Because doing stuff is hard...
Friday, October 22, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
Jon Stewart On Crossfire - Video Torrent!
For all those who are kicking themselves for missing Jon Stewart's apearance on CNN's Crossfire, here is the transcript. For those of you with a lower attention span, but a good mix of patience and bandwidth, here is a torrent of the file, in WMV, or uncompressed AVI. Watch Jon Stewart tear Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala a new one. (Thanks Nathan)
Monday, October 11, 2004
This is a great idea. Why we aren't doing this on Wednesday along with Presidential Debate Bingo is beyond me!
I thought I would share with you the highly successful (as in we got fuqed up) rules to debate drinkin we played with for last friday's debate.
You must take 1 large drink whenever any of the following are mentioned by either candidate:
You must take one large drink whenever a candidate mentions a swing state or a city in a swing state. A swing state shall be defined as:
Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Colorado, Minnesota, or Maine.
You must take one large drink when Kerry raises one eyebrow and not the other and gives a cheesy grin.
You must take one large drink when either candidate refers to insurgents in Iraq as “terrorists.”
You must immediately finish your beer when:
Bush makes a major verbal mistake
Bush says “Durn”
Either candidate says “Poland”
There is one cup that rotates. Whenever the word “Iraq” is said the person holding the cup pours approximately 1 shot into the cup and passes to the next person. The person holding the cup must drink what has amassed when “Saddam Hussein” is mentioned.
I recommend the game. It proved to be quite fun... but I have no idea what happened in the last 30 minutes of the debate.
(Via octopus dropkick!.)
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
This sounds like something I'd do just on a whim. Plus, the apples sound quite delicious...
I Heart Honey Crisp Apples (and really hate ham): "I'm not one to overly-praise produce. I like trying new things, but hey, half the time if I'm trying new fruit its to see what kind of milkshake I can get out of it (hint, mango + rum + ginger..."
Sunday, September 26, 2004
'Daily Show' Viewers More Politically Astute
This backs up what I've been wondering all along. Ever since I started watching the "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", I've been wondering, I've noticed that almost everyone that I know and respect watches it just as religiously. This gave me cause to wonder; is the Daily Show just incredibly popular, or is it that people who watch it are more politically astute? Now I know. The Daily Show IS just another cable TV "fake-news" program, its just my friends who are strange...
Interestingly enough, it also proves my theory that The Daily Show is one of the better news programs on television. Not necessarily because it reports quickly, and in depth, but because it is truly fair and balanced. Of 83 political jokes told by Jon Stewart, half were directed at Bush, and half at Kerry. The remainder were of course accidentally made in the direction of Ralph Nader...
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Abe Vigoda Status
Friday, September 10, 2004
With the US Presidential elections coming up in November, and poll results looking more and more like a stalemate, I'm going to hedge my bets that we'll see 4 more years of Shrubbery. But don't fret, fans of reason and decent government, I have a plan that can please everyone. Lets face it, with all the damage that Bush has done in the past 4 years, the United States is a lost cause. Here in Canada though, not only are we slightly left of center in terms of government, but our current set of politicians are boring. So here is my solution; All you 'failed' democrats, Al Gore, Howard Dean, even Richard Clark -- you're invited to, come up here to Canada and run for our public offices. Admit it, we could do much worse; some countries already have...
Woeful Inadequacies of the English Language
Why does English have no way of properly writing out the sound make by the forcing of air between two fatty bodies pressed together. We have words like "Phhhhft" or "Brrraaap" or even "Fart". I've even read the use off the word "Poop" as onomatopoeia! However, speak any of these words out; do any of them sound remotely like the real thing? Yes, its ingrained in our cultural minds what sound these refer to, but only through direct condition by speaking of the act that has just taken place. What will happen, thousands of years in the future, when hyper-anthropologists unearth our internet fart-joke archives, only to have the humour pass by them, as they have no idea what they mean...
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Oh Captain, My Captain
Awhile ago, I'd heard about a project online to take random panels from Jim Davis' "Garfield" comic strip, and splice them together into new 3 panel strips that were in many ways, a zen experience of humour. Unfortunately, due to the immense asstacularity of the Universal Features Syndicate, I was unable to view any of them on the original site before it was taken down. However, thanks to some furious Googling, I was able to pull up this. A link to someone who has replaced Garfield in the strips, with a "real" cat, that does not converse in though bubbles or otherwise. Result? Funny!
Sunday, August 08, 2004
David Byrneing Man
So here I am down at the Edmonton Folk Festival, making my big entrance into the world of the "Big Fat Road Manager". I was roused at 0800 this morning by Nathan to become an honorary "Nerd on Site" to fix the computer of David Byrne's manager, Todd. Thanks to this, I'm nerding it up in the middle of the festival, enjoying complimentary coffee, brunch, and the after party. More will come, or not, as the day progresses. For now though, courage!