Short Bursts

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO DEPARTMENT
There’s this new search engine sorta thing called Hunch. It’s all-new and all-different. Yes, I do believe it has mutant powers. Basically, instead of entering a subject and then sorting through the results a la Google you answer a bunch of questions and Hunch personalizes the results for each user.

You can ask all sorts of questions and then see the results. It’s almost like a more detailed Magic 8-Ball. I expect, I will never use this.

I’M THE BEST AT WHAT I DO AND WHAT I DO IS LEAK WORKPRINTS DEPARTMENT
Remember when the Wolverine movie was leaked to the internets weeks before the release to theaters? Fox made a solemn vow to find the culprit and punish them severely for actually giving the movie a great deal of press right before the release date.

Apparently, the leak has been traced back to 20th Century Fox owner Rupert Murdoch. Rhut Row!

Mr. Murdoch wanted to watch the nearly complete movie on his yacht (I guess he owns a mansion AND a yacht.) and had an outside service make the DVD copy. Obviously, the owner of a major movie studio hasn’t heard of Toast software. Anyway, someone made an “extra” copy and from there, “Hello, Torrent Sites!”

My guess this will be the last time anyone talks about the workprint leak.

AT LEAST YOU’VE GOT YOUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT
I was listening to some comments from the President about health insurance choices and reading some things about possible solutions to keep the insurance companies from fleecing consumers. I’m a little confused because health insurance isn’t the bottom line issue at all. It’s not health insurance. It’s health care.

The rest of the industrialized Western world does not have super great health insurance. They have Universal Health CARE. Which is EXACTLY what we need in these great United States of America.

I know what you’re thinking, “We canna have the guvament involved. They suck at this!” Except we already ARE doing it. The VA has hospitals all across the country run by the government. Americans over 65 are on the National Health Care Plan already.

Just buy up hospitals and their staffs, put all legal Americans on the National Health Care Plan and be done with all the crap regarding premiums, pre-existing conditions and basically the fucking middleman. Just do it.

MY BODY IS A TEMPLE DEPARTMENT
This past weeknd I ate more crap in three days than in the last three weeks.

Friday night I had no power in ye olde apartment due to the massive storm that blew through the area, so I grabbed pizza for my kiddo and me. First time I had pizza in like six or seven weeks. Later on during the weekend, I ended up eating donuts, two mini-cheeseburgers and popcorn.

The scale told me I had only gained a few pounds. Go me.