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Day: April 28, 2008

No Contracters please, we're nebbish

If you don’t get the reference in the title you might not be a nerd. Good for you!

I’m hitting CRLF a bit more in between paragraphs and thoughts because I can’t stand what scribefire does with the line spacing. It’s annoying to me and I should resolve it instead of working around it. Oh Well.

So it’s 3:56 PM and the Contractors that were supposed to show up and fix the floors have yet to show. Oh well. Another month of soggy floors I guess. Did I mention the numerous issues with this place and how much I don’t care about them as I like it so much? Well I care about them so much now that they consume many a conversation like so much peanut butter and chocolate in the Reeses’ Factory.

I’d catalog them all here inline but why? Come on over and see my holey ceilings and dangerous stairs. My non-functional plugs and leaky everything. Never mind the damp smell and dangerous molds that are no doubt hiding in every crack.

If this non-addressing keeps up, maybe I can declare medical disability when I fall prey to the mold!


You liked it when it was in Die Hard IV

YouTube – Flyleaf – “I’m So Sick”

Oh so many days have gone…

It’s not so much that I bore easily, it’s just that when I finish reading whatever and I’m sure that I’ve accomplished my projects for the day, I just can’t stay away from the the old blog poster tool. I don’t even know what I’m gonna write most times. It’s kind of an exercise to practice my touch typing, as it is poor.


That all said, Jen and I are both working our way through the vocal solo tours on Rock Band (Me on Medium, Jen on Easy). Careful readers or longtime readers will know that Jen is some kind of mutant “sing-along” game player where she can just hum along and rock the socks off of these games, which makes her choice to play on easy somewhat perplexing. I think she’s just trying to score easy achievement points.

Yes, I have added a bunch of DLC to the game (Nine Inch Nails, Punk content and some alternative stuff). As I write this Jen is singing “Buddy Holly”.

Which leads into why the song appears at the top of this post; I kept hearing this song and was even aware of FlyLeaf (I’m fairly certain it appears in my iTunes collections) but could not place the song when Jen was singing it a while ago. Now I do; it was on the screen when Justin “Jeepers Creepers” Long was typing away on his Movie OS terminal before Bruce Willis came knocking in Die Hard 4 (Now with more smirking death).

My Dad said he dug on this when he saw the movie.

Oh well.

Speaking of ol’ Dad. We watched the new Billy Connolly “Was it something I said” stand up act this weekend, I’ve watched it a couple times at this point. I’m not a big fan of the majority of it as it was borne of “Look at the trappings of my wealth and listen to me bemoan them and aren’t men and women different?” I enjoyed a bit of the religious commentary and the parts about door theft; but I think Billy has pulled a bit far from his roots and forgotten what makes him so funny – the common touch.

Then there was one more thing this weekend:

What silly notion led the Bishop to use a man who was wealthy all his life and died young after NOT fighting against the Germans in World War One as an example of a “Good Catholic”

It seems to me that any Saint that was wealthy all their life should have their Sainthood revoked on principal as they never actually forsook their material wealth.

That’s just me.

Oh; and the reward for being a “Good Catholic” — Death at 24 and posthumous rewards.

I’d rather be a good person in this life and live a long life surrounded by those who benefited from my good works (even if they didn’t know I did it).

That’s just me.

It's a nice rainy day in London

YouTube – Garbage. I’m only happy when it rains.

Another Day in London. We’re giving the house a good clean today as we are expecting some contractors to come busting in here to replace the floors in our bathrooms. As of yet we have heard nothing, called the Super to see if he knows where they are, he’s busy, left a message.

I’m waiting for word from that test, I’m harboring hopeful fantasies that I’m the only person who actually sat down and performed the test on time so I get to bypass the whole interview process. (It’s a fantasy, see?). I’ve been fiddling with the “skin” on the blog site as I love those sites that display all their meta-data at the bottom of the page as a footer instead of the main page, I may switch.

On actual site news, I have removed the VOX blog posts from the main www page in favor of posts from this represents my final step away from my box blog until they release an API that will let me blog from my main blog and crosspost to VOX, BLOGGER & Livejournal simultaneously (without creative hacks).

Happy Monday & Gouge Away

Prayer in Government

London Free Press – Editorials – Prayer issue mustn’t be left to politicians

The first is that, whether the Lord’s Prayer is retained or not, our elected representatives should be reminded — every morning — there is a larger power than themselves. Politicians forget this fact too often. When they do, they become tempted to believe they are the be-all and end-all, answerable to no one.

By Dan Brown

I know a Dan Brown, this seems like his kind of thinking. Perhaps a better idea would be a pledge affirmed by each upon taking office that they will uphold the will of the people; which is of course what they are supposed to be doing. If it was God’s will that they were supposed to be following, shouldn’t they busy themselves putting the evil amongst us to death for the wearing of blended cloth (etc.)

I know, I know. The evil leftist atheist devil!!! How dare he question the dominance of our paradigm!?!? True, Canada has more fully embraced “The Jesus” than has the USA. I think that has staved a great deal of the Overt Crazy that The USA has running around it lands with crosses on it. However, a more broad opening oath or affirmation may serve to embrace Canada’s more secular reigns (lest the scary Sharia creep show up in commons, no?). It may serve my learned friends of the cloth to remember the more eloquent quote of their favorite philosopher:

Matthew 22:15-22 (King James Version)

15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying,
Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in
truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the
person of men.

17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto
Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are

22When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

So, what was soul-brother number one tell his followers? I like to think that Jesus was telling us that the affairs of state are just those, affairs of Men and not of God and should be treated as such. One should not worship at any alter save that of “his Father.”

This segues easily into my “Prayer is for thanks … and nothing else” discussion, but I’ll save that for another blog post.

Have Fun!