Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Oh yeah, I just shot that dude in the nuts!"

"You had the entire the day off work and I asked you clean to up the kitchen and it's still a mess?!"

"Can't you see I'm busy, I'll do it later!!"


"Dude, what the hell...MY LEG!!"


Doctors were able to successfully reattach the severed appendage with no permanent damage and the patient went on to lead a normal life.

"Booyah, nut shot bitch!!"

Still a mess...


Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Going to Dollarama is always fun just for the fact that they have lots of weird food with funny names.  I've bought many things from there just because the package looked funny or the name was weird.  Case in point would be OK DiscoBits as everyone know anything with the word "disco" in the name is pretty groovy.

I thought there were like a granola bar, but as the package states it is a "biscuit".  Since it's a biscuit that means it's more flaky and prone to crumbs.  I just ate mine over the sink, so all the crumbs fell in the sink and not all over the counter, floor or me.  I just didn't want to have to clean up the mess.  Though looking at it, it the Disco Biscuit doesn't look very good, but it does taste okay.  It has the biscuit base with chocolate(I mean Belgian chocolate) and then little Smartie looking things on top of  that.

These things are made in Holland.  I'm also not even sure what the "OK" on the box is all about.  Dollarma seems to have a few food items from Europe.  I bought some other cake snacks and licorice that are made in Spain.  Why can't we make our own food here in Canada?  Why are our dollar stores so dependent on European nations for snack food?  Get it together Canada!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stuff I done.

Wednesday was another one of my day's off and I thought maybe I should go do some stuff.   "Doing stuff" usually means buying things I don't need and that is exactly what I did, but to mix it up a bit I did buy some one thing I did need.

First thing I did when I got up was go downstairs and get a package out of the mailbox.  This goes back to the whole I buy things online when I'm bored.   It turned out to be a Pokemon t-shirt I bought from a guy who bought it first from Kohl's.  The tag was still on the shirt.  A single t-shirt doesn't take up much space, but it was packed in this big envelope.  When I turned it over that was a Pikachu drawn on the back of the envelope that looks funny.

Package my poster poorly (alliteration?) so it gets damaged in the mail is a no-no, but drawing a funny looking Pikachu on the package is going to earn you some seriously positive feedback.  Too bad the collar on the t-shirt looks tight like it might choke me.

Lately, I've been coughing and phelmy and I thought maybe it's just a residue of my cold.  It seems to be worse when I'm at home and I realized the furnace filter hadn't been changed in a while.  Since we recently just the furnace back on it was probably putting out toxic spores into the air and now I have lung cancer or something.  I went to Wal-Mart and bought a new furnace filter and got the best one they had.  I also picked up The Final Destination and the new Scooby-Doo animated movie on DVD.

After getting that stuff I headed to the food court to get some lunch and ate at Thai Express which has recently become my favorite food court eatery.  They do stir fry's with rice or noodles and you can pick from red, green or yellow curry.  They also do Thai soups, but I don't like soups.  I don't remember what exactly I ordered the first time I ate there, but I was standing in front of the counter watching and waiting while the guy cooked it.  He threw some stuff in a giant wok and flames literally shot up into the air like three feet.  I was like "WHOA!" and could feel the heat coming off the flames so took a step back just in case.  It tastes pretty good for food court food, so if you see one of these go check it out.  After Thai Express I bought a bag of popcorn from Kernels so I would have something to snack on while I watched my Scooby movie.

I wasn't done yet and stopped by Blockbuster on 17th Ave and 35th St which is a mess; the road, not the Blockbuster.  The had some cheap deals on previously viewed/played stuff.  Some Blu Rays were 2 for $9.98 and DVDs for 2 for $6.98.  I was totally cheesed because I had been looking for a copy of Snowball Express for the longest time and ended up buying one on eBay and then they had one right there in the 2 for $6.98 section.  Dammit!  Anyway, regular PV stuff was all 30% off and I got the new Terminator and The King of Fighters movies on Blu-Ray.   They had some games that were just as cheap too.  I got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash Up for the Wii and it was $4.99.  It's basically a Super Smash Bros clone that got mediocre reviews, but for $4.99 why not.  I also got The Bourne Supremacy for the 360 again for $4.99.  It's a third person action shooter.  The fighting is actually kinda cool yet frustrating, but when you do cool stuff like smash dudes faces into jukeboxes or tables it's satisfying.   The camera could be better, but a lot of those type of games seem to suffer the same problem.  I've played the first three levels and so far it's well worth the $4.99.

Soon as I got home I changed out the furnace filter.  When I said before that the filter hadn't been changed in a while I meant it's never been changed since we moved in over two years.  The filter that was in there was one of the cheap filters and my god was it filthy.  There was crap caked right on it.  As a public service announcement I'm reminding you to change your furnace filters at least every three months and if you continuously run your furnace or A/C then sooner.


After that I popped Scooby Doo! Camp Scare into the DVD player.  The gang heads to Camp Little Moose to be camp counselors.   Things turn spooky when if a ghost story is told the ghost comes to life!   Back in 1998 when WB started with the whole straight to video Scooby movies they did so with Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island and took it up a notch by having the zombies and monsters be real, no dudes in masks.  It was awesome and my favorite of the Scooby movies.  Since then the gang has traveled all over the world running into monsters and ghosts, some real and some fake.  Camp Scare sticks to the classic Scooby formula of monsters trying to scare people away and Mystery Incorporated has to find out why.   It doesn't top Zombie Island, but I still liked it.  Matthew Lillard is the new voice of Shaggy in the movie and the new cartoon series.  Frank Welker is still Freddy and Scooby and Mark Hamill even shows up to voice a couple characters.

Another reason I bought this is that one of the extras is the first episode of the new series titled Scooby-Doo, Mystery Inc.  It's a different take on Scooby-Doo which is set in Crystal Cove, the most haunted place on Earth.  The gang are still in high school and introduces the whole "teen love" thing.  Daphne has a crush on Fred and Velma has a crush on Shaggy.  What? !  Daphne and Fred that is fine, but Velma and Shaggy would never happen.  There were funny lines in the first episode and the art style is different which I like, but I don't know about this whole "romance" stuff.  Though it's funny when Daphne is into Fred, but all he cares about are building traps and catching monsters.  It airs on TeleToon Thursdays at 6pm ET/PT.  It's already started airing, so I wanted to watch the first episode so I wouldn't be all lost and confused.

After that was when I played The Bourne Conspiracy and then Cody came home and told me his parents were coming over.  We went out to dinner and Cody drove all the way over the Keg on 16th Ave NW, but it was packed so he drove all the back to our place where we ate at Montanas.  Then I wrote this.  The end.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010


When I'm online and I get bored I usually end up buying something.  Curse you eBay and PayPal!  That being the case I'm usually getting at least two packages a week.  In all my purchases from eBay I have only once never received what I bought and I just e-mailed the seller and told him and he gave me my money back.  Also, I've never received damaged or broken goods in the mail until I picked an envelope out of my mailbox today.

I bought this Kamen Rider lobby card off eBay that must be from the early to mid 70's with plans to frame it and hang it on my wall.  It came from Lebanon for some reason.  Anyway, it finally arrived this morning and I thought it was weird that the envelope had a plastic bag over it.  I turned it over to see that it was Canada Post that had put the plastic on it to basically tell me that my package was damaged.  Thanks?

I like how at the top it says "Apology From Canada Post", but to be fair it entirely wasn't their fault.  The seller should've packaged it a lot better.  The picture was in plastic and taped to a flimsy piece of card board.  And oh man is he gonna hear about it in my feedback.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


With my recent purchase of another Game Boy system (that is another post) I've been picking up more Game Boy Advance games especially Pokemon titles.  They are hard to find, so I've been looking on eBay.  I bought two games off eBay, Pokemon Ruby for Logan and Pokemon FireRed version for myself.  These came from China and were pretty cheap and the shipping was free, so why not?

I gave Logan his copy of Ruby which he played and then saved the game when he was done.  Later when he went back to play it some more the save file was gone, there was no game at all.  Game Boy Advance cartridges use a battery save system, so if the battery fails there is no way to save your game.  I assumed that the battery just died.

At work I was talking to Ian, a fellow Pokemon, and he was telling me about how he bought a copy of FireRed on eBay that turned out to be a fake.  He told me how to spot the pirated versions from the real ones, so when I got home I checked my copy and it turned out to be fake.  Scammed!

One way is by looking at the game case itself.  The main Pokemon games all have coloured cartridges.  The official carts will be more of an opaque case, while the fake versions tend to be more transparent so you can see inside them.  But the best way is to check inside on the game card itself.  If it's the real deal it will say Nintendo and a serial number right on the card and if it's fake there will be nothing.  Also, the fake versions use crappier parts including cheap crummy batteries that never work.

There should a copyright Nintendo and serial number on the circuit board.

I got suckered and bought two fake Pokemon games on eBay.  The seller didn't actually say they were "official", but he didn't actually say they were fake either.  I'll chalk it up to a lesson learned the hard way.  Who would've thought that pirated products would be coming out of China?  Somebody should put a stop to that.  What is next, pirated DVDs?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

 I like Scooby-Doo.  I used to watch the original show when I was kid on KXLY out of Spokane.  Back then we only got three channels on our TV, so I didn't have much of a choice.  It didn't matter because Scooby-Doo was awesome.  I like Scooby so much I even saw the live action movies in the theater, yes I both movies.  I have the DVDs.  I even have a Scooby-Doo shower curtain.

I have a couple old Scooby-Doo comics from the 70's and used to collect the newer Scooby series from Archie and then from DC, but I quit getting them years ago.  Just this week DC has relaunched the series under the title Scooby-Doo Where Are You? that has the Scooby gang heading to Canada in a story called The Curse of the Ogopogo.   I figured I had better pick it up and give it another try.

Scooby and the gang are on vacation at their cabin on Lake Okanagan, "one of Canada's pristine natural wonders".  Those are Fred's exact words and I'm not saying Okanagan Lake is ugly or anything, but I think Canada has many more prisitine natural wonders than Okanagan Lake.  Anyway, the gang run into the Ogopogo who is scaring tourists away from the area or as Scooby says the "Rogopogo".  He also says "Reef rerky reeeeelicious."  The whole concept sounded pretty cool to me and it could've been pretty fun, but it wasn't!  The story was only half the comic, so it was crammed into only a few pages.  They didn't look for clues and run into creepy people who were their suspects.  That is the classic Scooby formula, don't mess with it.  I'll ruin the "mystery" for you as the Ogopogo turned out to be some evil loggers trying to scare away the tourists, so they can log the Okanagan Valley.  The comic was a bit of a disappointment, but at least I got to get some more Piranha 3D tattoos.  Never can have enough of those.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sock it to me?

I sorted through a bunch of my socks picking out all the ones that have holes in them and as you can see it is a lot.  I blame it on my crappy steel shoes I wear at work.   It's not like the shoes are too small and fit tight, they just like to rub holes in my socks, especially on my right foot.  I could fix the holes, but that is way too much work, so I will throw them in the garbage.  That is what lazy people do, but don't worry they are 100% biodegradable.  Now I need to get some new shoes AND new socks.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Inked 4 Lyfe

Today I figured I'd better go to Comic-Kazi because I haven't been there for like a month.  I've lost a bit of faith in those guys, but continue to keep a file there because I've had a file there ever since I moved to Calgary and because I get 10% off.   I get most of my comics from Phoenix, but I'm even starting to slack off on that.  I think I'm getting burnt out on the whole comic book thing except for a few titles.  Anyway, back to the story...

I was paying for my comics and noticed these two little bundles on the counter and picked one to have a look.  They were exactly what I thought they were, Piranha 3D temporary tattoos.  Avery likes tattoos, so I took two to give to him.  The girl told me to take more if I wanted so I took a few more, like 16 more.

I told her they were for my nephew because he likes tattoos.  She told me they also had some bookmarks and I said no thanks, he's only three and can't read anyway and she laughed.  I'm giving him the tattoos, it's not like I'm going to take him to the movie or anything.

Once I got home I decided maybe I got a bit greedy and took too many tattoos.  It was my day off and I was bored, so I thought I give one a try.  I haven't put on a temporary tattoo in a helluva long time.  I think the last time was when I bought a five cent Spider-Man gum from Barney's because back then you got a piece of crappy gum with a Spider-Man tattoo.  I tried putting the tattoo on my arm, but it was too hairy, so only half of it stuck on and it looked stupid.  I was mad I wasted my five cents!  This time around I had to make sure I applied somewhere that didn't have a lot of hair.  When you get older you lose hair in some areas, while you gain hair in other areas, so my back was definitely out of the question.  For some odd reason the sides of my lower legs above my ankles are balding, but only chicks get butterfly tattoos down there, so I couldn't do that either.   My upper arm didn't have any major hair on it, so I decided to put it on there.  It will also look cool when I walk around with my sleeveless shirts.

Inked!  Yeah, now I'm a total bad ass and I know that Piranha 3D tattoo says "Piranha 3D", but what it really says is "Watch the fuck out or you'll get wrecked!"   If I can't fit in with the tough crowd, I can always try being some tattooed hipster.  What am I talking about?  I'm not tough and I can't stand hipsters!  I'm beginning to wish I had grabbed some bookmarks instead.