Wednesday, December 28, 2005

2 books - 1 review

I just read two books that have similar slants, both written by comics, one of which was very good one of which was shit.

New Rules by Bill Maher and
I Have Chosen To Stay And Fight by Margaret Cho

Bill Maher's book is dull and he just sounds like a whinny little bitch. Every time he tries to make a comedic point, I swear I could hear the whaw-whaw sounds to indicate the joke fell flat. Don't waste your money or your time. He should really read his own chapter on how some celebrities actually got out of their professions while still on the top of their game, something he has obviously failed to do, at least with regards to this book.

Margaret Cho's book has edge to it. Covering politically hot topics with zeal and at times a lot of compassion which with her high-octane language seems odd but works. She does get a little preachy with regards to the issue of gay marriage, but it obviously stems from an issue she feels strongly about. This book is intelligent, while Maher's book comes across more like a spoiled brat during a temper tantrum someone give him a fucken pacifier already.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas!!

For all those who celebrate Christmas, may you have a very Merry one.

Those who celebrate other holidays at this time of the year may they be festive and Merry as well.

To everyone who doesnt fit in either category PEACE.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

There's an election brewing

It never ceases to amaze me how politicians are so gung-ho about solving the nations problems around election time and when all is said and done and they are elected this eagerness to please the nation is all but gone.
Shame on such politicians, namely the one's going for the prime spot.
Here is my take on the big 4:

Harper = scares me, he is W.Bush lite; not so many calories but equally as fucked. Where Bush has pizzaz, Harper is as dull as goat testicles.

Martin = I think he means well, but is a stumbly fool. There's no excuse for a man of his wealth and position as the nations leader to come across as such a weak little turd.

Layton = I ran into him on the street once, my impression, he's an asshole a totally utter asshole posing as a nice down to earth guy, which makes him a bigger asshole.

Duceppe = You know those scary albino's who sit in your car and wait for you to get in and then rope fishing wire around your neck until you gasp your last breath? That's the Duceppe when he's being nice.

What do you think?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

December Birthdays!

I'm a December baby, which makes me a Saggitarius, a pretty cool sign if I do say so myself.
I was lamenting the otherday with a fellow Sagg regarding our birthdays being in December, so close to the birth of Jesus Christ (even though theologians debate the actual date of his birth). As a result we have in the past gotten the shaft. Now as an adult I have been able to overlook the following, and now it actually makes me laugh, but as a youngster it wasn't fun. So I felt it was my duty to inform those of you who might have youngsters or young family members born in December here are some things not to do:

1. Do not give a combo birthday card/Christmas cards, there is enough attention on Christmas and we children of the cold month 'D' need not be reminded of the fact that Jesus' birthday is more important than ours.

2. Giving a combo birthday/Christmas gift is lame. I don't care if you spend more than you would on just one present, better to give 2 distinct gifts than one and say: "This is your birthday AND Christmas gift", it would be great to say that to someone who celebrates a July birthday, "yeah this for Christmas too."

3. Wrapping birthday gifts in Christmas paper is just plain laziness and you don't really give a rats ass about the kids birthday. FACT: A kid likes to open Christmas presents, and a kid likes to open birthday presents. Kids see other kids opening birthday presents all througout the year, and the entire time all they think about is one day this year I'm gonna be opening birthday presents too. Now you can tell a kid its his birthday gift, but if it's wrapped in Christmas paper you and the kid both know, it's a fucken Christmas gift.

4. Giving a kid any sort of Christmas paraphanelia as a present for their birthday is perhaps the stupidest thing you can do. Anything that is Christmas related, meaning anything with a Santa Clause on it, anything red and green that say Noel, anything that has some sort of corelation with Christmas, is shitty to give for someone's birthday. Since Christmas is around the corner save it for then.

I'd like to hear from people whose birthdays center around other holidays, and what they usually get for birthday presents. IS there anyone esle who gets the shaft on the birthday like a child of December?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Free Movie Screening!

If you are living in Toronto and want to see a free screening of a hilariouis movie that good friends of mine have wrote, starred and produced come to the Varsity theatre this Thursday. Read below:

The feature film "Greg & Gentillon"
Thursday, December 15th
at 10:00AM **please note this is 10 am in the morning!**
at the Varsity (Cinema #3)

This screening is primarily to show the film to distributors such as Alliance Atlantis.

If my recommendation isn't enough to convince you then Click Here

shopping not nearly done

I still havent done all my christmas shopping.
No desire to go to the malls.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Common Sense

OK far be it for me to recommend large corporations, but every once in a while they do something I deem as worthy. IF you are in the market for a real Christmas tree. IKEAis selling them for $15 bucks; but you get a $15 dollar coupon to use at the store, and for every tree sold they will plant another and a dollar from each sale is donated to an enviromental charity.
I think that is great, and my hats off to IKEA.

Friday, December 02, 2005

We're Having a Schomberg Christmas!

The best Christmas around...

OK so tomorrow I have the great pleasure of going to the small Ontario town of Schomberg to celebrate with good friends at the Schomberg Christmas festival where we will see tractors with lights drive down mainstreet. I'll try to get some photos to post.

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