Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh, the humanity!

I am predicting three things that you will say when you look at this website.

1. "What were they thinking?"
2. "Hey, (honey/roommate/cat/Norse God of Thunder), check out this idiot!"
3. "Damn, that's... that's actually pretty clever."

Check it out at thereifixedit.com. Also, I really like the URL.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Kijiji Hero?

This guy is awesome.


In case he pulls the ad down, which I don't know if he really knows how to, here's the text:

"I am selling x box games. There all in good conditions they have no scratches. My deal is if you buy an x box game you 2 wwe or xxL magasins free as purchase. If you are willing to buy please contact this following number between the time of 6:00-8:00 647-xxx-xxxx. "

(I've blocked out the phone number)

Is he selling Xbox games? Or magazines?

It gets better though.

Here are the images he included of the "good condition" games that "have no scratches".


No scratches here. Absolutely none. Move along.

There are so many things wrong here, I don't even know where to start. No, wait, I do. It's by posting this here for all to see.

Buy my friends' home

If you feel like we don't see enough of each other, I have a solution: Buy my friends' house!


Our best friends are moving out of the province because they're "building their dream home". Stupid awesome house on stupid awesome piece of land. So yeah, I'm a bit upset about that.

But more to the point, I'm really going to miss their house. Their house and I have a lot of history.

When Trav and I moved here, we need to find apartments so our wives would also come to live with us. We somehow ended up talking to a real estate agent in the mall and that led us to talking about buying instead of renting and a short time later we were driving around looking at houses.

I don't remember how many homes we looked at... there were a few that were just damn ugly, a few that were okay, and a couple that made the short list. But there was one that made Trav giggle like a school girl. I watched him flit from room to room while his inner monologue went something like this:

This place is awesome! Wait, I can't get too excited about this. I can't own a house. But this is awesome! No, I have to be level headed about this... what will Alex think? Oh, I bet we could get some french doors here and that would seal off the living room... and the fish tank could go here... and the basement is so big! And the garage! I could put the Seven away for the winter...I can't buy a house...

It also helped that Trav speaks out loud when he has an inner monologue going.

He was still fighting it out, but I knew that he was going to buy the house. I totally stepped out of line as the Voice of Reason in the situation and said "Trav, you are totally buying this house."

And he did. And it was awesome.

There have been a lot of birthday parties, celebrations, visitors, wasted afternoons, movie nights and just all around fun at this house. I've invested a lot of energy in visiting them and taking advantage of all that the house has to offer. Energy that I don't want to lose.

So do me a favor and buy my friends' house so I can keep going back to hang out there. Fair warning: if you do buy the house, you may find a tear rolling down my cheek on occassion when I come to visit.

More awesome pictures here!

Really nice photogr...AWESOME PAINTINGS

This guy does some really great work. Not only are these actually paintings, they are really great compositions. I may not be qualified to judge what is and isn't art, but I like these. If anyone wants to buy me one, I will hang it up in our house. And I bet my wife will let me too!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'd like to think I would do this.

This would have been the highlight of any high school graduation ceremony, that's for sure. I'd like to think that were I asked to encourage the latest batch of grads that I would do the same thing.

Go Eugene Mirman! I've watched some of your other comedy on youtube and this is by far your best work, as far as I can tell.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The King of Kong...redux live!

If you've never seen the documentary "The King of Kong", let me catch you up to speed:

There are people that are still competing for the World Record high score in Donkey Kong.

Okay, specifically, there are two people that are really competing against each other, and you should really see the movie because it's truly awesome.

What you need to know right now is that one of the guys is at E3 and is attempting to break the record again... on a LIVE webcast!

Check it out.