I’m Not A Fan of the New YouTube

don’t know about you, but I like to watch some YouTube. I have people I follow, unfollow, and find someone new to take those I unfollow place. I hate, HATE, loathe even, the new YouTube over the last few months. Where to begin with this writing rant? YouTube used to be just videos. Every now and then you had ads. I’d watch on a PC with AdBlockers and extensions to hide those. I’m watching more on my Roku. The last few months every channel, every video has ads. Those ads are a lot longer now. No skipping. I can’t watch a 10 minute video anymore without 15 breaks for ads.

A CBD Strain Review: Magic Bullet (Beleafer)

Rounding out the fourth strain from my first Beleafer order is an interesting strain, Magic Bullet. I didn’t even want this strain. I had my eye on something else. Unfortunately, there was a website glitch and what I wanted and ordered wasn’t available. Within a day, I believe, customer service emailed me and apologized and recommended a few available strains based on the other strains in my order. Like the other Beleafer strains I’ve reviewed to date, this strain is another discounted outdoor strain from a Fall 2020 harvest. One of those recommendations was Magic Bullet. This Indica Hybrid is The Wife crossed with Otto II. I’ve never had either. This clocks in at 19.35% CBD and 21.95% total cannabinoids. I got a quarter, normally 7 grams, but mine weighed 8.3. Thank you, Beleafer.

No Read a New Book List for 2022

In previous years, I’d made a list of 10 books I wanted to own, and read, for the first time. I hadn’t done one in a while, so I broke out a new list in December 2020. With that list, I put the own aside and focused more on the reading aspect. I got a couple for my own library. As always, I didn’t complete the list. I never do with these things. I had the intention of doing another one for 2021, but cutting the list down to five. Instead, I’m just going to scrap the idea.

Assassins Creed, Least We Forget

Some of you who’ve followed me for a while may remember I started an Assassin’s Creed video game review project. I haven’t forgotten about it, I just haven’t played one in a while. The last one I finished was Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the remastered version. I wasn’t a fan. The next game on the list is Assassin’s Creed Unity. I started it, but then I had a controller issue and waited too long to get a new one. I’ll need to start again from scratch, but I wasn’t getting into the story. The thing is, I’m not sure when I’ll start it. So many games, so little time. So, least we forget, let’s take a quick look at what I’ve played and reviewed so far in this project. The games, eras, assassins, and ratings. The links to the individual reviews are in the titles. Stay tuned for the next installment.

Squidbillies Season 9 (2014) Review

The ninth season of Squidbillies ran on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2014, from September 21 to November 30. The season spans 10 episodes. We have a few “hits” on our hands. Three of them, along with two “deep cuts.” Still, that’s half a season not worth watching. Second shelf. Maybe third. There really isn’t much to note. The third episode features the voice talents of Brendon Small. “The Dancin’ Outlaw” Jesco White returns as GaGa Pee Pap Cuyler in the sixth. With three “hits,” I’m torn on a favorite. They all kind of tie, but the Sheriff’s attempts at profanity give “Sheriff-in-Law” a slight edge.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (2002) Review

Collections are always a mixed bag. Be they poetry or short stories. Be they all from the same author or different authors. This review is a collection of short stories, and all by the same author. Fans of The Twilight Zone are probably familiar with Richard Matheson. He wrote the screenplay for many episodes, sometimes based on his own stories, while at other times his stories received the Rod Serling treatment. Stephen King cites Matheson as his role model, and writes the introduction for the subject of today’s review, 2002’s Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. This collection includes 20 stories written and selected by Matheson, including the title story that leads off the collection and inspired one of the most iconic episodes of The Twilight Zone, starring William Shatner. As to the overall rating, I’m torn.

Winter (The Arrival)

Winter has indeed embarked
From its Northern home
The freezing gusts of icy wind
Allow the snow to roam
Falling in the valleys
And on the mountainside
The South again invaded
Without a place to hide,

A CBD Strain Review: Tangerine #1 (Beleafer)

Oh, dear friends, readers, and CBD flower folk, this is one of those CBD strain reviews it pains me to write. As we’re all different, and have different endocannabinoid systems, you might have different feelings. However, this is my review and as always, I’m giving my honest opinion. Today, I’m reviewing Beleafer’s Tangerine #1. It’s also known as Sour Citral. This one comes in at 17.19% CBD and 21.18% total cannabinoids. An Indica Hybrid of unknown genetics, but it could possibly be a variety of T1. I got this one sale as it’s an outdoor flower from the 2020 Fall harvest. I don’t blame either of those things on my negative experience. It’s just the strain didn’t agree with me. I got a quarter of an ounce, normally 7 grams, and mine weighed 8.06 grams.

An Early Update on My Halloween 2022 Blog Project

Christmas is long forgotten. The New Year is here. Halloween is a long way in the future. Still, I thought I’d give a brief update on my October Halloween themed blog project for 2022. I have material for three of the projects I had on my list. Of those three, I picked one, and I actually got a jump on it before the new year. As of this writing, I’m a third of the way through. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it’s a big endeavor, a big project.

Squidbillies Season 8 (2013) Review

To follow a short, and god awful, the worst to date season, Squidbillies bounced back here. Kind of, in the first half. The eighth season of Squidbillies ran on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim from August 11 to October 13, 2013. We get nine episodes. The first four are good. Three “greatest hits.” The final five? One’s a “deep cut,” but nothing else worth a watch. Still three “hits,” two “deep cuts,” five out of nine. Third shelf, I think.