Monday, March 27, 2006

Why I Oughta!

Who is this we? And what are they doing with my lumber? These may be the questions that are racing through your mind. The answer is the Home Depot, whose motto is "You can do it, We can help!". Well that's all fine and dandy, but why would I need assistance from Home Depot to have my lumber stolen? I believe that the Home Depot is misusing its power (as a well known and trusted name in home renovation) for evil. Death to the infedels :p

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Roll-up that Rim... or Else!

March 8th, 2006... a 10-year-old girl finds a Tim Horton's Cup in a school trash bin, attempting to roll up the rim to no avail the young girl asks for help from her 12-year-old friend. Under the rim was not the usual "Please Try Again", instead the girls found themselves holding a winning cup with the prize being a $28,700 Toyota RAV4. The 10-year old's father planned to sell the cup and give some of the money to the 12-year old's family, but the mother of the 12-year old demanded all of it. Now, the teacher who threw out the cup is wanting in on some of the action, demanding that he is the rightful owner of the cup (and the prize); going as far as to demand a DNA test.

This situation, in my mind, is crazy. I think that the only way to settle this once and for all is with some good-fashioned jousting. These people are unbelievable greedy, and should be happy that they've won anything at all. If the rim turned out to have "Free Doughut" under it, I think that families would be more than happy to let the 2 girls split the winnings. So why is it any different with the prize being $28,700? None of these families were expecting large sums of money to be handed to them on that day; and $14,350 could make for a great education-fund for the kids (who were the one's to actually roll the rim). And to the teacher demanding his prize, I say "For shame!". You threw it out, so technically from the moment that cup entered the trash it became public property, and whoever picked it up rightfully owned it. All-in-all I think that the money should be split between the two girls, and I think that those girls should use their money to buy doughnuts... then everyone will be happy, because doughnuts can make any situation better.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Arctic Monkeys


For anyone who loves indie music, like myself, you must listen to the Arctic Monkeys... well at least give them a try. I first heard of them through a website which is awesome at finding the newest independent musicians from around the country. At the site, you can also find video clips of some more popular musicians. Sorry for the tangent, back to the Arctic Monkeys. They hail from Sheffield U.K. and have an amazingly unique sound, sort of like the classic Brit rock. Considering that they formed in 2002, and have already scooped up the 2006 Brit award for British Breakthrough Act they are moving fast. They've been scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live (March 11, 2006) ... and I for one cannot wait. The lead singer and guitarist of the band, Alex Turner, reminds me a lot of Kurt Cobain in that he doesn't seem to enjoy public attention. Wikipedia states: "He has maintained a very private life, and shunned media publicity when declared the Coolest Man On The Planet by NME magazine in December 2005". I admire that Turner has chosen to make music his aim and not stardome, I just hope he doens't end up like Kurt.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Way to go Jon!

I was allowed to host the Oscars this year, and I’m very excited about that. I don’t know a ton about movies other than I’m not very good in them. – Jon Stewart on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (TV Guide, January 2006)

The 78th Annual Academy Awards are on Sunday March 5th and who better to host the show that the Daily Show's Jon Stewart. Yes, the man who made his career by poking fun at America's political figure-heads and Hollywood stars will be "emcee"ing the film industry's biggest night, being sure to keep the FCC on it's toes. I can just picture it now, the Communications Commission will extend the 5-second delay to 2 mintues (because... hey, they know that's how long it will take them to understand any of the jokes that Stewart makes).
I intend to watch the show in it's entirety this year, as opposed to last year's award show which I found completely boring. Chris Rock, who hosted in 2005, was suppose to bring new life to the show after a steady diet of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin... but to no avail. I can't believe it took the Academy Award committee so long to figure out that since the Jews control Hollywood, they should have a Jew host the award show. I jest, but seriously... Jon Stewart has been a noticeabley funny guy acting in numerous hit movies :P (i.e. "Death to Smoochie" and "Half-Baked") to name a few; why did it take so long to get him to host? I guess the committee didn't notice how brilliant Stewart was until they saw him completely blindside Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala (but who remembers that Paul was there? So let's just say he blindsided Carlson). I guess that they're trying to expand their audience, seeing as Jon is such a hit amongst the younger generation and not to mention... the ladies.

Check out this clip of Mr. Stewart himself at the Emmy awards...