Thursday, November 12, 2009

I can't t take this nutjob anymore.

It took a former beauty contest winner nut job to finally get me to blog about something. No I don't mean Sarah Palin, but I;m sure that's coming soon. I'm still pissed at her over her Letterman attacks.I mean that Carrie Prejean phony. I can't take her anymore.

Did anyone see her little girl temper tantrum on Larry King?


First she's all conservative, right wing, and then she's making sex videos on her cellphone. She basically thinks that the rules don't apply to her. WELL THEY DO !!!

If you're going to appear on TV shows like Larry King, they're going to ask whatever questions they want. If you don't want to talk about something, just say do yo not want to talk about it, don't remove your microphone and pout like a 5 year old, who isn't allowed to have a cookie.

One more thing. She's not hot. I don't know why she even became Miss California. She looks like every other bimbo on every other friggin fashion magazine cover out there. She's nothing special. She looks like a mannequin. I want to see what she's doing in 5 years. Nothing important, I bet.

Also, who does she think she's kidding by claiming to have written a book? I'm surprised that she knows what a book is?

I could go on about her, but I don't see the point. Far better people than I, rip her a good one in the video. I do hope one thing. God please do not allow this thing to breed. She's part of the Peeing in the Genepool problem.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

It's just a statue, dumb ass.

Why is it that religious groups tend to piss me off? Whenever they open their mouths, they just prove how narrow minded they are. Well, I guess that’s why they piss me off. They’re a bunch of hypocrites.

I read today that Concerned Christians Canada has sent a letter to the Calgary Zoo because they are offended by an elephant statute by the … (wait for it) Elephant exhibit. These people are really pathetic. What really bothered me the most was their anger of the display of a “foreign god”. A FOREIGN GOD!!! What a bunch of racist bastards. I wonder how the Hindu Society of Calgary would feel about their God being referred to as a foreigner.

They claim that the statue is a representation of a the Hindu God Ganesh, even though the zoo officials made sure that there were no religious symbolism on the statue, and because they feel that it should be taken down. BULLSHIT. What gives these wackos the right to decide that can or cannot be seen by the general population of this City. They claim that they’re offended by the statue, and that’s all it is, a statue, not an idol. Well I’m offended by their closed minded thinking. HOW ABOUT THAT, so so-called Christians.

When I hear a group saying crap like that, I feel there are no better than the KKK, or Muslim fundamentalists. They should also change the name of their organization as well, because NO NORAML CANADIAN THINKS LIKE THAT. As Canadians, we appreciate our multiculturalism. It’s what makes us a better place to live. It makes us the envy of many people from around the world. If not, then why are they coming here?

The good part of this story is that the Calgary Zoo is standing up to these narrow-minded people. We need to stand up against these people, or else they will eventually think that they have the right to control every part of our lives. Isn’t that what the Taliban was doing in Afghanistan?

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this kind of crap from these people either. A few years ago, a pastor went and wrote a letter “declaring war against the homosexual machine”. A complaint was filed with the Alberta Human Rights commission, and the man was then charged with a hate crime. This is the mentality of the people who wrote this letter to the zoo.

These people do not deserve the slightest bit or respect from me, or any sane person in Canada. I refuse to give these crackpots the time of day. Get an education.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now I can't get London out of my head.

Alright, in order to keep blogging on a regular basis, I’m going to write about something. The problem is…I got nothing to blog about. I’ve searched many websites for ideas, but I have nothing…except maybe one thing.

I’ve been checking prices on flight an hotels for my trip to the UK next year, and I’m starting to get a little pissed off. It seems the since last month, the trip I wanted to book has gone up by $500.I mean seriously, WHAT THE HELL? How the heck am I suppose to know how much to put away in order to be able to go on my trip, if they keep changing the damn price. It’s bad enough that the British Pound is worth almost twice as much as the Canadian dollar. It’s also pretty bad, that the price included over $500 in taxes and fee’s but seriously, why the hell would people want to go there if it’s so frigging expensive? It’s almost as if, they don’t want me to go.

Now here’s the deal. I’m not going to let those bastards win. If this means that I have to cut back on my spending a bit, so be it. Hell or high water, I’m going to be heckling the Queen of England. I’m going to try English Beer. I’m going to have English Style Fish and Chips. I’m going to EUROPE DAMMIT. I still have a lot of time to plan for my trip next August, and I did manage to get a good deal when I bought my ticket, so perhaps I need to be patient, and wait for the right deal?

I think the problem I’m having is that there are so many hotels in London that I’m not sure what part of the city I should be looking. I might have to do a little research. With Chicago, it was easy because I knew I wanted to be close to the Convention Center for the Comic Con, but in this case, I have no frigging idea what part of the City I should be looking at staying. Not to mention the fact that London is more than twice the size of Chicago. If I were booking a trip to New York, I have a general idea of where to book a hotel in the city, but with London, I have no clue.

Ok I found a map of the different areas of London, so now I have an idea of where I would be, and I’m have some decent luck for finding a decent price for hotel/flights. I insist on a direct flight, otherwise I’m going to be super tired when I get to London. Actually I expect to be super tired anyway, but I don’t want to me it worse that it will be. I’ve had bad luck with sleeping on a “Red Eye” flight, but then again, I’ve never been on an 8 hour flight either, so even the flight is going to be an experience. Also, I’m not looking forward to dealing with customs when I arrive. I’ve never had an issue going between Canada and the US, but I have no idea what the UK experience will be like.

Well, I have 11 months to get things figured out, and I’ll take the time to do a little research. Just put a book on hold at the library about London in order to figure out where I should be booking my hotel.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

I did go to Chicago

I’m going to force myself to talk about Chicago. Chicago is a great city, and if you ever get the chance, GO. I had a great time. Chicago is a great city. It’s has lots to do, and the good is great, and not expensive. I remember finding a Chinese Buffet which included drinks for under $10. INCLUDING COLA? That doesn’t happen up here. In Calgary, you go to a mediocre buffet, and they charge you a huge amount for a damn Pepsi. There, you get unlimited Pepsi. I was shocked. SHOCK I tell you. While I stayed away from the Mexican food, (I’m sorry but I do not believe that the Chinese can make proper Mexican food), the Chinese food as great. I still can’t believe that I could find good food at a good price.

The same thing with a Mexican Restaurant I went to, it was run by real Mexicans who spoke Spanish. Not like up here where you find a Taco Bell run by Filipinos. Again, the food was great, and the price was good too. Why can’t Calgary be like that? Here’s it’s overpriced food and shitty service.

Anyway, the coolest part was meeting all my online friends from City of Heroes. It was a little strange using people’s real names. The first night half of us went out for Sushi. I’ve never had sushi before so it was an experience. The most interesting part was when there was a large piece of sushi, that was far to big to pick it up with chopsticks. Someone said “Just shove it in”, and this the phrase for the weekend was “Shove it like it was sushi”. That phrase is still being said today.

Eventually all 12 of us got together, and we did many things, from going to the Comic Con in Chicago, going out to dinner, and seeing the GI Joe movie at a fancy theatre with really big seats, on the balcony, where alcohol could be served. Oh, and there was a real restaurant in the theatre.

I did a lot of touring, and picture taking. I latterly took hundreds of pictures. Thank you for digital photography. I posted most of the pictures on my Facebook page, but I will post a link here.

The last day, I went to see Blue Man Group. I’ll say 2 things. The first is the show was great. The second is they didn’t hand out enough plastic ponchos. I got hit with something. I’m not sure what it was, but it came out of a spot that shouldn’t exist.

I could go on and on about the trip, but I’ll just say this. It was an experience and I’m looking forward to doing it again. We’ve agreed to meet again, in San Diego in 2011. Some people already have plans for next year. Including myself. I’m going to London next year. This will be my first time off the continent. I’ve already promised to take a lot of pictures for some of the friends that I met in Chicago.

Here are the links to the pictures.

The Friends I finally met in real life.

The Costume Contest at the Comic Con


Chicago Boat Tour

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Blogging from the Terminal

I'm at the gate. My flight boards in a hour. At least the terminal has free Wi-Fi.

This is the first time, I'm blogged with my laptop, and I've decided that the only time, I'm ever going to blog with the thing is when I travel. So hopefully there will be a fair bit of blogging (and pictures) over the next seven days.

I just want US customs to explain something to me. Why the hell did I have to take my shoes and belt off? A fat guy shouldn't have to take his belt off in a line. It's not a pretty site people.

Come to think of it. US Customs was a pain in general. I am disapointed with one thihing however. NO STAMP ON MY PASSPORT. They guy just scanned it, and gave it back. NO PRETTY STAMP. Well, I expect a stamp when I go to London next year.

I have my digital camera with me, but I haven't taken any pictures yet. I should have some pictures tomorrow. I might be posting some pictures tonight, but I make no promises.

Oh yeah. Don't tell anyone, but I'm smuggling Timbits across the border. I've decided that it's not fair that my friends in the US are unable to enjoy the taste of a Tim Horton's Timbit. If there's good enough for Kevin Smith, they're good enough for my friends. For the record, Kevin Smith is addicted to Timbits.

Well there are more people sitting near me now, and I don't like the idea of people looking at my screen while I blog, so I'm going to go surf some porn instead. THAT WILL CAUSE SOME SHIT.

One cool thing about the Calgary Public Wi-Fi. You can log onto it using your Facebook account. How cool is that? SUCK IT MYSPACE!!!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thank You, Thank You, ....NO NO NO

I am really excited that the Canadian dollar has jumped from the 85 cent US mark to nearly 90 cents US this week. Now why am I caring about this? Because I'm taking off the Chicago in 22 days, and this means a better exchange rate for me.

This will mean that I'll be able to have more buying power in the US. I can buy more crap at the Comic Con. I can get extra cheese on my Chicago Deep Dish pizza. I can do extra in getting the US economy to turn around, so to my neighbors to the south, You're Welcome.

It's actually like trading stocks at this point. Do I buy my US dollars now, or let it ride and hope the dollar goes up even more? I remember about 6 weeks, ago, the C dollar (The Canadian Dollar will now be known as the C dollar), was around 91 cents US. I then thought, I should buy my US currency now, but then I though maybe it will go higher. Maybe it could get back to par....and then the dollar dropped for 6 straight weeks. I was so mad.

Now the C dollar is nearly back at that point, I'm left to I get my money changed now or do I ride it out and hope for a 95 cent C dollar?

I'm a little sad though, because one of the people who is looking forward the meet up might now be able to go due to medical reasons. It's really sad because she and I were the organizers of this meetup. She was looking forward to it, and she might not be able to go. Oh and she has already paid for her flight and hotel. I hope the doctor has better news for her when she sees her again. I think she needs this little holiday more than most of us. Especially now, that she's having to deal with this crap.

I don't want to go into the details of her medical problem's none of your business, and she's trusting me not to blab it all over the net.

Some of my online friends have gone through a lot of crap lately. The one person with the medical issue. I also had another online friend loose his house due to a fire. Luckily he got his wife and kids out in time. I think God might have had a hand in getting them out to safety. He's a Reverend after all. Still I wonder why fire would strike the home of a man of God. Now if anyone needs some fun, it's this guy. Oh for the record. Even though he's a married Reverend, he's still a big flirt.

I keep focusing on the trip. Everything is about the trip, because it's something different. It's not the same old, same old. I just hope that my friend can go, and that the dollar keeps climbing so I can buy everyone breakfast at Ikea.

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Friday, July 03, 2009

If I need to blog about my cool phone to get back into blogging, so be it

So let’s see, I blogged three times as much in June than in May. What that really means is that I blogged three times instead of once. Pffttt. Still sucky but I’m trying,

I’m down to 35 days until my vacation. I really think that this trip will “recharge the batteries”. I’m going to try and blog every night of the vacation, but I make no promises. I’ll be taking lots of pictures, so maybe I’ll be posting with a little blurb instead.

I’ve been resisting the urge to blog about my new smart phone, but dammit, it’s a Google Phone, and I love everything Google related. As I once blogged long ago, there should be a tattoo that says “Property of Google”.

Anyway I picked up the HTC Magic (Google) Phone a few weeks ago and I LOVE IT. Like the Apple Phone, you can download a bunch of cool application, but unlike the Apple Phone, you don’t have to wait for some control freak at Apple to allow them to be sold/given away on the I-Tunes Store.

I’ve downloaded some cool apps for my phone like Weatherbug which gives me local weather information, and a movies app from Flixster, which gives me local movie listings, theatres and show times. Of course there’s some cool apps that came with the phone, like the GMail reader, the Google Maps applications, that works with the GPS on the phone.

Then there are the less than useful apps which I like anyway like the Swartz saber (from Space balls)app, and the Beavis and Butthead soundboard. Because you never know when you to have Beavis say “10-6-90, 10-6-90, we’ve got whores on the street, we need backup NOW”.

Now knowing my readers (all three of you), you’re probably thinking that my phone is just a cool high tech toy, and to you I say “and, your point is”. Yes my phone can do some cool things, that a normal phone can’t do, and I can download cool apps, from my phone. Yes I have a GPS on my phone, and yes smart phone are becoming, an all in one device. I could add more memory to my phone. I can upgrade the 2 gigs into 4 or 8 at a low cost, and turn my cell into an IPod, like the IPhone. The point is, my phone reflexs who I am.

There’s a person who worked HR in my old job, and she had a pink Razr. She loved it because it was pink. She told me that she could have gotten the same phone in black for free, but paid extra to get it in pink. These days our cell phones are a badge of who we are. Being a Blackberry owner will say something about you, as being a IPhone owner will say something else. My Google Phone will say something about me.

Bottom line is I love my new cell phone despite the sudden price drop after I bought it. Oh yeah, I bought it for $199, last week and now it’s $99. Needless to say, I was not impressed, but I did call the Rogers, and they gave me a $100 credit, so everything is good.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Food is just suppose to be food

I found this at the Consumerist, and I thought it was blog worthy.

So Burger King now have the new “BK Super Seven Incher”. Right away, I’m thinking this is not a good thing. Especially when the poster for the burger says “It’ll blow your mind away.” Also, on the lower part of the poster it starts out with. “Fill your desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled “. Now I do not have a desire for something long and juicy; especially if it’s the Burger King’s Super Seven Incher. NO WAY. Oh and the poster doesn’t help either.

Now what I want to know is who approves these things? It’s the Saskatchewan Pork “Pork: the one you love” billboard all over again. Personally, if it were up to me, I’d create a company that consults with advertisers, and other organizations over the possibility of a double meaning in their advertisement. I believe this service is needed for executives, and politicians who are obviously out of touch with the real world.

A perfect example is the “tea baggers”. The idea was to recreate the image of the Boston tea party, but when you mention tea bagging today. It has a totally different meaning. Tea Bagging is the act of putting ones testicles onto another person’s face. Now I know this because, this was something that became popular in the video game called Counter Strike, which is a shooter type game. I’m not going into “special” bars, and witnessing this action. The point of this was that I knew what it means and the tea baggers didn’t, so now they’re thought of as a group of people who rub their “boys” in each other’s face.

Now if I had been there, this Burger King Seven Incher would not have been happening. I mean seriously, some alarms should have gone off with the poster. I look at it, and think, there’s no way, I’m going to have this sandwich. A picture of a woman with her mouth over, the long sandwich near her lips and the work BLOW underneath. Also, it doesn't help that the woman looks like a sex doll. Uggg.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

I just price them. I don' use them

As I mentioned before, I have 2 jobs, the cool high paying job, and the crappy getting out of debt job. I don’t have anything to blog about with the main job but it did occur to me that there are some items I can blog about with the second job.

At the second job, I work in File Maintenance. This means I remove sale tags on shelves, and put new ones on. A simple task, and nothing to talk about except for one thing; having to place the sale tags on the “Feminine Care” products. Yes those things.

I wouldn’t mind it so much if the store was closed when I had to put the tags on there, but the store is open. I keep expecting someone to go the customer service to report “the sick and disgusting man” hanging out in that area. I mean seriously, this is not somewhere I want to be seen hanging around with.

I’ve mentioned this to a female co-worker and she teases me about it now. How, that I’ll be an expert on these products and that any future girlfriend would be grateful. I disagreed. I all come down to that one real fear that guys have when getting a phone call from their girlfriend/wife/whatever. Being asked to pick up “those things” on the way home. Seriously, if a guy does it, he might as well hand over his testicles as well, because once you do that. They belong to her.

Last week, after I also got stuck with putting the sale tags on the nylons, and the co-worker also saw me doing it, and comment “so this is your second favorite space, at least I didn’t catch you rubbing the samples on your face”. I know I’m a closet pervert, but I would never do something like that…in public. The nylons, not the other thing, that’s just creepy.

Oh the brighter side, I did make fun of her having to tag the “family planning section”, which is basically condoms.

So don’t think you can ask me which feminine product is better than the other, because I just price them. I don’t wear them.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who greased the saddle?

I’ve been a bad blogger for some time. I did blog fade and some people went so far as to chastise me about it, and encourage me to get back to blogging. Here I go once again.

Here’s the deal. I’ve been really busy at work lately. So busy, that I have been going into work on the weekends to continue of some of the projects that I’ve been involved in. So after working at Safeway for 4-8 hours, depending on the day, I would go into the main job work on other stuff as well. That’s one of the main reasons why I haven’t been blogging.

There have been many events that have happened in the world that I could have blogged about, and yet I have remained silent.

The other problem is motivation. Sure, I start to blog, but then I find many of the post are not completed. I loose my train of though because of other things, such as work.

Actually, I find it sad that I’ve seemed to lost my passion to blog. I still fight to get that passion back, but I find it difficult. Again, it’s the lack of time.

About a month ago, a Canadian lottery jackpot was $50 Million dollars, and needless to say, I never won it, but even now I feel, that the jackpot was suppose to be MINE. I was supposed to win that money, so then I could quit my job and start enjoying life, and blogging about it. PPPFFFTTT that money was suppose to me MINE.

I think I’m just trying to find my lost blogging voice, and it’s going to take a little while before I do that, so please be patient as I struggle through future posts about things like the Wendy’s Frosty, or my perverted though.

To be honest, I don’t really have the desire to blog about naughty stuff, and my view on naughty stuff. Who know’s. Maybe I can make the Frosty interesting.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Trying to return to the fold

I’ve been trying to blog for about a month, but I never finish what I’ve started writing. Then I get called away, and then I loose my train of thought, and next thing you know. I haven’t posted for a month. Right now, I all I can think about is blogging about how I haven’t blogged. Actually that’s not 100 per cent true. I also could blog about the new HTC Magic phone that I want. THE PHONE OS IS MADE BY GOOGLE, but enough about the phone.

This is what I think the main problem is. I’m not frustrated with life, as much as I used to be. Before, my dreams were being crushed, and all I could do is shake my fist in the air and go DAMN YOU!!!. That’s not the case anymore. I can do stuff. I even bought a laptop recently hoping that I could blog anywhere. Guess what. That didn’t work. I’m hoping to do some blogging from Chicago when I’m there in a few months. I figure that I could put some thoughts of Chicago onto the blog and then go to bed. We’ll see how well that goes. It will be a trail for next year, for when I go to the UK.

A year ago, I never dreamt that I could actually pull off a trip to the UK, and meet Vics in person. A year ago, I was wondering how the hell I was going to pay my rent. How events can change a person. I’ve even changed the way I’ve dressed.

I’m also planning on a trip back East for Christmas, and I’m hoping to sneak in a trip to Ottawa as well. Honestly, the idea of going home for Christmas doesn’t thrill me, but it’s because of the town, not the people.

I’ve also been looking into cruises to Antarctica for 2011. There are actual cruises to Antarctica, and the smaller boats let you go ashore. I really like the idea of getting the opportunity to walk on that continent. Seriously, how many people have walked on Antarctica? I’ve asked around, and guess what. No one here has been to Antarctica, and they don’t know anyone who has. I can be that person who goes. I’m going to see penguins.

See it happened again. I got called away. ARGHHH

Once again, I’ve totally lost my train of thought.

I guess I’ll end this post here and try again soon.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

A bad picture

I broke my crappy camera last week. I had the camera back when I was working for the cheap ass bastards at the old job, so it wasn’t anything fancy, but I was still annoyed. So when I ordered my new laptop (another post for another time), I also purchased a new camera. I’m a lot happier with this one, than my last one. It’s a 10MP camera as opposed to my old 5MP camera, and it has a 15X optical zoom as opposed to the 3X optial zoom and a digital zoom. For the record, digital zooms SUCK big time. Avoid using them at all cost. Anyway I got my new camera and I tested it out by take a picture of…my junk.

Now this isn’t a good picture, and I won’t be posting it here, so don’t worry. I’m actually disappointed with the picture. I was saying to my junk “come on, look alive”, but my junk just sat there and did nothing. I closed my eyes and did some imagining, then opened my eyes and …nothing. My junk just sat there saying, “leave me alone”.

Now you’re all wonder why I decided to take a picture of my junk. All, I can say is that…it seemed a good idea at the time, and yes I know that phrase has gotten many people including myself into a lot of trouble. It’s not like I was going to email a the picture to anyone, especially if my junk wasn’t cooperating.

Perhaps, my junk is camera shy. Perhaps, my psyche wasn’t into it. Either way, my junk wasn’t behaving, and I’m somewhat disappointed at that. Maybe, my junk and I need to have some counseling. I ‘d sit in one chair, my junk in another chair, and the therapist in the third chair. The only problem would be if the therapist was a hot babe, and then my junk decided to stand at attention. Then I’d be really pissed. I’d be yelling, “I WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOU, AND NOTHING, BUT YOU GET ONE LOOK AT THE THERAPIST AND YOU’RE AT ATTENTION. WHAT THE HELL!!.”

To be fair to my junk, I’d rather look at a hot babe, than my camera as well. Bottom line, I didn’t get a good picture of my junk.

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Friday, March 27, 2009


Well to Canada anyway. I knew this was coming, but to get an air date is like WOOT!!!! (or is it SQUEEEE now?). I just read that Global will start airing the animated adventurers of Bob and Doug McKenzie on April 19th. I can’t wait.

I’ve been a fan of the McKenzie brothers as far back as I can remember, and they still have influence over me to this day. Don’t believe me? Where do you think the name Tales from the Great White North came from? Back in the day Bob and Doug did a SCTV called….The Great White North. Coincidence.? I think NOT eh.

So as I said before, this is an animated series so the hosers will able to do some Loony Toons type stuff, like be crushed by kegs or beer, or be body checked by their French Canadian rivals Now I can’t confirm the existence of the French Canadian rivals right now, but they were in a animated short that came out with the DVD release of Strange Brew, the Bob and Doug movie (cue the singing angels eh).

The good news, Dave Thomas will be doing the voice of Doug. The bad news is that Rick Moranis will not be doing the voice of Bob. I guess he doesn’t need to do it, after Disney game him all that money for those Honey I Shrunk the Kids movies, but he is an executive producer, alone with Dave. The replacement for Bob’s voice will be….Dave Coulier. Yes, the voice of Bob will be done by Joey from Full House. I do know that Dave plays Hockey and plays on the Celebrity All-Star Hockey Squad, and is a big Red Wings fan, so he has some Canadian in him.

I’m very excited that my hosers are coming back, but I’m also sad, that the show will only be seen in Canada. Why hasn’t a US network tried to pick up this gem? Fox can put it on Sunday nights along with all the other animated shows they air, but alas, this show is only for us Canadian eh. Here’s a clip of the original show, and I’m looking forward to post clips of the animated series when it comes out eh. I can’t wait for the show to come on in 4 weeks. Just 4 more than a square beer eh. A square beer is 24, or a two four eh.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Being a closet pervert is perfectly normal.

So it’s been a month, since I last blogged, and all I can say is OH SHIT. I didn’t want to let it slide like this but…surfing for porn takes up so much time. Sometimes I wonder if the people who visit this blog really do think that I’m a sick pervert, and to them I say…Sorta.

Here’s the deal. Deep down, most of us (I’m not saying everyone so calm down), tend to think about such things on a regular basis, but never act on those thoughts. Who hasn’t thought of a specific person and though naughty thoughts about them? I’m sure we’ve all done it once in a while. We all have fantasies in one form or other, right? Mine just happen to feature women dressed like the female characters from the X-men.

I’ve read other people’s blogs, and they’ve discussed this side of themselves with ease. They don’t mind sharing some of their “experiences” ;I, on the other hand, (don’t go there), am really shy and private about such things. I’ve never been the type to proclaim to everyone…I DID THAT. Then again, I’ve never been big on the bar scene, and I’m actually extremely shy in real life. It’s to the point where I’m actually fearful of saying anything. I figure, if I don’t say anything, they might think I’m an idiot, but if I do, they will know for sure.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m going to a meet up in Chicago in August. I’m going to meet people I’ve teamed with in a game for years. The nice thing about this, is that I don’t have to be anything but myself. These people have known me for years. They know a lot about me, I’ve shared some details about my life and I’ve even posted my picture on a webpage for our Super Group, so we know what each of us looks like. I’m feeling any fear, because I don’t have to win anyone over. Then again, most of the people I’m going to meet are male. There will be some women, but their married. I’ve not planning on “finding a mate” there.

I had a few people who have recommended that I should try one of those web-dating services, but it’s hard to work up to something like that when you work two jobs, seven days a week, and I don’t always like what I see starting back at me in the mirror. I’m going to go into the self-image thing now, but this is something I need to remedy one day. Perhaps in a few years after I no longer need the second job. Being in debt also affects my self-image, and I’ll be debt free in less than 3 years. Then perhaps, I’ll be more confident in myself and go get me some (insert 70’s porno music here).

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Yadda Chicag Yadda Comic Con Yadda Whatever

I’m bored again. This isn’t a good thing because, well. I don’t like being bored. I’m still thinking about my vacation in August. What will I do, and what will I see in Chicago? It has come to the point where I’ve made a list of things that I might see, and what I should be careful of.

I’m hoping to see a parade, so I can grab a microphone and start singing Twist and Shout like Ferris Beuller did.

I’m going to be weary of anyone who looks like Carrie Fisher, because I know she’ll have a rocket launcher, and explosives on her. I saw that on the Blues Brothers. As well, I’ll have to watch out for the Illinois Nazis, and the 20 car pileups of Chicago Police Cruisers.

I also know that if I see a one armed man, go the other way.

I’m actually hoping to meet Oprah, because I figure there’s a good chance that she’ll give me a car.

I might the Chicago Superfan guys, and see one of them have another heart attack.


I keep thinking about that trip, and I can’t wait. Time keeps dragging, but at least I have the Calgary Con to keep me happy. They just announced Sean Astin will be there. For non geeks, he played Sam in the Lord of the Ring movies, as well as Mikey, in The Goonies.

I’m really looking forward to the Calgary Con, as much as the Chicago trip. I feel like the local convention is the half way point between now and Chicago, and from what I’ve seen. Chicago won’t have much more than Calgary. They even announced the Soup Nazi guy from Seinfeld will be there.

I could go on, about how cool it will be to go to the Ando from Heroes panel, and how I love the costume contests, but I would just bore you all. That is the weekend I release my Geekness.


It’s 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon and a lot of people have left for a weekend skiing, through the company. My old company would never do this, and I noticed that even the former CFO is joining them. This is a great place to work, and they do a lot of stuff like that, but I’m still to poor to join. Let me rephrase that, I’m too focused on getting out of debt to join. I don’t even go out for the weekly wings and beer night at a nearby pub. I just keep focusing on the debt.

One good thing has happened lately. I got a raise from the second job at Safeway, and it’s a rather substantial one at that. I’m getting an extra $100 a month now. That’s pretty good considering that I only work 12 hours a week at the second job.

I keep seeing May as when things will change moneywise. I’ll have 1 debt paid off, and I’ll start doing the Wednesday Wings thing. Someone has even marked it on their calendar, so they won’t forget. I’m actually looking forward to it.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yadda Yadda Library?

To blog, what to blog about. I’m still have no ideal what I should be blogging about.

Here’s the problem. My life has come too mundane. It’s the same crap over and over again, and to be honest. I don’t want to blog about the same old crap. I need to blog about some new crap.

As a few of you might have guessing, I’m winging this post…because I can’t think of anything to do, except blog about someone’s cleavage, but I don’t feel like doing that right now.

I’ve started reading a book recommended from a friend of mine from City of Heroes. It’s called Artemis Fowl. I’ve noticed that it’s from the young adults second, but isn’t Harry Potter as well, and everyone reads those book. I’ve only gotten past the first chapter so fat, so it’s far too early to give it a rating, but from what I’ve gotten so far. It’s a child detective, in a modern world, but there’s magic as well, so in a way, it’s similar to Harry. I’ll give a more complete review when I’m done the first book. The book was recommended by Syd, a friend from City of Heroes, and she loves the series so I’m going to give it a shot.

I really haven’t been reading lately. I’ve been listening to podcasts, and playing videogames, but I think it’s time to get back to actually reading a book. I’m used to be so bad that I would listen to audio books, and before that I was reading PDF’s of books on my Palm (the device, not my actual palm). For an IT person, it’s strange that I’ve gotten so “analog” all of a sudden. I blame the public library.

Last year, I got a library card and started borrowing Manga. Actually I got the library card because I needed some tech manuals on our Exchange Server (that’s email for no techies), so I got the card, got the books, then started reading Manga, borrowing DVD’s and CD’s, and now I have a real piece of fiction sitting on my workstation.

After getting all my information from the Internet, it’s strange that I’m going to a building and getting stuff. I even use the library’s webpage to put holds on the books that I want. Who would have though that was possible. Though the library isn’t perfect. I can’t find cleavage there. For that I still need the Internet.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pot and Ball Cancer

For the record, I have never smoked pot. Not once, and I can prove it. I don’t have testicular cancer. There’s a study out that shows men who smoke heavy amounts of marijuana are more likely to get “ball” cancer. Personally think this is great news. Think about it, stoners who smoke a lot of pot, get ball cancer, and don’t reproduce. This could save the gene pool, but probably not.

Odds are, the guys who would catch this would be smart people who smoked once or twice in University. Why are Motley Crue still walking around? What about Cheech and Chong? Do they secretly have no balls? I’m sure Tommy Lee does, because I saw that video with Pam (Like you’re not curious).

Personally, I think this is a ploy to get guys to stop smoking pot. For decades, there have been anti drug initiates and none of them have really worked, so some people in a boardroom started to brainstorming and someone came up with, “If you smoke pot, your balls will fall off”. Now I think this is brilliant, except for some small factor. These guys are already stupid. I remember getting into a conversation (ok it was an argument), with my sister when I discovered she was smoking. I remember saying, how bad it was, and her response was, “they just say that”. To which I replied “Why do you think they put the warning on the package? For marketing reasons?” Needless to say, my sister still smokes.

I really don’t think this study is going to have much effect on pot smokers. I’ve heard pot smokers come up with fact after fact about how pot is safe, and about pot in general. My favorite is “if you legalized marijuana, the crime rate would drop X percent”. Well guess what Einstein, if you legalized rape, the crime rate would also drop. Personally, I don’t think legalizing rape is a good idea. As for legalizing Pot…I don’t give a crap anymore either way. I don’t do it, and never will.

I just wonder about one thing about getting “ball cancer” from pot smoking. I thought you were supposed to smoke it through your mouth?

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Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Yesterday, I book/paid for my summer trip to Chicago. I'm looking forward to the trip, and the opportunity to meet many online friends from City of Heroes in real life. You'd think that I'd be content with that? Not a chance.

Today, after confirming everything was booked for Chicago, I starting browsing for hotels for London, for my 2010 trip. I'm not sure where exactly where I should stay, because I don't know where Vics, and her bloke live, and I'd like to stay in a hotel close to them, so I can meet them. I've known Vicky for many years and I look forward to meeting her, the bloke, and the new addition to the family. I haven't even taken the current vacation, and I'm thinking of the next.

Well back to the current year's vacation, we're already talking about going to see the GI Joe movie, the is suppose to come out that weekend. I'm also looking forward to checking out downtown and the Skydeck of the Sears Tower, and Medieval Times is definitely part of the plan. I'm really looking forward to exploring the city, maybe see a baseball game, and of course enjoying the Comic Con.

I've been checking out the website of the local Comic Expo in Calgary,(it's in April, and I'm going. I'll blog about it after) and they've been getting some really cool guests, and if a small Comic Con in Calgary, has a lot of cool guests including "Ando" from Heroes, then the convention in Chicago will be amazing.

I'd admit, that a Comic Book Convention is a bit of a geeky vacation, but SO FRIGGIN WHAT!!!. I'f you've never been to a Comic Con you're loosing out, and I don't just mean the hot women in Cosplay outfits. (drool).

I just see the whole thing as whole new experience. I haven't had a real vacation for a long time, so I'm way overdue. I'm also looking forward to buying a lot of crap that my dad would say "why are you wasting your money". All this and more in 181 days. Not that I'm counting the days, hours, minutes or seconds. Well I spent my trip fund on booking the flight and hotel room, so I have 6 months to save up for buying junk, but still...these next 6 months are going to drag!!! I guess I can kill time by agonzing what hotel to stay at in London.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Dance Zombies Dance

I want to get one thing straight. I am not, or ever been a Michael Jackson fan, but the idea of a Thriller musical sounds really cool. A musical with Zombies? Where do I get my tickets?

Everyone loves the Thriller music video, and if you say you’re not, I DON’T BELIEVE YOU. It’s such a cool music video for it’s time, and it holds up still today. Even the song is a lot better than the Christina/Britney/Justin crap that is being released today. Sure it’s from an era when MTV actually aired music videos, there were no such things as reality TV, and Michael was still black, but dammit, everyone loved Thriller.

Let’s look back. We’ve had musicals about cats, people can't pay their rent, and a Monty Python movie, why not Thriller? I’m not big on musicals in general. I’ve never watch The Sound of Music. I hated Grease. It will be a cold day in hell before I see Mama Mia, but dammit, I’ll go see Thriller the musical. I’m all for dancing zombies. Well except for the Indian version of Thriller, then again, I still have nightmares of the Indian Superman as well, but I digress. I’m all for a musical with zombies, and a werewolf. I just hope we don’t have to put up with a lot of screaming from the female victim, like in the music video,

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's sad when Larry Flint become the voice of sanity.

We've all heard about how banks, the big automakers, and even myself have been asking for a bailout. Now this request is a little far. The porn industry, lead by Larry Flint is looking for a 5 billion dollar bailout.

It's sad that the porn industry is suffering hard economic time. Companies like Hustler are now facing stiff competition from amateur porn websites, and illegal downloading. It's so bad that the performers are loosing their shirts, never mind being able to afford a new boob jobs.

If people haven't figured it out yet. Larry Flint is joking, and trying to make a statement about all these bailouts. I'm pretty sure that he's against all of the bailout. How he's against the idea of free money is given to the banks, who end up spending it on bonuses for executives, and not using it to give out loans like THEIR SUPPOSE TO. Honestly, I'm getting tired of blogging about this topic, but it seems that every time I try to blog about something, it end up talking about the damn bailout.

What really pisses me off is that the people who "broke the rules" didn't get in trouble. In fact, they're still getting their bonuses. Grrrr

I just think it's sad when Larry Flint has the more high ground in this case.

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Yes I changed things again.

Yes I changed things yet again, but I decided that I wasn't happy when issues with the template emerged when I put up the Prop 8: The Musical video. Anyway that's all fixed now, and the pictures on the blog represent how friggin cold it is out there. It's so cold, that if I were to take a pee outside, yellow icicles would hit the ground.

I did consider changing the scene into a tropical paradise, and renaming the blog "Escape from the Great White North", but I decided against it. The big issue would be the palm trees would keep calling me and distract me from my work (and if I were to win the lottery, I'd be there in a second.

January is usually a very cold month here, and this year is no exception. It's sp cold that my "boys" are snuggled again my heart. You see, when the "boys" are cold, they hug a man's body, and when it's warm, they tend to be "more free". Yes I just blogged about testicles.

So it's a new year and I'm hoping to...yeah yeah, we've heard it all before. I just need to prove it, but blogging about something more interesting than my testicles.

Well time is short, so here's to 2009, and hoping that I can breath some life back into my blog.

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