Thursday, March 31, 2005

Me not spel so gooood

Well yesterday I wrote a post about my feelings, in regards to the battle in the Superior Court of the U.S. about P2P technology. I wrote the post during a meal break at work (just like this one) and as a result, I didn’t have time to properly proof read it and my rage went over the Internet, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and all.

Now I went through this crap loooonnng again and I had gotten to the point where I had the problem taken care of. Lately after I proof read my posts, I would have a speech program read them back to me so that it would be fine and I didn’t miss anything. Well lately, I’ve been writing my posts from work and I don’t have access to that program (this PC actually sucks, there’s no sound coming out of it at all). So basically It appeared that I had the spelling and grammar skills of a 6th grader. Oh well.

Anyway, please forgive my spelling mistakes (I’m pissed at myself for them) and I’ll try to make sure that I’ll no longer post any entries with spelling errors or sentences that don’t make any sense (OK I’m lying about that part)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I'm sick of these anti tech dumbasses

Well the shit has reached the Supreme Court of the United States. What shit am I talking about? The bullshit with the record and movie companies trying to make P2P (peer to peer) technology illegal. Now some people might think it’s simply an issue of trying to prevent piracy, but its not. It’s something far bigger than that. It’s the right of the tech industry to create new innovations without some grease ball movie producer having a say in wither that technology can go to market or be evolved. Can you guess which side I’m on?

The good news is that right now the Supreme Court is grilling the money grubbing scum movie producers about hindering the tech market in creating new products. So hopefully the Supreme Court will side with every other court ruling and side with Grokster. I think that the price of ruling in the movie companies favor will be too high.

Personally I’m sick of hearing this crap from the MPAA and the RIAA about how their industry is doomed. Well guess what. Any industry that fails to meet with the changes in the market is destined to be doomed. If the music industry were to embrace this new form of distribution instead of fighting it, then perhaps they would be in better shape. I hear that I-Tunes and other online music sites make a lot of money.

Another company that made the transition to the digital era rather well is Kodak. They used to be the king of film photography but as they noticed that the industry was going digital, they too went that route by creating new technology to meet the needs of digital photography, from printer paper to digital cameras. Kodak is still an industry leader because they managed to change with the times.

Oh and anyone bothered to buy a stagecoach lately? Seems like that market has dried up. It appears to me that the film and recording industry wants to sell stagecoaches in the 21st century. Its time to adapt to the times people.

With this argument, a lot of emphasis is placed on the Betamax ruling, back in 1984. It basically said that the VCR manufacturers were not liable for the misuse of their product. Back then, the film industry claimed that the VCR was going to cause their demise. Well we all saw the effects of that. A whole new industry was created (ever been to Blockbuster?) and movies tended to make more on release to VHS (and now DVD) than they did on the first run in movie theatres. Oh and now whole seasons of TV shows are now being released on DVD. Now tell me again how the film and television is hurting with this new market. The Family Guy is being brought back to broadcast television because DVD sales did so well.

So film and music industry, I want you guys to stop with the ‘sky is falling’ doom predictions and shut up and release a Batman Beyond box set of all the episodes so I can buy the damn thing.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I'm number two and three

Well for the fun of it, I’ve decided to Google “Tales from the Great White North” and see if I could come up. In the past, It wasn’t showing up at all, which sort of pissed me off but then I manually put in my blog title into the blog’s meta tag (look it up, I’m not explaining it, it’s too geeky for here). After awhile things started to change and my people could soon type my blog name into a search engine to get here.

Today I Googled “Tales from the Great White North” and I came in third. Respectable I guess but the first place selection seemed to be a dead link, (for some northern tour company I think) and the second was from someone talking about Nunavut and to be honest, that is the True North. Calgary is Florida compared to Nunavut, wayyyy up north in the tundra So I’ll concede third

Then I used Yahoo and tried the same thing and came in second. Looking better I thought. Then to my shock, I discovered that my title wasn’t unique. There was another Tales from the Great White North blog on Blogger. What the… I though. No. I had it first. It was mine, I thought. So I went through this other blog and the guy from Michigan and he’s only posted a handful of times since August. How dare he come before me??? What does he know of the Great White North. Then I saw it. His blog URL had great north in it. Canuck wannabe.

So next I tried Ask Jeeves and once again I came in second The Nunavut thing came in first and there was no sigh of the fake Tales from the Great White North. I didn’t even show up on MSN Search so they suck now. Actually I put the title in quotes and tried again and my site didn’t show up either but for some reason. “Give me the Booger” came in second. SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME??? Is this because the feds have been visiting your site SJ?.

Well it appears that I’m finally starting to man an impact on the WWW so I’m overly pleased with myself.

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Monday, March 28, 2005


I'm feeling lost right now. Not the "where the heck am I' lost but the 'how did I end up here and how do I find my way again" kind of lost. I'm even sure what to write about. That's how lost I am.

I remember having all these plans and how I was going to make a difference and then reality set in. I didn't get that job for CNN, heck I didn't get that job working some local TV station with a population of only 50 thousand people. I was feeling like I lost my way and I'm scared that I'm starting to feel that way again. I'm starting to feel like a simple animal, living in the moment and not thinking about the future, the past or anything else. This is not what my parents raised.

I have so much to offer and yet no one has taken advantage of it yet. I would like to think that I'm a decent person but are forces rallying against me?

Please forgive me for my lack of humor today for my heart just isn't in it.

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Sunday, March 27, 2005

I'm no fashion expert but I know crap when I see it.

Will someone please tell me who in their right minds would wear this thing? Oh and can someone please tell me why I sound like one of the "Queer Eyes for the Straight Guy" hosts. I know that I'm not gay but come on here. This shirt is absolutely horrid. This shirt says "I stay home all day and watch lame ass game shows". This shirt should only be worn by seniors only.

Anyway I found this at the CBS store's website and I thought. UHHHH. Oh I'm not saying that everything is garbage on that site (I still wear my Late Show baseball cap with pride) but come on here. Who needs "Young and the Restless" Boxers or a "Bold and the Beautiful" golf towel. Who buys this stuff and more importantly how many velvet portraits of Jesus hang in their home.

You know I wonder how long for people to come up with bad marketing ideas like this. How long did it take people to come up with "The Guiding Light" T-Cup and saucer. Then again bad ideas tend to make a lot of money. How many people bought that stupid "Clapper" thing. People saw the commercial with the old lady clapping her hands and though, "Yeah I can clap and not have to get my lazy ass out of bed to turn off a light as well". Then you get used to clapping, go to a neighbors house and try it and you end up looking like a moron.

Well I've looked through all the stuff at the CBS website and yep, not impressed. Though if anyone wants to buy me something, just for the heck of it, the long sleeved "Amazing Race" T-Shirt would be nice... I mean not as bad.

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

I'm not a book whore like some people but....

Well Vics passed this to me AGAIN !!!! So here goes.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451-- which book do you want to be?

Am I the only one who understands this question? I admit that I never read the book but I did see the movie. At the end we encounter people who have memorized a book and become it, so to keep it safe and not let it be destroyed by society.

So in order to save the book I would become?

"The Cage" by S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Do comic book characters count?

The last book you bought is:

How to Draw Manga (no one said it had to be fiction)

The last book you read:

The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy (the movie was a joke people, read the book)

What are you currently reading?

Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy (Ok I on a Clancy binge right now)

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

1. Robotech Saga by Jack McKinney
2. Outlanders series by Johji Manabe
3. Myth Series by Robert Asprin
4. Incarnations of Immorality Series by Piers Anthony
5. How to Draw Manga (I still want to learn how to draw)

Hey if I'm stuck then I on an island then I'll need lots to read before I go "Castaway" like Tom Hanks.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Brenda because she says that she can't think of anything to write on her blog.
LydPayne for the same reason.
Letti because she's one of a few people who didn't do this, I think.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Photo Friday. (The horrible truth behind the origins of the Easter Bunny)

I actually found this on someone else's blog and I can't remember who's it was. The scary thing is that this was the Photo in their profile

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Having a shitty day

I'm not having a good day. I think that the forces around me are trying to drag me into their black ooze that they control, but it will not work. I AM RAGING AGAINST THE DYING OF MY LIGHT. I WILL NOT ALLOW THEM TO CONTROL ME.

Well this whole week seems to be one joke after another as other people pull whatever bullshit they can while I work at my assigned tasks diligently. What is going on here? Is it true that nice guys finish last? I'm a nice guy and I always finish last (in bed at least) but now I feel like that I'm being walked over and taken for granted. Well screw them.

Perhaps I should consider a life of crime? Using my skills and knowledge to rob banks and stuff like that. Then I could be living the high life in a luxury condo with a great view of the city with my trophy wife, drinking champagne while doing that Dr Evil laugh. BRWWWWWWWWWWWW. !!!! Ah forget that, my morals would get in the way. However banks are evil institutions anyway,,,mmmmmm.

Well I'll put my plans on being an international bank robber on hold for awhile and consider what is going on right now. Lately I've had the desire to drop grand pianos on people's heads like in the cartoons or perhaps anvils. To be honest I didn't know what an anvil was really for until I was 14. I thought they existed to drop on people. Don't they make a cool sound when they hit the ground? The problem is, how do I justify ordering the anvils to my boss and secondly, how do I explain putting them up on the ceiling where certain people work? Oh boy.

Well my time is limited today since tomorrow is Good Friday; I have the day off so I can relax and work on other things, like my job search.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Opus is back and no one told me????

Last Sunday I was shocked by the return of Opus to the Sunday comics. Apparently this actually occurred back in 03 but my local paper only started to carry it recently. My question is 'WHY DIDN'T THEY DO THIS BEFORE???????'

I've always loved the old Bloom County and to suddenly see a new strip shocked the hell out of me, but then I wondered if it would have the same 'bite' as before and I was quickly rewarded by third panel by the words 'Michael Moore's Cleavage'. YES ITS BACK I though.

Now the problem, I searched and searched online to find an archive of the strip but there isn't any. Apparently Berkeley Breathed doesn't want his creation online. NOOOOOOOO. This means that I have to actually buy a newspaper on Sundays in order to read this strip. Buy a newspaper? That' so 20th Century people. Yuck but I will do what I must.

Though I did fine one comic on his website and I loved it. Dick Chenney dressed up a giant hamster. YES !!!! Perhaps one day I'll have to discuss what comes out of my anxiety closet as well.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Here another Public Service Announcement

I had this one sent to me by Dr. Cheryl, 'The Relationship Doctor' AKA 'Me'


1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps from noon to 6 PM!
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. If you're a gal, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old butt. Then you forward it to a bunch of old pals & friends 'cause you know they'll enjoy it & do the same.


When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking "Oh S*$# What Happened?

Well good thing that none of those things apply to me now (stop looking at me like that)

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Monday, March 21, 2005

A Public Service Announcemnt

Actually Brenda asked if i would post it here for her. Something about traffic but I wish she would have posted it on her's but I will do as requested.

20 Ways to Tell a Guy his Fly is down.

20. The cucumber has left the salad.
19. I can see the gun of Navarone.
18. Someone tore down the wall, and your Pink Floyd is hanging out.
17. You've got Windows in your laptop.
16. Sailor Ned's trying to take a little shore leave.
15. Your soldier ain't so unknown now.
14. Quasimodo needs to go back in the tower and tend to his bell.
13. Paging Mr. Johnson... Paging Mr. Johnson...
12. You need to bring your tray table to the upright and locked position.
11. Your pod bay door is open, Hal.
10. Elvis Junior has LEFT the building!
9. Mini Me is making a break for the escape pod.
8. Ensign Hanes is reporting a hull breach on the lower deck, Sir!
7. The Buick is not all the way in the garage.
6. Dr. Kimble has escaped!
5. You've got your fly set for "Monica" instead of "Hillary."
4. Our next guest is someone who needs no introduction...
3. You've got a security breach at Los Pantalones.
2. I'm talking about Shaft, can you dig it?

and the number 1 way is.....................

1. I thought you were crazy; now I see your nuts.

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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Go away Paris Hilton

Why do I still see pictures of Paris Hilton on magazines and other places? Ok I'm going to say this once. Paris Hilton, you 15 minutes are up, now GO AWAY ! ! ! ! .

I honestly don't see what the big deal is with her other than her daddy is really rich. She walks around living a privileged life, having everything handed to her on a silver platter. I admit that I watched The Simple Life off and on and to be honest, I consider that show a train wreck. I watch the disaster of each episode and I ask myself. What's the big deal?

Let's be honest, the only reason that she's famous right now is because of the sex tapes that ended up on the internet. Oh and her cell phone device getting hacked so everyone has discovered the private number of her celebrity friends, oh and Pauly Shore.

To be honest, I don't find her all that attractive. I found far better looking women at the mall today. She's a friggin bone rack who keeps showing up on the internet, having sex. Will someone tell her that her 15 minutes are up?

It's like she's hanging on someone's leg and she won't let go. Now let's get some pepper spray and make her go away.

Bye Bye Paris Hilton, Don't come back you spoiled ass rich kid.

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Seem the Jib Jab is becoming the norm these days.

I swear I had a plan. I had an idea on what to write about but for the life of me I cannot remember what the heck it was. So I'm just going to go through some little things that I've encountered since Thursday.

A friend of mine has sort of gave up her Blogger blog and has moved onto MSN Spaces. I encourage everyone to visit Brenda's/Buttercup's new MSN Blog. I've never messed with MSN Spaces but from the look of it, it appears to be more user friendly than Blogger or other templates, though I'm guessing.

Oh did you hear that Yahoo is doing the blog thing now as well, though they want to combine it with Friendster like features. To be honest, I've never been to Friendster and I don't have any desire to try Friendster out. I know someone at work does use it though because many times, she forgets to log out and when I go through the History, in IE, I can get right back in. Oh Oh, so I can read her personal stuff. She's one of those health food, go out and meet people, workout a lot, fake boobs type (I hear that they cost her $6000) of person (If she finds out that I said that, I'm dead. )

Oh I was having a problem playing audio CD's on my PC and now I found out why. Some program that I downloaded disabled that ability in Windows. I tracked the error message at Microsoft's website and had to alter the registry in order to fix it. I blame the RIAA for this, the Bastards. I wonder if I can sue those assholes.

Oh I also found some cool sites/links that I want to share and don't worry K, (another K), I'll comment on them as well.

First I found this via Vics blog and its so hypnotic. It's like a horrible train accident. You know that you shouldn't look but you just can't help it. Though I want to know what acting school that kid went to and if David Bowie is considering suing someone because someone must me sued for this. It sort of reminds me of that Japanese
kids show that ended up causing a lot of children to have seisures. You were warned and I hope you eyes don't pop out of your head or you go deaf. Abandon hope all ye who click here.

I found this as well. All I have to say is that it's not quite what you think and it's the coolest thing I've seen on the web for awhile.

Lastly, I'm not going to explain how I found this last site but if you like kitties, and who doesn't like kitties. If you don't like little kitties then you have no heart (though I like puppies better). This will make you smile.

Well perhaps tomorrow I'll remember what the heck I was going to write about today, but I doubt it. I should have written a note for myself in my Palm Pilot but alas I did not and this idea is now gone in the river of time. I'm so deep and spiritual. That's it eh.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Paddy's Day

Well it's St Patrick's Day and I didn't drink any green beer, nor did anyone kiss my Blarney Stones. Oh well; such is life I guess. I've always had the image of friends getting together having a couple of beers in the honor of the holiday but alas not me, because I work during the evenings YUCK !!!

Isn't this the time of year where everyone becomes Irish like … Dennis Leary, Conan O'Brien and ….Skinhead (Sinead) O'Conner. Ok I'm not too familiar with people who are Irish. Whoops I forgot whatshisface…Colin Farrell. Yeah he's a cool guy actually.

Ok this isn't a major holiday here but it's a nice festive thing to have and while other places show their Irish background more than here, it's still a nice tradition. In Chicago, they die the river green for the day and no one is sure how they do it and they have parades, which is cool but you don't see too many cowboys talking about their Irish background.

As I recall, many Irish came over to "The New World" and got a raw deal originally and were treated like second class citizen, though they did work hard at building this country as well as the U.S. so I feel that celebrating their holiday is a just thing. So Happy St Paddy's day people.

Ok this is going to be short because the blogosphere writer's block continues but I will push on. Thank god tomorrow is Photo Friday so I have an extra day to come up with something.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I almost forgot about this guy

I read in the paper today that Dave Coulier is playing Yuk Yuk's this weekend. How the mighty have fallen. I remember thinking that this guy was crap in Full House and in that other show that was on after America Funniest Home Videoes and now he's playing Yuk Yuks, I'm pretty sure the room can only accommodate 250 people at the most. I almost feel sorry for the guy. Actually he loves hockey so I guess he's ok. He was the only good guy on the show.

I remember him as "Uncle Joey" in that show and it did go on for many seasons and I hear that Full House is being released on DVD soon, so I hope he gets a cut of the sales, though that doesn't mean that I'm buying a copy. NOPE Nadda, not going to happen.

Though if he really needs some cash or work, you'd think he's call the Olsen Twins? I can imagine him calling them up while drunk out of his skull, "HEY BITHCES. I HAD TO DEAL WITH YOUR F**CKING DROOL NOW GIVE ME SOME MONEY OR I START TALKING TO THE NATIONAL INQUIROR" ,Naw but I can only hope.

Actually I checked out his site www. cutitout. com (didn't see that coming) and he seems to be doing a lot of family friendly programming which isn't something you don't see every day and I say, WAY TO GO DAVE. The site talks about a show he has on PAX, though I don't get PAX on my dish (or in Canada).

Oh when you go to his site, check out his pic, no more baby faced Joey. He looks like a normal guy now. Who knew he could grow facial hair. Oh and he plays hockey so he's cool.

I wish the guy success and while the show probably sold out, I might see if I can get tickets. but he likes hockey so he's cool so don't mess with him

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Yeah its more Yadda Yadda

Ok I never posted again last night because this plague of "I don't know what to write about" continues to encompass my part of the blogosphere. So once again I shall babble and see what occurs.

Well I was feeling like crap today so I called in sick. I spend most of the day sleeping. My batteries are worn out and I needed a rest I guess.

Ok on the weekend I picked up the first expansion for the Sims 2 the University expansion pack and I'm impressed. Without going all Geeking or Fanboy on you, I'll just say it rocks but what's with the cover? It has a guy in a toga and a pizza and a girl as a cheerleader? Can we get any more stereotypical here? I mean come on here. How about a little originality? If it would have been me, I would have put some beer instead of pizza and EA would probably get into some sort of trouble from parents groups who think they have the right to control what I can and cannot see.

Anyway, I hear the audio blog thing has caught on and I plan to do it maybe once or twice a month. It was fun and its spreading but I have to give Brandie credit because I got the idea from her. I'm not Mr. "It was my friggin idea". when it wasn't. Though it still took over 12 hours before the thing appeared on my blog. Come on now, is this because I live in Canada? Oh and Vicky is doing it as well, though she's having minor problems. Oh well. Either way, the era of the audio blog is coming.

You know I just realized that Star Wars Revenge of the Sith will be out in a couple of months. That is so cool. I hear that its going to get a PG13 raiting. OHHHHH. , does this mean that Jar Jar will die? I hope so but its starting to look like the real Star Wars, with Storm Troopers, and Wookies ! ! ! ! Yes there are Wookies in this movie and its about friggin time.

Lately, (ok just today) I've gotten nervous about taking things a bit too far. I make a simple joke or comment and next thing you know, I'm still chatting about it off and on and the next thing I end up wondering is "Am I being an ass"? The last thing I ever want to do is disrespect someone or be rude, especially when your just trying to joke around. Oh well, this is my cross to bear.

Perhaps tomorrow I'll have something more interesting to talk about like … pants. Actually, I was pleased with the movie quote blog and I intend to do it again but I have Shriek 2 waiting for me in my DVD player so I'm going to call it a night.

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Monday, March 14, 2005

I'm not sure what happened.

So the audio post thing has mixed results in my opinion. The first post that I recorded from audioblogger appeared over 12 HOURS !! after I recorded it. Well I might test it again and see how it works. For now Ill leave them both up just for the heck of it. Oh well.

Anyway Ill try to post something more significant later on tonight, when I get home.

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this is an audio post - click to play

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Hear me ROAR

Well its me and once again, I'm ripping people off with ideals for posts. I'm copying Brandie's audio post. Let me know if this works and if it does, I might it more often.

Click here and tell me if I'm wasting my time or not with.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Movie Quote Idea

A found this on someone's blog and for the life of me. I cannot remember the URL (I was checking blogs out via Blog Explosion) so I feel bad not being able to give credit (and link to their blog).

Anyway, I have 10 quotes from 10 different movies and challenge everyone to tell me what movie these lines came from. I think most of them are very easy but then again, there from movies I really liked so it might be more difficult for others.

"We were carrying nuclear weapons on our plane last night. My former commander is trying to steal them"

"Being on the same team as you is all the padding I need Rosé"

"All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain. Time to die"

"Get away from her you BITCH"

"Oh Captain, My Captain"

"Ever seen a grown man naked?"

"Yes sir, bit me directly in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money because I still haven't seen a nickel of that million dollars"

"Yes I suppose I have. How about this? Peace, Love, Dope. Now get the hell out of here !!!"

"You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing. You lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid but so is high school"

"I saw the whole thing dude. You were all like WHOA. Then we were like WHOA and then you were like whoa"

Oh this is a bonus one and I think it will be hard to figure out so I'll give you a hint with this one. It was said by Angelina Jolie.

"God gave men brains larger than dogs so they wouldn't hump women's legs at cocktail parties"

Good Luck

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

You will be remembered

A week ago 4 RCMP officers died in the line of duty when a man, who has terrorized his neighbors and his own father refers to him as "the devil", did the unthinkable. I know there are parts of the world where incidents like this occur …. well it's not a total shock when it happens but in Alberta we don't think like that. The idea of 4 police officers dying in the line of duty in this manor is shocking, for the whole country.

I'm not going to talk about the sub human piece of slime that did this horrible act and then took the cowards way out by taking his own life instead of taking responsibility for his actions. Instead I want talk about every man and woman who wears the uniform and puts his life on the line by putting themselves in harms way so we can live in a safe world.

At one time or another, we've grumbled about police officers for one reason or another but they are the line of defense between law and order and chaos and insanity. I personally feel safe when I see a Calgary Police cruiser drive by because I know that they're out there to look after me and my loved ones from those who would do them harm.

Personally I'm sick of people complaining about the police and then speed down the road after having one drink to many and then have the gall to complain when they get pulled over and charged with a DUI offense as well as speeding. Is it the cop's fault that you were acting irresponsibly? Why aren't they after real criminals? Well perhaps the police officer just saved the life of someone the in car ahead because they were so drunk they wouldn't have seen the red light in time and slammed into the car. For some reason, it's always the innocent ones who end up dying.

Well this time it was the guardians of our safety that paid the price. I still cannot believe that this occurred and I pray that it never happens again. I will never forget your sacrifice and the fact that every police officer puts their life on the line on a daily basis. I want to say thank you for being there.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Martha's Back

Well it's been 5 months and Martha Stewart is back. I hear that she's already making TV appearances and I'm hoping soon she will be starting her new show soon. I'm looking forward to hearing about the lovely cozy she made for her shiv.

I saw a picture of her and she wasn't wearing that ankle bracelet. I guess it wasn't placed on her yet, at the same time, there wasn't any sign of any prison tattoos.

I hear that the stock price of her company has gone up to $33 a share. WOW, all that from spending 5 months in the slammer.

I'm looking forward to the new show where she can talk about how to create new crafts with sporks and hearing prison stories, because there's nothing women enjoy more than getting recipes and hearing prison stories. I'm looking forward to the story about the time she shived a snitch.

There also has been talk about the weight she lost and now some STUPID people are asking how she did it? SHE WAS IN JAIL STUPID. She ate what they gave her and made her work her ass off, cleaning toilets dumbass. Just watch, in 6 months, we'll be hearing about the new prison diet. This is almost as bad as the Britney Spears quote about traveling overseas to tour other countries like CANADA.

Anyway, welcome back Martha. I hope to see her on Letterman soon. She's an ex con now and I bet she could beat the crap out of him if she wanted.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

There finally gone, the stupid curtains.

I hear that they're finally taking down those "Orange Gates" in New York City. Is it just me or did that whole thing seem like a total waste of time and money? Yeah for about 2 weeks that artist known as Cristo (I think that how you spell his name) had "The Gates" up in Central Park and I thought, WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP. Apparently they spent around 30 million dollars to have those things up for 2 weeks. 30 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A BUNCH OF ORANGE CURTAINS ! ! ! BULLSHIT.

Its my opinion that the money could have been spend on a lot more noble things like medical research or building affordable housing for the poor, but instead they use it to put up a bunch of curtain for 2 weeks. BULLSHIT.

There are people, like Oprah who use their money to do good things like building hospitals in Africa. As well people like David Letterman who has chosen to spend his last 3 Christmases bring some cheer to U. S. soldiers half a word away in Afghanistan and Iraq while Cristo put up stupid orange curtains out in a park. BULLSHIT.

People like to do good things and be remembered for many things as well. Oprah will be remembered for her kind heart and her ability to selflessly give herself to many causes. Letterman will be remembered for his humor, his time donated to the U. S. O. and his Scholarship at Ball State University, (always awarded to a student with a C average). Dennis Leary will be remembered for the work he did for helping families of firefighters who died in the line of duty. Cristo will be remembered for orange curtains. BULLSHIT.

I think what really annoys me about this guy is that Letterman extended an invitation for him to be on the show and he was INSULTED that he was asked at such a late day. WHAT A POMPOS ASS. There's one thing to have a good self image but when you start believing the hype people have about you, then there's a real problem. Oh and if he really does think he's that important, then he can suck the sweat from my ORANGE CURTAINS. BULLSHIT.

As well, New York City police had to station people around the park in order to watch this stupid thing. Now what I want to know is where these police officers were supposed be stationed if they weren't guarding "The Gates". Shouldn't they be out protecting the people of the city instead of guarding orange curtains? BULLSHIT.

Basically I think the whole thing was a waste of time and the only good that came out of it was that the hot dog vendors did extremely well in sales while the curtains were up. Well at least you had a place to wipe your hands if you got some mustard on them.

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Monday, March 07, 2005

I need a hug

This day sucked, BIG TIME. Zip did not sending a DVD to me after I returned another one and my list is now short 1 DVD now and I have to e-mail Zip about it tomorrow but that's not the reason today sucked. It sucked becasuse someone was nice enough to rub the fact that I still work there in my face.

I want out of there so bad, and someone ridiculed me over the fact that I'm still there really pissed me off. Almost to the point that I nearly knocked him on his ass, despite the fact that he's a superior (well not to me he's not). I will be victorious and leave.

MMM after writing that, I do feel somewhat better. Actually today when I got home, some stuff I requested from an IT head hunter company came in and I think its time to take the next step and meet with these people, one on one. I'm going to make a phone call tomorrow before work. I promise this to myself.

One of the difficulties of finding a job is that I'm always working my damn ass off and I'm not always up to doing the search thing but now…. Basically I'm going to show that guy and get the hell out of there, start a new life and then go on a huge friggin vacation somewhere I have never been before. Somewhere far away.

Ok I was feeling really bad initially but now I'm ready to smack this guy around. Mock me will you? Well screw yourself you stupid piece of crap. Don't ever try mess with me again or I'll do something nasty. .

Anyway I do feel somewhat better, now perhaps some chocolate mint ice cream would help, (just a bit, I have too much and I start to dislike it).

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Sunday, March 06, 2005

A post about Yadda Yadda

I'm feeling a little lost lately. Ok, I'm feeling somewhat like a hypocrite now (Actually not really since I am posting). I hear from people, and that means plural, its more than one person, no one person saying I'm talking about them because it's more than one person who find it difficult to post something (Did that make any friggin sense?) . They can't think of anything and now I'm posting about how I'm starting to feel the same way.

Now don't start thinking that I'm going to stop posting because that's not going to happen. Heck I'll post about other blogs or whatever or even about what is going on in my daily life (what a novelty).

Anyway, I've decided that mint flavored ice cream is overrated and is only good in small portions. I got so sick of it so quickly that I just wanted to go BLAAAA. No more. So my words of wisdom are to limit the amount of mint (even chocolate mint) ice cream you eat.

I've been toying with the idea of learning to draw. I know how to pick up a pencil and doodle but really draw. I was looking through at some books called "How to draw Manga" and I've decided which on I want to get but I'm going to wait and not buy it today. Money is a little tight and until the income tax refund thing happens, I'll wait (at least until payday).

Actually I think this "I don't know what to write about" thing is spreading. I was chatting with Vics and she was feeling the same way, but like me, she's also going to push on until the dry spell goes. Yaaa.

Actually Brandie has a good idea by creating an audio blog post so we can find out what she sounds like. I plan on doing that myself soon, hopefully this week.

So basically, my creative fuel tank is a little low so please forgive me. I know I said that I wouldn't censor myself and talk about sex if I wanted to but I need a reason to. I'm not the type of person who talks about sex for the sake of it. That's boring and shallow in my opinion. So I guarantee that there will never be a post that starts with "You should have seen the size of her…. . " NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. I would like to believe that I'm above that.

Well for someone who didn't know what to blog about, I did alright. Actually I think this might turn into the Seinfeld blog, a blog about NOTHING, but I hope not. Maybe I'll blog about my PANTS ! !

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Saturday, March 05, 2005

I want to be an artist

I want to learn how to draw. I remember when I was young I use to draw all the time but now I suck at it. I really want to learn how to draw.

I think it all started with the idea that I wanted to create a comic strip but then I thought, maybe it would help if knew how to draw and then that stopped but now I've starting to think about it again. Ok I really want to learn how to draw Manga. There's this comic strip I've been reading called MegaTokyo and I'm really enjoying the story and I sort of wish that I could create something like that.

It would be nice to be able to create a self portrait and put it up or draw the people around me or people far away in that big eye mange style. I would like to draw elves in that style or something else. Either way I want to draw and show my artwork to the world but stick figures won't cut it.

Maybe I'll have more time in the near future.

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Breast Physics

Last Christmas a game came out called Rumble Roses. It was an all-women wrestling game where it seemed that more attention was paid to the body parts then to the actual game play, according to reviews. I hear that the characters are stereotypical and the story is boring and they put in a "mud wrestling" stage but it looks more like chocolate milk than mud. The one thing that concerns me though is that the developer seemed to put more work into making the wrestlers look right than anything else.

One thing that they seemed to have worked on is making sure the women's breasts move as realistic as possible. Now some people might think, 'Oh boy, look at them go' but as far as I'm concerned, that's secondary to actual game play. Then I wondered what process did they go through in order to make sure they had the 'puppies' move right? (After I asked myself how I could get that job? )

In many sports games, they use motion capture in order to make sure that the players move as accurate as possible so I was wondering if they used the same technique to catch the subtle movements of the jiggle? I can picture some women who just happened to be 'blessed' are forced to wear the stop motion suits and have someone draw several white dots on their breasts and then are told to jump around. These people must be so proud (I wonder if they got Jessica Karr to do it? ), standing around, then jumping up and down while the camera focuses on their breasts. MMM I wonder if I can get that job? So the end result is that while the game is nice to look at, but not fun to play. Oh well. So this means that sex doesn't always sell (Aklaim tried it with BMX XXX and now they're bankrupt). So does this mean that all the video game playing guys out there are interested in more than the subtle movements of a woman's anatomy? Well these are priorities and sex and videogames don't always match.

So let this be a lesson to all you women out there. Videogame players are not a bunch of perverts who live in their parents basement, downloading 'altered' photo of female Star Trek characters. I live in my own apartment. *SMIRK*

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

I heard ya miss me I'm BACK !!!

It seems like lately that I’m straining my brain in thinking of topics to chat about in my blog. I think I’m starting to slow down. Either that or its just a dry spell.

Now that I think about it, it all started when I told myself not to talk about sex or sexual related subjects. I was concerned that people would think that I was a perverted freak or something so I stop talking about people who designed dildo’s, and other sex toys. I stopped talking about Jessica Karr (I still get people hitting my website looking for her, apparently she was in Playboy as well.) and anything of a somewhat naughty nature.

I remember being concerned about what people thought of me, and I thought, maybe I should ease up on some of my content and as a result, I think I’m getting boring. Well I’ve made a decision, just now actually, that I’m not going to do that anymore. The strange naughty ideas are coming back (and none to soon for some people).

To be honest, that last bit about deciding to write more about “naughty” stuff, wasn’t what I intended to talk about. Then I reminded myself of those old posts where I wondered who gets to name dildo’s and how did Jessica Karr get that part in Bad Boys and I remembered how much more fun I had writing my blog, not that I ever intended to quit.

Now don’t think that I was ever crude, at least I don’t think I was. I never outright spoke about sex or swore for the sake of swearing. I’ve always managed to talk about sex without actually talking about sex (if that makes sense) so I’m going to see if the old me can come back and stir some trouble and to everyone else, I’m sorry for what is about to happen.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'll decide what to watch, thank you.

Saving Private Ryan has been ruled as 'not indecent' by the FCC. Well thank god for that, someone down there is finally being realistic about things.

It was around Remembrance Day (I think) that ABC in the U. S. decided to air Saving Private Ryan in honor of Veterans and a huge amount of affiliates refused to show the movie for fear of being fined because someone would find it indecent. Well someone did (or a bunch of someone's complained) and the FCC had to investigate and made their ruling towards sanity.

While Saving Private Ryan has a gritty and harsh beginning, it considered accurate. A lot of people died that day. It was a bloody battle with many lives lost and I'm pretty sure people were swearing and not using the words "Oh gosh darn, I'm got my arm shot off". Is the reality of war offensive to people like the Parents Television Council ? (I'm not linking them, screw em). Am I wrong but did these people die in order to protect freedom? The same freedom these parents groups are fighting against. First it starts with words and pictures and next thing it becomes ideas and before you know it, your freedoms are gone. (Is this how things are in police states? ) I remember watching some mini series about Hitler and the Nazi party. In it they burned books 'for the sake of decency' as well.

The fact that these people are claiming a movie that honors the courage of veterans during a time of insanity is indecent and dishonors those same veterans who died on that beach over 50 years ago and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Oh yeah, the FCC also said "Will and Grace" is ok, as well as an episode of "C. S. I. " was fine as well. I'm really starting to dread these people and I hope they go away. It's because of these people that I'm glad to be Canadian and live in a country where freedom of expression is encouraged and if the 'F Bomb' is dropped, its for the sake of the show. Canadian programs like 'North of 60' and 'Trailer Park Boys' have people cursing in it and its to add to the story. Who's going to believe that some pot growing, mullet wearing, white trash dumb ass isn't going to say fuck all the time. I heard that someone tried to bring the show to the U. S. but 'clean it up', yeah right. Screw up your own TV programs, don't mess with ours.

Well I hope something happens soon down there because its going to get from bad to worse before you know it. I hope that someone down there realizes that and stands up to protect their freedoms. (Not like the senator who wants to control what is decent on Cable and Satellite as well)

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