Friday, October 31, 2008

Because the Fundamentals of your Hearts are Strong, and there is No Recession of your Affection

Hello readers.

You all love me very much, right? Why not express your love in the form of a fancy new camera for me, and some expensive hair products?

In these trying economic times, you owe it to yourself to invest in me, because I have secret financial advice which may save all stock markets. I certainly can't share it, however, with dull, dry hair and no fancy camera to capture world leaders' astonished and relieved faces.

YOU can make this happen!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I want this t shirt, and i want to wear it and run into the Vangart. Turthfully i would take any Kate Beaton t shrit.

Friday, October 24, 2008


I just found out that Wes Anderson is making an animated movie of Roald Dahl's THE FANTASTIC MR FOX.

You would not believe how happy and excited this makes me.
  • MR FOX.
November 2008, why the hell aren't you November 2009?

I just hope the animation doesn't suck. I associate this story with this kind of illustration, and it would be pretty disappointing if the movie had a heartless, shiny, computer animation feel (not that I dislike all computer animation. I just don't want to see it here). But Wes Anderson's aesthetic always pleases me, so I'm sure it'll be okay.

Also, I haven't thought about this in a while, but I still really want that Darjeeling Limited luggage...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah McCain

Won't it suck to be this kid

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shame Cartoon

This is disturbing.

This article talks about how new advertisemenst are taking blaming women for sexual harassment to the extreme.

This video was moving. I have new crazy respect for Colin Powell!

Obama is not a huge improvement on Gay rights, but for good measure I will include the second video.


Pepsi's new Logo

I don't like it. maybe the campaign will help it make more sense.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mad Men

Just a quick note to let everyone with a love of good things know that they should be watching Mad Men. Are you watching watching Mad Men? If not, why in God's name are you not watching Mad Men? If this show gets cancelled prematurely, like so many excellent shows are, I will go Mad. Man!
(hahahahaha. Well done, Cailin)

I think next Sunday is the season finale, so maybe don't jump in now. But take some time to catch up and JOIN ME in welcoming it back for season three.


did anyone just watch the newest Family Guy?
I loved the moment when Stewie after beating up a World War two era Nazi realized there is a pin on his SS jacket "McCain - Palin"
I can't wait for that part to make it's way all over the internet.
I hate Nazi jokes, but this was just so unexpected and subtle. lets compare more evil people with Fascists.
Why isn't SNL that awesome.

In other news,
political bad mouthing is ridiculous. Check out how outrageous this Radio add bad mouthing Obama is.

Check out Planned Parenhood Cecile Richard's take on McCain's air quoting "health of the mother" on Hardball.

I also discovered that this Dan Savage character for those of you who don't know is a frequent visitor on the Colbert Report.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Palin as President

EDIT by Cailin:
Michael Palin for President
(Not because this is particularly funny, but because it would actually be a much, much better choice.)

Thursday, October 16, 2008


So. Who's going to buy me this weird Rufus Wainwright bust, huh?

Saturday, October 11, 2008


while surfing the internet just now, brought it to my attention that we have made an breakthrough! W magazine promotes breastfeeding. Considering the H&M controversy, and the fact that in Toronto Businesses do have the right to kick out women who breastfeed on their property, i am happy to see this!


Driving around Guelph with my parents today we saw federal elections signs saying "We believe in Fairness" (or something like that) We were all curious and could not figure out what it was about. In the dark light we thought it was maybe the Family Coalition Party, due to the Green colour of the signs. (I discovered tongiht that the FCP is only in Ontario)
Turns out it is Premier Dalton McGuinty pleading with Ontarian to vote against Harper! Fascinating.
Obviously i am also on the anti-Harper bandwagon but i don't know if that means i want to sign the petition. Ontario is a 'have' province, and i believe in equality. But i don't want Ontarian's to be 'shortchanged'. I reached the conclution that really this information reaffirms that NDP is the party for me. I trust the NDP to work moral equity and fairness, and to be fair to Ontario.

Canada's Sweetheart

Why haven't I heard any lame jokes comparing Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion to Celine Dion, huh? What is going on here, nation?

Time to fill the void.

Wow, that's creepy. I think I've tampered with unholy forces tonight.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Word up

petrichor, n.
A pleasant, distinctive smell frequently accompanying the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

Not a very lyrical word, considering how much people like that smell, but it's something.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My new favourite candidate

I have to admit, during the by-election and whatnot here in Guelph, I didn't watch any debates, and thus didn't see the full scope of the candidates we have to choose from. Tonight, this changed.

I'm pretty sure there are like, 30 people running in this election. Animal Alliance, libertarians, communists, marijuana, the normal candidates and MY NEW FAVOURITE CANDIDATE:

Independent John Turmel

This man is crazy and hilarious. He was the only candidate to stand up and gesticulate wildly every time he spoke (yelled), he wore a construction helmet which read "TURMEL THE ENGINEER", and I'm almost certain he said "I'm going to kill Ted Rogers" in his concluding speech. My mother didn't hear that bit, but I'd prefer to believe that he said it.

Wow. THIS is what Canada needs to make our elections more exciting. Pure insanity.

Apparently, his blurb in the paper also says something about legalizing prostitution because shy and unattractive people deserve to get laid. THESE ARE THE ISSUES.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Olden days!

Oh boy oh boy!

The Onion has made me so very happy and laugh-y today.

Old-timey jokes and such are my cup of tea.

The Weekly is an old stand-by of delight in this genre. They don't update anymore, but there's lots of laughs to be had.

My predilection for this stuff also helps explain my affinity for Kate Beaton, which Rachel has already described.

I think I should note, however, that I actually don't like Married to the Sea at all. I don't think it's very funny, and they don't seem to respect the stock engravings that so warm my heart.

This genuine article is the greatest (via Jordan, Jesse, Go!)

I'm pretty sure I have more olden-time comedy links to share, but none come to mind at the moment.

OH! Except If you remember this you grew up in the 1890's, which is the greatest thing facebook has given rise to.

If anyone can think of any endeavours of a similar nature, please let me know!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


there are two types of people in the world, those who know our beloved Cailin, and those who read Kate Beaton.

notice how similar their sense of humor is.

sometimes i even wonder if secretly Cailin is Kate Beaton, and she just does a great job of covering it all up.

Kate Beaton is the reason Cailin and i have a blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

How should Molly runaway?

poll results. i was hoping molly would have to join the circus but looks like, as long as she writes a lengthy letter including fishing trawlers she can leave us in Canada. (maybe if Harper is elected, and Obama in the US we will all have to fallow her there)

leave quietly and carefully, (0%)

write a goodbye note: including depressing image of future life, mention fishing trawlers, (66%)

consider applying to Boomchucka circus, (33%)

get in a Bus for New York. (0%)

Vote for environment

I've signed a lot of local hippie do-gooder petitions in my day, and joined a lot of mailing lists. Today I received a link to a website that makes voting suggestions on a riding-by-riding basis, showing the most strategic way to defeat the conservative candidate in each area.

Vote For Environment

The thinking behind this site is that any party would be better on environmental issues than Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada. I've been ashamed of Canada's stance on environmental issues since Harper came to power, and am still angry about his international betrayal of the Kyoto Protocol, so I certainly agree that a vote against Harper is a vote for the environment. I'll be happy if this website helps anyone make a difficult choice between several appealing opposition candidates, as we have in my riding.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

what are you going to watch?

US VP debate vs. Canadian debate

my uterus

What S Palin wants for America.


I loved how this film explains the importance of being empathetic.
I could not embed the video, so instead i have it linked here.

also Beau Sia's updates are found on YouTube.

Molly and i just discussed the video and I want to point out, this video is not perfect. I have a problem of his use of the word "Darlin' ". I wish he explained the specific history of the phrase and it's association with hate crimes. He sounds a little threatening at the end.

i enjoyed sampling some of the responses, though really, i fear for the future of the world. human's arn't super intelligent.