Friday, May 27, 2016

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 over Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park


Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 logo

Free to the Public: Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 in Piedmont Park

If you want something free to do in Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, you should check out the Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 in Piedmont Park. If you want something for a sophisticated, cultured person, the Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 in Piedmont Park is the perfect event for you over Memorial Day weekend. This is one of the country's largest free public jazz festivals, and showcases both jazz legends, and also up-and-coming jazz artists.

The address of Piedmont Park is: 1342 Worchester Drive NE, Atlanta GA 30306.

The daily hours of the festival are the following:
Friday, May 27, 2016: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 29, 2016: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

If you are a resident of Atlanta, then you know how bad traffic can get. Consider these options to get to the Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 in Piedmont Park

Other Transportation Options:
  • Bike Valet
  • MARTA
  • Parking Panda
  • Uber

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016 in Piedmont Park schedule

From the Atlanta Jazz Festival website:

On Friday, May 27, 2016 the lineup on the Main Stage is as follows:
6 p.m. - DJ: KP The Great
7 p.m. - Next Collective
9 p.m. - JOI




Saturday, May 14, 2016

Impressive Diamond Crush by the Hydraulic Press Channel


Hydraulic Press Crushed a Diamond

Trending on YouTube is a video by the Hydraulic Press Channel where they crush a diamond with a hydraulic press. This video is rapidly approaching 1.5 million views. It is quite an impressive and valuable diamond, and they crush it in a matter of seconds. This YouTube Channel has many videos on various items that they are crushing, like a book - which has gotten almost 5 million views. The Hydraulic Press Channel has over 960,000 subscribers.

YouTube Video of Hydraulic Press Crush a Diamond


The video is recorded with a high speed camera that films at 40 x slow motion rate.

Before he crushes the diamond with the hydraulic press, he says, "They say that diamonds are forever, but for how long?" - which is a great line before the crush.

Then afterwards, he says, "Diamond lose. Press wins."

He was actually afraid that the diamond might fly away during the exercise, and that he would then have to go and search for it, but this was not the case. The diamond stayed in place and was crushed.

Where did the Hydraulic Press Channel get the Diamond?


Where did the diamond come from for the hydraulic press to crush?

The diamond came from the Brilliant Earth, who provided the diamond to crush.

Video of Hydraulic Press Crush a Diamond




Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 is Going Where Robert Kirkman Said No in TWD with Nick


Nick covered in walker blood; photo credit: AMC
Fear the Walking Dead #FTWD is going to take this prime time soap opera where Robert Kirkman said just wasn't an option in The Walking Dead #TWD. Let me explain. Spoilers ahead regarding Season 2 episodes "Ouroboros" and "Blood in the Streets"


Explanation of how Fear the Walking Dead is Different from TWD

After the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, titled "Start to Finish," Robert Kirkman was on the Talking Dead and someone asked, "Why don't they just cover themselves in walker guts and survive that way in the zombie apocalypse?"

Robert Kirkman's cryptic response was essentially because it just wouldn't work. Or that is what I understood from his response. Another question that he often downplays is "How did the virus get into everybody?" 

Nick's New High is Blending in with Zombies

Fastforward to now, watching Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead. In episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead, "Ouroboros," the cast is surrounded on a cliff by walkers, and Nick comes through covered in walker blood. The zombies don't attack him. He leads them away after killing one, and he realizes that he has tapped into another world. Blending in with the zombies is his new high.

As a viewer, I am observing that Fear the Walking Dead is exploring something that was not an everyday option for those living in The Walking Dead. Nick is tapping into his inner zombie, and enjoying every bit of it.

Episode Blood in the Streets Reveals that Nick is a Survivor in FTWD

At the beginning of the episode, "Blood in the Streets," we see Nick wash ashore. But why? It's very Terminator-like. He shows himself as a strong character here. He lures a walker into a tent and smears the blood all over himself, and goes back to that place that is his new high -- as one of the undead.

To me, I am starting to see that Nick is not only a key character, but he is also one that will survive for quite some time in this show.

By the end of the episode, we find out that Strand sent Nick to shore to go get Luis. They get into a zodiac boat and reunite with the Abigail by the end of the episode -- just in time to save the cast from a hostage situation on board. Unfortunately, the leader of the bad guys, Conner, has taken Travis and Alicia off the Abigail. Strand is rescued at the end of the episode, right before he dies at sea.

Lastly, we find out that the yacht named "Abigail" is named after Thomas Abigail, who Strand was dealing with (another con man). Many viewers were thinking that Abigail was the name of Strand's daughter or wife. Sorry, it's the last name of a man.

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