Saturday, January 31, 2009

I need a job that pays for dumb decisions too

Look, I hate to sound like a broken record here, but Microsoft still doesn't get that DRM is dead, especially now that iTunes and Amazon have done away with the nuisance. But here's Microsoft, touting that they understand their customers and will re-evaluate the situation if things don't pan out. More money per song plus DRM equals no chance in hell they'll steal any customers away from the big players in the market. My favourite part of the interview:

Q.: If I buy these songs on your service - and they're locked to my phone - what happens when I upgrade my phone in six months' time?
Microsoft: Well, I think you know the answer to that.

[Translation: You're hosed]


"Please don't rob this store".... 'OK'

Canadians get painted as very polite folks. Well, this stereotype is only going to be strengthened by this story of a robber, who upon being asked by the store clerk to 'please leave', did just that.

Robber pictured is not actual robber.

This has been an Ernest contribution.

I had the tuna melt

While in Vegas, we discovered a new fast food-ish franchise - the Earl of Sandwich. Their sandwiches are hot, wrapped in foil in a unique rectangular shape.

I would totally open one of these in downtown Calgary.....

Comes through in a pinch

So my first experience on the road with the new iPhone was in Vegas. How did it go? Pretty good I must say. The suite we stayed in came with free wi-fi, so I was able to do a lot of research about the day's activities on the iPhone without using any data roaming. I have to admit, using a small screen like that versus a laptop took a little getting used to, but the pinch-zoom trick made quick business of too-tiny-to-read pages. We planned bus trips, shopping excursions, checked the weather and the news and even checked how our lottery numbers were doing. As with most other things sporting the Apple logo, I found things I didn't know how to do reveal themselves quite intuitively on this phone.

Me like.

Friday, January 30, 2009

"Learn to fail with pride"

Here's a great Times article on Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Never heard of him? He's one of the dudes who predicted the financial situation we find ourselves in. The article itself is a great read, but save your energy for the finale, where he lists his top 10 life tips.

Most costly doesn't always mean best

If you enjoy editing your pictures, you don't have to spend a gazillion dollars on a suite like Photoshop to do the job (depending on task complexity of course). Here is a site offering 21 free and paid alternatives to the big gun.

For installed program, my vote would have to go to The Gimp (Win/Mac/Linux). For quick online manipulation, I recommend Picnik.

Vegas part two

[If you haven't read part 1 - do that first]

The last time I was in Vegas, the planned megalopolis known as City Centre was just a massive series of holes in the ground. This visit, things were moving along nicely. Pictured is the model of the finished project, which will occupy 67 acres. It will include the Aria resort, the Vdara and Mandarin Oriental luxury hotels, the Harmon boutique hotel, Crystals entertainment and shopping complex, residences, and much more.

If you're looking for a way to get around on the cheap, may I recommend The Deuce. These double-decker buses run from downtown to the far south end of Las Vegas Blvd. and are the fastest and easiest way to get from resort to resort on the strip. One way fare is $3, but $7 will get you a 24 hour pass and $15 will buy you a 3 day pass. The passes are good for the other Vegas transit bus routes too. This bus will save your feet - trust me. There was one driver in particular that was a real comedian. He could hear and see everything happening on the bus and always chimed in with comments to loud conversations.

If you're in the mood to shop in Vegas, you have 3 major choices outside of the offerings at the major resorts. Starting from the North, you have the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, an outdoor mall of 150 factory outlet stores. It's not on the strip, but the 108 bus will get you there. Near the Wynn and Treasure Island is the Fashion Show Mall, with 250+ stores and a fashion show stage and catwalk that rises out of the floor. Even the UFO style roof at the front is impressive. At the far south end of the strip, past Mandalay Bay is the new Town Square. This is another outdoor shopping area modelled after a quaint little historical neighbourhood, with many different styles of facades on each side of each street.

We're back from Vegas!

You'll be wanting to see pictures, no? So here's the first photo album on Facebook. Here's album #2.

This trip certainly went smoother than our last one. No delays. No ground transportation issues. Quick delivery to our hotel. No waiting for our room on check-in. Awesome room!

OK. The room. The Signature Hotel is part of the MGM Grand, but it's situated way at the back corner of the property. Which means it's quiet. That is a good thing. The 3 towers are part of a time-share hotel thing. The suites are of varying sizes - we got the one bedroom suite. It's massive. It's luxurious. Go see the pictures in the first album. Getting to the strip is a bit of a walk. There is a covered walkway with a moving sidewalk leading into the MGM Studio Walk (shopping / restaurants) and casino, but you could also go out the (key access) gated entrance and walk straight down the street to the strip. Only one pool was open at tower one, but you could see the other ones were geting ready to open. They all lit up with ever-changing coloured lights. The private, outdoor areas have fireplaces and heated tents (for the smokers). In tower2, they have a wonderful little Delights cafe, where we had all of our breakfasts.

More of the trip's story in part 2.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vacation break

You'll notice an absence of blog posts for a while. We're on vacation and Darlene and I are escaping to somewhere a little warmer than Calgary.

Vegas! See you next Friday.......

"No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting"

The next time someone argues that making artistic material available for free hurts sales, just send them this link. Monty Python have a YouTube channel, letting folks watch their stuff for free. Their sales on Amazon have risen 23000%.

Smart kid wants to save birds

An 8th grader from Ottawa became so enamoured with birds that he studied them enough to find out that they see ultraviolet colours we can't see. So, he painted falcon shaped decals with ultraviolet paint and stuck them to windows. The birds stopped flying into the windows.

He's looking to market the invention soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tracking down Canadians one toque at a time

I found a great new site, How to Spot a Canadian. Some recent posts:

Sewing a Canadian Flag on a Backpack is their idea of Blatant Patriotism
They Have Retail Stores That Print Their Own Money
They Consider Things Named "Loonies" and "Toonies" Legal Currency

And that's when the fight started

A wife and her husband are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while in bed. The husband turns to the wife and says, 'Do you want to have sex?'

'No,' she answers.

He says, 'Is that your final answer?'

She doesn't even look at him this time, simply saying 'Yes.'

So he says, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'

And that's when the fight started....

This is what the internet was meant for

The National Film Board of Canada or NFB has done something I've been hoping for since videos first started appearing online. They've begun putting their archives online on their new web site. This is great news for lovers of independent Canadian film and especially the world famous shorts that our country is known for.

Start your tour by choosing the animated genre and watch 'The Big Snit', 'The Cat Came Back' or 'The Sweater'. They're some of our more famous titles.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Conditions your hair!

Mustard isn't just for hot dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches anymore.

Presenting 12 unique uses for mustard.

Best blog post title read this year...

"Bing bong, the Bush is gone / 1-20-09: End of an ERROR"

On (where else) boingboing.

Obama Japanese action figure

These are going to sell like hotcakes.

Obama as ninja! So many more accessories too.....


More Apple excitement

OK, I caved. I wanted to show the universe that I am willing to prop up the electronics industry in a time of economic uncertainty. To demonstrate that I am willing to go where bolder folks have gone before, I contradicted everything I said before about the impracticality of getting an iPhone through a Canadian cell phone provider and bought an iPhone from Fido. I'd been secretly trying to figure out a way to get an iPhone with a data plan for not much more than what I pay now. I actually managed to do it. Before I paid $20 a month for 200 any time minutes. Plus fees and plus taxes. That added up to $39 per month.

Now, I'll be paying $17.50 a month for 200 daytime minutes, unlimited eves and weekends, free voicemail. No call display (whatever). Add $30 for a 1GB data plan. Total cost $50 per month for a cell phone plan I had already been budgeting $45 a month for. That's awesome! So now I finally get to see what all the fuss is about. The reason I blogged about this is so that anyone out there who is hesitating buying the phone they want because they think they can't afford it - it might be worth your while to ask your cell phone provider if they can make any kind of deal. I would argue that in these slightly deflated economic times, they might be more willing to give you what you want - to keep your business.

What they won't tell you is that because the iPhone is so popular, the phone might take a month before you get it in your hands. I ordered mine around the 17th of December and although I was told I'd probably have it by the 30th of December, I didn't get it until the 21st of January. Oh yeah - and they almost sent me the wrong model.

So now that I got it, I'll be sure to keep you all up to date with my experiences with this phone over the next few months. Because I'm all about the sharing of information.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

God Bless America

I just wanted to congratulate the people of the United States of America for the inauguration of Barack Obama as their president.

If he delivers on even a portion of what he has promised, I believe the US will be better for it.

Canada salutes you, Mr. President.

Look ma, no pants!

The folks at Improv Everywhere were at it again. This time, 1200 participants took off their pants and rode the New York subway, all of them meeting at Union Station.

This is an annual event that is slowly spreading around the world, but the biggest showing was New York.

The video is available in HD!

I like other peoples' dogs - just not their shit

The neighbour's dog saga continues. I mentioned this citizen's transgressions a year and a half ago - OK not his, but his dog's. Well, nothing has changed really. When the bylaw officer comes around to check on things after anyone complains, the leash magically appears on the dog's neck for a few days, then after a couple of weeks it's back to status quo. Now the guy has adopted a second dog, who also is allowed to roam free in the neighbourhood. This time I have video evidence. It's pretty hard to argue against. See that dog - on our porch? It's not ours.

The thing is - I wouldn't say boo about the dog if it didn't always shit on our lawn. It's not my job to clean it up. But it has been my job for several months.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Soon, I will have competition for most talkative house occupant

Our grand-daughter has moved in with us, while her parents save and search for a new place to live now that they have relocated to Calgary. The good news for us is that we get to spend copious amounts of quality time with this gorgeous young soul. The great news for me is that I finally get to experience the joys of watching a baby grow up. You see, I only came into Darlene's daughter Lee-Anne's life when she was already 9 years old. So I missed out on the baby period, the toddler period. So having Olivia around allows me to capture the joy of infant development once and for all. And for that I am very grateful.

For the moment, Olivia is gracing us with her very vocal babblings, head bobbing side to side as if she's singing. All I can say is - look out world when this girl learns to speak English....

Interview with Rob Mitchelson of Loose Moose

Time for another interview with a Loose Moose member. It is my great pleasure to introduce to you - Rob Mitchelson.

This was only the second of my audio interviews salvageable for listening to instead of reading. I hope you enjoy it.

For the record, I'm finding the old school tape recorder device to be a little.... ummm.... wanting and hope to solve that issue once I get a certain 'parcel' I've been expecting. Then we go pure digital.....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This is my 5000th blog post

I think I've reached a significant milestone - I don't know. 5000 blog posts is a lot. I managed that over about 4 and a half years. It's been fun.

Let me take this opportunity to thank all of my readers for their support. Please share this blog with your friends. Be sure to comment on any posts that speak to you in any way. If you haven't had a chance, I urge you to go into the archives, starting in July 2004. There's a lot of good material buried in them there archives. Yessiree!

In the meantime, stay tuned.

Some Calgarians have it up to here with snow

Calgarians have a love / hate relationship with City Hall with regards to snow removal. When I came to Calgary in 1994, I was surprised to learn that road crews do not clear snow from residential side streets, only major roads, those served by buses and those that would be impassable if they were not cleared. This saves the city (and taxpayers) a lot of money. Ordinarily, passing the side streets by isn't a problem, as Calgary is known for enjoying warm chinook breezes every few weeks during winter that often melts most of the snow on the streets, again, saving the city a ton of money. Not only does the city not clear side streets, but it insists (by law) that Calgarians clear the sidewalk in front of their homes (the city takes care of public sidewalks and bike paths). So it's typical to see clear sidewalks bordering streets filled with several feet of snow.

Lately however, our winters have seen fewer chinooks and it seems, more snow than usual. This has made it difficult to get around in some neighbourhoods. This coupled with the fact that road crews haven't been able to keep up with some of the storms we've experienced in the last month or so, and residents are getting angry. At one point, the city asked that residents stop calling to complain about the roads.

One resident offered to help out, being the owner / operator of some heavy equipment. He told the city that he could clear out his cul-de-sac, but the city told him he couldn't get a permit to do so due to safety and liability issues.

I'm curious to see if the future trend in Calgary is to experience more big snow storms, will residents finally demand that the city begin clearing all streets, even if it means an increase in taxes.

Come on get happy

The findings of positive psychologists and researchers were put together to list 10 scientifically proven methods for getting happy.
  • Savor Everyday Moments
  • Avoid Comparisons
  • Put Money Low on the List
  • Have Meaningful Goals
  • Take Initiative at Work
  • Make Friends, Treasure Family
  • Smile Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
  • Say Thank You Like You Mean It
  • Get Out and Exercise
  • Give It Away, Give It Away Now!

8 years in 8 minutes

If you watch MSNBC or catch his rants online, it's no secret that Keith Olbermann doesn't have many nice things to say about President George W. Bush. In this clip, he summarizes the Bush presidency in about 8 minutes.

It's not a flattering summary, but it does highlight all of the things that went wrong during his term.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I don't believe in fairies, so I refuse to watch Peter Pan anymore...

Remember the atheist bus ads in the UK countering the Christian ad campaign that had transpired earlier?

One bus driver refuses to drive a bus with the ad on it, because the slogan goes against his beliefs.

I find it interesting that some people who believe in (a certain) God tend to get upset when you express your own beliefs that counter it. But those who believe differently seem quite content to co-exist with others of differing belief systems. I realize this doesn't apply to everyone.... but the prevalence for one certainly outweighs the other.

I'm just saying............. I guess the bigger question is - just because we believe in something, does that give us the right to deny everything else?

No matter what you believe, you have to admit that button is funny.....

How to solve the blocked road drain issue

One of the things that really impressed me about my visit to the UK in the fall of 2007 was their road markings. They don't use the plain old boring (and hard to see) markings we use here. For one thing, their lane and road edge markings make it very obvious where pedestrian crosswalks are (as seen in the picture, right).

Anyway, this glimpse into better methods of marking the roads got me thinking today. The snow is melted enough right now that you can see the lane markings in the middle of the major roads, but the snow and ice accumulation is such that most street drains are blocked. So as the stuff melts as is happening now in copious amounts, the melt water has nowhere to go. To make matters worse, even if the road crews intended to clear the snow from the drains, they'd have no way of knowing where they are located.

I have an idea. Along with the lane markings (the dashed white lines down the road), they should add little yellow triangles along the dashed lines to point to the location of the drains. This would make locating the drains quite a bit easier and allow folks to clear the snow and ice from them once things begin to melt. If the road does not have lane markings (such as on a residential street), the marking could go on the sidewalk (which is supposed to be clear anyway).

Where is it - Edition 56

This is a hard one. It was requested by another regular 'where is it?' player. There is only one real unique feature of this town - its shape.

Clicky for big picture. Guess the town. Best of luck.

[Update - to the anonymous person who submitted this one - maybe it's time to reveal the place? I don't think this one's going anywhere.......]

Friday, January 16, 2009

Don't stop now Google....

Google just keeps on adding to the things their maps site has to offer. They added satellite photos, then terrain maps, but they're not content to stop there. Go to Google Maps and zoom in on a major city. Then click the 'More' link.

Yeah. Transit!! (for the subway - try Montreal, it works)

Photos! Videos! Tie ins to Wikipedia entries. I'm giddy......

craigslist is awesome

The internet is a constant source of amusement for me. It can come from the most unexpected places too. Such as craigslist. It's not just for selling stuff you know. It has a rants and raves section. If you go to the site for your specific locale, the rants will even be topical for your area. Some samples of note: (rant titles are in bold)

Dear Canada: Would you kindly stop exporting your miserably cold air?... (from a Chicago reader)
A bar of soap, a hot bath, and desire (right here) Please tell me you have some single girlfriends of the same mindset...
Shaved vs. Trimmed try shaving an area that resembles a folded up pair of socks!
Calgary landlords: smarten up, smell the coffee Seriously, you expect me to pay $850 for a damp, rageddy basement suite.....

Yeah..... these stories are rife with NSFW material... just a warning.

She may look like a clown, but she's a genius

If you're in Calgary and looking for something different to do in the evening this weekend, why not spend it with Mimi? Rebecca Northan's Blind Date show at Loose Moose has only two more shows before it's over - tonight and tomorrow night at 10:30pm. Tickets are $20 and they go fast, so don't show up at the last minute.

Go see this show, trust me on this one. If you're the right kind of guy, you might even end up going on a date with Mimi. That's when the fun really starts......

If you're new to this blog, there's an interview with Rebecca here.

Interview with Loose Moose's Dave Ware

This was only my second interview with a Loose Moose member and it was pre-audio as well. This should be the last of the text-only interviews, if I can help it. Without further ado..... Dave Ware:

K: How long have you been involved with Loose Moose?
Dave: I have been with Loose Moose since my first year of High School, so that would be going on 23 years, with a sabbatical or two in there.

K: Was there a movie or play that influenced you in your decision to get into performing? How old were you?
Dave: I got involved with Loose Moose when a friend suggested I go with him to see Theatresports. I put him off for a long time, as I figured it wasn’t something I’d be in to. Once I started going to the shows, I was amazed at the talent and the speed of the performers, people like Dennis Cahill, Gord Gubitz, Hashm Nasser, and Dave Duncan. I started volunteering as an usher, and moved into Kids Shows fairly quickly. I also began commentating shows early on. I didn’t do much on stage for a number of years, but I was the regular commentator on Sunday nights for a long while.

K: At what point in your life did you realize you were interested in improvisation?
Dave: Pretty much as soon as I saw it. I’ve always been interested in puzzles, trivia, anything involving quick thinking and decision making. I tend to be a “cerebral” improviser, which doesn’t lend itself well to physical stuff (though I try to remember to do some of that as well). I’ve always loved the quick witted comedians like Peter Cook, Eddie Izzard etc. It’s a bit of a hindrance as well, as one of the cardinal rules of improv is to not be clever. I remember a story a producer told when when Larry Day was watching one of my audition reels for a TV program, and he mentioned that I was clever, and if they could capture that, I’d be good for the show. I remember thinking “I’ve been improvising for 20 years, and the thing that still stands out it that I’m being clever. Keith (Johnstone) would not be pleased.”

K: I notice as I watch the performances at the theatre that the guys don’t seem to be shy about baring some flesh or donning women’s apparel. Can you identify with that? Is it fun to play a woman?
Dave: Part of the fun of doing shows is being a little risky, so the flesh part comes with that. I have an abundance of flesh, and it somehow finds its way on stage from time to time. I’m trying to correct that.

Playing women is a little different. Personally, I try to not play ridiculous women; I try to have some realism, or some aspect of the character that is realistic, instead of just stuffing something in my shirt and being flouncy.

K: Thinking back, what is one of the big highlights for you in your history with the company?
Dave: Memorable moments would include helping with the Olympic Arts Festival in 1988, being part of the first Summer School (for International Performers) as part of the support staff, and competing in the 1994 World Cup improve Tournament in Los Angeles (and going to a World Cup game as well).
The thing that means the most to me about my association with Loose Moose is that I’m part of something very special, something that is worth working on, and being part of such a great and diverse group of talented people.
I have friends around the world that I’ve met through Improv, the kind of people you meet once and they’ll remember you and pick up where you left off, even if a decade or two have passed in the meantime. Improvisors tend to be pretty accommodating people, and fun to be around.

K: If someone is thinking about giving improvisation a try but they don’t know where to begin, what advice would you offer?
Dave: I’d say “try it”. It’s not for everyone (as a lifestyle), but anyone can try it and have fun with it. Newcomers tend to forget the idea is to have fun with it, and get caught up with getting it right.

K: Besides performing, what other efforts do the volunteers at Loose Moose contribute to the company?
Dave: I can’t think of a player who had been around for more than a few years that isn’t involved in some aspect of the Moose offstage. From front-of-house to costuming, lighting and sound, publicity, building, painting etc.
In the last year, I’ve been personally involved with starting and running the Marketing committee, Promoting Kids Theatre, Directing and performing, Project managing the renovation of our concession, front of house, and whatever else needs doing.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sleep with your food

You can sleep on top of the bun, or inside with the patty and the lettuce and the cheese. It's the burger bed.


New ice cream flavours (it's a joke)

Ben & Jerry's create Yes Pecan ice cream flavour to honour Obama.

Suggested flavours to honour Dubya:

Nut'n Accomplished
Iraqi Road
Chock 'n Awe

More here (NSFW).

"They go to this planet full of brown muppets..."

This guy Joe records this girl Amanda, telling the original Star Wars trilogy as she remembers it. She hasn't actually seen the whole thing - only bits here and there.

Her rendition is quite funny.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A warm breeze is a-comin'

I hate to do this. No really - I do. It's not fair to taunt the other side of the country, who are experiencing bone chilling temperatures right now. Quebec is seeing the minus twenties for the next few days (-4 to -20F).

Calgary has experienced a snowy winter so far. Usually you can bank on the odd chinook wind to come along and warm things up and melt some snow, but this year, almost every predicted chinook has disintegrated before arrival and been replaced by snow.

Behold the new 5 day forecast. Don't worry, I'll believe it when I see it...... but damn! That's some mild temperatures, people.

9C is 48F, 15C is 60F

Your arteries will tense while you read this post

There's food that might be an indulgence. Then there's food that's not too healthy. Then there's food that would teach your body tolerance. Then there's punishment. Then torture.

Then there's bacon explosion. What is bacon explosion, you ask? Well, it's basically loose Italian pork sausage mixture, wrapped up into a sausage.......

...... with bacon. On the outside. A giant sausage made of a casing of bacon. A woven mat of bacon, encasing loose sausage meat. But wait - there's more. Inside the rolled up bacon and sausage masterpiece is a layer of fried bacon pieces. So what's you've got is essentially a bacon - sausage - bacon - sausage - bacon - sausage roll, wrapped in bacon.

Then BBQ'ed.

[Right now, my friend Joel is likely drooling so much, he's probably slipped and fallen in his own drool]

I'll give you $250.........

This is an ingenious table with lazy susan capabilities. The 'three sixty table'. It's dope, man.

Oh yeah...... the price is $1795. That's a lot of dope.....

Internet danger not what you think

All this talk about paedophiles prowling the internet has been overblown according to the Internet Safety Technical Task Force.

What parents should really be concerned with is internet bullying.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In case you think you're having a bad day

This poor tow truck driver leaving Heathrow airport thought that he'd be able to get his truck and the car he was towing through the parking lot exit before the bollards rose again from inside the road.

He was wrong. The car being towed still had an occupant at the time too.

For people who collect salt 'n pepper shakers

Fortune cookie salt 'n pepper shakers.

How cool is that?

Cakes so good looking... you won't want to eat 'em

You won't be finding these cakes at any Wal*Mart cake order desk.

Mike's cakes are works of art.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Graphite writing objects

I think this is one of the coolest gifts for the person who has everything that I've come across in a while.

These graphite objects are carbonaceous graphite. All surfaces of each object can be used for writing. They will not smudge the hands. The graphite wears very slowly. If used everyday each object should last 7 to 9 years. Comes in Leaf, Shell and Quill.

Tilt shift video

A beautiful video made using the same technique (tilt shift) that is used to create photographs that look like macro-photography shots of miniatures but are real life subjects. It's a stunning effect in the right hands.

The locale is Bondi beach in Sydney for those of you who were curious.

Smoke on the water... fire in the sky

I've seen some fireworks in my time. But this light show that was put on on the shores of the Thames in London for the 2009 New Year's celebration is pretty spectacular.

Make sure you watch it in high definition. The download takes longer, but it's worth it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

RPM 31

Time for some music trivia again. This group has a song title which would indicate that they don't have any of what the band is named.

Name the group and the song.

[update - the name of the group is a body part]

Looking for a place for our spawn to rent

Our daughter and grand-daughter is moving back to Calgary from BC this week. They'll be staying with us for several weeks while her and her partner save up to rent a place. Darlene has been scouring craigslist and kijiji looking for suitable places for them to rent when the time comes and has also posted a 'wanted to rent' notice on their behalf. The notice indicated 2 bedrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, all utilities included (no sharing utilities with other suites), and free parking, in northwest or southwest quadrant of the city only for $1200/mo, to move in April 1st.

It amazes me how you can include very specific details about what kind of place you're looking for but still get solicited with offers from folks who obviously didn't read your posting or chose to ignore the details. Even funnier are the added details on their part that make you wonder what these people were thinking when they responded.

Like the person that offered the main floor of a house with a sun room add-on, but asked that the tenants let her nephew that lives in the sun room use their shower, laundry and kitchen when necessary. He's a good boy though. He won't be a problem.

Another response was a main floor of a house to share with a single lady and her dog. She's never home because of a 15 hour work day and is asking $549 per bedroom plus utilities.

Yet another was for a 2 bedroom house for $1500 plus utilities (averaging $300/mo). So a total of $1800/mo.

Our post wasn't very cryptic. Did they think our needs / requests were optional?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fake moon tee

OMG this is an awesomely funny t-shirt.

It's one of those ones where the joke is subtle enough to be missed if you aren't paying attention.

Do want.

Mac bashing

Just to prove that I am capable of laughing along with the Mac bashers out there, I present to you the next (thankfully fake) Mac innovation - the Macbook wheel. It has no keyboard.

There's a lot of funny stuff going on in this video clip, including the subtext and the written material on the Macbook screen itself.

40 lines in 2 minutes

There's really no need to watch an entire movie when you can get right to the meat. Presenting 40 inspirational movie speeches in 2 minutes.