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…


BYOB '79


BYOB – A New Week (7-7-8)


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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh