April 1 2012 § Leave a comment
They just don’t make horror movie trailers like the used to anymore. Thankfully, the genius behind Rick Santorum’s campaign hive-mind is looking out for us old-time horror fans!
Wait, this is supposed to be serious? Oh dear…
June 3 2010 § Leave a comment
Walking through the mall with any sense of real purpose long gone, we decide to grab some food before we take off. Walking up to order my food, I hear some strange mumblings from a shady looking fellow sitting alone at a table and he begins to snicker. Thinking he was saying something to me, I ask him nicely at first what he has said since I barely heard him. He glares at me and with a menacing smirk continues staring straight at me. Somewhat angered at being so blatantly brushed-off, I ask him again to say what he had said to which was answered only by the lady at the counter beckoning me over to place my order.
I go ahead and order my meal, sit down, eat and decide it would make a lot more sense to start out the nearby exit, allowing a walk around the parking lot to my car as to enjoy a well earned cigarette. As I begin the trek outside, the man I had confronted opened the door for me and upon thanking him heard he mumbled something else. I ask him what he said and prepare for a confrontation. He speaks much clearer the second time.
“Let me grab that for you and your spouse, and I wasn’t laughing at you”
“What did you say?”
[Psycho begins repeating himself]
“No, I heard what you said now, what did you say in there?”
“Nothing, I was laughing at something that happened to me today at the Government of Canada office”
This is the point where I have left the comfort zone and began my journey into Hell with the Encyclopedia of Canadian Politics as my guide.
As is common whenever I am uncomfortable I periodically pull out a cigarette and place it in my lips as a deterrent from conversation. Of course not only does this not deter my captor, but the act of reaching into his worn leather jacket to hand me a lighter causes my heart to skip a beat due to how awkwardly he moves. I make a stupid move and question what could possibly be so funny with the government to which a Trivial Pursuit game began. I wish I could recall some examples of the questions I was practically forced to answer while standing in the same spot for over an hour but the following is what I have taken away from it:
– Jean Chretien wrote a book that details everything that is wrong with Canada and the government
– it is imperative that I remember the numbers “398 – 395”
– George Bush was humiliated by having a cut-out of him pelted with a shoe cannon
– the George Bush cut-out could not defend itself
– we donated a zamboni machine to tsunami victims on New Years day
– our legacy for the world is homosexual marriage
For those who may be confused, the quick rundown of an hour-and-change’s worth of conversation was that since we humiliated George W. Bush as a city (during his visit to Calgary), we have allied ourselves with Al-Qaeda and in turn disrespected them due to our roundabout way of calling them queers because we support gay marriage.
Did I mention all of this can be read in Jean Chretien’s book?
April 26 2010 § Leave a comment
For the weekend of April 24-25, I spent most of my time wandering around the BMO Hall at the Round Up Center along with hundreds upon hundreds of sci-fi, horror and animation buffs. Here are some of the snapshots I was able to get on my nerd-roam…
May 16 2009 § Leave a comment
May 12 2009 § Leave a comment
Only 11 hours have passed since I dropped my car off for maintenance work and I realize now just how dependant on my vehicle I have become. Getting home from the shop was a chore in itself as I don’t regularly carry change (or even cash at all) on me and I had to rely on taxi for transport. After approximately five hours after and getting rather hungry, not being able to go out and get my own meal meant I now had to rely on a delivery driver to feed me some overpriced chicken and, as much as I believed I liked being home, seclusion to one’s private quarters is a drag when opted against with no choice. I get my car back tomorrow and after a few hundred dollars lighter in my pocket will gain whatever sense of freedom I had to begin with.
Got a letter back from SAIT saying I’m on their waitlist for my program so I think I may just apply for another department and see what I can get in one of my areas of interest. Truth be told, I would almost do anything to get out of my job and start working career and making some real money with some decent hours. There comes a point in life where slinging boxes and mail around no longer satisfies any desires and the strive for something more continues. To think, there was a time when the thought of being around planes at the airport all day was exciting… how I miss the naivety of youth.
Between awkward conversations, over-heated car rides and many hours of Resident Evil 5 in between, this has been a long week and all hopes are that next week isn’t as bad, at least now I have Saints Row 2 to tide me over awhile. Video Games Live 2.0 in three days should take my mind off things. Was going to do up a review of The Horrors’ new album Primary Colours but I’m really not in the mood to anymore. Just buy it, its good.
April 22 2009 § Leave a comment
It is no secret to anyone that I am a subscriber to World of Warcraft and frequently indulge in my monthly investment when bored or during specific allotted times for progression purposes, however it is as of late that I find myself no longer fulfilled with my time spent in the game which has yielded me hours of inexplicable enjoyment even just a week or two ago. A normal day off for me, on days I was destined to play World of Warcraft (from here on to be referred to simply as “WoW”), would have started out with making myself a small snack and grabbing a drink, turning on the television to my favorite ambient background channel and sitting down at the computer in preparation for my 8+ hour gaming marathon for the first time of the day. Logging into the game and seeing that much too familiar load-in screen, I adjust my chair for a long night.