Sunday, August 20, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

Yes. I went.

Imagine every concept of every B movie you've ever seen rolled into one. Marginal plot. Completely flat and undeveloped characters. Every single action and reaction easily predictable from the first scene onwards. An utterly standard ending. Ridiculous dialogue delivered in complete seriousness.

Now, imagine that movie, with the protagonist as Samuel Jackson, and the antagonist being a few hundred enraged snakes going on a killing rampage on a plane.

They don't deliver a single punchline, but you'll come out of there doubled over with laughter.

Best. Movie. Ever. It's so bad it's good.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Software Amusement

For you software types, a new site has been added to my daily reading.

Once a day, they post a real-life story from an employee of some software firm or another, describing incompetence and embarassing mistakes witnessed by that employee. It's truly horrifying some of the stories they tell. After reading a few of these, you may find yourself less surprized the next time your app crashed.

Now if only they weren't anonymous - I'd love to see some of these companies publically shamed.