Tim and the Tin Titan


New Expression I Invented This Morning

It's raining shit and I'm driving a convertible

How to descrine those situations when nothing is going your way. It could also serve as lyrics in a Country ballad... C'mon, that rocks!

Message To The Media Industry

Dear Media Industry:

We lied to you. In the golden 80s and 90s we told you micropayments and content protection would work; that you would be able to charge minuscule amounts of money whenever someone listened to your music or watched your movie. We told you untruths which we well knew would never work - after all, we would've never used them ourselves. Instead, we wrote things like Kazaa and Gnutella, and all other evil P2P applications to get the stuff free.


The whole thing is here: We lied to you

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
American senator's stocks outperform the market by 12%. How do they do it? That is what a lot of people would like to know. But like the linked post says:
they are too busy going after Martha Stewart to have the time to look into evidence that our leaders are using their political power and influence for personal gain.

Climbing Links

Ice climbing conditions around the province of Quebec: IanBergeron.com

Rock climbing spots: RockClimbing.com

Free guides and topos, including l'Ile st-Helene: DrTopo.com

Apparently Dawson College has a climbing wall: P.A.R.C.. Very limited hours of operations (Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm) but it is close to/in downtown and metro accessible. I have not yet been but would be interesting to check out.



Affluence separates people. Poverty knits ‘em together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I’ll give you some of mine.
- Ray Charles, 1930-2004

Poverty is a career for lots of well-paid people.
- Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004

It's All In How You Look At It
A comprehensive resource on the different aspect ratios in movies and how they are adapted to movies.

This also demonstrates why you should almost always pick the widescreen edition over fullscreen.


22 Different Ways To Lace Shoes. Just because.

Greate Jokes
No fancy flash anymations with these jokes. Some are funny while others are groaners, but a good crop.

So these two dyslexics walk into a bra...
Q. Why can't the Buddha vacuum in the corner?

A. Because he has no attatchments.

Buddha walks into a pizza joint and says, "Make me one with everything."

Cashier: "That'll be $9.50"

Buddha hands him a ten. Waits. Waits. He says, "Where's my change?"

Cashier replies, "Change must come from within"

Q. How did Darth Vader knowe what Luke was getting for Christmas?

A. He felt his presents.

A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants. He walks up to the bar, sits down, and orders a pint. As the bartender gets a good look at the pirate, he notices the wheel and asks, "Hey matey, do you realize you've got a steering wheel in your pants there?"

Pirate says, "Arr... it's drivin' me nuts."


Ok, I have to stop now...

Cashing In On Terror Fears
I saw this infomercial the other day for a product called the Amber Watch (Apparently, I can't find a link online). It is basically a loud, personal siren in the shape of a functional watch meant to be worn by kids that they can activate in case of danger. Doesn't sound very useful, but ok, I can see paranoid parents wanting this.

Now, guess what time is displayed every single time the watch is shown on the screen? That's right: 9:11...

Is there no end to the exploitation of the fear Americans constantly live in?

InPublic is a great site featuring very talented photographer who take candid shots in public. Take a look here

Found two web sites that collect online, anonymous confessions:

NotProud is divided by the Seven Sins plus an "Other" category. These tend to be longer and well written.

GroupHug is a bit more crude and everything is in one category but it has a nifty random feature.

Both of these are pretty hypnotic, in a very voyeuristic way...