$44 Dollar of PBR?

pbr1844-1Yep, you read that right.  $44 dollars for PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon).  PBR is known in America as one of the cheapest beers on the market coming in at about $4-6 dollars a 6-pack depending on your location.  But in China it’s a whole different story.

Now before you can concoct some get rich scheme that involves shipping mass amounts of PBR to China, let me give you the details.  PBR 1844 is made from German caramel malts and is aged in uncharred American whiskey barrels and as you can see by the pic included it comes in a much fancier bottle.  The ale was created to compete with higher end wines and brandies. Before you get your hopes up on a $44 dollar bottle PBR, I also must let you know this is sold exclusively in China. It also carries a score of 80 on the Beeradvocate web site

 

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Bert

 

Hugh Jackman Officially Joins X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer confirmed today via Twitter that Hugh Jackman has signed on to reprise his role as Wolverine. Jackman is the third alum from the original X-Men trilogy, joining Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. As to the extent of his role is at this point unknown, hopefully it will be longer than the 10 seconds in X-Men: First Class.

 

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Bert

Instagram Planning To Sell Your Photos.

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Photo by: John Googe
Instagram: grooge79_ru

For those not familiar with Instagram it is a free social network that allows users to share photographs taken with their mobile devices.  The user can then apply filters if they chose and share with their friends and the world.  Today they have announced that they will start selling users photographs for profit similar to Shutterstock, iStockphoto, among many others.  Finally, a way to make that new smart phone pay for itself!!

So how much do you make from your photos sold? Absolutely nothing.  According to Instagram the new intellectual property policy will take effect January 16, 2013.  If you delete your account after the January deadline you cannot opt out.

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Photo by: John Googe
Instagram: grooge79_ru

So what does this mean?  This new policy allows for Facebook/Instagram to sell your photos to anyone for advertising, websites, and so forth without the consent of the owner.  So if you took pics of your kids playing on the beach, those photos could be sold for websites, advertising and brochures.  Which brings up a long list of concerns and possibly breaking various privacy laws.

Personally I don’t like this idea at all. First off it should be up to the user if the photo can be sold or not.  If they opt for it being sold, then they should get some piece of the pie.  Without the users they would not have anything to sell to begin with.  Instagram was a way for aspiring artists to get their creativity to be seen.  It’s sad that a company like this would try to monetize its users work without any compensation to the owner of the photo.

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Photo by: John Googe
Instagram: grooge79_ru

I’m curious as to how many users they will lose before the deadline.  Personally, I would switch to Flickr.  At least on their site if someone want to use your photograph, you can get paid.

The pictures in this post are by a friend of mine John Googe. On his off time as a Glynn County Fire Fighter he shares his creations via Instagram.  His handle is grooge79_ru, if you get a chance you should definitely check out his work.

Thank you for reading and while your here, kick back and take a look at some of my other articles and photographs.

Bert

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4?

KirbyNo this is not the reboot that Michael Bay is working on but rather a sequel to 1993’s TMNT.  For most readers that do not remember it is the one where they went back in time to Japan.  Yep, I don’t remember the movie either, but it was the lowest grossing in the series ( #1535 all time, #34 of the year).  After the disappointment of TMNT III the powers to be decided to change things up.  Which brings us to the pic on the left.  Ladies and gentleman I present to you Kirby – The Fifth Turtle. This is concept art from the now, thank goodness, defunct fourth film. I do have to admit he kind of looks cool but come on Kirby?  Kirby the Ninja Turtle.  It doesn’t even sound right when you name them off.  Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Kirby.  But enough of my rambling, go to ScreenRant for more on this and take a look at some more of the concept art for the film.

Thank you for reading and while your here, kick back and take a look at some of my other articles and photographs.

Bert