Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I stumbled upon this site, urban exploration alberta. I've explored some of the same places and/or some like them.
(This picture is from the is curious george naked again? article.)

Saturday, February 25, 2006

It really annoys me that for some reason it's clear that this logo means "I Love New York" and not "I (Heart) New York". It was pretty darn easy to find the icon.
So, why is "I ♥ Huckabees" called "I (Heart) Huckabees" and not "I Love Huckabees"? That's what it frickin' means!
Damn them all!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Kinnie Starr was Interviewed by Shelagh Rogers on Sounds Like Canada today - listen to it HERE. I'm not a really big fan of her music, but the interview was very good. They discussed National Geographic's article about love - the same neurotransmitters that love fires in our brains are also fired by mental illness and danger. This brain reaction has also been compared to LSD.
So, if you take someone on dangerous dates it creates a pathway in the brain that makes it more likely for you to score!!
I like how candid Kinnie is about her break-up with a long term boyfriend, the effects of early sex in a realtionship, and being single.

gone to Copenhagen

I like penguins, tourists look for them all the time in Iceland which is really funny.
Anyway I´m gone to Copenhagen to see Depeche Mode in consert tell you all about it when I get back on Monday.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

We recently saw "March of the Penguins", and recommend it if you haven't. It got me thinking about anthropomorphisis, since we're animals just like the things that we assign human characteristics to - doesn't that kind of make the whole concept redundant?

worst hairdo ever

Here's proof that this handsome young man does not wear a toupee, it's just a really bad combover.

Monday, February 20, 2006

the end

I know that sometimes a mysterious and unresolved ending for a story can be part of the writer's "artistic vision" but I get so frustrated when the end is left open for me to figure out for myself. I can't decide whether or not I should accuse the writer of getting out easy or whether I should respect their "vision" for the story. I just read the Griffin and Sabine trilogy by Nick Bantock. The presentation was entertaining (a collection of postcards and letters between Griffin, a postcard artist, and Sabine, a stamp designer who has visions of Griffins art). I hope this doesn't spoil it for anyone who has yet to read these but at least there were only two main options for the outcome. Either Griffin was insane the whole time or they finally got together. I haven't decided yet which one I have chosen.
Update: Lucky for me I just discovered that the trilogy actually continues for three more volumes...what kind of a trilogy includes 6 volumes??? So at least I haven't spoiled these for anyone...
(click on the picture for a larger view of one of the postcards)

Friday, February 17, 2006

A friend of mine designed these, I thought they were amusing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I hate the Olympics. I have so many reasons, here's a good one.


I read the second book in a graphic novel series by Michel Rabagliati about a young guy named Paul, living in Quebec in the 70's. (I couldn't find the first one, Paul in the Country, and the third one, Paul Moves Out, is on its way)
Paul's job is as a camp counsellor for underprivileged and dilinquent kids. He starts out being scared of the woods, impatient with kids; pretty much defeated. He ends up falling in love with the kids, learns to rock climb and canoe and generally creates great memories for himself.
This just got me thinking about some of the times that I have felt defeated and overwhelmed (a prime example being when I start a new job). Because I didn't give up, I learned great things, made friends, improved my life. It makes me really regret the times that I have given up and potentially missed out on some amazing experiences.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

I've finally been able to find a complete collection of the controversial cartoons
(translation: police line-up cartoon: "i can't quite recognise him")
and for balance see this.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

my favorite author

recently i've found some time to read again and my first choice is Pearl S. Buck. here you can read a small essay she wrote on something dear to my heart. i like her for more than her books, but also for her life. she adopted over seas which is a dream of mine, but more than that, she recognized the need for foreign adoptions and she started her own adoption agency, all the while writing fabulous books about china and it's unique culture. her books are historically and culturally accurate given that she spent most of her childhood in china. i also love her because she presents the feminine role so compasionately and sympatheticaly. my favorite book is "pavilion of women". as one of my heroines, i named my van after her; the pearl.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Audrey Niffenegger

I remember the thing I really loved about The Time Traveller's Wife was how she would describe one of the characters making art. It was just so lively. Now that I have read The Three Incestuous Sisters, it makes sense that she can so vividly describe the visually creative process. This picture is from one of my favorite scenes in the book, when Clothilde gives her nephew (who is still just a fetus in her sister's womb) flying lessons.