Tuesday, October 31, 2006

You have to be fucking kidding

The U.S. Government seems bent on controlling more aspects of their citizen's lives...

"The federal government's "no sex without marriage" message isn't just for kids anymore.

Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.

The government says the change is a clarification. But critics say it's a clear signal of a more directed policy targeting the sexual behavior of adults."

More here

That is no government's business, now fuck off.


Woohoo. Could you ask for more?

See 'em here

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I hate Borat

There, I've said it.

Not that anyone cares.

I watch horrified as his grotesque parade passes through town, to the thunderous applause of the village idiots...

stewart lee - don't get me started

What's Wrong With Blasphemy?

Find out here

Friday, October 27, 2006

Possible Epic Stupidity

If it does turn out that Comedy Central has removed all Daily Show, Steven Cobert and South Park from YouTube, it may be the dumbest media move this decade.

Funny how it comes less than 2 weeks before their election.

I'm just sayin'.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Revisionist History Strkes Again

The mayor of Montreal, Gerald Tremblay, announced - without consultation - that Montreal's 'Avenue du Parc' would be renamed 'Avenue Robert Bourassa.' The street has a lot of history and hosts some thriving communities, so feeling is rising high on the issue. A web-consulting company - that happens to be located on Avenue du Parc - put up an e-petition. When I first saw the thing they were aiming to collect 1000 'signatures.' It's grown so fast over the past day that they're now aiming for 20000. I keep getting emails from friends with a link to the petition and it seems to be growing by the minute."

I only just heard about this on Saturday. Who the fuck does Tremblay think he is? Bourassa? BooBoo Bourassa? A street named after him (?!), and of course it's one that had an English (sounding) name. Only bunkers should be named after old BooBoo.

There is an online petition here. It can only be signed by Montrealers, so tell any if you know any!

L'avenue de Parc est maintenant avenue de Robert BooBoo ? Jamais!

How stupid does he think Americans are?

Yeah yeah, I know...

Monday, October 23, 2006


This is just one (though perhaps the best) of several jaw dropping scenes from the last Battlestar Galactica.

Ah hell, here's another

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Party Time


Chester and I have birthdays close together, so we had a party last night.


All the local celebs were there, Simone Denny, Shelley Hamilton, Liz Tansey, DJ Robert (from Barrie!) and of course The Creampuff Princess.


Friday, October 20, 2006


Chester Wong and Princess, on a one day food tour of Toronto.

No cupcake is safe.

Toronto Zanta


Crazy man, or performance artist? No one is quite sure, but if you live in Toronto you've seen him.

He's good, but no one can match the horror of the Harmonica Lady of Montréal.

More info here

No Time for Nuts

Thursday, October 19, 2006

King George

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Story of 1

Hosted by Terry Jones, here

Friday, October 13, 2006

75,000-year-old shell beads

Early shell beads from recent and old excavations push back the date for human culture

"There is a heated debate on when did we become culturally modern, that is when did we develop language, symbolic thinking, religion, etc. Personal ornaments, along with art, are unanimously seen as archaeological proof of the acquisition of those abilities."

I don't see that connection but...

Read more

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Happy Bubbles, but Devoted Bubbles

Here it is Ladies and Gentlemen, the Salvador Dali Alka Seltzer ad.

Only took me 34 years to track the sucker down.

What we still don't know

which is a 3 part series available on Google:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

If this is a real Bentley ad


then their arrogence knows no bounds.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Google buys YouTube.

Beginning of the end of YouTube as we knew it. Corporate control will bring corporate blandness. But, it's what the viewer *really* wants, isn't it?

So just sit back and watch, like a good audience should. Leave the entertaining to the professionals.

Read what little more there is here and here

Battlestar moves to NBC


"The question is:  will NBC be tolerant of the quasi-political themes that BSG seems to take from the most controversial page of world events?"

Quasi? Season 3's opener was a pretty clear inditement of the whole Bush mess, or at least to me it was. So yes, the network might mess with that. I'm more afraid of the "7 of 9 Syndrome", where there will be more ballistic breasts coming at you from every angle.

And that's just the men.

The Desert Origins of the Pharaohs


Interesting article about Canadian archeologist Mary McDonald and her search of the origins of Egyptian civilization.

Read it here

Torture is best before bedtime

Sunday, October 08, 2006

You don't matter


Check out Answers in Genesis for the real reason behind the violence in society.


Saturday, October 07, 2006


yumI went to a new Korean restaurant here in Toronto last night, and I had never heard of this kind of place.

I feel I have been under a rock on this one. You cook your meal on a grill built into the table.

There was chicken, beef, pork, salmon, whitefish, ribs....


Only negative point would be the rice, which has been standing around before we got it.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Not holding my breath

Canada to formally protest to U.S. over deported man

Read more here

"Bush is unpopular with many Canadians and the protest may help deflect opposition complaints that Harper is too close to the U.S. president."


Lucas: Indy 4 Still Developing

the dogGeorge Lucas told Variety that the much-delayed Indiana Jones 4 is still in development, but not exactly on the horizon.

Let me go on the record here and state that I hope it is a film that never gets made. Mr. Lucas, the moment has passed, and that moment was in 1981.

Christie's Star Trek Auction: follow up

Star Trek memorabilia sale a big hit in New York

Read more here


goodnight and good luck

Keith Olbermann, who sees himself as Edward R. Murrow reborn, gave another fiery attack against Bush & Co. last night.

Watch it here

He seems to be the only voice from MSM in the western world speaking about against the madness, but....

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Indian XBox360 ad


umm greeks

Frank Miller's retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae is coming next March, and the offical trailer is out now (it was on a German site recently, but was pulled)

It looks amazing, can't say if the film will be any good.

Watch it here

The 'war on terror' that ruined Rome

An article exploring the parallels between Rome's response to a "terrorist" attack, and the modern equivalent.

Read it here

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dr. Bloody Bronowski

know it allHe knows everything

"Oh, I wouldn't like that, it would take the mystery out of life"*

Jacob's Bronowski's famous 1973 documentary series "The Ascent of Man" is available (at least for now) on Google video. Be warned though, that episodes 2 and 10 seem to be missing.

See part 1 here

* Monty Python, The Penquin sketch

Fish Heads

Starring Bill Paxton. Could you ask for anything more?


Anti-DRM ad

How drunk is this

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Walking with Cavemen

A BBC series on the evolution of mankind.

It has perhaps an overly dramatic style, and the host reminds me of a comedian from the 60's, but...

Part 1 here

Pictures at an Exhibition


I'm in the process of making a virtual video tour of an exhibition of my work.

Stay tuned.

Decide for yourself

From Think Progress:

Last night, the CBS Evening News turned their broadcast over to a man named Brian Rohrbough, who lost his son during the Columbine massacre. Mr. Rohrbough proceeded to blame recent school shootings on: 1) the teaching of evolution, and 2) abortion. Watch it:

Christie's Star Trek Auction

From Startrek.com:

The countdown begins! This Thursday, October 5, is hammer time as Christie's auction house in New York begins bringing the gavel down on items spanning the entire 40-year career of the Star Trek franchise. This historic auction will take place over the course of three days (Oct. 5-7) and promises to be a huge hit throughout the galaxy. (We have it on good authority!)

Medieval hall discovered in barn

It's over there, under those newspapers...

Actually, "a couple from Hengoed in Denbighshire discovered one of their outbuildings was originally a 15th century medieval hall house.

Historians have dated the building using dendrochronology - the analysis of tree rings in timbers - to 1447.

Experts said the find was "extremely rare"."

Read more

That's One Small Step for

damna Man?

Seems a computer programmer named Peter Shann Ford has analyzed Neil Armstrong's first words on the moon, and discovered the missing "a".


Listen here and decide for your self...

I don't hear it, and have always felt the pause Mr. Armstrong takes after "man" was him saying to himself "Damn! Damn! Damn! I fucked it up!"


greekA bronze statue of a Greek athlete has been put on show in Florence, Italy, after undergoing seven years of restoration work.

The relic, thought to be 2,000 years old, was aboard a ship that sunk in the Adriatic Sea...

Read more here and watch more here

Monday, October 02, 2006

Chihuahuas & Root Beer Don't Mix

T. Rex Soft Tissue Found Preserved

bang a gongToo strange.

A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil has yielded what appear to be the only preserved soft tissues ever recovered from a dinosaur. Taken from a 70-million-year-old thighbone, the structures look like the blood vessels, cells, and proteins involved in bone formation.

read more

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Fallen Art


The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project

long ago

Scientists are to begin work on the second phase of a project aimed at piecing together the history of human colonisation in Britain

Neanderthal News


SCIENTISTS are attempting to extract DNA for the first time from the fossilised bones thought to be of a Neanderthal man who roamed Britain 35,000 years ago.

read more

Neanderthal 'butcher's shop' found near Somme, France

read more