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Crumbs Bake Shop Has Made its Last Cupcake

One minute you’re enjoying some cupcakes and the next minute they are gone. That was how one of my favorite cupcake spots known as Crumbs Bake Shop or just Crumbs for short ended up Monday evening. It started out as a mom and pop shop back in 2003 and has since grown into one of the biggest cupcake chains around. I remember more when they had lesser stores and people were unaware what they were. I have had a few from the Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Vanilla, and Carrot Cake flavors to even eating some of their brownie flavors. One of my faves would have to be the fudge brownie/cheesecake combo.

But yeah unfortunately within the past couple of years a lot has come about to cause the chain to dwindle and lose money. There has been emerging mom/pop shops such as Baked By Melissa, Georgetown Cupcakes, Sprinkles, Magnolia Bakery and various others. Other killer was Hurricane Sandy which did in a bunch of smaller businesses in the NYC areas. Crumbs tried to cut losses by closing stores that were doing bad but that didn’t help. The latest hit on the NASDAQ causing them to default and their debt to show was the end. They closed doors, no going away party or anything.

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Sad to see them go and now I have to find a new cupcake to feed my inner fat kid at times of need.

 

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Status of Fast & Furious 7 and Should They Make a Fast 8?

 

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With the unfortunate death of Paul Walker(as well as friend Roger Rodas) on November 30, it leaves various questions on where they will take the character of Brian O’Conner and how they will send him off. There have been talks of rewriting the script which seems highly unlikely as Universal has put in $150 million into the film and most of it is already done, or there are options of “retiring” Paul Walker’s character. Some are saying to have him die off-screen and I cant imagine them doing some type of car crash as it maybe a bit sensitive as how he died in real life. But then again the Fast franchise has been about its crazy car stunts and killer sequences and even his family doesn’t want him written out the Fast 7. Universal had shut down production shortly after the horrific accident occurred in respect of the friend and family of Paul Walker and just recently has been having meetings to figure out what to do to keep the movie going as well as the Fast franchise.

 


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The most recent of ideas has been to cast his lookalike brother Cody Walker who actually does stunt work in the movie industry to step in and do either far away shots where needed or CGI for close up shots. While they definitely dont look like twins it would be nice to pay homage to his brother and finish up the movie on his behalf. And even though it may look weird I think the audience will understand and accept it rather then see the whole project scrapped and delayed another year. I mean at this point everyone knows about what happened with Paul Walker and the circumstances surrounding the film.

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So after Fast 7 is finally completed and hits theaters it begs the question,should they continue with the Fast franchise with talks of 8 and 9 being planned out? I personally don’t think they should stop the franchise because of what happened with Paul and he would love to see it live on especially with him having signed on to those future projects. But I guess it ultimately all depends on factors such as how well Fast 7 does in theaters(which I see may break box office records) and how the audience reacts with the turnout of the film and they would want to see it any additional sequels gong forward.

Any thoughts of what you think should be done with the character and also about making Fast 8 or 9?

Qualcomm does Bullet Time with 130 HTC Ones for the Craziest Smartphone Photo Booth

What happens when you rig together 130 HTC Ones? You get to create Bullet Time Style Matrix Videos and Animated GIFs. Qualcomm was taking regular folks and letting them whatever they wanted to create some bugged out illusions. Got to love the power showcased from those lovely Snapdragon processors.

I was impressed at some of the things they thought of. Would you go to one if Qualcomm brought the Photo Booth to your area? You do have the opportunity to vote for locations at the link below. Hey who knows maybe you can be in the next video.

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Check out more at the #SnapDragonBooth

9/11. 12 Years Ago.

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12 years ago today I was in high school in the cafeteria and heard some comments going around about the World Trade Center, I thought maybe people were referring to the prior bombings. Got to my Biology class and my teacher was sitting there glued to the radio in disbelief. He didn’t care what was going on in class and we realistically didn’t know what to do.

I walked over to the faulty room with other students and saw as all the teachers and staff were staring into the TV watching what would go down as the craziest thing in our modern day American History to happen. They didnt even care we were in there as other days they always shoo us out of there. All of a sudden.. the 1st tower cumbled to the ground and was gone, Then the 2nd tower alittle bit after. It was sad as hell to see. Especially LIVE.

9/11. Never Forget.

Take a listen at new Eminem’s 1st single “Berzerk”

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After being teased in a Beats by Dre commerical during the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Eminem releases his 1st single “Bezerk” off MMLP2 aka Marshall Mathers LP 2 on streaming radio station Shade 45.

It reminds me of the old days of Slim Shady, rapping in a crazy sick flow over some twisted beats. It does remind me of something that the Beastie Boys would rhyme on. Take a listen below and let me know how you feel about the new track. Making it eager for MMLP2 or should Slim Shady hang it up?

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Eminem’s newest album MMLP2 set for Nov 5. Berzerk this Tuesday

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Its been three years since his last solo studio effort “Recovery”. Fans have been eagerly anticipating for some new music from Slim Shady himself. We thought we were going to hear some new tracks from his rumored album at the G-Shock “Shock the World” event but instead took us down memory lane going through various tracks off all his past albums.

Eminem went on to debut a track called “Survival” for Activision next version of COD titled “Call of Duty:Ghosts”, but we started to hear about him more today leading up to this promo commerical with Beats By Dre. Set to release on November 5th, we see the letters MMLP2 which looks to stand for “Marshal Mathers LP 2” and hopefully he can recapture the magic and grittiness he had on that album as it is one of his best to date. With hits like “The Real Slim Shady”, “Stan”, “The Way I Am” and one of my personal favorites “Amityville” I think its all go all out or go home.  MMLP2 is slated to have production from Dr.Dre and also Rick Rubin

Are you excited for the next chapter in the music of Eminem? “Berzerk” the first single off the latest album is set to debut this Tuesday.

 

Is Ben Affleck being the next Batman really a bad idea?

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Unless you been living under a rock or a fake Batman fan, you would of heard yesterday Warner Bros announced that Ben Affleck would be donning the cape and cowl to become billionaire playboy aka Batman. It actually may come as of a surprise as there were so many rumors thrown in the hat that would play Batman from Ryan Gosling, Ethan Hawke (dear God no!), Josh Brolin and even extending the hand back to Christian Bale who has played him three times already in the sleeper hit Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. All which reinvigorated the Batman franchise brought it back in the public eye that it is today.  There were even rumors as of recent that he would take a $30-50 million paycheck for the next Batman flick.

Now no one seen or even had on their radar that Ben Affleck would be Batman but was it really a bad decision? Warner Bros hasn’t done bad with casting for the prior Batman flicks even though at the time we thought it would be. Remember Heath Ledger? When Heath Ledger was originally announced the comic  book universe went crazy and the hate went through the blogs and media at the time. People were like “How can the star of Brokeback Mountain be the villainous Joker?” Whether it was his untimely death or what but he seemed to down the naysayers and can be dubbed one of the best Jokers of all time.

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Also this isn’t failed Ben Affleck of the mid 2000s. Where he did such horrible films as Gigli, Paycheck and others.  Ben has gone on to star and even direct great films of recent memory such as bank robbing heist “The Town” and Academy Award winning “Argo“.  When I first heard of it I thought the same, but we know it will be 10x better then his role in Marvel’s DareDevil I can fathom.  Warner Bros was looking for a more mature Batman that would fit good alongside Henry Cavill aka Superman for their mash-up that will take place on July 17, 2015.

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Hopefully Warner Bros picks a good setting for the film and also we maybe see some new faces as far as villians they can take on together. Also I think if he cuts down that horrible Batman voice Bale would do in the prior flicks we may already have a winner.Do you still think its a bad idea or Ben Affleck can take the Batman character to another level maybe heights Christian Bale couldn’t do?

LG G2 coming in mid-Sept to various carriers

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After checking out the LG G2 earlier this month in New York City, It looks finally set to arrive on various carriers. First among those are AT&T and Verizon on either September 12th or 13th. No news yet on Sprint or T-Mobile unfortunately.

With the specs such as  a Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.26GHz Quad Core, 2GBs of RAM. and a gorgeous 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD with 424ppi, it should fit nicely in the high tier end of Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Sony Xperia Z. There will be some pre-order specials in the 1st week of September also such as a folio case. Hopefully this can entice buyers and not hold off from pending releases of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max.

 

 

 

Will you pick one up or hold off?

 

 

 

Via Android Central