Oops! (Or, Never Accidentally Hit That Publish Button!)

Hey, whut happened to dat review? Yeah, well – I wanted tp SCHEDULE it for next week, but hit that PUBLISH button instead. OOPS, grrrrr. Well, it’s been rescheduled, so forget you saw it if you did. In the meantime, here’s a nice set of happy mammals or something to ogle. I’ll be back shortly with an actual update worth peeking at.

happy otter

I kind of want an otter now, despite hearing that they aren’t good pets for apartment dwellers. D’awwww!

Never Type When You Should be Sleeping, Folks!

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Oops. I should be asleep, but I wasn’t and while working on a draft, hit “Publish” instead of “Save Draft” annnnnnnnd… oh well. You all got a preview of a longer article a wee bit too early. Feh. Well, at least you know I’m not slacking off, right? The stupid slow connection up here won’t let me properly edit the post, so you get a new short post to say yeah, yeah, I know that other post isn’t complete. Just hit the pause button between your eyeballs and come back to it in a day or two. It’s going to be a nice little piece once it’s complete…

Okay, I’m going to go to sleep now. I need to get up in about five hours or and roll out into the city for the last day of Toy Fair…

“Regrets, I’ve Had A Few…”

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Heh. Up too late writing posts again, I was (er, am). Hitting “Publish” instead of “Save Draft?” Yes, I did. Fixed post a few times fast because it wasn’t supposed to go up for maybe two days? Oh, yes and yes. To bed for my restless self to get more done in a few hours? That would be me. Now, good night (before I make another mistake). I’m doing it my way, but when one is half away, it looks like a lot of monkeys with typewriters are doing it THEIR way. Damn monkeys. Back in a bit, Zzzzzzz.

Oops. One Tiny Mistake There, TCM. Otherwise, Both Thumbs Up!

 
While it’s wonderful to see William Friedkin’s 1977 film SORCERER getting some much needed love at TCM’s yearly film festival (held this year at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood), I’ll admit to my eyebrow shooting up at the word “The” in that video title.

(thanks again, robatsea2009!) 

Eek. Yeah, it’s a minor mistake that can easily be corrected with a few keystrokes, but I’d never heard of “the City Lights” “The Ben Hur”, “The Frankenstein”, or “The King Kong” in my film studies. So that sort of thing is a bit pesky to me. Anyway, perhaps the person who posted this video was thinking of the film Friedkin’s is based off of, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliant 1953 action/drama The Wages of Fear. Hmmm… now I want to see both films pop up on TCM soon. Or even better, FINALLY see Friedkin’s film make a decent Blu-Ray appearance, as it’s one that’s LONG due.

Spring Cleaning: I Want(ed) My MTV. Good Thing I Didn’t Get It, I Suppose…

MTVA ha ha and ha. I’d forgotten all about my failed attempt to get my 15 minutes of fame way back then. I actually don’t recall exactly what the introduction I sent to MTV was, but I do remember it was partially illustrated, which probably got me this response. Not only did I forget my to put my phone number on that intro, I do believe I forgot to include the hand-drawn business card I’d made (which had my number on it). Oops. The handwriting below that was done well after the show had been cast when I was piling up all the rejection letters I’d ever gotten (most from assorted comic companies) at that point. think that was in 1996 or so, but it’s been a while since I poked through all that stuff. This popped up while going through and old portfolio, but I may dig up the rest one of these days and do a post on that.

Annnd, We’re Back (After A Mistake or Two)…

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Okay, so I didn’t get much sleep Monday night (as in none) and I wasn’t feeling so hot, but I decided to get some work done. Kind of a bad idea, as I ended up deleting a long article I’d been working on before it auto-saved (gyaaah!) and did it AGAIN with another one not too long afterward. Boo. Anyway, after some actual rest and a decent cup of coffee, I’m back in action (instead of back inaction, HAW!). I need to get back outside and down to the library in a bit, as I got up a few hours back to tackle laundry (Part One) and get a package out.

Back in a bit…

RoboCop “Man and Machine” 1 & 2 (Or: Oh Man, What A Machine!): Get Me Rewrite Edition!

 
Aha. I see what happened! I accidentally overwrote this post somehow thanks to having TWO “Add New Post” tabs open, using one to post these trailers, closing up shop for the night and restating today to use that second window. WordPress recognizes multiple windows open as the SAME post, so if you try to be slick and do multiple posts in different tabs, you’re going to simply overwrite the first post as you think you’re publishing NEW ones. Blargh. I haven’t done that in a while, so I’ll need to NOT do that again. (gives self Vulcan memory pinch): “REMEMBER.” Any-way, here we go again (and I HATE rewriting stuff, so it’s a bit different this time:

 
As you can see, there’s a new shiny metal sheriff coming to town, so you’ll want to be extra good while hoping this film is as well. I think it’ll do well on its own merits, but you know some of the die-hard who want that R-rating will be going after this one for anything they see as not as good as the original. On that note, I say as long as you guys cling to that classic, it’ll live on forever. But don’t poop on this reboots’ parade if it manages to get stuff right and isn’t a bad film at the end of the day. Granted, it’s going to be headed to home video in what, four to six months from now and possibly hit cable before the end of the year, right? So you can see this without paying that ticket price. I guess if you average in whatever you pay for cable or whatever streaming service you use, you’ll be buying this for LESS than a dollar soon enough. Ha and ha ha.

 
Meh – I like the old post better, but this will have to do. At least I dug up a third clip I just noticed while recovering the other two. The FUNNY thing is I had a tab with the old post in it open, but closed it, so I could have copied and pasted the darn thing if I’d caught the error! Ah well… Love me, love my dumb mistakes!

Losing Friends The TOO Easy Way: Mistakes Were Made Against My Will…

Oops. I just noticed I accidentally deleted a load of links to other sites and blogs during some editing yesterday. I have NO idea when and how except to think it happened when I was adding links and the wifi went down for a few seconds then popped back on as I was saving that earlier edit. Maybe. Crap. OK… I’ll fix that later, as some of you new pals I’ve run into here or on your own sites are going to get added. Or more precisely RE-added. Going to be hell locating all the older links, but oh well. It’s always something, huh? Grrrrrr!

Anyway, I’m going to bed. I’d do this now, but knowing me, I’d just delete everything and need to dig up links all over again AGAIN. Wah. Zzzzzzz…

Ni no Oopsie: Namco Bandai Sells Out of Wizard’s Edition A Wee Bit Too Early…

Well, it’s getting stellar early reviews from the critics and fans who’ve gotten their copies on day one, but it seems that some folks who ordered the Wizard’s Edition of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in North America had to “settle” for a refund and $20 coupon after the publisher seems to have not produced enough copies of the limited edition to go around to those who paid for it. Oops. Digital River, the distributor for the game issued the following statement:

“We apologize for the discrepancies you may have encountered with your order of Namco Bandai’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition. As one of our valued customers, we want to assure you that a Digital River representative will be reaching out to you individually via email to address your specific issue. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through this situation”

In plain English… Oops… Continue reading

Hey Wikipedia! Get Your Facts Stra… Oh, Nevermind…

For the record, Oh, mighty but overrated and often unreliable source of “information” that too many people rely on for “facts”: THIS adventure game/RPG hybrid on the left is NOT at all THIS pretty solid port of a great PC-Engine shooter on the right. Two different games, two different developers and hell, two different genres if you really want to get overly fussy about it. Someone needs to fix this (and more, as I’d bet this is’t the ONLY thing on that site with a lousy bit of lazy behind it…