Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I have some old notebooks I could scan but probably won't. One can only take so much teenage rage/pain/horniness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I'm going to take a lot of amazing video in Japan and I want to be able to to something with it.
This is a video I took of my friends lighting Canada Day fireworks in Christy Pitts. Matt had a close call trying to light one of the pyrotechnics. I added titles, an instant replay,and cut out the borring parts, then added music from Matt's band The Stormalongs.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I woke up early to make breakfast for my brother. I made bacon, eggs and hashbrown potatoes. We are out of ketchup. We were out last week. Paul knows this. He went to the store to pick up dish soap and ketchup but returned only with two 2 Litre bottles of coke.
"Where's the ketchup?" he asks. I indicate the tiny amount left in the bottle to which he scoffs.
He throws a five dollar bill in front of me and orders some ketchup, like a boss. I don't have a job so I know when I'm being spoken to like an employee. I can't remember the last time I felt so disrespected.
I don't mind paying for things, I paid for the bacon eggs and potatoes. I don't mind going out and getting things, I just don't want to be treated like a servant.
*Edit (Paul apologized and I feel better)
Friday, November 18, 2011
|The New Blue Jays logo|
The fancy event to announce the new logo was invite only and fans & bloggers were left out, John Lott wrote a good piece at the National Post (Toronto Blue Jays regret leaving fans out of logo unveiling).
Never one to miss a chance to meet a Blue Jay I rushed over to the Eaton Centre to see the new units up close and get my baseball signed. I have a ball signed by Al Leiter and Rob Butler from when I was a little kid. I always wanted to add to it and have it covered with Blue Jay autographs.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
|my tasty homestyle breakfast|
Trying to get my shit together. I woke up when my alarm went off. Made a nice hearty breakfast and listened to the Nick and Artie Show. It's a podcast of a sports radio show by two comedians Nick Dipaolo and Artie Lange. Artie was on the Howard Stern Show for years up until his suicide attempt last year. Its great to hear him again, he's so funny. I'm glad he's off the horse.
I've got to head out to meet up with my Granny for some dinner and conversation. She takes an art class at OCAD weekly and I try and meet up with her beforehand.
Monday, November 14, 2011
A joke is made about drummer Nick never having learned how to count bars. One should never jest about such a great drummer.
They close out the jam with Iron Trees (check it out in itunes).
Great to be back in the dank rock sweat dungeon.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
|Denison Ave, My old street|
I should mention I'm going to Japan next month. My good friend Koji is getting married! If you haven't met Koji then your life is missing a small chunk. We met while working for the
I went ahead and booked my flight last night. I figure it's not getting any cheaper the closer we get to Christmas. I got a good deal on Air Canada. I will be there for Christmas and New Years.
I told Koji that I had booked the flight, to which he replied: "I'm double cheese deluxy excited!!!!!!!"
I need to go to the gym tomorrow, no excuses. I'm not fat but I'm getting a little belly.
I also have to learn some more Japanese. I took an introductory course a few years ago but I'm rusty. I don't want to look like a tool. I remember how to say "No I am NOT an American, I am a Canadian" but beyond that I'm going to have to study up.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Mom made me some scrambled eggs and an english muffin. My eggs never taste this good.
Watching Judge shows on TV together, we pass out own judgments.
We crack cases on police procedural dramas.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
|Young Adult Lil Tuffy Poster|
I went to Strombo's "secret" movie at the Tiff Bell Lightbox. I had guessed it was Young Adult, I was right (Strombo tweeted me with a denial, then a wink).
The lineup was huge.
The guy in front of me was dressed like Dr. Who, different guy but I have seen it before. It's not Hallowe'en dude. I feel I have to point out that a grown man is playing dress up going to see a movie called Young Adult. I don't get it, I like Super Mario, but if I wore white gloves, a red shirt, overalls and a tool belt you would think I was fucking insane.
|Cosplay Dr Who Manchild|
The movie was great. I wrote a review here.
Jason Reitman and Diablo introduced the movie and came out for a Q&A after the screening.
On the way out of the theatre the Tiff staff handed out limited edition poster prints from Lil Tuffy, an artist out of San Francisco.
I waited around afterwards . I talked to George Strombolopolous. He really made this an event for the people. He rocks.
I missed Jason Reitman, but I saw Diablo Cody and she autographed my copy of Juno and my Lil Tuffy poster. I will post a picture once I get it back from the frame shop.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
When I hang out with filthy tent dwelling hippies it will be at Burning Man.
I would rather occupy my apartment and use my newly purchased consumer goods. My mom bought me a Keurig coffe machine. I've had 3 cups today, time to chill.
I'm going to Strombo's secret movie tonight. I tweeted that I thought it might be the new Diablo Cody scripted Young Adult and Strombo tweeted back "nope". The Rum Diary is out next week, so it could be that. I'm gonna stop guessing. It was almost a year ago I was running around trying to find the Tron Legacy screening.
Friday, October 14, 2011
|The CNIB Metropass ALREADY has a clipped corner|
So what is the purpose of heralding a feature for blind people on a card blind people dont use?
Mayor Rob Ford has been itching to cut the visually-impaired gravy from the city budget since he first saw a glaucoma stricken old lady pass the fare box without paying. Here is a previous post where Rob ford makes his intentions to cut CNIB metropasses clear. The move would be unpopular, but so are most actions of the lumbering mayoral lummox.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
|Construction on Queen St W|
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fitting I should find myself at the Second Cup where I was blogging from last year, this same time. back then it was because the internet at my place wasn't working. My new place has no internet problems, and it's right across the street from me now (i can see my bedroom window from here). Still it's better to get out of the house, away from the distractions(I can't get away with smoking bowls and listening to Howard Stern here). I should be over here every day, at least till I get a little focus.
Without the film festival to keep me busy I'm a little lost. It's what I'm good at and now I have nothing to do. I was so busy during the film festival I never had a chance to blog.
|A look out the window from Second Cup, Tortilla Flats in BG|
now Im feeling a might peckish and think I will run across the street for
I will be back.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
|Slothbert Love Chunkie|
|Mutant & Proud|
|Masters of Death|
I'm happy with the shirts I got. I was worried I would get some Dr. Who or Firefly parody shirts and never be able to wear them (Don't hate me, I'm just not a fan).
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
I thought about catching a bit of the game between movies and im glad i did.
So far the score is nil, but its so refreshing, a beer in my hand.
Jays are up. And down.
They just ran a moneyball trailer, its at tiff but i will wait to see it when it goes wide in two weeks.
When the jays strike out 7 batters we can get a slice of shitty pizza. Two more strikeouts.
Jays back up to bat. Lets get some action on the score board.
Mike macoy leads off the bottom of the third...
Hits, out at first. Lets go blue jays. I am live blogging from my phone
by the way. Scoreless going into the fourth inning. Camera man just sumed it up, both teams going nowhere.
Im going to have to head up to the lightbox soon. I have a movie in 45 minutes. leaving now 0-0 in the 5th. so glad I came out.
(Baltimore won 2-0)
This is my first rush line of 2011 and my first press & industry screening ever. As a volunteer I am able to use my vouchers to get into p&i screening if any empty seats are left. Im hoping to see drive, but i may have to settle for something else if its full.
Last night I saw two films (after working an 8 hour captains shift at the lightbox). From Up On Poppy Hill & xThe Raid. (reviews soon).
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Toronto International Film Festival begins today, I will be a Volunteer Captain at the tiff bell lightbox. Afterwards I have two movies to see, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, and the first midnight madness film THE RAID. I will post reviews of EVERY film I see.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Kevin recognized me from a previous encounter (but not this one) and was surprised he had blocked me. He said all was forgiven and he walked out and gave me a hug. It was overwhelming. It's hard to describe.
I woke this morning to find myself still blocked, but Meggles233 came through and then I started to get a lot of "follows" all of a sudden.
I am now unkablocked by the man himself.
Monday, June 20, 2011
|I am a stupid ANONYMOUS internet asshole|
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Go see it this weekend!
JJ Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) has a flair for monsters, and a real flair for lens flares. His collaboration with Steven Spielberg is a match made in film-geek heaven.
Comparisons have been made between Cloverfield and Super 8, and they do share common elements but Super 8 is a much better film. I didn't like Cloverfield, it made me nauseous (although it was on my birthday and I had drank a fifth of Wild Turkey, so I can't blame the shaky camera).
Cloverfield was a bunch of unlikable urban adults running from a monster armed only with a digital camera, while Super 8 has lovable small town youth running from a monster with a Super8 camera. The movie is set in the late 70's and it really works well. everything has a certain innocence. It's funny and cute and scary, and has a certain quality that will make it re-watchable for years to come. Try and see it on the big screen.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I'm working on my New York blog and should have it up soon.
I was too pooched out yesterday to attempt the game. I just listened on the radio and fell asleep.
|Giant Canadian Beaver|
Paul and I watched the Jays beat the Astros today. The dome was open and I got a little sun. Jose Bautista hit his 17th and 18th home run of the season.
Afterwards I went to the AMC. The Rapture was supposedly on its way and I wanted to be watching movies when it went down.
Bridesmaids was really funny, the theatre was 95% women. They reacted loudly when Kristen Wiig's character made a bad relationship decision. It was a good audience to take the movie in with.. It's not "The Hangover with ladies" as it had been pitched in ads. Wiig carries the picture well. Her friendship with Mya Rudolph is totally believable (being SNL alum they probably are).
I have too many movies to see this summer and can't start falling behind now so I figured I'd try and see another movie. I'm all about the Double Bill.
If you see one movie before the end of the world, see Bridesmaids, but if you see two, go see Arthur.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|Do Not Touch, Untitled (Bear/Lamp)|
|The McGraw Hill Building, home of Sirius Radio and The Howard Stern Show|
|The Artie Lange Cupcake from Crumbs (500 Calories)|
|Personal pie, Abertinos|
|"Who has two thumbs and is going to see the Colbert Report? This Guy!"|
|This was in front of a different hotel|
from the ons I was staying at.
|Lego Lady Liberty|