PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

Christmas draws ever closer with a mere weekend separating us from roasts and festive puddings, mulled wine and heartily sung carols. It is also prime card-giving season, with 668.9 million Christmas cards sold in the UK (2008) and an astonishing 1.9 billion cards sent in the United States over the festive period (2005). If like a lot of people, you are pressed for time, the idea of buying several dozen packs of paper cards, envelopes and stamps and having to individually write out each one probably is a difficult thing to move up on your to-do list. You know you have to, … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

  They say that life is full of surprises and great things. And, indeed, you’ve just run into a whole bunch of them. Your sister has just had a baby boy, your friend has got his wedding date finally confirmed and the tinpot dictator of a manager at the office you have had to force yourself to be rictus grin nice to is leaving for a new position. Card buying season is making its presence felt but that same life of surprises usually consists of working all the hours thrown your way while juggling gym, hobbies, family time and all … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

  Your 2014 in blogging “Our stats helper monkeys have been busy putting together a personalized report detailing how your blog did in 2014!”   ************************** Our annual report for 2014 is now available for viewing, courtesy of the Half-Eaten Mind’s hosting service, WordPress. The Half-Eaten Mind saw an astonishing 39,000 views over all categories and articles in 2014. That’s enough to cover 14 sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The 1st of January, 2014 (New Year’s Day) was our busiest yet for views, with 2,042 viewings, buoyed by our New Year’s wallpaper specials. 14,806 views originated … Continue reading HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

FILM REVIEW: Warrior (2011)

Vijay Shah (editor/reviewer) Suraj Shah (contributor) Today the Half-Eaten Mind brings you a review of the film Warrior, written by Suraj Shah. Warrior, released in 2011, is a sports drama movie set in the suburbs of the American city of Pittsburgh. It stars actors Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy (of Inception fame) and Nick Nolte, and was directed by Gavin O’Connor. It tells the story of two estranged brothers Tommy and Brendan, both of whom have a passion for MMA fighting (mixed martial arts). Tom returns to his hometown after a tour of duty in Iraq, where he meets his long-lost father, a … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Warrior (2011)

GTA V: A look at Rockstar’s latest Grand Theft Auto game

Vijay Shah (editor) Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) While visiting family, I got a chance to witness a spectacle that has enthralled gamers all over the world this past week. This moment is the end result of years of development that has led to something that has broken several records and is well on place to be the gaming phenomenon not just of 2013, but probably for the next few years too. Lo and behold, it’s the sensation known as Grand Theft Auto V (Five), known popularly by its acronym GTA V. If a modern PlayStation shoot-’em-up collided with a gangster action … Continue reading GTA V: A look at Rockstar’s latest Grand Theft Auto game

THE HALF-EATEN MIND BLOG: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report. Continue reading THE HALF-EATEN MIND BLOG: 2012 in review

SCAREDYCATS BEWARE!!: Grave Encounters – a review and a trip down Memory Lane

By Vijay Shah Like many men growing up in the past 40 years, horror films were a big part of my youth and still hold an important cultural/entertainment influence on me. What better to test your masculinity, bravery and maybe also your film knowledge by jumping onto a suitably large sofa with your mates, and then spending the next 90 minutes perched precariously on the edge of your seat while acting cool and fearless in between slices of pepperoni pizza?  While Jigsaw or our old friend Freddie Krueger are busy chopping and dicing up their victims in glorious widescreen, you … Continue reading SCAREDYCATS BEWARE!!: Grave Encounters – a review and a trip down Memory Lane