Tim and the Tin Titan


These are not the droids you are looking for...
This article make a very good case of exposing the hypocrisy of the invasion of Iraq on the pretence of weapons of mass destruction. Like one of the comment say, all we need now is for some one in the US gvnmt to say "Saddam never had WMDs, and we never said he did." for the cycle to be complete.


Death of the Olympic Spirit
This article states the the IOC wants to forbid "wildcard" athletes. I find this rather sad, I loved watching these guys who know they don't stand a single chance to even place well yet they give it their all in the olympic spirit. If they are the best from their country, or the only one, then why not give them a shot? Should only the people who have a chance at the podium compete? I don't think so, give everyone a chance and what would get in exchange are great human stories.


Big congrats to my sister, she graduated cum laude from Colby college yesterday. I'm very proud of you, lil sis. And don't worry, you'll get the DC job...

On a side note: 1672km (MTL-BOS-Waterville-MTL) of tarmac in 60 hours is inhuman


Patron Saint of What?
Patron Saints Index Topic List: in case you ever need to know who is the parton saint of fencing, hostages or neck stiffness.

Use Your Powers For Good!
Why do strippers customarily return the third dollar you tip them? I love what Molson is doing with their new ad campains. They also have the Twin Labels one: bottles with a real label on one side and one that reads, for example, "I AM a one-man bachelorette party," "I AM a future entry in your speed dial" and "I AM a naughty little monkey" on the other side. But this being Quebec, we don't get Molson Canadian here. And i say all this as someone who almost never buys beer for himself...

Wired News: 'Star Wars Kid' Gets Bucks From Blogs: This kid is from Quebec. Wonder when I'll star hearing about him from the local news, it'll be a good mesure of the lag between the new and traditional media.

Update: well it happened, they talked about him on the local news a day after I posted this, saying his full name and interviewing the local "internet expert" about how fast this spread. Then even showed a screenshot of the collection page and mentioned the money raised.

Bigger = Better
"The Xbox sized containers are emblazoned with the familiar McDonald's golden arches and the black and green Xbox "X." They also include reinforced titanium struts in order to support the large amount of fries and Coke they contain."


How Jessica Lynch Came Home
I read this article from the Guardian and I was even more discouraged with the american media, if this is possible. I already know that I have to take everything I read or hear form them with a degree of scepticism but this goes far beyond distortion of the truth and becomes fabrication of lies.

I can't say that I am angry, more disapointed. I remembered watching the footage of the supposed rescue on TV and thinking "These guys look pretty relaxed for a squad supposedly under fire" and now I know that my hunch was founded. I can almost see a Francis Ford Coppola wannabe behind the camera, like the Apocalipse Now cameo, "Just go by like you're fighting! Don't look at the camera! It's for television!" At least now I know am not acting too paranoid when judging the american media.


Before and After
"Now, who in the long line of marketing weasels and designers working on this poster said "Let's make her butt bigger"? This is the girl that caught criticism for being too big at a whopping size 6 or something."
Posted by Dome-O-Rama on Metafilter

Nervermind that the movie will suck more that a 10 horsepower pump...


"I need you like I need a mother-fuckin' asshole on my elbow!"
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"Since when does fucking somebody else mean that I'm not faithful to you?!"
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"You really think I'm skinny? Wait - anorexic skinny or bulimic skinny?"
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The Rules of Attraction was a good movie, nothing that will change your life but a refreshing, quirky movie, sometimes funny, sometimes very dark. Just a nice change from the usual holywood recepies.


My mom, who claims to spend some of her passtime in the parallel universe of ladies of 60 and over, has sent me a booklet with a poem from Jenny Joseph:


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and bearmats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.

White Wolf Games + Romeo+Juliet = Underworld
From the trailer, it seems to have the same look as the Matrix and about as much action, guns, asskickin' and leather'n'latex but with supernatural instead of technological. Looks good :)

Yahoo! News - Bush, Blair Nominated for Nobel Prize for Iraq War

Huh? What's this? I didn't know there was a Nobel War Prize...

Montreal Mirror - Music : Kimonophonic Mirror: So I hear you're doing music, finishing your masters and you've got three jobs?
Kimonophonic: Yup. I work at HMV, as a TA at school and, at night, I collate insurance documents. It's basically hell on earth. I just sit in a giant room with all these other crazy people and shuffle through insurance claims of dead people.
M: Awww man.
K: That's where the wildlife helps me.
M: Wildlife?
K: Yeah, I think about them when I'm shuffling.
M: Huh?
K: I think about bears doing stuff like fighting each other and stuff, like, maybe wearing T-shirts.
M: You ever see a bear catch a salmon jumping upstream?
K: Oh man, that's gold! And they like, club them - have you seen when they hit them and they go into a pile?!
M: You mean they catch them and put 'em in a pile?
K: No, man, the fish jumps and they just hit it into a pile. They just bat them like a tennis racquet!
M: Whoa.

Fastest linkrot I ever saw: the original online article is no longer online. Hurray for Googles cache.

Another reason to never use your hotmail account as anything else than a spam trap.


The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

Hum, Heretics, how appropriate :)


"The Bush administration has admitted that Saddam Hussein probably had no weapons of mass destruction. Senior officials in the Bush administration have admitted that they would be 'amazed' if weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were found in Iraq." [via Sunday Herald]

Hum, excuse me, why did the US say they wanted to go to war again?


Gotta love Russian common sense: "Eleven years before that, two cosmonauts overshot their touchdown site by 2,000 miles and found themselves deep in a forest with hungry wolves. That's when Russian space officials decided to pack a sawed-off shotgun aboard every spacecraft."

"The government disapproves, because to any given politician, pornography is like sex with a fat chick or riding a scooter. Lots of fun, but you don't want your friends to find out" - comment from a user on this Plastic.com article: The Wages Of Sin Are Pretty Good Lately: "Three areas: marijuana production, pornography and illegal labor may account for as much as 10 percent of the American economy"


This is a test of the BlogThis button, making a link on Metafilter

Titans: who the gods frear.

Thank you for not bombing