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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

With Apologies...

I'm sorry for the second dose of Palin. But I couldn't resist.

Have you seen this? No? Go ahead, I'll wait.

Well the folks @ College humor decided to run with the idea and created this video:

It's badly good (or goodly bad, can't quite decide), but I wish they could have gotten Tina Fey for the lead.

If anyone out there can find one video clip of Palin not sounding like a total and complete git, please let me know. Anything you dreamt up under the influence of drugs, booze, or hot fudge doesn't count.

I'll be watching the Vice-presidential debate Thursday night (6:00-8:00 on just about every damn channel out there). I think it's going to be a bit like the movie Scream - both funny and scary - but less self aware. I know nothing about Biden and I already like him better.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oh Those Alaskan Neighbours

This video is scary, scary shit.

How can anyone elect this woman? Here she is trying to prove what she knows about foreign relations. But only manages to prove the opposite.

All the while having great difficulty stringing together words into a comprehensive sentence.

(Sorry about the stupid 30 second CBS ad)

Of course I'm not qualified to vote in the American election. But if I was, I would vote Palin. The other Palin

Better choice isn't it?

T-shirts & other swag here

(Sarah Palin video found on Dooce)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Nobody Wants a Fat Cat

But there is hope.

A facebook / work chum posted this wonderful video and I couldn't resist.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Here I Sit...

... not too broken hearted. I loved my old desk by the window. I could look out at any time and watch the changing scenery (weather, people, car accidents). It was also one of the bigger desk with lots of room for all my pigs crap.

Here it was:


But it had it's bad points too.
1. View could be distracting
2. Always a bit cold
3. Too close to kitchen
4. Too far from the action (I'm soooo lonely!)
5. Lots of room for all my pigs crap.

So here is my new desk. Smaller and closer to everything. Still enough room for my stuff, with added bonus of phone on desk.
I actually kinda like it.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Let Me Tell You About My Dream

Can you recognize this?


It a screen capture from the site Dreamlines

You type in keywords and it gives you a dreamy interpretation.

Took me about 5 minutes to figure out how it works.

My keywords in this case were Vancouver Public Library (duh!), and the above was the 4th image that came up. The images actually kind of morph from one to the other.

If you enter the same keywords into Google image search this is the results page. (as of today, your results may vary, batteries not included, no warranty is implied)

The Google results show that the above image is a melding of image 3 and 4. So basically it runs your search through Google image and then adds some fancy stuff.

Whatever, it's still cool

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Look @ That Horse

The bushy tail, the big teeth, the hooves...

Words completely fail me.

The next time somebody asks you for employment advise for their lazy good-for-nothing cousin / son / nephew, suggest they try for a job at Shop at Home TV. Looks like they aren't too picky.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In A World....

...Without an announcer.

Voiceover actor Don LaFontaine died last night at the age of 68.

And yes you do know who he was.

He was:


But mostly he is known for movie trailers. This one is particularly fine!

How did I manage to miss that spiffy film.


Seems he did many previews for Cannon Films. One of the finer film companies out there.

And to finish. A short documentary about him.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Lyre, Lyre

I saw this a few years ago when it first popped up on YouTube, and ran into it again today.

Must share (with the six people that haven't seen it)

The male Lyrebird has a mating call that consists of imitations of other birds, and car alarms, and cameras, and more.

So talented that I think if you owned one your could use it as a sort of DVR.

A clip from David Attenborough's BBC show "Life of Birds"

I thought the name of the bird was highly appropriate since in essence it is a liar. But the actual root is Lyrate: 1. Shaped like a lyre. 2. (botany, of leaves) Having a large terminal lobe and smaller rounded lobes toward its base.

Too bad, I like my definition better. And I know that scientists can have fun when naming critters. Take the Strigiphilus garylarsoni for example.