Disney Has Done It Again!


Everyone knows that the people who make the magic happen at Disney’s studios are extremely creative. They must be. It’s a successful giant that’s been around for nearly a century.

Disney Channel, one of its many successful enterprises, aired a television show called Phil of the Future. It first aired on June 18, 2004 and was successful until it was cancelled on August 19, 2006. The story follows a family from the twenty-second century (year 2121) whose time machine breaks down and lands them in the year 2004. Here they have to adapt to life in the twenty-first century. The parents must buy a house. The father gets a job in a hardware store so that he can eventually fix their machine. The children, Phil and Pim, enroll in the local H.G. Wells Junior/Senior High School. They try to teach their caveman, Curtis, whom they accidentally picked up from a stop they made in the Stone Age, to behave like an average, twenty-first century man. They deal with nosey neighbors, an annoyingly peppy girl, school issues, and, of course, keeping the family secret. The family often uses the gadgets they brought with them from the future.

In one of the episodes, Virtu-Date (aired June 26, 2005), Phil takes his best friend, Keely on a date to a mall that looks like something out of his time. How do they get there? By virtual reality goggles!

In the following clip, the characters have already put on the goggles and are now clothes shopping in the virtual mall. Don’t blame me for the quality of this video clip. It was uploaded by another YouTube user.

Today, I see a post on Facebook that Microsoft is coming out with something called Microsoft HoloLens. “Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.” I read also read some articles about it here and here.

I know that so many other movies, books and television shows have similar items, but when I saw the photo of Microsoft’s upcoming glasses, my exact thought was “They had these exact glasses On Phil of the Future!” Of course, even Microsoft isn’t as technologically advanced as it one day will be in the year 2121, so the fictional television series covered a few aspects of this gadget that we have yet to look forward to.

From what I’ve read, we will be able to move objects by turning our heads and pointing our fingers while wearing these devices on our heads. We can play Minecraft, make a task list, or watch a movie in the bathroom, but I don’t see us being able to touch anything that obviously isn’t really there.

The television show has the characters sitting on a couch with these goggles on while their minds are visiting a mall together; trying on clothes that are purchased from a vending machine with a holographic display, sitting and consuming tropical drinks at a tropical island themed juice bar. Meanwhile, they never leave living room.

The same would go for the HoloLens; you wouldn’t need to leave the room, if you didn’t want to, that is. I suggest you check out the official website for more information, photos, or to sign up for news and updates on the product from Microsoft.

Leave it to people like the teams at Disney to come up with something like this ten years before the computer companies actually come out with it.

Is Disney the frontier for all things futuristic?

What do you think?  Weigh in!

A Really Bad Conspiracy Theory Part 2: Hoax video with ‘artist’s’ signature!


UPDATE ALERT for A Really Bad Conspiracy Theory!

Thanks to notyoutoo, for sharing the link to the following video.

hoax video with artist signature

If you look close enough, you will see that the ‘artist’ left his signature.

It was created and uploaded by oondyla on his YouTube channel.  Apparently Oondyla was a viral marketing company.  I say “was,” because a Google search reveals no official website, though there used to be one at oondyla.com.

 

oondyla former website

“We believe in viral marketing. No, no virus this time. Viral marketing consists to create funny, incredible, shocking videos that run on the net showing the name oondyla worldwide! ” – OONDYLA

Image Source

O-M-G, I just love how they try to sell themselves by saying they believe that viral marketing consists of running videos bearing THEIR NAME worldwide and that is how the companies that they hope to market for are going to reach a lot of people!

I also say it “was” a company with a website because according to its Whois information, expired on January 20, 2014 and has not been renewed.

Clearly this business was a bust!

(Don’t forget to check out that pancake recipe someone posted in response to the video on Facebook!)

A Really Bad Conspiracy Theory. It Is Just Hilarious!


Facebook, and the rest of the internet, has done it again!

One little twist of a photograph or video, and the rest of the world knows about it.  Behold the Power of Facebook!

A July 29th Facebook post claims that a video, containing footage of a UFO, is the real deal and encourages its supporters to share it before “they” remove it from the internet.  The poster of the video claims that Facebook has already been asked to remove the video.

I thought this was too funny for several reasons.

First of all, they posted this with too many capital letters, grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  Whether you’re a conspiracy theorist, radio website, or not, if you want what you’re writing to look legit, at least try to make it look legit.

The Facebook Page in question posted the following:

“This is the video that they are ERASING off the internet. Facebook has been Asked to DELETE.  SHARE IT before it gets Deleted. Make this go Viral Now.  PEOPLE MIGHT SAY ITS FAKE BUT BELIVE IN THEM AS MUCH AS YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT HIDING IT FROM YOU.”

Secondly, if they claimed that Facebook had been “asked to delete it,” well, weren’t they the ones posting it?  Wouldn’t they be the ones asked to delete it?  Why post it at all if they knew that Facebook was already deleting it?

Third of all, it’s September and this video is still all over the internet.

So of course I wanted to see if I could find the source.  I don’t know if I did, but I found something interesting on an identical YouTube video.

I found this:

Is this real, or a hoax?  What do you think?

Let’s take a closer look:

This bandicam.com thing must be embedded into the video.

This bandicam.com thing must be embedded into the video.

So what is bandicam.com?  Well, my dear readers, according to its website, “Bandicam is the most advanced Desktop Screen Recorder and Video / Game Recording Software on the planet.”

And there you have it.

My own belief is that somebody was recording their video gameplay of an alien invasion simulation of some sort.  They probably uploaded the file onto YouTube or some other video uploading program to either store it or share it with friends and from there, it went viral.

Now, many of us know what happens when people post questionable content of the ridiculous kind.  The comments that follow are usually just as entertaining.  Amidst all the quirky responses, the believers, the disbelievers, and the Michael Jackson eating popcorn memes, I found this one to be the best:

Someone had posted this pancake recipe in response to a video of a UFO sighting on Facebook!

Someone had posted this pancake recipe in response to a video of a UFO sighting on Facebook!

I could not help but laugh.

I think I should start making pancakes now.