be doing. These days inventions are just little branches off of bigger ideas. Venmo is just Paypal, the android is just an iPhone, I have no idea if these are comparable but you see what I’m saying (NFL – XFL). I have so many questions for Soulja Boy and the first one has to be what the fuck is a Hand rope hole? I think it’s probably where the wii like lasso is located, but why is that necessary for this piece of machinery? I don’t think the nintendo switch has a hand rope hole so the only possible explanation on why the rope hole is there is incase you wanted to “crank that” after a Fortnite win.

Me winning a Fortnite game on my new SouljaGame console

I find it hysterical that Soulja Boy coined the “SouljaGame Console” and made it look exactly like the new xbox console. The handheld is just a big white psp that also has a gameboy vibe to it to really draw you in. This is the exact same thing as Meek Mill taking a bag of regular cereal and putting it into his own cereal box and calling it his product. These rappers are world class businessmen and it’s hard not to do the superman right into the store to buy one of these bad larry’s. 

These are the games that SouljaConsole should have downloaded onto their mainframe and just charged a shit ton of money. This would basically be the playstation classic but the SouljaConsole is an original product, allegedly. Soulja Boy has always been a big gamer so it surprises me it took him this long to create some sort of knockoff to get a couple quick bucks. Good for him though, should of been done years ago by Pdiddy or 50 cent but Soulja did it again. 

Twitter: @BostonConnr

Instagram: @BostonConnr

Detective Pikachu is my wet dream

WHAT IN THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED. I don’t know how to describe what I am feeling but I am for sure going to do my best to describe it. I feel like I’m in junior high and I just saw my first whale tail thong for the first time again. I feel like I do on Christmas morning if Christmas was a surprise each year and I had no idea it was coming. I feel like someone in Hollywood has been watching my dreams each night and decided this was the dream that deserves to be a movie. Is my favorite actor going to be in a movie based upon my favorite childhood cartoon franchise? WHAT A FUCKING MONDAY, WHAT A TRAILER. 

This is Deadpool meets Ted, meets Pokemon. What else could you want?

This will be good because it is going to have Ryan Reynold’s dry dickhead humor put into a Pikachu that can talk. Its like Ted. Any stuffed animal cute looking thing with a dickhead personality is funny. 

This will also be good because strictly because it’s the first time we will see Pokemon on a screen since the weird Japanese cartoon drawings we grew up with. We are used to this:

Versus this:

Its going to be like watching porn in 2000 vs 2018. You’re going to be blown away no matter what. 

I will be first in line for this movie and I better see every Pokemon ever created in this movie. 

Follow @digz

Get A Load Of This Guy

What in the hell is wrong with this guy? I mean what’re we doing here? I was under the impression the Pokémon Go phenomenon was dead and buried, but clearly no one has mentioned this to Chen San-yuan. Can you imagine his morning routine? Gets up at the asscrack of dawn, makes some tea, and then spends the next hour strapping this iPhone rig exo skeleton he’s created to his body. Look how many charging cables he has funneled into that little satchel! Chen is one spark away from being cooked alive and becoming a burning effigy. Here’s a closer look at the method to his madness.

$1,000 (not sure of the conversion to yen) a month on in-app purchases and equipment to continue fueling his addiction.. bonkers. I do love his spin zone of saying that playing helps him fend off Alzheimer’s and allows him to meet countless people, no one can argue with that. I’d like to see some hard data on whether or not that is actually true, but in the meantime, I’ll take Chen San-yuan’s word for it.

Initially, I thought “Uncle Pokémon” here was just doing whatever possible to entertain his grandkids, but it’s evident that’s not the case. If you’re out playing Pokémon Go until 4 AM nightly, there’s no question you’ve alienated everyone and everything else in your life in your quest to catch them all. 

I won’t hate though, we’ve all got our vices, and if you’ve spent the last sixty years of your life breaking your back in some factory, by all means, play as much Pokémon Go as your heart desires. But he also needs to be careful, lest he wants to become another statistic.

Once people see this dude strolling around with a Doc Ock suit strapped to his body with all these different gadgets, these gangs of youth’s see a big cash cow and he could end up getting his ass ragdolled into a lake too. Stay safe out there, Uncle Pokémon. You don’t drain the remainder of your life savings and drive away anyone who has ever cared about you just to pack it in before the job is done, do you? No, you don’t. Just keep your head on a swivel out there.

Follow @tyschmit

Ohio Kid Gets His PlayStation Taken Away, Promptly Steals Car

Fox News – For the third time this year, an 11-year-old Ohio boy reportedly led cops on a high-speed chase Sunday — the latest incident allegedly sparked by his mom taking away a toy.

About 25 minutes later, the boy crashed into a parked car in Cleveland, flipping the vehicle. The boy later told officers he crashed because he wasn’t paying attention, according to FOX8. The 11-year-old was later taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his hand and wrist.

I think everyone needs to know that this isn’t out of the ordinary for a kid with video game rage. I remember telling my parents that I hated them just because they wouldn’t let me play World of Warcraft when I was in the 5th grade. Thank god they didn’t let me but also just want everyone to know publicly that I don’t hate them. This kid stealing his Dad’s car is a wild move out of the youngster from Ohio. Cops today must have to deal with the most absurd shit cause kids are running wild with Fortnite rage. I bet they get calls every other week about a kid locking himself in his room so he could keep playing.

The best part of this article (available by clicking ‘Fox News’ at the beginning) is the kid explaining why he crashed. “The boy told officers that he crashed because he wasn’t paying attention.” Kid must have been checking his dating apps while driving. I don’t think the cops were really looking for a reason why the kid crashed, I assume they understand that 11 year olds who steal cars because they can’t play video games probably have a bigger problem than not paying attention. In all seriousness, it’s good nobody was really injured during this fiasco aside from this kids hand and wrist. Something that is hilarious because now the kid won’t even be able to play video games when he gets home from the hospital. Not cause his mom took the PlayStation, but cause the damn kid screwed up his gaming hands on a rage ride from Fortnite. My advice to this kid is to start doing a little LARP. Get out there and destroy some kids with a nerf sword little buddy. 

@BostonConnr

Is Fortnite Ruining Professional Sports?

I’m not made for the blogging world but I’m here to stand up for Fortnite like a masked vigilante and protect what I love. There’s a lot of slander on the internet right now how Professional Athletes are too addicted and should only be concentrating on sports. (I think this is where I put sources to what I’m talking about but you get it..)

David Price was getting shit on during the World Series because he was playing Fortnite in the club house with his teammates. Im going to go ahead and say if they didn’t play Fortnite in the club house…Boston doesn’t win. (HOT TAKE ALERT)

Another big story came from the NHL..The Vancouver Canucks banned all video games on the road. Let’s just say if the Jaguar players who were arrested in London were playing Fortnite no one gets arrested. The league has many players who play video games and still compete at a high level. 

NOTABLE ATHLETES WHO PLAY

  • JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER 
  • ANDREW WIGGENS 
  • GORDAN “G” HAYWARD
  • PAUL GEORGE 
  • KARL ANTHONY TOWNS
  • DEREK CARR (Bad example but that’s Gruden’s fault)
  • RICHARD SHERMAN
  • JULIAN BRANDT
  • ANTOINE GRIEZMAN
  • DAVID PRICE
  • P.K SUBBAN
  • ADAM HENRIQUE
  • PATRIK LAINE
  • T.Y HILTON
  • THE LIST GOES FOR DAYS BUT YOU GET IT.

End of the day I do believe gaming does bring people together…It’s great team bonding and I honestly believe it keep people out of trouble. The NFL just teamed up with Fortnite (not for the reason that I’m “blogging” about) because they know how big Fortnite is and how much money they’re about to bring in. I can’t wait to see what other Leagues jump in now. 

From The Desk of Director of Morale
Zito 

Adidas and ‘Original 6’ NHL Teams Drop New Jerseys from the Clouds

Out of nowhere today the Original 6 NHL teams just stunned everyone by debuting brand new sweaters! WHAT!? ARE THEY GOOD!? ARE THEY SHIT!? EVERYONE FREAK OUT!? CHANGE IS WEIRD! … relax, the jerseys are only for EA Sports NHL 19. That’s right the real teams will not be actually wearing these jerseys on the ice… yet. 

The collaboration of Adidas, EA Sports and the Original Six teams are being labeled The Digital Six. The 6 jerseys will be first available in Hockey Ultimate Team mode on Nov. 5 and additional game modes on Nov. 19. 

The thing with hockey and it’s fan is they love tradition, they love old school, they don’t handle change well. They take a longgggg time to adjust to anything new. This is especially true in the sense of the storied Original 6 teams that started the league. Of course they’ve all tried different looks with little tweaks and some aggressive third jersey choices throughout the years with varying degrees of hits (the Rangers Lady Liberty sweaters) and misses (the Bruins mustard bear).

Good
Bad

Here we have a similar approach with these new digital jerseys (Sorrey… Sweaters) , some are traditional approach and some are… well… awful.

The Good: 

Detroit – The Red Wings jerseys here are almost perfect. The candy stripe socks and single red accent line on the sweater itself make ’em pop. It’s an homage to the Wings sweaters of old with the striping. Straight, simple, sexy.

Montreal – Les Habitants de Montreal took a safe route here. Even if you’re the embodiment of Canada you put Red, White, and Blue (bleu, blanc et rouge… Sorrey) and it’s going to look smooth. They ditch the logo on the chest for the MTL abbrev and it’s got a beautiful old school feel. 

The Bad: 

New York – Like I said you take the Red, White, and Blue and throw it on anything and it will…. Welp I was wrong. These look like some K-Mart clearance specials. These shouldn’t even be practice jerseys, these are dish rags. The only saving grace here are white gloves. White gloves fuck. 

Chicago – The Blackhawks have iconic (potentially racist depending on how you feel about ’em) jerseys. When they rock the all red and all blacks they are tops in the league. They know this and so they really only made a small tweak. They added a couple stripes and made some of them a prominent green. Boy oh boy does it look like shit. I assume the green is because of the green feather in the hawk logo and I assume it has some type of significance I’m blissfully unaware of but this looks like when all the white guys in the 90’s tried to be Rastafarian and listened to reggae all the time. Get some albino dreads out of the back of the helmet and smoke em if ya got em. Maybe…. MAYBE, this works on a white sweater but on the black it looks like junk.

The Ugly:

Toronto – What? No seriously this is it? This looks like they tried to play off the 72 Summit Series sweaters and ended up with what you would expect in a game that couldn’t get the actual team licensing and property. Can’t wait to play with the Toronto Blue Leaves! John Tavares didn’t sign for this…

’72 Summit Series Team Canada

Boston – From the look of it the Bruins just said fuck it do whatever you want Adidas. Murder out the logo and throw some stripes on it! 3 Stripes?? NO MORE! MORE STRIPES! YESSS! Never go half stripe, either stripe the whole thing or keep the stripe guy in check. 

Ultimately does any of this matter? No. These are made up jerseys for a video game. 97.9% chance these are just for the game itself and will never be worn on the ice. HOWEVA, if I was making moves in Detroit I would highly consider mass producing those bad boys and getting them on the ice and scrape up every penny you can. 

What do you think? Like em? Love em? Hate em? Who cares? Leave some comments and let me know.

Follow Nick Maraldo:
Twitter
Instagram_