Thursday, May 31, 2007

3.37 - The One "At World's End"

Last night we went to see the latest and perhaps last installment of Pirates of the Carribean. It was pretty good. I enjopyed the first one, was a little confused by the second but this one tied everything up quite nicely. Johnny Depp is brillant once again as Captian Jack Sparrow...and the cameo by the Rolling Stones Keith Richards as Jack's dad was fun. There were also some elements of the film that confused me...but for the sake of not spoiling it for those of you who haven't seen it...I won't ask. The film ended with an opporunity for another Pirates movie with Captian Jack. Rumours have Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly not wanting to be in another Pirates if you stay after the credits roll...there is a short clip that ties up their storyline.

I've seen 2 of the 6 '3rd' movies this summer...I missed up...Ocean's 13

oh more thing...I am a beta tester for Joost (All the things you love about TV, fused with the interactive power of the internet – just the way you want it.) , and if you want to check it out...I have invites to give out...all I need is your e-mail address. If you don't know what Joost's pretty much "on demand internet tv"...check out their site.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

3.36 - The One with "Dude, get your own"

have you seen those PSP commercials on TV? the ones on the airplane? "Cluster Bomb! Cluster Bomb!" They are pretty's all 7 of them:


Cheat Code

Potty Humour

Movie Killer

Belt Check

Air Hair

Hotel Homies

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

3.35 - The One with May 2-4

Another May long weekend in the books...I'm still recovering...hence the reason I'm blogging on's what went down...

  • a great round of 18 at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Brighton. It's on of Canada's top 100 public courses. I shot a 91...not that bad
  • on the way there I drove backwards on the 401
  • the reason why was because the traffic came to a dead stop and we were 1.5 km past the last on I followed a bunch of cars who backed up onto the on-ramp. Fun stuff
  • worked the midnight shifts all weekend...
  • went to Toronto FC vs DC United at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon. If you have a chance get to a game. It's something else...the fans are incredible
  • led worship on Sunday morning...just before the first service, an older couple decided to make their point known that they didn't like us. Right after we did our sound check the lady said, "You're drummer NEEDS lessons." and her husband backed her up by exclaiming, "He's playing too loud!"
  • funny thing is...Ryan was playing the drums and he's been teaching music for about 4 years now...and the reason is was loud...was because there was only about 20 people in the auditorium which seats about 300.
  • isn't that great encouragement?
  • we put on a brave face and went on to sing through the service...every time I looked at the couple they put their head down trying to hide from me...
  • Sunday was also my mom's 50th birthday! Happy Birthday mom!!
  • we went to Toronto for a Chinese Banquet for the Birthday...mmmmmm food
it was quite a weekend...more highs than lows...still not over what happened on Sunday morning but I'm sure it'll be addressed soon enough. This is the same couple that said one time that we don't play 'real' music because we use chord charts and not sheet music...

thanks for just earned a Schrute Buck

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

3.34 - The One with the suspensions

Dear NBA Commissioner David Stern,

you're an idiot...I now place you in the ranks of MLB's Bud Selig, and NHL's Gary Bettman for making and endorsing stupid decisions. How does a elbow to one of the NBA's elite players warrant a suspension to two other player who weren't even involved in the play? Did you even watch the replay? If not...let me describe it to you:

Game 4 - 18 seconds left, Suns were in control of the game and all they needed to do was advance the ball up the court and hold it to end the game. Spurs veteran Robert Horry stuck out his elbow and body checked Nash into the scorers table. Wait...this isn't's BASKETBALL. The hit was unnecessary and unwarranted. If Horry wanted to foul Nash, all he needed to do was wrap his arms around him...not bodycheck him. Mind you he did get suspended for 2 games. But the thing that gets me...Amare Stoudemire and Borris Diaw of the Suns got off the bench, not even getting into the scuffle, are getting suspended for a game each. Stoudemire claims he was going to check into the game...but even if he was to get up and defend his teammate, shouldn't he be allowed to do that? Nash is 6'3" and Horry stands 6'10" and probably has at least 30-50 lbs on Nash. Not exactly a fair fight. ALSO...if Stoudemire and Diaw were suspended for such a minor occurance...why didn't Bruce Bowen of the Spurs get a suspension for kneeing Nash in the groin the game before? So the Suns get punished with two of their best players getting suspended for a game and and Spurs lose a utility player for two games. How is that fair?

Stoudemire called out the Spurs for playing dirty...and was criticized for it. I think he was favourite quote of the evening came from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, "It was just an end-of-game foul and Steve fell down, I didn't think it was such a big deal." Right...I guess he didn't see the play either.

I now turn my attention to last night's Wings and Ducks game 3.

Game 3 - second period - Wings are up 4-0. The Ducks are obviously frustrated in their play and emotions are boiling over. Ducks assistant captains Chris Pronger & Rob Niedermayer converge on Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom and hit him from behind. Niedermayer was given a 5 minute major and a game misconduct. Pronger got nothing. In my humble opinion, I think that the refs made the wrong call. Although Niedermayer shouldn't have come in for the hit when he saw Pronger closing in on Holmstrom...his hit was clean. Where as Pronger came in with his elbow up and hit Holmstrom in the head against the glass. What a cheap shot...Holmstrom laid on the ice for several minutes, motionless with blood streaming from his head. There's no doubt in my mind that Pronger was out the injure...not exactly the attitude that you want from one of your leaders on the team. I can't see the NHL not punishing and suspending him for a couple games for that hit even though Holmstrom returned in the third period with 13 stitches and assisted on the 5th Detroit goal.

I know it's the playoffs and emotions run high...but those hits are dirty and uncalled for...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

3.33 - The One with the tan

ok...why are you inside reading this? Kudos to the one who is outside reading this on their laptop or cellphone...geek. Go outside and get some's sooo nice...FYI...I've already started to turn darker...I have a sandle tan...only gonna get darker from here on in (out?)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

3.32 - The One with the Heartbreak

After starting 2-8 the Toronto Raptors played a tremendous season to clinch their first division title...Sam Mitchell won Coach of the Year...I'm guessing that Brian Colangelo will win top exec of the year. But all good things must come to an end...Friday's game 6 loss was a heartbreaker. Losing by one and therefore being eliminated from the playoffs...thanks for a great season and I can't wait until next season.

Meanwhile...has anyone seen or found Dirk Nowitzki? He forgot to show up for the first round against the Warriors. It came down to the last game of the regular season for the Warriors to make the playoffs...but took them 6 games to eliminate the best team in the NBA this past season. What an upset...

Lastly...check out Spider-Man 3...I went on Friday and I think it completes the triology very well...there's been word on a 4th or a 5th...but I'd be satisfied with the 3 that they've made. I was pretty excited to see Venom on the big screen...Topher Grace did a great job. Spider-Man 3 marks start of the summer blockbuster season...HUGE movies coming out this year...Pirates 3, Oceans 13, Shrek 3, Transformers, Fantastic Four 2, Rush Hour 3...I maybe at the theatre every weekend...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

3.31 - The One with the Canadian Politicians

I've never been a fan of politics...although some of my friends say that I should be more involved and blah blah blah. To me they are all the doesn't matter who gets voted in...they are all in for their own agenda...or if they are the opposition...they just want to tear down the party who is in charge. Here's a prime example:

MYTISCHI, Russia (CP) - While politicians back home looked for headlines, Shane Doan sought to clear his name Tuesday.

"I'd rather you call me the worst hockey player in the world and say that I don't deserve to be on the team," the beleaguered Canadian captain said after practice at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. "Anything like that, that's fine. You can say whatever you want.

"But don't question my character. Don't question the basis of what I am."

Opposition leaders Stephane Dion, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe did just that in Ottawa on Monday, when they suggested in the House of Commons that he was unfit to lead the Canadian team at the tournament because of derogatory comments he is alleged to have made about French-Canadians in an NHL game some 17 months ago.
The allegations have never been proven. Doan denies making any slurs and he has been cleared by an NHL investigation.

Doan's answer to the first question about the political barbs back home lasted more than five minutes. While clearly hurt by the politicians' comments, he spoke clearly and calmly about things like character, honour and pride and even apologized afterwards for taking so long to answer.

"I don't understand how people can attack somebody when I was cleared by the NHL," said Doan. "Anybody that does any type of investigation into it would realize I never said it. "

"And yet, they can just throw it out in the House of Commons? Those are our eaders. Those are the people that we're supposed to look to."

that was an excerpt from a recent article about Team Canada's Captain Shane Doan. He's over in Russia playing hockey for his country in the annual IIHF Wolrd Championship and was honoured in being named Captain of the team. Because of something a ref thought he heard way back when, the opposition party leaders are attacking him and the Prime Minister due to what they think may have happened.

Here's my question...DON'T YOU HAVE SOMETHING BETTER TO DO? It's hockey...Doan was probably named captain because of his leadership skills on and off the ice. I haven't heard of any captain who wasn't a model for his team. This just frustrates me to no end...

in other news...the Raptors got lucky tonight...really lucky...lets get two more wins...