Monday, July 9, 2007

Predictable, That's The Word Of The Year

Hey, wouldja look at that? After the price of Blu-Ray players dropped by $100 last month, the price of PS3s (each of which contains a Blu-Ray player) also dropped by $100. Nice. I wonder if anyone could have seen that coming.

Oh, and Microsoft? Booyah! A Microsoft product that is poorly made? Color me unsurprised.

In other predictable news, Pollyanna Petraeus is now saying that the war in Iraq will take decades, and compared Iraq to Northern Ireland. Interesting choice. Northern Ireland is, of course, a model of the failure of military force to end sectarian violence. In the end, only a political solution that included the decommissioning of many of the occupation force's military bases and power sharing between the foreign occupier's puppet government and the political wing of the insurgency brought a lull in the Troubles. I'm guessing that's probably not the parallel he intended to draw.

Oh, and more Bushies are refusing to testify before Congress. Because they totally have nothing to hide.

6 comments:

Big Orange said...

WHAT?? A MICROSOFT PRODUCT THAT ISN'T PERFORMING LIKE IT SHOULD?!

looks like I chose the wrong day to quit smokin'...

WHAT?! BUSHIES AREN'T GONNA' TESTY-FYE?!

looks like I chose the wrong day to quit drinkin'...

WHAAAAAT?? THE WAR IN IRAQ COULD TAKE DECADES??

looks like I chose the wrong day to quit sniffin' glue...

Big Orange said...

wait a sec-- doesn't "decade" mean "ten years"?? and doesn't "decades" mean PLURAL 10 years? as in 2 decades equals 20 years, 3 decades equals 30 and so on?? At $8 billion per day over there, that would be...

well, 584 x 10(11th pwr) for 2 decades (the minimium implied by "decades" as a plural) if I did my math right.

Anyone wanna check that??

Johnny Yen said...

I was actually going to do a pool-- "Guess the date Bush will invoke executive privelege." The prize was going to be a copy of The Pentagon Papers.

deadspot said...

When I do the math, I keep coming up with "my children's future", Big O.

You have to sprint to keep ahead of the corruption, Johnny.

Writeprocrastinator said...

My XBox360 works fine, though the PS3 will surpass it in terms of variety of games within the next twenty-eight months. I still want a PS2 because of the game library and something bad always happens on the financial end of life literally, just as I am about to buy one the same day.

The PS3 was supposed to have the Initial D3 out already and when they bundle that game with a system at $250, I'm all over it like Paris Hilton on a case of Vicodin.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Oh by the way, Sony says pysche!