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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)

Malaika (live demo) – The Black Penguins

This is a live stereo demo recording of the song “Malaika” in the process of being made from around 2011. This was probably the second or third time we ever played it. I took that stereo recording then added some subtle keys, intro nature sounds, and the various video clips along with their audio as well.

Ben Colbeck – Guitar
Al Carter – Drums
eric toledo – Lead Guitar, Keys

Video edited by eric toledo using Final Cut Pro. Original footage by Wyatt Smith aka bIONIX and eric toledo. Plus random clips.
*I do not own the rights to some of the video footage used.

About Malaika

The chords and riff were written by Ben as well as the name of the song, “Malaika”.

Malaika is a Swahili song. Malaika generally means “angel” in Swahili. As is the case with many Swahili words, it is ultimately derived from Arabic. An alternative Swahili meaning is a “baby” or “small child”, hence at least one particular traditional version of the song is commonly used as a lullaby throughout East Africa. One of the better known versions is possibly the most famous love song in Kenyan pop music, as well as being one of the most widely known of all Swahili songs.

Hear more music by The Black Penguins @ http://music.theblackpenguins.com/

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

Bitcoin Film

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin – Trailer from Gravitas Ventures on Vimeo.

My Thoughts

I just watched ‘The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin’ and I think it’s well worth watching. It’s up to date with the current events in the Bitcoin world. It touches on it’s humble beginnings and stumbles along the way all the way to the shutdown of Mt. Gox and the arrest of BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem on charges of money laundering for users of the digital black market known as Silk Road. If you use or are interested in Bitcoin I highly recommend this documentary. It is well made. It’s available through their website as well as iTunes.

Learn More About The Film

About ‘The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin’

Daniel is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore.

Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin. Along the way, we’ll follow the stories of entrepreneurs and startups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. We’ll look at the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You’ll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency. Will the rise of Bitcoin bring a monetary paradigm shift that will forever change the world?
Taken from their website: http://bitcoindoc.com/about.