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Bullet Sunday 250

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Dave!It's my last Bullet Sunday before vacation! I'd be happy about that, but there's just such an obscene amount of stuff that has to be done before I leave. Guess this is going to be a short one.

   
• Impostor. The number of people getting their Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked is reaching epic proportions. Today there was a run on Twitter, where SEVEN people I follow got hacked and are now sending me spam.

Sooooo... if you are sent link FROM ANYONE... EVEN PEOPLE YOU KNOW... where you get a login page, DON'T TRUST IT! Always question these pages. Because while they may look authentic...

Not Twitter!

All too often they are not. See that extra "j" in there?

Not Twitter!

   
• Doom. The bees are attacking, tons of space junk are falling from the sky, and beavers are going to inherit the earth... but the good news is that Pop Tarts keeps coming up with new flavors, which has allowed me to finally fulfill my annual New Years resolutions!

New Pop Tarts: Confetti Cake and Wild Berry Bloom!

  • Try a Pop-Tart flavor I've never had before. DONE! I've now tried "Confetti Cake" and "Wild Berry Bloom" flavors!
  • Travel somewhere I've never been before. DONE! Along with my upcoming trip to Australia, this year I finally got to visit M├ílaga and Marbella in Spain.
  • Visit a Hard Rock Cafe I haven't seen before. DONE! Visited the new cafe in Venice, Italy; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Marbella, Spain. More (hopefully) to come.
  • Drink a beer I've never drank before. DONE! This is an easy one, because I try lots of new beers each year. My favorite so far? The beer coming from Odin Brewing Co. in Seattle. It's not the best I've ever had, but it's good and it's different. Their "Freya's Gold" is a "Kolsch Style Ale" I can live with, which has not been true for every other one I've tasted outside of Cologne, Germany.
  • Get another Apple product. DONE! iPad2.

Here's hoping next year is as adventurous and delicious as 2011!

   
• Emmy. I'm pretty sick of crappy awards shows... especially award shows like The Emmys which get it all wrong more often than not. This year, of the major nominations given, here's my take...

  • ✖ Directing for a Comedy Series: (should be) Pamela Fryman How I Met Your Mother.
  • ✖ Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: (should be) Martha Plimpton from Raising Hope.
  • ★ Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
  • ✖ Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: (should be) Betty White from Hot in Cleveland.
  • ✖ Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: (should be) Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family.
  • ★ Comedy Series: Modern Family.
  • ★ Directing for a Drama Series: Martin Scorsese from Boardwalk Empire.
  • ✖ Lead Actress In A Drama Series: (should be) Kathy Bates from Harry's Law.
  • ✖ Lead Actor In A Drama Series: (should be) Timothy Olyphant from Justified.
  • ★ Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale from Justified.
  • ★ Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones.
  • ✖ Drama Series: (should be) Game of Thrones.
  • ★ Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: The Daily Show.
  • ✖ Reality-Competition Program: (should be) Project Runway.

Of course, the real problem is that they can't even get the nominations right (best comedy should have been Raising Hope, for example). But it is what it is, and everybody's entitled to their opinion. Even if it's wrong.

   
And now... back to packing my suitcase. That'll be big fun.

Comments

  1. Guv says:

    Hmmmm … Drink a beer you’ve never had before! BTW .. did I tell you I have a Pub! ;-)

  2. Annette says:

    Australia? Where and when? Seriously can’t believe you are coming here. Your review of us is going to make very interesting reading!!

  3. Invader_Stu says:

    I’m starting to wish we had Pop Tarts here. They look kind of good.

  4. martymankins says:

    On my mobile device, I did not see the ‘j’ in the domain name, which is when I got hacked. Sorry if you got a spam DM from me.

    Cool to know your upcoming vacation is to Australia. Excited to see some of your photos and read about your adventurous stories.

    Must try those confetti cake Pop Tarts.

  5. Sybil Law says:

    Don’t forget socks, underwear or your toothbrush!
    I got some spam, too – I just ignore it, in general. I mean, there probably IS a few videos out there of me being sooo funny, but it ain’t from random twitter folks. :)

  6. Sybil Law says:

    Please excuse my horrendous grammar in that last comment. I have sinus problems today, and took some meds.

  7. ok, dumb question…i clicked on the link from a twitter friend, but did not sign in. am i hacked?
    (fuck, i hate being this computer stupid. sorry.)

  8. kapgar says:

    My work Twitter account has been receiving those DMs for weeks now so I was well aware of it and didn’t click jackshit when I received similar messages twice this weekend. I was just surprised it was still going around. I figured since I hadn’t received it up to this point on my personal account, everyone was done with it.

    BTW, I was totally stoked that Margo Martindale won for Justified. She was incredible this past season. And, until last night, I always thought Harry’s Law was supposed to be a comedy. Weird. Obviously I’ve never watched it.

  9. Peggy Archer says:

    I offer you my sympathy for having sat through the Emmys.

  10. Mel says:

    I haven’t been back to Spain since ’92. I miss it terribly.

    Pop Tarts are largely off my radar these days, since only the unfrosted ones are vegetarian. Food manufacturers seem to love to find sneaky ways to put dead animal in their products.

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