03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Q. How many Scotsmen does it take to change a light bulb? See answer at the bottom of the page.
So apparently there were some sort of U.S. primary last night. It seems to have been Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. Overall picture? Not much has changed. I guess we wait for super delegates, whatever they are.
Here's some fun stuff from Slate Magazine:
A comic about Texas.
Texas fights to maintain ban on sex toys
...and Crap Cinema from the OrIeNt
This afternoon Kate and I went to give blood, but I was told I couldn't donate because I had been to one of the provinces in South Africa that was flagged as being a malaria risk area. What the fuck? Do I have malaria or something? Not anymore **PAT PAT***
From Blood town we went to Giant Tiger, aka GT Boutique. There are no Giant Tigers in Toronto, I guess they are some sort of small town phenomenom. It's like Wal-Mart minus. You read that right, don't adjust your screen settings, I said "Wal-Mart MINUS" On the way in the door I saw a picture and did a double take, the picture was of a bunch of tough 'n' scruffy looking khaki-clad Canadian soldiers (they were clearly in Afghanistan) posing around an armoured vehicle, with a sign saying "Proudly Canadian", which is GT's slogan, I guess. Apparently GT made a donation to the CFB Petawawa Base Fund.
Speaking of Afghanistan: an Aussie magazine leaked a story that Prince Harry (of England) has been deployed on the frontlines of the Afghan war. CBC has pictures of him on duty, playin rugby, shooting machine guns and shit. I think it's pretty solid that he's serving, but imagine trying to fight a fucking war while being shadowed by pesky photogs. Last summer he made a lot or noise when the army head honchos wanted to turn him into a desk jockey instead of actually serving in Iraq with his unit. He made a lot of noise and I think had his way or at least some compromise; much to the annoyance of the Army wallahs back in Blighty. Now I'm not a royalist or anything but he sure makes his dad and older brother look like the foppish, polo-playing dandies they are. If it ever came to a palace coup (***fingers crossed***) I hope he wins.
One last thing for tonight. Kate and I were hanging out with some of the people from her program. One of her friends told us about the time the mother of his girlfriend (now ex-GF) asked to wax his chest. He agreed. I was totally weirded out by this, in my opinion this was all sorts of inappropriate. What do you think? How would you react if the parent of someoen you're dating askedd to wax a part of you?
A. It takes one Scotsman to hold the lightbulb...... and two to turn the ladder.
Yeah, you guys should have a look at my Public Lit Games article.
MONDO Lifestyle is doing a feature on Gripes in the near future, so if you have anything to gripe about in 250-500 words, I'm the perfect guy to send it to, and next tuesday is the perfect date to send it by! Also, check out the section this week. Lotsa good stuff in there, there is. Just ask LEO.