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Medieval Tech Suppport

Posted by E190 on March 6, 2007

From Norweigian comedy duo Øystein og Meg (Øystein and Me), a medieval monk learns how to use his brand new piece of technology, a “book”.

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My hero!

Posted by E190 on March 6, 2007

When I grow up and move to a fantasy world where all my pipe dreams come true, I’m going to marry Sendhil Ramamurthy, star of Heroes, a show I’ve never seen although I noticed this guys handsome mug in the commercials.

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What’s nerdier than Second Life? Blogging about it (and using the word “blogging”).

Posted by E190 on March 2, 2007

My orb - Image Hosted by ImageShack.usI just had a gay orgy on the beach. It was ok I guess, but I couldn’t cum. And after I got bored and gave up my penis wouldn’t go down. As impressive as my Tom of Finland member may be, it’s probably time to go to the cock shop and get a new one. I hear there are some that let you control the erection, that cum and pee, and that let you auto-fellate! Wow! I probably can’t afford a new one though, although at the very least I’d like one that matches my skin tone – they don’t make very many for those of us who are chocolate-coloured.

No, I’m not really looking for prosthetic dicks. I’m describing the sort of dilemmas that torture a hip guy who’s concerned about his appearance and performance every day in the make-believe world of Second Life, a surreal virtual reality Internet game that is sucking in the nerdy dispossessed faster than blogs did a couple of years ago.

I first heard of Second Life when some losers staged a make-believe anti-war rally on the cyber white house just previous to my mocking it mercilessly. I realised the mockery had potential to become more profound if I went in and had a look around myself, inspired by these hilarious cyber explorations (and these ones. And these ones). What I have found diminishes to the size of a flea any nerdly activity in which I have ever previously taken part – and I am someone who won the Latin award in grade 9 and have had a blog for 3 years.

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Boringest Oscars Ever!

Posted by E190 on February 26, 2007

I couldn’t do it. I abandoned all hope of entertainment while Céline was caterwauling in that horrible dress. All the awards anyone cares about (other than the nominees, of course) were saved for the end for some unknowable reason, leaving the first drab two hours like a platter of celery sticks when we were expecting petit fours. And Ellen, sorry, was not at her best. I hear Helen Mirren won. Shocking…

Best line of the evening from the ultra super hunky winner of best short film, Ari Sandel, on his West Bank Story, a reworking of West Side Story taking place between Israelis and Palestinians:

I made a comedy musical about Israelis and Palestinians that takes place between two falafel stands in the West Bank …

The only film from the whole dreary mess I haven’t seen yet that I now want to.

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Pointer Sisters at their coolest!

Posted by E190 on February 21, 2007

I have loved this Pointer Sisters track recorded for the coolest Sesame Street vignette ever since I before I was toilet trained!

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Nathan Phillips’ Facelift

Posted by E190 on February 21, 2007

One of the hundreds of massive building projects going on all over Toronto involves one of my least favourite of Toronto’s many architectural nightmares (the worst of which is the hideous exapanse of concrete marring the length of the Bay on Bloor): Nathan Phillips Square. I like the curvy city hall towers and I’m gratified they have been immortalised in a Star Trek episode featuring weird space architecture and stuff, but the square itself is a barren field of pavement whose sole point of interest is the skating rink featuring the most grating cover bands ever on weekend evenings.

The worst offense is the raised public promenade that is closed to the public and cuts the square off from both Bay and Queen. It’s not going anywhere in the makeover, however; some spectacularly idiotic do-gooders have named the now-closed collonade an untouchable (and unblow-up-able) piece of heritage architecture. Aren’t these decisions supposed to benefit the public instead of antagonise it?

But back to the facelift. The four final the design bids have been announced and they’re all quite interesting in their attempts to reclaim the reviled promenade for the public. Of course what remains unknowable is whether it reopens once the winning design is built, no matter how pretty they make it. Since it’s not going anywhere, I’m intrigued by Zeidler Partnership’s raised tree-lined promenade leading to the bizarre wavy gardens. Equally interesting is Rogers Marvel Architects’ upper path to a swoopy swath of urban countryside.

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Rogers Marvel Architects

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Meu amor

Posted by E190 on February 21, 2007

When I grow up, I’m going to marry Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian cutie with a killer smile and latest newly-discovered Lostaway they added because they’d killed off half of their main characters and made the rest too irritating to stomach.

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Be your own valentine

Posted by E190 on February 14, 2007

Be your own fucking valentine - Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIt’s everyone’s favourite day today! Yay! Valentine’s Day! The day when single people worldwide are informed that we’re pathetic lumps of some unknown blobby, emotionless substance with no worth to society in general or to that phantom potential someone in particular.

To make everything that much more fun and real, also on this day in 1389 in Strasbourg, 2000 Jews were accused of causing the bubonic plague by poisoning the city’s wells. All 2000 were then burned alive and Jews were subsequently banned from the city for 100 years. Similar murderous acts were committed against Jews all over Europe around this time.

Hurray for being a single Jew on a day named after a Christian martyr for people who feel all superior because there are 2 of them! Hurray!

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Perplexing Estonian chicken commercial

Posted by E190 on February 14, 2007

What is there to say about this other than WTF?

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Desi Thriller

Posted by E190 on February 14, 2007

Way better than the original

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