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Archive for August 2008

Well It’s MY Choice at Least

August 29, 2008

I was on the Victoria Clipper ferry this morning and this was their toilet paper of choice. I can see why. I mean, with a name like that, you’d better live up to it. Advertisements

REALLY Cheap Homes

August 28, 2008

Read this ad. This seems like a really poor marketing idea. Or maybe your home is just worth nothing. In fact, your home sickens me.

The Bathroom Floor – An Ongoing Series

August 20, 2008

The iPhone has a lot to answer for. For one thing, it has greatly extended the amount of time I spend on the toilet. This is clearly information you needed to know. Tangentally related: One of the reasons I like having such a compact camera is that I can get it into places and angles […]

What is this?

August 18, 2008

Seriously. What IS this? Some strange rubber thing… My theories are as follows: 1) A kind of bizarre hand-bondage restraint. 2) A device used to purée heirloom potatoes. 3) The workplace favourite, the rubber-band slingshot, taken to logical extremes. 4) A bungie jump cord made by hamsters, for hamsters. 5) A specially balanced aid to […]

Attacked by Culture

August 14, 2008

This evening I watched an outside performance of The Tempest that my sister is stage managing. Pretty cool and it’s got more fresh air than watching the Olympics or surfing the web. Like I was doing all day up til then. Outside? Culture? What have I become?

I Like The Olympics

August 9, 2008

Always have. Despite never really being into sports, I’ve always enjoyed the spectacle and the positive message of the Olympics. In fact, now that they’re on, I really wish people would leave the politics out of it until they’re done. The whole point of the games is to bring the world together in a positive […]

Must Go Faster

August 9, 2008

No photo this time, sorry. You’ll just have to imagine. So, imagine: We’re in the theatre to see Pinapple Express and nearly the entire row in front of us is filled with quintessential douchebags. Baseball caps, short-sleeved madras collared shirts, ribbed tank tops underneath and surfer-dude beaded necklaces. We’re talking eight to ten guys with […]

Return of Glasses

August 5, 2008

Basically, everytime we go to Value Village we pass by the glasses, and it’s hard not try them on. People give away some startlingly strong prescriptions. How big this person’s head that needed such huge glasses?

Amusing Myself- A Series

August 4, 2008

I do a lot of things to amuse myself, ranging from the silly to the eccentric. I don’t know if other people find them as amusing as I do–frequently they don’t–but it’s not for them, it’s for me. Example: Leaning out the car window, affecting a comically-thick Austrian accent, and addressing a friend’s car with […]


August 1, 2008

In July. Practically in August. Seriously, what the hell? I mean, it’s nice after a good rain but… We’re supposed to shooting outside today… Ugh.