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Bullet Sunday 56

Posted on Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Dave!It's Bullet Sunday after a dreary week of work, work, and more work.

Ironic... My new Blu-Ray player was delayed, so I'm sitting here with a stack of Blu-Ray movies and nothing to watch them on. I'm jonesing for a Ratatouille and 300 fix! In other HD news, I was very happy to find out that you can have Netflix automatically send Hi-Def versions of your selections (in either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD format) simply by updating your profile. Sweet!

Electronic... FOX is releasing posters for the new Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and they're delicious...

Terminator Babes

Hmmm... that second poster looks a little Borg-Queen-esque from Star Trek: First Contact. The series debuts on January 13th, though I have no idea if the writer's strike will change that. More info can be found on the FOX website.

Idiotic... I have the movie Idiocracy playing while I'm blogging. It's a Mike Judge comedy starring Luke Wilson about how in the future everybody is stupid and the country is run by idiots. We're half-way there already.

Moronic... If people want to criticize me or my blog, I honestly have no problem with that. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, and I invited this kind of scrutiny the minute I put myself on the internet. But why is it that 99% of these people sound so stupid? They don't know how to construct a proper sentence, and can't spell to save their life (despite the fact that they undoubtedly have spell-check). It's getting increasingly difficult to respond to these dumbasses because I can't even figure out what the hell they're trying to say. I'm told that this is a generational thing, and kids who grow up in the age of TXT messaging and IM have a language all their own. This may be true, but it's not that I can't decipher their TXT-speak, it's that their message is so obtuse. How can I have respect for these people when they can't express themselves in any meaningful way? Besides, I don't buy it. I know plenty of kids who are able to get their point across... even in TXT-speak. Perhaps the blogosphere just attracts idiots, I dunno. Maybe the future really is now.

Harmonic... The Superficial has posted some shots of the sublime Elizabeth Hurley as she attended Elton John's AIDS foundation benefit...

Goddess Hurley

Stunning as always. More delicious photos of Liz can be found here.

Iconic... I installed the first update for MacOS X Leopard and was dismayed that the icon preview bug hasn't been fixed. This is a major, major problem for me, as I use the icons to visually identify Adobe Illustrator files (I go to the trouble of saving PDF previews with all my files specifically for this purpose). Problem is, this is all I see in Leopard...

Leopard Bad Icon Preview

Yet, if I do a Spotlight search on the same files, the icon previews mysteriously appears...

Leopard Good Icon Preview

APPLE, PLEASE FIX THIS!! I need my icon previews back.

Demonic... How hard does Ray Wise rock playing The Devil on Reaper? I like the show and all, but he's the reason I find myself tuning in each week...

HellMonkey with Ray Wise

Ultrasonic... Crossing my fingers for Tron 2, baby!

And that wraps up the last installment of Bullet Sunday before we become hopelessly mired in the horrors of the holiday season. I so wish I could fast-forward to January.


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Comments

  1. ssp says:

    Re the AI icons: Do you really need to ’embed’ PDF? I thought AI format was essentially PDF these days + a few extras. So far I had assumed that this problem only appeared for us suckers with old AI versions

  2. Karen says:

    Ray Wise can put his shoes under my bed any time.

    Has anyone ever told you that you slightly resemble Tom Green on a good day?

    Can’t remember whose blog I found you through, but gotcha booked now.

    Happy gobble to ya!

  3. NYCWD says:

    I’m really surprised that “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” are coming out for FOX. I would have thought Sci-Fi or NBC would have been all over that.

    I just hope they do right… and that it doesn’t turn into their newest reality show “When Sarah Connor Attacks!”

    Hamilton Beach Mixers everywhere will be shaking in their boxes.

  4. kilax says:

    Just yesterday, Steven and I were lamenting on how the world is getting closer and closer to Idiocracy status…

  5. Nat says:

    Ray Wise is freaking brilliant. He was creepy and evil in Twin Peaks and I love him in reaper. Brilliant.

  6. Hilly says:

    Liz Hurley has great hair. I’m sure that’s not the first thing that *your* eyes see but that is where *mine* go! ;)

  7. kim says:

    Brawndo’s got what plants crave, it’s got electrolytes.

    I love that movie… it’s prophetic.

  8. yellojkt says:

    Hopefully Sarah Conner Chronicles is better than Bionic Woman. I had to give up on that one.

  9. Dave2 says:

    SSP… Illustrator files indeed seem to be PDF-based with some extra data that allow them to be editable with Illustrator… but in their raw state, they are not readable as a PDF. All the PDF headers, links, previews and crap have to be written to them, which is why you need to check “make PDF compatible.” Usually I don’t do this, because the files can end up very large, but for my DaveToons I do, because there are so many of them and I want to be able to tell them apart. I too have no idea why the PDF preview doesn’t show on the icon in the Finder, but does show up in Spotlight… it’s a mystery! The body of the icon is the program that created (or edits) the file (Ai) the little badge is the format (EPS, AI, TIFF, etc).

    Karen… Tom Green? No. Tom Jones? Yes.

    NYCWD… Well, the show is picking up after T2, and dumping the entirety of T3. This is probably not a bad thing. It is confusing, however, because the movie franchise is developing T4 to follow T3 as I type this. I guess with all the time travel in the movies, they can just claim alternate timelines, but it’s kind of lame.

    Kilax… No doubt. Every time I see Idiocracy, I marvel at how it’s getting closer to reality every day!

    Nat… Oh yes. I recently watched all the Twin Peaks reruns on Chiller, and am amazed at how much Ray Wise brought to that show. And, of course, he was astounding in “Fire Walk With Me.”

    Hilly… Elizabeth Hurley has great everything. She’s over 40, has pushed out a kid, and still looks like a freakin’ goddess on earth!

    Kim… And what are electrolytes? They’re what plants crave. :-D

    Yellojkt… I lasted three episodes of “The Bionic Woman” and had to give it up. They would have been far better off to follow the reluctant-agent-schoolteacher model of the first series, because this take on the character ended up being a disaster.

  10. ssp says:

    >Illustrator files indeed seem to be PDF-based with some extra data that allow them to be editable with Illustrator…

    I think I have always used that option since it became available. (And considering that the newest Illustrator I know is CS1, that must be some time ago.)

    I also never worked on anything large enough in Illustrator for the size increase through PDF to be an issue :)

    >The body of the icon is the program that created (or edits) the file (Ai) the little badge is the format (EPS, AI, TIFF, etc).

    I guess that makes some sort of sense, although I never saw Adobe spell it ‘illustrator’, which means the small ‘i’ still confuses me.

    These new Adobe icons amuse me, btw. There are gazillions of pixels available for each icon today, and the graphics software experts decide that the best way to use them is a style which could have been created years ago. Kind of cool.

  11. Avitable says:

    Those posters do look awesome – I read somewhere that the writer’s strike has not affected the show launching. They had some scripts in already, apparently.

    And Ray Wise is one of the only reasons to watch Reaper.

  12. Dave2 says:

    SSP… It’s all in line with the “Table of Elements” branding that the new CS3 icons have (Ai – Ps – Dw – Ae – etc.). It’s not that I love these icons, but at least you can tell the apps apart and identify them… unlike CS1 and CS2 which were total crap.

    Avitable… Apparently there are eight episodes shot… but only the first one has been edited for airing. The show-runner is also a writer on the show (and on strike), and so the studio is assembling the FX and editing together episodes without him. That’s the rumor, anyway.

  13. Miss Britt says:

    Having never gotten hate mail myself, I am always surprised by the blogs that do. Especially someone like you.

    How can you hate cartoons?

  14. kapgar says:

    Okay, that Sarah Connor may actually make me wanna watch. I haven’t enjoyed anything Terminator related since the original movie. Everything else, save for Robert Patrick as the T-1000, has been terrible.

    How is Idiocracy? You say nothing about if it’s any good or not. I’ve been curious.

    Ray Wise? Damn right! I love seeing how all the old Robocop baddies have made it on the small screen. Wise on Reaper, Kurtwood Smith on That 70s Show, Miguel Ferrer on Crossing Jordan (and now Bionic Woman, though I quit watching it), and Paul McCrane on ER. Good stuff.

  15. Laurence says:

    HOO WOO ! Waffles from Paris ! ^^

    Terminator looks so great ! :-)

  16. Mooselet says:

    I nearly went with one of the Liz pictures for the Skinfest, but alas I was led astray. I’ll save her for another day.

  17. The Chad says:

    A sequel to Tron is just a bad idea. Sequels suck. Especially when it’s taken 25 years.

    LEAVE TRON ALONE! IT’S PERFECT THE WAY IT IS!

  18. Dave2 says:

    Claire… Whenever I eat at Panera, the soup is one I can’t eat. Maybe one day! In the meanwhile, I’m happy with a whole Mediterranean. :-)

    Miss Britt… It’s not always hatemail, some of it is just stupidity. I’m indifferent to both, and try my best to just ignore it. :-(

    Kapgar… YOU DIDN’T LIKE T2???? Crazy talk!

    Laurence… Yes! Waffles from Paris are my favorite. :-)

    Mooselet… LED ASTRAY FROM ELIZABETH HURLEY?!? I didn’t even know that such a thing was possible!

    The Chad… Well, it’s definitely true that some sequels suck ass… but I think there are plenty of sequels which do not suck… Star Trek II, Godfather II, Superman II, Terminator 2, Lethal Weapon 2, Austin Powers 2, Back To The Future II, Beverly Hills Cop II, Bourne Supremacy, Toy Story 2, Clerks II, Die Hard 2, Mummy 2, Desperado, Spider-Man 2, From Russia with Love, and let’s not forget one of the most amazing sequels of all THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, baby!! I think that Tron could be a very good sequel if they once again use it as a testing-ground for cutting edge visuals to drive the story.

  19. ChillyWilly says:

    Where do I start?

    Back in my previous post, I forgot to mention the Netflix option to get the Blu-Ray (or HD DVD) option for renting. Glad you found it. And the fact that it’s no extra, is really cool. This is why Netflix rules.

    Very much looking forward to the new Terminator series on Fox.

    And Reaper is a great show. One of several I’m watching this season (nope, still haven’t checked out Pushing Daisies yet… it’s waiting patiently on my iPod).

  20. The Chad says:

    Okay, I’ll give you that. My only problem is the possiblity of taking something so supremely awesome and trying to change it in a way that they think is cool, yet leaving the fans out in the cold saying “WTF did they do to TRON?”

  21. Belinda says:

    I love Tron. There. I said it.

  22. suburbanhen says:

    The internet doesn’t have an IQ requirement. You are probably reading the incoherent rantings of someone who you would never have to talk to off the net, let alone be subject to their poorly formed opinions of you.
    I’m all for criticism, it makes the world a better place, but when you’re yelled at by someone who you can imagine is still trying to put the round block into the square peg hole, well…

  23. Anonymous says:

    We NEED a Tron sequel, and we need it bad. A new Terminator could be something to look forward to if Arnold won

  24. lizriz says:

    You are not kidding about Ron Wise. He *totally* rocks that show. I love Tyler Labine, too. (Sock)

  25. meredith says:

    Ray Wise has a definite fiendish look about him. He was especially charming as Leland Palmer possessed by Bob in Twin Peaks. It’s been over a decade and I will never forget “the owls are not what they seem.”

    Love your blog.

  26. Patty says:

    The terminator series sounds interesting. Always did like the story/movies.
    Elizabeth Hurley still looks amazing. She looks awefully happy. She must be getting a lot from that new hubby of hers. Can’t believe I just said that. ha.

  27. Webmiztris says:

    “Perhaps the blogosphere just attracts idiots”

    I’ll second that one. Someone commented on my farewell post on my blog, “See ya bitch – good riddens”. I was so offended. I couldn’t believe this person didn’t know how to spell ‘riddance’. Idiocracy has already arrived, dude.

  28. Wayne says:

    This tron semi-news is the best thing I’ve heard all week. Can’t wait!

    And I watched Idiocracy ONLY because you had done a review of it a few months back, and I loved it.

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