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Sunday, February 29, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "The Bible was written by the same people who said the Earth was flat." - Unknown

SONG OF THE DAY : Nine Inch Nails - Closer


If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!

Welcome to the internet my friends.

Busy week. In that I did a whole lot of nothing. Good old reading week.

A time when you commit to reading stuff for school in preparation for some mid term tests...Butt invariably end up doing... well not as much as you'd like to have done.

I used my Christmas gift certificates finally. Max came along on my Eaton Centre odyssey. We came, we saw, we kicked it's ass! We survived the journey into the belly of the beast. American Eagle Outfitters.

As Max says, that place should have a no black people sign. It's the whitest place in Toronto, not a minority in sight. I wanted to vomit in terror while in there. Though I did get a nifty shirt. I Carry No Ca$h, the shirt proclaims...It fits me perfectly because I rarely carry cash.

I had $100 dollars worth of gift certificates at Indigo, which I think I spent well. Bought 2 dvd's, a book and a magazine.

The Wrath of Khan
The Da Vinci Code
Maxim # 75 Featuring the beautiful homegrown Elisha Cuthbert, 24's Kim Bauer. Yowza!

Proof that there is indeed some sort of God.

A good haul, it was like Christmas all over again.

After the Eaton Centre we hit Mountain Equipment Co-op. Max had a store credit there so he had $150 bucks to blow on something. Was it Ultra pants? Or Samurai vests? Or perhaps my favorite Ronin Shorts? No, though they were all available. So to answer your question... I don't even remember what he bought. I think it was some kind of shirt.

If you think the idea of Jesus getting his ass kicked for 2 hours appeals to you...By all means go see The Passion of The Christ. I had the misfortune of seeing this film on Wednesday. It's brutal, and heavily biased of course. I had no idea Mel Gibson was such a whacko. At this point I could begin some kind of anti-religion rant...But I won't. Technically it was a very well made film, visually stirring, and impressive to watch. I can't believe people are taking their kids to this movie. The film is unflinchingly brutal and graphic. Not for the wee ones, no matter how religious your family is. What was made even more creepy, was how silent it was at the end of the film. The audience was completely quiet, and silently shuffled out of the theatre, which was made even creepier is that a lot of people there had the ash marks on their foreheads... They were all like a bunch of crazy religious zombies. JESUS! BRAINS ! JESUS !

Yes, yes you Christians and Catholics all like your Jesus... I have no qualms with him, but his beliefs and teachings have been perverted to such a degree over the years that I have decided that it is pointless to even follow them. The basic ideas of Christianity are essentially common sense things in this day and age anyways. So who needs organized religion? Well people do, because they want something to look forward to after they die. Good for them. I can't join them on that band wagon though, and because of my different views I'm not going to heaven according to them. If I were religious, no God of mine would have that my way or the highway attitude. For shame Jesus, for shame.

It was my Grandmother's 70th Birthday on Saturday. We had a big family gathering at my Uncle's house to celebrate. Good times. I wanted to go to Hamilton afterwards for my friend Johnny's 21st birthday, but sadly, Hamilton is not a place that's easy to get to at 11:30 PM on Saturday night if you have no car. Instead, I headed to Darcy's Winter Blah's party. Good times. I'd be dead and cold in the grave if I didn't get at least a little buzzed on Saturday night.

In other news, I dyed a large section of my hair blonde and gave myself a faux-hawk. You may laugh, but at least I had the balls to try something different. Besides, it looks fine.

I'm just going to finish watching The Lord of the Rings show... I mean the Academy Awards. Wow... They just won... again. They are cleaning up!

Vaya Con Dios Amigos! Wait... don't.

- Will

Thanks to WinslowLeach from Aint It Cool News for the Charicature.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance." - Unknown

SONG OF THE DAY : Rooney - Blue Side

LINK OF THE DAY : Chappelle's Show

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

I get no respect... No respect.... Nor do I no what the hell is going on.

So I'm chilling today. It's my week off. I'm sitting on my bed watching tv... Well the show I was watching was just so exciting that I dozed off. When I wake up what's the first thing I see? A really creepy bald guy talking about insurance on some commercial... Just staring at me with those dead eyes!

I actually said "Waaaahhhhh!" and rushed to turn off the television. Hell if I can remember what the ad was for... But if you see it you'll know what I'm talking about.

My Grandmother arrived from BC on Monday. Always fun when she visits, though this house was not designed to have 4 people in it at all times.

How about that gay marriage thing in the states? I say who cares!? Marriage... Civil union... It's the same thing. I just find it funny that people are against it if it's marriage and for it if it's a civil union. We all know what a sacred institution marriage is these days.

It's the same thing. I don't have a problem with it, but of course the religious right and Captain NucYAler (AKA Dubya) want to ban it outright. They actually want to change the U.S. constitution, and make it biased against gays. LAND OF THE FREE ! ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. Bloody hypocrite's.

I read a quote from some super right wing bastard in the U.S. He said that if they grant homosexuals the right to marry one another, they would be granting a minority special rights. When in fact they'd merely be granting a minority the same rights as everyone else. If anything it's heterosexuals that have the special rights.

So go ahead Dubya... Ban it. And continue the trend of making the U.S. into an even more unjust and predjudiced place.
The gay people will just come to Canada... Or the Netherlands.

Marriage is about property anyways. It's always been about property, but then someone just threw in all that love crap... And screwed it up! Man, woman, man, woman... If we're all supposedly equal ... What does it matter if a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman engage in some sort of union. If a politician drags in the traditional view of marriage as laid down in the bible ... Then he's dragging his own religious bias into politics, thusly mixing church and state. Bad, very bad. Many people are against gay marriage... Many people are for it. But name one person who wants a theocracy in the US government. Not I.

So I say, let the gays and lesbians do what they want. It's none of my concern, but obviously it would make them happy. And really who is it going to hurt? Only the stupid homophobes and religious nuts. And quit mixing church and state you Christian Right bastards !

That's one thing that pisses me off, is that I can't say I'm a conservative without someone thinking I'm some ultra right wing asshole, goes to Church every Sunday and is against all forms of social evolution.

For the last time! I'm socially moderate, fiscally conservative! YARRRRRRRG !

I think I'm going to support Tony Clement for the Conservative leadership. Steven Harper is too right wing for me, and Belinda Stronarch is just some chick with money.

Take a listen to this. Johnny and I as guests on Craig's radio show.
SIN RADIO February 20th 2003

- Will
Saturday, February 14, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "Percussive Maintenance - this is the fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again." - Unknown

SONG OF THE DAY : K-OS - Fantastique


Better be with the dead,
Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,
Than on the torture of the mind to lie
In restless ecstasy.

The real reason William Shatner is bald... Extreme Khan Rage.


Well thanks to the overwhelming number of hits, I used up all my image host bandwidth. Either I find a new one, or wait until March 1st for Rogers to reactivate this account. Doh.

Journeyed to Blue Mountain today, just north of the shining jewel that is Barrie. Awesome day of skiing, extremely windy and bitingly cold. Everything was going fine until late in the day.

Took a slight tumble on a double diamond run. Hit a nice patch of ice, slid into a rut, skis crossed and down I went.
Probably the most painful fall I've had on skis in my life. Flipped, lost both skis, and slid about 30 feet.

Winded, I looked up to see Evan staring back at me mouth wide open.

"Owww." I said.

Everything seemed intact, my hand kind of hurt though.

Turns out I horribly twisted my thumb somehow, resulting in a sprain and much discomfort. Who knew not being able to bend your thumb without excruciating pain would effect your skiing so much. I only lasted a few more runs and had to call it quits thanks to Mr. Thumb.

I typed this post with only 9 fingers. Impressed? ... I'm very proud of myself.

- Will
Thursday, February 12, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "Sorry Farkers... No Paris Hilton here." - Me

SONG OF THE DAY : Elliott Smith - Needle in the Hay

LINK OF THE DAY : Jay Pinkerton

The worst is not
So long as we can say,
“This is the worst."

Why is that broomstick wearing a dress?... Oh... I see.

To Farkers looking for the Paris Hilton 37 minute sex tape. I'm sorry to say it's not here.

So I'm surfing the internet and decide to visit my favorite site,

Upon seeing this headline : The Paris Hilton video everyone's seen was just a trailer; the full-length, full-color 37-minute version is now playing at an Internet near you., I decided to hit the comment page to read the always colourful talkback, and to add my own 2 or 3 cents. Today was the day I added my website link to my signature.

3000 hits in 5 hours. YOU ALMOST DOUBLED MY HITS IN 5 HOURS!!! I realized this was a mistake. Desperate Farkers in search of Paris Hilton videos frantically clicked my link... hoping and praying that they would find Paris in various states of undress on this page. Sorry to disappoint people. But hopefully I've garnered a few readers with this little error.

On that topic of Paris Hilton... What is it exactly that she does? Besides of course engaging in wanton acts of carnality and lewdness in blurry green videos. She's rich... sometimes beautiful, other times ghastly... and has no discernable talent. Yes Paris you are quite a mystery... well... not really.

CURSE YOU FARKERS ! I DEMAND SATISFACTION! You farked up my image host and now I can't use it until the end of the month!

You'll pay... don't think you won't pay!

- Will
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "Consciousness: That annoying interval between naps." - Unknown

SONG OF THE DAY : Rooney - The Floor

LINK OF THE DAY : We're all gonna die!

She is mine own,
And I as rich in having such a jewel
As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl,
The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.

Owww... My skin.

According to the above link, most of us are going to die. I think it's a little too alarmist to say that 5.5 billion people will die in the supposed oil crash.... I'm sure it will be a lot of people... But not that many. I can only hope that if I survive World War 3 my knowledge of the Mad Max movies and Fallout games will serve me well in the post-nuclear world.

I could go into great detail about the impending future, trust me I haven't got all my news from this guy. I'm doing an essay on this for school and I've researched it at great length. I'm lazy and have been ranting to all who will listen today so I'm all written out.

The bottom line is this. When China reaches the level of industry that the Western world is at right now, it will use as much energy in 1 year as the U.S. did in the entire 1970's. It doesn't take a genius to realize that the current way things are done can't continue with that kind energy consumption. We can just rely on alternative energy sources, right?

Yes we can, but we have to develop them first. With the Bush Administration in the pocket of the oil companies, they won't be spearheading an initiative for change any time soon.

The war will start the way everyone expects it to. Too many people, too little resources. While the 3rd world starves to death, The most powerful nations in the world will fight over the few places left with oil, and in the end the U.S. , and China will be nuking the crap out of one another.

No one can predict when this will happen, but it will eventually happen, if we don't smarten up soon. I hope and pray we can.

In other news, Conan O'brien is in Toronto! Two of my friends went to see him today, said it was awesome. I hope to somehow weasel my way into a show... but we'll see.

In personal life news, I've met a nice girl. She goes to school with me and shall remain nameless. We've been out a few times and things are looking pretty good.

Vaya Con Dios Amigos.

- Will
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

SONG OF THE DAY : The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

LINK OF THE DAY : Hilarity To the Nth Power

These late eclipses in the sun
and moon portend no good to us.

A corrupt Washington fat-cat by any other name is still a corrupt Washington fat-cat.

I really don't want this guy to be the next president of the most powerful country in the world. I mean he's married to the Heinz Ketchup heiress. That means that every time the First Lady of the US appears on TV she'll be plugging Heinz ketchup... or catsup.

Now personally, if I were American... I would vote for Wes Clark. He has the kind of experience needed to lead a country in war time. As a 4 Star General and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Western Europe this man knows what he's talking about when it comes to national security and foriegn policy.

Unlike Bush. We all know what he's done with US foriegn policy and national security. Let's take away our citizens rights, and say fuck off to everyone who thinks what we're doing is wrong. And as for military experience, well as the son of a Texas oil baron, he'd be damned if he was going to get killed in 'Nam, so he enrolled in the Texas Air National Guard for 6 years. Though he was mysteriously AWOL for 3 of those years, with impunity of course. Any other man would have been court-martialled. But we'll just ignore that.

As a consequence of watching CNN almost constantly I know too much about this Democratic hooplah. It is pretty interesting though. All I have to say, if you're American... vote for Wesley Clark. Don't jump on the Kerry band wagon just because he's 'electable' or 'Presidential'. Have a reason when you vote, a viable one.

For the sake of the world get Bush out of there. He's too right wing, too religious, too corrupt. Bad combo.

While browsing other peoples blogs, I found myself in Dave's little world. Dave doesn't like me, or has lost what little respect he had for me to begin with... anyways I thought this was cool. So thanks Dave.

Where in the world have you been? Only 12 countries? I'm just getting started.

create your own visited country map

And then there is this. Which states have you been to? 19... that's 37% Hooray!

create your own visited states map

I have yet to visit Alaska or Hawaii... The freak states.

- Will

Monday, February 02, 2004
QUOTE OF THE DAY : "Gear, Buddy Christ rocks hard." - Simon re: my new layout.

SONG OF THE DAY : Hot Hot Heat - No, Not Now

LINK OF THE DAY : Man this game looks bad.

Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud;
And after summer evermore succeeds
Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold:
So cares and joys abound, as seasons fleet.

Awww... The Martians want peace. How noble of them.

Superbowl 38. Or XXXVIII if you will. By far the best I've ever seen, out of the 6 or 7 I've watched in my life. Damn exciting game. I'm glad the Patriots won. Their logo has a dude with a funny hat.... and I believe the funny hat is the mark of a true Patriot in the U.S. They have funny hats and a talented group of players therefore they deserved to win.

The Panthers however are the most talentless shame sacks on the planet. Who the hell blows a tie game? Them apparently. Note: Football fans pay me no heed, I know nothing about Grid Iron... Rugby is the only field game I like anyways.

How about that Half-time show?! I'd be a liar and bard if I didn't touch on this little pop-culture gem.

Janet Jackson's Boobie !

Hundreds of thousands of virgin eyes across the U.S. had this image burned into their head. My GOD! The outrage! To show a female breast for 1.2 seconds during prime-time... what is this world coming to?

The FCC has launched an investigation... into this so called wardrobe malfunction. How can they prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future? MY GOD THINK OF THE CHILDREN!? What do we tell them? God forbid they be pulled out from behind their Puritan shield and be exposed to a female breast!

I like breasts as much as the next man. But this is not a big deal. It's merely a lame attempt to stir up controversy, in lieu of Janet Jackson's upcoming album. It's like the Britney-Madonna-Christina kiss... Poor Christina, they always forget you because it was a publicity stunt for Britney's album. Please grow up U.S. get with the times... there is nothing more natural and wonderful than the human body... yet you are so afraid... so very afraid.

They showed this little incident on City TV and Toronto 1 here in Toronto today, uncensored, in full slow motion and with colour commentary. It's just not an issue here.

So to the U.S. Media and frightened Puritans I say... GROW THE FUCK UP AND GET WITH THE TIMES!

"Is that a nipple?"

"I think it is.... RUN AWAY!"

- Will

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