Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Update on Moi

The posts have dwindled, but that doesn't mean I'm too damn busy - it means I'm not all that motivated. Which is a good thing. It means I'm not bored and trapped in front of a computer. Now when I log on it's for a good reason.

Like porn.

...Email! I mean Email!!

I haven't been surfing as much as I used to. I haven't been to Boingboing. Same with Dead Things On Sticks. Dan doesn't post, so nothing lost there.

I'm not gonna take a ton of time to write out long diatribes on what's irking me. At this point, it'd have to be something pretty freaking bad. So, just some quick hits:

- Studio 60 rocks. Great writing. This is not a comedy show, folks, it's a show about comedy. Not nearly as confusing as it sounds.

- I still haven't been back to McDonald's. Two months plus and counting.

- Had a hard time finding a Hallowe'en costume idea this year. Settled on something. Not sure how good it is. You can decide. Anybody who wants a pic, though, is gonna have to post a friggin' comment to show their love.

- The Leafs still can't score on shootouts. Don't they practice these things? Last year showed how valuable these lost points are.

- Battlestar Galactica took another big turn this week. Wonder if this show can keep my interest? It's still unlike anything else out there.

Anything else worth writing about? Didn't think so. Back to my porn.

...Email! I mean Email!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Maclean's: The Internet Sucks

I'm tired as hell and don't have the energy to get into this right now, but wanted to pass along my recommendation that folks read this week's Maclean's mag. There's a bang-on article inside that gives one man's opinion on what's wrong with the Internet.

It was a great read.

There's irony of course in the fact that I am passing this along via my blog, but those of you who take the time to read the article (which I can't find online, go figure) will get it.

I found myself smiling as I read it. It was

Maybe I'll get into my experience with the Internet some other time when my eyelids are cooperating. Basically, however, it boils down to these points:

- The Internet was born from an idealistic notion. If only the world worked that way.
- The Internet is, for the most part, uncontrolled - which is both it's greatest promise and greatest fault.
- The Internet is not bringing us closer together - it is driving us apart. Politically, socially, economically.
- The greater the technology, the greater the benefit to those who would take advantage of others.
- Porn will always - ALWAYS - rule the 'Net.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bush lays claim to SPACE!


The Toronto Star has an article lifted from the Washington Post that states that the US Government has "quietly signed a new National Space Policy that asserts his country's right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests."


Honestly: who does this guy think he is? Could international politics get any more screwed up?

Ladies and gentlemen, it's official: the Western World has become the global bad guy. I think I just might move to China. Suddenly it seems pretty liberal.

When some folks claimed the new language could be seen as a prelude to the weaponization of space a Bush administration official "strongly disagreed with that characterization, saying the policy encourages international diplomacy and co-operation." long as you co-operate with the U.S. on their terms.

"National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said in written comments that an update was needed to "reflect the fact that space has become an even more important component of U.S. economic, national and homeland security."

Ah, "homeland security", that old gem.

"Although it had abstained in the past when proposals to ban space weapons came up in the United Nations, last October the United States voted for the first time against a call for negotiations — the only "no" against 160 "yes" votes."

How can anyone in their right mind (Max, I'm looking in your direction...oh wait, you're not in your right mind) support this administration? This is without a doubt the most shameful period in U.S. history since the Civil War.


Garth Turner Booted

Time's up.

Garth Turner, the Conservative MP from Halton (north of Toronto) got the boot from caucus.

It was bound to happen. No one this honest, this transparent can survive in party politics.

I encourage everyone to stay on top of this story and judge for themselves if Mr. Turner is a breath of fresh air or a moron who got what he deserved.

Either way, I wish there were more of him.

You can catch his blog here.

I have said here many times, and consistently since I was elected this last time, that I work for the voters - the people, the taxpayers. After that I heed my party and the political establishment. All are important, of course, but the people come first.
- Garth Turner

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What a Jackass

So I got around to seeing Jackass Number Two the other day.


...but so gross.

...but sooo funny.

This was one of those flicks that makes me fear for my life. That is to say, I'm laughing so hard for so long that I think I'm gonna have a heart attack. This one was way sicker than the first and didn't have as many lulls in the action. Sick funny bit after sick funny bit.

Go see it. And bring a barf bag.

Not for the faint of heart.

If your asshole can't see the camera, the camera can't see your asshole.
- Johnny Knoxville in Jackass Number Two

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Thanksgiving Weekend

So maybe you've noticed that I haven't posted in a while. At least I hope some people have...

I started this blog as a means of killing time while bored at work. Now that I'm done with that contract, well, I don't have the spare time trapped in front of a computer that I did.

So I'm just chillaxing at home, catching up on some stuff, taking my time looking for a new gig. This mellow attitude isn't very conducive to ranting and raving.

What we have here is a bit of a hiatus. We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime:

- George Bush's approval rating hit a new low of 33%. Honestly, I can't believe it was ever that high.

- Michael Ignatieff is leading in the Liberal leadership race, though pundits claim he'll be overtaken in the next ballot. I'm not quite sure who I'm cheering for here. Ignatieff seems a little too new to the political scene, but his neophyte status is somewhat appealing when Bob Rae is the opposition. In this case, It's hard to believe that the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.

- The Departed is getting crazy good reviews. I'm shocked. I thought this movie was going to be cheesy obvious crap. Guess not. Gotta see it now... Still have to see Jackass Number Two...too. Don't knock it until you've seen the first one.

- The Leafs have started their season. Jury's still out.
- Caught part of the William Shatner Roast on The Comedy Network yesterday. Holy crap was it crass. Hearing George Takei talking about taking it in the jaw was surreal.
Alright, time to do more chillaxing.