If you watch Smokey and the Bandit backward, it is the story of a guy who pays someone for a truck full of beer, chases the police back to their speed traps in a black Trans Am, and then returns the beer to a Coors distributor...
...which actually makes more sense, given that it is Coors...
Hahah "This beer is just awful."
West Bound and Down... Loaded up and truckin'. We're gonna do what they say can't be done.
The boys were thirsty in Atlanta, but this beer tastes like Mylanta, so we're taking it back for a refund post-haste!
The only reason Coors was such a big deal back then was because you couldn't get it in the east. East of the Rockies it didn't go, for some reason. NOw you can get it anywhere, and it tastes like it...
If you watch Rambo backwards it becomes a story of a man that rebuilds a town in shambles using only big guns and explosives, helps a bunch of injured cops that are lost in the woods, and then walks out of town...
much better like that.
Lmfao. I love that. XD
What a heartwarming tale. ♥
There's one like that for Saw, too. If you watch it backwards it's an upraising journey where amputees are helped by a masked benefactor in getting new limbs.
People these days...
HI I LIKE TO TALK AND TALK BECAUSE I FEEL BETTER ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I AM NOT SURE OF.
But that's just it - everyone HAS a computer, but just because you HAVE a computer, do you know technology???
I spend countless hours researching and providing what I feel is the best advice to people based on my 16 years of experience dealing with technology - yet so often customers will ignore my advice and instead listen to their 15 year old nephew that was learning to poop on a toilet when I was learning Registry Editing...
...then, never guess what - it doesn't work out. And never guess what? They complain about the extra charges due to the extra time it takes to undo what was done before fixing the problem.
Like the customer that had their server set up with a C: partition for the server o/s and applications, and a 5x larger D: partition for data - but none of their applications were installed to save to the D: partition so their server ran out of drive space and we ended having to rearrange all their data.
LOL thank gawd for Birra :P
Ok, I will be the first to admit that I am a complete technotard (thank you Alice cooper). I can turn it on, and do my shit, but I most assuredly would not recommend anything along those lines. Even I know better.
All the "D:" remarks looked like faces to me at first. I was thinking, well that's an odd place to plop a little emote, right in the middle.
Sometimes it's hard to find a good repair though, if you're technologically challenged. I have a warranty with future shop, but I won't go there. Because every single time I do, they insist the solution is to simply replace the hard drive. Last time they said they had to, I said no and took it to my friend Jesse, he fixed it overnight and I got to keep everything. I don't know if the future shop guys are just lazy or what. But you see that a lot.
Living on the border, I know Future Shop - pretty much one of those big-box electronic stores trying to provide everything, much like Best Buy.
Places like that look for the quickest, cheapest fix. It is more cost effective for them to just replace the hard drive and reimage it than to pay a technician to actually try and figure out what the problem is.
It is the cheap way to go - for a company only concerned with profits, that is the way they will go each and every time.
If the consumer populace hasn't figured it out yet, big box stores DO NOT care about their customers - they only care about profits. Going to them, you might as well resign yourself to being nothing but a dollar-sign in their eyes and nothing else.
Yesterday turned out ok. The best part were the conversations afterwards. Morri and I totally brainstormed up ideas to both make our colleague's event more manageable and profitable, and she loved it.
Hopefully it turns into something big for Morri and for our colleague.
...warm, humid day.
These vinyl tablecloth covers at this diner are making my arms sweat...
I wonder what this Monday has in store for me...
I took some benadryl and within about a half hour i was so drowsy I couldn't even think to keep my eyes open anymore.
So I napped for about 4 hours.
Maybe I just needed it, but the effin' allergies suck his year. Worse they've been since before I turned 20. When I was young, it was no unusual for me to go near a barnyard, or cut grass, or around any of the typical allergens and have my eyes swell up to the point of not being able to see past them within minutes. I still remember a 1st grade field trip to a farm that left me with extremely swollen eyes. My teacher treated it like I was faking it for attention.
I felt on the verge of that today - my eyes stung so badly. I can empathize with my kids whole heartedly. I was looking forward to spending the day with the kids, but when my youngest said his neck hurt and I saw he was getting hives, we didn't hesitate to head home. I know whatever we encountered wasn't something he had been exposed to before and I know just how uncomfortable he must have been.
So a shower for him, some cortisone on his hives and a dose of benadryl. Same for my daughter, and a cold compress for her eyes.
I'll have to make up this day to them somehow...
Benadrlyl works for me, and I only get drowsy half of the time when I use it.
In any case, I hope that you feel better soon!
Does me the same way, and due to other meds, it's all I can take- and I don't know what it is, but I'm hearing the "worst allergy season ever" from all over- even up here in the Pacific Northwest. That's what I get for moving to a place that had cottonwood- never had allergies in my life till I got here...
It could have been all the cottonwood. There is a lot of it where we were...
A former user here on VR that I exchanged IM's with a long time ago messaged me out of the blue last night. We had a falling out... of sorts... so it was strange that she would message me.
Then I realized, it wasn't her. Her account was hacked... it was a spam bot.
Similarly, I've been getting emails from a couple former colleagues from the old traveling gig. Both Yahoo email accounts; both spamming like the dickens.
Psssh... MSN, Hotmail, Yahoo... they've simply become a petri dish for spammers, phishers and other vile internet creatures...
Want free email that you can keep secure? Stay away from those services...
gmail for the win?
Or not being an idiot? I don't know which.
It also has a lot to do with where you enter those things and hand out your information to. I know my old hotmail account was hacked right after I let an application view my profile on Facebook. Coincidence? Possibly.
More importantly is how fucking impossible those services make it to change your most basic of information and make your account secure again. I ended up deleting an email I have used for over 6 years because Hotmail could not come through with changing passwords and other info.
I mainly use yahoo, but for official business I like to use my own domains for my email addy.
My GMAIL account was hacked shortly after sending an email to an attorney I had working on a case for me. Come to find out- his account (a secure domain) was hacked shortly before I messaged him about it.
Took me almost 5 hours to get the thing back up and running, spam free.
...I guess it is complaining Wednesday...
...a customer is paying off an invoice using her bank's bill-pay service. I feel a bit insulted by the message on the envelope of these bank checks we get...
Creditor: Your customer's payment is inside. Please apply it to their account promptly!
Ok, we will... but... do we need to get this message on every check? I mean, the reality is our customer bought a laptop from us a year and a half-ago and hasn't even paid it off yet. Starting around our fourth threatening letter she started having the bank send us $10 checks on a semi-regular basis.
If anyone really needs to get on the right side of promptly, I don't think it is us...
...as I go through other photographers' portfolios of work with models, I see it more and more:
The same set, same clothes, same props, same pose... for every model.
The rhyme was unintentional.
Ok, I've use the same material a few times in my shoots for different models. I might have tried a similar theme with different models to try a different look. But some of these photographers, if you crop the model out of one of their shots, you can crop in a different one and lose little to nothing.
Where is the creativity? For you, did it end with "pose naked, drape this sheet across you, try to look interested in what we're doing"?
There has to be something more....
Hey man, if you don't reuse some of your props it's just wasteful.
For example, the same couch!
But two completely different themes. Hey, the couch was used in my Go Buffalo shoot - it's an awesome couch. But I think if I had every model lay on it and look "distant" I would stop shooting them and just shoot myself...
...no camera needed.
...I feel driven to inaction today. So much weighing on me. Where to start?
How to end?
Of all bad spam email subjects... I think this one takes home the prize for most disturbing:
Blonde gets her tempting butt penetrated entrance slice
Oh, that and this morning's phishing attempt from the domain "paypel.com"
Nice try, scumbeg.
Does that mean she gets the slicing or does she do the slicing?
Either way, that sounds just wrong.
It sounds very... VERY wrong.
Hey at least is wasn't from "painpal.com"...
Actually, it sounds like one of your Engrished phrases...lol
You've gotta get to a point where it's just not fun anymore. Slicing... I think fun ended a few paces back.
I don't know what is worse - the 'penetrated entrance slice' or the fucked up use of English.
Some of them are pretty amazingly ridiculous. I keep getting this one, [SEXUALLY EXPLICIT] - horney wifes wating to cheat
I only wish they can see what we have to deal with every day.
Umm.. I think it has to do with you typing in Engrish without even using a translator.
Here, I'll untranslate it to more proper Engrish for you:
Many people, you can understand me, us. The people, they are the reason we believe that exict not, so do not believe we do not think excict.
...if you have to repeatedly ask the question, odds are you already know the answer... and you don't like it.
FedEx just delivered a projector that went out for a warranty repair on November 8, 2010.
Nothing like timely services from a vendor...
..maybe this is why I don't watch TV. Morri and I were watching the Weather Channel the other night - they had a show on featuring Peter Lik; a world renown photographer. The show was about his adventuring to get photographs.
The show became ridiculous rather quickly. The over dramatization of his processes and locations... he made everything out to be a life-threatening risk, despite having experienced guides and obviously a crew with him to film the show.
I'm not buying it. No doubt he is a good photographer. A great one? What makes a photographer great? Having the money to schedule trips, plan out times to get the best shots in exotic locations? Having Photoshop experts to make the pictures really pop after the adventure is over?
Not to critique him so much as a person, but on the show he comes across as an insufferable douchehammer. I certainly hope it is just playing it up for the show and he isn't like that in his daily life.
Yes, there is a tinge of jealously. I would love to have sold over $200M of my photography and have 13 personal galleries (read that: stores to buy my art) across the globe. What am I willing to do to get to that point? Certainly not act like a twat that is doing something heroic on a TV show, when all I am really doing is trying to take pictures of things that 99.99999% of all the people in the world would never see otherwise.
Now, to get enough money to get to some of these places myself...
On another note - there is a landscape photo I took in Kodiak, AK that I haven't even added to my website gallery. It is in my portfolio on here, but not on my own website, if you can believe it. Not too long ago, I saw a photo of that same landscape featured in a National Geographic photo gallery. Slightly higher point of view that I could have gotten unless I wanted to stand on the roof of my rented Corrola when I took mine, but almost the same exact horizontal perspective otherwise.
I just take that as my own self affirmation that I have, at times, the same eye as these highly paid professional photo journalists, like Peter Lik.
...and you do have that same eye...what's more, you're not a douchehammer either :D
The guy was ridiculous. It was a charade of him letting us in on the "secrets" of how he got his shots when in fact he did nothing but wander around, complain, and then get a photo that (in the end result) looked NOTHING like what you would actually get in real life, lens, filters and all.
ALL he talked about was what lens he was going to use which, if you are any tiny bit experienced in photography, you know is but a mere fraction of how you are going to get the finished result.
I saw some of his other photos when you showed them to me, they are obviously photoshopped and by very experienced people. I don't think his work is bad by any means, but I wish people would realize that there are other creative and less obnoxious people out there.
Still... His attitude on the show made me want to unleash a fucking rabid polar bear to really give him something to whine about. Fast.
...goal when I get home: pull apart this keyboard and clean it.