Wednesday, April 15, 2009

No Shit, Sherlock.

I have quite a few DVD's, all acquired legally. I know that there's some stuff, disclaimers and the like, that are shown in front of the movie on them. It's fast and it's probably a CYA type of thing. I'm fine with that.

However, this annoys the hell out of me:

Seriously? I already legally bought the freakin' DVD. You're going to lecture me on not pirating movies or buying pirated movies? That's damned patronizing, movie studios.

How about a thank you for buying it legally and giving you money instead?

In truth, I think that the Somali pirates that are hijacking vessels and ransoming off the crew need this message more than me.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thank You, Reuters

"Omgomg! my fans rock! the movie is doing great you guys!" Cyrus, 16, said in a Twitter message, using the "omg" acronym as shorthand for "Oh my God."

Thanks for that insightful explanation. I just wonder if that was added by the editor, of if it was the writer that put that in. I don't know what's worse, that "omg" exists, or that it needs to be explained in a Reuters article.

Friday, April 3, 2009

You're confusing enough as it is.

I think there should be a moratorium on women using the term "girlfriend." I don't mean that they shouldn't have friends that are girls, but it just makes it confusing. I mean, I really don't want to have to buy you drinks and listen to you drabble on about how one of your girlfriends did this or that, and then find out that you're a "little bit gay" and that the real reason you were in the bathroom so long wasn't because that's what girls do, but because you were giving your real phone number to the woman in the stall next to you, and I get the fake one. Yeah, I sent in a ringer, so I know what really went on. What of it? That's why women as wingmen help by the way.

Just keep it clear. If you really need to talk about a friend, she's a friend. If she's a girlfriend, it should mean you're gay. I mean, what are the chances that I have to hit on the lesbian in a freakin' Western bar? I mean, I know about Brokeback and all that, but c'mon what are the odds? If I have to be the minority in there, that should be enough.

You're hard enough to understand as it is. I don't need the English language mucking things up for me.