Pirates are Cool.

Captured bits of life... Pirates at no extra cost. Arrrg. Also cool: Zombies, Aliens, Ninjas, Dinosaurs, Vikings, the Noble River Horse, the Sinister Octopi, Robots and Kittens.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Drop D Radio

Back in the day, Mike and I applied to host a radio show on the campus radio... As it turns out, our application was shoved in the winter pile instead of fall. So, now I'm the co-host of a radio show for the winter session of my stay at UTSC on sunday nights from 10-12.
Now, all we need to do is ask Wax Mannequin to come do a live-to-air show, and we will be the best DJs ever.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Its freakin' cold

I went home. Then I did some stuff. Then I came back to Scarborough and brought J-Bo with me. We had good times.
Then, in Scarborough, I wrote my final final exam. English. Some short answer and two essays. Ity was intense, but the content is interesting, so in an odd way the exam was fun to write. Unfortunetly, UTSC is fourty years old the heating in the gym doesn't work like it used to (if it ever did). So, I spent three hours in the freezing cold gym trying to warm up my hand by sticking it in my armpit so I could opperate my pen.
In the end, there were pages of stuff about myth of origin, loss of transcendental certitude, and lots of parts that read like this "Septimus Warren *scrible that you can see 'Jones' under* Smith"

Napoleon Dynamite is quite possible one of the best movies ever. Heck Yes!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Zombies are so freakin' cool

I got back from my religion exam this morning and promptly decided to watch Shawn of the Dead. It has to be one of the greatest zombie films of all time. It's a comedy - but it's also a serious zombie film. It's kind of heartbreaking, but it's happy too. It's interesting, and there are a few original ideas that you wouldn't see in the regular zombie-type movie.
Furthermore, it nods to almost every zombie movie I've ever seen -- "Ash is off today" "Shawn of the dead" "Reports that the virus originated from monkies infected with rage" .... The list goes on, let me tell you. It was done in a clever manner. It was hard to catch some of them.
It was a good time, after that religion exam.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Micro-Instants and Potential Time

The more I work on it, the more this theory of time I'm making up keeps developing. Sure, I'm making it up as I go along, but its still a valid philosophical argument.
What the hell is a micro-instant anyway? And why am I talking about potential time when discussing the future?

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Night of studying ... Right ... Studying

I was working on some studying when Paul got back from his home. We had earlier made plans to gather up a posse and hit up a restaurant for some high class dining. It wasn't long before we contacted Mike-on-a-Bike and tracked down Ryan and made our way across the ice path to the parking lot, where we traversed the streets of Scarborough searching for a place to eat/
Mike, as usual, gave a running commentary on the surroundings. "You see that Pharma Plus over there? Notice how the R is missing? It fell on my car last week."
The restaurant was fun - we amde fun of each other and drew a picture of Paul at age 3 - Mullet with frosted tips and gotee - and a few other random things on the table. The waitress earned her tip by writting her name upside in fancy letters on the table - it was messed up, but cool.
After dinner we all went back to good old B-3 where mike and I proceeded to lay down the demos for our second track, which is as yet unnamed, but is pretty hardcore.
Overall, good times were had, and who can complain about that?

Friday, December 10, 2004

Intensity squared

I didn't forget about my faithful blog, i just got to busy studying to write anything here for the last day or two... or did I? I've sort of lost track of time, ever since I started ignoring the sun... When was the last time I went outside?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Making his first appearance since July...

My old friend Migrain paid me a visit when I woke up this morning. Dirty bastard. So instead of studying for all those hours I spent in bed, I was battleing nausea and the feeling of there being a shaft of a rather warm arrow sticking through my frontal lobe. Man it sucked. Plus, I had no warning of his arrival, 'cause I was asleep for the spots. I'll get you someday, Migrain!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Optimal Practice Hours: Two till Five ... am

It was about 2am when Mike came online, saying he was ready to play. We were going to lay down some fat beats and jam last night, but the night just got later and later. I guess, in the end, I wasn't all that tired so I decided that, indeed, we could jam a little.
Well, we worked on some stuff, a played a little bit of nothing and decided two things - 1. We need structure. We need to have actual songs, not just random jam sessions and 2. We need a proper name. As awesome as acid river may be, it just doesn't cut the mustard.
We spent hours looking for a name, and we explored some of the more interesting Strong Bad Emails while we were at it. Eventually, we just went back to playing (my sincerest apologies to the Korean guy next door - we weren't that loud though). Mike and I built off a jam we had been playing a few hours eariler adn wrote a real and for true guitar peice - classical accoustin vs. electric. It's all mellow and stuff. Goodtimes funjob x 4.

Monday, December 06, 2004

My fingers are cold

I had this intense vivid dream about a blizzard last night.
I woke up, and there was snow everywhere. Hehehehe... Score. I control the weather. No, really, this is the second time that it seems like I've made it snow in as many weeks. Maybe my errant comment of "I wish I were an X-Man" after seeing X-Men 2 in the drive in at Owen Sound came true. My power? I can make it snow. My name? Uhh...


I really can't think of anything corney enough to be my x-man name. But my Wu-Tang Clan name (accoring to the Wu-Name generator) is Radiophonic Oddity. Word.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

A little taste of home

I made pork chops in soup for dinner. Nothing special, I know, but damn, did it ever taste good. It reminded me of home - ah... home... Its almost christmas time, and I can go home.
Between now and then... EXAMS
Argh, Argh. Argh. Whatever will I do?

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Been to the Future

What is time, anyway? Damned if I know, but I'm writing a philosophy term paper on the nature of time. It sure is interesting, I need to come up with 2000 words of what time really is, and how it works. I have an idea that might be original, but who knows how I might argue it?I'm going to have bring good old Achilles running a race against a turtle into this one, I think.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Where has System of a Down been?
Why has there been no new album?
What has the ever active Serj Tankain, the Screamin' Armenian been up to lately?
These questions I began to ponder the other day. I was thinking about the guy in Wiarton that looks like Serj(so much so that, the first time I saw him walk past my house, I almost rushed outside to ask for an autograph) and began to wonder, what has System been up to since the release of Steal This Album?
My answer came to me in the form of the internet. There are two new System of a Down albums coming out next year, called Hypnotise and Mesmerise. Score!
At any rate, I just felt like saying something about my love for System.

BONUS MESSAGE: Thornley is sold out - Scalping adventure commences on friday.