03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Oh boy, it's been a helluva long time since I last posted. I think of all the apers, I'll be the last to finish school, last exam being May 2nd...lotsa hard work goin into it so I can get my 2.5 cGPA and transfer to St.George for next year.
So, I, too have succumbed to the peer pressure and vanity of posting a picture on Hot or Not, not quite as serious as Leos picture, or as awe inspiring as Sam's, but somewhere in between and by that I mean just goofy. Check It
What's a good beer that compliments sushi? I've heard Guiness but I'm pretty open to suggestions right now.
Yesterday, J-Cup and I were discussing the "theory of relativity" as he calls it. (Average girl photographed with ugly friends = attractive in comparison to her friends) I asked him how far the theory extends. Would an average girl pictured by an ugly building or mangy mutt would appear more attractive in comparison? He said he didn't think so, since our brain is hardwired to only compare like objects in a set and decide which is preferable. There's no boosting of hotness since we don't compare the girl to the building.
Fair enough, I think he's right. Then I came across this picture which raises a different question. One of relative unwholesomeness. Now, ordinarily, a girl in a black mini skirt is nothing provocative on this site. But - in juxtaposition with a Christmas tree - she appears more unwholesome in contrast with said tree.
Jacob, Leo, Sam and Whitebox are all hot or not. Isn't it time YOU joined.
Leo convinced me to post this picture of on Hot or Not. It's a pretty fantastic picture of Kimi (face covered for her protection) and I at some officers mess event. I wanted to add some bite marks but that seemed like it would be too edited.
Last night we had our end of year BBQ/potluck last night. We bought 24 hamburgers and 18 sausages even though we were only expecting about 20 people. Everyone showed up bearing massive amounts of food, which have turned into massive amounts of delicious leftovers for us. Most of us were fully dreeuunk by 8:30, then came the foosball. Great friends and great music (BTO, Zeppelin, AC/DC, Rolling Stones) what could be better?
May 8 is the 60th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe). In Toronto there is going to be a big ceremony and memorial at Exhibition Place in Toronto. My family and I are going to be volunteering, which will include setting up displays, handing out pins, flags and programs, as well as taking care of the veterans and their families. We expect to be there 11:30 am - 6 pm. If you'd like to come volunteer with us let me know and I'll send you the info (it's too much to post here). Keep in mind that May 8 is also Mother's Day.
I'm coming home April 27th.
I'm sure some of you have checked out Google's new map site. It's really very cool you can check satillite maps and do other cool things. One of those things is you can pick a location and search for things in the area (the example they give is "pizza" so you can, say, find all the pizzaria's near your new apartment). I wondered what a search in Toronto for "assholes" would yield. The top-ranking result may surprise you... Also check out "retards" for a bit of overlap..
This story is great for two things. First the title and content: "Police in Ariz. Seek Monkey for SWAT Team". Now that's a show I'd watch. Second this line in it:
Truelove is spearheading the department's request to purchase and train a capuchin monkey, considered the second smartest primate to the chimpanzee.
Really, second to chimps? Cause I could've sworn that humans were the smartest primates. Then again maybe not...
Oh and yours truly is quoted on the pepsi girl guy's blog. Fame at last.
But this is just fucked up.
As politicians debated renewed violence, an Iraqi lawmaker accused a US soldier of grabbing him by the throat and shoving him to the ground after he parked his car in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Fattah al-Sheikh, an independent politician, said he had parked his car ahead of a session of parliament when US troops approached him and told him he didn’t have the right permit.
If the new Iraqi parliament needed any more proof that they're just puppets in the Middle East game, I think they just got it.
... and one step closer to a sane Health policy. Less than 24 hours after the election of the ultra-conservative new Pope, Herr Benedict, Health Canada announced today that the morning after pill will be sold over the counter from now on. At least, Plan B will - which is good since it's just as effective as other sorts but with a whole lot less side effects, from what people tell me.
Google's targeted ads sometimes give me pause. A quick Google for "Ratzinger" turns up this little gem:
I think the last thing on anyone's mind right now is how the new NaziPope feels about farm animals. I'm not even sure he said such things; the source (PETA) is rather dubious, but I do applaud them for finding a way to capitalize on the poping. If you love animals, that's cool, I suppose; better farm animals than altar boys, if you know what I mean.
I just listened to Wiretap on CBC radye one. It's a show by this UberCreep / SuperJerk who tapes conversations he has with other creeps or people who think he's a creep who he acts like a jerk to. Then he throws in creepy monologues and good music.
This week the theme was confessions. He first played all these anonymous confessions like the ones on grouphug.us, then he spoke to this sex councillor who confessed to having an intense bird fetish, then he played this long, well-written story about a 45 year old woman who took up secret smoking, then he forced his friend to tell him this story about how the friend used to numb his hand and close his eyes and tickle himself on the arms and chest and imagine it was a girl doing it.
Good for a more intellectual version of that "This is so great / I shouldn't be doing this feeling".
Zee Germans are coming! Well, the German, anyway. Ratzinger should make a fine Pope and carry on the tradition of sheltering accessories to child molestation from the law, spreading dangerous falsities in the developing world, clever and hypocritical political maneuvers, and of course, wearing that Pope hat. After all, he was a member of the Hitler Youth. So, Herr Benedict the terrible, we are ready to be judged!
First exam down. I'm glad I'll never have to know anything about Rate monotonic scheduling ever again. Good Lord I hated that shit.
Next it's Neural Networks, then Data Structures and Anal, then finally Political Pseudoscience, then home free.
Ratzinger wins on the 4th ballot. Progressives appalled! Don't blame me, I voted for Clinton.
I happened to turn on the TV right at the perfect moment to see him get poped, so now I can say I saw that live when my kids ask if I saw 9/11 live and I didn't.
Saw Catch 23 last night with former host of YTV's The Zone Pat "PJ Fresh Phil Minus" Kelly. He looked sort of like a wreck but still delivered with the laughs. Sam went up and gave him kudos for his excellent TV work after the show.
In a new low, I spent almost 2 hrs on HotOrNot last night with WB comparing (mostly hideous) pictures we found.
I still hafta fix my damn script and submit it to get into screenwritin'. Argh.
But first, the new Pope is Ratzinger! Or as I guess we should call him, Benedict XVI. Props on the name by the way, for the last 80-something years the Pope's name has had Pius, John or Paul in it. Time for a change.
Speaking about people who don't have sex, the New York TImes had a couple of articles on teen abstinance. David Brooks has a column about how despite pop culture being sexed up, teenagers are actually having less sex. And they have an article about an abstinance club at Princeton University. They have an opening picture of all them walking to the camera. This part of it I found very funny given that it's an abstinance club:
Oh and this is cool non-abstinance related blog. He's a (Canadian) screenwriter who's just wrapped up the Transformers script. He has some cool posts about tv terminology. Plus there's this 'True Geek Conversation' about Batman vs. Punisher.
This will be the best summer of my life to date. I have decided. I'm going to make it so. Let's add shit up. I have a) a girl who loves me, and b) I her, I've got c) a bunch of great friends who d) are coming with me to e) an awesome job (hopefully?) that starts in June, a month and a half after I f) finally leave my shitty current job, I have g) a lot of money to get me by and h) some wicked volunteer possibilites (which I've missed since I started working) that will i) allow me to build a portfolio.
That is a lot of reasons for this summer to be great.
God help the whole motherfucking world if anyone fucks my shit up.
In other news Julia got into Creative Ensemble, the program she really really really wanted to get into. I dunno if you guys care. But I do. I'm really proud of her.
Wow Rantzinger has a great title, Grand Inquisitor for Mother Rome, and a very ominous job description. I need one of his t-shirts. An Irish betting firm is taking bets on who'll be the next pope, Ranzinger is the favourite at 7-2.
This weekend I saw a fantastic movie called "Earth Girls Are Easy". Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans, play furry aliens who crash land in the backyard swimming pool of Cali girl Valerie (Geena Davis). She takes them to her friend Candy's hair salon. Candy shaves them head to toe and I guess dyes the hair that's on their heads. Then they go clubbing circa 1989. Wayans beats some guys in a dance off. Best moment that I saw was when Carrey is at the club and uses his super long toung to get the ice cubes at the bottom of his glass, one of the girls he's sitting with is totally astonished and says "he's coming home with me".
On the radio show yesterday Tom and I discussed why I would make a great papal write-in vote. I promised Tom that when I became pope he could command my personal secret hit squad, the Angels of Death, who would hunt down enemies of the church. There are still plenty of positions available, send me a resume and you too could be part of the exciting Catholic revival.
Who would win: Superman or Popeman?
So last night I was playing Google Seppuku and found this:
I just don't know anymore.
Meyers, when did you post a photo of yourself as a woman?
I've finally caved and put myself up on hotornot. Have a look!
I'm trying to outdo Jacob for sheer awfulness. Be sure to vote!
Well I had that exam yesterday. I have no idea how it went, but hopefully good. I don't know if more studying could've even helped. Actually that's probably just rationalization. Oh well. I did The Scoop today, Leo got 2 comics and 2 articles in (both rap-related). So yeah to Leo for doing that. Also I put in one of Sam's comics.
So the pope is now the star of a comicbook: called "The Incredible Popeman" (HomoPater in Spanish). But though he's been reborn with superpowers, he's no longer the bishop of Rome. The issue of which popeful will get the hat doesn't really affect my life in the slightest. Josef Cardinal Ratzinger is apperently the leading contender right now which around 60-70 estimated supporters. If they hold out that means he'll be Pope, because new rules let a simple majority elect the Pope after a time. Turns out he's got a fan club. Here's what his supporters say about him as a plus:
"As Grand Inquisitor[*] for Mother Rome, Ratzinger keeps himself busy in service to the Truth: correcting theological error, silencing dissenting theologians, and stomping down heresy wherever it may rear its ugly head -- and, consequently, has received somewhat of a notorious reputation among the liberal media and 'enlightened' intellegensia of pseudo-Catholic universities."
*Ratzinger is head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith née Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office née Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition.
I think the funniest part of the website was this line in the FAQ:
"Was Cardinal Ratzinger a Nazi?
Good grief. No, Virginia, Cardinal Ratzinger was not a Nazi.
The Ratzinger Fan Club normally doesn't indulge in the muck and mire of such rumors, but you'd be suprised how many people write inquiring about this malicious rumor."
Okay that's good. What terrible unfounded rumours, how could they have possibly orginated? Next line:
"The story that Ratzinger was a member of the Hitler Youth is true."
To be fair to him, it was mandatory. I just think it's a funny conflation. Actually, the greatest things on the site are the merchandise:
Oh and here's something funny (and non-Pope related) that I found through trackbacks from the Pepsigirl site:
A series of inter-related blogs all from one Pheonix, Arizona High School. He's a liberal teacher, she's a conservative teacher and she's their teen-mom student! Hillarity ensues!
So I'm officially an industry delegate at HotDocs. I have a pass and everything. For free! I will watch so many documentary films, I'll come out with a British accent. Leo, you should get one too. You should have gotten an email about it from Grace Walker. Czech your Yark. If anyone wants to come to some of these with me, feel free. Apparently, there are late shows that are "edgy" documentaries. Many of these are free! You should all come. I don't want to hit these alone, for serious.
I have to work a whole buttload this next while. I will be rich when I finally stop working. But at what cost?