When will virtual reality make its defining pivot into the mainstream of modern society as an everyday technological necessity? How will we as a species change as a result? Will this transformation be good, bad or found somewhere in between?
For now, the first full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming pop culture-infused virtual reality cinematic bonanza, inspired by the pop culture literary giant Ready Player One imaginatively penned by Ohio’s own Ernest Cline, has arrived.
No virtual reality headsets required.
Suggestion: Host Ready Player One’s movie premiere this March in Columbus, Ohio.
Author Ernest Cline is from Ashland, director Steven Spielberg was born in Cincinnati and the story takes place in central Ohio. The legendary filmmaker and Warner Bros. could officially make Columbus the pop culture capital of the world for a night, which would be unforgettable and crazy awesome.
However, would that mean that a major business would purposefully invest in the city and people of Columbus with the intention of having fun and making us look good? It’s been a while but we’re actively on the hunt for people with good intentions who are ready to inspire and celebrate this city (#SaveTheCrew). And favorite sons Steven Spielberg and Ernest Cline would be welcomed back to Hollywood blockbuster-level acclaim and fanfare.
That’s the reality.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
#SaveTheCrew, like the Crew’s current playoff run, will not yield to the toughest obstacles or be blinded by the brightest lights. In preparation for tomorrow’s sold-out first leg of the 2017 MLS Eastern Conference Final against visiting Supporters’ Shield winner Toronto FC on prime-time television, fans are painting flags and banners, writing and memorizing chants and marketing the first club in MLS history with unwavering passion and dedication.
Since “Happy Monday” was designed as an uplifting weekly blog post, the deception and acts of sabotage by Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, Crew SC President of Business Operations Andy Loughnane, President of Precourt Sports Ventures Dave Greeley and MLS Commissioner Don Garber will not be explored today. Instead, please enjoy a great throwback to the ’80s with a special Columbus connection by YouTube user, and New York Red Bulls fan, JasonRBNY.
The ties that bind the Crew together will be heard loud and clear tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN in #Massive black & gold fashion.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
The strangest thing you can do these days is probably not watching Stranger Things.
With the weekend here, binge-watching TV shows without the necessity of an alarm clock or work to-do lists for the following couple days (hopefully) has returned. And since Stranger Things 2 is still the hottest show on Netflix, it seems appropriate to combine the awesomeness of this Steven Spielberg and Stephen King-inspired cultural phenomenon set in the midwestern town of Hawkins during the 1980s with one of the show’s signature characteristics for this weekend’s impending viewings.
The ’80s synthesized sound from the Stranger Things theme song is perfectly translated into a classical music rendition? Boss. If there’s any doubt that things from the 1980s are timeless, these three cello players have put most of those concerns to rest with their performance seen above.
Before reading and watching this blog post, you probably would’ve thought the ’80s were just another decade.
Now, as you can see, that presumption would be, how can I put this…strange.
Netflix has officially welcomed the second season of Stranger Things to its playlist for fans who have been waiting with eager anticipation to watch/binge and enjoy.
And for a spoiler-free season two preview…
See you in a few days when we’ll all try to remember what that thing called “the sun” looks like.