Excuuuuse Me Priiiincesss

This is so awesome. Episodes of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Legend of Zelda streamed to you and available for free! Oh man that’s some campy retro goodness. Spunky Zelda and that whiny, horny, jerk Link — Link’s never been looked at in the same light since that series aired. Now if only they had Captain N…

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Kerry Fraser should be hanged by his intestines

Explain to me how, after this and this, Kerry “Hair” Fraser got to be a referee for game seven. This isn’t the first game seven that he fucked up. And I’m not talking about the high-stick call at the end of the third. I’m talking about the bullshit tripping penalty in the first — a similar move to the one a Tampa player did just before Tampa’s game six winning goal, and I’m talking about the missed high-stick just before…

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Countdown

Counting down the days. The current count is: two. If all goes well, they will pass quickly and then I shall be let loose into the abyss of uncertainty. It sounds fun. What I look forward to the most is the likelihood for more frequent downtown visits. As strange as it sounds, I miss going downtown daily. I miss it even though I detest the busyness, the congestion and the noise. I miss it despite my utter loathing of large…

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I Hate Email

My primary email is a catch-all wildcard account, so anything @ this domain will get to me. This is convenient for a lot of reasons. Anyway, my two primary aliases for the past four years were at an annoyingly lousy spam-to-legitimate-mail ratio. I can set up multiple POP accounts and unlimited aliases, so when I got sick of that crap I created a new junk account and set all mail targetting those old aliases to go to the junkbin. Overnight,…

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I Quiiiiiit

I should be thankful that this eBay auction (!!) grew so far out of my price range. That money would be better served staying in my bank account in anticipation of my upcoming return to joblessness. Yes, as of June 8th, I shall be free of this place. What will come next? Who knows. I thought I had something in line, but there’s been no word on that: never a positive sign. In the meantime, it shall be a return…

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New Release Day

Millions of nerds are collectively creaming their pants today as that Rings movie is officially released. Not me. No, today marks the release of two far more interesting things: Skinny Puppy’s Greater Wrong of the Right and the XBox release of Metal Slug 3. While the anticipation for these titles doesn’t make me any less of a nerd, it does make me a hipper nerd. While it will accompany me to the cash register the next time I’m in HMV…

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Elections

All of a sudden, it’s federal election time. Unlike the US, where it’s months and months and months of non-stop campaigning, here we do things quick. In Canada, it’s a few weeks of “when’s the election? when’s the election?” followed by “BAM! Election time!” for, like, a month and then, BAM!, we either have the same dipshit goverment for another four or five years or another dipshit government for four or five years. At least here out choices for lousy…

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Before the Long Weekend

The last place I worked at had a policy wherein any three day long weekend would be treated as a four day long weekend. So on the Victoria Day weekend, I’d be able to take the Friday off in addition to the Monday. My current employer isn’t as flexible. So, here are some tips to make the last day before the long weekend more tolerable: Extended lunch: Order the dish that takes the longest to prepare. Don’t rush the food.…

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Premier Liar

I’m not one to talk politics much, but god damn the Ontario Liberals are pissing me off something awful. Complete cock-gobblers. The worst part of all the fun new taxes that the Liberals have instituted are the health care premiums. The breakdown is as follows: those that earn $20,000 or less will pay zero; those that earn $20,000 to $36,000 will pay $300 a year more; those that earn $36,000 to $48,000 will pay $450 per year; those that earn…

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Halo: Combat

Notwithstanding Microsoft’s stupid pricing schemes, I finally got a copy of Halo. For some reason, Conflict: Desert Storm is a Platinum Hits game, yet Halo is not…? The most proven and critically acclaimed titles for Xbox my ass, they’re just the ones they can’t milk for all their worth anymore. The latest scheme sees $49.99 Halo (should be $29.99 damnit) being packaged in an Action Double Pack with a ho-hum Platinum Brute Force and a two-months free trial subscription to…

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Possible Uses for the DS

If you have ever used a real-time multiuser visual chat — or something similar — then you know you are going to encounter dicks. It’s inevitable. Nintendo’s Pictochat seems like a nice little application, but… a visual multi-user chat on a system that can auto-detect other clients nearby is bound to see the inevitable dickage as well. Also, will randy Brits take to the DS and go “toothing” Nintendo-style? I’m sure the conservative Big N would love to see that…

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Toxic Cloud of Death!!

When we moved to this part of Mississauga a year and a half ago, we did so with the assumption that this would be a quieter area. Since then, there’s been: one refinery explosion, one triple shooting (last week), and one toxic cloud (today). I’m starting to rethink that “quiet” thought. Having a Government of Ontario Air Monitoring truck sitting two houses down from you for the whole evening is just slightly unsettling.

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The DS

The Nintendo DS: the premier strapless portable system. You know what? I kind of like it. Granted, it’s not the best looking system around, and, granted, the initial game library already pales in comparison to the PSP’s, but I think it has the most potential for originality, and in this day and age that’s a good thing. Two screens, capable 3D performance, four face buttons, microphone input, bluetooth AND WiFi, and a touch screen with stylus — and it is…

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