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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

wearing flipflops at work?

Really? You can't wear Birkenstocks or something? Flipflops are for wearing around the pool and beach, my friends. I sure hope you aren't driving home wearing those!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Turbo Experience

This is too lul to ignore. Does Bruno consult with Operasoft's designers?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WBCN is now sports radio. HAW-HAW!

I had a job once where one of my bosses insisted in having WBCN playing throughout the entire workday. Talk about "tight rotation"! BCN played the same 20 songs all week, every week. Like the fucking Cranberries were The Second Coming! Nevermind BCN never played my kind of music; they were about 40% music at best. The rest was jocks talking bullshit and commercials for deoderant.
They had this character named, "Carlos the Computer." I guess it was supposed to be some kind of early AI. It was probably just a jock talking into a MIDI or something. Fuck you, sports guitar shitheads!
HAW-HAW! You tortured us long enough!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Full Metal Jacket and Two Lovers

Busy weekend for movie watching and canoeing.

Full Metal Jacket was disappointing. I was expected Vietnam during wartime to be sweatier and messier than it looked in this film. Everything looked so staged. Shouldn't war look more chaotic? Where was the jungle? There were almost no trees in this movie!

Take the scene where the whore approaches the two Marine journalists, the infamous "me so horny" scene. Where is everyone? Asian cities are crammed with people most of the time. So if it's supposed to be 5:00 AM, say so. Explain why it looks like a ghost town.
Were the Thai extras so expensive? The whole movie is like that. There is no crowding, ever.

There have been so many Vietnam War movies. I have seen most of them and this was one of the least interesting. I though Kubric was infallible but this film is quite mediocre. The best scenes in the movie take place in boot camp.

Defiance was almost as disappointing as FMJ. How fucking dumb is it to make actors use those phony accents? Either have then speak Russian, Yiddish or English without some bogus, clumsy accent please. They sound like morons! No more of this "vat did ju say?" bullshit. Perhaps a European production would have been better because they tend to avoid such nonsense. Maybe this was a remake for American audiences. The movie was pretty OK otherwise. It's a great story.

Two Lovers was really good. Joaquin Phoenix was exceptional. He was so deep into his character. I hope he is not really giving up acting. That would be a shame.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Microsoft FAIL

We have only this exerpt,

"I can only wonder how many other Windows enterprise software failures are kept hidden away within IT departments by companies unwilling to reveal just how foolish their decisions to rely on archaic, cranky Windows software solutions have proven to be."