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Bullet Sunday 747

Posted on Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Dave!New year, new surge in the pandemic. But some things never change... because an all new Bullet Sunday starts... now...

   
• Tokyo! I love major cities. They have a life to them... an excitement... that you can't find in rural areas (which I also like). One of the most fascinating cities to me is Tokyo, Japan. I've been six or seven times, and every time I feel very much at home. One of the best parts of Tokyo is the public transportation system. It's phenomenal... and very hard to explain because you have to experience it to understand it. This video gives it a try...

But the best way to experience Tokyo without visiting Tokyo? Watch the movie Lost in Translation. It always takes me back. I sure would like to visit again one day.

   
• Emoji! This website shows the relative scale of a bunch of emojis. It's pretty clever. If you visit, you have to scroll down for the show to start.

   
• W_RDLE! I've been playing Wordle for a few weeks. So far I've never lost, but I've yet to win in under four guesses either. I don't know if that makes me a success or failure at the game, but it's pretty much an essential morning activity while I wait for the cats' breakfast alarm to go off.

   
• Inexplicable Success! LOL. Robert Langdon would suck at Wordle. I’m happy that people are piling on The Da Vinci Code now. It pulled from far better books with a mediocre story that was inexplicably weird and dull at the same time...

I had hoped that the movie adaptation would elevate the material given that Tom Hanks was involved, but it just sunk the material further for me.

   
• Gemstone! One of the bigger surprises to come out of 2019's televisionscape was The Righteous Gemstones. It was a fascinating and hilarious look at a televangelist family with secrets threatening to tear them down. And now Season 02 has arrived with more temptation for HBO viewers...

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Poster

So far it's not really taking off like the first season, but I'm hopeful it's building to something. More than a few shows can't manage to recapture what made them great out of the gate.

   
• Hookup! Don't you hate it when a once good television show just keeps collapsing into a black hole of awfulness? The first season of Plan Couer (AKA The Hook Up Plan on Netflix) was great. Second season was not so great. Now the third season is absolutely horrific. Everybody has gone stupid. Elsa and her dumbass environmentalism crap that borders on insanity. Charlotte and her idiotic ignorance when it comes to money and... like... THE WORLD. Emilie and her rambling non-stop crazy. And I don't get it. WHAT HAPPENED?!? The people writing it thought "You know what? Smart romantic comedy is dead. Let's just throw everything that made the show good out the window and focus on nothing but shit, shit, and more stupid shit!" — So disappointing that this is how they're going out. I still like Maxime though. Oh well. It's the last season, so at least we won't be suffering even more in a fourth season.

   
And that's the end of bullets for me this Sunday.

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Comments

  1. Have you see the slime mould video of Tokyo? 🙂 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwKuFREOgmo ).
    I clicked through to Wordle.. got 3 on my first go! Shear good luck I guess 🙂

    • Dave2 says:

      Now THAT’S impressive! — Back when I was visiting Tokyo regularly, I kinda had the train system embedded in my brain. I’ve never been able to do that with London or New York, despite the fact that I’ve been to those cities more often. I think it has to do with the language barrier, in that you kinda HAVE to memorize when you’re in Tokyo because sometimes the English-ization of the kanji are not easy to find.

  2. kapgar says:

    Yeah, I’m on Wordle as well. I’ve missed one or two in the few weeks I’ve been playing but I also don’t have fully accurate stats as I play on two different devices depending on the day of the week (laptop when I’m working; phone when I’m not). I love the flexibility but wish I had the full picture with my stats. Oh and the lowest I’ve gotten is three guesses twice.

    • Dave2 says:

      I play on four devices (MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad, iPhone) so my stats are all over the place. I take some consolation that I have yet to lose a game (I was such a huge Scrabble and Boggle nerd, and that’s served me well!)… but am humbled by the fact that sometimes it takes me as long as it does to figure out a word!

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