Hello! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for reading this month's Blue Report. If this is your first anniversary, you are in for a treat. Some of our original members return to regale the bar patrons of days past. we get to shoot and throw things, We eat, drink and are very merry people. Something you don't want to miss.
I can't tell you how proud I am of the progress the Outpost has made in the last year. So many new people have joined our ranks, Some of our seasoned members have returned to spend some time with us. We've had a Union, which we will recap in this issue. We've stayed busy and we've grown a bit.
It never ceases to amaze me how our little corner of the universe continues to attract new people. I find myself thinking of our illustrious founders and asking myself if they thought the Outpost would still be running strong 17 years after the first members logged in. I for one, am happy this place is still around. It gives me a place to hang out with my busy life, goof off and makes me part of a community.
Now, in this issue we've got some good stuff. As mentioned we will recap the Philadelphia Union, we are also welcoming Han as the new Music Editor and his first article is in this issue. Rob Atkins takes you on a rising journey with Tastes of the Outpost, and Paulie went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and gives you the lowdown on that with the On Screen Movie Review.
One last thing, make sure to keep an eye on the updates board for the official Anniversary Schedule and make sure to pop in for the festivities. On that note, thanks for reading this month's Blue Report. The team does appreciate it!
The following members have been promoted for the month of July 2014.
Congratulations and thanks to all of you for your contributions to Outpost 10F!
BR: Tanya, Thanks for taking some time for the Blue Report
Tanya: You're welcome.
BR: So the anniversary is coming up. What is the anniversary all about?
Tanya: The anniversary is a yearly celebration of the Outpost. We bring back some of our favourite in-chat activities for the weekend, and our favourite members new and old all show up to enjoy them. If a member only comes in once a year, this is the weekend to come.
BR: You are planning the anniversary this year, any surprises in store?
Tanya: There are surprises every year, but most of the time they aren't pre-planned.
BR: So what are some of the activities going on during the Anniversary?
Tanya: The ISA Bullseye will be back, and the multi-genre trivia will have something for everyone. Our beloved Fleet Admiral Iain will be presenting awards and promotions, and the Federation Council President may make an appearance. Communications is working on a few projects they'd like to show us as well.
BR: How can people find out what is going on?
Tanya: There will be an early schedule posted to the updates board, and members will have time to add any events they wish to host. Expect to be around the Outpost from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday the 24th.
BR: Thanks Again Tanya for taking some time to get us up to speed.
Tanya: Any time.
Easy Homemade Pizza Crust:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 C)
In a medium bowl, combine yeast and warm water; let the yeast dissolve, and then stir in the olive oil, sugar, salt, and finally the flour. Beat mixture until combined and elastic. Knead dough for about one minute and let rise for about 10 minutes.
Take the dough in your hands and start to flatten the dough ball onto a pre-oiled or sprayed pizza pan or cookie sheet. Taking a fork, you want to gently pierce the dough in several places to prevent bubbling or uneven baking. Place in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes or until the crust is slightly brown.
After this you can place sauce, cheese and toppings and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes to desired doneness, crust should be crispy brown on the bottom and firm when cutting.
This is a standby recipe, if you love pizza but hate to buy it all the time, this is a very easy recipe to keep on hand and takes no time at all to do. I have also found that making a couple crusts and keeping them in the freezer is great too. This is a great activity for those with children and can be a fun family activity or if you want to impress a special someone no better way than to get a movie and make some pizza by hand.
There are several variations of pizza crusts online and it has taken a while to perfect this recipe, but I find this one to be the best of the “experiments” I have done. As an added suggestion take 1 Tbsp of Olive oil and ½ tsp of Italian seasoning and mix it together and brush the crust with it before placing it in the oven for some added flavor.
Suggestions for recipes are always wanted! You can email me here
I saw Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes a couple weeks ago, and it was a worthy sequel and new addition to the Apes franchise. There were some interesting parallels between this new movie and Battle Of The Planet Of The Apes from the 70s. They both (logically) involved a conflict between apes and humans, but they were also both set in the still future year of 2018. And as you might suspect, the 2014 depiction of 2018 is closer to that of the depiction presented in the original movies.
“Dawn Of” was a direct continuation of “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”, the world having dealt with a man-made virus that reduced the human population. The stars of the movie were Andy Serkis as Caesar, the leader of the simians, Keri Russell, and Gary Oldman, in a lesser role as the leader of the remaining human colonists of San Francisco, where the wildlife has taken back the once-proud city.
Keri Russell and a small group of humans venture into ape territory to locate a dam to power the city. This leads to a confrontation with the apes. The apes follow the humans back to the city, and declare that they don’t want war, but that they’ll fight humans if necessary. Caesar and his “right hand man” a bonobo named Koba allow the humans to work on the dam, until a gun is found. The apes and humans struggle against each other, as Caesar and Koba fight for dominance.
I found the beginning of the movie slow and confusing, but once the action heated up, it was a thrillride. I would definitely recommend seeing this movie, especially if you’re familiar with the franchise.
Hello! I’d like to say that I’m excited for this new job for your music department. I’m happy to say for the first time in twenty years Pink Floyd will be releasing an album in October! One of the people in the studio that has been working with the group “leaked” an image stating,”Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful”. Being a Floyd fan this great news. Unfortunately Roger Waters has said that he will not take part in the album but I am sure it will be great.
In other news there has been a great up n’ coming band call the Orwells. They have become popular in recent weeks playing major festivals and appearing on the David Letterman Late Night show. They were so good that Dave asked them to play more yet the turned down the offer.(Who turns down the offer to play more music especially being asked by David Letterman).
EVERYONE IMPORTANT NEWS! Keep record players and if you don’t have one get one! Many new artists are shifting back to the older way of music. Jack White is coming out with an album that will be just on Vinyl! A great thing about records is that you get 90% music quality compared to 10% on mp3.
This Summer I’ve been making a playlist. So far it consists of artists such as:John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, Pink Floyd and The Kinks! I hope all of you will enjoy listening to these groups/artists during your summer as I do.
My current station in Los Angeles has been wonderful. The music in the city is even greater. Sunset Strip is far from dead. A few nights before went to the Roxy. The club was filled with people. A great young group named.
The great thing about most clubs on Sunset is that there's no age limit(minus the Viper Room). Tonight I go to the Whiskey a go go. In their beginning days a local band named The Doors was a house band for the club. Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper once played a series of show together their as well. Black Sabbath played their first shows in decades also announcing that they would your and put out another album.
A local group that you all may like is a group named Blind Ferguson. They’re an up and coming band. There music is a mix of comedy,ROCK AND ALT. YOU CAN FIND THEM ON THE internet on google.
The USS T’Kumbra and her crew continue their journey. Click here for further adventures!
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