Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm not sure if the Darwin Awards are still around [side note: Wasn't there going to be a Darwin Awards movie coming out ages ago starring Winona Ryder? What happened to it?]
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Newman had many famous roles, including Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which was my favourite Newman movie. With hockey season just around the corner it seems fitting to remember him in a role he was absolutely perfect for, Reggie Dunlop in Slapshot (from James Mirtle's blog).
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Almost 39, Jeremy Roenick is entering his 21rst year in the NHL. And yet the best American-born player in NHL history (510 goals) is probably better known for his feats as a video game character than a hall of fame hockey player. After all, it was a virtual JR in Swingers that Vince Vaughn used to take out Gretzky during a game of NHL 94. Not a lot of hockey fans can rattle off Roenick’s career stats but just about every gamer who ever played as the Blackhawks in NHL 94 has used Vaughn’s quote from the movie, “It’s not so much me as it is Roenick. He’s that good,” after scoring a goal with Roenick.And you've probably used it in other circumstances too, even if you aren't a gamer. For the full article click here. Make sure you scroll down to the end of the second page for a special treat.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
In a controversial move sure to upset millions of people, Barack Obama’s campaign has decided to forgo the traditional time-wasting distribution of chum (yard signs, bumper stickers, etc.) to try and win the election.
Settling on what they call a “get voters to register by approaching them on the phone and at the door with an army of volunteers” strategy, Obama’s senior staff has directed state, regional, and local field organizers to use their finite time to make tangible progress toward winning.It’s an approach that has ruffled some Democratic feathers.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Mygazines is a free place to browse, share, archive and customize unlimited magazine articles uploaded by the Mygazines community. I'm not sure about the legality of this as it sort of gets into the whole Napster area of who owns a product once it has been purchased and how do you go about limiting free usage of it.
As of writing there were 1,645 magazines archived on the site. Now you just need Apple to finally release their iTablet so you can read your Mygazines in your favourite spot. [no need to share where that might be]
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Founded by two friends on June 6, 1995, the holiday was conceived during a game of racquetball when one friend, after being injured, shouted “Arrrgh!” Because the day fell on the anniversary of D-Day, one of the friends later decided to move it to his ex-wife’s birthday - September 19th. After that, the day took on a life of its own.
The site also contains such key information for this festive occasion such as 'Top Ten Pirate Pickup Lines" and how to talk like a German pirate.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
After jumping Noel the fan went after Liam who evaded the would be attacked before security went in and subdued him [and then Liam tried to get at the guy and might have landed a left hand].
Where I was at the show we couldn't tell what happened. Everything cut out and the stage went silent and dark. To the boys credit they came back and finished the show, even if it was a somewhat abbreviated show. Noel's fine work on Don't Look Back In Anger was the evening's standout performance, although The Masterplan and Cigarettes & Alcohol were early favourites.
Oh yeah, and it must be said, they sounded great.
For their next study, JHU researchers will be investigating whether or not Americans love the NFL.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
But let's face it, the Quad ain't got anything on Dangerous Dan's infamous Quadruple C "Collosal Colon Clogger Combo" :
- A 24 oz ground beef patty
- 1/4 lb. of cheddar
- 1/4 lb. of bacon
- 2 fried eggs
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I just finished watching season one of Dexter last night on DVD and I really can't recommend it enough. I loved watching this show and was sad to see Season 1 come to an end... and what an end! What can they possibly have cooked up for season2?
I really wouldn't have bet that David from Six Feet Under (or Michael C Hall, if you prefer his real name - not to be confused with Anthony Michael Hall, although they don't look dissimilar) would be the breakout star from that show. What ever happened to the guy who played Nate (Peter Krause)?
[Admittedly, Rainn Wilson is giving Hall a run for his money as the SFU alum with the hottest career, but Hall has now had two starring roles on critically acclaimed series.]