Monday, November 27, 2006

Bah-huh? Leprechauns? Atheism?

From the Portland Mercury:
Suspension of Disbelief
In the classroom that day, Averill says one young woman was talking about her belief in energy layers and astral beings.

"I jokingly asked her if she believed in leprechauns. It turns out, she does. They live on another energy layer," Averill wrote in notes to himself later that day. "In the interest of bringing my own view to the discussion, I began to ask her how she knew these things. Again I know all too well that people can be sensitive about their spiritual beliefs, so I was pretty much walking on glass as I did so."

Averill says he wasn't trying to disprove the other student's religious beliefs, but "to convince her not to insist that they were scientifically proven."

The student, apparently offended, complained to the teacher. Averill was called into a meeting that evening, he says, with the Art Institute's dean of education, associate dean, and the dean of student affairs.
For the record, he was expelled for more than not believing in leprechauns. Apparently, he's just a dick, and this was the last straw for the school.

Still, complaining to a teacher about someone challenging your belief in leprechauns?

Next thing you know, calling furries out will be considered to be hate speech.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Brief History of Thanksgiving!

The Reason for the Season, for those unaware.

The 360's killer app

And it does all it's own stunts!

Y'know, say what you will about Jackie Chan, but you've got to respect a guy who considers the size/shape of his nose as one of his trademarks.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Quote of the ________

"Having raccoons show up on your deck is like inviting rock stars over to party at your house. Sure, they’re all exciting and charming at first, but before long they’re shagging each other right in front of you. And after they leave you find out they’ve taken a dump in a place where you’d really rather they hadn’t."
-Robin D. Laws, from his Livejournal.


My Boring Ass Life @

This is more for my own reference, but I figured I should share it as well. It's Kevin Smith talking about Jason Mewes battle with addiction. It's a tale that more people should know about.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

New addiction

Well, here I am, unsuspectingly checking out this week's Wal-Mart flyer, which I actually do for work, when I see this:For the uninitiated, the above box contains all of this:Despite what the ad says, I've never seen the Heroscape master set for less than $59.99, and $31.64 was an extremely tempting price. Needless to say, my geekiness overwhelmed me and I had to buy it. When I got there, I found this as well:So there went another 14 bucks out of my wallet (or, rather, bank account... damn you Interac.) But hey, we're talking about ninjas here, and everything goes better with ninjas. All I need now are some pirates, and we can finally solve that age old debate.

I may be weak, but this is cheaper than Warhammer, and a lot less time consuming. I've been checking for other sets, but I'm not finding much. I guess I'll have to check out Zellers next to see if they have this stuff.

Props given where props due

I have to point out Joe Mathlete Explains Today's Marmaduke again, as this site never fails to amuse me. It's not necessarily laugh-out loud funny, not really at all, but it is one of the most fiendishly clever humour sites out there.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Quote of the ________

"Too many powerful consoles can't coexist. It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinction."
-Shigeru Miyamoto


Thursday, November 16, 2006


VHS 1976-2006

It's official now.

Del tha Funkee Homosapien's Project 8

Here's "At the Helm" by Hieroglyphics feat. Del tha Funkee Homosapien (aka, the track from the Tony Hawk TV ad):

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Here's the trailer, for handy reference:

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Joey, I want you to hit me as hard as you can

Dennis the Menace, Palahniuk style

Friday, November 03, 2006

For the record, part the second

With Final Fantasy XII, the Justice League Unlimited season 1 box set, and the beginnings of the Xmas shopping season upon me, I think I can safely say that updates are going to be few and far between for the next little while.

Could be wrong, though....

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Cosby Bebop

Cosby Bebop

3,2,1... Let's Jam!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

First the demo tape, now the CD

From the CBC, by way of MSN/Sympatico:
CDs are dead: recording company CEO

A top recording industry executive on Friday said the music CD is dead and that recording labels must become more innovative if they hope to sell the discs in the future.

"The CD as it is right now is dead," Alain Levy, chairman and CEO of EMI Music said in his keynote address at the London Media Summit.

Levy acknowledged that the control over content that the industry once wielded by virtue of controlling the means of distribution is rapidly slipping from its grasp.

"Power is shifting everywhere from manufacturers, content providers and retailers to consumers. In this age of empowerment, the consumer is king," he said.

He noted that 60 per cent of people rip their music CDs on their computers to transfer the songs to digital music players such as Apple Computer's market-leading iPod.

Recording companies must make CDs more appealing to people by adding value that compels individuals to buy physical media, Levy said at the conference being held at the London Business School.

"We have to be much more innovative in the way we sell physical content," he urged the industry, adding that EMI is practicing what he was preaching. "By the beginning of next year, none of our content will come without any additional material."

EMI Music is a division of EMI Group PLC.