So we went to see The Illusionist tonight with my brother, a friend, and his cousin. It was good. Not an action flick… very story driven and lots of make-you-think stuff. I’d recommend seeing it very much. I might discuss that later. I just want to make mention of what happened after the show before I forget.
It’s about 11:15pm. We get up and we head for the main entrance. I wasn’t paying much attention to the particulars, but there were an awful lot of people crowding around the doors. As we passed through (which I commented was rather like a maze) I suddenly noticed that there were about… oh… maybe seven people in uniforms congregated around the entrance who were surrounding a small mob of regular folk. Yep! Police officers! As we passed, I heard one say “we’re really sorry about this, we…” but I couldn’t catch the rest. Friend’s cousin said they were talking about how they “jumped the gun on this one”. Hmm!
That’s some major excitement for around here. Never heard what exactly was going on. There was an SUV with fenced windows and a very angry dog inside. It looked like the truck was unmarked, but it was really dark, so I don’t know if it was the police car. Since there was a dog inside a truck designed for carrying it, and assuming it was the police car, we came to the conclusion that it was a call on drugs or something. That, or it was a bomb-sniffing dog. All this happening while we were happily watching our movie.
Also, let me take a break to trash Microsoft haters. Yes, I’m probably talking to YOU! *ahem* But anyway… people are making such a gigantic fuss about how Microsoft is abusing the definition “Release Candidate” by using them as releases to test bugs on. I don’t know WHY they’re whining like they are… but they are. “Release Candidate means that this release should be ready for release! Not another beta bug hunt!” Whine, whine.
Maybe that’s true. Maybe Microsoft shouldn’t do that. They’ve put out Release Candidate 2, with bugs fixed from RC1. People are still going on about how they shouldn’t use RCs as a bug hunt. But, oh, hey, look! Mozilla Firefox 2 has entered Release Candidate 2, also! Is anyone complaining about THAT? No… they’re not. They’re complaining about other things, but not the “abuse of Release Candidates” for use as bug hunts.
Seriously guys… making fun of Microsoft is so 1990s. It’s time to grow up. At least when we make fun of Sony, we have some pretty good facts to go on. We’re not freakin’ hypocrites who laugh at a company we don’t like for doing one thing, and then embrace the company we do like for doing the same thing. That’s really lame and goes to show how immature you really are.
It’s almost as bad as basing promotional advertisement for your product around making the competition look bad. I ought to make that a tagline. “It’s a sign of weakness when the only way to make yourself look good is to make your competition look bad.” I’m-a-PC-I’m-a-Mac, anyone? Just… stop it with the elite fanboyishness! It’s only cool when you don’t let it cloud your judgement and make yourself look like a fool.
But I guess elitism is something ingrained in humanity… Maybe that’s why I like to say I’m a wolf. I’m ashamed to call myself a human. Stupid humans. ;)