BYOB Archive for July, 2008


If an earthquake hits Hollywood in late July, does anyone actually feel it?


BYOB – Manic Monday


If It's Friday, It Must Be BYOB

Here’s a little grist for the mill…



This one is only for sane, sober commenters, thanks.


BYOB – Thursday



Sloooooow Week

People are revved up about The Dark Knight, though interestingly, most of the box office hype is coming from Fandango and, which are hyping themselves and their services in the process. It feels more like a little like the noise over Sex & The City. Of course, that turned into a $57 million opening weekend… but people are hyping the upcoming one as being almost 2.5 times that big… and if you look at the old ticket pre-sale info, Dark Knight is not at running 2.5 times S&TX’s number. Still… anything can happen. The DK vibe is strong… but there is sure to be a lot of controversy around kids under 10 and women once they start seeing the film in droves.
I can’t stop singing “Mamma Mia,” but I still can’t reccomend the film.
There must be SOMETHING else to discuss, right?


Monday In The Park With Dave

The day suddenly got full… running, running…
The revelation of the weekend was the 2.0 update for the iPhone. It’s interesting playing with it after reading all the yawning reviews of the new iPhone 3G on Friday. The story is, as many did indicate, the new application store, which you can use from the phone itself, and not so much the new phone. Then the really real story is the transformation of the device via these apps and the potential that adding 3G to those apps creates.
I have never thought of dumping the Blackberry as “the mail phone” and the main phone until now… and I haven’t even bought a 3G yet. Between the truly revolutionary website for The New York Times – which isn’t just regurgitation, but actually allows you to browse news in a different way, led by photos, not words… and fascinatingly leads with Business and Op-Ed – the AOL Instant messaging services, photo and community site access from most of the big providers, working radio from dozens of internet radio providers, improved gps, video beyond YouTube, and all kinds of wonderful toys, this is an experience that steps as big and wide as the initial iPhone


BYOB Weekend…


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BYOB – A New Week (7-7-8)


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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump