Friday, April 29, 2005

Photo Friday

Can you guess the phone number?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

This isn't right

Normally I'd talk about video games in my other Geek blog but when something is just wrong. I need to tell EVERYONE.

Here was have a game where you shoot innocent little Prairie Dogs at long range with a rifle, so the poor little guys don't know that its coming. THIS IS WRONG !!!! Killing cute litte critters is WRONG. Oh did I mention that this game was co created by the National Rifle Association. WRONG WRONG WRONG.

Now I don't want you to think I'm one of those "Violence in Video Games is bad" type of people. Especially since I'm still playing Grand Theft Auto off and on (Picking up the prostitutes and watching the car rock is funny), but when its some innocnet little guy, I draw the line.

The only way this game would be ok, is if the little critters were also armed and could shoot back. Let's see how much fun it is for the hunter when Chip and Dale are packing an AK-74 and a Uzi.

Once I met this guy who thought killing little critters was ok. It was at some farm his dog, had cornered a squirrel up a pole. First, the white trash brother tries to shoot the little guy with a BB gun but he was so stupid (and hung over) that he wasn't hitting anything. Anyway the other ass grabbed the gun and hit it a few times, so it jumped and the dog basically mauled the little thing. I was appalled. There was no reason for this critter to die.

Now I can hear the hunters crying foul but too friggin bad. No one ate the damn thing, and killing for sport is wrong. Even in this game, its questionable. At least in Half Life 2, its them or us.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

When did the border become so dangerous?

Last night I was reading about a group of people called Minuteman. These people take the time to patrol parts of the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, looking for illegal immigrants, or whatever they think they should be looking for. Now I'm hearing how they plan to start patrolling the U.S./Canadian border as well. Why not dig a moat and be done with it? Right off the bat, I would like to remind people that the 9/11 terrorists did not come from Canada. They were never here and that guy who tried to cross the border in 99 was caught by customs.

Currently there is a lot of traffic between our 2 nations. Goods crossing the border as well as people and yes, people are caught trying to illegally cross the border now and then. I know some people are saying that, "well we need to catch more of them", but they fail to understand one fact. THERE ARE NOT MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO SNEAK INTO THE U.S. FROM CANADA. !!!! In fact, based what I read in newsgroups and forums, its Canada who should be watching for illegal immigrants coming from the U.S. There are a lot of unhappy people down there.

Personally, I have a HUGE problem with a bunch of vigilantes, wearing their NRA buttons on their fatigues that they bought at an army surplus store, patrolling the border in their old pickup trucks with "They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold dead hand" bumper sticker. Then these guys take breaks at a campfire; drink beer and setting their farts on fire. All while they watch for any movement from the Canadian side of the border. A lot of moose and going to end up dead and they're better be arrested for poaching.

What would really make things worse would be these people on patrol along the St Lawrence River and then they end up pissing off a tribe of Mohawks on a reserve. When they get mad, they get extremely violent.

Honestly if the U.S. government doesn't feel that it's necessary to have that kind of vigilance with our border then why are these people doing this? Personally I feel safer here in Canada and have no intentions of sneaking across the border; especially since I'm going to need a Passport to cross the border soon. Is it because we look just like you? Are you still pissed over the war of 1812? I think someone needs a reality pill here.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Go away Farrah

Normally I would never do the "Hollywood Reporter" thing because I feel these people are the shallowest people on the planet, but has anyone seen Farrah Fawcett lately? SHE LOOKS LIKE A CRACK WHORE. Does anyone know if she's suffering from a disease or something? That would at least explain something, though it wouldn't explain the time she showed up on Letterman drunk.

Well I caught her on Letterman again and she was plugging a new reality series. Oh God, not another one. It was original when it was the Osbournes but now, its crap. Even Sharon and Ozzy realize that it was time to end it, and that's when Farrah finally decided to jump on the bandwagon.

Now I'm just wondering how bad this show is going to be. Is this going to be another Anna Nicole Smith monstrosity or a Paris Hilton kind of crap? I think someone should tell her that her 15 minutes are OVER !!!!

Actually it's really sad at how she's trying to hold onto what little she has left. You have other former celebrities making an appearance on "The Surreal Life" and that's it. I remember the one with Charo and the one with Eric Estrada and sure it was nice to see them for a bit but after that they went on their way but someone needs to get a stick and smack Farrah's hands so she'll let go of the door frame so we can get her out of here, once and for all.

Ok this is a shallow post and it won't change the world but that's all that's coming to my mind right now.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Yadda Yadda Yadda

It has to be Monday because I feel like crap. The idea of going through another week of endless BULLSHIT makes me want to retch. Oh well, at least I have something to look forward too. Once again, its meet with the "headhunters" to see what is going on. job leads and other things. That is the light at the end of my tunnel.

I know I didn't post anything yesterday but my heart just wasn't into it, sorry. I ended up watching movies that I had rented through Zip and I wanted to get them in the mail today. Now will someone tell me what the big deal is with Napoleon Dynamite? THIS MOVIE SUCKED BIG TIME. The worse part is that I knew a guy like that and there's nothing funny about it. It's sad really to have a total lack of social skills. I had to turn it off because I thought it was that bad. CRAP CRAP CRAP.

On the other hand, I also watched Office Space and I thought that movie was great. I've always wanted to beat the crap out of a fax machine. Actually it's a printer at work I want to destroy. I want to run it over with a forklift over and over again. SMASH.

I'm sorry to say that I don't have anything else interesting to say so I'll let this day get started and see how it pisses me off.

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

I'm a bad Catholic

You know, the more I learn about the new Pope, the more nervous I get. Is it just me or does he want to party like its 999?

I guess I'm a bad Catholic because I don't believe that my faith is "the only" faith. I guess I'm a bad Catholic because I respect people of other religions, including Islam and Judaism. I'm a bad Catholic because I feel that people might want to have sex for pleasure and use birth control. I'm a bad Catholic because I believe that a woman is just as capable as a man in leading a congregation and spreading the word of God. I'm a bad Catholic because I feel that priests should be allowed to marry and have families. I'm a bad Catholic because I feel that homosexuals should be allowed to marry if they love each other. Overall, I'm a bad Catholic because I'm not scared to challenge beliefs set by a bunch of old men in really big hats, who refuse to take their heads out of the ground and see the world as it is today.

Maybe it's just me but the way the Catholic religion justifies its prejudice against homosexuals reminds me of how the Ku Klux Klan uses religion to justify its hatred against people who are not like them. It seems that they twist the words in the Bible to suit their needs.

My God is a loving God who sent his only son down to earth in order to die for our sins. My God does not smite people for being gay or anything else. My God is an understanding God and as long as I have Him and Good in my heart, I think he will love me.

I guess because I accept people for who they are and not judge them, that makes me a bad Catholic.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Photo Friday (Haven't seen that movie)

I wonder what rating that movie has?

Thursday, April 21, 2005


On Monday, I downloaded a podcast made my some former members of "The Screen Savers". It was a great show on Tech TV before Comcast bought it and butchered the channel. Anyway, it was a bunch of former cast members recording a postcast via Skype, which is a free internet phone service. This got me to thinking, I've done some audio post and some of you have as well. Well someone made a comment that the next level would be video. I thinking now that the next level is a Skypecast. So I messed around with Skype and downloaded a free recorder and I think I have everything I need in order to acomplish this. I even have a site in which to host the finished MP3, at They host for free as long as your not using copyrighted material.

Anyway, what I'm asking everyone is this. Is anyone out there interesting in trying to do a group audiopost with Skype. If your interesting, e-mail me at Again, I'll deal with the technical issues with posting. All you would need is a microphone and download Skype (which is free)

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Bullshit Day

I was in a drug store and I walked by the greeting cards and I saw this sigh. Administrative Assistant Day on April 27 and I wondered who came up with this bullshit day. It's not on my calendar. This is just one an excuse for greeting card companies to make some damn money.

I mean really. Who the hell celebrates Administrative Assistant? This whole thing is a load of bullshit. Now the greeting card companies say that on this day, you have to have a holiday for Administrative Assistants? So when is Sanitation Engineer day? IT Professional Day? Customer Service Representative Day? This is BULLSHIT!!!

If the Greeting Card companies can create holidays then so can I. So I've declaring tomorrow Bloogers Day. That means we all get a card some someone. Oh and next Monday will be Letterman fan Day, and the following day with be …get my point. Enough already, you bastards have enough real holidays, that you don't need to start making them up.

Though if anyone asks. I'm all for Steak and a Blowjob Day.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Hooters Air. Yes I said Hooters Air

During yesterday's rant, I ended up putting a link to Hooters and that's when I discovered Hooters Air. Yes, Hooters has an airline. This is not a joke. This is real.

Anyway, I looked through the site and I thought, MMM it would be nice to have beer and wings as an in-flight meal. The in-flight movie would be something about NASCAR, Monster Trucks or Golf. I wonder if the plane will be divided into farting and no farting sections.

I did notice that they also offer Golf packages as well, so they do know their clients are out on a holiday when they book a flight. For some reason, I don't think they have a business class, actually its all one class, Club class. I also wonder if they have a frequent flyer program, though reading the website, I did discover that they have a promotion with the Long Bay Symphony. Buy 2 season passes to the Symphony and you get a free round trip ticket on the airline, which is a pretty good deal considering they do fly to some nice destinations, but I'm have to ask, are the people who would purchase season tickets to a Symphony, the same people who would fly Hooters Air?

I've also read that the Hooters Air counter at the Atlanta airport is located right beside the British Airways counter. Ahhh they must be so proud to have Hooters as their neighbor. I can imagine the British Airways people watching passengers with T shirts that say "Designated Drinker" and "I Brake for Tits" go to the counter right beside them.

I can see some problems though. Are the passengers going to listen to the flight attendants during the safety talk or are they just going to stare at them and hope that they hit some turbulence so they can watch them jiggle?

Ok I've been a little nasty but they seem to be doing well in the era of high fuel prices and an uncertain market so I have to give credit, where credit is deserved. At least they're not Naked Air.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I swear, she's coming here to visit just to piss me off

Last week, I was reading the paper and I read something about how the city has to shell out another $30, 000 for little flags when the Queen comes to town. Ok now $30, 000 may not be that much considering where talking about Queen Elizabeth II coming to town but for a bunch of tiny flags that have to go up on her 'route'. What the FUCK is this bullshit? $30, 000 for flags ! ! ! ! ! !

Oh it gets better. Reading the article, I discover that they have to be "Official" flags, which mean they have to be bought from a certain company that has the "Royal Seal of Approval". Sounds more like a Royal Pain in the Ass to me. Is it just me or does this sound like a scam, I wonder how much of a cut the Queen gets out of this. I mean, if it was up to me, I'd just call up Home Depot and get a quote, I'm sure they would order them if they didn't have them in stock. Oh better yet, we can put up all those Calgary Flames flags that everyone had on their cars during the playoffs last year. Oh and if she shows up during the Stampede, how the hell is she going to see them damn things anyway, with all the Calgary Stampede flags out (with the Coca Cola logos on them). Oh and if she's going to notice the difference in the little flags anyway.

I can just imagine how this visit is going to be a huge kiss the Queen's ass fest. The more I think about it, the more I dislike the idea. We'd have to witness the Queen wave at people and whisper the word "peasants" to everyone. Then after witnessing some "local" event they would go to her hotel suite (probably be in the Palliser) and brute around about how its not Buckingham Palace. Who needs this? I don't. The money could be going to some good use like helping the homeless instead of dealing with some uppity old broad.

Ok, here's what I think should happen. Book her a nice suite, get her damn Union Jack flags from Home Depot, then take her to the Stampede, buy her some mini donuts (mmmm Stampede mini donuts, drool) and take her to the Grand Stand Show at the end of the day. Another day she could check out the Chuck Wagon races and Bull Riding. Oh and if they need to hold a big 'reception' for her. Have it at Hooters, buy her a plate of wings, make sure they're suicide wings and don't tell her, and get her a pitcher of draft. She wants to know what Canadians are like, then she should get off her high horse and experience life as a Canadian. Make her take a cab and maybe she will also have her cell phone stolen by the cab driver. Oh I forgot, she wouldn't have one. She would have people make phone calls for her. At least Bush has an Ipod. Oh and she can eat her other meals at Denny's where she can order "Moon over my Hammy"

I guess I'm saying that I despise people who "believe in their own hype" and you can't get any worse than Queeny Elizabeth II. If she wants to come to town and visit, that's fine but don't expect us to kiss her old wrinkly ass. Oh yeah, isn't it time she stepped down. The power hungry old Bat.

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Monday, April 18, 2005

I want to be the boss

I’m at work and I’m again lost for words. Instead I only have feeling to share. I’m feeling discouraged right now and I’m not sure why. It’s been less than a week since I meet with the placement agency so they have lots of time. I also applied for another job here, where I currently work. Perhaps this will make me feel somewhat better but I doubt it.

I want to work in an office environment, wearing a tie, working with new technology and making decisions. I WANT TO SELL OUT AND BECOME A CORPERATE WHORE. There I’ve said it. I want to be a decision-maker instead of the person working has ass off trying to make fantasy become reality. I want to be the one at home relaxing while everyone else bust their asses. I’ve done my time in hell, now I’m ready to sell out and join you.

Though I can’t see myself as being a “pointy haired boss” because I want to understand how the process works. I’d be more of a hands-off manager. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t be around, but I wouldn’t tell them how to do what they already know. I wouldn’t micro manage.

Another type of manager that I despise is the “ivory tower” manager. They hide in their office and let the people come to them. They are oblivious to what is going on around them. I hate that type as well and I wouldn’t want to become that.

There is one problem though. I know that when some people get into management, their brains melt, they rely on BS management lingo and become shit for brains. I had a manager who kept shoving this “team player” crap down my throat while everyone else just did sweet piss all while I did everything myself. I’m just hoping that I remember all my experiences and remember not to become a jackass.

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Friggin Vultures

I was at Costco today, buying groceries and other crap when I came across the DVD section. Now I always browse the DVD's because, not only am I interested in the new releases but they have good deals on older films as well. Anyway as I'm looking at the new stuff, I find 2 different DVD's about Pope John Paul II. The person is dead for only 2 weeks and there are DVD's out about his life already? ? ? ? Who are the fucking vultures who put this thing out so damn quick?

Ok so the Pope was ill for sometime but is there some friggin ghoul out there waiting for someone famous to die and then ordering the release of DVD's about his life? I remember stuff about Ronald Reagan coming out but it wasn't less than 2 weeks after his death. There are Catholics still in morning and then they find this thing. As far as I'm concerned, they are no better than the thieves who tried to defraud people by claiming to represent a charity to help victims of the tsunami.

I don't have a problem with tributes to be released on DVD but its how quickly they were released. That's the problem I'm having right now. The new Pope hasn't been appointed yet and the tribute to John Paul II is already out (2 of them actually). Is there a guy who runs a warehouse full of DVD's waiting for famous people to die?

I can imagine some creepy little guy who smokes cigars waiting for the call. Oh as well, he probably makes phone calls to people saying stuff like "Has Walter Cronkite been to his doctor lately? " There's something vile about it. Then again, its not as bad as something people saying that they're glad that he's gone. That takes sick to a new level. Disagreeing with someone's beliefs is one thing but to take joy in that person's passing is sickening and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

If I sell my soul, I can get some free crap

Let's see, I have my Safeway Club card, my Air Miles Rewards Card, my HBC Rewards card, and my Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card. These things are taking over my damn wallet, and what the hell are they good for anyway? Right now they're just taking up space in my wallet. Oh sure, perhaps in 10 years or so, I'll be able to fly somewhere for free with my Air Miles card or maybe I'll be able to get a free toaster with my HBC card, but right now, these things are just taking up space in my wallet.

Alright, I admit the promise of free crap does call to me. I went through the HBC site and I saw some interesting items like a new 43 inch Wide Screen Plasma TV for 19 million points. Though I'm a little short on points right now, something like 18 million + so that's life I guess. Poor me, no Plasma TV for free. I'll have to buy the thing just like everyone else. However not all of these things are useless, I do have $10 credit at Shoppers Drug Mart so look out, I'm going to get me some Pepsi and Life brand chips, or some Pringles, I know someone who likes Pringles.

What really annoys the piss out of me are the programs that you have to pay to join. I have to shell out cash to get a friggin discount. Usually the two cancel each other out unless you end up buying stuff from there every damn day. While I do enjoy reading, I'm not paying $20 to get a 10% discount. It would be cheaper to not have the membership. Oh and EB Games, with their $5 off on used games but at least you get a magazine full of advertisements mailed to you. Then again, it's the ads that draw you in anyway.

Honestly, its getting to the point that I have more reward cards than anything else. More than my bank card, credit cards (only 2 actually, credit is a drug and I use it as little as possible) drivers license and other personal ID. I need a second wallet just for these things.

Oh well, perhaps one day I'll be able to use my air miles for something but until then. I'll keep hoping that I'm a little bit closer to that 19 million points for the TV.

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Photo Friday

I guess I'm not as good a Catholic as I thought. Oh well.

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

TV Yadda Crap. That's what happenes when you twist your ankle

I spent my day at home thanks to something I did to my foot. I don't know how I did it but I know I did it at work yesterday and today, I can't walk on the damn thing. I'm hobbling around my apartment and it's really sad. The worst part of this is that you really can't think of too much to blog about while you're sitting on your ass watching TV shows that you have recorded on my PVR.

You know I've grown so accustomed to my PVR that the idea of watching "Live" TV, seems crazy. I need to be able to skip commercials and pause my show whenever I damn well feel like it. The problem with it though (if you can call it that) is that sometimes you can end up with a backlog of shows that you need to watch. I have 3 weeks of "Call for Help" (A computer geek show), BUT I CAN PAUSE LIVE TV ! ! !

Now I'm reading about how I'll be able to watch TV on cell phones. Rogers and Bell (2 of the main cell phone companies in Canada) are going to offer MobilTV. Now I can watch "The Apprentice" on my cell. Just friggin great. Its bad enough that I'm watching DVD movies on my PSP but now I'll be able to watch TV on my cell phone too? I'll never get anything done now. Remember when a cell phone was for making phone calls?

Ok I'm a tech nut. I admit that. I walk around every day with my cell phone (the only reason that it's not a camera phone is because I'm waiting for my contract to end so I can get a free upgrade, and then I'll get a camera phone that will allow me to watch MobilTV), my PDA and now my PSP but I don't need to watch TV on my cell phone. There are certain things that should not be done.

Its bad enough that people are yelling into the damn things but now we need to listen to them laugh when they're watching TV, not to mention the noise from the phone. I at least put on my headphones and keep quiet as I watch whatever film I'm watching, (so far I've watched Collateral, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and a bunch of anime TV episodes, and I just downloaded Kill Bill Vol 2. Oh, and for the record, these are all from DVD's that I own).

Honestly this is just rambling because TV has been the only thing to keep me company and while Homer Simpson might think that this is enough, Its not for me. I need real people to talk to. Oh well, hopefully tomorrow I'll have something…. wait tomorrow is Photo Friday so then Its Saturday that I'll have something better to say.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Why don't they just cut the Cookie Monster's nuts off and be done with it.

I was reading of how they’re going to turn the Cookie Monster into a heath food nut. What the hell is wrong with these people. The fact that the Cookie Monster tears into cookies and they go flying all over the place is what makes him so cool to begin with. Is the Cookie Monster destined to be changed into the Cabbage Monster? I don’t think so.

What I want to know is how far will this go? Will Oscar the Grouch soon be teaching manors and etiquette? Oscar is suppose to be a grouch and the Cookie Monster is suppose to stuff his face with cookies. Maybe the Count can start teaching about people from foreign lands because he has an accent. What other politically correct Muppets are coming out way. We’ve done the Ernie/Bert gay thing to death and honestly, why try to fix what isn’t broken.

One other thing; shouldn’t it be the parents who should be teaching their children about healthy eating habits? What pisses me off most of all is when I’m in a fast food restaurant and there’s a kid crying because he/she is full while their fat assed mom is yelling at them finish their food. If your child doesn’t want to finish something because they are full. Take it with you and they’ll eat it later (and if they don’t, so what). Personally I think the kid is crying because the child sees through the fat assed mom’s plan to turn the kid into a fat assed kid. If the Cookie Monster really wants to help with nutrition, then tell him to slap the fat assed bitches around so they’ll stop forcing their kids to eat when they are not hungry.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I never said it, I only thought it.

Working in this place, I’ve learned to bite my tongue a fair bit but sometimes I feel a need to explode and share what I want to say, here goes.

I swear there must be two of you. No one person can be that stupid.

Is it possible for you to put as much effort into your job as you do in yakking all day?

Is it possible to put the radio on a station that doesn’t play the same 2 songs all the fuckin time.

Do I need to chain your ass to that desk?

Ever hear of the KISS formula? Keep is simple STUPID !!!

I thought I told you not to be stupid you moron.

Man, shit called and it said you breath stinks.

If I buy you a belt, will you wear it? I’m sick of seeing the crack of you ass.

Ever hear of soap?

Do I need to draw a friggin diagram to explain this?

Ok now, I’ve complained about my job many times but there are some perks and once again. I thought it, but I never said it.

I’ve never groped fake boobs before. May I?

Your job is to bend over and stay like that.

You need a spanking. This way please.

Can you jump up and down right here for awhile.

Ok I’m a perverted jackass, but I try.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

There's something on the Horizon

Ok first thing, this is where the quotes are from.

1. Labyrinth.
2. Trading Places
3. Predator
4. Big Trouble in Little China
5. The Truman Show
6. X-Men
7. The Matrix
8. The Day After Tomorrow
9. South Park, (the movie)
10. Toy Story.

So Trading Spaces, staring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd was the only stumper. Too bad I hadn’t watched 50 First Dates before (I watched it just after, thanks to or I would have put in, “Are you done with that. I need something to wipe my ass”. That old guy in the diner was full of zingers.

Well I managed to find a program, which will format and download my DVD’s into my PSP. I know I talked about this before but this thing is great. PSP Video 9 works wonders.

Now what is the big deal with my fascination with downloading movies? Its simple. I spend most of my day here in this ugly gray building and I don’t have time to do anything, so my PSP is my little vacation. My island of tranquility. I downloaded Collateral into it and I’ve very pleased. Now I’ll have time to watch some of the DVD’s I own. I bought Collateral when it came out and I’ve yet to watch it. The list of unwatched DVD’s is long, and goes as far back as Kill Bill Vol2.

So this little gift from Sony protects me from the misery of work, even if its just for a short time. Though there is a light on the Horizon. Specifically a head hunter agency called Horizon which caters to the oil and gas industry. I’m meeting with these people this week. Wish me luck.

Note to self, Google is also good for finding the correct spelling of a word.

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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Movie Quotes Time, April Edition.

Well I had this problem putting these together. I had some people say it was difficult, only getting one or two and then there was Vics who flew through them like they were nothing. Well, I made a few easy ones and some hard ones.

"I wish the Goblins would take you away….. right now"

"It was the Dukes, It was the Dukes"

"Your one ugly mother fucker"

"Like I told my last wife, honey I never drive faster than I can see, besides that, its all in the reflexes"

"Oh in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight."

"What would you prefer, yellow spandex?"

"Welcome, to the real world"

"If these people go outside, they will freeze to death"

"How would you like to suck my balls"

"This isn't flying, this is falling, with style"

Well Good Luck and I'm sorry if I made it too hard for some.

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Audio Blog Post time again

Click Here to hear Audio Post

Oh yeah, there is a video blog post in the works, just trying to iron out the details, like editing (looking for a good, free AVI editor) and hosting, considering for that.

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Photo Friday

Are we sending the right message here?

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

I can see my house from here

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I found this last night and I think its really cool, I got this from and selected satellite instead of map ,its on the right side of the page. Anyway, the point of the red circle is my apartment. Cool huh? Oh and that large building is the second largest mall in Western Canada, called Chinook Centre. The largest is West Edmonton Mall, which happens to be the biggest in the world but its really nice in there.

Now getting the picture was a bit of a pain since the web site wasn't being very helpful in letting me save the image. So what I had to do is, hit the "ALT" and then the "PrtScn", then open up Paint (or Photoshop if you have it) and paste the image there. Then its simply a matter of cropping away the extra stuff so all your left with is the satellite image.

Now why am I telling everyone this. Because I challenge everyone (except Vics, there were no detail images of the U.K., I checked) to do this same, and leave me a comment linking me so I can see your homes as well. Don't worry, I'm not planing on showing up with a plate of nachos. MMM nachos.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Hey there, smarten up George W Dumbass

I was reading about the plan for end the ease of which Canadians and Americans cross the world’s largest unprotected border. Soon I’m going to need a passport to go to the U.S. and Americans are going to need one to get back home. WHY ??

I understand the world of paranoia we now live in, in our post 9/11 world but to stifle the border traffic between our two countries is just plain stupid. It will do nothing but hurt both our economies, by slowing trade and discouraging tourist. Again, its for both sides, U.S. tourists destinations will loose a lot because of the lack of Canadian visitors. Oh and if you think that these places don’t care about Canadians visitors, awhile back, Disney World was offering a 5 day pass (including hotel stay) for the price of a 3 day stay, to Canadians. We Canucks can spend tourists dollars just as good as any U.S. citizen, even more actually because the prices are lower. As well, with the strengthening Canadian dollar, more Canadian are willing to make the trip across the border but if I need a passport now? Screw it, I’m staying home. Maybe I’ll visit Newfoundland instead, I’ve always wanted to see an iceberg.

Now I know that this all about security and that Canada is supposedly a “safe haven for international terrorists” but let’s look at the fact that all the 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. from overseas flight, not through Canada. Canada doesn’t have secret Al Qaeda training camps. As I recalled, we helped out the U.S. as much as we could, during that terrible time. We even gave shelter to international travelers,(including you guys down there) stuck in Canada during the crisis. The rest of the planet considers us “Nice Guys”, what the hell is up George W. ass?

I personally think it’s a shame that it’s coming to this. Does this mean that Canadian living in the U.S. have to come home? In that case I want the following Canadian returned.

Wayne Gretzky
Mike Myers
Jim Carrey
William Shatner
The Bare Naked Ladies
Peter Jennings
Dan Aykroyd
Pamela Anderson
James Camerson
Howie Mandel
Lorne Michaels
Leslie Nielsen
Mathey Perry
Jason Priestly
Ivan Reitman
Paul Shaffer
Martin Short
Rick Moranis
Kiefer Sutherland
Alex Trebek

You can keep

Celine Dion
Avril Lavigne
Tom Green

And take back Kevin Sorbo. Were keeping Richard Dean Anderson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Apparently Cows are sacred in other parts of the world as well.

Early Sunday morning, we went to Daylight Savings Time, and now my parents and I share the same time and there’s a difference of 2 hours between my parents and my brother and sister. Why is this, because Saskatchewan doesn’t change their clocks. I did some research to find out why they stayed with Standard Time all year and from what I hear, it’s because of the cows. Yes the COWS!!!

Here’s the deal, apparently you cannot change a cow’s milking time for some unknown reason and since there are a lot of cows in Saskatchewan, they keep the clocks on Standard Time. What I’m trying to figure out is when did cows in Saskatchewan obtained enough power to control such things. Are cows allowed to vote in Saskatchewan. Are cows part of the government, including holding seats in the Legislative Assembly in Saskat…… that place.(it will now be refereed to as there. I’m tired of misspelling the name of the province). I have this image where the Speaker calls on a M.M.P. and the answer is MOOOOO !!! Oh is it one moo for yes and two moos for no in voting a bill into law or it Yaaa and Naaa.

Anyway because of the cows, they stay in Standard Time, but I want to know is, are the cows really noticing that hour change in their milking time? Are cows in their stalls, chewing away, and suddenly they say “Hey, we don’t get milked for another hour? Are cows wearing watches? These are not Far Side cows here. These are big dumb animals with 4 stomachs that taste great cooked on an open grill. These are cows people. What different does it make? It’s not interfering with their Pilates workout. It’s not interfering with anything else. They’re cows people.

Oh well, I just glad that I don’t live in a province where farm animals get to decide government policy.

My 2 bytes.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Resorting to Yadda Yadda

Today was awful. It's starting again. They are trying to destroy my light but I will not let them. That is all I have to say about that.

I'm not getting out as much as I use to, it seems. I don't know why I haven't seen Sin City yet. I'm a former comic fan boy, who loved Frank Miller's work and he even directs in the movie. Yet I stay home and fix other people's computers for free. Actually the guy is a friend and I did it as a favor, but now's he's threatening to give me money because I've managed to dodge every attempt for him to repay me by taking me out to lunch but I fear he may give me cash. I don't mind donating my time to my friends and it was actually pretty easy.

Well I have a new hobby, its downloading movies and TV episodes into my new PSP. I get a kick out of watching a DVD on my break at work. Too bad that I can only find a 512 MB memory stick for it, at a decent price I mean. The 1 Gig ones are coming out soon (already out some places) but they want close to $200 for the damn things. Ok I really like the idea of downloading a DVD into the machine, it's a bit of a pain to do it, and I talk about it and have a link to how you can do it on my Geek Blog. It was my first post there in over a month so I was well overdue.

Oh has anyone noticed that the GMail storage space is still going up? I remember reading the Infinity +1 thing and their promise that we would never run out of space. Now I have multiple accounts (gasp) for different purposes and most of them are in no danger of being filled except for 2, I keep smut on them (yes I'm a closet pervert, I like women with no clothes on, GASP) and I was getting close to the 1 gig point (around 800MB for one account, that's a lot of smut) I wonder if I should leave it now and try to overflow one of the accounts? Who knows?

Normally I refrain from mentioning TV shows because Vics doesn't get a lot of the shows over there but I need to talk about 2 reality shows out there. First, The Amazing Race. I want Rob and Amber gone. I said it, and I mean it. Those two are scum of the earth. They couldn't even bother to slow down and check to see if Greg and Brian were ok, after they rolled their vehicle. Originally I hated the two flaming gay guys but they've shown a lot of integrity and I'm rooting for them now. Now I just hope we also get rid of the old couple, Meredith and Gretchen. Actually its just Gretchen that is driving me crazy. She's always complaining and telling the guy to slow down. YOUR IN A RACE WOMAN. The guy I know who's from South Africa laughed at the comment about getting a ticket in the bush. He assured me that the police don't ticket people out there. I hope they're gone as well, just so I don't have to hear the old lady anymore.

Oh and why is Chris still in the running on The Apprentice? That guy must know that he's on borrowed time. Last week he was swearing and threatening Alex. Well at least he stopped chewing tobacco. Personally, I think that The Donald, is going to have to call security before he fires Chris. I have this image of him pouncing across the board room table and smacking someone. I really do. That guy is wound up a little too tight.

Oh one other thing. When the heck did Carrot Top start lifting weights? I saw him on Regis and Kelly last week and his arms were HUGE ! ! ! Maybe he got tired of people beating him up and he decided to do something about it. Even I wanted to kick his ass.

Well this is enough Yadda Yadda for now, Take care and I'll try to share some true wisdom tomorrow, or maybe I'll try and figure out where the air comes from when you fart or how does the fart noise create itself.

My 2 bytes.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

This is really dull, don't bother reading it, its that dull. Dull Dull Dull

Well today was spring cleaning day and after going out for a bit, to get all the dust out of my nose. I feel better. I'm very pleased with the end result right now. It looks great. Almost spotless except for the fact that my place is a dust magnet and I can't stop sneezing. I need an air filter/purifier or something like that.

Well once again, I'm staring at the screen, not sure what to write. I bought a Sony PSP on Friday and I have messed around with it. I also bought 512MB of flash memory for it. I'm overly pleased with it as a game machine but I've yet to download any other files (MP3 or video MP4 files) but it's a project for later tonight.

Well it's later tonight. I really don't have anything else to talk about. I finished watching Hidalgo, which was better than I expected it to be, and I'm now trying to put video files on my PSP.

Well I'll get my brain working and I'll try to be more interesting this week. I think it's all the dust that's affecting my brain.

My 2 crappy bytes.

Friday, April 01, 2005