Category Archives: Relationships

The Remake of the Overboard (2018) Movie

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A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Brownie Bytes Gives this Movie 4 Brownies!

Brownie Bytes Review: Very funny and cute despite what press reviews said.

Funny how the press movie review writers criticize the film with terrible reviews but Amazon reviewers (1,341) give it 4 out of 5 stars. That’s our rating too.

So much for paid review writers.

Overboard OriginalYou might remember the original Overboard (1987) with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.  I gave that one 5 stars.  But the remake is still worth a watch.

https://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Eugenio-Derbez/dp/B07DQTL51Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=overboard+remake&qid=1557690091&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

Green Book | Universal Pictures

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Brownie Bytes Gives this Movie 5 Brownies!

Said to be based on a true story but the press has mixed ideas about that, we don’t care. It’s a great story well told.

Green Book. Watch the trailer, download the poster, and read movie news.
— Read on www.universalpictures.com/movies/green-book

Marine Vets Hiking 215 Miles for Homeless Vets Get Help from Cavalry

You can help too…

A group led by Marine Major Kalani Creutzburg and Staff Sgt. Nate Schoemer, in yellow from left, walk along Doheny Beach with a female bodybuilder, members of the Orange County Fire Authority and the Army in Dana Point, CA on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Schoemer, Creutzburg and the body builder are on a 215 mile hike to create awareness for the plight of homeless veterans. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Two Marine Corps veterans and a female body builder were well into a 215-mile hike — from Ventura to San Diego — to create awareness for the plight of homeless veterans, when they considered giving up after four days of carrying 50-pound backpacks and a large American flag.

“We had left Point Mugu, walked from Ventura to Malibu and were just hating life thinking we can’t sustain it,” said Kalani Creutzburg, a 36-year-old retired major. “At first, when you put that kind of weight on, it’s not a big deal but after 40 miles, we had blisters and our muscles were locking up. We were thinking of giving up.”

That’s when Creutzburg, founder of Cammies & Canines, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless veterans and homeless dogs, received a Facebook message from a stranger.

It was Ethan Martinez, a captain with the Orange County Fire Authority at Station 56 in Buena Park. “It said, ‘When you get to Orange County, we’ll be there to meet you and make sure you get safely through,’” Creutzburg said.

The next day, Wednesday, Sept. 5, four Orange County Fire Authority firefighters met Creutzburg; Nate Schoemer, a retired staff sergeant and dog trainer; and Stephanie Rowe near the pier in Huntington Beach.

“The firefighters immediately took the packs off us and started walking with us,” Creutzburg said.

Over two days, 22 off-duty firefighters from OCFA accompanied the group through Orange County, leaving them near Camp Pendleton’s Las Pulgas Gate on Thursday, Sept. 6.

See More About How They are Helping (Orange County Register)

My Take from Brownie Bytes

These great folks are doing more than walking.  They are pairing homeless vets with homeless dogs that they’ve trained into service dogs.  They’re giving them a place to stay, work, and most of all – hope.  A great cause to support.

To help: https://www.classy.org/campaign/humping-for-homeless-veterans/c194192

 

 

Millions of Kids Are Being Shaped by Know-It-All Voice Assistants | NDTV Gadgets360.com

Many parents have been startled and intrigued by the way these disembodied, know-it-all voices are impacting their kids’ behaviour.
— Read on gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/opinion/millions-of-kids-are-being-shaped-by-know-it-all-voice-assistants-1665881

Do we want Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc. raising our kids? Are #tech values the right ones?

Facebook has started internal testing of its dating app

Let the poking begin.

Brownie Bytes has some questions

Is “OldBook” trying to become relevant with younger audiences again?

Or is it just going to get a bunch of creepy divorced people hooking up – or promoting divorce among sneaky spouses?

I thought Facebook was cracking down on fake accounts? Isn’t this going to just spawn a rash of new fake profiles?

…sometimes I crack myself up.

From The Verge

According to internal Facebook posts:

“This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook’s new dating product,” a screenshot reads, using slang for employees testing out their own software. “The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end-to-end product experience for bugs and confusing UI. This is not meant for dating your coworkers.”

Facebook asked employees to use fake data for their dating profiles, and plans to delete all data before the public launch. “Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment,” a screenshot reads, adding that the product is confidential. It also warns employees that its anti-harassment policies apply to the dating product.

Read More (The Verge)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/3/17649624/facebook-dating-app-internal-testing-profiles