Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Twitter thing. The next big thing?

Everyone has probably noticed the new Twitter on my blog by now. Scroll down, its on the right and you’ll find it. Twitter is for Microblogging, that is when you only have a thought you want blog but don’t want to write a whole blaa blaa post about it. Oh and for the record, it’s “the next big thing”.

Ok everyone, stop rolling your eyes. The reason I saw this is because a lot of the Geek Culture heavyweights are already on it. People most of you never heard of like Leo Laporte. He’s so big in the geek culture that he’s been on CNN several times and now has a nationally syndicated radio show and he … well you can check his link. I’m not going to plug him anymore because while I’m listed him on my friends list, he doesn’t want to be my friend. FINE!!!.

There are major tech/geek people who are my friends though, people who follow me as well as I follow them. This includes Adam Curry. This guy was a MTV VJ from 1987 to 1994. He’s also big on tech and he is one of the creators of podcasting, his Daily Source Code Podcast rocks. He also follows me so when I wrote “If Chuck Norris blogged, then end of every posting would probably be "and then I kicked his ass"” It appears on his Twitter home page as well. I have the Podfather’s ear.!!!

Andy Walker and Amber Macarthur also follow me on Twitter. They both are former co hosts on Call for Help with Leo (who won’t follow my Twits) Laporte. Again both are fairly well known in the geek/community. Andy started an organization called Little Geeks, that rebuilds old computers for children in need and they also supply a internet connection so they can surf and hopefully inspire them creatively. Amber has since moved onto City TV news where she reports on tech related stores. She can be seen on City TV stations all across Canada and on CP24. Both Andy and Amber also have separate vidcasts. Amber does Command N and does Lab Rats. Both are great shows.

Chris Pirillo and Robert Scoble also follow my twits and they are also major tech players. Chris even has holds a tech conference even year called Gnomedex. He also has a podcast called The Chris Pirillo Show. Also at one point he hosted a show on Tech TV called Call for Help, which has also been hosted by that Leo guy who won’t follow my Twits. Robert Scoble has worked for Microsoft for their Channel 9 podcast, before moving onto Podtech where is now does his own show. Also, he and his wife were also mentioned in the death threats to Kathy Sierra. Oh yeah both are featured in a Jibjab cartoon.

Those are the presently famous people, I managed to get Vics hooked onto, but her argument is that’s there’s not enough room for her to blog her greatness. Give it time Vics. So everyone else should get a Twitter and make me your friend. I promise that I will do that same, unlike Leo Laporte. Pppphhhhttttttt

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I was Tagged.

I’ve been tagged from Singapore. That’s even farther than Vics. Heck I think it’s tomorrow in Singapore, so I should ask her what yesterdays lotto numbers are so I can play them. But that never works. Grrrr

6 weird things I’ve done or still doing:
(1) Thank the toilet bowl for being nice and cold against my forehead.
(2) Tell a Telemarketer that I wasn’t wearing pants.
(3) Try to make the water in the toilet spin the other way when it was flushed.
(4) E-mail my brother and the only word in the e-mail was Poop.
(5) Ask a Nun to pull my finger.
(6) Talk like Jacques Cousteau when I was in a swimming pool seeking the hot babe in a bikini fish.

6 people i'm tagging (whether you have been tagged or not!)
(1) Vics
(2) Erin
(3) April
(4) Stef (I wonder if he can narrow it down to 6 things)
(5) Jay
(6) Jess

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Some people are just so messed up in the head

Last night, just before I went to bed, I took a quick look at my blog to see if there were any new comments from other users (come one we all do it) and I noticed something in my Twitter feed about Digg and Kathy Sierra. Kathy is programmer, a game developer and an author, and she has her own blog as well. Well apparently she has been receiving some disturbing e-mail, so disturbing that she canceled an appearance at a conference and will not leave her home for fear of her life. Someone added her post about this horrible situation to Digg about this and some of the comments are absolutely insane. There are some people that are saying that these comments are free speech. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Ok you “Free Speech morons” listen to me. A DEATH THREAT IS NOT CONSIDERED FREE SPEECH. Saying in an e-mail that you “i hope someone slits your throat and cums down your gob” is not free speech. It’s a threat on someone’s life. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

I could not believe the bullshit I read in the comments. I was so ticked that I wrote two comments of my own in the dig story (scroll down, they’re there). There was this dumb jerk who was quoting some court decision and how the judge ruled that it was free speech. I don’t know the details of the case, but I do know the difference between right and wrong. I wonder if the threats that were being made, were made to these people’s loved ones, would they react the same way.

It’s shit like this, which makes me glad that I’m Canadian and that we live in a country where we are held accountable for our actions, including what we say when we cross a line. So called organizations like the KKK cannot exist up here because it’s members would be promoting hate. The person who made threats against Kathy would also be held accountable for what he said. We have free speech; we just have to be accountable for “yelling fire in a crowded theatre”.

The good news is that the majority of the people who left comments are just as disgusted as I am and the people who are making negative comments have been “dugg down” and their comments are hidden.

As for Kathy herself, I feel she has the right to not live in fear. Does any of these free speeches think of that? I think that a lot of these morons tend to look at people as statistics. They look are the numbers of people who have been different victims and they simply see them as numbers. These people need a dose of reality. They need to experience first hand the results of their inaction. They need to be dragged from their rooms and see the world as it truly is. It can be a dangerous place. Even in Canada, a country that has been rated in the top 5 places to live for some time, has its dangerous side. The difference is (in theory), we do something about it, but the system is far from perfect.

One last thing, to my free speechers down across the border, I’m pretty sure when free speech was added to you constitution, it was so that cowards can e-mail death threats to women.

(And all I wanted to do was write something funny. Instead lately, I seem to be standing on a soapbox and calling for social justice.)

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Monday, March 26, 2007

If these were my peers' I'd be screwed.

People who are not technosavy should NOT be involved in judging or selected to be in a jury in a trial that involves technology. I say this because the innocent get hurt by the lack of knowledge from the people who are sitting in judgment. There’s was this substitute teacher who was on a computer in a classroom when a bunch of pornographic pop ups kept coming up. She would close one window and other two would appear. This woman was found guilty of “exposing children to porn”, because the Judge was unable to understand the evidence that proved that she didn’t do it. The judge disallowed the introduction of evidence because it “confused her” (actually I’m not sure the reason, but I do know it was wrong to do so). So because of this (and maybe a bad lawyer) she was found guilty.

What happened after was that the story got out onto the Internet and before you know it, everyone in the tech community heard about this situation and was just shaking their heads. We Geeks know wrong when we hear it. It was on Digg, It was on a Twit and Diggnation podcasts as well as many other tech news sites. The Geek culture was not impressed; so unimpressed that many of the top computer security experts have volunteered their services to assist her, even though she has already been found guilty. She also has a new lawyer.

This woman was supposed to be sentenced a month ago, but the geek backlash has been so huge that the sentence date has been pushed back to the March 29th and there has been a hint that the DA might be easing up on his shameful attacks. My theory is that the IT people at the DA’s office read this and asked this guy “ARE YOU FUCKING NUTS”. There also appears to be some back peddling going on with the judge as well. Oh and apparently the DA’s office, the school district and the police department has suddenly become extremely quiet about the whole situation.

Despite all the evidence about how the anti virus and anti malware software was out of date on this computer and the evidence pointing to malware as the cause, and that the police didn’t even look for malware., there are people who still want to have his woman sentenced. I don’t know who these people are but I’m reasonably confident that all the appliances in their homes are blinking 12:00. Heck, they might be the parents of the kids in the Jesus camp DVD. I’m sure that these people also watch a lot of Fox News.

The more I think of it, the more I’m reminded of the trial in the Idiocrary movie. Just a room full of stupid people with power. Well guess what Mr. Judge and Mr. DA. The Internet spotlight is on you now so and we are not going to let you send this woman up the river because were watching you stupid people.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Jesus Camp !!!! I don't think so

About a month ago I heard about a documentary called Jesus Camp. Now I watch a fair bit of documentaries, I even have the Documentary Channel on my Dish, so when I heard about this particular one, I made note to watch it. Other than that Michael Moore piece of slanted crap Fahrenheit 9/11. I have never been more shocked by a film in my life. This film shows how Pastor Becky Fischer preaches (I’m tempted to say program) these children with the blessing of the kids parents. This film scared the hell out of me.

In the first few minutes we see the Becky in action as she preaches and asks the kids if they believe if God and do anything, then we see a mother forcing their kids to raise their hands. It was soon after this in an interview that the Pastor said this.

“I want to see young people who are as committed to the cause of Jesus Christ as the young people are to the cause of Islam. I want to see them as radically laying down their lives for the Gospel as they are over in Pakistan, in Israel, and Palestine and all those different places because we have…excuse me but we have the truth.”

This was 11 minutes into the film and all I could think is “Is this person insane? are their parents nuts?” She’s basically wants their kids to go to war for the Gospel. She wants them to taking lives in the name of God? I grew up going to Catholic School and going to church on Sunday and my God is a loving and forgiving God, not a warmonger. I just shock my head. I really am I bad Catholic I guess since I think that this is a horrible thing to teach children.

What really bothers me is that these kids are having their childhood taken away. They can’t play without hearing SOMETHING about Jesus. They can’t even tell stories about at night without some joker going off about, it might be fun now but what would Jesus think. I think Jesus would say lighten up. Let them experience the joys of being a child.

Most of these kids were home schooled because the parents don’t seem to like what the public schools are teaching, Evolution vs Creationism, that sort of thing. Then I watched as they said the Allegiance to the Christian Flag. The Christian Flag!!! I had to stop the DVD so I could recover from the shock and disbelief. This happened a lot while I tried to watch this movie. At one point they were all touching a cardboard cutout of George W Bush because he’s supposed to be an Evangelist as well.

After watching the DVD, I did some further research about this film and I’ve discovered that the Camp has been shut down, at least for a few years.

I first heard about this movie on The Hour, a Canadian Newsmagazine hosted by a former music video channel VJ George Stroumboulopoulos. He’s also had Tony Campolo, Bill Clinton’s former spiritual advisor, and Chris Hedges on the actions of the Religious Right. I’m glad that George is there to let me know what is REALLY going on down there across the border.

Sheesh, All I wanted to do was blog about fart jokes.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

More signs that the human race is doomed.

Warning. This Blog Post May Make You Say OH GROSS!!!

Once against the stupidity of the male species has reared its ugly head. Once again, we see how a good portion of the male gender should be ‘fixed’. There’s this guy in Wisconsin who has been charged with having sexual contact with a dead deer. Perhaps the people from that Caribbean island should be worried about this guy instead of Elton John. The only good thing I can say about this is that at least he wasn’t passing his ‘genetic material’ to a partner who can reproduce. This thing has me (and a lot of other people) a little freaked out; so much so that he being sent to an institution for sexual predators.

This whole concept has me wonder if this guy should be put away for a long long time. He seems to have this kill it and fuck it thing going. I don’t know why someone would want to have sex with a dead animal in the first place. I also wonder how they found out. Was he in the forest, doing this disturbing action and another hunter showed up and said “What the hell are you doing”. The worst thing is that this isn’t the first time that he’s done something like this. There was an incident with a horse back in 2005 according to the article.

As twisted as I am sometimes (not that kind of twisted), I have to wonder what life is like for people who lived near him. Do they keep their pets inside? Is this guy barred from the Zoo and local pet shops? Does PETA know about this guy? I find myself asking questions like where did this guy learn about this kind of action? However I need to know, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU!!!

I read somewhere that a lot of STD came to be because of animal/human interactions. Imagine a thousand years ago in a far off place, a bunch of shepherds are heading back to their homes after a day of tending their flocks and that one guy says “I’ll catch up with you later guys” and that once sheep who was sick and couldn’t get away from the shepherd fast enough and BINGO, he now has a strange burning sensation somewhere. I even read somewhere that AIDS may have come from an “interaction” between man and a chimpanzee

I’m starting to regret selecting this topic because I’m going to get a lot of EWWW!!! From reader, but I still feel the need to show the stupidity of humans. How we need do …something.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sir Elton John cannot turn me gay

I can’t take the stupidity much longer. We seriously need to bring back natural selection but in the form of an IQ test. If you fail, BOOM you’re gone. The latest thing involves Sir Elton John, I’ll be honest; I’m not a big fan of this guy. I like some of his music but I don’t own (or illegally download) any of his music, but I can respect this guy as an individual. There’s a music festival that is taking place in the Caribbean and Sir Elton is suppose to be performing there BUT (you always have to sneak in the word’ but’ in a story about a gay man), the local church does want him there for fear of turning the whole island gay. Are you kidding me?

According to statistics, 1 out of 10 people are homosexuals, so I’ve meet many people who are potentially gay. In fact, I’ve meet people who are openly gay, and not once after meeting these people did I ever get a craving for cock. Not once, so the idea of Sir Elton turning the entire population of this island gay is absolutely nuts (had to work ‘nuts’ in there as well). Once again, closed minded people are forcing their closed minded ideas on others.

This reminds me of some claims made a short while ago that Soy was making kids gay as well. What is wrong with these people? Is there a secret ingredient in soy that makes men crave the taste of penis? Perhaps there’s something in there that gives some the desire to have someone “invade” them? Oh and it’s suppose to make my “deal” smaller, somehow I doubt it. Maybe these people are having “confusing” feelings and need to blame Soy or Elton john for their feelings. Oh yeah Soy Sauce is ok, it’s just soy milk that turns you into a flaming … according to this report. Does this mean Elton John drank Soy milk as a child?

Ok stupid, intolerant people, gather around. I’m going to tell you where gay people come from and it’s not a faraway land named Homoslovia. It’s just part of nature. There are many cases of homosexuality in the animal world as well as the human world. It’s part of the circle of life. It’s not sin, its life. DEAL WITH IT.

This reminds me of what Dennis Miller said. The religious right is usually neither. Oh and I’ve never gotten a boner thinking about Elton John or looking at a picture of him so I’m pretty sure he’s not contagious.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Things that really piss me off.

When people make it to the front of the line at a fast food place and take a minute to decide what the hell they want. It’s no a 20 page menu here people. Its a number 1 to number 7 and super size the damn thing if you want.

Stupid fat moms who force their kids to finish their food when they say they are full. The kid is probably crying because he/she doesn’t want to have a fat ass like their mother.

People who preach hared and intolerance in the name of God.

Rosie O’Donnell. Can’t she keep that big trap shut? She’s either calling Kelly Ripa homophobic over the Caly Aiken hand thing, going off about Donald Trump and nos she’s going off about how 9/11 is government conspiracy. Go back to kissing Barbara Streisand’s ass you stupid bitch.

The Recording Industry Association of America are the biggest assholes on the planet. These guys are right up there with Al Qaeda in terms of insanity. I hope these assholes rot in hell. Oh and they were voted as the worst company in America. WAY TO GO.

Marketing People. These guys never know their ass from their elbows.

Having my phone call forward to India when I call customer service for some company. They are never helpful and I refuse to believe that their names are really Steve and Rachel.


Pope Benedict XVI. I’m not going over it again.

Smokers. If they have the right to pollute my air, does this mean I have the right to burp in their faces repeatedly?

Canadian Politics. Right now I don’t trust any of these guys.

Dumb People. We seriously need to start “fixing” these stupid people so they stop breeding.

Naomi Campbell. If this bitch ever threw a phone at me, I would kick her ass so hard, that when she woke up, her clothes would be back in style. Oh and he lawyer’s argument that she shouldn’t be doing her community service outdoors for fear of her being embarrassed? TO BLEEPING BAD. If I were the judge, I would have made her do her community service in Times Square for the WORLD to see. For the record, I don’t condone violence against women, but Naomi is an exception because she has caused physical harm to others (one women needed stitches on her head) so she deserves some of her own medicine.

Wow lots of rage there. I need some Ice cream and I’ll feel better.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

A post about major yadda yadda

Once again, I am having bloggers block, but I’m going to write because, according to the feedback I have received, some of my best posts appear to come out when I write ‘on the fly’.

So the move thing still isn’t done and I have a feeling that its going to get ugly. I’m sort of planning to looking at a place on Saturday, BUT it’s on the other side of the city and once again, the rent is higher than what I want to pay, but all utilities are included.

I don’t know what the deal is with people around here. I’m getting tired of hearing Pilipino and Punjabi all the time. Is it a crime to want to hear English. The only time I hear English is from management and its starting to piss me off. Even some of the supervisors speak Punjabi with their staff. It’s like an inside thing and it’s really starting to piss me off.

I’ve noticed that no one comments on the Clip of the Week. Oh well, but I just wish I knew if people liked Tiki bar TV, or the Chris Rock: How not to get your ass kicked by the Police. I have a new cell phone with a 2mb digital camera. That’s good for over here but they are laughing their asses off in Europe and Asia. We get the crappiest phones. I’ll do a test video recording today and post it later tonight to see if it’s worth it. Scratch it, I just tested it and it doesn’t work well.

Did I mention that I also won the lottery on Friday. I had 6 out of 7 numbers. Took bad it wasn’t on the save series on number so I got nothing. Aw crap. It’s not like I’m planning to use the lottery as my retirement fund but hey, it could happen.

Today I’m wearing the BLANDEST sweater on the planet. It’s one of those things that you would expect to see in an institution. I keep expecting someone to have me pass the pills to the patients or worse yet, to pee in a cup.

I wonder how much that would have to suck, having to do tests on people’s urine. You’re sitting at your desk and someone bring you some vials and you think. “oh boy, more pee for me to test, at least I’m not testing a stool or sperm samples”.

I heard this song on a podcast awhile back and I absolutely loved it. Code Monkey rules; please give it a download and a listen. Oh and it’s free.

Hey the music speakers on my phone sounds pretty good.

I’m started toying with the idea of buying some new furniture when I move into my new place, so I wouldn’t have to cart some of the old stuff over. I took a look at what Ikea has and I’m giving it some consideration. I’m tired of my old entertainment unit anyway.

Oh well, this has turned into a rambling piece of crap. So on March 19, 2007 I shoveled crap onto my blog.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

My Perfect Superhero Date.

I love Superheroes so why not go out with one. This is my result, and guess what, SHE'S Canadian too.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Clip of the Week (Tikibar TV)

Tikibar TV is a great diversion. Enjoy.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007


I believed that I have talked about my “Peeing in the Genepool” theory and how people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. Now I have never stopped to consider the implications in the future, but after seeing Idiocracy, I think it’s time to get nervous. This buried treasure that was written and directed by Mike Judge (also directed Office Space and the creator of Beavis and Butthead), shows us what will probably happen in the future. I heard about this movie on a TWIT podcast. Apparently this was a movie that 20th Century Fox didn’t want to promote for whatever reason. The basic premise of this movie is someone is put in hibernation for 500 years and when they wake up, they discover that the world is filled with stupid people. I don’t want to give any of it away, but it’s really good.

One concern I have is that this movie might actually be a snapshot into our future. A world where the dumb people kept breeding and the smart ones stopped. As a result, the dumb people take over the world. We’re seeing this happening in the U.S. right now. George W Bush is not a smart man. Just check out Great Moments in Presidential Speeches to find out.

I know I’m not the only one out there who see’s the stupid people breeding. Smart people feel that they don’t want children (and it’s their choice) and suddenly were surrounded by hundred and hundred of stupid people. So we have the single mother on welfare whose 4 children each have a different mother breeding while the high IQ people are producing less children. Then we get people who have started protesting about the devicde between have and have nots. I hate to break it to those people, but if these people are that stupid, they won’t miss not having certain things. I guarantee that these people are not using their computers to solve the worlds problems.

I don’t want to get preachy about this movie. I seriously recommend everyone to rent this DVD that 20th century Fox tried to bury.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

At what point does dirty politics become kinky politics?

Remember when Bill Clinton got in trouble for having an “improper” relationship? Remember the fallout over what had occurred and he didn’t even have (cue 70’s Porno music). Apparently Bill was rather vanilla compared to the former Israeli Ambassador to El Salvador. This is level of WHOA would never be done by an American President; a religious leader, sure but not a political leader. Funny how this didn’t appear on the news over here, since this is far more interesting than the crazy Astronaut. Local police found him on the street, drunk and only wearing bondage gear. The man was unable to identify himself until after police removed the rubber ball from his mouth. Is it just me or is this from the pages of a Quentin Tarantino film? This seems so “over the top” that I can’t picture it. Though I wonder if there were whip marks on his ass.

I hear that there is “outrage” in Israel over this. Probably the same type of outrage that occurred will Clinton, but really, is this really our business. Don’t get me wrong, I think this is funny as hell, but seriously, is it our business what two consenting adults do? If you’re gay and have gay sex, that’s fine as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else. If you want to be tied up and punished for being a naughty little Ambassador, is that our business? I think the issue here is that he’s supposed to be representing Israel, and that’s why they recalled him. I bet Hamas is laughing their asses off.

I can also see the damage this would do to Israel’s reputation in the region. Currently they have a “Don’t mess with us or else” thing going, but how are they going to maintain this bad ass rep if their ambassadors are being found, drunk and naked except for some bondage outfit, not to mention the ball gag, in the street. Right now Clinton has got to be laughing his ass off.

Personally I would love to see a scandal like that happen here in Canada. Our Prime Minister Stephen Harper is such a pompous ass and his religious right way of thinking really pisses me off. I want him to be caught with a she-male prostitute. I pray that one day that he will be cause with a she-mail prostitute, so his creditability will go out the window. It’s like Ted Haggard who was sleeping with a male prostitute for 2 years and then decided that he didn’t like it. IT TOOK HIM 2 YEARS TO FIGURE THAT OUT. I’ve never had gay sex but I know that I do not like the taste off (My Hot Dog has a first name), nor would I want that up my (What the Hell are you doing). Oh apparently the Reverend went to therapy and 30 days later, he was cured. BULLTSHIT.

All I have to say about this is something someone said a long time ago. This person said “Judge not, yest ye be judged.”

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'm annoyed again

I never thought I was ever utter these words, but here goes. The Pope is really starting to piss me off. This post is probably going to annoy my mom, but its not like she ever visits this blog so whatever. He’s the deal, the Pope was doing his pope things, blaaa blaa blla and then he decides that priests should be doing mass in Latin again.

I’ve already established that I’m a bad catholic because I believe women should use birth control if they want, that gay and lesbian couples should have the right to marry if they want and a few things, but now the guy with the big hat wants priests to start doing mass in Latin again. How the hell am I suppose to understand the word of God is I can’t understand what the hell is being said? I think the man’s hat is on too tight.

I really don’t like this Pope. I believe that this guy has let the power go to his head. This guy is nothing more than a grumpy old bastard. There are one of these guys in every Legion and Seniors home. When I grew up, I was never taught this kind of crap. I even remember a Priest who drove a sports car and liked to listen to rock music. There was some issue with that and complaints went up the chain (so to speak), until someone discovered that he grew up in Poland and was friends with the late John Paul II.

Is this guy trying to bring back the old days? The old days of intolerance? The old days of the church turning a blind eye to Nazi Germany? How about the old days of the Crusades. I really don’t like where this is going.

I just wanted to write about happy things, like…jokes. Sigh. These guys should be ashamed of themselves.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

A new direction perhaps?

I started to write a pro Calgary post but as the words appeared on the screen, I became less and less interested in the post. The words I typed seemed to lack any meaning. It seemed to be turning in follow words. I don’t even want my blog to have hollow words.

This is my little claim on the Internet and the last thing I want is my little space to be a home for hollow words or meaning. I might not have the ability to write as well as some of the other bloggers on my links but the last thing I want my blog to have is hollow meaning. Sure I do that Photo Friday and the Clip of the week but those are meant to bring a smile to people’s face.

Have I written this before?

I guess this is one of the reasons I hate business and finance blogs. These people aren’t making an impact by giving their views on the world. They’re just interested in making a quick buck and to be honest, that REALLY pisses me off. Suck I would like some cash but sheesh. Every other type of blog is interested in sharing information, even if its just pictures of the fish they caught.

Once I dreamed of becoming a stand up comic or a comedy writer, but I never pursued it. I didn’t pursue it because my mom felt that it would be a bad idea. Today, it reminds me of the lesson Homer Simpson told his kids one day, to never try.

I know I’m good at making people laugh. I do it all the time. I even remember when a friend told me once that I should try out for at amateur night for a Comedy festival in Calgary, but I never did, because my mom wanted me to do something safe. I remember making a comment on someone else’s blog recently about how a parent’s advice isn’t necessary the best advice when you’re trying to find your way in the world. So why can’t I follow my own advice?

I’ve recently read about some Stand Up classes in the city and I should take it. I’ve read books on how to do stand up. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, so why not? Remember the living hell of my sister’s wedding? Ok most of you don’t since you weren’t here but a few remember my blog posts about it. I was asked to say a few words and I totally improved a 2 minute bit, and I killed. They all thought I was funny as hell and I only had 15 minutes to come up with those bits.

I’ve been looking for a change and this might be it. After the new apartment and new job (a new job in this city is no big deal), I’m going to look into doing a stand up class. It might help with my ultimate goal of making Vics, April, Jay and Brandie laugh so hard that they pee themselves.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

My Nerd Score

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Me, them and tomorrow

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend here at work. There appears to be two types of staff;. the haves and the have nots. The one thing that I have also noticed is that the haves are all mostly from head office and the have nots are people from Calgary. This is not acceptable. The worst thing is that I’m borderline have and so the other haves talk to me like I’m one of them.

One was telling me about her trip to London back in January. I can’t afford to go to London, and if I could afford to fly to the UK, I’d be going to Manchester anyway. Today another person was talking about going to Australia for a week. I’m stuck trying to find a nice place to live for under $1000 a month. Oh and a decent condo would cost me over $200,000. I can’t afford it.

The mood at work is getting uglier and uglier. Even more of the experienced people are leaving. I’m actually been here the longest now. This is not a good sign. I just need to get this moving thing over and done with and then I’ll do my job search. I just don’t like what I see here and for the record, I’m underpaid. At the risk of sounding snobbish and self centered. I should be making more than $2 more than a forklift driver.

I’m sure that these feeling will blow over soon and I can go back to being my smart ass self. I desperate want to go back to writing posts about stuff like the poor people who have to clean the set after a film crew shoots a scene in a porno; the quality control people at a dildo manufacturer, or the HR people at the same plant. Would talking about dildos there be sexual harassment or just talking about the product? I miss writing those posts and having Kati comment that I “must have sex on the mind”

We’ll it has to happen. I know it. I’ve done too much to stop now.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This city is starting to suck big time.

Last night I went to look at a place that was $925 a month. All I have to say is, “ARE YOU SHITTING ME?” The thing turned out to be a Bachelor, which meant there was no bedroom, just some half wall thingy (Wouldn’t it have killed them to put in a full wall and a door?), and only a shower instead of full bath. This crappy hole for $925 a month? I would have taken some pictures with my new camera phone (just arrived yesterday) but I didn’t want to offend the landlord, since she was polite, and I think she also knew that this unit was a piece of crap. Actually someone was using it for an office and there were box and box of cigarettes. It’s was pretty bad, but on the positive side, the stove and the dishwasher were never used.

I used to tell people that Calgary was the place to be. I would tell them that the grass was indeed greener, but now I’m officially telling people to STAY AWAY. There are lots of good jobs in Calgary, but right now the cost of living is out of control. I’m now stuck finding a new place and I can see myself paying $1000 a month. I know people with mortgages that are less than that. It is now coming to the point that a company wants to put up a work camp, because of the cost of living.

I’m now at the point where I’m considering moving to Regina. Regina is a lot smaller than Calgary but it cost of living is also manageable. Oh, when I mean manageable, I mean the rent is HALF of Calgary. I need to find a place to live either way and for now I’m now stuck in Calgary for now.

The big issue right now is that Real Estate developers are buying apartment building and converting them to condos and no one is building new apartment building in the city right now, so the supply goes down and demand goes up and……someone can charge $900 for a shitty hole in the ground.

I used to like this city, but right now I think that it’s starting to suck. Sure there are a lot of nice things in the city what’s the point if you cannot afford to do anything,

Oh don’t worry about me. I do have a plan and I can afford $1000 a month, but just barely. That’s why the job hunt is in order after.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

They really make me sick.

I read this and I this is absolute bullshit. Now I’m mad and disgusted with these people. This is another good reason to get off the oil hump. We heard how one side understands and the other side is intolerant. We’ll it looks to me that both sides are rather pathetic. They even try to bring their intolerance here. Oh and apparently these pull shit like this all the time.

So not only do we need to get ride of the oil dependency because of the effect on the environment, but also we need to do so, in order to drop the demand of oil, so these people will run out of money and lose their power. So these people will be forced to act like civilized people instead of the shameful things that they are. I keep hearing that people like this are the exception and not the norm, but I keep seeing evidence saying otherwise.

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