Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle Earth, wants you to watch this safety video, and be instantly transported into The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The video is to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The video stars Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson, and other people includes Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. So, get ready to fly to Middle Earth, and enjoy the video below!
Who is ready for something different in the mornings? Are you looking for something quick and easy for breakfast during the week? Several people rush to get to work or school every weekday morning, and don’t have time to grab breakfast. Or they will go through the drive-thru or grab something unhealthy for breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I have figured out a recipe that most people should like. Take hash browns, bacon, sausage, eggs, and cheese; and place them in a cupcake. Yep, it’s breakfast cupcakes! Here is what you need!
- 1 bag (20 oz) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup crumbled pre-cooked bacon
- 1 cup crumbled breakfast sausage
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook the breakfast sausage and crumble the sausage while cooking.
2. Take the pre-cooked bacon and follow the instructions on the package and heat it up. Then dice the bacon until finely chopped.
3. Place muffin liners in each of the 12 regular size muffin cups; spray all cups with cooking spray.
4. In a bowl, mix the potatoes, salt, oil, and pepper. Divide evenly among the cups and press lightly. Bake in 400 degree oven for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. In another bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Stir in the bacon, sausage, and cheese. Press the potatoes in bottom of muffin cups by using a spoon. Top each muffin cup with ¼ cup of the egg mixture.
6. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until egg is fully cooked. Cool and serve!
There you have it! You can take a few of these breakfast muffins to go. Make these during the weekend, and you will have a quick and easy breakfast every morning during the week!
This weekend in Nashville, Geek Media Expo makes its return! GMX bills itself as the next-generation multi-fandom exposition and has quickly become one of the top geek conventions in the southeast and Tennessee’s largest celebration of geekdom. GMX is presented by ArtsCubed, a Nashville-based not-for-profit corporation. The mission of ArtsCubed is to advance popular visual, performing and literary arts – along with related cultural experiences central to the lives of the community – through events, outreach, education and associated initiatives. ArtsCubed also presents GMX’s sister event MTAC – Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. ArtsCubed is operated entirely by a volunteer staff. And this year, you can buy a bowling shirt to help their charity, buy them here!
GMX is an annual exposition and social conference relating primarily to the popular arts, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and relevant cultural/lifestyle themes, presented as an educational and multi-media entertainment showcase. And if you were wondering what Geek Media Expo stands for, here you go!
- Geek: a person who has excessive enthusiasm for and some expertise about a specialized subject or activity.
- Media: the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, and magazines, that reach or influence people widely.
- Expo: a large-scale public exhibition or show.
So what can you expect for volume 6? First off, the expo will have several great guests! If you like the ABC show Once Upon A Time, actor Lee Arenberg will be there. Actor Greg Grunberg, who has been in a lot of TV shows and movies, will be there. Gigi Edgley, who was in Farscape and is the host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge will be there. Actors Martin Klebba, Kevin McNally, and actress Teal Sherer will be there! Other guests will include Chris Pope, Scott Murphy, Teal Sherer, Robert J. Schwalb, Tanya Tate, and more! Musical guests will include OOØZAK and the Eric Stuart Band. Improv group The Nashville Improv Company will be there, and web series Marble Hornets will also be there!
This year, outside of the great panels you get to see. There are several special things happening at GMX. The event will have a cosplay contest where the winner gets $1,000. The event will also have a Geek Slam where you can perform comedy as your favorite character. The Room Party Rumble is back on Friday and Saturday where you can choose which themed party showcase you want to attend. And there is a game room, where you can play Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: the Gathering, and many more card and board games. And of course I am sharing the God Made A Geek video again!
Geek Media Expo Volume 6 runs from Friday October 24th to Sunday October 26th. The event takes place at the Cool Springs Conference Center & Franklin Marriott in Franklin, TN. Passes are $55 for the entire weekend! Learn more about Geek Media Expo at: http://geekmediaexpo.com/ Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/whatisgmx and on Twitter@geekmediaexpo.
This week on Music Thursdays, I am talking about two short and great music videos that you should check out! First, the YouTube channel SoulPancake has put out an inspiring and uplifting music video. Performer Matt Hires is seen in the music video performing his song called “Hold You Up.” The video is a collaboration with Rock the Cause and Ronald McDonald House, in which one man says thank you to the charity that helped save his daughter’s life.
The second music video from Glen Campbell is also very inspiring! The music video is called “I’m Not Going To Miss You.” The music video features home videos, pictures, and plenty of video clips from his 50 year career as a country music singer. Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, and went on his final tour in 2012. The song was recorded in 2013, and it’s his last song he will ever record.
Who likes Alton Brown? In my opinion, I think Alton Brown is one of the top geekiest and nerdiest foodies out there! Alton Brown hosts Cutthroat Kitchen on Food Network, which is always interesting as chefs sabotage each other. Alton Brown also hosted Good Eats on the network, which is easily one of the best shows on the channel, too bad it’s not being made anymore. And now, Alton Brown has launched a YouTube channel, and his videos are very geeky, and cool. Here’s one below!
And now, Alton Brown is on tour in what he is calling Alton Brown Live – The Edible Inevitable Tour. The two hour show is a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, live music, puppets, and more! In fact, Mr. Brown is already in Birmingham enjoying some donuts from Heavenly Donuts.
So, want to see Alton Brown tonight in Birmingham? You can! The Alton Brown Live tour is in Birmingham tonight at the BJCC Concert Hall. The show starts at 7:30 pm and is one night only on Thursday October 23rd. You can buy tickets by clicking here!
If you want to learn more about the tour, go to: http://www.altonbrowntour.com/
And just for fun, I am including two videos from a segment in the tour, this was recorded one year ago, so will be in the tour now, we will see!