Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bullit Telecopier Suspense

Up until last week, I had never seen Bullit. I knew about the famous San Francisco chase scene (where one of the cars loses six, count 'em, six hubcaps!) but I think that people have failed to recognize the brilliance of the rest of the movie.

For example, this scene, where Steve McQueen, Robert Vaugnn, Norman Fell, and some other dudes stand around in rapt attention for a minute as the high-tech telecopier delivers a fax.

What a classic moment of cinematic suspense! It's the little touches--look at how eager the turtleneck-clad McQueen is-he almost jumps the gun and looks at the fax before it's done drying. I think Norman Fell's look at the end says it all: "What the?!"

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Saturday, March 08, 2008



Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Secrets: Skynet Written in Visual Basic

"The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is far better than it deserves to be. Brilliantly, they used time travel to delete the events of T3. Sweet! The first 9-episode season just ended, so try to catch up.

In episode 8, it's revealed that the Los Angeles traffic system will become the "nervous system" of Skynet. As a programmer, I'm always interested in seeing the source, and there it is, in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Skynet is written in Visual Basic! I always knew it was an evil language.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dangle States

It looks like Clinton is winning in Texas, probably thanks to crossover republicans. Stupid dangle states. Please stop it! I know souring elections makes you feel important, but everybody knows that you're just the lampreys of America.

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Monday, March 03, 2008


Carl's Jr. has Cap'n Crunch milkshakes. YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT! I drink CAP'N CRUNCH MILKSHAKES!

Update, 3/4/2008: I feel slightly ill and filled with milk.

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