Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh, I'm So Mad....

While, I too am mad that Diablo III has to be connected to the internet to play, I don't think I'm on this level of anger.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


So yesterday we reached the 100 followers milestone...which I guess puts me at Wayne Gretzky status, plus one! For all my followers, I have decided to show you the most appealing pictures of Wayne Gretzky I could find. (as a coach though. I use that to justify the "plus one").

Before that though, here are a few good tunes I've recently bought (yes, people still buy music!).

From the CD "Dungeon Raps". I never heard of D Mattolla before, but damn he makes a good smokers album...and speaking of which...

Smoke DZA's "Rolling Stoned" is seriously the smoking album of the year. I've listened to this album front to back at least 10 times in the last 3 days. GET IT.

And now, I present Wayne Gretzky:

Hey look, theres even two from the same game. Hilarious! Anyways, thanks a lot guys, expect a lot more to come!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

While I Don't Condone the Use of Drugs

I do condone watching this video. This video is from the early 1990's, at some Rave in the UK. You wanna see people messed up dancing hilariously? We got you covered.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Weeknd

Last night I went to this super hip party in this venue called "The Area". It was pretty cool. It was down in this neighbourhood called Inglewood (which used to be the ghetto, but has been somewhat gentrified. I remember living down there as a kid, and having some homeless guy walk into our apartment from the balcony out of nowhere). Anyways, they had the "bar" in a shack with a bathroom, and then had the DJ out in the backyard in a shed, which was beside a bunch of fire pits. It was super cool, it just felt like a huge house party. Anywho, while I was there I ran into my friend Adam, who is on our national gymnastics team (or was, I'm not too sure anymore). He told me to check out this guy The Weeknd. Guy is from Toronto, and is super chilled out. So, since it is now saturday morning for me, I give you some tunes for the hangover recovery!

If you liked that, he has given away both of his albums for free on his website. Now, time to relish my day off and start working on an essay and a group project; have a good weekend, all!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Come on F**kin Guy...

Now yes, I realize this video is as old as the internet itself now, but I remember this video when it was fresh. Like 1000 views fresh. Being in Canada and involved in hip hop in High School had some perks. I guess seeing this before most people was one of them. For those who haven't ever seen this before, it is probably the most hilarious rap video of all time. I don't recommend watching it if you're at work (and school might not be the best of ideas either, but meh), as there are (somewhat) scantily clad women in it. Enjoy, my friends (and enjoy the hilarity of his facebook page)

I'd say this is the best thing to happen to hip hop since Big Bear's "Doin Thangs" album cover...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

News for This Week

Before we get into the news, here is a new remix from a friend of mine, Jay Retro (who I've covered in a post a few months ago)

Scientists have developed a new type of birth control that is apparently 95% effective. I'd get into how this works, but its not as effective as abstinence, so why do I care?

If you have kids, do you hate them? Do you hate them enough to ditch them when you skip town? Yes? Okay good. Now do you hate them enough to not speak to them for approximately 30 years, then sue them so they have to take care of you? If so, you are a terrible, terrible person.

Speaking of hate, have you ever gotten into an argument with your significant other and just felt like you were going to explode? Well, in Russia this guy took it a little bit further and threw a grenade at his wife. God Bless Russia.

Ever planned on moving to Indiana (or already live there)? I recommend against doing so, as they've pretty much legally become a police state, as if the police come to your door, without a warrant, you cannot refuse to let them in.

In lighter news, here is a picture of the Milky Way...taken in the middle of the Himalayas.

And since I'm in school and should be learning, here are a few other quick stories (I think I'm just going to call this the 'ticker section' from now on)... The IMF says the world economy is entering a "dangerous new phase"....GM is moving its electric car development to China....Sharks may be the key to protect humans against viruses such as hepatitis....We've appeared to have broken the Speed of Light....and lastly, Man details 9 month sexual encounter with a dolphin (in his new book). Yes, you read that right.

Also we're now at 97 followers; only two more until we get to Wayne Gretzky status (although I guess 100 followers would be cool too)!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Not a Whole Lot From Me

Today, anyways. These last two weeks have been kicking my ass. School started last week, and until yesterday, I'd still pretty much been working every night! Today is my early day, so I'm just going to leave you with a quick post for now (and might do another one during my break later).

This is a tune, its so smooth!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This is What Happens When You Let Me Procrastinate

aka, here are a bunch of news articles I've been collecting for the last three weeks or so. My editorials are going to be shorter today, so I can give you a few more articles to read. Unless I find something really interesting, of course. Then I'm going to give you all my thoughts and opinions on it.

Clint Eastwood, the conservative poster boy says that he "doesn't give a fuck if gays marry". I'm sure the Republicans are happy about this one! But good on ya Clint, I'm glad to see there are right wingers out there who just want people to be happy.

Speaking of conservatives/Republicans, you all know I hate Sarah Pailin. However, back in 1987, I probably would have participated in 'Nailin Pailin'....just as former NBA star (and I use that term quite loosely), Glen Rice apparently did. Yes, the source is the National Inquirer, who got a taste of someones Pailin biography, but still. It would be quite hilarious if she actually ended up having a one night stand with him...mostly because this would really damage her standing with the conservative (or as we all know, southern) voting base.

Man Beheads Himself in Virginia. According to the police, he did this over his girlfriend. They said they'd "Never heard of anything like it".

Just in case you're secretly a millionaire (or better yet, a billionaire), I figured I'd let you know that there are five a few Super Bowl Ad spots left! They are 30 seconds long, and 3.5 million dollars each. You're welcome in advance, millionaire! For giving you this info, all I ask is that you put me in your commercial.

It was Pixar's 40th anniversary this year, and they've decided to show you their first 3D model of a hand. Its quite cool to see how far they've gone since then. Seriously, check this out.

We've got two articles about the moon, one about how the moon is going to become a "No Fly Zone" so we can preserve the landing sites for historical purposes (insert argument of "landings were staged, why does it matter?") , and the other is high res photos of some of the moon landing sites (insert more grumbling from conspiracy theorists).

Do you play Facebook/Google/social networking games? Have you ever paid real money, to buy stuff in the games? Would you be surprised if I told you that if that game gets shut down, you don't get your money back? Apparently, some people don't understand this concept. To quote one person:

"You do realize that people paid REAL MONEY for gold items, don't you?...I expect a check in the mail for all of the gold items that I have in the SuperPoke Pets game."

Yes, we DO realize that. Now, do YOU realize that when a service in "the real world" shuts down, you don't get get a refund. This is not a stock market, where you've invested money and become a shareholder. This is a game, where you paid for the "gold" like you would pay for gas, groceries, a TV, whatever. You don't get a refund on that TV when your local Best Buy shuts down, right? I just don't understand how people are this stupid.

There were definitely more articles, but after that story, my brain feels like its going to I don't think I can handle anymore editorials. Anywho, have a good weekend folks, I await to see what everyone thinks about these stories (and if you're really interested, here is a story about a radio contest to win a russian bride, and a toys-r-us manager who laundered a millions so he could have a prostitute).

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Tunes For Ya!

A while back I was talking about getting a youtube account together and putting up song previews and all that...and I've finally gotten it (somewhat together).

Heres a relaxing, liquid one from Subscape. It sounds a lot like another track he's done...but fuck it, I still like it.

And here is a crazy one from Mz Bratt and Royal T. You'll see what I mean.

And on the soundcloud tip; ever wanted to do the polka to electronic music? You have now (and I know this isn't actually polka, but its close enough damnit!)

And here's a nice, smooth house remix of Burial's 'Fostercare' from Simbad (free download as well!). Seriously, this is awesome.

And lastly, here is a preview of the first vinyl release from Tycho Records. Tycho was started by a good friend of mine named Treblesum (or as I know him, Kyle). He's done a lot for my cities dubstep/dnb/glitch hop scene, and good to see his label is finally taking off and getting enough money, and good artists to do vinyl releases. Check it!

Also, I've noticed we're almost at the 100 followers milestone, excellent!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The People Clap Loud When You Win a Grammy...

...Louder when you win an Oscar...but the people clap the loudest when you fall...

Watch the whole thing. Just do it. Does anyone know what show this is from?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dream Interpretations

Anybody else take the time to interpret their dreams? It seems that dreams are our bodies way of dealing with the emotions we keep all bunched up, or that we just don't know about. I had a pretty weird one last night, where I can't really remember the specific "plot" of the dream, but there were certain objects in the dream that really stood out. I hadn't had a dream this symbolic in a while, so I've gotten a friend of mine to interpret it (she has a really good book on the subject. I usually get her to interpret my crazy dreams). As I'm about to go to work, I think I'll be a complete jackass and leave you here with a cliffhanger (insert smug smile here), and give you the dream and interpretation tomorrow!

Until then, here are some good tunes to fall asleep to (and would probably be pretty cool to have in your dreams, imo)

If you've had a crazy dream lately, let me know in the comments! I'll do my best to give you basic interpretations from my own sources, and then let you go from there!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm Starting to Feel Like an Old Man...

I mean, as I write this, I'm eating healthy cereal. Like, who am I now??

Anyways, on facebook, I follow Sarah Palin as a joke, because to me, thats all she is. Sometimes I get a good laugh out of her (or should I say, her PR person's) posts, because they're always just so "American"...but today was different. Today, I was offended. Not as someone who was affected by 9/11 (because in reality, I wasn't), or as an American (as I'm Canadian. I know all you foreigners think we're pretty much the same, but contrary to popular belief, we're not!), but as a Political Science major and just a person in general. Here is the post.

"Ten years ago today, ordinary Americans went to work or boarded a plane and found themselves fighting on the frontlines of a battle they did not choose. They acquitted themselves with grace and courage, just as the thousands of men and women who enlisted to fight in our armed forces—many on the anniversaries of this day—in order to exact justice for their fellow Americans. We will never forget those who died ten years ago today, we will never forget those who died in the war that started on that day, and we ask God to comfort and bless their families. From across this great nation, grateful Americans honor those who defend our homeland. God bless America.
- Sarah Palin"

The part in bold/italics is the part that offended me, as I find it very inappropriate. It just seems like a sentence to really get those real right wing folks on board with her, and is no better of a statement than "Show me the birth certificate". We never seem to remember all the tens of thousands innocent Afghan's and Iraqi's that have died over the last 10 years, due to the "war that started on this day", but we will the few thousand Americans. It just kind of makes me feel uneasy to see someone essentially classify these wars, as wars of revenge (which they totally were), just to stay relevant in the Political system. Patriotism is a bitch I guess, and all these politicians have to capitalize on it (and that's about all shes good for).

Now, don't get me wrong here. There have also been plenty of American troops who have passed on in these wars, and whose families lives have been put through many trials. Every person serving in the military deserves their credit and our support, even if you don't support the wars that they serve in. On a side note, I'd like to give a shout out to my main man Al Penwasser, and his post on 9/11. He was serving in the military at the time, and has a really good perspective; check it!

Anyways, thats just my liberal 2 cents. Time to go watch football, and finish my healthy cereal (ugh, I still can't believe I'm on this). I'm making my girlfriend watch football for the first time, and to keep it interesting, I'm making her count every time they say either "football" or "coverage". This should be hilarious.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

And This Guy Was Probably Thinking...

"Man, you dutch people have some weird sinks..."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jimi Hendrix vs Wu-Tang...The History of Hip Hop and a Free Tune From Noah D/Roommate

Yes, this did happen, and yes, it is awesome. I just bought the mp3's last night, took a listen, and have no regrets spending the ten dollars. Buy it here or just stream it here. Personally, I haven't found a mash-up album I've liked since Dangermouse's "Grey Album" (a mash-up of Jay-Z's 'Black Album' and The Beatles 'White Album'), but this is one of the rawest mixtapes I've heard all year. Wu and Jimi were just meant to be together I guess. Here's a few samples for you:

A while back, the guys at The Rub did a bunch of mixes, showcasing the best Hip Hop tracks from each year that Hip Hop has been around (1979-2010). Some personal favorites of mine are 1989, 1992, 1998, 2002, and for the clubs 2005/2006

And since I haven't really done this for a's a free tune from Noah D and Roommate, on the more Reggae type vibes.
Alborosie - Police Polizia (Noah D & Roommate Remix) by noahd

Also, last night was my University Orientation. It was quite weird, since I'm only 22, yet still technically a mature the orientation really wasn't geared towards me. It was more about how to connect with the younger generation. And while the kids in their first years all all 5 years younger than me (still a lot different), I'm not THAT disconnected with them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Guess Who's Back?

Ahoy there, fellow bloggers!

It's been a long two weeks, but I've finally returned home (and finally have internet again). Orientation for University is tomorrow, so I got off on Saturday night, went camping, and got back Monday. Working was quite intense; every day was 12-15 hours, plus an hour drive there and back. As you can tell, the worksite was kind of in the middle of nowhere. (btw, you can click on any of the pics to make them larger)

Yep, I was down in farm country, where the temperature was consistently 33 degrees (91 for you Americans!) outside. Which, really isn't too bad, but it gets super hot working inside the house itself. It must have been closer to 36-37 degrees inside. This made all the flies that had somehow gotten into the house, coup themselves up against the windows at all times. It was really gross.

Luckily, by the time I left, the temperature was closer to 15 degrees, so all the flies died off. Pidgeons were apparently living in there too (poop was all in the rafters) but I didn't see any.

Here's the tool I used the most...

You need to drill the holes through all the studs/floor boards and pull all the wire through it...

And that is how all of your houses circuits are done up!

This picture is for everyone who saw the last post. Here is the gym, with their kids slide to give you an idea of how big it really is (it took both me and my stepdad to move that slide, btw. Its probably 8 feet long).

And as I said, at the end of all of it, me, my gf and a bunch of my friends went camping in Waterton National Park, one of my favorite places in the world. I think this picture sums up why I love it so much. Its just so beautiful.

That about does it for now though. Now that I'm back, I can't wait to go through all your blogs and see what you've been up to! I also have a few more posts in the making, so expect those in a few days!