Thursday, August 25, 2011

What the hell?

I haven't been here for some time. Yes a failure on my part but something brought me back. Someone posted a really nasty comment here, and to be honest, I'm not sure why?

I've been accused of "being off my meds", as well as fake my background and birthplace. I don't even think I've ever mentioned by birthplace here. I live in Calgary, but I wasn't born here.

It's one of those things which should cause outrage,I guess, but to be honest I'm more confused than anything else. I'm not even sure if I should delete the comment or not. If I delete it, will this person come back and make more nasty comments? It was quite venomous but there was no foul language.

This is quite a head scratcher.

I'd like to say that I'm sorry that I offended you, but to be honest, I'm not. However the more I think about it, the more I think this might be a case of mistaken identify.

At least it gave me an excuse to blog. Now if I could only motivate myself to blog about recent events like my trips to San Diego, and London.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Damn Fit People

I hate fit people. I hate people who think they’re so fit that they have to run up and down stairs all morning. Their existence just annoys the piss out of me.
Last Friday (Good Friday), I woke up and early, but had nothing to do, and then I was reminded how my blog has been annoying me lately, by the lack of style. I’m not sure why this is why I haven’t blogged in some time, but bottom line, I didn’t like it. So I decided that I would go out and get a few pictures of the Calgary Skyline, and use one of them as a banner for my blog.
I head out with my camera and grab a bus that heading across the river. It’s a quick trip and I’m not happy with where I end up. I get some shots, but I’m not happy, but there is a path, so I decided to walk along the path to see if I can get some better shots, and the end result is now seen at the top of the page; though I’m still not happy with the end result.
During my walk, I kept stopping to take pictures and noticed joggers running past me. Now these people didn’t bother me because they were going somewhere. This changed when I got to the a large stairway.
When I got to the stairway, there were people running up and down the stairway over and over again. These were the people who were pissing me off. Do people really need to have to run back up and down the same set of stairs over and over again? These people were taking the “Look at me, I’m healthy and fit thing”, too far.

Seriously, what is the point of people running up and down the same set of stairs over and over again? It’s these people who I wish would get run down by someone in a big truck, while smoking 3 and ½ packs a day, or better yet, while eating a Big Mac. If you want to job to be healthy; fine. Just don’t run up and down the same frigging set of stairs over and over again.

I wish I had went to McDonalds before I ended up on this stairway, because I would have loved standing there, eating a Quarter Pounder, large fries and a Coke while they ran past me, just to piss people off. The problem is that even i won’t eat that stuff, not since the Hepatitis shots I had to get for going to McDonalds a few years ago.

If you want to be healthy and fit, I don’t have a problem with that, just don’t run up and down the same set of stairs. You might as well get a giant hamster wheel. It’s the same friggn thing.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Why I can’t maintain my blog? I blame The Onion

Bottom line, is I don’t know. I seem to want to be spend most of my free time wasting it as of late. Not sure if it’s a lack of motivation, or just sheer laziness. I’ll think it’s a combination of both to be honest.

Then again, life has become incredibly boring as of late. It’s the same old crap, day in and day out. It’s sad when the exciting thing of your week is steak for lunch on Wednesday.  Life is just boring as hell and I need to challenge myself again, however I do not see that happening until at least late 2012, or early 2013.

I could blog about the videogames that I’m playing but I’ll spare you the horror of that. I knew this guy who would only talk about the TV show Night Court. It drove me crazy, and then one day I tried to steer the conversation somewhere else. He then told me he didn’t care and went right back to talking about Night Court. I then called him a jackass and walked away. He never did figure out what he did wrong. So I won’t bore you about my videogame crap.

The scary thing is that I really have NOTHING going on. I’m planning on doing my taxes this weekend, and that’s about it. I just work 2 jobs, and put money away for my 2 trips. I’ve been called out by the lovely Vics for my lack of blogging, but again, what else is there? I know what I need to do, go back to the old formula of finding strange news on the internet and blog about it, but at this point, I think The Onion has me beat in that area, DAMN YOU ONION FOR STEALING MY ENERGY.

I love The Onion and wish I could write for The Onion, but alas, I always feel less than myself after reading about the insane stuff they write about. I’m not as twisted as I thought I was. DAMN YOU ONION.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ok I bought a plane ticket, and I'm gonna meet Max Headroom, but neither are related

I bought my plane ticket for San Diego today. Well, bought might not be the right word since I used most of my airmiles and only had to pay for the fees and crap. I just hope I don't get slammed with an additional $5.50 because Obama is trying find get more ways to deal with the fiscal crisis in the US.

It's actually a smart idea, from his perspective. He's taxing foreigners to enter the country. It's extra cash and no US citizen is hurt by this. I, on the other hand am not impressed. On top of all the other crap, I pay when flying, like fuel fee's airport improvement fee's security fees, it frigging adds up. It added up at $184 dollars, in just fees. Now Obama wants to make me pay other $5.50? 

I can't actually get mad at this for some reason. It's not a bad idea even if I'm the one who's going to get stuck with it. I just hope its put in the airline ticket instead of someone from the border asking me for money. That will suck.

Also, I noticed on a poster for the local Con that Matt Frewer is going to be attending, which I think is really cool. I loved the Max Headroom, the TV show. I actually liked Matt as the Edison Carter character, so I'm really looking forward to seeing him. I've seen him in The Watchemen as well as the TV show Eureka. Oh and he's CANADIAN !!!! WOOT.

I'm not feeling the creativity right now, because I'm trying to figure out why a Facebook/Blogger friend is wearing a crusty shirt and how 4 pies in the fridge has anything to do with this. 

I'll try again tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Random Thoughts

I'm winging it again. UH OH, I'm winging it again, UH OH.

Yes I have nothing again. Sure I can blog about the recent events in Egypt, but it's not like I'm there. Besides that's not why the 1 or 2 of you visit my site for, is it? Insightful political discussion? I doubt it.

I realize that I need to book a hotel soon for San Diego, but I don't have much money right now. That will change in a few weeks, when I put back the last of the money I borrowed for a new couch, I'll be able to book a hotel room.

The thing is out of all the friends who managed to get Comic Con tickets, I'm the only one. No one else managed to pull it off. However tickets may become available as people return them. I'm not planning to return mine. Even if I'm the only one in my group going. I will go. I'm seriously looking forward to this trip.


There are times, I really wonder about humanity. Are we good people or just selfish bastards? I know that we should give back, how these days it doesn't seem possible when only a few people have the money and the rest of us are just struggling. Should I be spending money to go to London and San Diego? Should I be using my extra cash to help out people less fortunate than me. I have goals, but where I hear about friends who are not doing as well, I feel guilty, but I also feel like saying...WHAT ABOUT ME?

I made many sacrifices to get where I am today. Admittedly I'm not living in the lap of luxury, but I'm not living in a cardboard box either. Life is short, but for some people its even shorter, and sometimes harsher.

I wish I could win a lot of money in the lottery, so that I can go help these people. Online friends who are going through a lot of crap. I went through similar crap, but I did make it through. I'm just not sure if my friends will manage the same thing. Not with one of them dying. He's dying and it seems like no one wants to help him. I don't get it. I'm not sure what to do, but I need to do something. When a doctor tells you, that you cannot work, and are labeled disabled and you still cannot get any benefits, there is something really really wrong with the world. I want to fix this, but I don't know how. I did promise that I will do something, and I will do something. I'm not sure what. I'm scared for him.


When I die, how will I be judge? Better than others, I hope. I've had a lot of nice things said about me, by people who have never seen me. I've even had nice things said about me by people who have seen me. The thing is I keep everyone at arms length. I just expect people to treat me like crap for some reason.

I was picked on a lot in school. School was basically a living hell for me, and being the misfit. I did have some friends, but let me put it this way. When you hear about kids to snap and go to school with a gun and start shooting, I can relate to them. However my respect for human life would never allow me to do such a horrible action. Thing thing is, when people say, "how could he do something like that"? I know why.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I'm going to Comic Con !!!

Well I did it. After months of bitching and whining about not being able to get a pass for the San Diego Comic Con (cue the singing angels), I did it. I managed to get a 4 day pass for the mother of all comic conventions. I'm thrilled as ....thrilled can be that I managed to get a 4 day pass to geek mecca.

I will be doing my pilgrimage in late July, from July 21st to 24th with a days travelling between both days, not that a flight from Calgary to San Diego is that long. (goes to check, putter putter putter). Ok it's a 3 hour direct flight on WestJet, which is probably how I will get there. Hopefully the plane won't be packed and the Satellite TV will work this time.

The bad news is that since the passes sold out in 3 hours, I'm not sure if anyone else got a pass. Well they do take returns, so maybe some of my friends will have a chance to buy if they still want to go. If not, then I will experience San Diego all by myself.

This really wasn't one of my bucket list items, unlike the London trip, which is part of my goal to visit every continent on the planet, including Antarctica, but it's still fairly cool. It's part of my geek side, being realized. Sure it doesn't matter as much as with other things in life, but it's just fun.

I had to take a day off from the weekend job at Safeway in order to get the pass. Again, the passes sold out in 3 hours, and I managed to get mine in the first hour of that. I did have a few worries, however. Would my credit card be charged multiple times, and I didn't get a confirmation email. Both issues have been resolved, I got my confirmation email today, and I confirmed that my credit card was only charged for 1 pass, and with the current exchange rate. I was only changed $1.69 more. Frigging processing charges.

I plan to really enjoy myself. I'm overdue for a Con, after missing last years here in town because of  my father passing. So I'm looking forward to both events.

I remember one thing about the last US Con I went to in Chicago. There was a lot off bootleg DVD's of shows and movies which were not on DVD yet. I remember buying Max Headroom (it's now on DVD for real), Street Hawk (again, on DVD for real),  Mighty Orbots and Gen 13 (don't ask). So much crap, that I joked about being a real help in getting the US economy out of their recession.. This year though, there is a lot of free crap given away from people who have exhibits. Someone I know who went last year, told me he spent a lot on shipping just to get his free stuff shipped home.

I'm looking forward to the swag. YAAA FREE STUFF.

I'm also looking forward to doing some small things, like see the ocean for the first time. Before this trip, the closest I've come to seeing the ocean is looking south into the bay in Manhattan.

Again, this is an experience that I'm going to enjoy. This will be my last year of fun before dedicating myself to getting my MBA. After the MBA, I'll make up for it by going to Australia, but that will be 3 years away since I'm going to be going to school part time.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Glen Beck is the Anti-Christ

Now that I have your attention, I need to talk about how Glen Beck is making the world a worse place, by spreading misinformation. Not just the normal crap, but really really important stuff. Stuff about how the world is changing and how people in the future will look back at us today, and judge us for either our wisdom, or our stupidity.

The latest is about the uprising in Egypt. In case you live under a rock, or only watch Jersey Shore, there's an uprising in Egypt by the people to have their 30 year dictator Hosni Mubarak step down and leave the country, and bring about real elections, and give the people a real voice. This is, in my opinion, a noble cause. People protesting for a better way of life. The important thing, is that this is non-violent, despite attempts by the police and pro Mubarak forces to turn this into a violent clash. The Egyptian Military has vowed not to turn on the protesters as long as they stay nonviolent.

Now this seems like a noble cause to support. People protesting against a dictator and a corrupt government. Who would not side with these people? Enter Glen Beck.

Mr Beck has a theory, and it's his theory alone. If anyone asks, it's Glen Beck's theory. I in no way claim any ownership of this theory. It's Glen Beck's theory. The theory is that this protest is part of a plot by the Muslim Brotherhood to take over Egypt. So that Egypt, a country that has respected people of many other faiths would become an Islamsic state, and this is just the beginning, as this would then allow Islam, with the help of leftist in the United States (remember, Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim according to Beck) to create a New World Order. With the creation of a Caliphate, the plan is to convert the entire world to Islam, and the events in Egypt are the first part.


The good news is normally the left dismissed the comments of Beck as crazy, but this time people on the right are doing the same thing.The good news is that sane people on the left and right see what Glen Beck really is. A nut job spitting out another conspiracy theory. Now I'm not going to bash Beck (anymore), there's a real danger here. Beck has a big following on his show, and his ideas are out there. The danger is if people hear something enough times, they tend to believe it to be fact. Will people start to accept this theory? Well they believed Palin's Death Panel lie.

This has to stop, and quickly. People like Beck and spitting out craziness and preventing actual debate from happening. We don't need to have people screaming crap like this when the world is changing. We need to be positive and look forward. The events in Egypt and not anti west. They are for a free Egypt, and Beck is hiding this fact with his crazy theory.

For the good of all Mankind, Glen Beck. SHUT THE HELL UP

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Friday, February 04, 2011

I have that feeling again.

I've had this feeling in the past. The feeling that I should be doing more in my life than I currently am. It doesn't help that a friend of mine is doing is "reboot" right now. He's in Cambodia right now, and will soon be going to Australia to go to film school. He's braver than I am. Then again, I had some bad advise.Instead of going to Ryerson University in Toronto to pursue my broadcast career, I went to a community college, and had very little to show for it. I ended up working part time at some community access channels. If I had gone to Ryerson, perhaps my life would have taken a different path.

I'm not going to go into a life sucks post, because compared to a lot of other people, I have it damn good, I just want more. I remember during my brief moment of unemployment, I decided that I was going to write a book.  I struggled with the first page. I was missing something,. I'm still not sure what it is, but I know I was missing something.

I do know one thing. I see the next direction in my life being a MBA. I honestly see it as a path to where I really want to be. Perhaps back to media, which is my original love. New or traditional media, I still love it. The idea of communicating ideas. I only did the IT Degree to make myself marketable, and to be fair it did work. When I lost my last job, I was unemployed for only 6 weeks, which isn't bad compared to a lot of other people.

I have a friend, who I'm going to be visiting this year who is also finishing her BSc. I hope it allows her to make her dreams come true. I'll probably nudge her in the right direction. Not that she will need it.

I honestly don't know what I'm going to do after getting my MBA, but I still see it as the next level in the evolution of my professional life. I also see it as a means to move back east to be closer to my family. Even though I don't really want to move back east anymore. It's not that I want to. It's because I feel that I have to. Then again, with my MBA, I would be making more money and I would have more freedom, to travel back east to see everyone. I just see a move to Ontario, and a move backwards. Perhaps I will feel differently after getting my MBA. Maybe an opportunity will appear that I will want which will require me to move to Ontario. A career at Google perhaps?

I do know one thing. I know that once again, the status quo is not appealing to me. I want to do more than "pay the rent".

I swear I'll blog about something funnier next time, like Bieber the lesbian.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I wanted

I'm not a fan of Justin Bieber. In fact I can honestly say that I have never knowingly listen to any of his music. I just saw his face on a lot of magazines, and basically, i figured that he was the "flavor of the month", and I didn't really care about him. I basically dismissed the kid, the music and everything about the guy...until now.

I know have a new respect for the Bieber after discovering Lesbians that Look like Justin Bieber. This is a young website, with many pictures, but I can see it growing. As Biebermania grows, I see a need for this website. We to see how many young lesbians look like Bieber. While he might not like the site, I think it's far better than The Onion story about Bieber really being a 51 year old pedophile, Ironically there are people who were concerned that this was real. I now look forward to people asking if Bieber really is a lesbian.

You know Bieber being a lesbian might explain a lot. You don't see any guys looking like Bieber. You don't see straight teenage girls looking like Bieber.

I just realized that I typed Bieber 7 times so far in this post. I'm not counting Biebermania. I'm a little concerned.

I still haven't listen to the guy's music. I don't know what his songs are, and to be honest, I have no interest in listening to it. Maybe one day, twenty years from now, I'll hear him in the supermarket, or an elevator. Maybe in 20 years, I'll see him on the latest version of The Hollywood Squares sitting next to Snooki, but until then. I'll just check to see if new lesbians are added to the website.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Cabin Fever maybe?

Normally I write a title and go from there, but recently, my titles would be, I don't know what to frigging write about. I'd like to think that I'v grown as a person since I started blogging, but that's bullshit. While I have become wiser....screw that. I have not become wiser. I'm no words of wisdom guy. I'm just making this stuff as I go alone.

I spent last weekend being as lazy as possible, just playing videogames and watching TV. I wasn't motivated to go outside, not with the -2000C weather out there. It's still BLEEPing cold outside, so I didn't do anything else.  Therefore, I have nothing to blog about the weekend.

I am looking forward to hopefully being about to buy Comic Con tickets this Saturday. I've been trying to get those damn tickets since November and each time, something happens, and no one is able to get the tickets (ok passes). whatever.

There are people near me, about to take some pictures for some bullshit thing. Not sure what, but they have professional lighting and crap like that. I think there are 10 people here to take pictures of one person. LAME.


Oh yeah, I just got free cake. YAAAA I like free cake,

I wonder if anyone will comment about how this post is just me blabbering?

One thing I'm looking forward to is finding out why pants is a dirty word in the UK, and why fanny means the front end of a woman's hoo hoo, as opposed to her ass.

Should I just be Twittering this?

Oh I read that some media outlets have decided that February is No Sarah Palin month. I'm looking forward to seeing how long that will last. A whole month without Sarah Palin on the news, with the exception of Fox News of course.

Ok I have nothing else. I'll try again tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm missing Keith

Last Friday, I was watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann as I do every weeknight when he announced that this was his last show. Needless to say, I was shocked. In fact I couldn't believe my ears. I felt like I was loosing a friend.

Now I know, you're thinking that what's the big deal? Just some guy on TV moving on. Well it's not just like that. Unlike other people on TV, especially on a channel with the words Fox and News on it, I really enjoyed watched Keith. He always backed up his points with...ACTUAL FACTS (hint hint Fox News). He is someone to be respected, for his opinions and how he backs them up. Also, because he's not scared to laugh. I never heard anyone at Fox News say "World's Largest Burrito....droool". Fox News is too good for Homer Simpson I guess.

 The most important thing, I guess is that Keith isn't going away. He's not on TV for now, but he is still on the Internet. He took the time to live-tweeted the State Of the Union Address last night, so he's still around.

Now I know you're wondering why would a Canadian care about a US political pundit, other than the World's Largest Burrito thing. It's quite simple. I respect the guy. I sure as hell as don't respect most of the people at Fox News, with the exception of Shepard Smith (that's who they get when they need someone over there to do the right thing). Keith Olbermann has earned my respect, and he can still make me smile, with the occasions DOWN GOES FRASER.

I'm glad that Keith isn't going away and I look forward to him appearing on TV again very soon, and not just doing sports stuff.

I see Keith Olbermann as a man of integrity, and there are so few of those people left these days. I'm not sure if I could hold onto my integrity as well as Keith has. That is why I respect him so much. However in Keith's own words (not originally his) TIME MARCHES ON.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

I still not there yet,

There is a huge problem when you live life day by day which I an doing right now. You become friggin boring and you can't think of anything interesting to write about. I partly blame the IT work world that I live in, and....ok I blame the IT work world.

I used to be a lot more interesting, blogging about different things, but I think I've fallen into a rut. Actually I'm scared that I'm becoming my father. Others will disagree, but I believe that he was the dullest man on the face of the earth. I will not become my father.

I remember when I would scour the web for things to blog about, like giant boob soap dispensers for the the shower, or other stuff that was absolute crap, but dammit I loved crap. Someone has to go through the web find find you the best of Internet crap and I was doing that.

I'm winging this blog post, and many (ok 2 of you) tell me that this is when I'm at my best. When I just pulled stuff out of my ass, and I apparently pulled a lot of stuff out of there. Should I be worried about airport security?

Another problem is time. Right now I'm blogging during lunch on my crappy laptop, and until a few minutes ago I was battling an issue with the touch pad. I was typing away and suddenly I was typing on another line. I recommend TouchFreeze for that problem, and it's freeware. Ok that's my geek tip of the day.

I need to retrain myself, to blog about whatever. I used to have a problem with censoring myself, but that has to stop. I keep talking about doing that, but that's just talk, I need to do.

I think I need to go back to Digg,. I have an account, but I haven't been there for awhile. That might be it, or I just need to wait for another right wing pundit to really piss me off, like Sarah Palin does lately. Heck, Sarah Palin was a nobody when I started to blog.

Yes this has become just a rambling session, but something good has come from it, I've finally fixed the damn sensitive touch screen problem. YAAAA.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I did it. It's real. I'm going to the UK

I booked my flight and hotel yesterday. Bought and paid for. The money has been spent. The vacation time booked. The only question left is if I should take the Duck Tour of London. I'm going to be there for a full week, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to meeting some people that I've known for years, but have not meet face-to-face.

I think the worst part about my lack of blogging recently is that I haven't been to Rosevibe lately, but I still follow her through Facebook. I originally resisted the call to join Facebook, but the new queen of social media has converted me over

I'm really looking forward to seeing this part of the world. It will be interesting being the person with the foreign accent for a change.

I've always been able to blend in fairly easily in the US, only being called out as a Canadian a couple of times, but this time, it's going to be more obvious. I'm going to be the foreigner. I just don't want to be mistaken for American. I am Canadian after all.

I did a lot of planning on this trip which should have happened last year, but the whole 6 weeks of unemployment threw that out the window, but I did recover and I'm flying out on British Airways. I was debating on if I should go with British Airways, or Air Canada. I even asked the opinion of some friends who have flown both, as well as asked my friends on Facebook. It turned out the obvious choice was British Airways, on Flight 102 from Calgary, to London direct. No stopover in Iceland. The price wasn't that much more for the direct flight. I got a deal.

What is really going to be interesting is that I picked a 4 star hotel that's part of a Football Stadium, so I'll get more of a UK experience I think. It's close to a "tube" station, so I'm looking forward to experiencing that as well. I've done public transit for most of my life, and I was impress with the Chicago train system, and I'm betting that London's will be better.

I'll probably be taking a lot of pictures in London, and possibly getting into a bit of trouble, if I hang out with Stef, but I am looking forward to it.

I can't wait for August to come around.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Get over "the little faggot" already,

"Money for Nothing", by Dire Straits has been banned from Canadian airwaves because someone filled a complaint against the song. They though the word Faggot was offensive. I wish to politely state my opinion on this recent event. BULLSHIT, this is absolute BULLSHIT. This is censorship because some oversensitive Newfie filed a complaint to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. This is absolute bullshit.

The word appears 3 times in the song, which is awful. This must mean that the band Dire Straits must really hate homosexuals. I bet they go to anti-gay rallies. Sure shameful acts. In fact, we should analyse these words right now so see how horrible the homosexual community is being portrayed in this song.

First time we see the word appear in the lyric. "See the little faggot with the earring and the make-up". See him? the band is point him out, so we have to look at the guy (are there women faggots?)  This is awful, were pointing him out, and that he even has makeup and an earing. Just like Chris Crocker. This is awful. Shame on you Dire Straits. It even gets worse in the next line. "Yeah buddy that's his own hair" NOW THEY'RE MAKING FUN OF HIS HAIR!!!!! Not the fair. That's terrible. DAMN YOU TO HELL for making fun of the faggot's hair Dire Straits.

The next time the word appears in the line "That little faggot got his own jet airplane". OH MY GOD !!!! The faggot owns a multi-million dollar airplane. What's next? Will Dire Straits be killing babies, and puppies? DAMN YOU TO HELL Dire Straits.

It even gets worse in the final line."That little faggot he's millionaire". He's a millionaire? How are you say that he has millions of dollars. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!! How can you sleep at night you godless bastards. Shame on you Dire Straits. Shame Shame Shame.

Needless to say, I think this whole thing is bullshit and I'm not the only one. There's even a radio station in Edmonton that is going to defy the ban this weekend. I say all the power to you K97.

What really bothers me, is that I bet you any money that if some art gallery were to ban some art, this little weasel would be one of the first people up in arms. It's even worse when real life imitates a Simpsons episode where Marge gets Itchy and Scratchy Banned. Life imitating art.

One last thing, what's Elton John's opinion on this? I really want to know.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Palin needs to go away, and not come back

I normally don't (ok, rarely) blog about US politics, but I can't take this woman anymore. In my opinion, she's selfish and a liar, and she constantly shows the worst part of humanity. She needs to shut the hell up and go away and quit being the queen of angry rhetoric.

She makes comments like "Don't Retreat, INSTEAD Reload", and then has cross-hairs drawn on the US map, targeting districts, including the one where Congresswoman Gifford was shot. She was condemned for it before and is surprised that it's happening now? Now she's screaming like she's the victim here? What about Congresswoman Gifford?

Now while she's screaming about how she's of the victim here for being blamed for in sighting that crazy person to do what he did, she claims that she's a victim of "blood libel". Too bad she doesn't know what that means. That term has many meanings from blaming the Jews for the death of Christ to a myth about Jews drinking the blood of non jews. Again, she need to shut her friggin hole.

Unless you don't follow US politics, and many don't, there a huge problem with angry rhetoric by the right wing for the past few years, and it's getting worse. It got to the point where members of a Tea Party (a right wing organization), mistakenly posted the address of a congressman's brother online. I say mistaken because they meant to post the congressman's home address. As a result, someone went to that home and cut the gas line. This is not how responsible people act. We were lucky that no one was killed then, unlike this time.

It is beyond me, that Palin refuses to admit that she has to far and needs to tone it back. Instead, she and Rush Limbaugh, and Glen Beck and screaming about how they are the victims, instead of doing the right thing.
However I will give Mr Beck credit for condemning what has happened right away, but then he seemed to go back to his old ways, as well as reading email from Sarah Palin about what happened. The coward waited days after before saying anything and all she did was scream about being a victim.

The good news is that some of the right are seeing reason and Roger Ailes has told all the pundits at Fox News to "Tone it Down". I applaud him for that. While I do not agree with a lot of what Mr Ailes does, he does realize that this is going to far.

It really amazes me that in the light of recent events, all she can do is think of herself. Well you go again Sarah Palin, think about yourself all you want. Most of us won't.

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Changes, Changes

I got some interesting news from the second job today. News that I'm not too thrilled to hear. Turns out that in a couple of weeks, I'm going to be stocking shelves for 3 weeks on the weekend. I am not impressed.

For some time now, I've been toying with the idea of quitting the second job and regaining the ability to sleep in on the weekends. Sure I'm usually up at 4:00am to be at work at 5:00am, but at least I still have my afternoon and evenings to myself. This might change with the change in procedures at work.

I'm not going to explain everything, there really isn't a point, but right now I'm seriously considering quitting. Earlier I was thinking about quitting in the summer after I get back from London, but right now I'm starting to toy with the idea of quitting right now. Well sooner than before. I will be getting my yearly raise in mid March and it will be retro to January, and if I quit I'll still be getting all my vacation pay from 2010 at the Safeway job. I'm at the point where I think I can still pull everything that I want to off this year, even without the second job. So should I just quit now?

The thing is that this is just a 3 week thing, so if it changes back to what appeals to me after the 3 weeks, I might has well stick it out. I'm just feeling tired of the second job. The issue is when does frustration override greed?

I'm on the fence right now, but right now one thing is going to make me lean one way or the other. Time will tell. I don't know what to do yet.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Off to a rocky start

I hate the fact that I'm currently lacking guidance with writing for my blog. I think that’s why I stopped writing, multiple times.I ran out of things to say. Don’t get me wrong, there were things to talk about, but for some reason, I could not, or would not put my thoughts into words, to put here. Don’t get me wrong, I did have opinions during the time, I did not blog, but they didn’t end up here.

Even now, as I winging this post, all I can think is “Prince is a Douche bag”. I can’t stand the creepy guy. He’s a creepy twerp who doesn’t know what the hell real life is all about. Prince is the name of someones dog. When he started calling himself, “The Artist”, he should have called himself, “The Douchbag” because that’s what he is.

I look at Google News to see what’s interesting, what I could blog about and all I see is stuff about people fighting over the Lotto Max jackpot, Roberto Alomar getting into the Baseball hall of fame, and a new Starbucks logo. BORING, however if it was 15 years ago, I would have gone crazy about Alomar getting into Cooperstown. I used to be a big Blue Jays fan but not so much anymore. Moving half way across the country will do that to you.

I look around me, and I’m like ugggg, this is not blogworthy. It’s like the boring person talking about crap over and over again until everyone around them screams, pulls their hair out and runs away. I don’t want to do that. I just need to fart but I can’t because there’s a female in the room right now.

Actually it’s just the two of us and I really need to let one go, but I can’t. Why won’t she leave? I don’t want to fart with her in the room. It could be quite dangerous. I blame the Bran cereal I’ve been eating so I can be more healthy, and loose some weight, except I think I’m loosing weight in a way I didn’t expect it.

Long story short, she left and I no longer feel that pressure on my lower side.

I never promised Shakespeare here, did I.? Just me talking about the need to fart.

No I bet you’re wondering, Now how do I get my minute of life back that I wasted reading this crap? Sorry, not going to happen.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I'm Back....Hopefully

So it’s 2011, and my blog is pissed at me. I haven’t been updating it for some time. The problem, I think is motivation, or sheer laziness. It could be either one, I’m not sure. Well anyway, I now have a few new year’s resolutions, like eating more healthy, lose weight, cut back on my porn addiction, stuff like that. Also, I’m going to start blogging again. I was good at it for awhile, but then I just stopped. Not sure why, but I did.

I think it was because I either stopped ranting ask much, or ....maybe it was the porn addiction. I’m not sure, but I’m going to (yes again), to try and get back to regular blogging. The big problem is trying to figure out what the heck I’m going to say. I’ve pretty well resigned myself to the Kids in the Hall section of Blogging, in that I don’t plan on saying anything relevant. I see myself in the Kevin Smith section of the blogosphere, trying to change the definition of humanity, but still not scared to talk about my boob fetish. At least I’m not in the lame ass Family Guy section, which I really don’t enjoy. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are right when they say that Family Guy are just cheap gags. I won’t get into that right now; I’m more interested in relaunching Tales from the Great White North.

I know I’m pretty well starting from scratch here. Most of my audience, (with the exception of a few who, I’ve communicated through Facebook, and email, not to mention the trip to London where I plan to meet a blogmate face to face), are gone. For the record, she’s talking about taking lots of pictures when I’m there, so I really need to get myself into shape, other than round.
For the record, one thing I like about writing my blog is that I type stuff that would seriously piss off my English teachers and profs in the past. PPPFFFTTT to proper English.

I’m really hoping that 2011 will be a lot better than 2010, because to be honest, that year kinda sucked. I became unemployed, my father passed away, and I had to live off my savings for awhile, and because of that I had to postpone my trip to London, from last year to this year. This year is going to be better. Going to London, going to the San Diego Comic Con, and paying off a major debt. Those are my big goals for 2011.

I think that I’d going to be winging a lot of posts simply because the news has gotten a lot more serious, or perhaps it’s my recent addiction to MSNBC, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. (I just love The Worst Person in the World segment). I really don’t want to become a serious Political blog, because that would bore the shit out of everyone, including myself.

So here I go again, and this time, I might actually mean it. Well I hope so anyway.

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