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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