Monday, May 30, 2005

Brainwash Day

Today is memorial day in the U.S. A chance to honor all the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq over one of the biggest charades ever to take place. A war that even most of the soldiers fighting for, don't understand the basic premise it was based upon. Perhaps a better reason for memorial day is a means to disseminate wide spread patriotic propaganda in an attempt to focus the general public's interest on grieving families rather than the killing spree, war crimes, and all the rest of the horrific acts taking place across the ocean. This is long from over however, and it's beginning to look more and more like Vietnam. There is one major difference between these two situations though: the abundent supply of oil in Iraq. Whether that will be enough to cover the vast cost of this whole situation remains to be seen.

Keep spending those greenbacks Sam, you can always invade another country when this supply runs out.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Death Penalty

Usually I don't believe in the death penalty, but for a sick fuck like Jerry Hobbs, I can make an exception. I just can't comprehend something like this, but I guess that's because I'm not a crazed degenerate such as him... so that's a good thing. Have fun in jail Jerry, lube up often as people like you are usually quite popular.

WAUKEGAN, Illinois (CNN) -- An ex-convict has admitted punching, kicking and stabbing to death his 8-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old best friend on Mother's Day, prosecutors in suburban Chicago said. Jerry Hobbs, 34, was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder and denied bond, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller said. Hobbs could face the death penalty if convicted. Prosecutors are calling the killings "a slaughter." Laura Hobbs was stabbed 20 times and Krystal Tobias was stabbed 11 times, they said. The second-grade classmates were found dead Monday, a day after they were last seen riding their bikes.

Happy Birthday Peter North

A true Canadian icon :-)

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Old Men

So last night a large group of us went out for Brad's Birthday. It started out innocently enough with a nice meal at Bookers (some of the best ribs I've had - ever!). 9:30 - let the debauchery begin. We made our way to a quaint little pub - The Drum and Monkey, where we immediately ordered drinks. We casually sipped away at our drinks and chatted about various topics from football to politics. I would call this brief time period the "calm before the storm" because soon thereafter, the shooters started flowing freely and before we knew it, everyone was corked. Now I'm not sure if it was the reminiscing over our road trip to Vancouver last summer or if it was just the copious amount of alcohol consumed, but we got it into our heads the best way to pick up girls was dropping your pants and telling girls "hi, I'm hung". The female species tend to be a little more conservative than men and this tactic had a low success rate, but what the hell... it was fun and memorable. I woke up this morning at 8:30a.m. and wanted to die, it's been a long time since I've had a hangover of such magnitude.

Tonight I had great ambitions of pre-reading for a block-week course I start tomorrow, instead I surfed the net and watched real time updates of my baseball pool. I figure since I got by University with winging it, one more course can't hurt.