All aboard! The crazy train to Snippet Wednesday departs now.
This little gem came through my Twitter feed yesterday. It's a list of warning signs which you should consider when determining who on Facebook to unfriend. It basically states that if you like things like Nickelback, John Mayer, Dane Cook, Crocs, among a host of other things, then you and I shouldn't be friends. The cool thing about it is that each warning sign has a link to a page that will list (if you're logged into your Facebook profile) which of your friends likes each thing. Beware! I may actually start following these suggestions!
Is it horrible of me to admit that despite all the great movies coming out this summer, one of the films I'm most looking forward to seeing is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? I loved the book when I read it a couple years ago and the author, Seth Graehme-Smith, is making the jump to the big screen in a big way with both this and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies next year and his co-scripting of Dark Shadows which came out last month. Yes, I'm a geek and a history buff and a lover of brutal and bloody action. Please may it not suck. Yes, pun intended.
I picked up a book via Barnes & Noble's Nook site and discovered something rather interesting. When I clicked the "Download" button on the Nook website as viewed through my iPad, I was given the option of opening the file in the iBooks app instead of defaulting to the Nook app. Is this normal? Anyone else tried it?
Do you think something like this could ever fly? Making it illegal to be anonymous online? New York is certainly gonna give it a try. I support the right to free speech, but I also realize that the Constitution was written at a time when the only type of communications were face-to-face or personally-delivered letter. Hard to be anonymous in either case. I do hate trolls, though. I think they are what ruins the credibility of the World Wide Web. Well, that and a lack of research. I wish something could be done, I just don't know if it can. And I think New York is wasting a lot of tax money on legislation that will never fly.
I still have one more episode of Mad Men to watch this season, but I can easily say that it has retaken the pedestal of greatness it held around season three. I was pretty bored by season four. Anyway, without giving anything away, this next-to-last episode was singularly amazing! Why they didn't make that the season finale is beyond me. For the finale to top that, it will have to be some of the best television ever to air.
My parents were addicts of Dallas when I was a kid. I remember watching it with them on occasion, as well. But the thing that I always remember is the opening credits... the music, the hard-edge wipe transitions, the giant golden block-letters reading "DALLAS," the moving collage of images depicting this vast and mythical land that I still have yet to see in person. It was always really cool. And I must admit I love that TNT's new Dallas series has held onto that magic in their opening credits using the same music and the same collage style but with revised visuals of the city and countryside.
The show is kinda intriguing. Not great, but I haven't given it up yet. It's hard to imagine so much backstabbing and double crossing in one family. Sheesh.
Speaking of Texas, the father who killed his daughter's rapist is not going to face charges. Kudos, Texas. As far as I'm concerned, you made the right choice.
Well, I'm outta here like a pack of stampeding horses.
Man, I gotta cut this Dallas crap.