Monday, December 31, 2007

Yearly round up. Part 4

Ok now here’s the final part of the year in review.


First I remember a short but meaningful post about the asshole businessman who wouldn’t move in the line at Safeway and then decided to take a shit right in the middle of the line. Man that stunk and I was pissed.

Then I felt it was time to express my hatred of the “Wooo” let’s party guy. How I hated that guy. How I wanted him to drop dead, and why he could afford to spend hundred a dollars on one night’s partying while I’m constantly watching my budget. I still hate that guy.

Oh and the big event of the fall was the Hepatitis A outbreak from McDonalds. I had to get 2 shots and I still haven’t gone into a McDonalds since. Despite the constant deals they’re offering at that place,, I refuse to go. I refuse to believe that they properly cleaned that place in less then 24 hours; as well, their initial vagueness about the issue, referring to it as a ”nuisance”, until the Health Department issues a warning. NOT COOL.


I went off on a couple of rants about people bothering me at lunch about one issue or another. I just was enraged about how people would not leave me alone during my lunch breaks, or that management felt that I should wear a collar with a friggin bell on it so everyone knew where I was. SCREW THAT.

Of course there was the mix-up with the career fair/ sex toy fair and how I ended up in the wrong place, in a tie, and stack of resumes in hand while I stared at the giant penis in the middle of the show floor. I felt like a pervert, going into one of those places ALONE!!

The Golden Compass post did get some great responses, but soon after someone started using Fancy words, and which point I PWND him. I can respect someone with a different point of view, but when you try using fancy language to make yourself look better, that’s when I come after you. All that it does, is make you sound pompous, and for the argument that they’re just trying to communicate, how does it come off as communicating when the other person doesn’t understand what is being communicated? The late Pierre Burton was one of Canada’s great authors, he was an intellectual, but he also knew talking over your audience was not the way to communicate. He proved this in his final television appearance on the Rick Mercer report when he did a video on How to Roll a Joint.


In December, the pickings are a little slim due to my traditional Christmas depression, but I will go back those few weeks and look at Talking Jesus Action Figure. I still want a Jesus action figure with a Kung Fu Grip so he can defeat the Cobra Commander and Destro.

Oh and how can I forget the sick pervert who’s flashing his Wang in -20C weather. I hope you froze it off asshole.

Well I can’t say that these last 4 posts were my best of 2007, but they were the some of the most Interesting stuff. Good luck to everyone and have a great 2008.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Yearly Round Up, Part 3

Ok now here’s part three of the review.


I remember hearing about a company that was adding pictures of pornography to their boxes of pizza, thus the name Porno Pizza. Of course there were cries of “the children” even though it was delivery only and you had to be 18 to order. Personally I don’t see a problem with having a little smut with my pizza.

Then I introduced everyone to the HR Lady (who still checked the blog out off and on). I told everyone that she was looking out for me and trying to set me up with someone. As late as last month, she’s been trying to do this, with a nice person in the warehouse. Again, she’s a nice person, but I want a slut. (I’m kidding). HR Lady was also nice to make herself know in the comments.

Then at the end of the month, I went off about the damn beret wearing, pony tailed (you know what’s under a pony’s tail) Jackass I saw of the C-Train, I never said a word to the guy but his existence just pissed me off. I just wanted to beat him within an inch of his life, because at that point in time, he represented sexual intellectuals everywhere. He was a fucking know it all”.


I recently confessed about have the power to make people GET IN MY WAY, I remembered how people always feel the need to block me from having access to whatever I’m trying to get at. There could be one other person in a store and they will always be blocking me, but know I know the truth, there’s a conspiracy. It’s like the Truman Show, everyone around me are actors, and they follow me everywhere and videotape my reaction to people blocking my way.

Then there was news that the Chinese government had banned reincarnation without government approval. Who were these assholes trying to fool? Like they had the power to dictate laws from beyond the grave? This was a thousands times worse than when they started to create new laws for Hong Kong before the colony reverted back to Chinese rule. At least a court overturned those laws.

Even now I still loved it when that Dateline NBC reporter got PWNED at DEFCON, when she tried to do a “hidden camera” story about hackers doing “something illegal” with a government agent present. She failed to understand that DEFCON is a hacker convention, and not all hackers are illegal. Some of them are perfectly willing to share their knowledge with law enforcement for use in hunting down people like child predators and “terrorists”, and that’s a good thing, but this reporter didn’t see that and only cared about her fucking story. I’m glad she was pwned.


We’ll start the fall off with the “US Americans” who can’t find the US on a world map because they can’t afford maps. My first reaction was to have this woman’s ovaries removed, that way she could no reproduce. Again, this was all part of my peeing in the gene pool theory. We have to stop the stupid people from breeding, and this cute but DUMB person must be stopped. I’m sure that next year there will be an entrance exam to the Mr. South Carolina beauty contest, and anyone using the term, US Americans will be beaten with a crowbar.

Then there was the vibrating accessory to the IPod. I was never sure that if it was a steady vibration, or if it acted like a woofer and gave you a “more interesting experience” with music with loud base. I never did see part 2 of the video because I wouldn’t pay, but I still wish I could see it. So this Christmas no one got an Ipod and a Ohmibod attachment from me.

Of course there was a naughty product for men as well, there was (drumroll plz) WONDERCUM. Now who the hell though that this would be a good name for a product? With a name like that, you’re not going to end up on Wal-mart shelves, but consider what this product is suppose to do, I’m pretty sure your not going to end up there anyway. I mean, a vitamin for increase the amount of ….um you know… a guy shoots? EWWW.

That’s it for part 3. Part 4 will be available tomorrow.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Yearly Round Up. Part 2

Here we go, part 2 of the year in review.


Nova Scotia was up in arms over NBC airing a play off game in the afternoon. The province was so mad that the provincial legislature endorsed a resolution condemning the NHL for this “atrocity”. I guess they couldn’t watch hockey in the afternoon. COME ON!

Then I discovered the “White and Nerdy” Weird Al video on Youtube. They had Donny Osmond in it. The sick part was that it got me addicted to Mine Sweeper for MONTHS. I guess I am white and nerdy.

Then there was the comic book convention where I discovered what I had only heard as rumor in the past. Girls go to comic book conventions, and some of them were dressed up as superheroes and anime characters. I was in HEAVEN. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Anime Convention that happened at the University later in the year. I would have seen a lot more of women in Cosplay. Now if I could only get a lady to dress up like Princess Kahm from Outlanders.


May was a fine time of year because Paris Hilton was IN THE SLAMMER. Sure she only served 23 days (I think), but the photos of her crying in the back of a police cruiser were PRICELESS!!! Now I wonder how long it will take for Britney to end up in The Can.

Then I learned that Oprah said that I should have sex 200 times a year to keep healthy, so with the new year started, I’m a little behind on that count…say 200 times. Arghh.

Then once again, the stupidity of the religious right made multiple appearances, first by stating a kid’s science fair project proved that Evolution is a lie, and then the creation of Creation Museum, because every God fearing person knows that Science and Evolution is a lie. Ok between these people and the people who are following Britney/Paris/Lindsay, were doomed unless God releases another great flood, so we can get rid of these people. Here’s my theory, God is watching down on us and see’s the crap the Religious Right are doing and just shakes his head, covers his face to hide his frustration and tells Jesus to open another case of Tequila..


June was a nice time of year and the weather was great, so great that the homosexuals come out (I don’t mean the closet), and had a parade. Now I’ve know the existence of Gay Pride parades and I’m all for the Gay community getting together for a “Gay Bash”. I just wasn’t ready for the float with all the guys in buttless chaps spanking each other. If I had known that it was a gay pride parade, then I would have been prepared. Instead I was expecting a Caribbean festival parade. Whoops. Though the gift of flavored condoms and lube was nice, when was I going to use them?

Then there was the study about how women who had unprotected sex were happier because of a possible chemical in … I remember thinking of doing my own study of that…like that will ever happened.

Lastly on a positive note, I revealed my plan for world domination by selling Anime DVD’s on. Yes I told everyone about Space Station Anime. It’s been 6 months and I’m still evolving the brand, and next month I’m going to start using Google Adwords, as well as a few other Pay Per Click services.

That’s it for part 2. Expect Part 3 on Sunday.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Yearly Round Up. Part 1

It’s the near end of the year so I’d thought I’d start with my year in review, but this time I’m going to do it a little different. I’m going to look back at MY posts and see what qualifies as the best of, and what’s the worst of. Here goes.


I remember starting the year calling Buck Rogers a manwhore. I rented the complete series on and about half the episodes where about Buck “saving the girl” and then “getting some”. I forgot how bad 70’s TV sucked.

There also the apology post where I had the sex dream about someone in my favorite blogs list. I’m still sorry for that, but you were great.

Though the biggest even was my old building being bought and the new owners converting it to condo’s. Those bastards. That got really ugly in the end when I threatened to sue for my damage deposit back.


I remember doing a couple of posts about Lisa Marie Nowak, the crazy astronaut who tried to kidnap some other woman because of her jealousy. She was the woman who was so determined that to prevent rest breaks, she wore a diaper on her quest to kidnap this other woman. What really bothered me is that she had it all. She was respected, she had even gone into space and from this day forth, she will always be known as the crazy diaper lady.

I also remember going after the ‘so called’ religious right a couple of time. Once I attacked their believe that the earth was only six thousand years old, and how this thinking was going to up us into a second dark age. Then I stated my disbelief that while other nations were pursuing stem cell research, it was for things like making breast implants seem more real. I just shook my head in shame over that one.


It was in March, when I first blogged about the 19 year old woman in Saudi Arabic who was gang raped and the judges sentenced her 90 lashes. How t he whole thing was pathetic, and how that whole country should be ashamed of themselves. In the coming months, her sentence was increased to 200 lashes because it was made public. The outrage heard from around the world did finally get to the Saudi King, when he commuted the sentence. That’s a part of the world I really want to stay clear off, at least until their legal system gets out of the dark ages.

I also saw Idiocracy, that month and I still believe that the movie is a WARNING. SOCIETY IS DOOMED, unless we stop the dumb people from breeding. As well, I saw Jesus Camp and how the religious right are now brainwashing children to the point of wanting to lay their lives down for Jesus, a la suicide bomber. That woman is still a crackpot.

Then there was the Elton John appearance at a music festival in the Caribbean. How Church officials felt that Sir Elton’s presence and even his music would make people want to pursue an “alternative lifestyle”. It was in that post where I’ve confessed that I have never had a craving for cock, even while listening to his music or hanging around gay people.

The last post I want to feature in this part of the recap was the substitute teacher who was found guilty of exposing a classroom of children to a porn storm on a PC. I remember reading how the trial was flawed and the blogosphere and the tech/geek community basically shamed the judge and prosecutor into reconsidering things. I guess the having the attention of the international media made them nervous. In June 07, the conviction was thrown out and new trial was ordered, but at this time, no trial date has been scheduled.

That’s it for part 1. Part 2 will appear tomorrow.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Post Christmas Post

Christmas is over. It’s Boxing Day and I’m at work and over my traditional Christmas depression. Yes once again, I spent Christmas alone, depressed and feeling sorry for myself. For the past couple of years I’ve spent my Christmas’s like that, vowing that the next year, things would be different. Again, I am making this vow, but this time, I mean it.

I did some additional work on Space Station Anime over the holiday, and starting in the New Year I’m going to start using Google Adwords, as well as a few other services to get my listed at the first page of Google, under sponsored links, so it’s my hope that I’ll more traffic and more importantly, customers. When the customers start buying stuff, then the plan for Christmas 2008 can go into action.

First, on Christmas day I received a call from my sister and she was telling me that I had to spend Christmas back in Ontario, with the rest of the family. My sister went on about how great it would be for all of us to be back in Sturgeon Falls, (I can’t believe that the town has a Wikipedia Entry) a small town in Northern Ontario. According to her, my parents will be moving back there this year. We shall see about that. (A lot of people have been making assumptions about my parents moving back east.

After the first call, I tried to call my mom and dad, but the line was busy, and I remember someone else I needed to talk to on Christmas day. A good friend, so I called her up. I believed that I called her early enough in the day that she was completely sober. We chatted and she shared things like the fact that a police cruiser followed her grandparents into their driveway (what’s the special ingredients in those brownies grandma?). The important thing was that she shared her wisdom on how I should spend my next Christmas, and dammit, she’s brilliant. Brilliant I tell you. As soon as I heard these ideas, I immediately typed them onto a Word Document for safe keeping, and I’m now going to share these ideas with You!!!!

Plan for Christmas 2008, LEAVE THE COUNTRY. Head to a TROPICAL PARADISE (she told me Hawaii, but any land of Palm Trees, Warm Sun, Beautiful Beaches, and Free Flowing drinks with little umbrellas will do). The important thing that she also mentioned was DON’T BRING FAMILY ALONG. Let them suffer in the snow, back home in Canada. I heard they got some nasty snow back in Ontario during Christmas, My poor friend had to supper through it, but she did seem in good spirits. So next Christmas, I have to spend it in a tropical paradise, surrounded by women in bikini’s, which means I’d better get to work on getting myself in shape.

I’ve decided that I’m not going to dwell on the depressing stuff, because I’m over it and I need to focus on Christmas 2008, so go buy some DVD’s now and help my dream happen

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That just got you on the naughty list

I just read that some woman groped Santa Claus. I’m not sure what she was trying to do, but she’s on the naughty list now, and not the “naughty but nice” list. Apparently this woman parked herself on a Mall Santa’s lap, when she reached down and decided to check on his “Jingle Bells”. What is wrong with some people?

The first thing I’m asking myself is that was she drunk or under the influence of some “substance”? Was she a pervert who was inspired by the movie Bad Santa? Perhaps, she was a freak!!! What kind of person tries to tough Santa Claus that way with kids around?

I’d like to think that stuff like this didn’t happen not to long ago, but I honestly believe that we’re just hearing more of it, because of the Internet. There are a lot of sick people out there, and the last thing we need to see is one of them trying th get on the Nice list, the WRONG WAY.

This is just more proof that my “Peeing in the Gene Pool” theory is right on. I swear that the movie Idiocracy is a warning. It’s a warning from the future, and as long as we have the Santa groping woman around, then we’re in trouble.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Child's reading my Ass

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So I do this stupid test and I get Elementary School. Just because I write about the Talking Jesus action figure doesn't make my blog Elementary School level reading. I wrote about little gay doggie treats and I still get Elementary School. What do I need to do to get the rating higher, write vagina over and over again?

Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gay Dog Treats

I discovered a new snack for dogs. Now I like dogs, I think dogs are great, and I'm all for giving a dog a little treat, but having them shaped like little cocks and balls is not cool. Oh for the record, they're suppose to be “T”, for treat, but you can tell, they failed miserably.

Now I know dogs “lick themselves”. I know some dogs who lick themselves a lot. I use to have a log who would take it one step further, but the last thing I want is to see my dog eating lots of little cocks. Some dog “lick themselves” but they shouldn't be licking each other, or putting phallic objects in their mouths. I don't want my dog in the mall buying leather pants and pink bandanna.

Something else bothers me. What if a dog who eats these thing, walks into their master's bedroom, see him, in the nude, looks at his “deal” and thinks, “that's a big treat” and then CHOMP!!!. It's John Wayne Bobbitt all over again, and how are you going to explain this?. “Umm my dog mistook my deal for one of his doggie treats, and bit it”. Not cool.

Also, their's always that one weird kid who eats the dog snacks. Do you want this kid to be gobbling dick as well? He's got enough problems without the whole Gay thing adding to his misery

So, I ask the people who makes these dog snacks, please change the shape of them, before someone gets hurt.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Talking Jesus Action Figure

I just read that Wal-Mart in the U.S. has sold out of Talking Jesus Action Figures. I didn’t even know that they sold Talking Jesus Action Figures. Do we need a Talking Jesus Action Figure? At first I thought that these guys should be ashamed of themselves for selling such a product, and exploiting the son of God in that way. Then, the more I thought about it, I thought I wish I had one when I was a kid.

The first thing I thought was, does he have a Kung Fu grip? A talking Jesus with a Kung Fu grip would rock. Then with his Kung Fu grip, he could battle my Chuck Norris Karate Commando Action Figure. Chuck Norris vs. The Jesus? This would be a bigger battle than when Chuck fought Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon.

Then I thought that Jesus could hang out in the General Lee with Bo and Luke Duke. He could be in the back of the General Lee, preaching to Bo and Luke, while the General jumps over Rosco's police car. He could also be in the back of B.A Van from the A-Team, trying to convince Murdoch that he's not insane, or maybe he could sit shotgun, in Kitt and he and Michael could exchange hair secrets.

Jesus has all the answers since he's the son of God, so he should also be able to help out Scully and Mulder. Mulder is looking for “The Truth” and who else would know the truth other than Jesus.

What would be really cool, is substituting Jesus for other action figures, imagine, reenacting the LightSabre fight in Empire Strikes back and have Jesus play Luke. Having Darth Vader telling Jesus that he was Jesus's father (Ok I'm in BIG TROUBLE NOW). Jesus looking his hand (there goes the Kung Fu grip).

Oh and I'm not the first one who ever thought about stuff like this either, I remember SOMEONE did a blog post about Jesus hanging out with Super Girl and Wonder Woman, so I'm not going to be alone when I burn in hell.

Anyway, the Jesus action figure is sold out, but I hear there are a lot of Moses's left, which is good, because i want one. He would look great in my bathroom. He could “part the waters” of my toilet whenever I flush it.

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Clip of the Week (It's a whole Damn Show)

Ok this is a long one, but one of my favorite online shows. It's their yearly clip show. Enjoy

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sick Bastard

So here’s what happened. I leave work last night, and I see this guy standing at the end of the parking lot, close to where I have to cross to get to the bus stop. Anyway, I’m a “big guy” so I start walking, not really paying attention to the guy until I’m almost past him, and out of the corner of my eye I see something that makes me go, “what the”, but I keep my eyes forward and continue walking, so I cannot confirm what exactly what I say, but I’m 70% sure I saw what I thought I saw. This guy had his “deal” sticking out. (note: I said sticking, and opposed to hanging).

Now I know there are some sickos out here, and the growth of Calgary (no pun intended), has attracted a lot of the …morally challenged to this city, but I would have figured that with the weather being -18 C (0 F), that even a sick bastard, would have enough to not have his “deal” out in the cold. So hear me Mr. Sicko, I hope you get frostbite on “it”

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Dr Cheryl sent me this, and I think it's Appropriate for this time of year

I get this poem every winter & every winter I love re-reading it.

It’s a beautiful poem and very well written.

Thought it might be a comfort to you, it was to me.



It's cold!

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm freezing my ass off

Winter has arrived in Calgary, like an anvil being dropped on Daffy Duck. How are these 2 events related? As Daffy himself would say “their despicable”. Now I know that normally a blog post about the weather is really lame, but when it’s cold enough to FREEZE MY BOYS, it’s something to complain about.

For the past 2 days, I had to wear my winter coat, in the front office because it’s that’s cold. Certain people have extra heaters at their desk, yes I’m talking to you HR Lady, because their really cold. I’m just glad that my non existent girlfriend (hey it could happen), didn’t work here either because she would also be wear my coat, and shirt and I would look like those bare-chested guys at football games. They’re not braving the cold like that to prove something; they’re like that because their girlfriends took all their clothes because it’s cold. I keep want to pour gas(petrol for people outside of North America) on the parking lot and set it one fire, just to see fire. Just to see warmth.

The really bad thing today was the roads, they’re really slippery and just driving out there is not safe. I was 45 minutes late for work, and now I have to stay an hour later, so I meet up with the buses at the right time. I was outside for 30 minutes, waiting for that damn bus and when it showed up, I had Roseanne as a bus driver; I don’t mean the early, really funny Roseanne, but the later, really bitchy, backstabber, not funny Rosanne. At one point I heard her complained that she was killed 25 times while driving that morning. Little did she know that it was actually 26, because I had to fight the urge to choke the life out of her.

Basically, it’s cold as hell and I don’t like it. I want to move to Florida.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Fancy Words

On Friday, I went on one my rants about a Catholic school board had banned a book. I wrote about how I thought that the actions were wrong and so forth,. Then I had this person leave a comment, arguing his point, which is against mine. No problem there until after I replied to his comment, then he decided to reply to my response using “fancy words”. Have I ever mentioned how people who use “fancy words” piss me off?

While I do use IT jargon at work, it’s only done with people who understand what the jargon means. With normal (and I mean non IT people), I use “normal” language to explain things, that way they understand what I’m trying to communicate. I personally feel that it’s more important to be understood by someone than to confuse them by using “fancy words”.

First of all, I had never heard of the word “rejoinder”. I’ve never heard of such a word and as soon as I realized that they were using “fancy words” in the first sentence, I came to the conclusion that I was arguing with someone who was in the love with the sound of their own voice. Now I’ve encountered these guys and I believe that they must be taken down a bit, every opportunity I get. Sometimes I get rude when I do it, but it required because they tend to lack real world socials skills, and must be taught that being an ass isn’t acceptable. I still remember taking on the “Linux Geeks” in an EB Games, and I ended that conversation with the classic “and while you’re at it, move out of your parent’s basement!!!” A person can express their argument or point of view without trying to come off as a intellectual snob. I honestly feel that they are better off doing so with the use of “fancy words”, because it adds to their creditability, as opposed coming off as pompous.

I know a blogger who’s able to do this with ease. She is able to express an idea, and tell a story without using “fancy words”. Actually she uses words like a paint brush to express herself in her blog. It is said that a picture is worth a 1000 words? Well she can paint a picture with less than 200. Oh, and I’ve never had to use a dictionary to understand any of her posts or comments.

I could go on and on and go “waaa waaa”, but I honestly, do not see the point. I refuse to give this person any further thought other than “I WON THE ARGUMENT !!!! NAAA NAA NAA NAA NAAA ***SPPPPPTTTTTT****”.

I never said I was mature.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Clip of the Week (The Golden Compass Trailer)

I hope this movie becomes the Hit of Christmas.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Book banning is bad

Notice: The Photo Friday has been delayed due the the presence of Stupid People

I know normally I would put a funny picture up, but dammit, this really pisses me off. There’s a Catholic School in Ontario (I’m actually surprised that this didn’t happen out here in Alberta, we’re Bible thumper territory) who has ordered the book The Golden Compass removed from its libraries. This after the school board received a single complaint. I thought this bullshit didn’t happen in Canada.

So this book, a fantasy novel, was written by Phillip Pullman, who just happens to be an atheist, and while I have yet to read the book, (I guess I need to so I don’t look like I don’t know what I’m talking about), I understand that some groups feel that the book series is Anti-Christian. So of course this book must be banned, the author hunted down and killed. I hear that he lives down the street from Salman Rushdie, so we can go with the Muslim Fundaments and after we all can go on a picnic and celebrate our intolerance of new ideas. Oh, and after we can all get together with the Nazi’s and sing camp fire songs as we burn all the copies of the “offensive material”. You know, its shit like this which makes me embarrassed to be Catholic; then again, I’m not a very good Catholic because I have an open mind about things.

I remember back in High School when I found a copy of Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto” in the school library. At first, I was surprised to see it, and to be honest I thought it didn’t belong in the library, but I was only in grade 10, and to be honest, I was a dumb kid, as well as gullible. I soon learned that the last thing I want is a bunch of closed minded dumb people deciding what I can, and cannot read, see, or hear. I now am thankful that the Catholic School board of Fort McMurray for understanding that in order for a student to grow, they should be exposed to new and different ideas, even if they might be unpopular to certain groups. Being Catholic doesn’t mean you have to be intolerant (I think someone needs to tell the Pope that).

What really bothers me is that these actions were done because of a single complaint. Doesn’t this busy body have better things to do? If this person is such a devout catholic, perhaps she should be helping the homeless instead of bitching about a book? I don’t know if this person is a man or a woman, but when I think about it, I get the image of Kyle’s mom from South Park, and I get to urge to quote Cartman and say “Kyle, why does your mom get some bug up her ass each month?”. I also bet this person is also a Stupid Bitch.

Again, I haven’t read the book in question, but I plan on do so, and I’m definitely going to see the movie. Oh, if I see someone protesting the movie at my local theare, they are going to get an ear full.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Work is pissing me off.

This is what happened. I’m away from my desk for 15 minutes to deal with an issue and when I get back, the DC Manger tells me that I should have a note on my desk when I’m away. LEAVE A NOTE SO PEOPLE CAN FIND ME? WHY DON’T I JUST WEAR A COLLAR WITH A LITTLE BELL SO PEOPLE CAN FIND ME THAT WAY? I MEAN REALLY.

Let’s get this straight. I carry a company cell phone as well as a cordless phone with my phone extension, but NOOOOO, now I have to waste my time making up stupid signs every time I have to leave my cubicle. What’s next? Having to ask permission to go to the bathroom? Maybe I should have a bed pan at my desk? Hell, let’s just chain me to my chair from 8:00am to 4:30pm? Get the feeling that I’m miffed?

I’m starting to feel a little “taken for granted” here (Ok I’m feeling A LOT “taken for granted”. It’s the same crap and now they keep assigning me to do stupid stuff like, cleaning the front office, and putting paper in the photocopier. I didn’t get my degree so I could spend my day filling a photocopier and buzz people into the front door, and have people ask me if were hiring in such a thick Punjabi accent that I can barely understand them.

Oh, and another thing, what REALLY pisses me off is when people come in and as soon as they see someone else who’s of their ethnic group, they suddenly ignore me. They talk to that person in their own language. Needless to say, when I hand their application over to HR, I mention the exchange, and how rude they are.

Basically that is what pisses me off at work right now.

One nice thing though, I was given a Toblerone and a Hot Chocolate today, so their not all bad.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Some Tech Tips crap

As an IT geek, I have no excuse as to why I didn’t backup my data on my USB key, but now that it’s gone. I’m REALLY pissed off. I had important stuff on that thing, including the latest version of my resume, and a spreadsheet of when new Anime DVD’s were being released. Most importantly, future Photo Friday pictures are lost.

So a note to everyone. Back up your data. There is nothing sadder than loosing all your porn.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I want to know

Today I had an issue where I needed to "adjust" myself, but the problem was I couldn't find someone private to do so, I had to wait 20 minutes before I could do the adjusting. So I was thinking, do men or women need to "adjust" themselves more. To find this out I've created a poll.

Don't be shy. I'm really curious about this.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I went through the wrong door and it went downhill from there

This past weekend, I attended to a career fair. My goal is to find other opportunities… and for the record, I mean a new job. I state this now for reasons that will become quite clear later on. So I took the time to print up a bunch of resumes for this event, and I double checked to address for the event before I left on Saturday.

So I get to the place, which is at the Round Up center, which is on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede. This is a huge facility that is capable of hosting multiple events. Again, this will be important later on. So I get off the C-Train and follow the group of people who I assume is also going to the Career Show, and there’s a sign that says Career Fair with a big arrow.

So I get to what I believe is the entrance. There’s a sign with the word Career Fair with an arrow pointing towards the door, (or so I thought). So I get in line, and for some reason I’m carded, I think it’s strange but I don’t worry about it too much. I go buy my ticket which turns out to be $15 instead of the adverted $5. I’m no impressed but I go in anyway, then it strikes me that something isn’t right.

The first thing I see is a large display for Lifestyle condoms, and a woman comes up and tells me that they’re giving free samples. I think that’s kinda odd, (yes I know), but then I take a good look around and realize I’m in the wrong place. The big clue was the display of dildo’s on one take and the image on a TV of a woman bouncing up and down and moaning really loud. I was in the Taboo Sex Fair NEXT DOOR.

Now I don’t know who failed to put proper signage on the doors from the way everyone was entering the building. I saw the huge sign when I got out, but it was FACING THE WRONG WAY. All I know is, someone’s an asshole and owes me $15 bucks.

So I’m a single male with a bag full of resumes in a Sex Fair. I must have looked like the most perverted person in the place, looking for a job at a Sex Fair. (NOT THAT KIND OF JOB).

Now I admit that I am a closet pervert with a boob fetish (then again all men love boobs), but the last place I want to be (by myself, If I was with a couple of hotties then it would be different) is at a Sex Fair. At that point I felt one step removed from one of those creeps who exposes themselves in public going LOOK AT ME.

Oh for the record, I did make it to the Career Fair and did talk to some people, and did make some progress in the job search.

NOW STOP LAUGHING. I’m kidding; I can laugh about it too now.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

You lied to me.

So around 2:30pm a situation develops. For some reason some of the orders from yesterday were not processed. Management is making a big deal about this and after helping a supervisor look at the problem the HR director says to me. "Can you go and pack boxes with me on the line". SO I go take a loot and things are ok, (there was nothing to pack). I got back to my cubicle and I noticed that all the managers on site are gone, I figure that they're in the warehouse looking at the situation. WRONG!!!! About 20 minutes they come into the front office with their Tim Horton's coffee. I was pissed.

So later I go back into the warehouse and actually start packing orders. I do so for about 40 minutes and leave since it was 10 minutes from quitting time. I make my way back, swipe my ID out and head for my desk to grab my stuff and leave. I enter the front office and I get this "here you are" treatment, as both managers get up from their desks. I get this bullshit praise and one of them asks where I'm going. I say I'm leaving. What I don't say is that "I'M LEAVING YOU TWO FACED LIAR. I'M FUCKING I.T., NOT SOME SHLEP WHO WORKS ON THE WAREHOUSE FLOOR. WANT TO REALLY PRAISE ME? GIVE ME A FUCKING BONUS NOW!!!"

Needless to say. I was diplomatic, and polite and even said goodbye before I left.


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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Leave me alone. I'M EATING DAMMIT

Why is it that people don’t bother me for hours at a time, but as soon as I go on lunch or I’m about to head home, everyone come up to me and starts WHINING about their problems? I swear they time it just to piss me off, and it’s WORKING,


I wear at one point, someone was standing over me while I was eating. PISS OFF. LET ME EAT MY MACRONI AND CHEESE IN PEACE!!! I’m just waiting for someone to follow me into the bathroom.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I want my hour of sleep back

(WARNING: I get a little preachy and political, I promise to tone it down till sometime in 2008)

I can’t wait to change my friggin clock back an hour. Mr. Bushy ripped of off of an hour’s sleep this week, when he moved the change the clock time back. I know this happened in the U.S. but Canada did it too, so that we’d be able to watch our shows at the same time, otherwise it would be a mess. Even in Canada, Mr. Bushy’s incompetence screws up my life. Now I know I’m Canadian were suppose to be polite but I can’t take this guy anymore. I’m sorry but anyone who would veto health care for children is a sick individual.

Now that last thing I want to do is start bashing the duly elected leader of my neighbor to the sound, but I keep hearing about bad things about this guy. I hear he has a 24% approval rating. He has his staff do illegally things, tries to hide it, and when he goes caught, he has a patsy take the rap and after he’s found guilty, he commutes the sentence. I mean really. I’m sorry, but this guy isn’t smart at all, and he seems to surround himself with even dumber people, so he can brag that he’s the smartest person in the room.

Lately I’ve been watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann , and I just love how he catches the “right” media in their faulty reporting, (AKA Lies). The thing I like most about this guy is that I’m pretty such he could kick Bill O’Reilly’s ass.

I keep monitoring this right wing media and I keep wondering, what is wrong with these people. My recent favorite is some Fox News morning show trying to blame the California Wildfires on terrorists. I know that they’re hoping to convince the trailer park set but come on. These guys have ZERO creditability now. What a bunch of LIARS. Oh and I’m not even going to start on the fake FEMA news conference.

I really shouldn’t bash my neighbors so the south. It’s rude of me, but I do want to challenge them on this. There are many Americans who say that their country is the best in the world. Now there’s nothing wrong with national pride, I have pride in Canada, but I don’t go saying that Canada is the greatest country on earth. If the U.S.A. is the greatest country on earth I say PROVE IT, and invading another country or two doesn’t prove that at all. It proves that you’re a big bully.

If the U.S. is the greatest country in the world, why is it rated 37 for Health Care? Why is France number 1? Maybe that’s why the French are snooty to Americans, because they have the best health care system.

Oh I did find something that the U.S. is number 1 at. Currently the U.S. is the most indebted country in the world. Sure, Canada is number 13, but were not going around saying that were number 1, or invading other nations.

I know that it’s not right to blame the actions of a countries leader on it’s people, and I do not blame the people who live across the 49th parallel. I’m just saying, you have to get this maniac out of there and get some REAL leadership in place.

Oh for the record, I refuse to cross the border until January 2009.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Cat's dont need to hate Mondays

Everyone knows that Monday’s suck. It’s just a factor of life. Monday is just a day that blows because it’s so far away from Friday and the weekend, but I’ve been wondering about one thing? Why does Garfield the cat hate Monday’s? I mean really, who gives a crap that a lazy fat cat hates Mondays?

Let’s look at this whole cat hating Monday’s thing. This stupid cat doesn’t have a job. All this stupid cat does is sleep, eat, and watch TV. Someone sign me up to be a cat people. This sounds like a pretty good gig. So why would a cat hate Mondays? Is Monday TV that bad? Nope, that’s when Heroes is on. I look forward to Monday night. Does the Lasagna taste bad on Monday? Somehow I doubt it, so why should a stupid cat care about it being Monday? Tell you what Mr. Garfield, GET A JOB OTHER THAN LAYING AROUND ON YOUR ASS ALL DAY EATTING AND WATCHING TV ALL DAY AND THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT HATING MONDAYS.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Clip of the Week (The real Chloe)

The start of a video blog by Allison Mack who plays Chloe Sullivan on Smallville. One of the few TV shows that I actually like (and yes I still like Superheroes, ENOUGH ALREADY). It's a little long (9 minutes), but I thought it was cool.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

A stupid clown gave me Hepatitis A

Every fall, McDonalds in Canada runs Monopoly contest, you collect the playing pieces on the wrappers of some of the food and the drinks, you collect them and you may win lots of money or you can instantly win food or cash prizes. Well I may have won something this year, but it wasn’t on the list of prizes. I may have won Hepatitis A. Apparently the McDonalds that was located across the street from where I work had a food server who had Hepatitis A. Now I have to go get a shot. Lovely.

This news story has been all over town, and the Calgary Health Region has opened a clinic in the area so I can have someone stick two needles into my arm. (I really hate needles). I’ve talk to my boss about it, since he went for his shot yesterday, and he had to get 2 shots. Uggg I really hate needles, and I don’t care how cute the nurse is, who’s giving me the shot, if she causes me real pain, she’s going to end up on her ass, with me standing over her all green and going ARGHHH, a la The Incredible Hulk. There’s a 30% chance that I will cry like a baby.

At this point I’m fairly certain that I probably caught “something”. I usually go to this place 2 or 3 times a week in the morning to pick up breakfast, an Egg McMuffin meal (which includes a hash brown (who the hell named that thing a HASH brown, I feel like I’m ordering drugs instead of breakfast)) and a large Iced Tea. I never order Hepatitis A. Oh and I consider this virus to be a value added bonus.

I’ve been reading about Hepatitis A for obvious reasons. I’ve also looked that the symptoms, wondering if I might be effected.

So far I’ve been experiencing Fatigue but nothing else, in fact I feel tired right now. I’ve been having bouts of fatigue for a little while now. Then again, the reason that I’ve tired is because I just want to take a nap.

Needless to say that I’m pissed at McDonalds and will NEVER eat there again, because their employees obviously do not was their hands after going to the bathroom, because that’s HOW HEPATITIS SPREADS !!!!

Now comes the ugly part, when you get the shot, they shoot it into the shoulder and you end up feeling sore, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to need two shots because of the amount of times that I’ve eaten there. So I guess I’m getting a free shot from McDonalds as well.

So Mr Ronald McDonald, if you’re reading this, take note, if we ever meet, I’m going to shove a Big Mac up your ass. I will get my revenge. I swear it.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bart's Teacher is actually HOT

I have a confession to make. I think Bart’s teacher Edna Krabappel is hot. There’s something about her that makes me think, “I’d like for her to make me stay after school and clean the chalkboard” My theory is that she’s frustrated and needs my help to take care of things for her. If only she’s quit smoking.

I can picture everyone rolling their eyes over the idea, but if you think about it, Edna K is divorced, living alone, and needs someone other than Principal Skinner in her life. She needs a companion who isn’t a dork. She needs someone like me. If only she didn’t smoke.

I see Edna K as an adventurous woman, playing the naughty teacher, or playing out some other naughty fantasy. People don’t see Edna K, the wild woman, but I see her. I see her several times a day on TV. I see it in her eyes. She wants adventure, the wants excitement, and she wants to be swept off her feel. If only she didn’t smoke.

Let me get something straight, I’m not having naughty dreams or fantasies about Bart’s teacher (often), but she’s on my Simpsons desk calendar today and I thought, “oh yeah”. If only she would stop smoking.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cheap Bastard, Not Horny Bastard

I have a problem. There are not enough sexy horny women in my bedroom. Actually there aren’t any sexy horny women in my bedroom and that’s a BIG PROBLEM. Oh the other hand, that might be fantasy and not a problem. Well the truth of the matter is that I’m a greedy bastard, not a horny bastard.

I’ve known a lot of people who like to “enjoy” themselves. Booze, women, recreational pharmaceuticals, whatever it takes, and till this day I’ve always wondered what the hell they were thinking? I know so many people who will spend over a hundred dollars a night at a bar and then on Monday, brag about the fact that they did this. As far as I’m concern, this is just plain crazy. My feeling is that I want to be happy, by having a nice home, having lots of stuff and not having to deal with people constantly going “Wooo!!!”

Now don’t think that I don’t like going out and spending money, because I do enjoy being able to spend money on my friends. Now the key words are “being able”. I’m not one of those guys who go and buys everyone round after round of drinks, only needing to borrow money from their friends to pay their rent. I’m always thinking, “can I afford to do this?” I’ve missed out on several nights out because I couldn’t afford to go out, but at least I was able to pay my bills at the end of the month. Oh and also, I was the jerk who wouldn’t lend out money because I didn’t expect to get the money back. I learn that lesson the hard way.

I keep looking forward to the day where I can enjoy life myself, and I don’t mean, lots of drinking, lots of sex (actually I wouldn’t mind the sex), and the drug thing. My idea of enjoying life is being able to sleep in till 9:00am, traveling around and seeing cool things around the world and being able to treat my friends and knowing that I can afford to do so.

One day I plan to treat all my friends. I’d rather take them out somewhere nice and enjoy their company without having the deal with the guy who’s constantly going “woo” (though I can handle the occasional round of “CHUG CHUG CHUG”, but I don’t want to turn it into a lifestyle. I just want to see my friends happy and having a good time. I just hope that day comes sooner than later.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Clip of the Week (New Daily Show Clips)

The Only thing that's annoying is the damn commercial.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thanks a lot asshole

This is an open letter to the asshole who stood in front of me in line at checkout at Safeway.

Thank you for yakking on the phone and not moving forward while I held my heavy basket of food, so I so couldn't put it on the counter.

Oh and thank you for farting when you finally got around to hanging up on your call.

One last thing. CHANGE YOUR FUCKING DIET !!!! Did something crawl up there and die?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fat Cats, Alley Cats...whatever

(Warning. I’m not sure if I make any sense in the post)

Yesterday Richard Branson, was in town pimping the Virgin Music Festival, which is cool I guess having a non oil mega rich guy in town. On Saturday, Donald Trump was in town doing to spiel about Real Estate for the Learning Annex. So it appears that Calgary is a city that attracts Billionaires. If only I could hang around with these guys get some “funding” for my projects. Then again, I’m sure there are a lot of people in far greater need than me who could use some “funding”.

Calgary is quickly becoming a city of haves and have not’s; city where the rich enjoy life and others just scrape by. Personally I’m getting tired of this cycle, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. Everyday I see people coming and going to and from the downtown core. At the same time I see people wandering around like they have no place to go. How this so called city of countless jobs have failed them.

I believed I’ve blogged about how dangerous this city is getting in the past. How there are places that normal people should not go. Either it’s aggressive homeless people, Asian street gangs or just people with no respect for others. Either way, they are fighting to get what they want and they don’t care who gets hurt in the process. My feeling is on that, this is Canada and it’s not supposed to be that ugly here, isn’t it?

Earlier this week I was chatting with HRLady and she was telling me about some 50 something guy who was going on and on about how he couldn’t imagine anyone living on less than $70,000 and how she was fighting the urge the beat this guy within an inch of his life with her laptop so she would get the satisfaction of shutting the guy up, but also breaking her laptop so she would need to have a new one ordered (and possibility get a pink one). (Ok I might have exaggerated a bit on her anger but she was not happy).(Oh and this isn’t a commentary on how cheap the forever unnamed (at least until I quit) company that I work for). It’s the reality of this city, cost of living goes through the roof, wages not following with rate of inflation, and you have more people on the streets while you have the “elite” enjoying wine and cheese from they big ass homes.

Calgary has become a city of Fat Cats and people are paying the price for it. Paying for it with their dignity, their pride, and in some cases their lives. Our police force is undermanned and overworked, and something needs to be done. Maybe the Fat Cat can do something about it. A few years ago there was a fundraising drive (including a lottery) to help purchase a second Police helicopter for the city, so why can’t they something to help the city out (other than paying for security in their gated communities).

Now I’d be a liar if I didn’t say that I want to be a fat cat, but at least I have enough sense to remember where I came from and that you need to give back, but not like a friend on mine who’s part of the Calgary Chapter of the Guardian Angels, but perhaps support them financially. Let’s face it, the days of leaving your door unlocked are over. If they ever actually existed.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just a thought

Today I saw a man wearing a pink Turban. I'm sure it doesn't mean anything but now I'm wondering how you say "Fabulous" in Pinjabi.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The site

Why is it despite my efforts to work on a way to become self sufficient that part of me tries to sabotage myself? Is it because I’m too lazy or is it something else? For example, when I first moved into my new place, I thought to myself ”cool, now I can swim in the pool and use the work out room to help get myself in shape”. Well guess what, I’ve been in the building for 6 months now and I’ve yet to go into the workout room. I tried to go into the pool once, but it was closed. So is faith conspiring against me?

The thing lately is the website. I’ve had weeks where I’ve worked on it, and other weeks that I’ve left it alone. I know that I need to be doing stuff like a, b, and c, but for some reason when it’s something new that I haven’t done before, I need to push myself to do it. I’m not going to bore you all with the specific details, because I hate having people’s eyes glaze over when I talk or write about something, but its stuff I need to do. Stuff to get traffic to my site to get people to buy stuff.

The thing that is really pissing me off is that Google usually takes a year to fully include a website into their search, and I only submitted the site to Google in August. Now I’ve been doing other things to promote the site and some people have been nice to link it to their own blogs, and I’ve very thankful for that, but I want it NOW.

I’ve try not to blog about Space Station Anime on purpose because I figure that my regulars would get sick of it. They’d be going, “aww shit, he’s going on about the damn e-store again”, but dammit I’m overdue.I've recently purchased a second domain, and that's going to be a e-commerce site, but I don't really want start on this one until Space Station is getting traffic, and when that happens, I'll be twice as not busy.

I've also found another way to promote the site, but I only do it when someone pisses me off. Sometimes when I'm playing City of Heroes, I will receive a tell, which is a message, from a stranger telling me to go to their site so i can buy ... Now this really pisses me off and it has come to the point that the makers of the game have made it really easy to report these guys because they're not suppose to be doing this. Anyway what I do when I get their tell spam, is send the following reply “Love Anime?, Then come to www.spacestationanime for all your Anime DVD needs”. Yes I spam the spammer and everyone in my SG (or Super Group, or Clan for players of other games) thinks its priceless, until I spam the team, but they all know it's in good fun.

Now your wondering why I'm playing an online game when I should be working on “the store”, my answer. I need to relax sometimes.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I don't want to date a nun.

I got this spam today asking me if I was single and Catholic. We’ll I am, but I’m pretty sure that I don’t want to get involved with a Catholic singles dating site. The last thing that will influence me on if I want to go out with a woman is her religion. Personally if the first thing does is start talking about her religion, this is a sign to GET OUT (and I’m not just saying this because she probably wouldn’t put out either).

Long ago I talked about how I was a really bad Catholic because I basically believed in respecting the rights of an individual as opposed listening to a bunch of grumpy old virgins misquoting passages from a book that has been translated and retranslated tens, if not hundreds, of time. I don’t have any problems if you’re gay (but I still want to punch Chris “Leave Britney Alone” Crocker in the head). I’m all for gay marriage, after all, what better way to put an end to gay sex, than to have gay marriage. Basically it’s a website for closed minded individuals to get together. I want no part of it.

Oh perhaps I’m looking at this the wrong way. Don’t Catholic girls have a reputation of being naughty? Well according to this Baptist site, Catholic girls want to lure innocent Baptist boys into dark alleys and do sinful acts. If that’s the case then sign me up to being a Baptist boy, Oh and if these people are so damn holy, then why are they have a manor ad for the “Official Jesus Thong” . Oh for the record, I’m pretty sure the site is a parody site, but I bet there are people out there who really think like that. I remember that Jesus camp documentary.

The more I think about it, the more I think that dating sites based on religion are really creepy. Imagine a Islamic dating site, all the women faces would be covered because of their burka’s, and I can just imagine what the profiles would look like. Osama’s hobbies would be, “water sports, long walks on the beach, and Jihad”. Oh there would be other profiles with “Already Martyred” stamped on their pictures. People can get together and praise each other for their closed minded ideas without needing a dating site.

I have a friend who met someone through Lavalife awhile back and they’re actually getting married soon, and I’m pretty sure that their matching process didn’t focus on religion.

My friend has actually recommended Lavalife, and maybe one day I’ll break down, but right now I’m looking at the Naughty Catholic Girls, since I’m a bad Catholic anyway.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Yadda (too short for Yadda Yadda)

The first thing I was to say is to the Saskatchewan Roughriders who I saw with the watermelon on his head. “YOU’RE AN IDIOT”. Now that I have that to say, I now have to try and figure out what I should blog about…

When I read about this old lady, I thought DAMN. I’m proud of her. So picture this, a 75 year old woman has been trying to get cable, phone and Internet service from Comcast, but Comcast has failed to show up for the appointments (a common practice according to some friends of mine in the U.S.) so to show her displeasure, she goes down to the cable office with a HAMMER, and once she’s down there, she starts smashing phones, and keyboards. She’s arrested, and while the cable company is all “were sorry, were sorry”, she’s switched back to her old provider. Yaaaa for old ladies.

Ok that’s all I have. Oh well.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Crappy movies

Well it’s hump day, for lack of a better word. I figured that I’d use the word just because it’s fun to say. Hump hump hump hump hump. Something about that word just makes me smile.I just can’t put my finger on what it is.

I have a question to everyone out there. Say you get on a train/bus and there are some seats with one person and quite a few that are empty, do you sit in an empty seat that you will not have to share, or do you sit on one of the few seats that have someone else on and make the person seated move their bag? Well that asshole made me move my bag and trapped me in the seat; the asshole. My only revenge was that I made him get up during his phone call. SCREW YOU asshole.

Now that I have that off my chest I’m now going to main topic which is…this stick. Yeah this is a cool stick, woo hoo; or not.

Why is it that whenever I think of Canadian movies, either think of low brow stuff like Porky’s and The Trailer Park Boys Movie or really artsy stuff like Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) and A Passage to Ottawa. Why is it that we either have artsy bullshit or low brow comedies? Americans make decent movies up here all the time, they even make hockey movies up here like Mystery, Alaska. (they shot it just outside of Calgary).

I guess I’m not an independent film type of person. The type of film that will make one think, but on the other hand I can only take so much cursing for the sake of cursing, flashing of T & A., which explains why Real Canadian movies make me go yuck.

What I find interesting is how well the fake Canadian movies do, Face Canadian movies like X-Men II, The 6th Day, The Day after Tomorrow, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Assassination of Jesse James (coming out this fall), R.V., Never Ending Story, Rambo: First Blood, and get my point. A lot of successful movies are shot in Canada, so why do Canadian movies tend to be preachy or guttery.

What really bothers me is that some of my favorite tv shows are fake Canadian shows like Eureka and Smallville. Why can’t they admit to being Canadian?

Grrr that’s it for me.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I don't....know.

There’s a friend of mine that is going through hell right now, and I really mean HELL. Just thinking about it makes me feel ashamed; ashamed that I’m not able to do something about it.

The main reason I feel like this is because I made a promise to myself. I promised myself to I will do everything in power to help out friends who are going through a tough time. I’ve even let a friend crash on my couch for a month, but I can’t really help this person because this person is far away.

Right now I also feel an rage inside of me, more of a righteous fury, now that I think about it. I want to help this person, but I’m unable to. I feel so ashamed that I don’t even know how to reply to this person’s latest e-mail. I want to be supportive but I don’t know how. Not in this case.

I look around at the world around me and I think of people to blame for my inability to help this person. I can think of a few people, but does blaming someone really help the person in need? I know it doesn’t anyone. I learned long ago to focus on the solution, not the problem, but I still can’t help wanting to smack someone around.

Even though I’m lost for words and I’m feeling a mixture of range and sadness over what my friend is going through, I mostly feel shame for not doing more.

I do hope one thing though. I hope that after this person comes through all this, that they will write a book about this experience and then the book will do so well that they will be on Oprah, but I need to do more. I need to help, but I’m not sure how to do it.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

My path, I think

It’s Monday and I’m once again feeling less than grand. You ever wake up and think that the week is going to suck? Well I felt like that today after I got into work. I arrived 15 minutes early and thought to myself. This is going to be a long week. Again I suffer from a lack of focus, a lack of topic so I’m just going to yadda yadda it.

Today I went to the Bank of Canada’s website to check out their currency converter and I have discovered that the Canadian dollar is now work (drum roll) $1.01 US. Now this is both good and bad. This is good because I’m looking forward making a trip across the border with my more powerful dollar. This is also a bad thing because my e-commerce site accepts prices in US dollars soooo I’m now being paid in dollars that are worth $99 cents. So it looks like I’ll be working a little longer than I though, Either way I’ve decided to keep the job until I’m debt free, That will take as long as it takes I decided., though I’m still going to do some traveling next year.

I’ve decided that I’ve been dreaming a little bit about the site. I knew that it wasn’t going tom be as easy and I originally thought, but now I’ve decided that it’s going to be harder than that. I keep looking at little things that I need to do and they are pilling up and are turning into BIG things. I know that I can do it; it’s just going to take some time.

Last week I received a notice that the building I live in has been sold. I’ve received these notices in the past and the last 2 times I received such a document, it was soon followed by a notice to vacate due to “major renovations”, and that they were going “condo”. Today is the first of the month so I’m hoping that no such notice will be awaiting me when I get home tonight. I spoke to some people in managers office and they told me that (at the time) that no changes were being made. I saw some people moving out yesterday, which is common, I just hope that the people who will be moving in this week aren’t about to get as screwed as me.

Again, if I have to move out, I’m probably going to leave Calgary and head for Saskatchewan. I’m getting fed up with the cost of living and crime in this city, not to mention the skyrocketing crime. This morning I read about a 17 year old who was killed by being hit in the head with a pickaxe. What’s really bothering me is that these acts of violence are becoming too common. I’m no longer fazed by these events and that disturbs me. I’m starting to feel like a prisoner in this city and I’m starting to get pissed off by this feeling. I have a friend who’s a member of the local Guardian Angels and he tells me that there are some bad things going on in this city; things that I want no part of. Right now I’m avoiding the parts of town where the homeless hang out, like the plague.

Basically I’m not living the life I dreamed of but who does? At least I’m trying to do something about it.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I hope that it's nothing

I’m getting sick of this bullshit. I just can’t take it anymore. I hope I’m overacting and that notice I received about my building will result in nothing BAD. When I mean bad, I mean that the building will go condo. If it goes go condo, then I'll be really pissed.

I have a feeling that I’m going to be ok though, since there are businesses in the building as well, paid parking which is run by another company, as well my building was one of two that were sold. Also, the buildings were bought by an investment company so I’m sure that they’ll keep things the same. Again, I’m sure that I’m overreacting.

But if my building DOES go Condo, I’ve leaving Calgary, because I’m really getting sick of this shit.

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Yadda Yadda, but a good Yadda Yadda

I guess I’m going to label this week, TV WEEK. Now I used to be a TV junkie, but these days I’ve chosen to live with cable, because…. Most of TV is crap. It’s the same recycled bullshit sitcoms, and no one tries something different. For the record, the only time I’ve ever watched an episode of Friends was when I was on a plane. I watch what I want to watch, not what people tell me to watch. At least there’s going to me SOMETHING cool to watch this week.

Tonight I’m looking forward to Heroes. This is one of the few shows that I love. It’s a show I wish I could be on. It’s a show that keeps you on the edge of your seat, but actually gives you some resolution. Last season they did manage to save New York, and tie up most of the story lines. Sure there were a thing or two that made you think “what are they talking about”, but overall, it was a neat little package. Oh and giving us a cliffhanger by giving us a preview of “Book 2” was great. I want to know how Hiro will deal with feudal Japan.

On Thursday, I’m looking forward to the return of Smallville. Now I’ve heard that people have called it Beverly Hills 90210 meets Superboy or X-Files meets Superboy, but I think the show is cool. Personally, I think the best episodes were the ones with Christopher Reeves as the special guest.

I guess everyone is seeing a trend her, and it shouldn’t be a surprise. Yes I like superheroes. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a superhero. I think superheroes are cool. I used to love running up and down the street with a beach towel tied behind my neck, and that was last week.

I will also confess that I love watching superhero cartoon as well as anime. I just wish that the superhero cartoons would be a little…edgier. I know that in the U.S. they have a hard time getting past the “Cartoons are for Kids” thing. I remember when they did the gay marriage episode, there was some religious group rep on TV and of course he said “Cartoons are for kids”. You know what? Cartoons are not “just” for kids, but tell that to those closed minded Religious Right whackoes. YES I’m still pissed at those close minded people.

What really bothers me is that Jesus was about helping people. He feed the poor, healed the sick, and he died for our sins. He gave comfort those in need. He told people not to judge other. He said that he, who is without sin, cast the first stone. Today, we have people who claim to follow the teachings of the New Testament, but for the life of me I cannot remember being taught that Jesus said, YOU SHALL NOT BE GAY, in Religion class, but I do remember being taught that Jesus spoke about helping others, clothing the poor, feed the hungry, nursing the sick, and I’m pretty sure if I did some actually research, in the Bible, instead of relying on Religion class from Catholic school, and I went to Catholic School from grade Kindergarten to Grade 11. At least when it comes to religion, there people like Tony Campolo who, in my opinion, get it right.

I swear I had a simple topic. I was going to talk about Heroes, but from there, I went to how we can all be a hero, by helping someone in need. This turned into a Yadda, Yadda, but a good Yadda, Yadda.

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