Wednesday, September 6, 2006

i can make a difference

i figured out how i'm gonna make my mark on the world. i'm going to get rid of the 30-30 (or 30-all) score in tennis. it's 100% useless.

a break down of tennis scoring.
-a game of tennis (which is a subset of a set which is in turn a subset of a match) starts out at 0-0 (or love-love if you wanna be a real prick)
-the first point counts for 15 (yes, it's weird)
-the second takes you to 30
-the third takes you to 40
-next point could be (but isn't always the point that ends the game)
-so a game could be over in 4 points, 0-0 -> 15-0 -> 30-0 -> 40-0 -> game over
-and then there's this concept called deuce
-assuming both guys score 3 points, that puts them at 40-40 which is called deuce
-at that point, you have to win 2 points in a row to win the game where the first point you win is the deuce point
-if it's deuce and you win the point, they call that "your advantage"
-if you win "your advantage", game over
-if you lose "your advantage", back to deuce, try again

here's where my mark on the world comes in. 30-30 (or 30-all, the situation where both sides have scored 2 points) is exactly the same as deuce. once you get to 30-30, you have to win two in a row (starting at deuce/30-all/same thing) to win the game. exact same rules as deuce.

let's see it in action.
-it's 30-all, you win a point, making it 40-30
-if you win the next point, you win the game
-just like if it was deuce and you won two in a row

-it's 30-all, you win a point, making it 40-30
-you lose the next one which puts you at ... that's right, 40-40 or deuce
-rinse and repeat with the deuce stuff until the game is over

that's it, 30-30 is deuce. it might be the most useless concept in the entire world. and we live in a world where i can use bandwidth to write this blog entry. once i explain this concept to someone who can do something about it, they're gonna owe me big.

i'll see you when i'm famous and rich.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Inspired by a true story

It seems like half of the movies that come out these days are inspired by a true story. And they always seem to really throw that in your face ... in the preview at the beginning of the movie. Is that really something that you should be touting as a film maker? Pretty much just means that you found some story and filled in all the trimmings.

If I ever make a movie, it's gonna be fiction and the preview is gonna start with a black screen and this text:

I made all this shit up myself.