Thursday, December 29, 2005

Photo Test

Still Life 1

If you can see this, then this is a success.

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Political Quiz

Cd in Play: Super Furry Animals, Love Kraft.

I like taking quizes, even though I would quibble with the definitions some people use to arrive at their answers. How would I even score as 8% Nazi? I also se no difference between Communist and Socialist.

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What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
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God Marijuana

CD in Play: The Jesus and Mary Chain, I Hate Rock'n'Roll ep.

The following diatribe is not directed at hemp, a useful product that should be welcome back by the masses with open arms. I am also not against medicinal marijuana, having witnessed its usefulness in cancer treatment first hand and its benefits for treating things like glaucoma and HIV/AIDS.

I hate marijuana. I hate its many names and related euphemisms - Ganjika (Sanskrit), Ganja (modern Indian term), Gage, Spliff, Blunt, Nug, Nugs or Nuggets, Bob Hope, Bud, Bobby Brown, brown (resin), brown frown (low quality), brown budha, cess, cheeba, cheg (very small amount of resin), chronic (high quality), course notes, dagga, dak, dank, diesel (low quality resin), dodo, dope, doobage, doja, draw, dro (derived from hydroponics), eighth (standard quantity used for trading - 1/8 imperial ounce), electric puha (from puha, a plant in New Zealand), fire, frodis (from The Monkees), funk, grade - good quality bud, grass, hash (hashish, arabic for grass), hay, herb, indo or endo, instaga, IZM, jimmy, Kevin Bacon (euphemism for kind bud), kind (short for kind bud), kushempeng, lamb's bread, lef, Mary Jane, Mexican kilobrick (low-grade, highly-compressed import), mids (middle quality), mota, nick or nickel (a 5 dollar sack), dime (a 10 dollar sack), a dub sack (20 dollars), nodge (small amount of hashish), moss, Old Toby, O-Z , pakalolo (from Hawaii), Paul Zurawski, pot, regs (regular strength), Sampson, sensimilla or sensi, shake (leaf and seeds at bottom of bag), schwag (low quality), schwugs (middle quality - portmanteau of schwag and nugs), skunk, solid (resin), soap bar (low quality hash), sticky-icky-icky, sweet G, tea, tree, wacky tobacky/baccy, weed, bible worksheets, george, X box,Goofy Boots, headies, reefbuds, reefer, and Blifter (Thanks to the work of everyone contributing to Wikipedia)
I hate the smell of marijuana and the presumptuousness of some people who assume that I won't care if its foul stench wafts down my way. I hate walking along the sidewalk and having my nose assaulted by it. I hate smelling it when I am drinking my coffee. I loath how casually it has been accepted by society. I hate that my home province has become Pot Central, North America. I hate it when people from other parts of the country just assume that I am a pothead because I am from British Columbia. I hate it that people assume that I can hook them up. I probably could, but I won't. I hate some peoples' reactions when they find out that I have never smoked pot. Get over it.
I hate how stupid and giddy some women I know get when they smoke it. I hate that people with serious emotional and psychological problems "self-medicate" with pot rather than actually try to do something tangible about their problems. Perhaps it is better than hitting the bottle, but it still a crutch and not a solution.
All the above stated aside, I have many friends who smoke pot. I listen to drug oriented bands and enjoy Stoner Rock. I also believe it should at least be decriminalised if not legalised. I hate it but the "War on Drugs" is a sham, thus also a failure, and our courts have better things to spend its collective time on. I hate it when conservatives cling to their dogma concerning the issue and refuse to examine the problem in a realistic and rational way.
Thus endeth the diatribe.

At Last

Finally got rid of that gapping hole where the ads were. So simple, and I didn't even have to tweak the html code to do it. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2005

El Bloggeroso

CD in Play: Morphine, Good.

I need to come up with better titles for my blog. Ones that don't actually incorporate the words "blog" or "blogger" into it. *sigh*
Well, I just deleted three posts for my blog. I had been working on them and realised: these are actually pretty bad. Some are also dated, stuff about the weather here in November, which I really liked. (nice and cold and foggy) Trying to write one about my experiences riding in cabs in Montreal, but I have misplaced my notes and am hoping they didn't get tossed out in a "cleaning fit".
I want coffee. I had green tea, but it ain't cuttin' it.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Das Horrid, Schreckliche Leben des Faulen Blogger.

Working on some stuff for the blog, but it is going slower than desired. In the meantime, more lazy blogging! I used AltaVista Babel Fish to get the title (it was a toss up between German and Dutch. German seemed the better language for this) so excuse the translation if it is a bit inaccurate.

Current attire: Brown t-shirt, sock type socks, jeans.

Current mood: Not entirely sure. It could go any way at anytime. But I cooked a pretty mean stirfry just now and feel good about that. Honey and saffron do go well with pork.

Current music: Mastadon, Leviathan.

Current religious curiosity: Zoroastrianism. Not looking to convert or anything, but just curious as to what Zoroastrianism is. I know it comes from Persia (now Iran) and that they are dualistic monotheists, but what else? I have the page for it up on wikipedia.

Current Comedy Favourite: Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law. Made for the 27 to 45 year old set, because only we might recognise all the cartoons being lampooned in it. (Flintstones, Super Friends, Mighty Mightor... Hanna Barbera stuff) Friend of mine rented the DVD last night. Holy crap did I laugh hard. Bizarre, absurd, disturbing at times and so utterly good. The DVD menu features the song "Birdman Kicked My Ass" by the now deceased Wesley Willis. Rent it or buy it, but see it. Better yet, buy it for me and see it with me.

Current song in head: Um... "Birdman Kicked My Ass".

Current book: War Against the Weak - Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black. As you might imagine, neither a light nor a very easy read. Troublesome, truly. From the man who wrote IBM and the Holocaust.

Current Culinary Preference: Italian.

Current refreshment: Soy 'Milk'.

Current worry: As per usual.

Current DVD in Player: Donnie Darko. Plan to watch Waking Life later tonight.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Wuh Ha-pun?

CD in Play: Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Well, hell must have frozen over because the Lower Mainland of British Columbia sure seems to have. Not that it is an impressive sight for people living in the remote wilderness of BC's north country or in cosmopolitan prarie centres such as Saskatoon, but it is odd for this place at this time of year. It snowed earlier in the week, but didn't really stick where I am. I live at the foot of a hill in a low lying basin of "reclaimed" bog lands, so it tends to be a little warmer here than elsewhere.
So here is to a long cold winter - may the ski hills overflow with abundance, may it replenish the water reserves and kill off the pine beetle infestations.