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"The Simpons" opening couch gag has become one of those iconic television moments but this one might have outdone itself.  Well done, I say! Well done!

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Contrary to what some may think the best science fiction isn’t about looking to the sky and imagining what an alien race might be like as people. It’s about looking to the sky and imagining what the human race might be like as people.



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Contrary to what some may think the best science fiction isn’t about looking to the sky and imagining what an alien race might be like as people. It’s about looking to the sky and imagining what the human race might be like as people.



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Contrary to what some may think the best science fiction isn’t about looking to the sky and imagining what an alien race might be like as people. It’s about looking to the sky and imagining what the human race might be like as people.



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Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce has died.  Political satire just lost one of the all-time greats.


And another sketch from 1996:


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Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce has died.  Political satire just lost one of the all-time greats.


And another sketch from 1996:


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Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce has died.  Political satire just lost one of the all-time greats.


And another sketch from 1996:


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I really have to hand it to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Both of their shows from yesterday had some really well done stuff, but the story behind the journalism prof who spoofed Rahm Emmanual's Twitter feed was just way to epic. Regardless of one's political leanings its rather clever, and an interesting cautionary tale that not everyone on the internet is exactly who they say they are.

And while we are still on the topic of computing, Jon Stewart's interview with the Republican Party's computer candidate was pretty slick. Captain Kirk would be proud! :-p

Moving on to sports...well, all I can say after watching the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty last night is "Holy (Bleep)! That guy is lucky to be alive!"  That's not just hyperbole. If he'd broken his neck a couple of vertabrate higher he could have died on the ice or been paralyzed. Here's to hoping for a complete recovery for Pacioretty, and a great season next year.




So, should Chara have been suspended for it? After looking at the replay I don't think it is anything other than an accident. Its not a blindside or hit from behind, he doesn't leave his feet, and he doesn't make contact with his head. It really does look like Chara was just trying to rub Pacioretty out along the boards and unfortunately Pacioretty smashed face first into the turnbuckle. If he hadn't hit that Pacioretty would have been completely fine and Chara, at the most, would have gotten two minutes for "interference" instead of the five minute interference penalty he got.*

*"Interference" just means that you impeded the movement of a player who didn't have the puck, and as such is almost always a two minute minor penalty. Prior to that hit I'd never heard of any getting more then that for an interference penalty.  Compared to really dirty plays like kneeing and spearing interference is usually nothing.
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I really have to hand it to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Both of their shows from yesterday had some really well done stuff, but the story behind the journalism prof who spoofed Rahm Emmanual's Twitter feed was just way to epic. Regardless of one's political leanings its rather clever, and an interesting cautionary tale that not everyone on the internet is exactly who they say they are.

And while we are still on the topic of computing, Jon Stewart's interview with the Republican Party's computer candidate was pretty slick. Captain Kirk would be proud! :-p

Moving on to sports...well, all I can say after watching the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty last night is "Holy (Bleep)! That guy is lucky to be alive!"  That's not just hyperbole. If he'd broken his neck a couple of vertabrate higher he could have died on the ice or been paralyzed. Here's to hoping for a complete recovery for Pacioretty, and a great season next year.




So, should Chara have been suspended for it? After looking at the replay I don't think it is anything other than an accident. Its not a blindside or hit from behind, he doesn't leave his feet, and he doesn't make contact with his head. It really does look like Chara was just trying to rub Pacioretty out along the boards and unfortunately Pacioretty smashed face first into the turnbuckle. If he hadn't hit that Pacioretty would have been completely fine and Chara, at the most, would have gotten two minutes for "interference" instead of the five minute interference penalty he got.*

*"Interference" just means that you impeded the movement of a player who didn't have the puck, and as such is almost always a two minute minor penalty. Prior to that hit I'd never heard of any getting more then that for an interference penalty.  Compared to really dirty plays like kneeing and spearing interference is usually nothing.
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I really have to hand it to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Both of their shows from yesterday had some really well done stuff, but the story behind the journalism prof who spoofed Rahm Emmanual's Twitter feed was just way to epic. Regardless of one's political leanings its rather clever, and an interesting cautionary tale that not everyone on the internet is exactly who they say they are.

And while we are still on the topic of computing, Jon Stewart's interview with the Republican Party's computer candidate was pretty slick. Captain Kirk would be proud! :-p

Moving on to sports...well, all I can say after watching the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty last night is "Holy (Bleep)! That guy is lucky to be alive!"  That's not just hyperbole. If he'd broken his neck a couple of vertabrate higher he could have died on the ice or been paralyzed. Here's to hoping for a complete recovery for Pacioretty, and a great season next year.




So, should Chara have been suspended for it? After looking at the replay I don't think it is anything other than an accident. Its not a blindside or hit from behind, he doesn't leave his feet, and he doesn't make contact with his head. It really does look like Chara was just trying to rub Pacioretty out along the boards and unfortunately Pacioretty smashed face first into the turnbuckle. If he hadn't hit that Pacioretty would have been completely fine and Chara, at the most, would have gotten two minutes for "interference" instead of the five minute interference penalty he got.*

*"Interference" just means that you impeded the movement of a player who didn't have the puck, and as such is almost always a two minute minor penalty. Prior to that hit I'd never heard of any getting more then that for an interference penalty.  Compared to really dirty plays like kneeing and spearing interference is usually nothing.
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Today had not too much happening in it. I ended up going up to Wally-World to get some groceries. Not too much to report there, other than that it was packed and that I almost mowed down an elderly lady in the store who stepped into my blindspot after I'd grabbed a grocery cart at the entrance.

I honestly didn't see her. All I saw was a cart sliding out to hit me in the side, so I put my arm out to stop it. Unfortunately I ended up hitting her in the shoulder, thankfully not too hard.  It's all well and good that she wasn't upset by it (she actually apologized because she had walked right into my blindspot while I was talking to someone) but still, I'm glad I didn't knock her over. Poor woman couldn't have been five feet and a hundred pounds or so. I've got fourteen inches and 100+ pounds on her. Thankfully no harm done.

So anyway watched some tv tonight. I checked out "InSecurity" on the CBC website and I'm kind of enjoying it. On one hand its nice to have a spy parody that's completely unashamed to be Canadian, but on the other hand some of the first episodes seem to be a bit wooden in some of the performances, and the humour probably doesn't completely translate outside of our borders.  Could go either way, I think.
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Today had not too much happening in it. I ended up going up to Wally-World to get some groceries. Not too much to report there, other than that it was packed and that I almost mowed down an elderly lady in the store who stepped into my blindspot after I'd grabbed a grocery cart at the entrance.

I honestly didn't see her. All I saw was a cart sliding out to hit me in the side, so I put my arm out to stop it. Unfortunately I ended up hitting her in the shoulder, thankfully not too hard.  It's all well and good that she wasn't upset by it (she actually apologized because she had walked right into my blindspot while I was talking to someone) but still, I'm glad I didn't knock her over. Poor woman couldn't have been five feet and a hundred pounds or so. I've got fourteen inches and 100+ pounds on her. Thankfully no harm done.

So anyway watched some tv tonight. I checked out "InSecurity" on the CBC website and I'm kind of enjoying it. On one hand its nice to have a spy parody that's completely unashamed to be Canadian, but on the other hand some of the first episodes seem to be a bit wooden in some of the performances, and the humour probably doesn't completely translate outside of our borders.  Could go either way, I think.
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Today had not too much happening in it. I ended up going up to Wally-World to get some groceries. Not too much to report there, other than that it was packed and that I almost mowed down an elderly lady in the store who stepped into my blindspot after I'd grabbed a grocery cart at the entrance.

I honestly didn't see her. All I saw was a cart sliding out to hit me in the side, so I put my arm out to stop it. Unfortunately I ended up hitting her in the shoulder, thankfully not too hard.  It's all well and good that she wasn't upset by it (she actually apologized because she had walked right into my blindspot while I was talking to someone) but still, I'm glad I didn't knock her over. Poor woman couldn't have been five feet and a hundred pounds or so. I've got fourteen inches and 100+ pounds on her. Thankfully no harm done.

So anyway watched some tv tonight. I checked out "InSecurity" on the CBC website and I'm kind of enjoying it. On one hand its nice to have a spy parody that's completely unashamed to be Canadian, but on the other hand some of the first episodes seem to be a bit wooden in some of the performances, and the humour probably doesn't completely translate outside of our borders.  Could go either way, I think.
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Here's a nice clip of Conan O'Brien and Jack White rocking out:

http://www.tbs.com/video/conan.jsp?oid=233853&eref=sharethisUrl


Much thanks to Padawansguide for pointing me towards this.
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Here's a nice clip of Conan O'Brien and Jack White rocking out:

http://www.tbs.com/video/conan.jsp?oid=233853&eref=sharethisUrl


Much thanks to Padawansguide for pointing me towards this.
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Here's a nice clip of Conan O'Brien and Jack White rocking out:

http://www.tbs.com/video/conan.jsp?oid=233853&eref=sharethisUrl


Much thanks to Padawansguide for pointing me towards this.

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