Unilad-What was once the integral appendage to any self-respecting businessman’s hand, became the trendy addiction of 16-year-olds… so Blackberry had to adapt from their four apps and use Android so kids could play fruit ninja. Just when you thought you had moved on to a sophisticated iPhone 7 and were ready to leave the awesome full QWERTY keyboard for good, TCL go and bring out a brand new Blackberry ‘Mercury’ (unconfirmed name). The Chinese tech giant TCL is planning to reinvigorate the brand with a focus on security, productivity and reliability – but they’re keeping the old QWERTY keyboard (they couldn’t get rid of that). The Android handset, which claims to offer ‘the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android’, will be previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this weekend, Mashable reports.Due to Blackberry’s dwindling success in recent years, market researchers think the new phone could be a suicide mission for TCL. I, on the other hand, have no doubt that everyone’s inner Blackberry-obsessed teenager will awaken at the sight of the keyboard.
You know the scene in Pearl Harbor where Kate Beckinsale thinks Ben Afflecks dead and so Josh Hartnett comes in to console her and the two end up falling in love with each other but then like a phoenix from the ashes Ben Affleck comes back for his love one? Well now I fully understand what she was going through because I’m emotional torn to shit. If you don’t know by now I’m one of the few left on this planet that still uses a Blackberry. Hubris leaking out my ears for my Blackberry. Always assumed all the big wigs used them. I remember when I Ari Gold use one I was hooked and thought to myself maybe if i had one i could sign a bunch of movie stars and fire people like they mean nothing. Just ruthless business. Well as the world turns and technology advances my berry is clinging on the last remains of it’s useful life. Got an outdated version of Instagram, Facebook that loads up in a web browser and Twitter that takes 2 hours to refresh. Half my family around the world couldn’t wish me a Happy New Year because my Whats app app is outdated and no longer functioning past New Years on midnight. Can’t hail an Uber in a pinch if i needed too or fire off dick pic snaps on Snapchat. All this time I’ve been keeping up with the world with a blackberry in one hand and an iPod touch in the other in hopes that that was enough.
It came to my realization like last week that this couldn’t keep up and that I needed to change things. It was finally time I was going to give up and convert fully to an iPhone. One year to wait in hopes of getting the new iPhone 8 because all the other blackberry models just didn’t do it for me. Then outta no where….Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I always said if there was a version of Blackberry I liked, I’d ride with them to the death. Should I concede? I’m so use to the iPod it might as well be an iPhone. I don’t know if I could honestly make a decision between the two to the point where I wish both phones went on a secret suicide mission to bomb hiroshima in a couple of B-25 bombers and which ever comes back is the one i chose to love and spend the rest of my life with even though I’m carrying the child of the fallen smartphone named after itself.
Emotional video of a World War II veteran “having one of the best days of his life” after being honored by chief selects in front of his Gardena home recently has touched many people after being widely viewed and shared online. The veteran in the video, Ernest Thompson, served on the USS Missouri during the second world war, according to Jonathan Williams, the CEO of the Battleship Iowa Museum and the man’s grandson. Williams recalled in a Facebook comment under the viral video that Thompson regularly visited the USS Iowa, which is the sister-ship to the USS Missouri and located approximately 15 minutes from the veteran’s house. Due to health reasons, however, Thompson — now in his 90s — has been unable to visit the ship, according to the Battleship Iowa news release. With the help of volunteer coordinators, the chief selects from the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center visited Thompson’s home and sang the Navy’s march song, “Anchors Aweigh” in the middle of his residential street. While the singing went on, Thompson stood and saluted, “inspiring those around him,” the release stated. The remarkable thing, according to a spokesman for the museum, is that Thompson had a fall earlier this year and had not been able to walk or stand since then. After the singing concluded, the chief selects walked one-by-one up to Thompson on the veteran’s porch to shake his hand. “My grandfather told me that it was one of the best days of his life,” Williams wrote on Facebook. The video, posted by Williams on Aug. 13, has gone viral, with more than 95,000 shares and over 4.3 million views as of Tuesday morning. “I am so surprised and overwhelmed at the attention that it has received. I was so incredibly impacted by this that I felt other veterans should be able to experience this too,” Williams said in the release. Thompson was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was attacked and later witnessed Japan surrender when he was on the USS Missouri, according to the release.
Man this shit breaks me down into pieces. Joining a gang because you want to fit in with a bunch of outcast misfits is one thing. Joining a football team to learn about team work is another thing. Joining apart of the United States Armed Forces because a global war is happening and it’s your duty to serve knowing you can die and leave behind your family to protect the lives of the innocent is a whole other thing entirely. On the surface if you looked out your window and see a bunch of dudes singing to a guy, you would think that it’s weird and embarrassing for the guy. Well not when its the Navy Marching Song being sung to a Navy War Vet. And when I say War Vet, I mean War Vet. Guy lived through the start of Pearl Harbor all the way through till the day America made Japan kowtow to us. Incredible. Its the pinnacle of a fraternity that I know I could never be apart of and if given the opportunity, I wouldn’t last. Just don’t have the stuff Ernest Thompson has. So hopefully all I can do is use this blog post as a salute to him and all that Vets do and did for us.