I just completed a top 10 blog series counting down my favorite minor characters that have been lost in the Walking Dead series. That was fun, but its time to go through another list of characters, that are still minor, but are still alive and well (as best they can) in TWD world. Number 7 will be up first in this short blog series but it should be fun. I hope everyone enjoys.
This is an interesting move and a first by the Japanese Navy. The Japanese largest ship, the Izumo, is being directed to guide a US supply ship as it approaches the Japanese islands for refueling. The supply ship is part of the USS Carl Vinson strike force that is finally in the Sea of Japan (if the reports are correct this time around).
So why is this a interesting move? Well, it is the first time since the Japanese amended their Constitution in regards to protecting allies (before we only permitted to use for defense of Japan), that they will be using their military to protect a foreign ally. This is a sign from the Japanese to both N. Korea and to the allies that are putting together a small fleet in the area that Japan is on board with all of the moves. Right now the USS Carl Vinson, two destroyers, a cruiser, a guided-missile sub, a French vessel, and possibly others are all in the area as a show of force in this highly tense region and now Japan is throwing its hat in the mix.
This thing is going under the radar of the main stream news because, well, let’s face it, Washington DC is pretty busy with all sorts of crazy news at this time. It’s not often that you would send your largest ship to escort an allies supply ship. Something to note.
So having restarted my stand alone USF blog, I find myself at the crossroads again, how to put all of the blog stuff into one area. I know, I have talked about this a hundred times and have attempted it before on this blog seeing some really high numbers in readership, but after some time, the blog in my eyes the blog was just everywhere, trying to cover everything.
I have done this before, but here we are again as I try to really ramp up my blog but also put it under one umbrella instead of two sites that will be pulling away views from each other. Why do I keep doing this? I have been here before, but yet again as I write this up on Sunday afternoon (always revamping it before posting on Monday), thinking about it.
What would the new site be called? Do I start a completely new site to start fresh? What would I call it and what would I do with my social media stuff? USF Matt does quite leave me able to cover the Rays, Japan, and everything else that would be on a crazy blog like I am thinking. I know it can be done, I just have to figure it out.
Maybe this goes nowhere or maybe my blogging changes for ever in the near future, so stay tuned on that.
Yeah, it’s how we all feel after this weekend.
Here is the second Rays Corner blog as I continue to work and develop my blog and cover the Rays at the same time. Things were decent for the Durham Bulls over the weekend, but man, the Rays really stink on the road. Continue reading
Welcome to the new Rays Corner blog series, a series that will be following the Rays throughout the season along with some minor league talk as well. Check out the week in Rays baseball and where they stand entering Friday. Continue reading
The newest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise came out last week, The Fate of the Furious. It has been getting great reviews and its something I’ll probably go see because I love the movies, but it made me think about the original, The Fast and the Furious.
The original movie with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel opened up in theaters back in 2001, 16 years ago. The first movie had the Supra dragging down the street as Jordana Brewster watched. The original movie was all about the underground world of drag racing and working for a crime family. It’s crazy to look back at the first movie when Honda Civics were being used to rob VCRs out of a truck compared to the insane action scenes we have today. I mean, The Rock is being chased by a nuclear sub in the new movie, yeah, we have come a long way from the first movie.
Here we are, the top minor character in The Walking Dead series that we have lost during the history of the series. While I could have easily put Dr. Edwin Jenner here, the character holding the top spot changed the course of history for his group and the direction the series would take. Here is number one, Otis. Continue reading