Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pack it up, Eliza.

Eliza Doolittle is one of my new favourite artists. Hope you enjoy:


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Black Swan...

...was great. It was nice to see an Aranofsky film that I didn't have have to watch 14 times to understand (still don't fully understand The Fountain). But I think that's why it was great. An easily accessible psycho thriller. I loved it.

The Black Keys - Tighten Up



Friday, November 19, 2010

Cowboys and Aliens.

Yeah. This is going to be a great movie. Ridiculous? Yes. Possibly very silly, but great. It's James Bond, Han Solo, and Independance Day... in the Old West. I mean, come ON.

(Also, a great title. They're not trying to fool anyone.)


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Note to self:

When arriving on the scene of a pepper spray attack, make sure you know where the attack took place, so you don't walk into a house full of pepper spray (because the owner never thought to open the windows), choke to death, and end up having to treat yourself along with your patient. Just don't do that.


The Weakerthans - Sun In An Empty Room

The title of this song alone, means so much. I hope it conjures up some memories for someone else. Enjoy:


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tickets, please? Anyone..?

Does this happen anywhere else?

We go to the movies, and end up paying the 22 bucks or whatever it is. Now usually the point of buying a ticket is to prove to the ticket taker that you've payed, and can be let into the theatre. Around here, we buy the tickets, and then walk right past the ticket taker's booth, because they're no one to be seen. We could literally just walk right into the movie without paying and with no one to stop us. So I just spent 20 bucks on some worthless square of paper. I know it's honest to just buy the ticket anyway, but believe me, with the prices they charge for everything at the movies, I would gladly just stroll right in without paying if I knew I could. Next time I walk in and see no one around, I'm just going to return my ticket and walk back in.

Not to mention I was always a fan of free refills on popcorn. It meant I could just save my bag from one trip, fold it up, bring it back next time and get free popcorn. Am I looking at free trips to the movies?!

Yeah, yeah. It might be silly. Cheap old bastard, right? I guess I shouldn't rip them off completely. Sigh...

Although, I download movies. For free. Hundreds.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I might be a cat.

So the other day I was down at Thinkplay, which is our little science-y toy shop here in town. I found this box beside the cash which looked to me like those Chinese finger-traps you see around. The ones where you stick one finger in each end and then can't pull them out? Basically just a spongy, plastic mesh tube. So I'm playing with this while people mill around beside me, I'm trying to stick my fingers in each end as far as I can to get them caught. You might think that this story ends with me getting caught in a finger trap. No. After about 5 minutes playing with this toy I get bored and throw it back into the box, when I see the sign above showing a cat chasing around the object I was just playing with. Apparently it is just a spring-loaded tube that cats chase around the house. All this time the cashier is watching me try to wear a cat's toy on my hands. Great. That's my cue to leave.


Friday, June 25, 2010


I'm calling it right now: this movie is going to be unbelievable.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Deja Vu: Explained(?).

Just wanted to share something interesting that I've been reading about.

I love thinking about the human brain, and though I don't know the intricacies of how it works, I enjoy trying to figure it out, and it never ceases to amaze me. Allow me to geek-out psychology style for this one.

One of my favourite experiences related to the brain is deja vu. We've all experienced deja vu, right? You know what it is: you're experiencing something and you could swear that you've experienced it before. It's as though you see things before you, and you're recalling the exact same images from your memory as it happens. Well, contrary to popular belief, it's not a glitch in the Matrix.

I hate to shatter the mystery for any readers, but researchers are saying that the experience of deja vu is actually the brain's memory functions confusing itself. Occasionally, for some reason, as you're experiencing a situation, the brain will attempt to write the information to it's short memory, which is completely normal. Some type of "error" will occur, though, and it will be written to the brain's long term memory as well. This means that as you are going through the experience for the first time, the brain is recognizing what you're seeing as being from long term memory, meaning that it will mistake these new images as something you've seen long ago. Hence the "unsettling" feeling of deja vu, and feeling like you are unable to place exactly where and when you've felt this way before. That's because you have no other information to attach to the memories, you're seeing it all for the first time.

Amazing, isn't it? Never underestimate the power of your own mind.


Super Cool.

Dogs are awesome.


Friday, May 21, 2010