All These Movie Series Are Connected

Movie Series Connections

Designed by Bradley Walker

DISPLAYED ON CHART, LEFT SIDE:

  1. Sean Connery – “James Bond 007”, “Indiana Jones”
    (and Connery was offered but declined roles in” “Star Trek”, “Die Hard”, “Jurassic Park”, “Austin Powers”, “The Matrix”, “The Lord of The Rings”, “Harry Potter”)
  2. Christopher Lee – “James Bond 007”, “Star Wars”, “The Lord of The Rings”
  3. Harrison Ford – “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”
  4. Patrick Stewart – “Star Trek”, “X-Men”
  5. Christopher Lloyd – “Star Trek”, “Back To The Future”
  6. Samuel L. Jackson – “Star Wars”, “Die Hard”, “Jurassic Park”, “The Avengers”
  7. Warwick Davis – “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
  8. Liam Neeson – “Star Wars”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Dark Knight”
  9. Karl Urban – “Star Trek”, “The Lord of The Rings”, “The Bourne Identity”
  10. Tom Hardy – “Star Trek”, “The Dark Knight”
  11. Helena Bonham Carter – “Terminator”, “Harry Potter”
  12. Alan Rickman – “Die Hard”, “Harry Potter”
  13. Jeremy Renner – “Mission: Impossible”, “The Avengers”, “The Bourne Identity”
  14. Michael Caine – “Austin Powers”, “The Dark Knight”
  15. Hugo Weaving – “The Matrix”, “The Lord of The Rings”, “The Avengers”.
  16. Ian McKellen – “X-Men”, “The Lord of The Rings” (and was offered but declined a role in “Harry Potter”)

DISPLAYED ON CHART, RIGHT SIDE:

  1. (Burt Reynolds was offered but declined a role in “James Bond 007”, “Star Wars”, “Die Hard”)
  2. Anthony Zerbe – “James Bond 007”, “Star Trek”, “The Matrix”
  3. John Rhys-Davies – “James Bond 007”, “Indiana Jones”, “The Lord of The Rings”
  4. Sean Bean – “James Bond 007”, “The Lord of The Rings”
  5. Alan Cumming – “James Bond 007”, “X-Men”
  6. John Cleese – “James Bond 007”, “Harry Potter”
  7. Robbie Coltrane – “James Bond 007”, “Harry Potter”
  8. Julian Glover – “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, “Harry Potter”
  9. Bruce Spence – “Star Wars”, “The Matrix”, “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
  10. Andy Serkis – “Star Wars” (new), “The Lord of The Rings”, “The Avengers”
  11. Anton Yelchin – “Star Trek”, “Terminator”
  12. Simon Pegg – “Star Trek”, “Mission: Impossible”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
  13. Christian Bale – “Terminator”, “The Dark Knight”
  14. Laurence Fishburne – “Mission: Impossible”, “The Matrix”
  15. Gary Oldman – “Harry Potter”, “The Dark Knight”
  16. Kevin Bacon – “X-Men” (included half-jokingly, for the “6 Degrees” game)

NOTABLE MENTIONS:

Orlando Bloom – “The Lord of The Rings”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Hugh Jackman – “X-Men” (and was offered but declined a role in “James Bond 007”)
Matt Damon – “The Bourne Identity” (and was offered but declined a role in “The Dark Knight”)
Chris Hemsworth – “Star Trek”, “The Avengers”
Cate Blanchett – “The Lord of the Rings”, “Indiana Jones” (new)
Jonathan Pryce – “James Bond 007”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Dominic Monaghan – “X-Men”, “The Lord of the Rings”
Peter Dinklage – “X-Men”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
Brian Cox – “X-Men”, “The Bourne Identity”
Jim Broadbent – “Harry Potter”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, and “Indiana Jones” (new)
John Hurt – “Harry Potter”, “The Lord of the Rings” (kinda), and “Indiana Jones” (new)
Sala Baker – small stunt parts in “Star Trek”, “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Avengers”
Alison Doody – “James Bond 007”, “Indiana Jones”
Lawrence Makoare – “James Bond 007”, “The Lord of the Rings”
Zoe Saldana – “Star Trek”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Michael Berry Jr. – “Star Trek”, “Mission: Impossible”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Greg Ellis – “Star Trek”, “The Lord of the Rings”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Kevin McNally – “James Bond 007” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Ray Park – “Star Wars”, “X-Men”
Rose Byrne – “Star Wars”, “X-Men”
Paul Winfield – “Star Trek”, “Terminator”
George Harris – “Indiana Jones”, “Harry Potter”
Robert Patrick – “Die Hard”, “Terminator”
William Sadler – “Die Hard”, “The Avengers”
Maggie Q – “Die Hard”, “Mission: Impossible”
Aaron Himelstein – “Austin Powers”, “The Avengers”
Martin Klebba – “Austin Powers”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Brendan Gleeson – “Mission: Impossible”, “Harry Potter”
Nathaniel Lees – “The Matrix”, “The Lord of the Rings”
James McAvoy – “X-Men”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
Shane Rangi – “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
Stellan Skarsgård – “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Avengers”
David Bradley – “Harry Potter”, “The Avengers”
Matt Doran – “The Matrix”, “Star Wars” (new)
Bernard White – “The Matrix”, “The Avengers”
Kevin Durand – “Austin Powers”, “X-Men”
Bryce Dallas Howard – “Terminator” (new), “Jurassic Park” (new)
Omar Sy – “X-Men” (new), “Jurassic Park” (new)
Oscar Isaac – “X-Men” (new), “Star Wars” (new)

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BB King has died at 89

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BB King has died. He was 89. Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 near Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S. Died May 14, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

After the cancellation of the remaining eight shows of his 2014 tour due to health problems, King announced on October 8, 2014 he was back at home to recuperate. On May 1, 2015, after two hospitalizations caused by complications from high blood pressure and diabetes, King announced on his website that he was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died there on May 14 at 9:40 P.M. PDT.

I am very sad today. BB King’s music has been a big part of life and my musical upbringing. His music will live on. I also have my memories. Visiting Memphis, TN with my Brother and Dad and going to the BB King Blues Club. My Dad talking to some buskers and asking if me and my brother could sit in with them. My brother played the drums and I played guitar on Beale Street for two songs. I will never forget that. I will also never forget going to see BB King with my Dad a few years later in Reno, NV and sharing a beer, I was only 19 I think. His simplicity in his playing is something I strive for. Less is more. That was the major lesson I learned from listening to him play.

Peace & love to him and his family.




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MY THIRD EYE – The Black Penguins

“MY THIRD EYE” by The Black Penguins

Take a journey into the consciousness of it’s creator eric “eroctech” toledo the mastermind behind ‪The Black Penguins‬. Each song is linked to a time, place, or emotion in his life.

MY THIRD EYE is a psychedelic, experimental electronic album with some guitars, laced with flash backs from ‪The Dude‬.

*Lots of goodies included for those who download the whole album!


Credits

eric “eroctech” toledo
guitars, keys, programing, recording, and mixing using ableton live & pro tools

“Nopales (Mix 2)”
remix of the single “Nopales”

“Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco)”
remix from “Mark it Zero
al carter – drums
david emmert – bass

“Whales & Salt”
live stereo demo recording
sf anonymous – drums

“Canelo”
canlelo – paws on wood floor

CC BY 3.0 – some rights reserved

Review

Out of all the shadowy outfits prowling in the fast flickering eye of the electronic storm and psychedelic lo-fi manifesting across CA, some are as obscure and as overlooked as [ The Black Penguins ]. The confounding maker Eric Toledo, has released several titles to essentially few basic recognition or critical acclaim in the last half decade. A sad event so to say, for “MY THIRD EYE” the most recent in a chain of release, is so solid and so different in comparison to [ The Black Penguins ] previous titles that it’s almost impossible to believe they all emerged from the mind of one shrouded outfit. But make no mistake as every album since the first, “Mark it Zero” when [ The Black Penguins ] had a drummer & bass player, Eric’s music were built mainly with the use of electronic beats and keys while flirting around various elements to create electronic pieces. And while majority of Eric’s albums are shape around electronic output [ The Black Penguins ] also swift outside its comfort zone integrating few guitar based songs with electronic drums. The album “Moods” has no guitars at all while all the “Mixtape” albums are heavy on the electronic side. “MY THIRD EYE” on the other end is the culmination of [ The Black Penguins ] electronic work. It’s probably one of the most cohesive results to date.

by The Siren Sound

MY THIRD EYE - Back Cover - The Black Penguins

eric eroctech toledo

‪#‎bicycleday‬#‎dudeism

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Eric’s Fried Chicken Sandwich 

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This is my Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe, which is a copy of Bakesale Betty’s famous Fried Chicken Sandwich in Oakland, CA. I’ve actually never had one but saw her make one on the Food Network and just tried it out myself.

This is just a simple fried chicken sandwich but what makes it is the slightly spicy coleslaw. I serve it on round bolillo rolls (regular ones will do also), some mayo, the coleslaw and that is it. But feel free to adapt and experiment to your taste.

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Eric’s Coleslaw

Ingredients:
Shredded cabbage (1bag)
Jalapeños (2-3)
Cilantro (1bunch)
Red Onion (1)
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Dijon mustard (1 large tablespoon)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Olive Oil


  1. Cut Red Onion into medium strips and put in a small bowl and cover with Apple Cider Vinegar. Let sit for at least 10-15 min. Usually by the time everything is ready should be enough.
  2. Put all the shredded cabbage in a large bowl.
  3. Chop 2 jalapeños with seeds into small pieces. Add them to the cabbage.
  4. Take two handfuls of cilantro and chop finely. Add to cabbage and jalapeños.
  5. Now add a generous amount of sea salt to cabbage, jalapeños, cilantro. Add just a bit of black pepper. Now mix cabbage, jalapeños, and cilantro together. Let sit.
  6. Now I would start frying your chicken. At this point it’s good to let the coleslaw set and the red onions marinate the better, but like 10-15min max.
  7. Once your ready or the onions have marinated for 10 minutes let’s make the dressing.
  8. Take one heaping tablespoon of Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Add a small amount of olive oil. Maybe 4-5 tablespoons. Mix together.
  9. Now drain your red onions saving just a little of the vinegar and add them to the cabbage mix.
  10. Add dressing to cabbage mix and mix throughly.
  11. It’s best to let the coleslaw sit for a few minutes but not long. It’s best served fresh, otherwise things start to wilt and it looses it’s crunchiness.

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Eric’s Fried Chicken

Ingredients:
Thinly sliced chicken breast (I found some at Trader Joe’s ready to use)
Buttermilk
Flour
Sea Salt
Black Pepper


  1. In a cast iron pan or any frying pan add some oil. About 1/2 inch deep and start to heat.
  2. In a pyrex dish, or anything that’s about 1 1/2 tall, pour some buttermilk in. Enough to cover two pieces of chicken at a time. I fry two pieces at a time.
  3. On a plate put some flour, enough for all your chicken, add sea salt, black pepper, and any other spice you may want to add. Sometimes I add some Pico De Gallo’s Seasonings it’s a spicy mix. Mix flour mixture thoroughly.
  4. Now take one thinly sliced chicken breast and pound it with a meat tenderizer on both sides. Do the same for another piece.
  5. Put both pieces of pounded chicken into the buttermilk and make sure it is fully covered. Let sit for 2 min or so.
  6. Now lift a piece of chicken out of the buttermilk and let it drip a little then place it into the flour mixture and coat all sides.
  7. Place the coated chicken into the now hot oil and repeat step 6 for the other piece of chicken.
  8. Do not flip the chicken or mess with it just let it cook on one side until the sides are golden brown. Times vary but it’s fairly quick since the chicken is so thin.
  9. Once the first side is golden brown flip the chicken and let the other side cook. A total cook time will be about 9 min total for two pieces of chicken. But check it for firmness. You can also use a meat thermometer. It should have an internal temp of about 165 degrees.
  10. Once finished place chicken in a dish with some paper towels to soak up some of the oil.
  11. Repeat steps until you have cooked all your chicken.

Enjoy.

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