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Bullet Sunday 235

Posted on Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Dave!It's a Bullet Sunday alright...

   
• Stevenote Tomorrow is the kickoff of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. But it's not just developers who get excited, because this is when Apple customarily unveils new and cool stuff. And since nobody know what new and cool stuff there might be, Apple Whores such as myself tend to get a little bit excited. Will there be a new iPhone? What's this "iCloud" all about? Will the latest Mac OS (codename "Lion") be released? Will we finally get iToast?

iToast

Only Steve Jobs knows for sure. The rest of us have to wait until tomorrow. I'm counting on it being fabulous.

   
• Nutritional Redux. It would seen that the US government is going to take yet another stab at promoting healthy eating. Since their previous "pyramid" attempts were stupid as shit, I had high hopes that they'd get it right this time...

Old Nutrition Pyramids

And while I'd argue they didn't "get it right this time," I can say it's an improvement...

New Nutritional

The previous schemes wanted you to eat tons of breads and grains. The new scheme wants for at least 50% of your diet to be fruits and vegetables. That's very smart. What's less smart is saying that fruits and vegetables are exclusive of protein content, which appears to be discouraging a vegetarian diet. The dairy being on an optional saucer is nice... but I dunno. a part of me is wondering how much of this "new and improved" meal plan is geared towards supporting American farmers over promoting good nutrition. Of course, it's fairly obvious that a growing number of people are ignoring nutritional advice of any kind, so I guess this is all kind of a moot point. In any event, speaking design-wise, it sure looks better... and is a lot easier to understand. I guess that's something.

   
• Scarry! One of my favorite series of books when I was a kid came from Richard Scarry. In celebration of what would have been his 92nd birthday, Google was nice enough to use his "Busytown" characters for their search page today...

Scarry Google Logo

Scarry Google Search

Very cool! What would have been even more awesome would have been if you could zoom in and search for "Goldbug"... which was kind of a "Where's Waldo" search that Scarry worked into his storybooks.

   
• Who? I had exactly two guesses as to who the mysterious "River Song" might end up being on Dr. Who... one of my theories was right...

Scarry Google Logo

A part of me is very unhappy about that, because it would have been a lot more fun if they had come up with something totally out of left-field that I wasn't expecting. Oh well, the show is great fun, as usual.

   
Annnnd... that brings this episode of Bullet Sunday to a close. Now I get to spend the next several hours preparing for one of my busiest work-weeks of the year. Yay.

Comments

  1. Michelle M. says:

    Trying to teach the revised pyramid to preschoolers was way to difficult. I just used the old one. But they only eat chicken fingers and mac n cheese anyway, so whatever. They do love the Richard Scarry, though.

  2. muskrat says:

    My 2-year-old boy LOVES the “Cars and Trucks” book by Scarry. He requires me to read through it every night before bed, even if he’s already heard 5 other books that we didn’t do the night before. And yes, we always hunt for goldbug (but he’s memorized the location on each page by now).

    And re: the food, I’m glad the promotion of mass carbs has finally stopped to a degree, given our obesity epidemic!

  3. Sue says:

    What channel are you watching Doctor Who on? I’ve been watching it on BBCA, but they just aired “The Almost People” Saturday night, and everybody I know is talking about the next episode that I haven’t seen yet. SO CONFUSED!

  4. A. Lewis says:

    Drum roll, please…….tatatatatatadadaddadad

  5. martymankins says:

    Richard Scarry was a staple in my house as a kid. Lowly Worm will always be my favorite.

    I’m curious how MobileMe will transform into iCloud and what features will be better (or worse).

  6. Sybil Law says:

    Richard Scarry rocks!
    I like the new nutritional guidelines, overall. I mean, people can understand an actual plate. It’s not like anyone’s really paying attention, anyway.

  7. Troy says:

    I was blown away by the River Song reveal. I hadn’t put a whole lot of thought into it. I just longed for the episodes that she is in.

    Now we have to wait until the fall for the second half of the season. Boo-urns!

  8. Mel says:

    We won’t be seeing much River Song until she’s on Netflix, but I’m looking forward to it. If I can’t have more David Tennant *sigh*, I’ll happily moon over Alex Kingston.

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