Tuesday, September 27, 2005

New Feature

I added a script that automatically grabs the latest stories at Digg.com and links to them. For you non-techie types I'll translate: Random headlines will now appear on the left hand side of this page under the heading "DIGG HEADLINES".

Digg.com is a great site for finding links to stories on many different topics.

edit: I also decided to add a second section which shows the most recent stories that I have dugg.


Monday, September 26, 2005

Another week, more TV...

I now know that at least one person is reading my mindless drivel so I shall continue prattling on about nothing in particular. My goal for the week will be to have two people tell me that they like my shit.

Feeling a little under the weather on Friday night I didn't make it to the Rider game, but I did watch it on the tube. Another excellent game (except on the part of the refs, as per usual) sees the boys in green extend their winning streak to 4 games, of course it would have been nice if the Lions didn't shit the bed against the Esks, but oh well.

CSI:NY didn't end up having their season premiere last weeks, due to the world needing to stop and listen to a speech made by the self appointed leader and moral compass of the free world, George W. Bush. Hopefully we'll get to see a new episode this week.

Haven't got around to watching my recorded copy of CSI yet so I can't comment on that either...this is an exciting blog entry, eh? :P

I did watch Lost and as predicted all we got was a bunch more questions, no answers, no sign of Michael, Jin or Sawyer...only a brief glimpse of Walt, although it might not have been Walt at all. Apparently the hatch leads into some sort of museum of 80's artifacts, I really hope they find a Rubic's Cube in there, because if I was trapped on a remote island with no real chance of being rescued I'd want a Rubic's Cube.

Currently the show I most look forward to every week other than Lost is Weeds which I am forced to download because Canada sucks and we can't get Showtime (nor HBO) here because of a bunch of bureaucratic bullshit. It's a half hour drama/comedy about a widowed suburban soccer mom who becomes the weed hookup in her perfect little suburb to make ends meet. If you have the ability to watch this show I give it my highest recommendation.

Downloaded the two most recent episodes of this years World Series of Poker and I'd like to say how glad I am that the Main event isn't Limit 7 Card Stud. My god what a horrendously boring game that is to watch. Don't get me wrong, I love playing it, but it has to be the worst variant of poker there is to watch other people play. If all the big $10K buy in events were Limit 7 Card Stud, the big poker boom we are experiencing right now would have never happened.

Corner Gas wasn't quite as entertaining this week as last, but it was still great.

Two more season premieres this week of shows I never miss. First up is the now on Tuesday night, Boston Legal. I like this show more and more every time I see it and I think it was really hitting it's stride before being yanked a little prematurely last season to make room for Grey's Anatomy. The additions of Candace Bergen and Betty White really rounded out the cast nicely. Hopefully James Spader and William Shatner both winning the Emmy in their respective categories will clue ABC into what a great show they have.

Also changing time slots this year we find the season premiere of Smallville on Thursday night. Yes I am giant nerd and yes I do religiously watch Superman: 90210....wanna make something of it?



Monday, September 19, 2005


The long boring summer TV season is finally over.

A few of my favourite shows (Simpsons, Family Guy) have already had their season premieres, but the new TV season really kicks into high gear this week.

Tonight featured the beginning of the 3rd season of Corner Gas, one of the funniest damn shows on TV, my ribs actually hurt after watching tonight's episode. Brent Butt is one of the funniest people on TV, I just never get sick of this show, I'll watch the reruns over and over again just like The Simpsons.

Wednesday night is the season premiere of my favourite new show from last year, Lost. What's in the hatch? What will happen to Jin, Michael and Sawyer? What do the numbers mean? What is the deal with the island anyway? I'll be happy if they answer 1 of these questions this week.

Then without having to wait longer than a commercial break, it's straight into CSI: NY, my favourite of the 3 CSI's (but there isn't a huge difference in quality between this and CSI). I don't watch CSI: Miami unless there is absolutely nothing else of interest on and there are no movies I feel like going and seeing playing. David Caruso is just about the worst actor in the history of acting.

Thursday night we get the season premiere of CSI, which means I'll have to get around to watching last season's season finale sometime this week :P I can be so lazy about catching up on things sometimes.

Yep, it's a good week to be a couch potato.


Catching up...

Well it's been a few days since I wrote anything, and I'm trying desperately to stay awake for the last 3 hours of my shift at work, so....

Let's see, what did I do on my days off...

As per usual I spent a plurality of the time in front of the computer playing some online poker (digital crack)...no big scores of note to report on but I didn't manage to lose any money either so that's good enough for me.

Went to our friendly neighbourhood casino on Saturday to play in a live poker tournament. I do this every couple of weeks and have fared quite well in their tournaments over the last 12-18 months. But fortune was not smiling on me this day and I was out of the tournament in a speedy 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The early exit gave me time to wander past the friendly neighbourhood comic store on the way home and pick up my weekly pile of funny books. Haven't really had time to read through them all but so far out of the stuff I have read I was most disappointed with All Star Batman and Robin...so far this book has been all kinds of suck, if something interesting doesn't happen next issue it will probably be removed from my pull list.

Then I got to finish off the weekend with one of the best football experiences of my life. The much beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders were locked in a pitched battle against the evil Edmonton Eskimos. The game was a see saw battle that saw many impressive offensive drives and many equally impressive defensive stands for both sides. The game came down to the final minutes when the Eskimos, down by 1, drove most of the length of the field seemingly headed towards a last second victory. With 7 seconds on the clock they lined up their kicker to attempt a relatively simple 27 yard field goal to give them the win, but that's when something magical happened. The crowd came to life . It got louder in that stadium than I've heard it in ages. At first it sound like a roar, but slowly the sound became more unified. A chant broke out...block that kick...block that kick....BLOCK THAT KICK! Edmonton's rookie kicker hesitated for a split second as he stepped towards the ball, but that little amount of hesitation gave Omarr Morgan the split second he needed to leap into the path of the ball and knock it down. The stadium erupted. It will be a moment that will live in the memories of all the fans in attendance that day. It was simply amazing.



Monday, September 12, 2005

Grrrrrr....Spam Bad!

I was shocked to see that my previous post had generated 3 comments in under an hour, then I read them and saw all of them were spam. Word Verification has now been turned on so hopefully that is the end of the spamming. All the spammers out there can go take a long walk off a short pier as far as I'm concerned.


So here it is...

So here it is, my very own blog. I created this account because I wanted to be able to comment on my friend Jim's incredibly uninteresting blog :P

But once I started going I wasted half the night screwing around with this page. I can see why people like doing this.

I hope a few people find this random missives to be interesting and or entertaining. Everyone hold on to your hats you are in for a bumpy ride. Be prepared for this space to be filled with my rants when something pisses me off, pseudo-reviews of something I have read or watched recently that I thought was good or sucked, some poker nerd content (ya, I know, there aren't nearly enough poker blogs out there :P), etc.



Sunday, September 11, 2005


Alright people we have links!

These are all sites I visit constantly throughout the day.

  • CNN and Google News: These are pretty self explanatory, everyone should make a small effort to keep up with current events
  • Two Plus Two Publishing: The publishers of some of the finest poker books on the market, and home of the best poker discussion forum on the internet, reading the posts on this site daily will make you a better poker player.
  • 13thman/Riderfans: CFL Football baby...we've got bigger balls.
  • D&D minis: A miniature wargame that has become my latest obsession.
  • Newsarama/CBR: together they provide all the info you could want on the world of comic books
  • comicreaders: The best damn comic shop in town and constant sink for my paycheque.

I also included a list of the comic strips I read online everyday.


My first post

This is the first post in my new incredibly lame blog.