Friday, November 27, 2009

5.79 - The One with PC Load Letter

for those of you who have seen Office Space and like Star Wars:

for those of you who haven't...get on it

[via Abstruse Goose]

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

5.78 - The One with the new stuff

crazy weekend...moved out of the apartment and into our new condo...

...oh and to top it off I got this:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

5.77 - The One with Bumblebee

Picked up Forza 3 last night...pretty sweet game and it'll give the Gran Turismo series a run for it's money. The customization in this game is fun too...I didn't have much time but this is what I've done so far:

Monday, October 26, 2009

5.76 - The One with "Yes We Can!"

This is no April Fools joke...this product is REAL...

Introducing...the Obama Chia Pet...

[via YouTube]

Friday, October 16, 2009

5.75 - The One with the "Advice for Art Majors"

[via College Humor via]

Thursday, October 15, 2009

5.74 - The One with Office shenanigans

This is for all my fellow designers out there:

A lady came into the office today, said that she was a web programmer and asked if we had any work that we could pass onto her. That kinda thing happens every so often. I like when people are assertive and go out to seek work. I was in the same situation not too long ago. But then she kept on talking...

"I also do web design...but I hate Photoshop. I love Paint Shop Pro...mastered that...but I can't stand using Photoshop."

hmmm...can't say that we'll ever hire her to do any work for us...

...and now for some more office shenanigans...

[via YouTube]

Friday, September 04, 2009

5.73 - The One with Windcharger

I found this picture of my very first Transformer I ever got. I was about 5, in Sears at the Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon. Pretty sure my parents bought it for me...little did they know it would make me a lifetime fan of Transformers.

Monday, August 10, 2009

5.72 - The One with the great Summer '09 Movie Review

Here are my reviews of the summer movie blockbuster season. It was quite an eventful season starting with the leaked work-print of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which I think boosted ticket a remake of Star Trek, a sequel to Transformers and ending off with another 80's cartoon/toy movie: GI Joe. Now since I have a deal with my wife that I pick a movie, and she picks a movie...we've seen quite a number of movies. I'll try not spoil any movies...

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The origin story of one of the most popular X-Men was much much better that the 3rd installment of the X-Men trilogy. By bringing back Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine made this movie. To think that they had cast Dougray Scott (the baddie from MI:II) originally for the X-Men movies as Wolvie, but had to drop out due to scheduling was a blessing in disguise. Jackman was born to play Wolverine. The story was loosely based on the comic origin, but they brought in elements that really had nothing to do with Wolverine. What they did to Ryan Reynolds Deadpool was ridiculous. Reynolds did well for what it was. He's the perfect guy to play the "Merc with the mouth", but what they did to the character was stupid. This movie was a good way to start the summer.

3 1/2 stars out of 5

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

The first chick flick of the summer. Another Matthew McConaughey chick flick, and I believe Jennifer Garner's first film in a long long time. Story is based on "A Christmas Carol" with McConaughey playing the "Scrooge" type character. The twist is that he is a womanizer who gets "haunted" by his girlfriends past during the weekend of his brother's wedding. Pretty typical chick flick with some funny parts.

2 stars out of 5

Star Trek

Probably one of the most anticipated movie of the year. JJ Abram's knocks this one out of the park. A re-imagining of the original Star Trek, it tells story of the USS Enterprise's first mission. The casting of the original characters was very well done. It's hard to imagine anyone other that William Shatner playing Kirk, but Chris Pine does a pretty good job. "Hero's" Zachary Quinto does an amazing job as the new Spock. The lens-flare effect was a little over done...but this was THE best Star Trek movie yet.

4 1/2 stars out of 5

Terminator Salvation

Terminator #4...better than #3. They cast another John Connor in Christian Bale. This movie happens after Judgment Day with John Connor leading the Resistance against Skynet and all the Terminators. It was a good popcorn flick, but nothing that memorable. They did have a "cameo" of Arnold as the newest model of Terminator. I guess they had scans of his face when he was younger and they put that over the body double that was actually on screen. I heard that they are planning on doing a 5th Terminator...

2 1/2 stars out of 5

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Ben Stiller and his gang from the NYC Museum of Natural History return, but this time they are wrecking havoc at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Institute. Hank Azaria is added to the cast an evil Pharaoh with a lisp, and Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart. This movie actually makes me want to take a trip down to DC to check out the Smithsonian. This movie is not as good as the first...but still fun at times.

1 1/2 stars out of 5


Wow...Pixar has done it again. Every movie they put out is simply amazing, and they get better and better. Although this one dealt with a lot more human emotion than the others. They story has 78-year old Carl, a retired balloon salesman taking his house to South air. Joining him is 8-year old Russell, making for some great comedy. I think this movie by far has to be one of my favourites this year. The short film attached to the beginning was very good as well.

4 1/2 stars out of 5

The Hangover

By far, the best comedy of the year. 4 friends take Vegas by storm during a bachelor party, but can't remember anything in the morning. To make things worse, they lose the groom in the process. The on-screen chemistry of Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis was great, and a cameo from Mike Tyson was just simply hilarious. It reminded me a lot of Dude, Where's My Car?

4 stars out of 5

Year One

Jack Black and Michael Cera are a couple of hunter/gathers at the beginnings of human civilization and through stupid events, they make it out of their village into a bustling metropolis. It's a pretty stupid movie and at times sacrilegious. Cera's mellow approach to everything compliments Black's way over the top humour. There are some funny parts, but not enough to want to watch a second time. If you've seen the've seen the movie.

2 starts out of 5

The Proposal

What happens when you don't pay attention to your work visa? You get deported. Oh wait...I have an assistant that will do anything I I'm going to marry him to stay in the country. Then we'll divorce after a couple years. To sell this we need to go to his family's estate in...Alaska. Uh oh...his family is so great...I can't do this to them. I'll face the music and be deported. Oh ya...I've fallen in love with my assistant too...opps.

3 stars out of 5...only cuz Ryan Reynolds is hilarious. He gets 2 stars.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I was pretty hyped for this movie. That being said, I'm a huge Transformers fan so I'm a little biased. This is a typical Michael Bay movie. Awesome action, explosions, and camera angles. Bay may never win an Oscar, but his style is fast and fun. But as a movie...its not so great. I think it ran about 40 minutes too long. 90% action, 10% story, 100% Michael Bay.

3 stars out of 5

Funny People

By having Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in a movie, you'd think that it would be a hilarious comedy. Also having the title of the movie as "Funny People", you'd think it would be an amazing comedy. Not so much. This movie was more a drama with some funny moments. I'm not saying its a bad movie, I really enjoyed it. It was pretty heavy at times...and a little long too. If you see it, go in thinking drama.

3 1/2 stars out of 5

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Yo Joe! If you were going to make a movie based on a toy line and an 80's cartoon...this is how you do it. Complete with the cheesey plot, lines, and special effects. The casting in this movie was very very good. Paramount didn't allow any press to screen the movie because they didn't want negative reviews. I went into with zero expectations and I was pleasantly surprised at it. It really brought me back to my childhood. The couple catch phrases like "Yo Joe!" and "Knowing is half the battle" were stuck in for good measure.

3 stars out of 5

Thursday, August 06, 2009

5.71 - The One with Batman fighting geeks

[via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal]

Thursday, July 23, 2009

5.70 - The One with 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

Audio-Visual Entertainment

  1. Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something.
  2. Super-8 movies and cine film of all kinds.
  3. Playing music on an audio tape using a personal stereo. See what happens when you give a Walkman to todays teenager.
  4. The number of TV channels being a single digit. I remember it being a massive event when Britain got its fourth channel.
  5. Standard-definition, CRT TVs filling up half your living room.
  6. Rotary dial televisions with no remote control. You know, the ones where the kids were the remote control.
  7. High-speed dubbing.
  8. 8-track cartridges.
  9. Vinyl records. Even today’s DJs are going laptop or CD.
  10. Betamax tapes.
  11. MiniDisc.
  12. Laserdisc: the LP of DVD.
  13. Scanning the radio dial and hearing static between stations. (Digital tuners + HD radio bork this concept.)
  14. Shortwave radio.
  15. 3-D movies meaning red-and-green glasses.
  16. Watching TV when the networks say you should. Tivo and Sky+ are slowing killing this one.
  17. That there was a time before ‘reality TV.’
  18. Computers and Videogaming

  19. Wires. OK, so they’re not gone yet, but it won’t be long
  20. The scream of a modem connecting.
  21. The buzz of a dot-matrix printer
  22. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.
  23. Using jumpers to set IRQs.
  24. DOS.
  25. Terminals accessing the mainframe.
  26. Screens being just green (or orange) on black.
  27. Tweaking the volume setting on your tape deck to get a computer game to load, and waiting ages for it to actually do it.
  28. Daisy chaining your SCSI devices and making sure they’ve all got a different ID.
  29. Counting in kilobytes.
  30. Wondering if you can afford to buy a RAM upgrade.
  31. Blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time.
  32. Turning a PlayStation on its end to try and get a game to load.
  33. Joysticks.
  34. Having to delete something to make room on your hard drive.
  35. Booting your computer off of a floppy disk.
  36. Recording a song in a studio.
  37. The Internet

  38. NCSA Mosaic.
  39. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.
  40. Using a road atlas to get from A to B.
  41. Doing bank business only when the bank is open.
  42. Shopping only during the day, Monday to Saturday.
  43. Phone books and Yellow Pages.
  44. Newspapers and magazines made from dead trees.
  45. Actually being able to get a domain name consisting of real words.
  46. Filling out an order form by hand, putting it in an envelope and posting it.
  47. Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment.
  48. Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind.
  49. Archie searches.
  50. Gopher searches.
  51. Concatenating and UUDecoding binaries from Usenet.
  52. Privacy.
  53. The fact that words generally don’t have num8er5 in them.
  54. Correct spelling of phrases, rather than TLAs.
  55. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something.
  56. The time before botnets/security vulnerabilities due to always-on and always-connected PCs
  57. The time before PC networks.
  58. When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.
  59. Gadgets

  60. Typewriters.
  61. Putting film in your camera: 35mm may have some life still, but what about APS or disk?
  62. Sending that film away to be processed.
  63. Having physical prints of photographs come back to you.
  64. CB radios.
  65. Getting lost. With GPS coming to more and more phones, your location is only a click away.
  66. Rotary-dial telephones.
  67. Answering machines.
  68. Using a stick to point at information on a wallchart
  69. Pay phones.
  70. Phones with actual bells in them.
  71. Fax machines.
  72. Vacuum cleaners with bags in them.
  73. Everything Else

  74. Taking turns picking a radio station, or selecting a tape, for everyone to listen to during a long drive.
  75. Remembering someone’s phone number.
  76. Not knowing who was calling you on the phone.
  77. Actually going down to a Blockbuster store to rent a movie.
  78. Toys actually being suitable for the under-3s.
  79. LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door.
  80. Waiting for the television-network premiere to watch a movie after its run at the theater.
  81. Relying on the 5-minute sport segment on the nightly news for baseball highlights.
  82. Neat handwriting.
  83. The days before the nanny state.
  84. Starbuck being a man.
  85. Han shoots first.
  86. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” But they’ve already seen episode III, so it’s no big surprise.
  87. Kentucky Fried Chicken, as opposed to KFC.
  88. Trig tables and log tables.
  89. “Don’t know what a slide rule is for …”
  90. Finding books in a card catalog at the library.
  91. Swimming pools with diving boards.
  92. Hershey bars in silver wrappers.
  93. Sliding the paper outer wrapper off a Kit-Kat, placing it on the palm of your hand and clapping to make it bang loudly. Then sliding your finger down the silver foil of break off the first finger
  94. A Marathon bar (what a Snickers used to be called in Britain).
  95. Having to manually unlock a car door.
  96. Writing a check.
  97. Looking out the window during a long drive.
  98. Roller skates, as opposed to blades.
  99. Cash.
  100. Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the internet.
  101. Spending your entire allowance at the arcade in the mall.
  102. Omni Magazine
  103. A physical dictionary — either for spelling or definitions.
  104. When a ‘geek’ and a ‘nerd’ were one and the same.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

5.69 - The One with the nuts

The Hole In His Logic

Grocery Store | London, UK

Customer: “I’m looking for your nuts.”

Me: “Those are on aisle four sir.”

Customer: “I’ve already looked and I can’t find them. I’m looking for my favorites.”

Me: “All the types of nut we have in stock are in aisle four, if you can’t find them then we don’t stock them. Do you want me to have a look for you?”

Customer: “No no, I’ll go look again.”

(Five minutes later, he returns.)

Customer: “I still can’t find my favorite nuts!”

Me: “Then I am afraid we must not stock them.”

Customer: “But my wife gets them for me from here every week!”

Me: “What type of nuts does she buy you?”

Customer: “Donuts…”

[via Not Always Right]

Monday, July 13, 2009

5.68 - The One with the copy cat ad

I was watching TV over the weekend and I saw a new ad with U2 in it. I immediately thought that they were promoting iPod...but then as the commercial started to wrap up...the caption read "Blackberry loves U2". Wait...what? It sure looked like the Coldplay one that Apple put out months ago...

watch Blackberry:

[via YouTube]

watch Coldplay:

[via YouTube]

Friday, June 26, 2009

5.67 - The One with the King of Pop

In memory of the King of Pop...this is a video I shot when we were in Cuba last year.

I always loved the "Thriller" dance...

Friday, June 19, 2009

5.66 - The One with the Rude Designer

What a web designer really thinks [from the mind of Max Guedy]:

I'm max guedy, I'm a rude web designer

I'm overpriced

But at least you are warned in advance, since i will quote astronomically for the entire project. If you have no budget, then apply for a loan before contacting me.

Don't call me on the phone, I won't answer

All communication must be done by email, that way i can call you out when you forget what you've instructed me to do.

I won't listen to your design suggestions

You've hired me to do a design job, so don't try to tell me how things should look - i already know that you'll be wrong.

Take a chill pill before contacting me

It's not my fault if you're so disorganized, you now need the job done for tomorrow. So take a chill pill and don't expect me to barf a website out in my sleep.

You need me more than i need you

I have dozens of projects going on, so by all means please find a designer somewhere else if you have a stinky attitude. I don't care that much about your money.

[via Max Guedy]

Thursday, June 11, 2009

5.65 - The One that will make you regular

(My dad was standing in an express line at the grocery store. In front of him was a well-to-do-looking woman, who clearly had several more items than the limit.)

Dad: “You know, it’s amazing that someone who is apparently so successful can’t read.”

Woman: *in a huff* “That sign’s for regular people, not for me!”

(An old man behind my dad taps him on the shoulder.)

Old man: “Here, give her this.”

(My dad hands it to the woman.)

Woman: “What’s this?”

Old man: “Metamucil. It’ll make you regular.”
[via Not Always Right]

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

5.64 - The One with Project Natal

At this year's E3, Microsoft brought out the big guns and previewed their motion controller. Taking a page from Nintendo's Wii, MS took it a step further. No Controller Required! Check out the video:

[via YouTube]

Sony threw their hat into the motion control arena as well, but since it's basically the same as the Wii, but a little better. I'm looking forward to Natal...hopefully it's not $200+

Monday, May 25, 2009

5.63 - The One at the zoo

Last week Naomi turned to me and said..."Let's go to the zoo..." So we went on Saturday. I haven't been to the zoo since I was a kid, and all I can remember is that there was a LOT of walking. But I was pretty excited. The weather was great, not too hot, and when the sun was beaming down, there was a nice breeze that came through. The highlight of the visit was the sting ray exhibit. An extra $3...but so worth it. We were able to pet and feed them. Not sure when I'll go back to the zoo again, but I'm sure that I won't wait as long as I did.

And for all you hockey fans...check out the BEST hit of the year. Too bad the refs blew the call and gave Kronwall a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for a clean hit.

[via YouTube]

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5.62 - The One with the pier

Here's a pic from this past long weekend. A couple of girls drove down to the pier and got out. Problem was...the driver didn't put the car into park.

"I didn't even feel the bump." Uh huh...EPIC FAIL

5.61 - The One with the golf ball

Best quote from this weekend came from my round of golf with Chris and Rick. Picture 18th hole, slight dogleg to the right. Elevated green, 50 yard wide fairway...with a large tree, about 210 yards away, just off the right tree line. Chris tees up and nails the tree. We get up to it and try to find the ball. Some his ball ends up a few yards in front of the tree. I find it and place a pine cone on it to mark his ball. Chris grabs an appropriate wedge from his bag and Rick drives off in the cart to find his ball. I come up behind in my cart and drive over Chris' ball as he is looking out into space.

As I'm waiting for Chris to hit his ball I hear him yell, "HEY! Did you step on my ball?"

"No man..."

"WHAT?!?! That's not's like sunken into the ground!"

"Nope...didn't step on it..."


"I drove over it! HAHAHA!!!"

"HAHAHA! Jerk!"

...ahh gotta love golfing with friends...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

5.60 - The One with the Job Applicant

I have respect for those who go out and try to find jobs. Especially the ones that go into a business cold and ask if they are hiring. BUT they say first impressions are everything...

A guy came in yesterday to the office dressed in shorts, a t-shirt and a cap on sideways. Asked if we were hiring. Now I try to keep an open mind about people when they come in...but this guy was asking for a job. I hesitated to say no, so I asked if had a resume. He gave me this shocked look, like it was something that shouldn't be necessary. Unfortunately for him, he didn't have one. FAIL.

Word of advice for job seekers...dress for the job that you want when you visit a business. AND bring a resume!

Friday, May 01, 2009

5.59 - The One with the 80's movies

2 of the movie that I am most excited for this summer are Transformers 2 & GI Joe. The first Transformers movie was pretty I have high expectations for the sequel. GI Joe on the other hand...I really have no expectations for. It has the potential to be really bad movie. But I'm excited because its a throwback to my childhood, where Transformers, GI Joe and Lego reigned.

Check out the new trailers for them:

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

[via Trailer Addict]

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

5.58 - The One with the Song around the World

One of my favourite songs is "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King. Such soothing sounds and amazing lyrics. I've heard a bunch of covers over the years. I think this is the best one yet. It all started out with It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California. Then is was taken around the world and produced this master mix.

[via Playing for Change | Peace Through Music]

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

5.57 - The One with the elevator ride

I'm a fan of elevators. Especially the glass ones. The one at the CN Tower is pretty sweet too. One time we had a bunch of people and a couch stuffed in one at the mall. The security guard wasn't too impressed, but what was he going to do? Confiscate the couch? He was old and a mall cop...we all know what they can do. Yes I'm talking to your Paul Blart...

So what happens when Porsche says that they want to have a press conference on the 94th floor of your building with one of their cars? How are you supposed to get it up there? Well...use the elevator!

[via jalopnik]

Thursday, April 16, 2009

5.56 - The One with the Carbon Fiber Legs

Here's a feel good story:

In 2005, Ellie May Challis lost all of her limbs to meningitis. In 2009, she's become the youngest person ever fitted with carbon fiber legs.

Her original prostheses never fit perfectly, causing her pain and great difficulty when walking. So, with the financial help of their community, Ellie May's parents took her to Dorset Orthopaedic where doctors designed an extra small pair of carbon fiber legs—the same type of prostheses used by Olympic sprinters—costing about $15,000.

She'll need a new pair of legs every two years as she grows up.

But while doctors were originally worried that she'd have a tough time balancing on her new limbs, Ellie May is moving twice as fast as she did before. And as one specialist put it, "Within seconds of having them on, she was off. It will change her life."

[Echo via Neatorama]

I think this is pretty awesome. Look how happy she is...

[via Gizmodo]

Monday, April 13, 2009

5.55 - The One with the Vaporized car

Ever watch Mythbusters? It's pretty much the best show on the Discovery Channel. Recently Jamie & Adam (our Mythbuster guru's) decided that it wasn't good enough to pancake a car with two semi trucks. They had to smash a car with a rocket traveling 650mph. Watch what happens:

...gone in a blink of an eye...

[via YouTube]

Thursday, April 09, 2009

5.54 - The One with Photoshop

I love Photoshop. Such a powerful program...but there are some that abuse it too much. yes I'm talking to you Tabloid papers. I must admit do have some talented artists creating your headlines. This clearly "Photoshopped".

[via Flickr]

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

5.53 - The One with the Squeezable awesomeness

Face it...bacon is awesome. In fact, it's the first element on the Periodic Table of Awesoments. I present to you, bacon in a bottle: Squeez Bacon®

The World's Most Perfect Food

A few years after WWII ended, a young man working in a small restaurant in Sweden developed a new way to process bacon. By precooking it and blending it in a special way, he was able to make a fully cooked 100% bacon paste that could be squeezed from a tube. Knowing he had discovered something paradigm-shifting, young Vilhelm Lillefläsk quickly went into business. That, dear friends, is when Squeez Bacon® was born. And this delicious delectable from Sweden has finally been brought over to the USA - now with American Flavor!

We've been working for months now with Vilhelm Lillefläsk (yes, he still runs the company!) to bring Squeez Bacon® here, and boy are we proud. Why? Because Squeez Bacon® is simply the tastiest bacon food product ever made. Did you know that it's rumored ABBA met while eating Squeez Bacon® sandwiches? And even IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad (we've heard) never travels without a case! He loves it on his American style meatballs. Ojojoj!

Vilhelm Lillefläsk's Squeez Bacon® is fully cooked 100% bacon. Due to the patented electro-mechanical process by which Squeez Bacon® is rendered, it requires no preservatives or other additives. Each serving is as healthy as real bacon, and equivalent to 4 premium slices of bacon! You can put it on sandwiches, pizza, pastas, bacon, soups, pies, eat it hot or cold (warm Squeez Bacon® on toasted rye is to die for), substitute it for bacon in your recipes, or even eat it right out of the tube like we do! If it's edible, it's better with Squeez Bacon®. In the immortal words of Vilhelm Lillefläsk, "Aldrig kommer att ge dig upp!" Once you get a taste of Squeez Bacon®, you'll know exactly what he meant.

Product Features

  • Each tube contains 21oz (595g) of Squeez Bacon®.
  • 16 servings - equivalent to 64 slices of bacon!
  • Bottled in Sweden, made from U.S. bred swine.
  • Shelf Life of 12 years.
  • No refrigeration needed.
  • Jätte gott!

watch the video!

[via ThinkGeek]

...ok...bacon is awesome...but this is a little overboard. Happy April Fools Day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5.52 - The One with Jed...I

The Force is Strong with this One

Monday, March 16, 2009

5.51 - The One with the Killer Bunnies

I've been getting a little flack from one of my tweets this weekend:

I wasn't really killing least not the furry, fuzzy, alive can breathe a little easier. We were playing one of the most bizarre, funny, random, and fun game ever. The game is called: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot. Now you're intrigued...aren't you?

Killer Bunnies & the Quest for the Magic Carrot is a fast paced, action filled card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed with weapons and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy, and just plain fun!
[via Killer Bunnies]

So who wants to kill some bunnies?

Friday, March 13, 2009

5.50 - The One with the sign to customers

If only...

[via Ctrl+Alt+del]

Monday, March 09, 2009

5.49 - The One with the Watchmen

Who watches the Watchmen?

Being a comic book fan, I've heard of Watchmen, but I never actually read it until I started seeing trailers for the movie. So I picked up my brothers copy and read through it pretty quickly. It's not your typical comic and it really did read more like a paperback novel rather than a comic book. Having seen my share of comic book movies, I wasn't sure how they could pull this one off. You've got your good (The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2, 300, Sin City), the bad (Fantastic Four, Daredevil) and the ugly (Batman & Robin). I heard Zach Snyder (who did 300) was the I knew that if anyone could pull this movie would be him.

So I went to go see Watchmen this past weekend and was no disappointed. The movie was long, and did drag at parts, but it was one of the closest comic book adaptations I have ever seen. Although some parts were left out (probably due to time restrictions), some parts were different than the book, it still held the same backbone of the graphic novel. Jackie Earle Haley is Rorschach...he does an amazing job of bringing that character to life. The rest of the actors were good...but Haley's Rorschach is something else.

I can't recommend this movie to's not your typical comic book movie. There's a deep story and at times is very violent. It's definitely not for kids. If you thought The Dark Knight pushed it...Watchmen pushes it even further. If you've read the graphic novel...this is a must see.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

5.48 - The One with the half million dollar shot

Watch this's a pretty elaborate prank...I love it!

[via College Humor]

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

5.47 - The One with the random band

Look, it's another Facebook chain thing...but this one is pretty fun...taken from lil buddy...

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. (if you don't have it, here's an online photo editor: or i just used good old fashioned "paint".

5 - Post it to FB with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

5.46 - The One with Big Brother

We received a note from our landlord last night regarding new security measures that will be installed in our building today. They are installing a "state of the art" closed circuit camera in the lobby and give everyone in the building access to see on their own TV who is buzzing in. Keep in mind, most of the people in our building are older and don't have much to do during the day. They already stand at the window to see what's going on in the parking lot. I can see some of these people sitting in front of their TV watching the feed all day. The question is...will it be in High Def?

I'm watching you...

Friday, February 20, 2009

5.45 - The One with the Myths about Canadians

  1. We live in igloos
    • Contrary to popular belief, our homes are not made out of hand-cut ice blocks and decorated with rough-hewn seal skins. The fact of the matter is that Canada is home to some of the world’s most beloved architectural marvels, including Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Château Frontenac, and the fabulously phallic CN Tower, none of which are made out of oversize ice cubes. Over the past century, Canada has also produced some of the most accomplished architects in the world, including Frank Gehry, whose Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Experience Music Project and Walt Disney Concert Hall are considered to be among the most innovative buildings on the planet.
  2. We love Nickelback
    • Over the years, Canada has produced a staggering number of quality musicians, and yet one of the acts we’re best known for is Nickelback, the world’s most maddeningly generic rock band. Although these self-important Hanna natives have sold millions of albums, most Canucks consider it a point of pride that the vast majority of their sales have occurred south of the border in the land of the free and home of the tone deaf. Every nation gets the artists they deserve and America is more than welcome to keep Chad Kroeger and his tragically bland bandmates for as long as they like.
  3. We eat lots of whale blubber, bacon and maple syrup
    • Canadian cuisine isn’t vastly different from American cuisine, although in our defence, there is a lot less of it. Many Canadian chain restaurants actually offer smaller portions than their American partners, hence ensuring their clientele can leave on their own power rather than needing the Jaws of Life and three pounds of butter just to get through the front entrance.
  4. Toronto is the capital of Canada
    • Americans can be forgiven for thinking that Toronto is our capital city given the fact that it’s also our most populous urban center and the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” However, the fact remains that our national capital is in Ottawa, a quiet little town that’s every bit as respectable and law-abiding as the country it so proudly represents.
  5. We speak Canadian
    • Canada’s two official languages are English and French, although they’re hardly the only dialects you’ll hear within our borders. According to Statistics Canada, one out of every six Canucks has a mother tongue other than English or French. That’s why the CBC now offers Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi and why many of our street signs appear in as many as three languages.
  6. Our streets are patrolled by singing Mounties
    • From Renfrew of the Royal Mounted to Due South, Hollywood has churned out dozens of productions over the years depicting our police officers as smiling balladeers dressed in spotless scarlet tunics and ridiculously large wide-brimmed hats. Although our RCMP constables do indeed possess these decorative uniforms, they tend to save them for special occasions -- like Canada Day, Victoria Day and Dudley Do-Right movie premieres. Today’s RCMP is a thoroughly modern police force with approximately 28,000 employees, including police officers, civilian members and public service workers.
  7. We're draft-dodgers and pacifists
    • There’s a big difference between being polite and being a pacifist, and it’s a distinction that has confused many Americans over the years. It’s about time that our neighbours to the south learned that Canada has one of the world’s most respected and well-trained militaries, comprised of 62,000 Regular Force members and 25,000 Reserve Force members. Nearly one-third of our deployable forces are currently engaged in overseas missions in locations such as Afghanistan, Cyprus, Darfur, Jerusalem, Haiti, and Sudan, and if it weren’t for Canada’s critical role in both World Wars, folks in Philadelphia and Detroit might now be speaking German.
  8. We all play hockey
    • Although Canadians pride themselves on their ability to slip the puck through the five-hole, we also participate in a wide variety of other sports as well. According to a new report funded by Sport Canada, the most popular participatory sport in Canada is now golf, with hockey coming in a distant second. Don’t tell Don Cherry, but hockey registration could continue to slide in the years ahead as more and more of Canada’s youth gravitate toward soccer and baseball.
  9. We desperately want to join the U.S.
    • Although annexation may have been a viable option back in the 18th century, most Canadians are now pleased to live in a country where health care is free, social welfare is provided to all citizens and gun shops don’t offer “Back to School” specials. Besides, given its exorbitant debt, who would want to be part of the United States of Foreclosure these days? Although we may look, dress and even occasionally sound like Americans, Canada has a distinct culture all its own. We have our own parliamentary system of government, our own national symbols and, perhaps most importantly, you can order poutine at all of our McDonald’s. Take that, North Dakota!
  10. We Know Gord
    • Once and for all, we do not know your cousin Gord in Muskoka, your uncle Bob in Moose Jaw or your sister’s ex-boyfriend Pete in Thunder Bay. Canada is a country of 33,551,000 citizens, so you’ll have to excuse us if we have difficultly keeping tabs on everyone. Although, in all fairness, we do know your old roommate Ken and the guy is a serious tool.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

5.44 - The one after dentist

This video has been floating around the interwebs for a month or so now...but I just had to post it. I laugh every time I see it..."Is this real life?"

[via YouTube]

...and here's a video response...from Chad Vader...

[via YouTube]

Saturday, February 14, 2009

5.43 - The One with the last minute gift

Happy Valentines Day

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5.42 - The One with the Snuggie

Have you seen that infomercial for the Sunggie? The wearable blanket? not exactly the best fashion statement. Here's the "real" commercial:

(Warning: NSFW - language)

[via College Humor]

Friday, February 06, 2009

5.41 - The One with the mistake

I can't stress enough to my clients that they need to proof read what they send me. We recently finished this 110 page report and as it was out to get bound...I get an email from the client in a panic saying that the phone number on the inside cover was wrong. Her boss was saying that it was our fault and blah blah blah. I had to explain to her that we don't proof read the copy that they provide us. It's not our job to do that. We just make it look good. Plus when you have signed approval to go ahead and print the really can't blame us. I worked on this report for 2 months and I can't tell you what it's all about. But being the nice guys that we are...we called the bindery and halted the job, reprinted the covers and it'll be done early next week.

here's another example of someone who dropped the ball:
an HDMI cable for $600? I think not. Someone added an extra 9...oops...

Friday, January 30, 2009

5.40 - The One with the 25 Random things about me I've seen this floating around Facebook and I was wondering when was the day I'd be tagged. That fateful day has come thanks to Little we go...

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

  1. I own 4 pairs of Oakleys and the ones I wear the most often cost half the price of my other pairs
  2. Naomi and I have matching wristwatches that are made by the company "Titus"
  3. I claim to be a Mac fanboy...but I don't currently own a Mac...
  4. but I have an iMac at work and have gone though 2 iPods...currently on my 3rd
  5. I think Microsoft products are horrible...but I love my XBox 360
  6. I enjoy watching movie trailers
  7. I'll take candy over chocolate
  8. Shaq almost crushed me...I was sitting on the sidelines and he came barrelling through
  9. I'm a sci-fan...but I've never seen Stargate or Battlestar Galactica
  10. Although I love NYC...I can't stand any of their sports franchises
  11. I have a substantial hat collection
  12. I enjoy "suiting" up...but not for church
  13. I used to carry a sketchbook with me all the time and draw...not sure what happened
  14. I try to watch the Oscar nominated/winner for best picture every year
  15. I still maintain that Die Hard 1&2 are the best Christmas movies
  16. I just bought 2 nerf guns and removed the air restrictors...
  17. I just recently started to order burgers from sit down restaurants
  18. I love to golf...and wish I could golf everyday
  19. Rebecca, Naomi's sister and matron of honour forgot my wedding ring in the car during the wedding ceremony
  20. I only know how to chord when playing guitar, I don't know what notes are what on the fretboard
  21. I have my grade 8 in piano
  22. I used to walk uphill both ways to school
  23. I've been across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans
  24. I'm pretty sure I've made this kind of list before and used some of the same facts
  25. I like Twitter more than Facebook...but none of my friends around here understand Twitter

Thursday, January 29, 2009

5.39 - The One with the u-Haul chase

I got my car stuck in the parking lot of my apartment last night. Not so fun. It took Naomi, myself and our neighbour to get my car in a parking spot. It would have been nice if they plowed even a little bit of our lot during the day. Anyways, once all that was done, I went on my computer and checked out what was happening in the world...and I see this on Twitter:
No way! A live police chase...but with a u-Haul truck? Intrigued, I follow the link to Live and watch this woman leading the cops through LA weaving in and out of traffic in a stolen u-Haul van. I caught the tail end of the 2 hour pursuit, ending with a short foot chase. It's pretty remarkable that someone would still think that they could get away in a car chase these days.

here's a video:

[via YouTube]

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

5.38 - The One with the Nerf

I had a leftover Wal Mart gift card lying around and decided to buy something fun...

...yep picked up two Nerf guns. Now to take out the air restricters and if I feel ambitious enough...I might paint them.

Monday, January 26, 2009

5.37 - The One with the Year of the Ox

恭喜發財! 新年快乐! Gung Hei Fat Choy! Sun Leen Fai Lok!

Now that I'm married...we have to give out Lai See this year. Raw deal...but hopefully we get some in return. Happy New Year Oxen!

Friday, January 23, 2009

5.36 - The One with the Cell Phone options

So I went to my cell phone service provider after work yesterday and I switched my value pack option to a more expensive pack and canceled all the other options I had on my phone. (limited Mobile internet, limited text messaging, call display, answering machine, etc.) After all of that, my new value pack gives me everything I had before plus unlimited mobile internet, unlimited texting, unlimited picture/video messaging, AND I save $1 on my cellphone bill! FTW!

Monday, January 19, 2009

5.35 - The One with the Chocolate Fountain

We had a Quelf night on Saturday (if you've never played need to play) complete with a Chocolate Fountain. It was pretty cool to have, but so messy and it makes a loud weird whirring noise. We got chocolate everywhere. On the table, on clothes, even on the wall.

Chocolate Fountain! FTW!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

5.34 - The One with the doorbell

Technology hasn't failed us...we've failed technology
[via xkcd]

Monday, January 12, 2009

5.33 - The One with all the awards

Ah...the entertainment awards show season is upon us. It started with the People's Choice Awards, and last night was the Golden Globes. The Oscars and Grammy's will be on the air very soon. What struck me as I was watching the Golden Globes last night was that the award that they get isn't all that special looking. Since the Globes is the precursor to the Oscars, you'd think that the award would look good. I think it looks like something you get from a Little League Tournament...

The Golden Globe - the inscription could read "Participant"

The Oscar...made of gold and oh so shiny

The Grammy...looks great

The People's Choice - made of glass...very classy

The Tony Award - kinda looks like the Golden Globe...but the spiny thing is fun

MTV Music Award - Everyone loves the Spaceman

The Teen's Choice Award - it's big and you can ride it (That's what she said)

The MTV Movie Award - Who doesn't like popcorn?

Which award is your fav? Oh and 24 is back for it's 7th season. Kiefer said in an interview that this is the best season yet. I noticed last night when Jack Bauer was driving that he didn't have his seat belt on. Then Naomi turned to me and said, "He's Jack Bauer, he doesn't need a seat belt." So true!