Friday, February 28

Entry CT-271978

The Motherhost has provided us with a Re-Education Program on the Truthstream. We must obey Alice.
For your reading pleasure...or displeasure...

Here is a link to Oliver Willis which I found on A Small Victory. I've perused his site, and I like his writing, but that's not why I'm posting this link, I'm posting this link because he's a fan of Superman and any fan of Supes is a friend of mine.
So click the links and enjoy.
Survivor Update...

Ha, yeah right! Those of you who know me, know I'm not about to do a serious Survivor Update kind of post. But I will actually talk about Survivor and reality TV.
Survivor Amazon, Men vs Women. Well, I guess they needed to pump some new blood into the failing product. My suggestion, Celebrity Survivor, and not that one with Robin Leech as the only real celebrity. I'm thinking washed up people like in the Surreal Life. You know, Webster, or MC Hammer, maybe one of the Corys. They could have Rosie O'Donell and maybe Kathy Lee Gifford.
Which Celebrities would you like to see on a Survivor show?
Another suggestion, Survivor Canada. If they can do Canadian Popstars, and Canadian Idol, and who wants to be a Canadian Millionaire, aka Who Wants Fifty Bucks, then they can do a Canadian Survivor.
I would love to see a bunch of Toronto city folk, and some backwoods BC lumberjacks, trying to co-habitat in an out of the way area near Thunder Bay or something. Add a Quebecor in there for some extra laughs.
Reality TV. I've said it once, I'll say it again. It's not really reality, it's a damn game show. Sheesh!
I'll also repeat this sentiment from PixiStix....
Regarding: Married by America
These people are going to let the American public choose their spouse? Are they dumb? These are the people who choose George W. Bush as their leader!

Oy! It's Friday! I love Friday. I have two whole days of nothing. Not that I actually do anything during the week. I spend most of my time blogging. Or at least that's the image I would like to uphold. I wonder what I should do this weekend. If you have any suggestions leave them in the comments box.
At this point, I'm open to anything. Tonight I'll probably take my girlfriend to dinner and or a movie. The reason I say and or, is because she works until 9:15 tonight, which won't leave much time to do both.
I would like to go see the new Jet Li movie, Cradle 2 the Grave. I like martial arts films. Or maybe Old School, I like Will Ferrell movies.
It's a damn shame Will left SNL. I'm a fan of Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Kattan, but the rest of the cast doesn't really do it for me, and without Will, there just isn't much incentive to watch.
The last episode I saw, he made a guest appearance in the Lovers skit. He's so funny.
On Request...

There is a request in the comments section for a link to Canadian Immigration laws. I've tried to do a little bit of research, but my efforts have been hampered because I'm at work. What I have come up with is this link. It is a direct link to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board. The board is described as:
"The IRB is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. Its mission is to make well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly, and in accordance with the law."
The link I've provided will allow my readers to explore the Acts, Rules and Regulations of the Immigration and Refugee Board, there are also links on the site that will allow one to research policies, processes, divisions, press releases and other related information.
I hope this will be of some help to anyone who is interested in learning why the U.S. believes Canada's immigration laws are weak, and will allow Terrorism.

Thursday, February 27

Oh My God, They Killed Saddam, You Bastards!

I'm sorry, but I just can't help but add a link to this article. I say YAY for Carrolyn Parrish on this one. But I also agree with Gilles Duceppe. It really isn't the American people, it's the American Government. Saying that, I must refer to my latter post about making choices and choosing our leaders. They are supposed to represent our views, so maybe it is the American People. If anyone is at all interested in trying out my new comments section, feel free to berate the American Government or the people it represents. Oh, and the smiles thing works, so you can leave all sorts of stupid little animated presents.
The Interview...

Dan Rather interviewed Saddam Hussein the other night. There's been a lot of talk about what Saddam said, particularily his invitation or possibly challenge, to G. W. Bush for an open dialogue satellite debate.
I've come to the point where I could not possibly care less about this ordeal. The U.S. is going to attack Iraq, they're going to use whatever pretense they feel justifies the assult, they'll do whatever they have to do to prove that they are correct in doing what they do. The world will continue to rotate, international political waters will get muddier, and the only people who will really be affected by any of this will be the common every day citizens of the world.
We live in a democratic nation, we've made our choices, voted in our leaders, and we'll live with whatever happens. We as a people can make a difference, but for the most part, we as a people don't want to make a difference.
So, with a little bit of luck, this entire mess will work itself out. For now I'm concentrating on more important matters, like Alice taking over Blamblog, or Ice Queen's stress bag. Maybe Dan Rather should interview one of those two individuals.
Comments Continued...

I'm adding a new form of Comments. It's called Enetation. Let's hope I have more luck with this one.

I don't know much about making a web page, as you can see from my free blogspot blog. And I definitely don't know what is wrong with Haloscan comments. For some reason they haven't been working for the last few days. I am going to spend some time exploring the net trying to find a better comments provider. Wish me luck friends. By the way, I'm glad to see the change on Blamb's site, it will be nice to see some new blood there!

Wednesday, February 26

Walk in the footsteps of Chip...

There's a new Link of the Day at My Links Page. Go check it out. There are also two new links in the Still Exploring section.
Where does he get all those wonderful toys?

Has anyone noticed how cool toys are now? I was at a local Comic Book and Collectibles shop on the weekend and I decided to peruse the toy wall. Kids these days have it made! Some of these toys have over thirty points of articulation, the detail is astonishing, and the variety is astounding.
Even some of the toys that are making a come back, like He-man, are pretty good. The newest He-man toys have more movement, they've got cooler weapons, and better accesories.
I remember my old He-man toys, the Battle Cat was just a large hollow piece of green plastic with yellow stripes and white teeth. The new version has claw slashing action, it's mouth opens and closes, and there are missles on the saddle.
I also took a look at a new Hulk figurine. I had the equivalent when I was a child and it was a large green plastic doll with movable arms and legs. The new version has shading, it bends in the middle around the rib cage, the arms rotate, bend at the elbows, the wrists turn, even the ankles flex.
Of course I'll always prefer my classic toys to the new ones for nostalgic purposes, and most of the designs were better (ie. Transformers). But I still think kids are lucky to have such detailed action figures.
I'm not really an authority on girl toys, or children's toys, but I assume they're better now too.

Monday, February 24

How to lose a 10 seconds

This weekend I took my girlfriend to see one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. The trailers for this film suggested that it would be somewhat of a Chick Flick. But to my great surprise and enjoyment, it wasn't. The basic premise is about a girl named Andie (Hudson) who works for a magazine, writing an article about the things women do to drive men away. So she decides to find a guy, start dating him, and then drive him away using typical girl tactics in 10 days. The guy she hooks up with, named Ben (McConaughey), on the other hand, is trying to win a bet that he can't get a girl to fall in love with him in 10 days. And hilarity ensues.
I would recommend this film to anyone who wants a good laugh. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey have some great on screen chemistry, the story is well paced, and the over-all look of the film is satisfactory.
But before you invest money in learning how to lose a guy in 10 days, why don't you invest some time in learning my tactics on how to lose a girl in 10 seconds. Otherwise known as cheap pick up lines.
Feel free to leave your own in the comments section, my roommate Greg is always looking for help finding that next hot date!

1. You'll do. - This is the classic cocky guy line, it won't work, believe me, I've seen it attempted and failed dozens of times.
2. Girl, you must be tired, you've been running through my mind all night. - Classic Fresh Prince of Bel Air cheese, don't use it unless you look like Will Smith and have the bank roll to back it up.
3. Walk up to a table with two or more girls, find the one you would like to pick up, turn to a girl sitting beside her and say; "Hi there, do you like to dance?" Hopefully she'll respond with; "yeah, I do." and you will say; "good, because I'd like to sit in that seat while I talk to your friend." - This one can have many bad side effects, usually they both get up and leave, sometimes you get slapped.
4. Show me your tits! - This is a Greg classic. Go ahead, try it, I dare you.
5. Walk up to a girl and say; "Hi there, do you see my friend over there by the bar?" and point to someone you came to the bar with. (Note you must arrange to have this person in place before hand, and they must nod and smile when they see you point). Hopefully she'll say: "Yeah...." and you'll say; "Well, he was just wondering...uh...well he was wondering if you think I'm cute?" - This one is usually a good ice breaker, by making the girl think you're the go-between and you're trying to get her to dance with your buddy, you throw her off guard when you emphasize the "I'm cute" part. With any luck she won't just say - "Tell him I said, no, no I don't think you're cute."

Okay, these are just a few of the crappy pick up lines my friends and I have heard or used. Please add to the list.