Tuesday, May 25, 2004

 

And for those of you who didn't think I was a complete geek!


Too bad it's a Half Life 2 machine and not a Quake 3 box (what is with the gravity in Half Life? Is everything made of marshmallow in that world?)
Socrates and I are actually working up a business model to make custom audio and video editing boxes (and vanity PC's !!)- but we're pretty lazy so it might be next fall ;)

 

The CBC had better get their heads out of their asses--

-or else I am going to start getting right pissed. The way they were talking on The National tonight you would think the Conservatives had already won Ontario, the West and most of rural British Columbia! Not to mention a handful of East Coast ridings!
If things keep going like this the NDP had better buy some pretty serious attack ads against the conservatives.

Or a small television network--- what are the Aspers up to these days?

Jack Layton, New Democrat leader- should shave off that moustache and be seen actually sleeping with his hot and real-politik Asian wife so voters will think he has some sort of life outside of screaming in scrums in the halls of Parliament. If he can't pull this one together we're in for a long 5 years of bland Liberal majority government or an even worse 5 years of Stephen Harper trying to keep his MP's out of their pages pants and/ or jail.

Not saying Layton would win the election- but the NDP would make a great partner in a minority government.

Monday, May 24, 2004

 

And they're off!!

My morning television viewing got off to a bad foot as I watched Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin walk down Sussex Drive in Ottawa to the home of Lieutenant Governor Adrienne Clarkson to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election for June 28.

For those of you who don't know squat about the Canadian electoral system check out this site- I'll be writing about this a lot over the next six weeks.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

 

India's Congress chooses Singh as PM

India's Congress chooses Singh as PM: "excessive euphoria "


I can't think of a more tragic mis-step in democracy than the leader of a parliamentary party not becoming Prime Minister because of some heckling by the minority members of the government!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

 

An immense feeling of cold

I was sitting at work on September 11, 2001, when some of my co-workers started emailing me photos of the World Trade Center on fire, about two thirds of the way up the building.
I then received one showing a plane flying into Tower one- before the fire- and I emailed my co-worker back that it was a nice Photoshop job, and that he should really get back on the phone.
When I went to CNN to see what was going on I couldn't get onto it for 10 minutes, and when I did it was all in text mode- every inch of my body tensed and my mind locked up like the DNS server down in Atlanta that millions of people were pinging for news.

And I thought then and there that the world would never be the same again- and I've been right so far.


I'll write more about this as we go- so keep checking back.

Friday, May 14, 2004

 

Getting free Launchcast

Launch has recently set some incredibly low threshold on its free service that has annoyed the Hell out of me! I've been using Launch since 2001, long before they were bought by Yahoo! and I've rated some 4000 songs, ect.
So- now all I do is not log in, but just Browse the member stations and start my player that way. I can't rate songs or anything in this mode, or skip songs, but I get to listen to it.
It still stops the feed after 10-12 hours, but I just delete my cookies and it starts all over again.
Leave your email address if you want to be sent a link to my station.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

 

Problem solved

For some reason J seems to think blog posts shouldn't contain too many full sentences. So, for the ADD generation he seems to want to attract, just skip to the next post. You're part of the problem.

Now that I'm talking to myself again, counting down to my 30th year, I can't help but reevaluate some of the things I always took for granted as a "young" man.

Take war... always unpopular with the college crowd, but at least its helping the overpopulation problem, right? So all we have to do is find something the West wants badly enough in the really ridiculously overpopulated areas, and let history take it's course. Let's see... oil (cheap energy) fucked up the Middle East... Maybe cheap labour can attract the ever-benevolent Capitalists to India. But then again, how would you convince Westerners to buy cheaper foreign products and services?

Even if we could overcome that, would that do it? Since we're already in the neighbourhood, we'd better "save" the Tibetans from the nasty communists. Hey! Let's relocate them to Kashmir, that should keep our newest nuclear family members from killing us all, while providing plenty of reasons for everyone in the region to start solving that overpopulation problem.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

 

Crap- I hate today



and even slashdot wants to kick me!

Monday, May 10, 2004

 

Remember Afghanistan?

Skipping back in time a minute- I think it was early March, 2001, when the Taliban regime in Afghanistan were prepping to blow up two giant sized statues of Buddha in order to "stop the worshipping of false idols". At the time I couldn't think of a worse crime against humanity than the destruction of something so timeless- it was a crime against all of human history and our collective heritage. How unfortunate that this monument to one of the most beatific religions/philosophies in the world happened to be in an area of the world ruled by xenophobic, intolerant fundamentalists...
Too bad the world didn't value this monument and seek some way to dethrone these monsters well ahead of 9/11. A little carpet bombing can go a long way to telling these vermin to back off- we can deal with your shit now or we can deal with your shit later- but your shit will be dealt with.

 

The relevance of Zippy the Pinhead

Whenever I thought that your average American newspaper was a waste of paper, ink and intellectual effort, I just had to find a paper that ran Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith to set me straight.


There's something reassuring about the idea that millions of average Americans could open their morning paper and say "What the HEll is this??"

It makes me smile- it gives me hope for America.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

 

"Feel the Beat"

There's nothing better than watching beautiful people dancing except dancing with the beautiful people. Tammy, Stephan and I had a wicked night at Circus with DJ Nivoc, except I smoked too much -got tired around 8 AM and lost the beat.
Too many single guys at Circus- had way more fun at Stereo last week.
I also end up not talking to anyone new when I'm there--is it my lack of French? What's wrong with me- still feel out of place in that scene?

Saw the most beautiful woman- she looked like Alanis Morissette except more glamorous... she was with a Latin guy who had hair just like mine, before I got it caught. She danced with me for an hour- and I didn't even ask her name. What is the correct social convention for that?? I don't know... dancing is on ehting and flirting is another.

Friday, May 07, 2004

 

A bit of Melancholy

**short IM with someone I'm dating**
Tenacious J: we have the most bizarre IM conversations...
I'm flying to the moon & back: what makes you say that?
Tenacious J: they are way more bizarre than our actual conversations
I'm flying to the moon & back: we don't talk much when we're together
Tenacious J: how does that make you feel?
I'm flying to the moon & back: LOL I think we're too busy groping each other
Tenacious J: :) no, seriously
I'm flying to the moon & back: I'm not good talking about my feelings :)
Tenacious J: I am when I want to... God- suddenly I'm depressed...

 

Raving at Circus

There will be much partying with my friend Tammy et al at Circus our DJ Nivoc is playing and it was irresistible last Friday.
I'm trying to figure out how to load photos onto this thing so give me a short time to figure this out...

 
Recently listened to:
Nirvana
Negative Creep

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Flavor Part 2 - Remix

Morcheeba
Trigger Hippie

Mazzy Star
Give You My Lovin

Blonde Redhead
Hated Because Of Great Qualities

The Pixies
Monkey Gone To Heaven - LP Version

 
That does it- I'm shutting down all of my internet dating accounts! I'm simply NOT going to pay to meet the people that seem to want to meet me! It's been amusing to read these people's profiles but there seems to be no one new posting. It's all a blur- some of these people have the same posting on Tickle, Match.com, the Onion personals!! everywhere!

And everytime I try to sneak my email address into my profile either no one gets up the nerve to email me (even though we've winked or flirted back and forth 6 times!) or their too stupid to clue in to what the address is!

I'll have to post some excerpts of these women's profiles- it could make for a very interesting version of those daily affirmation books you se at Multimags.

 
I was inspired to start this because of my favorite blogs: likesunday and meltingdolls

I've always wanted my own website but simply couldn't make the time to code it, design it, ftp it to some server somewhere...

 
To start- the title is an homage to the late eighties Canadian sketch troupe the Kids in the Hall. If you've been unfortunate enough not to see it, one of the Characters walks around Metro Toronto seething with misatrophy, crushing the heads of peope walking around in the distance!
It's also a horrible little drink:

Headcrush
Ingredients:
2 cl Tequila
2 cl Tabasco sauce
On top Whipped cream
Little Salt
Mixing instructions:
Fill the glass with Tequila then add Tabasco sauce carfully, put on a top with whipped cream and add some salt on it.

It's also the best name I could come up with on a Friday morning at work...

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