Monday, August 31, 2009

Anderson Cooper comments on talentless hack Heidi Montag

KRS-One & Buckshot "ROBOT"

There is hope yet. Death to AutoTune.

Even God doesn't trust you Harper

Our beloved PM Stephen Harper has joined the growing number of hack politicians hiding behind God's skirts. I wonder what God's feeling on rank hypocrisy is? We mere mortals are clearer on that issue...

Stephen Harper says he's more concerned about God's judgment than how history books rate his term in office, telling a Quebec magazine in a markedly personal interview that preserving relationships with family is far more important than worrying about a political legacy.

Read more here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Wilderness of Manitoba: Worst Publicity Shot of the Day


Toronto folk "ensemble" The Wilderness of Manitoba may make fine music, but after this I'm too afraid to find out....omg people, what were you thinking?

The cat needs to seriously look around for a new agent.

"We're a spiritual band"

Have you considered exorcism?

Friday, August 28, 2009

I want simply to learn about the world and to live freely

Well I guess she learned a lesson, the world ain't free.

And a word to all the 13 year olds out there. Don't try and do anything exceptional, or you too will be put under psychiatric care.

A Dutch court has put a 13-year-old girl under state care for two months, stalling her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

The decision by three Utrecht judges means Laura Dekker's parents, who support her plans, temporarily lose the right to make decisions about her.

A child psychologist will now assess her capacity to undertake the voyage.

Read more here.

Agora: Hipatia vs the Christians

Hint: the Christians win.

Tiny ancient shells point to earliest fashion trend

Shell beads newly unearthed from four sites in Morocco confirm early humans were consistently wearing and potentially trading symbolic jewellery as early as 80,000 years ago. These beads add significantly to similar finds dating back as far as 110,000 in Algeria, Morocco, Israel and South Africa, confirming these as the oldest form of personal ornaments.

Read more here.

Swedish archaeologists uncover 7th century ship

Swedish archaeologists have announced the find of a 7th century burial ship, the oldest of its kind to be discovered in Scandinavia.

The ship, thought to be from the Vendel era (550-793) of Swedish prehistory, was found in Sunnerby on the island of Kållandsö in Lake Vänern in central Sweden and, according to Lake Vänern Museum, is the only known ship burial to be uncovered in Sweden.

Read more here.

The Toronto Music Industry Town Hall

Tonight the government held its second copyright town hall. Only it wasn't really a copyright townhall in the sense of bringing the community together to talk copyright in an open and balanced manner. Instead, the music industry stacked the room to such a degree that little else was discussed. There was the odd intervention from ACTRA, the Writers Guild, the education community, and software developers (and a self-professed pirate who may have worn a fair copyright shirt but did not discuss anything that resembled fair copyright), but the repeated music industry representation was the dominant theme of the night.

Read more here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pastor Steven Anderson: Hypocrite of the Day

Fag for GodBehold Pastor Steven Anderson, Obama and gay hating man of God.

Who is he trying to kid? Look at that picture, the picture that is setting off Gaydar alarms across the planet ("Me thinks she doth protest too much.")

As they say, the last person to know you're gay is you.

On his radio show, Alan Colmes hosted Pastor Steven Anderson, who recently gave a sermon at Faithful Word Baptist Church in which he said, "When I go to bed at night Steven L. Anderson will pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell."

Colmes asked the pastor about his views on gays...""I believe that every homosexual in the world is a deviant, is evil, and is a predator that is out to recruit others through molestation, through rape."

Read more here.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins: Idiot of the Day

Republicans are looking for the "Great White Hope".....

Luck for us Palin turned out to be the Great White Dope.

Early music discovered on carving

Um, yeah ok...

Markings on a 16th Century carving from Stirling Castle could be the oldest surviving piece of written Scottish instrumental music, historians believe.

A sequence of 0s, Is and IIs have been found on one of the Stirling Heads - wooden medallions which would have decorated the castle's royal palace.

It is believed the music could have been played on instruments such as harps, viols, fiddles and lutes.

An experienced harpist has been trying to play the tune.

Read more here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fuck you Adobe

An ham fisted attempt to get us to upgrade to CS4, obscenely overpriced at $700.

Adobe announced this week that it has not tested and will not support its Creative Suite 3 line of products, including Photoshop CS3, on Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system.

John Nack, the principal product manager for Photoshop at Adobe, announced on his official blog that CS3 and earlier have not been tested on Snow Leopard. He provided a link to a compatibility document from Adobe that went even further.

"While older Adobe and Macromedia applications may install and run on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6), they were designed, tested and released to the public several years before this new operating system became available," the document states. "You may therefore experience a variety of installation, stability, and reliability issues for which there is no resolution. Older versions of our creative software will not be updated to support Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6)."

Read more here.

Neolithic cathedral in Orkney

Article about this recent discovery, marred by a tangent into the nature of religion, and why it's not going away anytime soon.

And so it goes on – yet another spectacular archaeological find in Orkney, but this one is a real “biggie”, an astonishing discovery which is really exciting archaeologists. VisitScotland is also pretty chuffed, especially as tourism is expected to take a bit of a knock in the aftermath of the al Megrahi business.

So, what's it all about? Experts have unearthed a Neolithic “cathedral” – a massive building of a kind never before seen in Britain. It has left archaeologists stunned.

This is not like finding a couple of bits of broken pottery. This is literally groundbreaking.

At 82ft long and 65ft wide, it is placed between two of Orkney's most famous Neolithic landmarks, the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.

You may remember that, in one of his TV series, Billy Connolly cavorted naked around the Ring of Brodgar. Nothing quite like one ancient relic dancing around a whole lot of others.

Read more here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Letter to the British Police

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Toronto's most evil landlord


Toronto's Arrabiata restaurant at Yonge and Isabella is closing soon, as its evil landlord wants it for himself to open one of his awful Zelda's.


I know at least 2 loyal Arrabiata costumers that will be boycotting any future Zelda incarnation.

Texas to make things all right

Bias in history books meant for the classroom is nothing new.

As children, we in Canada were treated to the story of the British and French "colonization" of North America, with the harmless colonists painted as nobel Christian saviors, while the evil and primitive natives had the nerve to reaction violently to our humanitarian effects to "civilize" them.


If your European name ended in a vowel, you might get a footnote. Non European? Forget it.

Just the muddy history of Dollard des Ormeaux gives you a hint at how history is used by those in power to influence the present.

* the urban legend that he died by having the as yet unexploded bomb he threw at native warriors thrown back and exploding in his fort is more than likely Anglophone propaganda to make the French look bad. What hand held bombs did they have in 1660 anyway?

Texas high school students would learn about such significant individuals and milestones of conservative politics as Newt Gingrich and the rise of the Moral Majority — but nothing about liberals — under the first draft of new standards for public school history textbooks.

And the side that got left out is very unhappy.

As it stands, students would get “one-sided, right wing ideology,” said Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, chairman of the House Mexican American Caucus.

“We ought to be focusing on historical significance and historical figures. It's important that whatever course they take, that it portray a complete view of our history and not a jaded view to suit one's partisan agenda or one's partisan philosophy,” he said.

Read more here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Drew Barrymore is...

the Godmother of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean

Now I've heard everything...

Runway found for flying reptiles


An ancient runway for flying reptiles called pterosaurs has been found in France, say researchers writing in a Royal Society journal.

Read more here.

Libya: Today's Scum of the Earth

Thus rendering the word "hero" meaningless.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

FBI home to dangerous idiots

What planet do they spend most of their time on?

A notorious New Jersey hate blogger charged in June with threatening to kill judges and lawmakers was secretly an FBI “agent provocateur” paid to disseminate right-wing rhetoric, his attorney said Wednesday.

Hal Turner, the blogger and radio personality, remains jailed pending charges over his recent online rants, which prosecutors claim amounted to an invitation for someone to kill Connecticut lawmakers and Chicago federal appeals court judges.

But behind the scenes the reformed white supremacist was holding clandestine meetings with FBI agents who taught him how to spew hate “without crossing the line,” according to his lawyer, Michael Orozco.

Read more here.

Thor's Hammer over Toronto


The trailer is out, but the CGI movements are still stiff and wooden.

Read more here.

And if they don't acknowledge Roger Dean as an influence, they are thieves.

Robert Zemeckis must be stopped

Even the Boob thinks it's a bad idea....

Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are negotiating to remake “Yellow Submarine,” the 1968 psychedelic animated film based on the music of The Beatles.

The studio has been quietly brokering a complicated rights deal that would give Zemeckis access to 16 original Beatles songs for a movie he will direct in the performance-capture 3-D digital production

Read more here.

Ink found in Jurassic-era squid

Palaeontologists have drawn with ink extracted from a preserved fossilised squid uncovered during a dig in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

The fossil, thought to be 150 million years old, was found when a rock was cracked open, revealing the one-inch-long black ink sac.

A picture of the creature and its Latin name was drawn using its ink.

Read more here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Model wins right not to be called "skank"

Court forces Google to tell model Liskula Cohen identity of blogger that called her 'skank'

And "ho" and "psychotic" and "lying" and "whoring"....

Read more here.

Something is rotten in Harperland

We seem to be living through the worse government this country has ever seen, and after Mulroney that's quite the achievement.

The whole afraid concerning the Canadian woman Suaad Hagi Mohamud, who was detained in Kenya charged with being an impostor, keeps getting stranger.

The Canadian diplomat who officially disowned Suaad Hagi Mohamud as an "imposter" has been recalled from Kenya.

Liliane Khadour has "concluded" her posting, a consular official at the Canadian High Commission said yesterday from the capital, Nairobi.

"Her tour of duty is over," he said, explaining that Foreign Affairs employees rotate posts every two or three years, and Khadour had been in Nairobi for two. "I am not very sure where she went."

Khadour is now in Ottawa.

Although she owns a condominium apartment there with her partner, Jason Joyce, the two are staying at a downtown hotel. Both had been working at the commission in Nairobi as first secretaries.

When reached by cellphone yesterday, Joyce hung up almost immediately. Neither answered the phone in their hotel room or returned messages.

The Canada Border Services Agency has opened an internal investigation into the handling of Mohamud's case.

Had this been a white woman, the Harper government would have had her back in 24 hours, given her a ticker tape parade, and blamed the whole thing on the Liberals...

Read more here.

If Britney Were President...

Colder than most people from Toronto

Coors should be sued for false advertising. Nothing is that cold.

You may be cold, but many of you apparently can get pretty steamed when the city is insulted.

Molson Coors Canada is pulling billboard ads that make fun of people in Hogtown after receiving complaints about the slogan that boasts Coors Light beer is "colder than most people from Toronto." The ad was on billboards only in British Columbia but visitors from Toronto who spotted them weren't impressed.

Read more here.

Bloor 1 sold to "mysterious" buyer

The developer who had been clinging to control of the once-lauded One Bloor Street East condo development announced last night that the project has been sold.

The One Bloor tower has been mired in a struggle after its developer, Bazis International Inc., defaulted on the loan it used to buy the land. The tower, planned for the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor streets, had once been billed as Canada's tallest residential structure, with about 80 storeys.

Read more here.

Barney Frank and a dining room table

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Science ponders 'zombie attack'

Harper era Canadian scientific research. I'm so proud.

If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively.

That is the conclusion of a mathematical exercise carried out by researchers in Canada.

Read more here.

Eternal Earth-Bound Pets

You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind...

...For $110.00 we will guarantee that should the Rapture occur within ten (10) years of receipt of payment, one pet per residence will be saved.

Read more here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Les Paul and Mary Ford - How High the Moon

Les Paul sells beer

Hope is optional

Racing to regain control of the health-care debate, two top administration officials signaled Sunday that the White House may be willing to jettison a controversial government-run insurance plan favored by liberals.

Yup, those wacky liberals, thinking elections actually mean something...

Read more here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FOX News goes nine kinds of crazy

Monday, August 10, 2009

F*ck you Tim Hortons

Like a bad tourist, Tim Hortons is acting like a prick once they're out of the country.

Seems our own little coffee chain (recently having made a move into the US), is picking up bad local sponsoring an event against gay marriage in Rhode Island.

Guess that gives you some clue how they view the law in Canada....

Read more here.

Update: they've since pulled out of the event. Long Live the Internet.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I'm too sexy for my cult


Read more here.

Scientology's new uniforms.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Oxford Alabama: Barbarians

City leaders in Oxford, Ala. have approved the destruction of a 1,500-year-old Native American ceremonial mound and are using the dirt as fill for a new Sam's Club, a retail warehouse store operated by Wal-Mart.

Read more here.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

When Morons make movies

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

It seems Hollywood will make movies from any source.

My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.

I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead.

But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way. I share my adventures with the world.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mariah Carey' CD, now with ads for psychiatric medications and sheep

Wow, this is what it's come to. Mariah Carey's upcoming Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel will feature a 34-page mini-mag inside the CD booklet. It's being produced by Elle magazine and will feature ads from a few upscale brands. Big boss, Antonio "L.A." Reid explains the thought behind the process:

"The idea was really simple thinking: 'We sell millions of records, so you should advertise with us,' " said Antonio "L.A." Reid, IDJ's chairman.

What next, ads in the songs?

Read more here.

Paramount tries to hide fact G.I. Joe is awful

If like me you’ve been both surprised and baffled by the positive early reviews G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra has received, then be baffled no more. Why all the positive buzz? It could be because Paramount is inviting only the critics most likely to praise it, to see it. At least that seems to be what’s intimated by a story being run in the LA Weekly.

Read more here.

The Globe and Mail jacks off publicly over Toronto

Urban porn at its most flagrant....We're world class, ohhh yeah baby..

Canada has only one really global city. In spite of the parochialism of its politicians, and woe-is-me-ism of its overtaxed, underserviced citizens, it is only Toronto that gets flagged by leading thinkers as being a contender on this score. With a metropolitan population that is poised to surpass six million by 2012, nearly half of whom will be foreign-born, Toronto is uniquely equipped for the 21st century. If it plays its cards right, its best is yet to come.

Yup, once it stops throwing up the ugliest buildings in the western world, gets over its New York envy and gets a soul, it may have a chance...

Read more here.

And the moronic isn't just confined to the column. The comments beneath are just as entertaining...

The news is that if you are a bigot, you won't like Toronto. If you don't like Toronto, the problem is you, not Toronto.

whenever I go away for a week or two and actually get back into the borders of the GTA it always feels like home and the place where "Everything makes sense to me."

Sen. John McCain: Clueless

Arizona Sen. John McCain said today he will vote against Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's pick to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

McCain's no vote is interesting because he holds the view that "elections have consequences" meaning a president should get his nominee approved if qualified.

Picking qualified women for places of power doesn't seem to be McCain's strong point...

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison: Idiot of the Day

Add a new item to the long list of political shenanigans that backfire once discovered. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) has decided to run for Texas governor against incumbent Rick Perry, and her new campaign website contained hidden text that read "rick perry gay." The resulting flap led to the firing of the Web development firm involved, drew heated responses from Perry's office, and (perhaps worst of all) saw Hutchison's campaign website yanked from Google's search index.

Read more here.

While the issue will no doubt blow over like a Texas rain shower, it could have longer-term consequences for the site vendor, the nonpartisan ElectionMall. The DC-based firm builds and manages websites, mailing lists, and online stores, but stuffing your website with thousands of search terms and getting a candidate temp-banned from Yahoo and Google doesn't look good on the old résumé.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Satan wins: More Ads coming to TV

Coming soon to your TV: More advertising, in places you might not expect.

The ads are showing up where people used to enjoy a break from advertising, such as video on demand and on-screen channel guides. Even TiVo, which became popular for its technology that lets people skip TV commercials, is developing new ways to show ads.

Read more here.

Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order

Good luck with that Apple.

Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child’s iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company.

The Times has learnt that the company would offer the family a full refund only if they were willing to sign a settlement form. The proposed agreement left them open to legal action if they ever disclosed the terms of the settlement.

Read more here.

Spielberg ends career

Steven Spielberg plans a remake of 1950 classic Harvey - the tale of a man who claims his best friend is a giant invisible rabbit.

Hollywood, you are out of ideas. Leave the classics alone.

Read more here.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Evil Chihuahua