Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Don

Dondald Trump is a serious jackass but I have to say that I have gotten to really like the Apprentice. I like it because it's dumb. The last season pitted a fellow who had five degrees and a couple of businesses against a journalist. It just doesn't seem like this dude (besides being a creep) had any business even being in this competition. Here we go again, this season seems to be mostly millionaires, why the hell aren't they at home ramping up their own businesses?

The one lesson that keeps coming through in this competition is that for the most part these guys don't know how and when to shut up.

Anywez, Mark Cuban has a great offer for the Don.

Monday, February 27, 2006

How I spent my winter. Look closely and you'll see Mt. Tremblant, the second peak on the right. Posted by Picasa

Gabo and Mimi on top of the world Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Check this out

This fellow made QT VR movies of New Orleans after Katrina from a helicopter.

If you have been in hiding for the last decade and don't know how to use QTVR, use your mouse on the move to scroll around and zoom in/out. Oh yeah, wait for it to load.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fred Phelps is a dick

Who is this guy you might ask? This fellow is the head of a Kansas based church that used to picket AIDs victims funerals claiming that God was seeking revenge on gays (godhatesfags.com, godhatesamerica.com). These days this nutcase and his church are picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq claiming that IEDs are Gods instrument to punish a country that harbours homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for IEDs.

They picketed Coretta Scott King's funeral.
The Westboro Baptist Church pickets Matthew Shepard's funeral.
They picketed Bill Clinton's moms funeral.

How sad is that?

It's heartening to read that a bunch of bikers follows them around and squelches out their nutball protests.

Friday, February 10, 2006

US Parity

A couple of years ago a Canadian dollar was at around 65 cents US. Today it's at about 87 cents. Some economists are saying that it looks like it's going to be even soon.

Why? Well first off, our economy is doing great, exports of oil and natural gas are doing even better and finally, the most important factor; George Jr. keeps screwing up:

The ballooning US national debt clock
Out of control trade deficit
Endless military spending hikes

Saint Steve

Do you remember when the industry ganged up on Microsoft for anti-competitive practices? Most of the claims were due to the extensive use of "tying", like tying the purchase of a new computer to the purchase of Windows, tying a MS browser to the operating system, tying the media player to the OS etc...

Well it looks like Saint Steve is going to get his soon enough for tying the his music to his devices and locking out third party technology.

It's about ferking time.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Honda FCX

If the Honda FCX hydrogen powered car actually looks like this when it goes into production then I want one. Looks kinda like a lambo, look how short the nose is.

Nice cheeks too:

Check out this lambo enzo-killer concept:


I just can't believe that there are people dying out there because of some stupid cartoons.

I didn't even remotely get it until I read some fellow comparing it to jokes about the holocaust. On one hand, if the Washington Post put out a special issue dedicated to jokes about the holocaust, you'd be sure that there'd be a massive outcry.

On the other hand, I seriously doubt that there would be people burning down embassies and calling for death to all Americans. It's a shame because the guys that get the biggest shaft are the majority moderate Muslims who will be found guilty by association.

For the record, I think that protesters in democracies who call for violence as we have seen should be jailed. Most charter of rights allow for freedom of speech but hold speakers accountable for their content.

Here's what our charter has to say about freedom of expression:

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
a) freedom of conscience and religion;
b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
d) freedom of association.

Here's what our criminal code has to say about hate crimes:

R.S., c. 11(1st Supp.), s. 1.

Public incitement of hatred
319. (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Wilful promotion of hatred
(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction

So some Muslims might counter that those cartoons incite hatred and violence. I've seen them, I just think they're lame and weak and frankly not even remotely offensive compared to anything you'd see on South Park.

Here's Mohammad and Jesus from "The Super Best Friends" epsiode

And for the record, Mohammed has been portrayed many times in history by Muslims and Infidels alike.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Free CRT monitors

Yep, we've got a couple of 17" and one or two 15" CRTs that are collecting dust here and I can't even give them away to anybody here 'cuz we're all LCD snobs now.

Need a spare XGA monitor? Drop me an email and come and pick it up. Sometime next week they're all going to the Salvation Army if nobody claims them.

Another weekend

Whoah, what a weekend. All that rain that fell in town dropped as wet snow up north. Made for some fun snowboarding and a really nice break from the washed out - thawed doggie doodoo strewn streets of YUL.

My buddy Marc was the victim of a surprise party on Sat. nite. Poor fellow walked into his den in his underwear into a crowd of 40 peeps. Lotsa fun from what I remember. Sorry, no pics (which is probably a good thing).

This is freaking cool

Friday, February 03, 2006

You get what you pay for

On one hand, the Danish newspaper that printed those cartoons that have caused this new uproar by Muslims all over the world, clearly was meant to provoke a strong and violent response. On the other, it did exactly what it was supposed to do, root out fanaticism. I think that they got what they wanted.

I definitely don't think that it's a good idea to insult other people's religions or is it especially smart to provoke sensitive issues like that but I think what they did was interesting but stupid (despite their apologies).

This guy seems to make the most sense:

"The protests in the Middle East have proven that the cartoonist was right," said Tarek Fatah, a director of the Muslim Canadian Congress.

"It's falling straight into that trap of being depicted as a violent people and proving the point that, yes, we are."

Then again, this set of cartoons by Byorn Davis is far more offensive.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Ok, so the last guy had questionable judgement.

This guy is definitely an idiot:

Courtesy of the smoking gun.

(anybody noticed that I finally spelled definitely write :) (sic)

Lucky Diamond Rich

This fellow named Lucky Diamond Rich had every inch of his body tattooed in solid black. He didn't expect to join another race but much to his surprise, society now treats him like a negro.

There was a movie made in the 70's I think called watermelon man and a book called black like me that dealt with this topic but this situation is different and particularly interesting because his predicament is irreversible.

He's got quite a story to tell over here at needled.

Catch of the day

And now for something mildly amusing. How have you lived so long without a chocolate thong?

For her and him courtesy of coolhunting.