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sh!thawks...on parade: 08.2007

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so i took yesterday and today off to get orientated to grad school. which basically meant yesterday go be led around campus and shown things i already know. but. it wasnt sitting at a desk so bonus. im not really sure who decides to put which people in which groups...but , and this is just and not sure have a group of twenty with only four people who aren't in the health sciences program is really a good mix. a group of twenty when there are only two not going to complain about that. i felt it was important to make it clear to the group that Chartwell's was the anti christ, and my point was proven when we stopped off at the organic coffee place at Cornerstone and the owner berated Chartwells for wanting to charge him $7000 to put up one poster in the res dining hall.
although, there was a point at the free alcohol reception thing that did help me prove a point about why i said it was important to study the effects of televised broadcast of democratic proceedings directly from the HoC, cause when i brought it up everyone at the table busted out with "they're like children! all they do is yell at each other! it's a disgrace!"
and then i got to go "AHA! you see? thus you have proved my point as to why it is important to study the effects of televised broadcast of democratic proceedings directly from the HoC!" ok, well not in that exact phrasing but whatever.
and then i went and read comic books on Everett's couch and got mad at Iron Man, but that was after we ooh'd and ahh'd his new iMac.

today: IKEA.
tonight: Yuk Yuk's.
tomorrow: Queens of the Stoneage.

keep on playin that favourite song


here's a thought...

do churches insure themselves against Acts of God?


so today at work the computers decided to not work all day. actually it was more of a mainframe problem but when i made a ReBoot joke, only one person got it. seriously, who doesn't get a ReBoot joke?
you know what else is awesome? Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness.
so im going on a bit of a total geek binge lately arent i?

everyone take a seat


i had that song stuck in my head most of the day. i finally wandered over to the comic book store down the street. i think i won't go back based solely on this conversation:

Store Guy - " you need any help?"

Me - "Yeah, I'm looking for Warlock Chronicles."

Store Guy - "Um..."

Me - "Or anything Adam Warlock."

Store Guy - " you know who publishes it?"

Me - *staring blankly because duh*

Store Guy - "Like...Marvel...or um...DC...?"

hi, you're a tard. Even if you ignore the fact that Warlock had a run on Counter Earth and pretty much turned into Jesus, or that the FF discovered him, or that he just about controlled existence with the Infinity Gauntlet, that's no excuse for not knowing Marvel publishes it. I'm pretty sure that when you rip just about every major Marvel Character into the Infinity Gauntlet series, asking that question is probably the dumbest thing ever.

Also, Warlock rules.

i'll smash right through your spotlight


how sad is this...last night i actually dreamed about reading my economics textbook. seriously. i dreamed about sitting here. reading. an economics. textbook.
and then this morning when i woke up i looked in the back at the mathematical notes and was like "oh dear jebus, i totally did no read that last night when i dreamed about reading this book because there are so many formulas that i don't remember dreaming about."

you know that scene in the original version of the fly actually...maybe it was the Curse of the Fly remake, cause the original was in black and white...anyway...the part where the fly with the dudes' head is all "help meeeeeeeeeeeeeee" yeah. economics.

the gooch's are spreading

so i just saw superbad and it was pretty roxom.

im not sure if i can watch it again though. not that it wasnt a good movie, it's more like, the whole time watching it i was sitting there thinking about how seth an evan are pretty much a characteristic description of five years ago and that really didnt have the best ending ever. everyone always says that you should forget shit like that and not care about it, it was long ago and it really doesnt matter now. and you sit there and you tell yourself "yeah, i dont care anymore."
that's bullshit. everyone knows it's bullshit but no one wants to admit to it.
you cant lose a best friend and not always have that bit of regret about losing them. that's like a scar, but not one that you show off at a party and say you were attacked by a bear. instead this is one where you go watch a movie about two guys in high school and as much as you laugh, you start to want the movie to not have a happy ending. because you know that's how it should end.

sadly, the easy way to distract yourself from this, aka blowing up a police car with two drunk cops, isnt really feasible. to bad. thatd make for a good story.

also, Micheal Cera, dude, you're so typecast it's not even funny anymore hahaha.

something about barcodes


koob doog ytterp a yllautca si siht.

super fun happy times


so apparently listening to the Beatles makes you irritable and angry.
a 16 year old who's irritable and angry...really... that's pretty much the most shocking thing I've ever heard of. maybe just as shocking as hearing that when you're a teenager it's hard to fit in and make people think you're cool.
jesus no! say it ain't so! quick! tell all the 12 year olds to go find god right now!

i think the best part is that it's not just moral problems afflicting them, oh no, it's virtue terrorists. that should make my Pinky and the Brain dvd's like...the taliban or what?

the not so best part is where he says he goes and has no political agenda when he goes. um, you're being sort of conditioned into having one regardless, so, how bout you fuck right off, realize that you're 16, you will think life sucks for the better part of the next four years and deal with it you pussy. how about in two years when you can vote you see if you have no political biases because when you were twelve you decided you couldnt deal with the stress of making real friends?

he never did like Sgt Pepper.


i bought a $17 stamp today. it's the best stamp in the world. now i can exercise my shotgunning ways.

more of a trip than a quest


nice summer reading hey?

i really did think of something clever this morning but i forget.

apparently the emu burgers at the PNE do not come from the petting zoo. come on, that's called recycling.

see? nothing clever. at all.

fyi...awesomest comics ever. i really dont want to have to wait til february for the next run.

much like i dont want to wait to january to find out what this is all about.

sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy


i watched some of the Q&A from Montebello this morning. thank you CPAC. im sure youre aware of how much i love you already.

The first thing i noticed was the lack of interest shown by the three leaders. if you want to call them that. im pretty sure most leaders involved in trilateral talks affecting the economic provisions of a continent should really look like they arent about to fall asleep on the podium.
it was pretty funny though when the mediator was having troubling stopping the reporters from asking more than one question at a time. I'm pretty sure the Mexican reporters got away with it a few times just because the mediator had now idea what they were saying.

it's kind of stupid having the three of them up there, get asked a question and then go like this:

*stand there shuffling and looking at each other*
*Bush- um..
*Mexican Guy- ...
*Harper- you want to start?
*Bush- um...
*Harper- Or should i?
*Bush- nyeh.
*Harper- i guess i'll start.
*Mexican Guy- ...

wow. such charisma. watching Harper and Bush in particular it's becoming obvious that Harper is letting his position as PM get to his head. The entire time he had a dismissive and holier than thou attitude, especially when he took some shots at Dion. Hey now Steve, dont forget that if you do that you're taking a shot at about %60 of the population of your country based on the fact that they didn't vote for you.
the other thing you could tell was that Bush is really getting sick of being called on the fuck up he made out of the middle east. He's asked a question and starts to actually sound angry as he answers, realizes this and tries to save face by smiling and 'in the best interest of ooourrr nayshun". the next thing that becomes apparent is that Bush's handler's have finally rewritten his Bushisms and further developed his nomenclature.
for example.. evil doers no more! insurgents no more! no they're EXTREMISTS AND RADICALS! YAAARRR!!!
actually thats about it for new words for him. then there was the "He brutalized his citizens and caused deep suspicions!" pretty sure that's why everyone in the US is paranoid. must be a self observation. "The citizens of the country will decide who leads them because thats what you do. Tyrannical and totalitarian governments do not. If they dont like their government they'll pick another one!" ZOMG IM TRAPPED IN 2004!!! AHHHHHH!!! VOTER FRAUD!!! AAHHH!! STOLEN ELECTION FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WANTED A NEW GOVERNMENT!!!

oh, and, he's 'amused' by the speculation in his country that he's done any wrong. it makes him laugh out loud. that's what he said. shit you not. i think that kind of statement would make most people cringe out loud, and you have to cringe pretty hard for it to be that audible.

Also, it's pretty much a slap in the face to Canada that he has the gall to stand there and say "this territory you have declared as sovereign Canadian territory, which is recommended by our former ambassador to your country as being part of your sovereign territory in our best national defense interest, is in fact, not at all part of your sovereign Canadian territory."

ouch. Barney takes a third one.

i bet no one will get that reference except one or two people. ummmm...five bucks to the first person to get it who is not someone who i know for sure knows it.

only one question, unless it's in spanish

so im sure most people have heard of the protests in Quebec for the SPP summit. well, ok, canadians yes. americans. yeah right.
guess how many major news sites in the US had any mention of it at all that was easily visible, of at all.
CNN? nope. New York Times? nope. FOxNews. ew. and nope. USA today? nada. Surely the Associated Press! nay.
what ho? not even a passing mention that their President is in the land of National Igloos, the twenty hour day and the traditional pelting of Caribou with timbits?
oh right. no. they don't care or want to care about it because that would mean being directly involved in the democratic principle of debate, free speech and basic knowledge of the world around you, which i gather is a largely foreign concept in a lot of places down there.

who's sad now Steve?

subterfugeded once or thrice


the Tossed Salad Crew went out last night to gorge themselves on a giant plate of meat and to show our compatriot from arkansas how to have a good time Canadian style, eh?
and the beans. oh the beans. my kingdom for more of those beans!
thusly after completing our devouring of many kinds of meat slathered in fat, grease, barbecue sauce we ventrued to the oft seen Cambie to watch strange people and air guitar. and of course do the required shots of jager bombs and bazooka joes.

this morning i tried to cure my ails with double chocolate scones for breakfast. that and the first run series of the Gunslinger Born. so. fucking. cool.

dude, that one has a mustache!