Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nuts Part 2

I'm still messing around with Saints Row: The Third and while I have finished a few more story missions I seem to spend most of my time just goofing around doing side missions and looking for collectibles.  While doing some assassination jobs I finally found out that your character doesn't even need to wear any clothing.   And you definitely don't need clothes if you want to go streaking!

Just because your dude is buck nekkid doesn't automatically mean you can streak.  You have to hit the d-pad to activate "streaking mode" and then have to surprise a certain amount of people in a certain time frame to keep the mode active.  For some reason cops will shoot at you if you streak, so don't try it in real life.

When you aren't streaking you can freely go about your business and nobody will bother you even though you're nude.  I was running around naked and getting into gun fights and I kept thinking I should probably have clothes on, not that they'll make me stronger or more resistant to damage to anything.

I tried to get some good screen caps of me doing my compliment move, The Silver Bullet, while naked but with the camera I just couldn't get a good angle.  I used my taunt in the one below and I think it turned out pretty good.

Again probably not recommended you do this in real life.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


When I was back in Cranbrook I stopped in at the "nice" pawn shop down on the end of the strip by Sandor Rental.  I like it because it's nicer, cleaner, stuff doesn't smell like cigarette smoke and their stuff is a bit cheaper.  When I there I picked Saints Row: The Third for the XBox 360 for only $10.  SR is pretty much like GTA except a bit more over the top and goofy.  So far I'm liking it, but some stuff is pretty hard even though I'm playing on casual.  It doesn't matter how hard it gets because you don't need to do the missions or all the side activities when you can just run around and punch people in the nuts.

When I first started playing the game I was wondering why there was no melee attack when holding a weapon, but as I leveled up I eventually unlocked the "testicular assault".  There are a few different animations for it.  The one in the picture is where he pokes their eyes and when cover their faces with their hands he punches them in the nuts, then you can steal their cash too.  Classic game play at its finest.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


A couple weeks ago my sister went down to Coeur d'Alene to go shopping.  She asked if I wanted anything, but I said no thanks.  It's not that I didn't want anything, it's just that I can't her to get stuff when I don't know what they'll have.  Even though I said not to get me anything she didn't listen and brought me back a few items.

She got me a box of Cookie Crisp, she always brings me back Cookie Crisp.  Don't they have any other cereals down there?  The thing is that I don't really like Cookie Crisp and last time she went down I asked her not to get me anymore.  Luckily the box is small, so I should be able to force myself to finish it.  Hey, Rascal Flatts is on the box!

Again last time my sister went to the States I asked her to get me some of the US exclusive Hostess products like Suzy Qs or Zingers.  That was after I read Hostess filed for bankruptcy, so I wanted to try that stuff.  She brought me back the Zingers which were a bit scary.  I didn't eat half the box and ended up throwing the rest away.  This time she brought me back Twinkies and Ding Dongs even though we have both of the those in Canada.  Looks like I can dust off my Twinkie the Kid twinkie caddy.

Ding Dongs are actually called King Dons here in Canada for some reason.  I like these just because they're wrapped in tin foil, so shiny and mesmerizing...

I'm pretty sure that the Canadian King Dons aren't wrapped in foil, but sealed in plastic.  While not as cool they would probably last longer being in a sealed package.

I'll admit the DC glasses are pretty cool, but I already have a cupboard full of glasses I don't even use.  Remember I prefer to drink my beverages straight from the carton, jugs or containers.  I even have a box of overflow glasses and mugs in a box in the basement.  I just got a Muppet Babies glass from the thrift store a few weeks ago.

In the bottom of the bag we some little vending machine capsules.  I was wondering what the hell they were, but they all had little Domo-kuns inside them.  Awesome!  There was a mustache Domo, monster Domo, speedo Domo and my favorite bespectacled Domo.  These things were probably my favorites and were no doubt the cheapest.  Sometimes it doesn't take much to impress me.

Hey look, he's wearing glasses just like me.  I bet we can be pals!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Back 2 da grind

I got back to Calgary this afternoon just after 5 pm.  I drove the north way through the park and the traffic was busier than usual and there was some scattered showers.  As soon as I drove into Calgary I got hammered by a hail storm.  Some babies actually pulled over to the side of the road, but it wasn't too bad as long you slowed down.  I hope you guys all had safe drives back to your respective homesteads.  Hope the wedding and associated festivities also went fine.  As long as Cara didn't try and put a snapper in her mouth it probably went off without a hitch.

Just because I'm tired and want to go to bed because I work at 7 am tomorrow here are a couple pictures I took with my phone during my trip to Cranbrook.  It's easier than writing.

This was from the drive down to Cranbrook on Friday on Hwy 22.  It wasn't snowing at the time, but all that snow is pretty fresh, so I knew I was probably going to catch up to the storm that dumped it sooner or later.  Also, never ever take pictures with your phone while you are driving because it is unsafe and against the law.

Here is the water thing I broke my brother's roof harness trying to pull loose.  My dad ended up having to cut it off with a grinder.

Here is my mom's new 2011 Ford Edge.  I got to drive it a couple times, it' pretty nice.  It has a back up camera and you can zoom in it to see the look of horror on people's faces before you back over them.  There is a screen in the dash that displays the camera, but when you aren't backing up it's also has all kinds of commands for the heat/cooling, radio, phone and whole other bunch of crap.  I know you are not supposed to be messing with the touch screen controls because you are supposed to watching the road.  That's why the steering wheel has more controls on it than the entire dashboard of my Matrix.  The Edge also has heating seats which would be awesome in the winter.

My mom almost got a red Eco-Boost Edge.  She took it for a test drive on Saturday and then had to wait for all the paper work to get done on the truck and when they went back on Monday to say they wanted that one, Denham had already sold it.  After getting totally ripped off on the truck trade-in and then having them sell the car they wanted, my dad doesn't trust any car salesmen and isn't very impressed with Denham.  They are all crooked!

I went to the Superstore in Cranbrook and picked up of the new PB & J ice cream to give it a try and the verdict is that it's actually not that bad.  I thought it would be kind of nasty, but luckily I was wrong.  It definitely has a peanut butter flavor to it, but the "j" part is lacking.  Needs more j, then it would be awesome!   They also have a Red Velvet Cake flavor that looks pretty good.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hulk like candy!!

On Tuesday Cody and I went and caught The Avengers at the Chinook theatre.  We saw it in the plain old 2D, not 3D or even IMAX 3D.  I already have to wear one pair of glasses I'm not too keen on wearing another pair over top of them.  Yes, the movie was good, so you definitely go see it.  It's not like you are wanting to go see Battleship and if you then you suck.  Make sure you sit through all the credits to get the two bonus scenes.  It's no wonder these movies cost so much money to make because the credits take forever to go through because there are ten thousand people on them.  Some guy even got credited as "Hairstylist to Mr. Downey Jr."  I'm surprised RDJ didn't have a whole team of hairstylists.  What a diva.

As we were driving to the theatre I noticed a sign by the road in front of this little strip mall and it said there was a candy store.  Candy?!  Where's the candy?!  On the way back home we stopped in to go to the Safeway there, but mainly to check out the candy store.

I like the exclamation point on there.

The had of kinds of candy, novelties and even toys mostly from the US and some from England.  Some of them looked pretty lame (peanut butter taffy) and some of it looked pretty awesome (gummy bacon).  I felt obligated to buy some stuff since we stopped there and I bought four items.

It was a game, now it's candy!  I got these Angry Birds candy for Avery.   Apparently he likes Angry Birds, but even if he doesn't he likes candy.

The super mystery box!  I can't say anything about this box, but it's contents will be revealed at a later date.

I got these because they are sugar free and all you do is add a tablet to a glass of water for a fizzy drink.  I got the root beer flavored tablets.  According to the instructions you add one action tablet to 8 fluid ounces of water.  I haven't tried them yet because I'm still crunching the numbers, doing the math and trying to figure out what the hell an ounce is.

I've almost quit drinking soda pop/carbonated drinks altogether.  The only time I ever drink pop is if I'm eating out.  I decided to go for it and buy a case of Cherry Coke Zero because we can't get that stuff in Canada.  I don't even like Coke, but Coke Zero is much more tolerable than Diet Coke.  I don't know why because they are both sugar and calorie free.

So guess how much those four things cost me?  Just take a guess.  If you guessed $32 then are correct!  I was a little shocked when girl told me the total and I was like "Thirty-two Canadian dollars??"  I think that case of Cherry Coke Zero must been like $16 minimum which is pretty stupid.  My sister just went down to the US last weekend and I could've gotten her to get me some.

The candy store actually had a name because they sold shirts with the name on it.  I don't even remember what it was, but it did have the word "gummi" somewhere in it.  If it was any kind of catchy or interesting I would've remembered it.  I'm not why they didn't put the name of the actual store on the sign outside instead of just "CANDY!", but that is pretty short and to the point.  I will probably go back, but not a for a while.  I'll have to save up or take out a loan.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wardrobe malfunction

I only worked a short five hour shift today from 10 am to 3 pm.  There was a lot to do so I didn't have time to take a break until after 2 pm.  I probably wouldn't have even taken one except I had to go to the bathroom.  I went upstairs and used the washroom, but in the process the zipper on my pants broke.  It was completely off the rails.  What was I supposed to do?  Why go home of course!  I had less than an hour left in my shift, so leaving early wasn't too much of a big deal.  Beside I couldn't go back to work with my zipper totally open.  I had to walk around with my shirt untucked just to hide the fact that my fly was completely unzipped.   Luckily, I just bought a new pair of pants last week, but I still have to another pair in case anything happens to the new ones.

Since I got to go home a little early I thought I should use the time to go out and get a few things done.  But in classic Keith fashion I did nothing and fell asleep listening to my Godzilla iPod.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Better than nothing?

It's been pretty quiet lately, even quieter than usual.  Seems like I haven't written anything for a while now, so I feel obligated to write something.  Unfortunately, this is all I got...

I worked this weekend and since weekends are always busy that's when we have people in the store doing promos of products and stuff.  This weekend some people pimping those new Magnum ice cream bars.  In the ice cream aisle there was a girl giving out free samples of the mini bars.  They also had this guy dressed in a tuxedo/butler's uniform with silver platter at the store entrance handing out coupons.  The guy dressed up looked totally hilarious.  It was some twenty year old kid who was like 5'2" and he looked like he was playing dress up.  The funniest part was despite the fact he was in tuxedo and jacket even had tails he still looked like a total slob.  I didn't it was possible to look like such a skid in a tux, but he totally pulled it off.

When I got home later I was in the kitchen eating my dinner and the ice cream truck drives down the road and pulls into our parking lot and starts slowly driving around.  He's got the music blaring to lure out any kids and their poor parents.   It's annoying because I'm trying to eat my dinner and I don't want to hear that crap, but also because he's playing Christmas music.  Why does an ice cream truck even have Christmas music?  I sure don't remember him driving around in December selling ice cream and playing that music.

The end.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bonus stickers

Flashback to a post I made June 2011 about Co-op, stickers and kitchen ware.  Co-op has a promotion where you collect stickers for shopping there that can be redeemed for kitchen ware and cooking utensils.  The first year I snagged a cool stir fry pan w/lid and last year it was cooking knives.  The knives were pretty sweet and I had planned on getting two of them, but I missed the deadline to redeem my stickers and got absolutely nothing for my trouble and all my money spent.  This year they were offering table ware and I didn't want to forget again.

As soon as I saved up 50 stickers I took in my sheet and got the cereal bowls.   I don't drink from cups, so I don't need mugs.  Why would I need a three a 3-piece plate setting when only one would do?  I don't need a serving bowl because I would never be "serving" anything and I'm not even sure what an oval platter is used for, so that is out of the question.  I seem to eat most of my food out of bowls anyway, it doesn't matter if it is cereal or not.  The high walls of the bowl help keep food from spilling.  Let's see a plate do that!

That is the box with my two cereal bowls inside, but you don't get to them because they are staying inside it.  I cracked the lid and took a peek only to be disappointed.  The bowls are so small and dainty.  I'd have to eat almost two of these little bowls to equal one of real cereal bowl.  Maybe I should've just saved up and gotten the serving bowl and used that as a cereal bowl.

I won't be using these so-called cereal bowls anytime soon.  I'll have just put them down on the floor beside my stir fry pan.

 Still there after two years!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Make up your mind!

This is what the weather was like when I looked outside on Saturday morning and this is what the weather was like when I looked outside on Sunday morning.

When I saw it was snowing outside I had to look at the calendar and just double check that it was in fact the month of May.  It was supposed to rain, but nobody said anything about getting snow.  Luckily, it turned to the exact opposite less than 24 hours later and you didn't even need a jacket when outside.  Can we get a little consistency please?

Friday, May 4, 2012

*knock knock*

Who's there?


For the first time we had some Jehovah Witnesses come knock on our door.  Luckily, Cody answered it but at least he some good cool enlightening reading material.  The other day some utilities knocked on the door while we were in the middle of a game of squad death match and I'm the one who had to answer the door.  Turns out our squad still won even though I was absent.  Probably because I wasn't out running around getting killed.  Anyway, Cody was polite enough to take propaganda, but that might just encourage them to come back.  He can answer the door next time too then.

Jesus loves the environment...

...and so do we.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Zoom zoom

Today Mike sent me a link to an article and video clip at the website Gawker about Wil Wheaton and the Calgary Comic Expo.  From Gawker I followed a link to their sister site Kotaku where I found an article about a 1976 French short film.  Turns out Kotaku just reposted an entry from over at the Rockstar website.  Confused yet?

Anyway, you need to watch this French film called C'etait un Rendezvous, but don't worry it clocks in at under 9 minutes.  It's basically a dude driving around Paris with a movie camera strapped to the front of his Mercedes.  This guy isn't out for a Sunday drive, he is breaking all kinds of traffics while speeding, running red lights and crossing into opposing lanes of traffic.  The film was made without any permission or any film permits and supposedly the director was arrested when the film was released cuz everyone was pissed out how he endangered the public.  The film turned out cool though.

I recommend watching this film and you can check it out over on the Rockstar website