Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Symptoms of our times

I was procrastinating on the cybernets, when I fell upon this most interesting site.

Although it is quite probably the most eloquent display of mediocrity/insanity to have ever wasted bytes of virtual space in the history of the web, I thought it could still be interesting to register our own Buoy Boy, Master Aquatic Life Saver and Keeper of the Marine Peace.

Anyways, I'm divided as to which is the coolest... I'm torned between Angle Grinder Man, who " patrols by night looking for unhappy drivers who have been clamped and then sets their cars free."

...and Polar Man, who "shovels elders' steps and walkways, entertains children and prowls the streets some nights keeping an eye out for vandals"...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No fair!!!

Gotta give it to her (snif) the girl is a champ. (snif)
Thats one brave soldier right there. (snif, snif)

But its not (snif) fair (snif)... (sob)...

the other skaters didnt have their mother's death (sob) to deal with during their program... (snif sob snif)
Goddamn it, if I had been a judge, (snif snif sob snif) I would have ordered the execution of all the other mothers of skaters (sob snif sob), so as to keep the fairness to (sob) acceptable levels.

(voice trembling)
Its not fair man.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4 x

Well I'll be damned, again...

Boy am I glad I decided to go back to school two years ago and not wait until now...
Our friends at Partie Libéral du Québec are about to give in their budget for 2010.
La proposition sur les frais de scolarité est la suivante : non pas doubler les frais, ni tripler les frais, mais bien QUADRUPLER les frais de scolarité pour l'ensemble de la population étudiante.

Bon quadrupler, c'est pas la mer à boire, direz les plus à droite d'entre vous (vous savez qui vous êtes). 4 x 1 = 4, 4 c'est pas bien plus que 1. trois de plus, c'est tout...

Pour un exemple concret de ce que ça signifie, prenons le cas de monsieur Michel-Jean Ronsoti, un jeune homme qui jongle avec l'idée de retourner aux études.
Michel-Jean considérerait s'inscrire à un programme d'une durée de 3 ans, à raison de 5 cours par session.
5 cours à l'université au Québec, avec les frais de scolarité présents, c'est environ 1150$.
Si on rajoute les frais généraux (propres à chacun des établissements), pour un uqamien, sa session revient à un grand total pas loin de : 1500.00$. Mais Mr Ronsoti, qui croit mériter mieux que l'éducation réservée au bas peuple, a des visées plus élevées, et désire s'inscrire à l'université la plus chère à Montréal, soit Mcgill. Ne connaissant pas les frais de cet établissement prestigieux, on peut tout de même supposer qu'ils dépassent pas mal ceux de l'Université du peuple, donc disons 3000.00$ par session pour Mcgill. Ce qui nous fait 6000.00$ par année.
Rajoutons environ 10000.00$ par année scolaire pour les autres dépenses, on arrive à des dépenses totales de : 48000$ pour les 3 années d'étude. La part des prêts du régime de prêt et bourse étant à peu près de 50%, Mr Ronsoti aurait donc, s'il avait entrepris ses études à Mcgill il y a 3 ans, un endettement total à la fin de ses études d'environ 24000.00$.

Projetons nous maintenant dans le futur, en septembre 2010, lorsque les despotes du parti libéral élus par défaut ( on se rappelle des derniers taux de participations aux élections provincial) auront mis en place leurs mesures budgétaires et que Mr. Ronsoti s'apprêtera à débuter sa première session d'étude. Les frais de scolarités ont maintenant été quadruplés.
Donc, par session, ce n'est plus 3000.00$ qu'il doit débourser, mais bien 6100$ (environ).
Donc 12200$ par année. On rajoute 12000.00$ pour les autres dépenses ( indexation du coût de la vie dûe en partie à cause des problèmes d'alcool agravés par les hausses de frais), c'est maintenant 24200.00$ par année qui devront être déboursés, donc 72600.00$ pour le total des études. Les libéraux ayant continué pendant ces 3 années de ravager notre social-démocratie, on peut supposer que le 50% de la part du prêt du régime aura été augmentée à 66%, et que donc le total de l'endettement de Mr Michèle-Jean aura grimpé à : 48400$

Well I'll be damned...

Now that I know its all lies, I feel stupid laughing at his movies.

I mean, the situations and all, they're funny, for sure.

But tricking honest people and labeling them terrorists in the face of the whole world?

Thats just sickening man. Its disgusting.

I mean, at this point, why didnt he just hire actors? you know?
Because its cheaper to screw honest people up the ass and making them appear in your movie at no cost.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Strange but fun fact #983756

In 1997, Leonso Canales Jr. from Kingsville, Texas convinced Kleberg County commissioners to designate "heaven-o" as the county's official greeting, on the grounds that the greeting "hello" contains the word "hell", and that the proposed alternative sounds more "positive". "Hello", however, is not etymologically related to "hell". [Source]

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I would have probably gotten suspended back in the day:

Really Intense Quote of the Week (even though it's from 1992)

"Muslims stated the riots, and my boys are retaliating. Do you expect Hindus to turn the other cheek? I want to teach Muslims a lesson. (...) Yes, this is the Hindus' motherland. Have the Muslims behaved like the Jews in Nazi Germany? If so, there is nothing wrong if they are treated as Jews were in Nazi Germany."

-Bal Thackeray, leader of the Shivsena (Army of Shiv, referring to Shivaji, a reknowned Hindu warrior who fought against the Muslim Mughals)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Year's

So I had a really hard time figuring out what I did on New Year's Eve between... oh... let's say... 3am and 11am, until I came across these photos on my phone. Now.. I remember the "what", but can someone please explain the "why"?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

JCVD : The wisdome of JCVD - 8

"Selon les statistiques, il y a une personne sur cinq qui est déséquilibrée. S'il y a 4 personnes autour de toi et qu'elles te semblent normales, c'est pas bon."
JC Van Damme

Friday, February 12, 2010

Next they'll make one that targets Investment Bankers

oh, and mormons. I hate those guys.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Possibly the most awesome thing ever.

All you really need to know about Rock of the Dead is that it's -- as the developers at Epicenter (Real Heroes: Firefighters) describe -- Typing of the Dead meets Guitar Hero. Judging by the build demonstrated to IGN, the game allows you to use a Rock Band or Guitar Hero ax to chop through the legions of the undead. Obviously, a guitar peripheral will be mandatory, though the developer is preparing contingency plan should Nintendo frown upon the requirement.

There's quite a bit of nerdy star power behind the game, with Neil Patrick Harris voicing the main character and Felicia Day featuring as the love interest. Rock of the Dead, which aims for a "cheesy/campy" feel throughout, will be budget-priced between $30 and $40 when it shambles into retail "late spring or early summer."

Combine that with a beej and you can pretty much kill yourself at that point because your life is going to be downhill from here on out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

As MOC was saying...

Upping the ante

I see your Mini Daddy. And I raise you a Zanger Bob:

Now this blog will for sure be on the FBI watch list. Hooray!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010