Saturday, June 27, 2009

If you're feeling depressed about Michael Jackson's death, at least you can take comfort in the fact that I've derived a little bit of good from all the attention it has been getting in the last few days.

Finally, FINALLY I have resolved something that has confused me since I was three years old.

Why, I wondered, have I got this strange memory of Michael Jackson and C-3pO giving me a personal tour of the EPCOT Center?

My family went to Disney World when I was three, and I now realize that what actually happened was that we saw this short film there. Somehow that mess of a production got mixed up in my little brain, causing me to leave with the impression that MJ and 3PO were working as Disney docents. You can't really blame me. I think that film would be confusing to adults. And the Star Wars rip-offs are hilariously blatant (Can I call them rip-offs if it was produced by George Lucas?)

I feel a little sad to have my amusing misconception cleared up. Kind of like the day I realized that the water tower near my house actually isn't an awesome, exclusive Dairy Queen in the sky.
Maybe this isn't actually a little bit of good like I said earlier. Maybe poor old Michael Jackson's just taking another piece of my childhood to the grave with him.

Oh wow, now I've depressed myself.

Ahhh. That's better.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Zack 16

Molly shared with me this great show that hilariously combines coming of age and puberty in a way both men and women can relate. check it out! Personally my favorite part may be the notes underneath each video so check out the website,

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Bpa ft. Dizzee Rascal & David Byrne

Bedtime routine

I feel slightly ashamed for sharing the following mundane information, but this thing happens to me so often that I'm hoping that making a record of it will help me to change my behaviour. This is blogging as self-help.

As I get ready to go to bed, I unthinkingly go through the regular routine of face washing, teeth brushing and flossing. I wash my hands, take out my contact lenses, and then I'm pretty much ready to be unconscious for a few hours.

Except, sometimes I forget that one crucial step of washing my hands after flossing. And the floss is coated with minty flavour for some reason. As soon as I stick my finger on to my eye, I realize my mistake because I suddenly feel like I've ground a box of tic-tacs into paste and smeared it across my eyeball.

Menthol on your eyeballs may sound refreshing, but it is actually a surprisingly poor bedtime soothing technique.

I know I should be more careful, or rearrange the routine, or get different floss, but I am stupid. And forgetful. But at least no one can accuse me of having smelly eyeballs.

Good night.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

June is now National Aboriginal History Month

New Democrat Crowder’s motion passes unanimously after two year struggle. Two provinces, Saskatchewan and Alberta, already celebrate June as Aboriginal History Month. I am rather disappointed in the other Provinces and Territories. if Alberta is considered the Texas of Canada, what is it doing being more progressive than everyone else?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Queerly Canadain

This is an article from This Magazine, on how Canadian's (and others) have blinders on when it comes to Transgendered people. Not my favorite article ever, but gets one thinking about how we can readdress the issue of transgendered people in pop culture.
Transgendered people seem to be in the public eye a lot as of late. Another example i came across is Chastity Bono, the offspring of Duo Sonny and Cher, who has announced that formally she, now he, will be transitioning from a woman to a man.

We have Band

why we love and cheat!

10 things you didn't know

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yet another thing on the internet I enjoyed

Michael Showalter Showalter

Michael Showalter interviews some comedy men. Jack McBrayer, Micheal Ian Black, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, Andy Samberg, David Wain, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, and Michael Cera.