Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hey Redbeard you pretentious asshole.

You stinking Nazi.

Possibly too nerdy for this place of cool kids and their cool things.

Some of you may know of my near obsession with anything relating to space and the space program(s), passed and present. Over the course of my daily procrastination exercise it occurred to me that it might be fun to write an emulator, if possible, for a very simple computer and while randomly searching for the Automatic Guidance Computer instruction set, the very same computer used as the guidance system for both the Command Module and the Lunar Module of the Apollo project, I stumbled upon a link to a fully functional emulator.

This might seem trivial to most and I would agree: the system has no software to run it and just emulates the hardware and reproduces the panel that the astronauts would have interfaced with. But it still fascinates me just how cutting edge the entire program is and how much of a bunch of fucking pansies the Chinese are by comparison some 40 years later (July 16th of this year will mark the 40th anniversary of the landing on the moon).
So in that spirit I tracked down a little documentary on the subject. It's pop science and doesn't get very much in depth but for those of you with about an hour to kill and a penchant for computer nerdom and just how outrageous it was to design just a single but vital component of the entire program you should check it out.

That is unless you're one of those people who believe Man has never been on the moon.

Love it

Yay...for the new layout!

Metal News

Oscar Wilde said it best when he told us that he could resist anything except temptation.

I seem to follow in his exalted foot steps.

I was checking out the itunes shop for a higher quality version of Funeral in Carpathia, one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands, Cradle of Filth. Ooops, I decided to check out their new album. This was the description:

After a description like that, needless to say that I had little choice but to splurge. Even the negative parts of the review sold the album to me. A few measly minutes later and I was being pleasantly surprised. I'm listening to it as I type these words on my dvorak keyboard [really slowly for now] I must say that the album is, on first listen, fantastic. Also, although I need much work, the dvorak feels better, smarter.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pretentious vs C'mon

Here's the deal. This all hapenned in French

The other evening, my ex-girlfriend and soon to be ex-roomate asked how to spell discussion. No problem. D-I-S-C-U-S-S-I-O-N. She thanks me and says it was because she forgot whether there was 1 s or 2. I was a bit stunned and told her the "trick" is that when there is 1 s between vowels, it makes a z. She then thanks me for the "trick". Which is when I remember that it's not a trick, but a rule. That you learn in Grade 2. I did not pursue the discussion.

24h after that, I was wondering whether or not she was serious. It seemed unbelievable to me that a unilingual French person would not be aware of such a basic rule of pronounciation. So I asked her. She got pissed at me and called me an arrogant fool. Later on, when I told Nerdlord the story he agreed with my former better(not linguistically) half.

I'm not asking people to know subjonctives here, merely to be somewhat aware of their language.

So, here's the debate. Am I an arrogant fool or a just defender of language?

mysteries of the universe....solved

That`s not a knife, that`s a spoon.

I can see you`ve played knifey-spooney before!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Metal News

Two things.

1. Methinks it's starting to smell like a new Wintersun album! Here are the clues I gathered. First from Kai Hahto's website

Second, from Kai Hahto's wikipedia page.

2. Samael are coming to town.

My Parisian friend alerted me to it in the following way:



Le plus grand groupe de black metal (selon moi) passera à Montréal en octobre 2009.

Dis-moi que tu vas essayer d'y aller...!"

Leaving me little choice. Who's in?

For the record

Let it be known that I was wrong, and that Kai "The Grinder" Hahto does use two bass drums to produce his insanely precise rythms.

I was mistaken by previous pictures and also by the surprisingly small size of said bass drums.
He does use a general jazzy kinda stance though.

Friday, June 26, 2009

KKK's game of the year

You Can't Be Serious or I Just Lost my Innocence

I was reading an article in the New York Times and sadly this sentence came up:

"I know women of the future are going to achieve even greater triumphs, but they will probably have to do it while permanently lathered in sunscreen due to that warming thing."

This from the person who used to be the Editorial Page Editor. "Lathered in sunscreen due to that warming thing." Wah? You know, if you want to dispute global warming, go right ahead, but to misunderstand it as profoundly as that sentence demonstrates is rather worrisome.

Say it ain't so Gail Collins!

This is too good...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The new Mother Teresa of unlucky dead famous people

RIP Michael. A shame for all your creditors.

Hey You!

I've got a new name.

or, if you prefer

RIP Kevin-Steve Pelletier

Scandinavian Metal

With churches like these, how could you not become a metalhead?


Bike ride, today afterworkee?

This shall be the soundtrack.


Oiseau de Malheuw

As if they knew it was coming. They felt the supposed corpses.
They were right! There should be corpses everywhere! It makes no sense! Where ARE the corpses!

Oiseau de Mauvaise Augurwe

They came, but they were wrong. We're not there yet. But they know they'll get to feed soon. Thats why they're here.

Oiseau de La Mo'rwt

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"In 1959-1961, a collection of interactive graphical programs were created on the TX-0 machine at MIT[m] (Mouse In The [maze]):

which allowed users to place maze walls, bits of cheese, and (in some versions)

glasses of martini by way of a light pen interacting with the screen. One could then release the mouse and watch it traverse the maze to find the goodies[6]."


On another subject, what about what I said earlier, I saw about 30 of those flying way up there over the place ville-marie last week :


no shit.
A woman told me it's been happening for about 5 years and no one knows why.
I consider this woman to hold major credibility. So look out. For the vultures.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iranian Police MotorBike Division

They're mad, they're fast, and they'll matraque your ass.
Here's a tribute to the most badass police force in the world.

They can even get off their bikes and use special Iranian poisonous weapons!

Repression with styles : MotoX and backseat Bazook

La San Juan el Baptista

Hacemos algo hoy o manana? Yo se que es el cumple anos de JV el 24 tambien. Alguien tiene alguna idea lo que vamos a hacer?

And now for something mildly related:

(If you haven't seen this episode there's a wonderful scene with Ben Affleck and Cartman in a car that I won't ruin for you).

Monday, June 22, 2009


I guess you guys have been following the events happening in Iran. I wanted to get a non-Western viewpoint, so I headed over the Al-Jazeera English.

From there I followed a link to this site called Mashable where they had 10 incredible YouTube videos, as they called them.

I watched the first 3 and they were pretty intense. Then my perversity and curiousity jumped a few to watch the one called

''9. June 20: Wounded Girl Dying [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

WARNING: The following video is very graphic, disturbing, and involves the death of an Iranian woman.

DO NOT WATCH unless you feel capable AND are old enough.''

To which I was like ''Pshaw, that's just blog marketing, how bad can it be?''

The answer is that although I love the Bernard blog for its openness and laissez-faire attitude, I could not bring myself to embed the video. C'est bouleversant. It made me sick inside. Sorry to dump this on you, but I had to get it off my chest.


Hey guys, how was the fête de la musique in Montréal? In Paris, it was pretty damn sweet, even giving the City of Light a Montreal in festival flavour.

In any case, since I'm writing about music, I thought I'd share this little corner of the music world with you.

Check out ''For the Love of Art and the Making'' by Beyond Twillight.

The album is essentially a 37.5 minute long song divided in 43 sections.

Think Queen + Metal + Classical and you're on your way.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


XXXXXXX was a young man who set fire to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (in what is now western Turkey) in his quest for fame on about July 20, 356 BC.[1] The temple was constructed of marble and considered the most beautiful of some thirty shrines built by the Greeks to honour their goddess of the hunt, the wild and childbirth. The temple was also one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, 425 feet long and supported by columns sixty feet high.

Far from attempting to evade responsibility for his act of arson, XXXXXXX proudly claimed credit in order to immortalise his name in history. In order to dissuade similar-minded fame-seekers, the Ephesean authorities not only executed him but also condemned him to a legacy of obscurity by forbidding mention of his name under the penalty of death. This did not stop XXXXXXX from achieving his goal, however, as the ancient historian Theopompus recorded the event and its perpetrator in his history.

- Wikipedia

I voluntarily censored the name.

The more erudite among us may know who this article is about seeing as an adjective based on the man's name was eventually created to describe such parasitic fame seekers as the guy who shot John Lennon. That guy's name, by the way, is:

Mark David Chapman

in case you didn't know

For the rest of us ignorami, the article can easily be found on Wikipedia or elsewhere. However, I strongly encourage the curious to leave it alone. This is the first time that I encounter information that I truly believe should be kept secret. It's time to put our heads in the sand and forget the tragically infamous wretches such as:

Mark David Chapman

Friday, June 19, 2009


Why can't I delete an accidental post?

Y en a qui sont juste faits forts

Henry Allingham, the oldest man in the world. When asked for the secret of his long life, he always says: "cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women."

The Cove

I really hope this happenned right next to spazz's

Naked patrons flee fire at Montreal swingers club
Updated Fri. Jun. 19 2009 11:40 AM ET

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL -- Several naked people and others clad only in towels were forced to flee from an early morning fire at a club for Montreal swingers.

Firefighters broke through windows to rescue a handful of people, including patrons and club employees, who had been trapped on the second storey of the building.

Several people were treated for smoke inhalation.

The appearance of the barely dressed fire victims surprised neighbours on the street, one of whom remarked he didn't see this sort of thing every day.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the building.

Firefighters have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.

because that would be even funnier.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The best weapon is

after the craw of course...
and if you have any doubts:

Captain Commando

Dear 19,

Today I saw a real old punk band.

They was old. They was like, 59.

And there were about 31 persons in the room.

One of them was real stupid.

Also, the Lead Pipe is still the most reliable weapon out there.

Because it's dense.

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 20th, saturday

As I told you before, I'm moving this Saturday.

Let it be known that anyone who doesn't show up is thereupon freeing me from any kind of future help request involving the displacement of any kind of furniture or other heavy objects for the rest of his miserable existence.

Let it also be known that everyone who does come to help me is invited to feast on a majestic and sumptuous meal served by my girlfriend who is trained in traditional French cuisine.

How hot are these??

POW Shocker Snowboarding Gloves

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wicked Animation

Who's in charge here!?!?!

There's been a spamming link stuck as a follower on the website for a few days and nobody's done anything about it. What's going on here? Can someone get rid of that shit so that we don't propagate their dishonesty? Who's an administrator?


This just in: The days of Salonika are over.
I just found the best pizza-poutine place in montreal.

CHEZ CLAUDETTE, coin drolet-laurier. Real nice place.

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They actually serve the "poutine-pizza".
I urge you to try it. Their grand poutine is about a full litre of good healthy stuff.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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For those of you who didn't get the message or don't have facebook.
June 13th starting at 2PM I intend on being at the above location drinking and eating and having a picnic for my birthday. It will be a magical day. Come one come all.

Leçon d'histoire : La Tour de Lévis

Perchée au sommet du plus haut mont de l'Île Sainte-Hélène, la tour de Lévis domine le Saint-Laurent et impose au paysage urbain de l'autre bord du fleuve sa structure de pierres qui ne semblent pas avoir vu passer les quelques 350 années qui se sont écoulées depuis la construction de ce bâtiment légendaire.

Bâtie en l'an de grâce 1665 par le Sieur de Lévis, sous la gouverne du cardinal de Richelieu, ministre principal du Roi de France Louis XIII, la tour de Lévis a survécu à plus de 57 conflits armés et s'est vue conquérir et reconquérir plus de 30 fois par les forces britanniques, françaises, américaines et même Iroquoises.
C'est d'ailleurs la tribu mohawk de cette belliqueuse nation qui fut la cause de l'érection de ce symbole de la vigueur, de la force et de la détermination françaises.
En effet, le Sieur de Lévis, gentilhomme chevalier de l'ordre de Chanvernagore, dont la noblesse de coeur et le somptueux panache, selon les dires des colons de la Nouvelle-France, commandaient le respect de Samuel De Champlain lui-même, se voyait depuis 1650 contrarié par une bande de Mohawk acharnés et sanguinaires. Après le massacre de 1655, lors duquel le Sieur de Lévis perdit ses 5 fils et vit ses 7 filles se faire violer et écorcher vives sous ses yeux, Samuel de Champlain décida de créer un avant-poste par delà le fleuve, afin d'être à mieux de détecter les mouvements de groupe des sauvages. Il somma le Sieur de Lévis ainsi qu'un bataillon de cinq hommes de traverser le fleuve à dos de mulets, pour aller lever une tour de guarde en pierres sur le mont de l'île Sainte-Hélène. Ils traversèrent le fleuve sans peine, car à l'époque, le fleuve saint-laurent avait un débit beaucoup moins fort.
Cela prit cinq années au Sieur de Lévis et ses 5 hommes pour bâtir le monument. Il dut d'ailleurs le terminer tout seul car une épidémie de scorbut décima son bataillon au complet après la première année.
La tour de Lévis s'avéra cruciale lors de la guerre de 7 ans, au long de laquelle pas moins de 233 482 anglais perdirent la vie sur le mont de la tour.
Une croix fut d'ailleurs érigée au pied du mont à la mémoire d'un gigantesque tas d'anglais exterminés par les tireurs d'élite français perchés sur la tour. Mais les anglais se reproduisaient plus vite que la vermine, et les français qui préféraient mourir que de se rendre, se battirent jusqu'au dernier, et l'on dit que ce dernier, d'un geste d'un courage inimaginable, s'empara de trois boulets de canon, revêtit quatre sacs de poudres, et s'immola en sautant en bas de la tour. En explosant au bas de la tour de Lévis, il emporta avec lui dans la mort une centurie anglaise au complet.
Nota: Malgré tout le sang versé par les nobles et courageux soldats français, certains individus de race anglaise se permettent quand même de profaner ce lieu saint, en y commettant des actes d'une bassesse tipiquement anglo-saxonne, tel que le marriage inter-roux par exemple.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Brutal Legend updates from E3

Impressions from joystiq

Tim Schafer explained that he wanted Brütal Legend to convey the worlds dreamed up on the covers of heavy metal albums. "The concept art... we looked at the covers of tons of heavy metal albums, and that let us know what we could have and could not have in the game. A big giant pile of corpses? Yes, we can have that. Can we have a four-legged, gaspack, kneecapped demon thing with a nun on top? Yes." If you've ever seen it on a metal album, chances are you'll see it in this game.

As if this wasn't badass enough, there are some seriously awesome tidbits:

Besides Bladehenge, there are other Henge-themed locales, like Beerhenge.

There will be lots of side missions and free time to explore the massive world.

Eddie can't just bust out guitar combo after guitar combo non-stop. Eventually, he'll burn his fingers and have to stop for a bit.

They're licensing some pretty rocking tunes for the game, but they asked us not to reveal any since deals are still being worked out ... possibly including some music created by heavy metal greats just for the game.

The Deuce has taillights that will blink and tell you if you're on the right path, while a spotlight from the sky will illuminate your next destination.

Eddie learns more guitar solos as the game progresses, including a face-melting solo that literally melts the faces off your enemies.

Eddie's willing male followers are the headbangers, while his foes are the hairbangers, continuing the ancient musical battle of heavy metal vs. hair bands.

The female followers are the Runaways, who were previously slaves in General Lionwhyte's pleasure tower.

Lemmy Kilmister plays the leader of the Thunder Hogs, and he heals your units by playing bass.

Every game at EA's preview event was shown on an Xbox 360 or a Wii ... except for this one, which was on the PS3.

Schafer is creating new vernacular for the game, including "nutshit." As in Eddie telling a bunch of his headbanger minions, "When I do this (hand gesture) you go completely nutshit on whatever I'm pointing at." You heard it hear first. According to Schafer, everyone will be saying it next year.

Follow the link for some pictures.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wear a Helmet

Just another example of someone getting fucked up because of not wearing a helmet:

Une cycliste à Bixi fauchée par une voiture

Article here

Monday, June 1, 2009

the Zoo

while we were exercising our muscles with Dave yesterday, we missed on the annual visit at the US show business zoo event, the mtv awards.

Probably the only thing worthwhile was this (surely the lil' white guy receiving Bruno's ass is acting, but still my kind of funny...):

Watch Bruno & Eminem At MTV Movie Awards