Saturday, February 27, 2010

A choice quote from the Vancouver Games

I read this quote this morning in the National Post. This could be the quote of the year and we're still only in February.
"My name is Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset, I skied the second lap, and I f*cked-up today," he said. "I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter [Northug] and every day there is noise in there. So I think that is the reason I f*cked-up. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Opening Ceremonies for Vancouver 2010

Boston.com has a collection of fantastic photos of the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies.

The Ceremonies, while dragging a bit in the middle, were really quite amazing. k.d. lang was great, the right people got to play prominent roles and in the end, it was a very Canadian selection on who got to light the torch. Well played VANOC. Well played.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Today's something or other #53

Weekend mornings are perfect for drinking coffee. You often have a little more time to enjoy the taste of the coffee instead of focusing on the caffeine injection that is often of primary importance on workdays. If you're feeling adventurous maybe you could add a little something something to your weekend up of joe? Or, perhaps, it is better to just live vicariously through the blog Putting Weird Things in Coffee.

Monday, February 1, 2010

10 lines from movies to work into everyday conversation

Ten lines from movies you should try to work into everyday conversation (or better yet, meetings). Standard bonus points apply for each initial usage with escalating points for repeated use. 
  1. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill. - Colonel Kurtz, Apocalypse Now!
  2. The Iron League, huh? - Reggie Dunlop, Slap Shot
  3. Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things. - The Emperor, Return of the Jedi
  4. Dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick. - Mr. Brown, Reservoir Dogs
  5. I'm a Dapper Dan man! - Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  6. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man. - The Dude, The Big Lebowski
  7. Pop quiz, hotshot. - Howard Payne, Speed
  8. Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it." - Jack Burton, Big Trouble In Little China
  9. Little hand says it's time to rock and roll. - Bodhi, Point Break
  10. So I got that going for me, which is nice. - Carl Spacker, Caddyshack