Thursday, December 22, 2005

Why are so many people stupid?

Durring my regular surfing I came accross this site and I almost pissed myself laughing.

"No parent, not a single one, in this country would spend money designated for child care, and given to them for that reason, on beer or popcorn. It is disgraceful to suggest otherwise."

So you're telling me that everyone who has figured out how to have sex is going to be a responsible parent? I have to call bullshit on that one. Have you looked around lately? Who is doing all the vandalism then? I'm sure there aren't gangs of 38 year old business men running around with spray paint tagging fences. And there aren't any parents stumbling out of the Barry after last call. No parent would spend their child care money on hairspray to get loaded. Well they'd steal the hairspray but you see where I'm going with this.

All these people need to pull their heads out of their asses, no matter how far up there it is, and realize that there are some people that don't care about their own kids.

I know its hard to take it when a politician speaks the truth but it does happen once a generation.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Its an Ubuntu Christmas

I mentioned Ubuntu Linux before and I finally got the free CD's. So I got 10 regular, 3 AMD64 and 2 PPC CD's. I was so excited to get the Mac version so I could try dual booting my iBook until I found out that there is no drivers for the airport extreme because it is made by Broadcom. Broadcom won't release the info that the open source community needs. Selfish bastards. What are they going to do with the info other than make drivers? So as it sits I have no point to putting it on my laptop. I am having fun with it on my work laptop though. I was running kismet and ethereal at work to keep an eye on everyone.

I'm thinking of dual booting my Athlon64 machine at home since its actually a 64bit OS. We'll see. I might wait on that one until I move out.

So anyways if someone wants a copy let me know. Its by far the easiest distro I've ever used. Its based on debian and the software is installed through packages so its pretty easy "sudo apt-get install package name" There is also a graphical way to install software but the command line is straight to the point and powerful. Unfortunately it doesn't keep files in the usual locations compared to other distros but on the other hand there is a good guide to help you out.

Check it out, you don't always have to use Windows.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas is almost here...

and its about damn time. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I hate the time from Halloween until Christmas. You know the time, you're barely done smashing jack-o-lanters and the Christmas decorations are already going up in stores. They just can't wait to suck you dry and make sure you are jolly about it. The commercialization of christmas is getting so bad even Santa can't stand it.

This time of year you are trying to go over a list of who you've bought presents for and who might buy you some. A sad ranked list where you are trying to figure out how much that person is "worth". How much should you spend on them without looking like a cheap ass or making their gift to you look like crap. You also never want to be caught without a present for someone who bought you one. Now there is always this method but we never think of actually trying it.

Of everything about christmas I think I hate the music most. Well I shouldn't really say that. I like the music but after 2 months of it I'm ready to go on a shotgun rampage. I'm actually amazed that I survived 3 years working in retail. Having to listen to that much Christmas music really ruined it for me. Now the only time that I enjoy it is when its on my grandparents turntable on Christmas morning. Its not an isolated incident either. If you work in retail watch your fellow employee's, you can actually see the music suck the life out of them. The season starts with everyone singing along but it soon turns into people cringing everytime their most hated song comes on. It also seems that everyone has a different one that tries to send them over the edge.

Atleast picking out presents for people is easy. Yeah right. Quantum physics is easy, this stuff is hard. It really goes to show how much you know about your friends and how much they know about you. Everyone whose tried to fake joy at opening a present can relate to this one.

Too many people think a present has to be cool. Why not buy people stuff they really need? This morning the radio was talking about what not to buy your wife. Things like vacuums and apliances were on that list. Why can't you buy those? So what if they aren't cool or romantic. Its something that is needed and will be used. I don't care if I get underwear for Christmas, its something that I always need. Some people get it though. I bought Lindsay's mom a turkey lifter for Christmas. Its not a cool gift and it was cheap, but it was something that was on her list for the past 6 years. Of course she could have just been feigning excitment about it.

I guess I haven't painted a rosey picture of Christmas here but that doesn't mean that its a bad holiday. It is just too comercialized now. People think that they have to spend money to make people like them or to avoid dissapointing them. Just have fun and buy stuff that people want/ask for/need. Don't worry about what it costs its the thought that counts.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Beer and popcorn

Why don't people ever tell the truth? It seems like everytime that a politician is truthful the general population jumps down their throat. The Liberals are in hot water because one of the PM's aids said that parents would use the money that the conservatives are promising them for their kids on other stuff. He said that they would use the money for "beer and popcorn". Now everyone is angry and whining about the Liberals. Now I'm not one to defend the Liberals, in fact I don't like them, but come on people pull your head out of your ass and realize that there are lots of parents out there that do use government money on booze. Take a look around in some of the poorer area's and realize that the people stumbling out of the Barry probably didn't work to get the money to get wasted. Ask the 15 year-olds that robbed that 82 year-old lady how often their parents were out spending the baby-check on booze. Maybe if they didn't their kids wouldn't be robbing old women. Take Jim Pankiw for an example of what happens when you do speak the truth. He got into a lot of shit over his indian crime pamphlet. He wasn't lying when he wrote that. They were all real stats from stats Canada but yet everyone was mad that he was a "racist". He didn't massage the numbers to make the indians look bad, they just commit a lot of crimes. I realize that they do that because they are poor and people are racist but they've at some point got to realize that they write their own fate. Another story in the news is the people trying to draw attention to all the missing female natives. They say that the police and the government doesn't care about them because they are native. Where where YOU when they were working the streets, selling their bodies, doing drugs and committing crimes to support the drug habit? All these mothers and aunts are quick to blame the government when their daughters aren't found but I don't think they even realize that they could have done something to prevent this. Maybe some people are beyond help but take some responsibility for your own damn lives. You are adults and you need to take care of your children. These things didn't all just happen by themselves. Apathy is not a way of life and everyone should do their part to make sure that these things don't happen.

I see stupid people

Friday, December 09, 2005

"... is restrained by no rule human or divine."

I'm sure most of you have heard of the Liberals wanting to ban all handguns in Canada. If you haven't, please open your eyes', pull your fingers out of your ears and step out of your parents dark basement. Anyhoo Paul Martin and the rest of the "Liberals" are losing the war in Toronto on gun violence and are sure that the way to remidy it is to ban all handguns. Now I'm sure that all these crimes are being committed by people with legally registered handguns so this plan makes perfect sense. Its much easier than changing the law so that there are tougher penalties for having an illegal gun or taking some other steps to stop illegal handguns from entering the country. All these people went through the time and expense to register their handguns with the government so they would be really easy to find to take their guns away. But surely the government can't just take them away... or can they. This article points out that "'Thou shalt not steal,' has no legal force upon the sovereign body." and the government is restrained by no rule human or divine when it comes to taking away your property. We can thank the Mulroney government for that one. It can be pretty much summed up by the old guy working at Wholesale Outfitters.

Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Canada.

I'd hate to be the guy that has to take everyone's guns away from them.

The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away

It finally snowed! Then it melted. Bastards. Well atleast I got a chance to play in it with my truck. I picked it up durring the summer for $1500. Here are a couple pictures

(Thats not me in the picture)

I've been waiting for a day like that so that I could have some fun. I haven't owned a rear-wheel drive vehicle for a couple years so I did lots of doughnuts last night. The Lawson Heights mall parking lot looked like a giant Olympic's symbol and I was drifting all over the place around here. Ah I miss that, the e-brake on a FWD car just doesn't have the same appeal. I think I burned about an eighth of a tank of gas. So that should be about $10 at current prices. Too bad I didn't have some video of it. Maybe next time.

So today it hit 5C and it all melted. My car is so dirty you can't tell what colour it is, and its black! I hate the sloppy shit, I wish it would just stay frozen until spring. Course if I had my way we'd have snow all the time.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I wish Rogers would use some lube

Yep I'm getting screwed by Rogers over my cell phone again. Now they say that I changed plans in March, which I didn't, and now they've taken away my $5 credit each month. Its something I've had since the beginning and now I don't get it anymore. Apearently their accounting department noticed the mistake and "fixed" it. Did they let me know that it would now cost me $5 more per month? Nope they just stuck it to me. It seems like the try to screw me at every turn. I got a new phone a while ago, possibly in March, and since then its been one ass f*cking after another. The couldn't put my old phone on my plan for my mom because they are retards. So it took a week and some freaking out at the little girl at the Rogers store. So that was settled.... until I got my first bill. Whats this they are charging me for daytime and evening minutes, hmm.... thats odd I pay for 150 ANYTIME minutes a month. Shouldn't that cover any minutes anytime? So I bitch at them, yep its fixed there will be a credit on my next bill. Yay its all done they rock! Uh... wait there's my credit but there is also a charge for the same exact damn problem. So another round of bitching and its fixed again. Well this went on for 3 months until someone at Rogers reached way up, found their head, and yanked it violently out of their ass.

So needless to say I'm tired of it. I won't be renewing my contract and I am going to investigate how to get out of it early. I was thinking about getting a phone through Sasktel, but I've heard they are no better. Its like politicians, do you stick with the devil you know or try out the other one. You can't win, they're all out to f*ck you.

Whats that in the distance? Its light spilling down through the clouds from heaven... and whats in the spot light? Is it our saviour? No its just Virgin Mobile. I've been doing some reading and it looks like their pay as you go might be the way to go. You get all the features you want and your money doesn't expire for 120 days. I'm going to have to look into this further. I really don't want to have to go in a contract again. I'm considering just getting rid of my cell phone entirely. I'll go back to smoke signals or just ignoring everyone again. I will survive.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The season of Christmas parties is upon us

Wow so my Christmas part and Lindsay's were in the same weekend. All I can say is I am glad that is over. I'll start with mine.

My Christmas party was at the Off Broadway dinner theater and was really good. The food was great and the play was actually quite good. The play that we saw was a take on the traditional christmas story with Joseph and Mary and all that jazz. At this point I was worried, I'm not very religious... Well thats a bit of an understatement. Anyways I was worried that I was going to be subjected to all kinds of religious references and many other annoying things but to my surprise that was not the case. They even mentioned evolution in the play, which we all know isn't exactly in line with the bible. The play was funny and had some extra characters that included a talking tree. Well the tree admitted that she has had trouble saying no to anything since she was 15 so you get the idea that the tree gets around, if thats possible. After a bit of the tree going on like this one of my drunk co-workers in the back ground whispered quite loudly "Hey, the tree's a slut". Good work we hadn't figured that out yet but it was pretty damn funny to hear. It wasn't a late night for us as Lindsay had to work the next morning.

Ah yes the next day. A day that would test my sanity. Since she drove to my party I agreed to drive to her party. Too bad I forgot that her boss lives 5 km out of town at the end of some rough gravel roads. Oh well fair is fair. I would soon learn that I could have really used some booze. First the good points. The food was spectacular, it probably made my top 10 list of meals that I have eaten. Her house was amazing and it was a really nice party. My problem was that it wasn't my crowd. First I don't know anyone so being sober isn't working to my advantage and being surounded by yuppies didn't help. I did have a good time though. The girls that Lindsay works with were pretty entertaining and fun but there were some downsides. I think her boss hit on me, which was uncomfortable. Lindsay wasn't interested when I told her I could have got her a promotion but at the same time it would have taken 6-12 beers before I could do that. The other part was the loud woman. One of them doesn't have an inside voice. She talks loud and laughs even louder. I wish I had a way to quantify it but you'll have to take my word for it. You could hear her from any point in the house and the drunker she got the louder and more obnoxious she was. Atleast I'm in a big house with lots of space to save my hearing but oh no... What's this? I've been volinteered to give her a ride back to town. So now its very loud inside of my jetta, which isn't that large of a car, and then she's back seat driving. If I hadn't have been sober I would have given her a piece of my mind and the ditch. I made it through although my tounge was bleeding and my ears were ringing I had made it!

Then my life flashed before my eyes. It was unbelievably slippery on the roads last night. I didn't expect it to be that bad. I know we had had some snow but it was crazy out there. I figured that circle drive would be pretty good from all the traffic but I was wrong. I trust my winter driving skills quite a bit, I usually have fun doing powerslides and shit-hooks out there but this was scary. I'm not afraid of understeer or oversteer but we went into a four-wheel drift. Yeah no traciton on any tire so my brain went "Oh shit, we're fucked" and my heart started pounding, then the car gripped up again. WOOOHOOO we're not going to die! I drove a bit slower after that one.

Have a good night and drive safe.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Required reading

I'm glad I came across Armaedes' blog one day because he is a genius. This post was brilliant. I especially like point number 3. Pretty much exactly the way I feel about the phone.

And then there was one

So it seems like everyone runs away from Saskatoon in search of greener pastures. Well that is except for me. Mark is moving to Kindersley(SP?) for a new job. He joins the list of Chris S, Kevin and Mark K that have left to find better jobs. Atlest he is only 2.5 hours away instead of being in Calgary or Montreal. I'm not really sure what to do now, I guess I'll have to start finding new friends, something that I have always excelled at *sarcasm*.

On a lighter note I did find something interesting while surfing. Enjoy.