Sunday, August 31, 2003
I kinda enjoy being compared to history's greatest monster, Chaplin and that delightfully loveable little scamp, Adolf.
well...suddenly single has boosted attention all around...no I haven't replaced the ex (difficult when we still live together)..but having fun nonetheless....yes, I am at home and ok with my gaming habit...which will only increase with time since I have bought dave's pc from him and will have free reign in a few weeks. eeeeexcelent
As for the the "Slave of the Won" I hate to burst your little fantasy world but it would be more like C with a flat chested heavily padded bra wearing kgirl who gets slapped around for being too needy and whiny....but kudos for the imagination...surprised that you didn't work in my being a teacher into all of it...
as for the jailbait pictures, always add at least ten years...she looks about 15 so she's probably 25-30...seriously. That's how shit works here.
More ammo for you...I have been making my way through the ds9 series from the beginning...dave downloaded them all a month ago...working thru at about 1-2 episodes a day...have to say now that having dedicated adequate time and research on the subject that ds9 is in fact better than voyager...my loyalties have changed. Let that incur whatever wrath it may
My first ever older-woman crush is now officially out of my league: (found on a web page about Leonardo DiCaprio)
The National Enquirer, The Globe and The Star have all sent reporters to check out an apparently true story that Leo had a very serious relationship with a Canadian television host by the name of Fran Pappert in late 1992, and 1993. Fran Pappert was the host and producer of the Canadian version of Ropmer Room, which was shown across Canada on the CTV Television network. The series was produced at CKCO TV in Kitchener, Ontario, and that is where Fran worked. Apparently, when Leo was around 18, he saw Fran on Canadian Romper Room while in northern California, and he wrote her a fan letter, asking for her photo (she is a very pretty blond) and telling her that when he was five years old, he was on the American version of Romper Room in the L.A., and was kicked off the show for being too rowdy! Fran wrote back, and the two began a long correspondence. Then, in 1993, Fran was visiting her sister who lives in Los Angeles and she arranged to meet Leo for lunch. They really liked each other and soon a romance began, despite a 13 year age difference! Eventually, Fran quit her job as hostess of Romper Room and spent most of 1993 with Leo in Los Angeles. Appparently, at the end of the year she realized that she was pregnant, and she ended the relationship, feeling strongly that she would hurt Leo's career, if Leo's fans knew that he had a young baby and an older girlfriend. Fran gave birth to a baby boy in the summer of 1994, and apparently the boy looks a LOT like Leo, with beautiful eyes, dark blond hair, and a charming smile! Apparently Leo is a very concerned and caring father,and is in regular contact with Fran and their son. Fran and Leo are also still good friends. Fran got married to a man named Peter Shannon in 1995, and all three get along well. I thought that dedicated Leo fans should know about this before it is splashed across the tabloids. It may come as a surprise, but shows that Leo is a very caring person, who is capable of being a true friend and wonderful father. Apparently he was present at the birth of the baby, and is a doting dad.
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Up with purple! Though it seems obvious they're inflating the value of the red ones by artificially limiting the supply, and driving up demand through the use of catchy jingles during the 1980s. Fucking capitalist pigs.
Do you eat the red ones last?Frequency distribution of colours in a Smarties box:
Up with purple! Though it seems obvious they're inflating the value of the red ones by artificially limiting the supply, and driving up demand through the use of catchy jingles during the 1980s. Fucking capitalist pigs.
I said either because Santa might run afoul of child services - oh crap - I did think that and not type it, right? Note to self: I have no inner monologue.
You want either?
I want both.
Fuck yes. Where was that picture taken, and why wasn't I there.
More research on mail-order brides yielded the following quote:
"Heaven" is having a Japanese wife, a Chinese cook, a British country home and an American salary. "Hell," on the other hand is having a Chinese salary, a British cook, a tiny Japanese house and an American wife."
Correction. Top FIVE spots wooooooooo! Vanity is my middle name. Yeah baby! Yeah! Dang, even My HRDC work details shows up.
It's getting closer to X-Mas. I use the X cause I don't wanna offend anybody, especially the chinks. Anyways, since G's all hopped up over killing things, I thought I'd follow in Ralphie's footsteps... I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! and I promise I won't put my eye out.
And if Santa drops the ball on that one because of child safety laws, I want either of these:
and yes she looks waaaaaay too jail bait for even my tastes but being asian, she's probably 21...
Oh well, I won't be posting in Sept. This internet thing is cool.
Because TVT isn't the only one on the net who likes 'em young..../
Here's my website at UNB. Linking it here might help Google find it.
I have a Smarties craving, so you're all going to get one, too. That's right, have some more, motherfucker.
That's right, have some more, motherfucker.
It's finally out in the open. My webpage that I'd been trying to keep secret for so long.
Judging from the English in his opening paragraph, my surname is shared by people other than those in English-speaking countries.
Geggie has a new toy. It's a P-14. Because it's Labor Day weekend, and it wouldn't be complete without the purchase of a bolt-action rifle. It's a British design, built by Americans, based on a German (Mauser) bolt, modified to fit the previous British rifleman "Mad Minute" training. History and some pictures here. Mine is sporterized, so the wooden piece on the top and the front are missing, so it looks like more or less like a typical modern hunting rifle. It is, however, 85 years old. (1918) It was bought to replace my grandfather's Lee-Enfield (1917) as the "daily" shooter (in the serious rifle category), and as something (relatively cheap, $100 + $25 gov't "gun transfer tax") I could bring to Alberta. No scope. Just the micrometer sights. Snowman, I didn't believe you, but the peep sights actually work. [God bless the British, but couldn't they slide the peeper down to a 100-yd marking? 2" groupings at 100yds pleases me, but they're ~15" high :( ] Half the shots I fired today (of the 20) were peppered up and down the center (and I mean _DEAD_ center) of the target, but I find aiming for something other than the 8" black circle (to adjust for height) to be difficult. I might go back tomorrow and pick up some more ammo. Now to figure out how to tighten the stock and see if my bipod fits. Because if it does, I expect some good price/performance numbers.
I had in mind other rifles to buy (German, Sweedish, Polish, British) - either "full wood" or "sporterized" versions, depending. (The $60 No. 4 Mk1 was difficult to pass up, but the mag release required the strength of 10 men.)
[Lisa Simpson's voice] Greeeeg, there _are_ rifles other than bolt actions, designed and made by people other than the British, chambered in other than .303, and built after WW1. **pause** Fine. P-14 it is.
But it's like I've died and gone to Texas. This year, (unlike the last) I recognize many of the sellers. So many guns. So little time. The temptation to buy things like a 1888 .43cal Mauser, or a 6.5mm Carcano cavalry carbine (short, with bayonet) is so great. But ammo hasn't been made for it for probably about 70 years, so it's difficult to find at the local Canadian Tire.
*sigh* There's just something *right* about a gun with "Husqvarna" written on the bolt, with a swing-out bayonet that could double as a screwdriver.
For those keeping track of the demographics, there were about 200 men, 5 women, and 2 babies. The women appeared to be wives and/or girlfriends. A great place for women to "pick up", though. "Is that a spare magazine in your pocket, or are you just...oh. It _is_ a spare mag." "Wow! That's a _BIG_ bolt you've got there!" "I'd like to check out the action on that!" "Good choice. Long barrel, stiff trigger. I like a good stiff trigger. Premature firing is the worst." And so it goes.......
In case no one thought to look, here's Greg's secret home page.
Have some monkey snot
Found here, a site about Ecuadorian food
Friday, August 29, 2003
I hear the millions and millions of The Duc's relatives live in China. ;) Sorry. Had ta get that in there.
Lest we forget, The People's Republic of... though they seem to have had a falling out of sorts, sumthin about democracy.
And remember Chantal, if you visit the big country north of you, you're not visiting the Republic of China. It's the _PEOPLE'S_ Republic of China.
Mix 1 part Simpsons and 2 parts Grand Theft Auto. Shake well. Bake at 450.
I was never really a fan of GTA. Sure it sold assloads of copies and the general gaming public adored it. But, the whole violence for violence sake never appealed to me. Not that I've turn PC or anything - far from it. I like my games with plenty of bloodshed, thank you. It's just that the whole setting never really got me hooked. Killing gangsters to old 80's tunes is a real turn off. Running around in the dark slitting people's throats and snipering from a distance - now that's the shit! Thank you Metal Gear.
Running around a streaming realtime virtual Springfield. Oh the possibilities! I'm all about the cartoon violence. 6 playable characters eh? I hope Ralph is one of them. Maybe they'll have that evil leprachaun that tells him to "do" things. :)
Postcards from the Stage of History
Soul Calibur 2 defines me as a person. I just got it today and I freakin love this game! So naturally, I'm playing Quest Mode in order to unlock all the assorted characters, levels, and let's not forget, the oh so delicious weaponry. It's like some sick twisted game of Pokemon. Y'know? The DeathBringer, The Juggernaut, The Ginsu 5000, The Weiner Stick(patent pending), gotta catch 'em all!
Oh the glorious battles! Knife goes in, guts come out. Indeed. And let's not forget why I bought a GameCube - Link! from the freakin Legend of Zelda, replete with Master Sword™. How fucking cool is that! Why, the only other characters to even hold a candle to our trusty hero is The Chick With The Rack© and The Camel Toe Ninja®.
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Speaking of dirt roads. My baby girl is dirty as sin - just the way I like her. Good show Luke Warm. By the way, can you make it to any of these events? I'll enter if you enter. "Hey, that's a slalom!" - Fucking A. ;) Are you sure you didn't screw up the translation? I'm pretty sure it says: "Redhead does it on all fours." or "Sank you fo da fish." M'eh, one or the other, it's all good.
Funny thing happened while I typed this post... the phone rang. It was another survey. Sigh. Only this time it was about tires. Now, naturally my urge was to instantly hang up, but I didn't. It's like if Bandai called me with a survey on Gundam. Damn straight I'd answer! By the end of it I'm sure the guy on the other end was like "Sweet! I nabbed a car guy. He knows his shit. I'm actually gonna get decent answers!" It was actually pretty neat. Sorta like Jeopardy with Tires! Him: "Sir, can you identify which brand has tires that will run even after being punctured?" Me: "Michelin. Then invented that shit y0! Those run-flat dealies they use in the World Rally Championship is the bomb-diggity."
Dang. Now I want a bobblehead:
Anyways, Pirelli owes me a bigass check for promoting their wares. Him: "And which brand of tire will you buy next?" Me: "PIRELLI! Fo shizzle! Mah bizzle!"
Weapons of choice:
Winter: Pirelli Winter Ice Sport
Summer: Kumho Ecsta Supra
Yes I also shamelessly fill out them J.D. Power and Associates surveys to boost Subaru's street cred. It's no worse than finding out you're headed to Level 5. :)
*know's his rubber like the back of his hand* No. wait...
No speeding labor day weekend.
Molest little boys? Hilary Duff is a girl. And she'll be legal soon enough. And if there's grass on the field....
The Japanese on the Subaru pic is Garnet Red Pearl.
And now that Chantal is single (presuming she hasn't replaced her ex yet), perhaps she is now unfettered, and may feel free to express herself in photography and film with a shy, young, beautiful, big-breasted Korean girl. I have some plot lines in mind, if creativity is needed. [eg. "Slave to the Won", where C has to discipline Kgirl until she 'learns'.]
Crap. Asa no ki.
In other news, there's construction near the Vanier Rd. What was formerly paved is now gravel, and the two lanes are separated by pylons about 2-3 car lengths apart. After driving by a couple nights ago, I stopped and thought, "Hey, that's a slalom!" I wouldn't have thought much fun could be had at 30kph on gravel, but it can. Twice. Never hit a cone. Played it safe. I really must get into autocrossing. Preferably with an RWD.
Heads up G. Remember, keep 'er shiny side up.
Vehicle safety checks continue over weekend
WebPosted Aug 28 2003 08:45 AM ADT
FREDERICTON � The RCMP teamed up with Customs Canada, Natural Resources and Motor Vehicle Act inspectors Wednesday to check trucks and other vehicles near Fredericton for violations. It's the largest crackdown in a long time and it is just a hint of what drivers can expect on the highways over the coming Labour Day weekend.
The RCMP says this inspection is a preview of what drivers will see during the Labour Day long weekend. Police will be setting up check stops for driver impairment, speeding and vehicle safety.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
You like hairy chests. I like underage boobies. So sue me. Who knows? Maybe in a few years I'll be a raging pedophile and molest little boys.
I better just stick to redheads to be on the safe side.
Officially the stupidest toy ever.
I have to say I'm a little disturbed that one could find a little kid attractive. That one has the face of a 13 year old for crying out loud.
Now you've gone and done it!
I had to post Hilary Duff's underage hotness to counteract Chris Farley's mesmerizing ass. Well that and the disturbing amount of man-age Al's been posting. Now. I have wood. Wahooooo! Level 5 here I come! Damn. She takes her vitamins.
And let's not forget, chicks with guitars, definitely chicks with guitars.
Lastly, as I've stated time and again, always was a sucker for a redhead...
Goddamn she's got a nice ass.
The People's Proposition
Chantal plays The Sims.
The Tuan says she's fucking hot.
Will you marry me?
Age of Monogamy
Her name is Doucet.
Mouse in hand, she conquers all.
Dammit. I have wood.
Al posts hairy chest.
Musn't go to the dark side...
Dammit. I have wood.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
high-tech pranks. Some of these are quite good, and it harkens back to when the Internet was dominated by university students.
And you don't know what you're missing if you haven't run your fingers through a nice big patch of curly chest-pubes. :)
I have an affinity for the F word. It has a conveyance that no other word in the English language can even hope to duplicate. From Al's blog link:
Dear Mr. Yi Xu Ming:
Thank you for your kind email.
I just have one question before I send you my bank account info so that you can rob me blind.
Just who the FUCK do you think you are? I know you are lying to me. There is no such place as Taiwan, motherfucker. Only Formosa. You will bow before the Peoples Repbulic of China, your true government. They will confiscate your 'funds' and then throw your sorry ass in jail. I say good, you fucking unclefucking huckster. Fuck you, you lying, cheating piece of monkey shit.
And hairy chests = the ugly.
Best post on this debate ever:
If they sell Unimogs in the US under the guise of an SUV, and if it's considered street legal, I'm buying a fucking Sherman tank. Litterally. I will fucking buy a goddam tank, take the turret off it and make a 40 ton "SUV" of my own. Tanks have just as much right to the streets as a Unimog... If it's gonna be an arms race I'm fucking pre-emptively striking and building the biggest, heaviest goddam thing EVER. I'm talking 80,000 pounds, 5 gallons per mile, top speed of 35 mph. They will have to fucking follow me around town with a paving crew, I'm gonna wreck so much shop. Fuck approach angles, I will drive THRU hills! ...and houses, and campers, and immigrant families, and fucking UNIMOGS. I will get on the freeway and drive down the center of the road, asphault splashing off my treads like puddled water, Hondas bouncing off my armor like moths on a windshield. I will exceed the height of every overpass, and tear them down as I drive underneith. Fuck overpasses, I don't need them! They couldn't even hold my tank anyway. If I need to drive over the freeway, I will just DRIVE OVER THE FUCKING FREEWAY. I will not park in the designated lots, I will do donuts there and leave a barren wasteland of mangled "compact" and "handicapped" spots, then just drive my tank through the front of the establishment I am patronizing. If I go to the drive through, I will rip the side off the building and make them cook my burger on the blazing hot exhaust pipes sticking out of the side of my tank. When I put my tank in gear it will buck so hard that siezmic equipment in california registers it. The roar from my turbo desiel's straight pipes will be so loud, I will single handedly keep hundreds of glass installers in business in the city of Reno alone. I will ALWAYS be on my cell phone and eating RED FUCKING MEAT while I'm driving, and I will never pay attention to where I'm going because I DON'T FUCKING HAVE TO. My license plate will read "SHIVA" for I will be the fucking DESTROYER OF WORLDS.
Talk Nerdy To Me
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I only meant to corrupt Anstey with the whole PlayStation ownership thing. Chantal, now you're telling me you're getting into The Sims after Age of Mythology? Hmmmm... Ex-boyfriend eh? Did I mention I'm single? Call me. No. Really. Call me. I'm getting turned on. Awww crap I'm lifting the table with the sheer force of my Jimmy again. Down boy! Down!
Change of plans...I am a slave to the Won.....not going to be home 'til December now...but that gives me plenty of time to save up and buy new toys here in Korea...one of Dave's first duties of his new role as my 'ex' is to help me build a desktop pc for my new apartment next month...was holding out for a laptop...but when I'm going to be here for a bit yet and a new desktop is only $600....can't go wrong....so long as it plays Age of Mythology and the Simms
note: I finished Age of Mythology on easy long ago....I have since finished it on Moderate and am now labouring through it on Hard...call it tenacity....call it OCD but I just can't quit until it's finished on Titan....
2005 R35 concept. M'eh. We'll see. If the final product looks decent enough I'd consider an Infiniti -> Nissan conversion.
Is a Bimmer still in Tuan's future?
And lastly, shameless attempt to woo the Fickle Anstey to "keep it in the family". She comes in a hardtop now:
I know. I know. The People's Blog should be renamed the Car Hole as of late but that's currently what's on my noggin (besides redheads) so I'll be foaming at the mouth about it. By all means post about anything non-car related you guys want. I ain't stoppin ya. Freedom of speech and all. :-)
My mission in life is to continue the corruption of Greg Anstey. And if you ask The Duc, I've been doin a mighty fine job as of late. ;-) Wheeeeeee! One of us! One of us!
Monday, August 25, 2003
Apologies for slacking off with the posts lately, it was a good vacation anyway.
Meanwhile, Star Wars Daffy.
FINALLY. The Duc has come back to MONCTON!
The Duc has heard certain comments over the past few days, namely from Luke Warm G, that the Duc is afraid of the 'S', that he can't HAN-dle the complexities of the road less travelled. The Duc says this: The Duc is THE MOST ELECTRIFYING Asian is sports-entertainment. The Duc proved he was better than Luke Warm as he Duc-Bottomed the People's 'S' leaving Luke Warm squeeling like a little schoolgirl. Can you SMELL-ELL-ELL-ELL-ELL. . . . what the Duc is cookin'?
How to save the planet:
Step 1. Burn Everything
Step 2. It don't mattah what Step 2 is!!
All Wheel Ditty
I want one, simply because I wish to replace all the R badging with that of the base model Volvo. And none shall be the wiser. I call it anti-bling. :)
Made it home in one piece. 110-120kph the whole way. I was passed by a Stingray Corvette (dark red...burgundy, perhaps?) at 120kph. I later passed him at about the same speed. Didn't seem right. Passing a corvette. But only because he let me.
And long live the NSX. Once you go jap, you never go back.
Oooooo. Corvette. I want one. No, wait. An RX-7.
"They call him Fickle, Fickle
Driving his Ciiiiiivic...."
Sunday, August 24, 2003
The Tuan Says
Truly. The Duc is THE most electrifying Asian in sports-entertainment.
Wow. Excellent weekend gentlemen. Hope you all made it back and ticket free. Might I add, breaking the law is very very fun. Oh and don't try crazy crap like that at home. We're trained professionals errr... idiots who don't know any better. Luckily we're still very much alive and in full possesion of a driver's license.
Also let it be known that The Duc is The Man. That boy sure can drive. Scared the crap outta me in the 'S' turn. Which now and forever shall be known as The People's 'S'. I dare say The Duc is better than Geoffie "Xtreme" Amon (circa 1996-1998).
Mind you, The Duc, didn't scare me nearly as bad as The Greg but's that's only cause The Duc went through at breakneck speed smoothly. Whereas The Greg squealed them tires real nice and almost shoved it up our candy asses.
We conducted a language experiment, much at The Duc's expense, whereby adding the simple phrase "The People's" in front of another phrase meant ensuing fits of laughter. Allow me to demonstrate: The Duc didn't just use the urinal. He used The People's Urinal.
Know Thy Role
The People's Haiku
The Duc says can ya smell what
The Duc is cookin?
Saturday, August 23, 2003
Better than F1
I'm tired, sunburnt, mosquito-bitten, and dirty as fuck. But goddamn was it all worth it. I have a sudden urge to drive really fast on loose gravel. Man the shit they pull off in a plain 'ol WRX is nothing short of amazing. Getting showered with dirt and getting hit by rocks from a car doing in excess of 150 on gravel. Too freakin cool. Not to mention putting oneself in harms way for the sake of spectating and snapping pics! I may or may not be on film on Breakfast Television, I'm guessing not and I have no idea when they're gonna air it but we'll see. Yes I shamelessy walked by the camera a few times. *sheepish grin* Look at me! I'm an attention whore!
I'm gonna continue the consumer fanboyishness. Sweet zombie jesus watching Subarus on TV and then seeing the real deal tear it up - I have nothing but respect for the company. I didn't get a ride in the rally wagon this year cause they ran into some technical difficulties. Namely the head gasket went kablooie. But maybe next year. Aw screw it, I should get a rental car and enter. :)
Friday, August 22, 2003
Gotta love the endemic dislike of lawyers among the general population, lawyers being the only ones who can protect them from getting screwed over by the system when they need it.
Oh well, people are stupid, we all knew that already.
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Growing up naturally changes one's tastes in cars. I had a shitload of dinky cars as a kid and can trace my love affair with the horseless carriage as follows:
The Early Years
Dodge Charger (General Lee)
Pontiac Firebird (KITT)
Lincoln Futura (Batmobile)
Man I wanted these real bad as a kid, not knowing anything about leasing and financing at the time mind you. No to mention rarity and attracting gobs of unwanted attention.
The Dark Years
No. I'm not joking. I watched NASCAR in my teens. Thank God I grew tired of ovals.
The GT Years
Thank you Sony.
BMW 3 Series
Nowadays, I'm thinking about what my next car might be. The list above has that sharp edgy styling look that I'm a sucker for. Plus the requisite "I may look like your old man's car but if you step to me in that bling Civic I'm gonna hand your ass to you" chic.
No doubt I've left many cars out including a lot of stuff that only exists in my dreams like a Ford GT or Ferrari 360 Modena. But that'll be a topic for another day.
FINALLY - THE DUC - HAS COME - BACK - FROM - MAASTRICHT!
The Duc says The Duc ain't afraid a you! Luke Warm Greg Anstey!! The Duc says know your role Jabroni! Who is this roody-poo who dares speak ill of The Duc? The Duc will execute a perfect 'S' turn in The People's Celica, then The Duc's gonna turn that sumbitch sideways and stick it straight up your CANDY ASS!
You run your mouth about how The Duc comes out here and recites The Duc's little nursery rhymes? Well, The Duc has prepared a little nursery rhyme specifically for you and it goes like this: Mary had a little lamb... Then again, piss on the lamb, piss on Mary, and piss on YOU! The Duc is going to go out there tonight and do what The Duc does best, and that's layeth the smackdown on your roody-poo candy ass 'Vic.
Luke Warm, after all is said and done, the millions and millions of The Duc's adoring fans are going to realize that The Duc is, without a shadow of a doubt, THE most electrifying Asian in sports-entertainment, and the best damn driver there ever was! If ya SMEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLELLLLELLLLELLLLELLLLELLLELLLLELLLLELLL what the Duc is COOKIN!
CAN YOU SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLELLLLELLLLELLLLELLLLELLLELLLLELLLLELLL what the DUC is cookin'.
I've read that so many times....
And Duc, I don't know that you've got the guts to take the Cookerville S-turn at 80k. No, you'll probably do 60, or 70, tops. Play it safe, you will. Even if you can equal me on the virtual track (which, admittedly, you have done, on occasion), I doubt you'd get up to speed on the twisty bits of southern NB. But you're welcome to try. Just remember, the penalty for killing a Honda driver in a Toyota is very severe. Might even drop you a couple of levels in the afterlife.
Guys, we can nab samosas from the Farmer's Market on Main. St., good idea. Ummmm ethnic foodstuffs...
I see Greg thinks he's so bad now that he's got a PS1. As Arnold puts it: "So, you think you know bad? You're a f$%@ing choirboy compared to me. A CHOIRBOY!" Greg if you seek a lesson from the great Mingus, you know where to find it. Oh, and if you bring samosas from the Farmer's Market, I just might let you win a game. . . .
While that may be the case. Reads a lot like PR talk if ya ask me. At that price range I'd drop my money into 1 of the other 7. And get an 18 wheeler. SUV problem - solved.
Add a Stage 1 tune to an STi and you're pushing at least an extra 50HP for about 2 grand worth of work. That and you save 20 grand over the cost of the Cayenne S in Canada. Let's not mention the magic words "before tax" and fuel mileage shall we? Ouch.
Granted, you could get the turbo Porsche-ute or tune the base Cayenne S to kick some Japanese tail. But then it becomes an exercise in excess. Which I do so hate.
Want an 80K car? Get a 'vette. You'll have more fun and people won't point at you and laugh.
My eyes. De googles. Dey do nutting.
I'm a little cranky today. I didn't wake up with morgenholz.
"in the history of Germany's famed Nurburgring racing circuit, only seven production vehicles have lapped the track in less time than the Cayenne Turbo.".
It might look like a pregnant station wagon, but Porsche don't fuck around building cute soccer mom-targeted CRVs, for damn sure.
Woo, Part 2
Apparently Greg has yet to take the hint that once you go Jap you can't go back. And while Porsche ("the other boxer people" as I like to call them) does have some nice offerings I must remind you of this Sin against God and Country:
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
The Duc, Iron Greg Anstey called me to inform you that he wishes to layeth the smack down.
Cookerville 'S' turn.
Stay in one lane.
Bitch. ( He said that, not me, I'm bringing the gum tape though. )
Also for G's benefit:
You won't get the RWD feel of the R34's magnificent ATTESA. But in North America, this is as close as you're gonna get - and cheaper. Note to self: I must kill my friend and steal his car.
Pity you're headed to other parts of Canadia. Maybe we could go to next year's Targa.
You didn't honestly think I'd let Ming's arrival back into Canadia go unnoticed? Did you? ;-)
Stewardess: We're about to land at...
Mr. Wong: FINALLY - THE DUC - HAS COME - BACK - TO SUMMERSIDE!
Stewardess: Sir, could you please sit down? We're about to...
Mr. Wong: Quiet missy! Know your role. The Duc knows what The Duc is doin.
Stewardess: If you could just heed the sign and please be seated in your chair.
Mr. Wong: You know what the sign says?
Stewardess: All passengers mus-
Mr. Wong: It don't mattah what the sign says! The Duc ® © (patent pending) has fought the likes of Chris Jericho ®, Triple H ®, and The Undertaker ®. How dare you speak to The Duc like that? The Duc don't take no crap from nobody.
Stewardess: Sir, if you don't sit down I'll be forced to contact the authorities.
Mr. Wong: The Duc does not fear your puny rent-a-cops. The Duc is back from Maastricht. The Duc has six inter-continental heavyweight belts. The Duc don't need no lecture from your roody poo stewardess ass! Can ya smell what The Duc is cookin?!
I saw that NOVA special on PBS a few years back, very cool stuff. I also remember the Star Trek episode with the man-made gems and of course the ubiquitous communicator/cellphone. Funny how that works out.
Anyways, the program ended with them very close to getting rid of the yellow color and De Beers etching their logo onto diamonds to counteract the "fake" ones. I freakin love how technology is able to turn industries on its head. MP3 anyone? ;-)
Silly me. Before I forget. Madera de la ma�ana.
Ming is back on the Island. Aside from the fact I was up for nearly 20+ hours, I made it back in one piece. How long I manage to stay on the island is another story. . . . I just love my job. . . . Apparently I have another trip to Maastricht planned. Possibly this year, but that's a story for another post.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Bois de matin
My new fav catchphrase is Morning Wood. You know you've had a good night's rest when you wake up and are unable to urinate due to Morning Wood. Every time I utter the phrase Morning Wood, I'm prone to fits of laughter and giggling like a tit mouse. It's that good. Heck, I'm contemplating retiring the venerable Man-Boobs, like maybe put it on a hockey jersey and string it up at McConnell Hall or something. Morning Wood has the power of mental imagery that befits a truly worthy catchphrase. It can be combined with other times of the day for a multi-purpose conveyance, like Mid-Afternoon Wood or Early Brunch Wood. Amazing.
Always remember: waking up to Morning Wood can only be a good thing. Just be careful where you aim it. And for God's sake man, put on some pants. Hmmmm maybe if I mention Morning Wood one more time it'll affect the Blogger ads.
Ode to my wang
Woke up stiff - felt good.
Was it really just a dream?
Who cares? Morning Wood!
Oh, and Chantal:
"Fear Nothing" isn't fiction. The only detail they changed was the name of the gun. In real life, Snowman uses a Ruger. It's just that Glock is a more recognizable name for the layperson.
I'll definately have to pass that bit of information on....
Yeah. NSX. MR. PGR2. San Furanshisuko. One hand on the controller. One hand in the air. I'm home free.
T4: Election Day
I'm gonna hafta side with The Terminator on this one. I mean c'mon, he'd kick Larry Flynt's and Gary Coleman's collective asses. They MUST vote Arnie into office. I mean THINK about it. Press conferences will never be the same.
Reporter: "Mr. Schwarzenegger, how exactly do you spell your last name?"
Arnie: "My CPU is a neural net prahcessah. A learning computah."
Reporter: "Come again?"
Arnie: "I'm gonna ask yah a buncha qwestchuns and I vant to have dem answered immediately!"
Reporter: "O.... kay, listen, about the budget..."
Arnie: "Shut up! Who is your daddy, and what does he do?"
Normally I'd vote with my free hand and go with porn. But in this case, how can you NOT vote for the Running Man?
Monday, August 18, 2003
Tearing down Regent St.
Project Gotham Racing 2.
Meet the Canyonero - "It comes in black, like Darth Vader, the meanest sumbitch in the Empire."
The NSX is _sooooo_ pretty. I want one.
Engineered by people who went to college.
Unfortunately, it carries a $140,000 price tag. Even used cars (saw an ad for a 1991 with about 200,000km on it) sell for about $40k. And that was an automatic. I will never be able to afford such a car, especially with a 10-yr-old-car-repair-bill. I can get a corvette for $15k.
Just keepin' it real. But you can rest assured that I have the side-view of the NSX as my new wallpaper at work.
The book I'm reading now features a main character named Christopher Snow...known as Snowman....he lives his life at night, hiding in the shadows, toting his Glock and looking for conspiracies....
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Subaru. Japanese for Volvo.
I don't know why they don't tout their kickass safety record more. And for the benefit of our tobacco hatin friends out there. Yes, motorsports technology _does_ trickle its way down to the common car. Heh.
But for the record, AWD does not make one God. A demi-god. Maybe... Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to look for a horseshoe to lodge up my ass.
A technical article on drivetrain setups is hard to find. I'm confident in your google skills to find it. There probably is an SAE article somewhere with a hugeass spreadsheet full of numbers and equations to make your heart content. In the meantime, I offer this Canadian Driver article. A good read on the pros and cons.
Also, to cement my hatred of Nissan North America for not releasing THE best AWD system on the planet. Bitches. I give you this:
The GT-R uses an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system (similar to Porsche's 959). A 16-bit microprocessor monitors the car's movements a 100 times per second, including wheel rotation and lateral as well as longitudinal acceleration. When slip is detected at a driving wheel, the system electronically distributes torque from this spinning wheel to one without slip.
In this case the electronic AWD-system offers the advantage that actions are enacted much faster than by a viscous-coupling-system (we're speak-ing of hundredths of a second here). In standard setup, ATTESA-ETS distributes the torque to the rear-wheels, but when slip is detected on one of those rear-wheels, it can distribute up to 50% of the torque to the front wheels, i.e. it can adjust the front/rear torque-split from
anything between 0:100 to 50:50. Among the rear-wheels, an active LSD can further distribute the torque from one wheel to the other if necessary. Due to this setup, the Skyline GT-R can even drift, although it is an AWD car. Source
There you have it. Technology at its finest. A RWD car that launches and handles like an AWD car in the twisties. The Skyline's ATTESA system is king - IF you can stomach the 90K+ sticker price... as for me, I'm quite happy with my viscous coupling. Nothin but good ol LSD for me. Wait. That doesn't sound good.
Greg needs to buy that '87 'vette so his trailer park boy re-make can be complete (pending the growing of a bad-ass mullet)
I may have missed the 'stang fest, but I noticed a lot of nice cars on Prospect yesterday evening. I saw 2 corvettes. 2. Both red. A C5 in front, and C4 behind. The silver RX-8 (sold about 1 week ago, silver, auto, driven by a 50-yr-old disabled man who also owns a camaro) was also out, as was a camaro (red, 2 white racing stripes) and some PT-cruiser-convertable-type-thing. Not a bad 2 minutes of gawking, if I do say so.
Today (near UNB) I saw a new, blue, convertable BMW. Those things look pretty on bright sunny afternoons.
Ich komme vom land der schokolade.
I'm still not sold on AWD. If only I could be given the equations to show the discrepancy of AWD vs. FWD vs. RWD in all conditions. After all, the RWD fans, although not as rabid as the AWD fans, do snub their noses at FWD, which (almost) all manufacturers seem to make these days. There certainly aren't a shortage of articles on the net explaining the differences, but they lack the quantification that I so desire. AWD seems to be technically superior - what, given that they can power whichever tires are appropriate at the time, but, exactly, how _much_ better? [/secretly despises his brother for driving a car that costs twice as much as a Civic]
*sigh* Why can't driving enthusiats and marketing people be mathematicians, too? [/disappointment] If only there was a good technical article I could read. [looks in Tuan's direction]
Step 18: Kindly point out that a WRX also has a boxer 4 with 227HP / 217 lb-ft.
Step 19: Point out that there's a used one with 42158 km for $28918 at Rallye Motors.
Step 20: Kicks self for being impatient by 2 years.
Step 21: Did I mention the beauty of all wheel drive?
Step 22: Pfft. Your younger brother owns one. Pansy.
Step 23: Realize that Greg is armed.
Step 24: Run.
Step 25: No I mean it. Run.
P.S. You missed the huge 'Stang meet at Taylor Ford yesterday. Huge.
I was approaching 190 but the tires felt a lil odd, probably due to lack of tread ;) so I'm backing off until I get a decent pair of shoes - of the 17" variety. Also, there's a used BMW 3 series sedan in Dartmouth for 29K that has me all hot and bothered. Stupid sexy germans.
15K will get you this:
1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 4 plus 3 trans.; loaded with leather; removable glass roof; black in colour; grey interior; low kms. on new engine. $14,000. Ph, 506-278-3375 or 391-5238. Bath, NB
Ah.....a good driving day.
Step 1: Put down all windows in car.
Step 2: Play Disturbed. Loudly.
Step 3: Drive at 180kph on highway. Pass everything.
Step 4: Go to UNB's Aitken Center parking lot (empty).
Step 5: Enjoy the sound of your tires wearing away very fast.
Step 6: Enjoy the gravel at the east end of parking lot.
Step 7: Enjoy the sound and feel of handbrake turns.
Step 8: Drive out of town, passing a normally uninteresting used car dealership.
Step 9: Notice red Corvette (1980s, C4) in parking lot.
Step 10: Test antilock braking system.
Step 11: Enter said used car dealership.
Step 12: Notice that a 1989 Porsche 944S2 and 1990s Mercedez-Benz are on either side of the (automatic) Corvette.
Step 13: Smile. Broadly. Look for salesman. Find none.
Step 14: Return to UNB to discover that the 944S2 has 200+ hp and 200+ ft.lb of torque in its 16V 4-cyl 3.0L engine.
Step 15: Tell others.
Step 16: Sigh, realize I don't have 15 large to spend on a summer playtoy...yet.
Step 17: Return to life as usual.
Soon it will be mine all mine I tells ya! Mwhaa ha ha ha ha... You still play with toys? How old are you? Shut up. Actual reason for posting: get Ming to spend money.
I AM MR. DARL MCBRIDE CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE SCO GROUP, FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN LINDON, UTAH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I KNOW THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOUR BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD NO PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS OR BUSINESS DEALINGS BEFORE NOW.
MY ASSOCIATES HAVE RECENTLY MADE CLAIM TO COMPUTER SOFTWARES WORTH AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION U.S. DOLLARS. I AM WRITING TO YOU IN CONFIDENCE BECAUSE WE URGENTLY REQUIRE YOUR ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN THESE FUNDS.
IN THE EARLY 1970S THE AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CORPORATION DEVELOPED AT GREAT EXPENSE THE COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE KNOWN AS UNIX. UNFORTUNATELY THE LAWS OF MY COUNTRY PROHIBITED THEM FROM SELLING THESE SOFTWARES AND SO THEIR VALUABLE SOURCE CODES REMAINED PRIVATELY HELD. UNDER A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT SOME PROGRAMMERS FROM THE CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF BERKELEY DID ADD MORE CODES TO THIS OPERATING SYSTEM, INCREASING ITS VALUE, BUT NOT IN ANY WAY TO DILUTE OR DISPARAGE OUR FULL AND RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP OF THESE CODES, DESPITE ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH AND THE CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF BERKELEY, WHICH AGREEMENT WE DENY AND DISAVOW.
IN THE YEAR 1984 A CHANGE OF REGIME IN MY COUNTRY ALLOWED THE AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CORPORATION TO MAKE PROFITS FROM THESE SOFTWARES. IN THE YEAR 1990 OWNERSHIP OF THESE SOFTWARES WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CORPORATION UNIX SYSTEM LABORATORIES. IN THE YEAR 1993 THIS CORPORATION WAS SOLD TO THE CORPORATION NOVELL. IN THE YEAR 1994 SOME EMPLOYEES OF NOVELL FORMED THE CORPORATION CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, WHICH BEGAN TO DISTRIBUTE AN UPSTART OPERATING SYSTEM KNOWN AS LINUX. IN THE YEAR 1995 NOVELL SOLD THE UNIX SOFTWARE CODES TO SCO. IN THE YEAR 2001 OCCURRED A SEPARATION OF SCO, AND THE SCO BRAND NAME AND UNIX CODES WERE ACQUIRED BY THE CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR THE CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL WAS RENAMED SCO GROUP, OF WHICH I CURRENTLY SERVE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
MY ASSOCIATES AND I OF THE SCO GROUP ARE THEREFORE THE FULL AND RIGHTFUL OWNERS OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARES KNOWN AS UNIX. OUR ENGINEERS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT NO FEWER THAN SEVENTY (70) LINES OF OUR VALUABLE AND PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODES HAVE APPEARED IN THE UPSTART OPERATING SYSTEM LINUX. AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE, THIS GIVES US A CLAIM ON THE MILLIONS OF LINES OF VALUABLE SOFTWARE CODES WHICH COMPRISE THIS LINUX AND WHICH HAS BEEN SOLD AT GREAT PROFIT TO VERY MANY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. OUR LEGAL EXPERTS HAVE ADVISED US THAT OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THESE CODES IS WORTH AN ESTIMATED ONE (1) BILLION U.S. DOLLARS.
UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY EXTRACTING OUR FUNDS FROM THESE COMPUTER SOFTWARES. TO THIS EFFECT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE MANDATE BY MY COLLEAGUES TO CONTACT YOU AND ASK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. WE ARE PREPARED TO SELL YOU A SHARE IN THIS ENTERPRISE, WHICH WILL SOON BE VERY PROFITABLE, THAT WILL GRANT YOU THE RIGHTS TO USE THESE VALUABLE SOFTWARES IN YOUR BUSINESS ENTERPRISE. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT ABLE AT THIS TIME TO SET A PRICE ON THESE RIGHTS. THEREFORE IT IS OUR RESPECTFUL SUGGESTION, THAT YOU MAY BE IMMEDIATELY A PARTY TO THIS ENTERPRISE, BEFORE OTHERS ACCEPT THESE LUCRATIVE TERMS, THAT YOU SEND US THE NUMBER OF A BANKING ACCOUNT WHERE WE CAN WITHDRAW FUNDS OF A SUITABLE AMOUNT TO GUARANTEE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS ENTERPRISE. AS AN ALTERNATIVE YOU MAY SEND US THE NUMBER AND EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR MAJOR CREDIT CARD, OR YOU MAY SEND TO US A SIGNED CHECK FROM YOUR BANKING ACCOUNT PAYABLE TO "SCO GROUP" AND WITH THE AMOUNT LEFT BLANK FOR US TO CONVENIENTLY SUPPLY.
KINDLY TREAT THIS REQUEST AS VERY IMPORTANT AND STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. I HONESTLY ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% LEGAL AND RISK-FREE.
Saturday, August 16, 2003
I will leaving Maastricht on Tuesday to discover if I still have a car and an apartment. The 20 hour day that I pulled off yesterday will go ever so nicely with the 19+ hour trip back to give me the rest of the week off and maybe most of the next.
Working 20 hours after only getting about 3 hours sleep doesn't seem to be working for me. I did manage about 9 hours of sleep this morning, yet I am sooo damn tired right now.
I was scheduled to be back in Maastricht in September, however things aren't looking good for the rest of the simulator. . . . I'm seeing a schedule delay. I should have a better idea on Monday, but it's not looking good.
Anyways, I'm going back to the hotel for some more sleep.
Heading to PEI tomorrow. Pontificated on the subject a bit more in detail here. Ming: will you be back within the next week? Binnie and I will be home, much partying shall definitely ensue, so I suggest that you do. Quit your job if you have to.
Also, everybody knows Skeletor was the real star.
A dingo ate mine
Speaking of God, I just finished up Silent Hill 3. Which wins my vote for most disturbing scene in a videogame ever. The lead character a la Rosemary's Baby is the vessel for "God's birth". Near the end she violently coughs up an aborted fetus. Now at this point, that's pretty goddamn gross as is but no we're not done yet. The antagonist takes the stillborn into her mouth and you guessed it swallows the fetus in order to continue the "birth". Hoo boy. And I thought the previous Silent Hill's were fucked up. Luckily I'll have some time between now and the 4th iteration to regain some semblance of normalcy. Maybe they should have changed the description to: Rated Mature for scenes of violence and baby eating.
Friday, August 15, 2003
just so you know; there has been a change of plans and I'll not be traveling asia after my contract ends....I'll be back in atlantic canada by Thanksgiving for a few weeks...hope to see y'all
Let the record show that my entries in the "what your favourite album says about you" were largely non-autobiographical, and that I do not currently nor have I ever owned anything by No Doubt, or Eminem.
My feelings on Morrissey and The Smiths, however, are deeply rooted and will probably end up haunting me well into old age. And Phish are good despite their popularity amongst wannabe dirty hippies. (real dirty hippies have moved on long ago)
I've taken the liberty of writing Piotr's entry:
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
I am an aging hipster. Move along. Nothing to see here.
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!
Every song should be a minimum of 13 minutes in length and employ gratuitous use of the talkbox.
Ich komme vom land der schokolade
I got to use umlauts twice in a post. Now I feel special. Correction. I feel �ber-special.
Thursday, August 14, 2003
Linkin Park - Meteora
Mommy never bought me that GI Joe figure with the kung-fu action grip. Bitch.
The Crystal Method - Vegas
I wish I did drugs just so I could pick up underage girls at raves and impress them with the simple fact that I have facial hair.
Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
Why yes. Yes. I do enjoy getting turned down by the opposite sex. Now if you'll excuse me, I must bring my stereo into the shower.
Diana Krall - Live In Paris
I'm going to pretend the real reason I bought this is because I'm an �ber jazz afficianado. But let's face it, Diana's got really nice tits.
Michelle Branch - The Spirit Room
All my romantic entanglements play out like a bad episode of Degrassi Jr. High. Oh and chicks with guitars. Definitely chicks with guitars.
Getting carried away, can't stop...
The Tragically Hip - Up To Here
Either Gordon Downie is the foremost lyrical poet of our times or I've just made an ass of myself for finding deeper meaning to "He's 38 years old, never kissed a girl..." That. And I must spite Al for his Rush worship.
Maaya Sakamoto - Hotchpotch
If I don't. You know Ming will kill me.
I saw S.W.A.T today
Hollywood is on the ball
French bashing is fun :)
Shoot Me Now
Crap, too damn catchy
'nana naaaaa nana naaaaa...' goes
the stupid S.W.A.T. theme.
Patience. Wait for it.
Feel the S.W.A.T motherfucker!
says Samuel L.
George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard action figure. Get it before EBay pulls the listing.
Incidentally, the GWB aviator doll that's been making the rounds on the net is made in China. That's patriotism for you.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). You guys rock. No. Seriously.
Nirvana - Bleach No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom The Smiths - The Queen is Dead Phish - Lawn Boy Led Zeppelin - IV Eminem - The Eminem Show
What your favourite album says about younote: blatantly ripped off idea from Tower of Hubris.
I can't play an instrument or write a song for shit, but if you try to question my music taste I'll just say you don't understand the deeper meaning of it, and feel sorry for you.
I like my punk rock non-threatening and done over in fancy makeup.
I wish I was gay so I could have something substantive to be depressed about.
Hoping someone, someday will ask me about my favourite album and think I'm cool based on my answer.
Someone once told me Stairway to Heaven was writteen in a couple of hours to fill out the time on the album. I screamed that he must be a liar, and that that must only prove that Jimmy Page was even more of a genius. Privately I proceeded to question my very existence
I bought this album to show how cool I was. My parents were very impressed.
Add your own, kids :)
Nirvana - Bleach
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Phish - Lawn Boy
Led Zeppelin - IV
Eminem - The Eminem Show
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
The Chronicles of George. Tech support the way we all know it:
"[user] is getting explannation mark on her anti-norton virus service."
The Chronicles of George. Tech support was never so much fun.
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Formula One supremo Bernard Ecclestone gets prank called by two Montreal radio DJs pretending to be Jean Chretien, who manage to keep him on the line for 8 minutes. Montreal Gazette article; mp3 archive (scroll down)
About the rabbit story being fake: that I knew when I posted. I alluded to it when I wrote, "I should write something similar".
Just so it's recorded that I wasn't fooled twice.
And Ming: you will have to do some sightseeing before you leave. It's Europe. Birthplace of the White Man. Enjoy our ancient civilization. And bring me back a Browning, will you?
I might be doing some travelling myself in the near future. Looks like I might spend a couple of months (Sept, Oct) in northern Alberta. Far away from any place with a name. Details have yet to be arranged. It's work-related. Oil fields produce a lot of water, and we have a device that separates water into drinking water and really briny crap - the volume of which has been reduced by so much that it makes the oil people happy, as they have to dispose of said briny crap, and the less of it there is, the cheaper it is for them.
I see light at the end of the tunnel. . . .
I just love it when progress grows by leaps and bounds. I was pretty optimistic a couple of days ago and then ol'Murphy had to drop by. Anyways, things here in Maastricht are back on track. Not, that Europe is a bad place. . . . it's a hell of a lot nicer than some other Country that I won't name. I just like to be home. Maybe I will have time to do some sightseeing before I leave :-)
Monday, August 11, 2003
Awesome post, Al. I was amazed at the number of people who wrote in saying they were upset with him. Rabbits _are_ food, after all. Such is the internet, I guess. Makes me want to post something similar.
Here's a test for someone - I'm reminded of a guy on ebay who posted pictures of the Bush administration on playing cards, in much the same way that the Bush administration posted pictures of the Iraqi administration on playing cards. So the guy put up a site showing some of the hate mail and support mail he got. (I don't remember the site. www.bushadministration.com or something like that.)
The question is: Is hate mail more or less grammatically correct than support mail?
Hmmm....Perhaps Maddox could help us out with this one....I always presumed that the hate mail that's published on the internet was done so because it made the author look rather uneducated. Perhaps one of you creative CS-types would do something like that....or maybe I could get myself a computer and figure it out myself....
"So I thought about the story of the rabbit jumping into the fire and realized that Grendel would have wanted to give me every last little bit of joy possible, and I should do something truly personal with her body. I decided to make a fancy dinner with her." (via memepool)
Saturday, August 09, 2003
Friday, August 08, 2003
After a 'lil trial and error. I got a whopping score of 131096. My secret to success is:
1. leave the windshield on
2. space the 2 ramps accordingly
3. set the truck to full speed
4. put the man at position 4
If you set it just right the truck rams the man into the wall and then his head gets stuck in the truck's front grille while it tips over sideways causing massive injury. Very cool.
EDIT: Bwah ha ha ha I just got it so I vaulted the little guy over the wall. This is so much cooler than falling down stairs. Now I know how Jesus feels.
I just one upped myself.
Trust me. It's worth the download. Courtesy of the excellent Penny Arcade:
You do, of course, recall the exquisite treat known as Stair Dismount - the game where your objective it to inflict maximum damage on a man as he falls down a flight of stairs. Are you aware, then, of Truck Dismount, where this same man is again set upon by combinations of trucks, ramps, and unyielding walls, in combinations limited only by your imagination? This seems to me a fine way to invest one's Friday, hurting people, and then hurting them again.
Once again, why the Japanese are weird...
From http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=6858&page_number=6 - an article about cars the Japanese have that Americans don't.
I asked the [Nissan] Cube's chief designer, Yoshi Akiyama, 42, what cars influenced him as he sat at the drawing table. "No cars," he replied. "I'm not so much a car guy. I was looking at refrigerators from the '50s. I liked how the edges were rounded."
Thanks for the anti-"if only one person..." comment. A few others followed up on it. I would do the same, but the point's been made.
Not sure where the smoking nazis in the SpoFi thread came from. I feel like taking up the hobby just to spite those rabid anti-smoking types.
Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail says F1 bosses are denying that they're dropping Montreal.
All I know is that if I was Williams or Jaguar I'd be hopping mad since they went to the trouble of finding non-tobacco sponsorship but are getting shafted out of a race because of the wishes of a couple of other teams.
Read the comments Al. Bah. Bah I say. For every cigarette that someone doesn't smoke, I'm smokin three. Oh and ummm Korea sucks. Pimping 101 eh? Don't tell me I gotta fly over there to substitute - again...
oh! and apparently korean sick days are not optional....you do not choose when you feel ill enough to take a sick day...your school decides whether or not you're allowed to feel ill based on whether or not they have a replacement for you that day (which never happens)...fuckers....i'll show them...today I'm teaching them snot, fart, booger, slut, skank, twat and jizz...with a last minute spelling test at the end, followed by pimping 101...maybe next time they'll opt to have one of the secretaries teach for the day
Went to the doctor's office for minor surgery on my foot today, and the nurses prepped the tools, took them from their little steriliser and put them on the sterilised pan that was lined with.....newspaper! Now why the hell would you go through the trouble of sterilising them if you're just going to align them along the comic strips (stay focused doc!) or the sports section?
My SportsFilter post on the Can GP subject.
Between this, Belgium cancellation (one of the best remaining race tracks in the world) and the constant threats to the British GP I'd say Formula One's hubris is going to cause them to lose their core audience. The Can GP is also among the highest rated races on teh calendar.
/Makes a point to go the the Montreal CART race next year.
Thursday, August 07, 2003
I'm sorry. I promised a kinder, gentler blog didn't I? Well this pisses me off to no end. So I'll do what I do best. Rant.
What the fuck? I don't give a rat's ass about seeing tobacco sponsorship on race cars. In fact, I prefer a Marlboro festooned Mitsubishi to a Tide one. It just looks right. Red and White. Like Ferrari. Bah. I've already seen the Montreal GP but I see no reason why they hafta cancel it.
I also see NO connection between motorsports and smoking. "Wow. That car's really fast. I think I'll kill my lungs." I mean, if ya wanna light up to support your team. Go nuts. So long as I can watch the race without suffocating in your carcinogens. I ain't stoppin ya. These cars are fucking expensive. The more money the better. I don't care if the masses have some moral objection to it.
I better stop before I start frothing at the mouth and throw out profanities like a monkey whips feces. *deep breaths* Now if you'll excuse me, I need a cigarette.
I hate Silent Hill 3. I hate it with a passion. I hate the eerie silence. I hate the whatever the fuck those things are that jump out at me from the murky darkness. I hate the cacaphony of static, screams, moans, and clanging. I hate the rusty, blood-drenched, sullen backgrounds. I hate the fact that it's the only series of videogames to truly fuck with my brain. And yes I love every minute of it.
Playing in the dark is an absolute must. If only to enhance the experience, the sheer terror of not having enough weaponry. The constant running through corridors to find - yet another locked door. The frantic twitching when one of those things clutches at your soul. I hate this game. I hate this game cause it's so damn good. True gaming has finally returned.
Deep thought time:
If the Vikings were around today they'd probably be amazed at how much glow-in-the-dark stuff we had, and how we take it for granted.
Speaking about weather. It is hot here in Maastricht. Very f&$%ing hot. 37 deg C yesterday, probably around 40+ later this week. Rain would be very nice right about now. A working air conditioner at the hotel would be fine too. I hide in the air conditioned computer room and I think I will have to bring my pillow and blanket in so I can sleep in the small space behind the Gould mainframe. . . .
Fall from grace
Have I not been a good disciple? Have I not trained hard with the likes of Ryu and Ken? Oh show me Lord, those you wish to punish and I shall smite them! Why? Why hast thou forsaken me?!
Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Postcards from Castlevania
It's rainy here. All the time. I'm at the level where the boss guy keeps beating the crap outta me. Stupid Death. I'll wipe that smirk off his face yet. Now where'd I drop my +5 ogre slaying knife...
damned monsoons...the air has been molasses thick and unbearably hot for the past few days, and we were all wondering "when's it gonna fucking give already?".....well, tonight it did....as we were sitting in the bar...I leave to go home, and low and behold the great imposing clouds of smog grey and pollution brown had split open under their laborious weight and given birth to a torrential downpour....not a problem...
Having no umbrella in a country where the cabbies are preoccupied with protecting their seats...big problem
I'm getting desperate, it's time to resort to...
SYM seeks S[insert color here]F of suitable breeding age in order to produce offspring. Said offspring shall be required to carry on the father's Street Fighter 2 legacy and shall quash all known opponents in 16 bit fashion. Thumbs of steel and lightning reflexes a must. Eligible applicant's are required to: 1. submit a screen shot of your highest SF2 score and 2. undergo a mandatory breast examination. That is all.
Tuesday, August 05, 2003
I saw her out of the corner of my eye today. Quite by chance really. I had no idea what her name was, so I consulted the internet. I would have followed her but she darted away fleet of foot. She had me at hello.
"Best game ever. Beotch." Better?
Ack, shameful indeed. I see the error of my ways. Now if you'll excuse me I must commit seppuku...
So you fancy yourself quite the gama',
Parade your skills on the net, who can blame ya'?
But play four games at once,
Can you accomplish such stunts?
If you think you're the man, try Arcadia
I presume you said "boy" and not man
To subtly refer Tu Tuan Van
His haikus may be clever
"Best fucking game ever"
Has _SIX_ beats, o limmerick fan.
There once was a boy with a site,
Who's haiku's were clever and tight.
As hard as he tried,
with his brain nearly fried,
his syllable count could not come out right.
Had my car serviced
Just a short list of problems:
Wiper blade insert
Firestone sucks ass
Next spring, four hundred dollars
New set of Kumhos
I find new cars weird
Spend money at garage, yet
Nothing's ever wrong!
You've done ASCII art?
Were you proud of what you made?
These guys say you suck.
Monday, August 04, 2003
Linking to ourselves
Increases google's pagerank
thus, The Immortals.
I knew that prices were high for fuel, and I expected the same for restaurants. My hope was that they were paid a king's ransom. It would seem not. And, from what I hear, Germany (and other countries up there) have free university. Makes for a lot of educated people.
Standard of Living
I enjoy my job.
But south of the forty-ninth
I'd earn twice as much.
I so want to hear
"I'm from the land of chocolate."
from a German man.
So the crew over at www.theducpond.com know that we're linking to them, and have thanked us. Well, more specically, Mr. TVT himself, but still. Makes me wonder.
Sometimes I wonder:
Who else is reading this stuff?
And do they like cars?
Step 1: Go to New York City with your wife.
Step 2: Sit on the street with a sign in front of you that says "talk to me"
Step 3: Make a web page about it.
on a similar note, went to see the new Tomb Raider movie on saturday and almost bought the dvd on sunday....
Sunday, August 03, 2003
When Kazaa Fails
China, you bastion of intellectual property theiving pirates, let me give you a collective hug. And thanks for the ROMs, I really appreciate it. Oh. And. HAAAAAAR!!! ^_^
Saturday, August 02, 2003
Mindless web fun time! Around 4900 US men are named Tuan. Duc, you might not like your statistics especially regarding the opposite...
Friday, August 01, 2003
Prices in Europe? You don't get out much do you? Well, we stopped for gas before heading for the site. Price is 1.114 Euros/L. . . . low grade. 1 Euro slightly more than 1 USD. There is a reason a lot of people ride bicycles and those that own a car have small one. A Firefly is a "big" car compared to what they have here. Pretty much all the techs/Engineers here bicycle to work, some as far as 16 km away. In general, things are more expensive than in Canada. The one meal I pay for in the day usually runs me around 15 to 25 Euros depending on what I get. Apparently things are "cheaper" in Germany, or so I'm told.
And for the record, I prefer limericks.
There once was a lady named Bright,
Who travelled much faster than light.
She left home one day,
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.
Hmmm. Too many posts today. Slow workday. This will have to be it. See you all Tuesday!
Oh, and my contribution:
I don't like haiku.
They don't rhyme - it bothers me.
Dumb Nip poetry....
So what are prices like up there? Can you compare the standard of living of engineers and CS-types between Canada and Holland, Germany, Belgium, etc.?
Some of us, after all, decended from these people, and we want to know how they've been doing since our ancestors left....
And everyone: My parents are visiting this weekend with friends of theirs. They're on vacation and they're dropping by for a couple of days on their way back home. They get to see my new house/trailer and help me make some mods to it. The men will be doing home repairs with power tools and the women will be cooking. Mmmmm. Food.
My house is so clean right now Ming would feel at home.
Haiku's are great. Cool site, wish I thought of it. . . . wait a minute ;-p
Talking about cool, I bought a new minidisc player/recorder, the MZ-N710. . . . I guess that would be techinically yesterday (these night shifts with the time shift are really messing me up). . . . Well it's cool to me, to those not overly interested in small portable kick-ass electronics will be wondering why I bought a 299 Euro device that essentially does the same as my other minidisc player except work in North America. Well, I can store 5 times more music per disc, 85 hour battery life, virtual surround sound processing, 6 band EQ, 32X recording speed via USB, cool carrying case, earbuds that "fit" my ears, and Sony just doesn't have cool stuff like this back home. As for the price, sure it's rather steep. However, I get 46 Euros a day from the company and after meals, I still have plenty of cash to cover my new toy and still pay a sizable chunk of a car loan. Sometimes slaving away at work pays off. . . . more so when you're in Europe. . . .