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Bullet Sunday 70

Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Dave!It's Oscar Sunday! Which would probably be a lot more exciting for me if I actually gave a crap about the Oscars. Oh well. I got my taxes done, AND it's Steve Jobs' birthday today, so that's pretty exciting.

• Portlandia... I am working in Portland, Oregon later this week, and am staying an extra day to goof around the city. If anybody in the area wants to meet for dinner on Saturday, just let me know!

• Oscars... Of the movies I've seen in 2007, my favorites (in order) are... Juno, 300, Waitress, Hot Fuzz, Curse of the Golden Flower, Paprika, The Man From Earth, Ratatouille, The Bourne Ultimatum, Once, Music & Lyrics, and Blades of Glory. I have not yet seen Michael Clayton, Lives of Others, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Persepolis, and Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds, but expect they will make the list as well...

Dave & Oscar

• Boyfriend... The latest meme crawling through the blogosphere is "Who Is My TV Boyfriend?" Since I love television, I was compelled to try it...

My TV Boyfriend...

What the bloody heck? I can't STAND that whiny bitch Chuck Bartowski! I am very close to erasing Chuck off my TiVo's Season Pass list, because I am so sick of his bumbling idiocy. Why oh why couldn't I have gotten kick-ass Jack Bauer from 24 or Eli from Eli Stone? Jonny Lee Miller is ever so dreamy! Click here to find out who is YOUR ideal TV boyfriend. I couldn't find a "who is your ideal TV girlfriend, but I already know it would be the sweet hotness of Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell (who is now on Gossip Girl and Heroes, but will always be Veronica to me).

• Gelatinous... I was dismayed and disgusted to find out that the Hello Kitty Gummies I was raving about two days ago have yucky GELATIN in them. Gross! Shame on Kellogg's for putting that vile crap in their product when there are far better alternatives available (like citrus pectin). And shame on Sanrio for allowing Hello Kitty's reputation to suffer by licensing her to a company that would put dead animal cartilage in her gummies! This sucks ass.

• Ilusional... Found this sweet tutorial for an optical illusion which makes a black & white photo turn into a color photo (may not work in a feed-reader, you'll have to click through to see it). Just stare at the dot for 30 seconds, then mouse over the image without taking your eyes off that dot (it may help to put the mouse pointer next to the image so you can do the mouseover without having to look!). After you've seen the color photo, look away for ten seconds, then come back and look again...

Hah! It's black & white! Sweet! That's a photo I took of Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

• Iron... I'm mainly a "DC Comics guy" because I'm into Batman and such, but there's one super-hero at Marvel of which I'm a major fan: Iron Man. I've been following the Iron Man movie updates over at Geeks of Doom with growing interest (Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark is genius casting!), and now see that somebody has new poster art and a description of the movie trailer from WonderCon. It sounds as through director Jon Favreau has totally nailed it, and I am really looking forward to the debut on May 2nd. Given my huge disappointment in the X-Men film franchise, it will be nice to have a good comic-to-movie flick from Marvel this time...

Iron Man Movie Promo

And there's another Bullet Sunday down the tubes. Time to wash clothes so I have something to wear to work in the morning.

Where did my weekend go?


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Comments

  1. Gina says:

    Please tell me you’re going to Powell’s!!! I love that place! I wish I did live in Portland. For many, many, many reasons. One because I want to be closer to Powell’s and two because I want to meet you. :)

  2. Chag says:

    My TV boyfriend was Jim Halpert.

  3. Hilly Sue says:

    Boy, you sure are letting that gay freak flag fly high and wild today, measuring stick ;).

    My perfect guy is: Peter Petrelli
    Your man has amazing powers, but not just things like flying and telekinesis. He is sensitive and compassionate; he’s idealistic to a fault. He can be a tad gullble, but he will do anything for you. He’ll even take a bullet for you. good thing he’s also self healing.

    Hrm, I’m not sure that’s my kind of man, either.

  4. Dave2 says:

    Gina… Oh yes! Always a stop at Powells when in Portland!

    Chag… Lucky bastard! Wanna trade boyfriends?

    Hilly Sue… Hey, I’m out and proud with my 20% gayness!

  5. diane says:

    I am very sad to hear that about the Hello Kitty gummies. :(
    But–I too am very happy about the casting of Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, and even though I know absolutely nothing about the comic it looks FREAKING AWESOME!

  6. Tracy says:

    Wow…I’m finding your optical illusion about 110% more interesting than the Oscars right now!

  7. Robin says:

    My TV boyfriend is Jim Halpert too.

  8. lexi says:

    The picture thing is weird. At first I thought I was just retarded because it didn’t work in a feedreader, though….

  9. Avitable says:

    That optical illusion was very cool. And I cannot wait for Iron Man, either.

  10. Dave2 says:

    Hilly Sue… You go with your fine gay self, girl!

    Diane… Iron Man is one of those comic book characters that’s just outside the mainstream, so the writers and artists always seem to have a bit more creative leeway in writing him. Because of that, he is by far one of the most interesting heroes at Marvel, which is why I like him so much.

    Tracy… Yeah, but that’s not so difficult to do. The Oscars have been yawn-inducing boring for years. :-(

    Robin… WAAAAHHH! WHY CAN’T I HAS ME THE JIM HALPERT?!?

    Lexi… Ooh! Thanks for the heads-up! I’ll add that to my entry so other people don’t get frustrated.

    Avitable… I hope neither of us are disappointed. :-)

  11. bogup says:

    When I stared at Avitable’s avatar for thirty seconds, I turned gay in black and white!

  12. Avitable says:

    So far, I think they seem to be doing everything right. Even if only half of what I hear is true, I’m going to love it.

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    I’m an Oscar freak and watch the show each year, no matter how dumb it gets. Jon Stewart was pretty funny.

    As for movies to see, I really liked “Michael Clayton” and “No Country For Old Men” and was very happy to see Marion Cotillard win for Best Actress.

    And of course, “Ratatouille” winning the best animated pic was nice.

  14. Huh. I’m 50% gay. My TV boyfriend is Matt Saracen of whom I am unfamiliar.

    The picture thingy is cool! :D

  15. adena says:

    I got Jim, too. Sorry Dave!

    But, if it’s any cosolation…it appears he REALLY gets around. :(

  16. adena says:

    And, I was kind-of hoping for Lee Pace.

    Raaaawr!

  17. Laurence says:

    Now, you have to see “La môme” with Marion Cotillard. ;)

  18. kapgar says:

    Mannnn… I got Chuck, too.

  19. Um, thanks for reminding me about my taxes. I had conveniently and intentionally forgot about it because it’s such a pain in the ass due to being self-employed…

  20. tori says:

    There are surprising dead animal products in so many foods you wouldn’t expect them in. My son decided he wanted to be vegan years ago, and Lucky Charms ended up being off limits for him.

    That picture optical illusion is AMAZING!

  21. Lewis says:

    So, my feed reader was down all day yesterday…..and it’s Monday now. I’m late! (Maybe I’m pregnant.) And 20% gay? Are you sure it’s not, like, 19% or 21 or 22%? I mean, I think that I may be a few percentage points of straight…but it’s definitely up for debate. And you know, we’ll probably be able to see you on Saturday. Be in touch.

  22. Talena says:

    Just as important as visiting Powell’s is visiting VooDoo Doughnuts, because the magic is in the hole! And it’s open all the time! When I need a maple bar with bacon on it at 3 in the morning, I just pop over to my local kooky doughnut shop! Enjoy!

  23. Dave2 says:

    Bogup… That makes rainbow pride a little difficult for you, I’d imagine?

    Avitable… Once they cast Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, the rest was just special effects gravy to me. Is there anybody more perfect for the part? I am counting on this movie to kick copious amounts of ass!

    Willy… “No Country for Old Men” didn’t sound the least bit interesting to me… even with the Coen Bros. in charge. I’ve already seen Erin Brockovich! :-)

    KG… A Google search shows he’s from “Friday Night Lights.” I don’t watch that either.

    Adena… If you like Lee Pace, check out “Wonderfalls” on DVD. One of my all-time favorite television series!

    Laurence… Yes, I absolutely want to see “La môme!” It seems to be a depressing film though…

    Kapgar… We suck at finding boyfriends!

    Abs… Taxes blow. It seems stupid that they can’t figure out how to just automate all this shit so you don’t have to spend time getting all the crap figured out. Our tax code needs drastic updating.

    Tori… Lucky Charms contain marshmallows which are made with dead animals, yes. Though there are some vegetarian alternatives to that cereal which have veggie-safe marshmallows!

    Lewis… Hey, I’m just reporting the number they gave me!

    Talena… Yes… life in Portland is not complete until you’ve had a voodoo doll donut with a Capn’ Crunch donut on the side!

  24. Miss Britt says:

    I’ve never heard of Waitress. But someone recommended it to me in my Movie Night contest.

    Seeing you liked it AND Juno (looooove Juno), I might have to check it out.

  25. Wow, I really liked that optical illusion! Oh, and my “TV Boyfriend” would be Jim Halpert from The Office.

  26. Karl says:

    Ack, I got Chuck, too. Like you, I think the show started out with such promise, but now it’s really annoying. A little character GROWTH would serve the show well.

  27. Dave2 says:

    Miss Britt… “Waitress” is a wholly depressing film with undertones of humor and hope running throughout. But that ending… yeah… the ending is what elevates this film to absolute greatness. The writer/director resisted the urge to slap on an unrealistic dumbass “Hollywood ending” and instead gave us something so real that it’s a joy to watch. Totally worth your time. I need to re-do my top 100 films of all time, because “Waitress” and “Juno” have totally cracked into that bitch of a list! :-)

    Bombshell… Damn! What’s a guy gotta do to land himself a Jim Halpert?? You ladies need to spill… :-D

    Karl… SEE WHAT I MEAN, BOMBSHELL? I totally agree with you on this Karl. Every other character is really well-done, but Chuck himself is annoying as hell, and ruins his own show. It’s okay to keep him nerdy… but if he stays a bumbling whiny bitch, I’m deleting it from my TiVo record list.

  28. Iron Fist says:

    Portlandia, huh? Saturday? Yeah, I think I can make that. ;)

  29. Dustin says:

    This Portland thing couldn’t be timed better. I head for Italy in two weeks and I am ALL OUT OF READING MATERIAL. You and Vahid need to stock me up again.

  30. Wayne says:

    That color picture thing is AWESOME*

    * stare at a color filter for 30 seconds. then come back to this comment, but look a few lines down. See how the comment changed to be more colorful?

    That color picture thing is BADASS!

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