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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