Thursday, February 28, 2002

Pope says abortion could lead to down fall of democracies

Wow, and I thought we had to worry about corruption, deceit, evil, economic collapses, and Black Ops. Turns out it's abortion that's the biggest danger. Who knew?

Hey, Pope. I'm sure you mean well, but stick to the patriarchal, ritual-obsessed religion you're the figurehead for, okay? Don't think you want to advertise the fact that you got off the clue bus a while back.

Friday, February 22, 2002

Russians Challenge Skating Results (

Okay, now they're just sulking.

If this is the way it's going to be in figure skating from now on, then take the sport right out of the Olympics, because there's no point to having countries contest results after every competition. If the Russians feel hard done by, well, it was their own fault for arranging the deal with the French to get their pairs skaters on the podium. Sure, the system is corrupt, but that just provides you with opportunity. It does not give you any moral high ground.

Suck it up, Russkis, 'cause you ain't getting that gold. And you're not getting our gold either.

Thursday, February 14, 2002


Now, I don't mean to be overly blasphemous here, but the 'sport statue' depicting Jesus helping out a kid with his baseball swing is really funny. And doesn't His face look like he's grimacing a bit? "So, Jimmy, this is how you hold your bat. Now, give it a good stroke, that's it..."

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Yahoo! News - Skating Judges Stun NBC Announcers

Russian figure skating pairs haven't lost the gold since the 1960 Olympics. Last night, the Canadian pair, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, proved that you can be the best in the world, deliver the superior performance, and it still doesn't matter. The Russians win anyway, despite an obvious technical slip-up. As a Canadian, I suppose I could be overly biased. Yet the American broadcasters, Scott Hamilton and Sandra Bezic, were also shocked that the Russians won. Injustice reigns at the Olympics. Gee, what a surprise...

Monday, February 11, 2002

New York Daily News Online | News and Views | Beyond the City | Insider Book on W: Hail to the Cheez Doodles

So Bush doesn't know who Leo DiCaprio is. So Bush is somewhat clueless about the pop culture of the nation he's currently leading. So what? Would we really want a President who could kick ass at Trivial Pursuit? We're not looking for nerds at this job, are we? Besides, was Reagan up on the pop culture of the time? Bush Sr.? I think Clinton spoiled the popular press by being such a pop culture whore.

Although the thought of Dubya doing a Dr. Evil impression gives me the shivers.

Thursday, February 07, 2002

Lucasfilm unhappy over Enron use of Star Wars names

Is Lucasfilm ever happy about anything? They shut down fan sites, whine about how Jar Jar was misunderstood, and now they don't like how Enron used Star Wars names for their subsidiaries. Wah-wah-freakin-wah. Why doesn't Lucas worry about the important stuff, like making sure the next two SW movies don't suck?

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

Canadian Cable Giant Mulls New Fees To Curb 'Bandwidth Hogs'

Those rat bastards. Well, I knew this day would eventually come; for most high-bandwidth users, their fat pipe is barely used for much more than casual surfing and e-mails. For hardcore maniacs, though, it's all about snagging music, videos, games, and programs. That's right - this whole thing is about file-sharing programs like Morpheus, Kazaa, and Audiogalaxy. You want to download the latest pirated videos and games? You're gonna pay for it. Still cheaper than buying the real thing, sure, but Rogers Cable figures, if you're going to break the law, why can't we get a cut?

All I can say is that they better have a bandwidth meter for their users so we know how much we have left each month. I wouldn't want to be 10 MB away from finishing my download of Lord of the Rings only to find that I've incurred an extra forty bucks in bandwidth fees.