Sunday, November 28, 2010

I got nuthin'

I was trying to think of something to write about for a post, but I'm coming up completely blank.  Luckily, I have this link saved for just such an occasion,  As it says in the URL it's a "how-to" guide on making your own stormtrooper helmet from two ordinary 4L milk jugs.  Now that is recycling!  I would make one, but I take them into the bottle depot and get 25 cents.  Plus I don't think it would actually fit on my fat head.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Old and busted

I hate to sound like a broken record(this will be funny later so reading), but I will just so I can use that joke.  Remember how I was talking about my Nirvana 7" that got broken?  Well, in other record news I got a Ramones related 7" single in the mail today.  I sorted though my collection of 45 records to put it away and came across my Nirvana 45s and I still have that Nirvana record.  Yes, it's broken, but I still keep it.  Why?  Why do I still keep ALF stickers?

Cue the broken record joke!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Crap I got.

A recurring theme here on my blog is all the crap I've got.  Today I was looking through some of it because I forget what I have. 

I have this plastic tower of shelves that I had for a quite a while.  I don't really use for anything except to store stuff.  Once in a while I open a drawer to get something, but not that often.  Today I went through the bottom shelves were most of the "cool" stuff is stored.

ALF stickers!  Yeah, more stickers, but these are puffy and still sealed in the package.

I actually used to have one of the ET keychains when I was a kid, but I'm not sure what happened to it.  It has plastic cards with ET images on them.  I got this from a thrift store along with a second bonus ET keychain and a Garfield one of the same type.

Pokemon jam!  Elaine got this for me in the States.  When me and Copy moved from the basement suite into our new place my parents came to help and they brought Logan with them.  I let him go through some of my stuff and when he found this he wanted to eat some.  It's probably long expired, so I had to tell him he couldn't.

This was back when YTV had a music video show.  I wrote to "Mad-Dog" and commented on why was he always yelling and talking so loudly on air.  I mean it's on YTV so it's not like his viewers are old and hard of hearing.  I guess I hurt his feelings.  I also have a second postcard from Mad Dog for getting a request played on the air.  I requested Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz, this was right when it came out.  The lame part was the week after they played my request they started giving out free shirts to viewers who got their requests on the show.  So close!

Hey Cam, it's a Nissan!  It's sitting on a loonie for some reference, so you can see how small it is.

A Ronald McDonald comb and I think this may be the only comb I own.  I usually keep my hair short enough that it doesn't require combing.  But if I ever do it's reassuring to know I've got this.

Nothing says cool and impresses the girls like a Pac-Man velcro wallet.  I put my allowance in it.

I saved the best for last with my 70's Mego Spider-Man figure.  I bought him from Phoenix Comics way back when I first moved to Calgary.  He's my favorite Spider-Man collectible.

Those are only a few items from the bottom drawer.  There are still two drawers above it filled more stuff of varying degrees of cool.  More crap may be made displayed upon request.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Check out this eBay listing,   That is the exact same version that I have!  Technically, I have two copies of it, but one is broken.  I lent to Willie and after getting it back from him I was bringing inside the house and the record rolled right out of the sleeve on the pavement in the car port.  SMASH!  It totally sucked, but I ordered a new one.  The new one is near mint, never played and never smashed.  I will it keep it safe until one day when I need money for crack cocaine.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh snow!

We've finally gotten our first dose of winter here with snow and cold weather.   Of course everyone is whining and bitchin' about it, but it is winter so I'm not sure what they are expecting.  We got the cold and snow on Tuesday which started out as rain, then wet snow before the temperature dropped and it turned into a light but constant snow.  This laid down a nice layer of ice on the roads.  I watched the news on Tuesday night and there were something like 180 traffic accidents, just during the day.  I'm sure there were more during the rush hour home.  Wednesday we got more snow which was a little better because it actually gave your tires something to stick to on top of the ice.  Still when I watched news tonight there were only 160 accidents.  Great work guys!

We are getting more snow on Thursday which sucks because it's my day off.  I was hoping to go out and do stuff, but with the crappy roads it's just not worth it.  I'll probably just end up staying home.  I could do something constructive like clean my room or organize the basement, but I'll probably just end up playing video games or watching movies.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Now playing III

Here is my play list of all things fun I am watching, playing and listening to right now!

The past few days we've been watching 80's movies which started with the classic Coreys' movie License to Drive.  I guess this movie was made at their the height of their popularity before all the drug problems started.  It's still funny and has a hot teenaged Heather Graham as Mercedes, Haim's love interest.  What ever happened to her?

We followed that up with Tango & Cash, the Sly Stallone and Kurt Russel buddy action movie.  It's has always been a favorite of mine, I like Kurt Russel.  Russel's character has this hand gun that has a laser site on it, but the laser is almost bigger than the gun itself making it completely ridiculous and useless.  Ah, the 80's!

Then we watched Weekend at Bernie's which I hadn't watched forever.  It was still good, but for some reason I seem to remember more hijinks.  Must look for Weekend at Bernie's 2, voodoo!

Did I mention Scott Pilgrim Vs the World is out on DVD already?!  Well, it is.  I bought the Blu-Ray from Walmart because it came with a t-shirt.  These free t-shirts always seems to be size XL so I thought I was good, but turns out it was L.  It does still fit although a little snug, but the fabric is nice so it's good for sleeping in or wearing under another shirt.  I'm actually wearing it right now!

The Blu-Ray has crapload of extras on it.  Chris Murphy shows up to show you how to rock out.

Video Games
I bought Medal of Honor hoping it would be a return to it's former glory, instead it's very mediocre.  The multiplayer can be okay or insanely annoying.  I love getting repeatedly killed just as I spawn in my own base.  FYI, that was sarcasm.

I decided to give my Wii some love and got the "reimagined" Goldeneye.  I like the single player and have been messing around with the online multiplayer a bit.  I've been playing too much XBox because the Wii sure can look ugly by comparison.   It does have cool guns though.

This Tuesday I picked up the new COD game, Black Ops.  I'll admit that so far I'm not really impressed.  Maybe I'm burnt out on FPS games, but it's all been-there-done-that and you're just going through the paces.  I will never go online with this because I know how hardcore the COD fanboys are.  Plus I've been getting my ass kicked playing Combat Training which is exactly what it sounds like "training".  You can play matches against bots just get familiar with the gameplay, maps and weapons to sharpen your skills before going up against human players.   Not amount of training could prepare me though.

Cody got it too, but he hasn't even opened it yet because he is trying to 100% Halo Reach.  Speaking of Halo Reach, Cody bought this for me on my birthday.  We played it on release day on co-op and five minutes before the end of the game Cody got booted from the game.  I still haven't finished it or even picked it up since then.  Whatever.

I've picked up a few CDs lately, but still haven't found the time to listen to them all.  The biggest ones would be the Weezer Pinkerton deluxe edition.  It's a remastered version of the album plus b-sides, live tracks and a couple new songs.   It is good.

I also picked up the new Underworld CD.  Haven't heard much from these guys in a while, but I like their new album.  It also comes with a DVD, but the CD package lists it as being PAL.  I haven't tried it yet, but it's no biggie because my Philips DVD player will play anything from anywhere!

Nothing actually, but I should.  I have stacks (as in plural, more than one, in fact more than two) of comics sitting on my floor.  I just buy a couple a week and then they go into the piles. 

That is pretty much it because I don't feel like typing anymore.  I was going to go out today, but I'm sick and feeling lazier than usual.  I think I will go work on playing COD: Black Ops.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The old switcheroo

Oh hey look, Five Alive.  I could go for some of that.

Hey, wait a minute!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or treat

In preparation for Halloween I went all out and made treat bags this year.  I thought I did a pretty good job as they contained two Hersey's chocolate bars, a gummy body part, one chocolate "Monster Munny", a Maynard gummy bag, a bag of little Old Dutch chips and a bouncy ball.  Pretty sweet right?  Last year we had like twelve kids, so I made up twenty bags just in case.  Okay, the real reason I made twenty bags is because there were only twenty bags in the pack I bought at Dollarama.

Of course we only had like eight kids show up at our door.  The ones that came at least sounded excited because when I was handing out the treat bags I heard a couple kids say "Oh cool!".   As long as they are happy and will spare our placed from getting egged.  I have more left over treat bags then I was hoping for, but this just means my Christmas shopping is that much more closer to being done.