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Bullet Sunday 237

Posted on Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Dave!It's a busy busy Bullet Sunday!

If I were smart, I'd blow off blogging today so I could get caught up with work. Oh well. Blogging is a tough habit to break. Even when it's bad for you. Especially when it's bad for you.

• Holiday. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Including mine...

Daddy and Davy

• Cheesy. I think it aught to be a law that companies who make low-fat and fat-free cheese products should be REQUIRED UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH to label their products with giant warning labels like they put on cigarettes...


I am tired of accidentally buying the wrong cheese at the store because I'm in a hurry and don't notice the beautifully-integrated low-fat declaration. If there were an offensively large warning label requirement, I'd be less likely to mistakenly purchase this crap.

• Batmobile. Batman is my favorite comic book hero. By far. He doesn't have any super powers, so the stakes are always higher for him than say.... Superman. How Batman compensates for being merely human is those wonderful toys he uses to fight crime. The most famous of which would have to be the Batmobile. As Batman's vehicle of choice, it's taken a lot of different forms over the years. Some good. Some bad. Some meh. Kind of like the latest Batmobile designed by Gordon Murray(!) for the new Batman Live touring show. In the right light, it's kind of sexy...

New Batmobile!

But in the wrong light... such as, say... DAYLIGHT... it looks kind of boring and lame...

Batmobile Rotation

Still, it is a step above the massive tank-like "Batmobile Tumbler" from the current Batman films, I guess. I mostly didn't care for the theatrical and goofy nature of the Tim Burton movies, but I think he had the best Batmobile on the big screen so far.

• Flush. I am sick of all these commercials touting "Flash" as an awesome "feature" on the Android Tablets. Flash sucks. It's battery-draining, crash-happy, annoying bullshit and I hate it. Apple choosing to dump the buggy shit from its iPhone, iPod, and iPad was one of the best things to happen to the internet, because it's forcing web developers to stop using Flash and turn to modern HTML 5 elements instead. I am reminded of just how smart Apple is every time I visit a Flash site on my MacBook and it either crashes or sucks my battery dry.

My favorite thing to do is fill out crash reports whenever Flash crashes (which is a lot)...

Flash Crash Report: Shocking. I'm shocked. Flash crashed. Next up? Water is wet...

Not that it's any news to Apple... hell, they're trying their best to kill Flash. But I'm easily frustrated and a total smartass.

• Cloudy. Speaking of Apple competitor suckage... why is buying music from Amazon such a frikin' joke? It's an awful, awful experience. It's so mind-boggling horrible that I'd rather pay $1.29 for a song from Apple than to suffer through buying the same song for 69¢ from Amazon. And now that they force you to go through their "Cloud Drive" for everything, a bad situation is even worse. Partly because their "Cloud Drive Player" is shit and stutters and stalls every time I try to listen to a song. But mostly because you can't just download your music when you want. You still have to use Amazon's unbelievably crappy downloader utility, which is just fucking stupid. Apple's iCloud service won't be ready until July (Mac) and September (iOS), but it's bound to be worth waiting for given Amazon's terrible solution. Guess I'm in no danger of turning in my Certified Apple Whore credentials any time soon.

And now I think I'll eat cookies and watch episodes of The West Wing. After all these years, it remains some of the best television ever aired.

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  1. B.E. Earl says:

    Ahhh….The West Wing. My favorite or second favorite show of all-time. I even loved it after Sorkin left. But those first few seasons? Magic.

  2. Suebob says:

    I missed West Wing the first time around on TV, so I have the great pleasure of seeing it now. I am getting the discs one at a time from Netflix. Unfortunately, they include the “extras” disc in the lineup if you just add the whole season, so the last one I got was just some interviews and outtakes and was a waste of time.

    Have you seen The Wire? Well worth Netflixing.

  3. Kyle says:

    i detest the amazon download utility – i have never, not even once, gotten it to work on the first try.

    and ditto to the west wing.

  4. Dad says:

    Thanks for the dad’s day wish. It is truly an honor to have a wonderful son like you. You and your brother are the greatest and make my life worth living.


  5. Holy shit, you look like your dad! Also, he looks like he’s about 18 years old.

    And, too? I totally enjoyed that Flash crash message. Love it. 🙂

  6. Donna says:

    You look just like your daddy!

  7. I buy my music on iTunes, then manually import it to my HTC EVO. It’s just easier.

  8. Karl says:

    Cool infographic here about the Evolution of the Batmobile.

    I don’t have trouble with the Amazon downloader, and I download from wherever is cheapest. Still, looking forward to iCloud coming out in full.

  9. martymankins says:

    Cool pic of you and your dad.

    Reduced fat cheese just sounds horrible.

    I admit to not having any issues with the Cloud Player (which surprisingly isn’t blocked at my work) and I like the idea of how the music just sits there and I can download it at my leisure. However, on that note, I hate the idea that it needs a separate app to download the music, considering the fact that it’s not having to wrap it in DRM or anything else. Just download it to the cloud player and let me do a direct download.

    I get the idea of the Amazon downloader and how it automatically shoves the music into iTunes, but it’s another piece that could be easily done away with.

  10. icha says:

    It is true that fatty food is yummy..the more fat the better it tastes…yum yum yum… Unfortunately, it can cause many diseases.
    Well, the idea of putting warning label on any food containing low fat… is cool. It will terrify many people 🙂

  11. whall says:

    OMG the cheese.

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