Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Celebrity Endorsement

I moved last Friday, what a painful experience. I keep using the same movers (Anber), these guys moved my company a few times and my apartment a few more times. I highly recommend them if you have a move planned. Ask for the Russians, they're tough as nails and built like oxes so your stuff won't get traumatized.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Facebbok, Myspace or friendster?

It's weird how I've seen friends move from friendster to myspace to facebook and then to linkedin when they get sorted. Kind of like a progression up some kind of class system. What's next, cootster?

On that note, my friend Lorraine has a new band with some cool fisherspooner-esque choons over on myspace.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oh the irony

Talk about a crazy week. On Monday I had to zip out to Edmonton for a meeting, it also happened to be the first day of the no-fly list in Canada so lots of TV crews were around interviewing passengers. So they (CTV National News) interviewed me about what I think which is that the list is necessary but so is external oversight blah blah. So I was on TV on Monday night. Now here comes the ironic part, today (wed) I had to fly back and at 5:30 AM I realized when I was checking in that I couldn't find my wallet and therefore couldn't check in because of this ID business. So what then? I ran around to the security office who sent me to the RCMP office who sent me away and basically told me to piss off and get some ID. I then went back to the ticket counter where my co-traveller was checking in and asked what I should do. The nice young lady told me that if I could prove it was me she'd let me on, asked me how I booked the ticket, when I left, I showed her a property tax invoice and boom I had a boarding pass. I couldn't believe it and I'm relieved to say that in Canada at least, security and common sense seem to be applied in reasonable doses for now anyways. Now I'm back home albeit without ID, bank or credit cards but very happy that West Jet cut me a break. Thanks West Jet and I'll be happy to be flying WJ again sometime soon.

Friday, June 15, 2007

601 + Wimax

Wow, this is post #601, never thought I'd stick to this for so long and so diligently. It's kind of cathartic. I just looked up that word and oddly enough, came up with:

"a powerful agent used to relieve severe constipation (also called a purgative)"

I guess writing does help relieve some severe cerebral and emotional constipation right? More so these days I guess now that I know somepeeps are actually reading this and I'm not babbling to myself in a desolate cave somewhere in the nether regions of the intarwebs.

Speaking of blogs, I think that the blogs that I read the most aren't the ones about people who write about what they did and but rather about what they think about what they did. Sorry, I think I'm having a metaphysical inversion and I'm starting to not make much sense, maybe Eric Estrada is going to jump out of my navel at any moment to steal my cognition.

Fuck, I almost forgot what I was writing about, good thing I did a preview. The point of this whole post before I got so far off topic (and reality) was that a private consortium is rolling out Wimax in Montreal before the incumbant telcos. This is great because of course the Telcos will jump in and do the same for half price.


Sometimes I think it's great to have such freedom living in a democracy like we do in North America. These days, I'm finding North America to be a pretty oppressive place and I find it a bit sad. Maybe 9/11 had something to do with it but it seems like you can't do anything these days without some kind of authority regulating, searching you, fining you or taxing you to do it. From airports, highways, city streets and even up in what is supposed to be the last frontiers of cottage country, I find myself oppressed in endless ways by the great monolithic wall of bureaucracy that regulates our lives.

I guess that's what I like about remote areas like the ones I hang out in Costa Rica, nobody tells you what to do, there aren't any speed traps, nobody is going to fine you for mowing your lawn and your neighbors don't give a shit what you do. That sounds more like freedom to me, sounds like something we lost here. Maybe it's something that we never had, who knows? How sad.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Billionaire Farts

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read Mark Cuban's post about farts. OK, so maybe it wasn't about farts but that part was pretty funny.

Friday, June 08, 2007


They're called howler monkeys and to tell you the truth if my balls were wedged in a tree all day I'd be howling too.

This is amusing

I don't know what it is about this video but it really cracks me up.

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Save twenty bucks and get it here.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cris Angel

He's pretty amusing and for the most part it's not too hard to figure out how he does stuff but this one is straight from the horses mouth.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A gaggle of ducks

Carless - Murano stuff for sale

I'm a carless motorcycle only guy for the summer and maybe semi-permanently now that I walk to the office every day. I just got rid of my Murano yesterday so I have some Murano stuff to sell:

- Winter tires $400 ($1100 new)

- Stainless custom grill as in picture $450 CAD ($950 new from California)

- SUV Floor mats $50

- Murano fitted trunk liner $75

Monday, June 04, 2007

Slingbox pro for cheap

Dell has got them for $199 this week. This is my favorite gadget of the year, two thumbs up.

Beer festival

I was at the Montral beer festival last Friday, lots of fun but there were way too many people. Getting there late means waiting in a big line for tickets. I only took one picture and here it is.

A little hummingbird got stuck in my house this weekend, caught him in a pot and set him free. Cute little fucker isn't he?

In my ears

the hunger - distillers
blackout - the damned
ever fallen in love - the buzzcocks
lay lady lay - ministry
dyers eve - metallica
something beautiful - cauterize
gone - bouncing souls
bro hymn - pennywise
lowrider - JFA

Wow, can't believe I found everything on youtube!

Friday, June 01, 2007

I've been quoted!

Ok, so I have no idea who the National Ledger is but they quoted me about Vince Vaughn, how funny is that! If you're coming here from the Ledger, welcome onboard!

Oh yeah, you also might want to know that Pink, JLo, Mel Gibson, Kate Moss and a bunch of other celebs have been down there recently and there's tons of dirt on them floating around.

Some pics

A room with a view

Here's Pedro del Mar, the best little soda (restaurant) in Mal Pais that has an amazing ocean view and really fresh fish. This isn't surprising because it's owned by the local fishermen and run by their wives.

Another frog