November 30, 2011

Just Another Day of Someone on Twitter Passing off My Shit as Their Own.

Man Smashes Car Windows With Fists on a Crazy Suburban Rampage in St Albert.

My front passenger window, what's left of it.

My rear passenger window.

My rear window.
By the time the cops got him they figure he had damaged 15 cars. If it wasn't for Greg coming to the rescue and helping me clean up the glass and run plastic sheeting over where the windows used to be, I would probably still be at work staring blankly at the carnage and wondering what kind of drug would allow a man to punch into over 50 windows with his fists and only stop because he got caught.

November 28, 2011

The origins of punctuation marks we use in everyday life.

Question Mark ?
Origin: When early scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” – at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. To conserve valuable space, writing it was soon shortened to qo, which caused another problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol: a lowercased q on top of an o. Over time the o shrank to a dot and the q to a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

Exclamation Point !
Origin: Like the question mark, the exclamation point was invented by stacking letters. The mark comes from the Latin word io, meaning “exclamation of joy.” Written vertically, with the i above the o, it forms the exclamation point we use today.

Equal Sign =
Origin: Invented by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557, with this rationale: “I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or Gmowe [i.e., twin] lines of one length, thus : , bicause noe 2 thynges, can be more equalle.” His equal signs were about five times as long as the current ones, and it took more than a century for his sign to be accepted over its rival: a strange curly symbol invented by Descartes.

Ampersand &
Origin: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet: X, Y, Z, &. But the symbol had no name. So, they ended their ABCs with “and, per se, and” meaning “&, which means ‘and.’” This phrase was slurred into one garbled word that eventually caught on with everyone: ampersand.

Octothorp #
Origin: The odd name for this ancient sign for numbering derives from thorpe, the Old Norse word for a village or farm that is often seen in British placenames. The symbol was originally used in mapmaking, representing a village surrounded by eight fields, so it was named the octothorp.

Fresh Prince of the Dark Side Pranks Christian TV.

There are a lot of these, which amazes me.

Badass Baby is Badass.

And Another Feel Good Video: Woman on Tram Takes Racism to the Next Level.

"You're not British- you're BLACK."

Beagle Freedom Project & Your Feel Good Video of the Day.

"Our second rescue from beagles who have lived their entire lives inside a research laboratory. These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a tree or grass."

Third World Success Meme Favourites.

These are just terrible, right?

November 25, 2011

A Masterpiece of Awesome.

This picture is so full of awesome.
The finger.
The tie.
The left nipple.
The tear in the crotch.
The cross on the wall.
All of it.
This is a masterpiece.
And just before you’ve calmed down, you notice the holiday table cloth…
And your head EXPLODES.

I Hope my American Friends Had a Fabulous Thanksgiving.

America the Fragile.

Shhhh... no tears... no tears...

I Hear Ya, Flower Baby.

November 11, 2011

I am SO Thankful That There Are Such Creative People Out There.


I don't usually post these but I loved this one.

That is Excellent.

Seriously, that vest is banging.

I Didn't Know That the Game of Thrones Theme Had Lyrics.


Bacon Maple Ale.


RIP Jesse.

“Morris was diagnosed with a major depressive disorder at an early age and suffered from panic attacks…Little information surrounding the cause of death is available though Morris suffered from depression and attempted suicide by hanging in September.”

He was 27.

November 9, 2011

FX Canada Still Has Not Been Picked Up By Shaw Cable.

And I was a little pissed.
So, yeah, this happened...

Holy shit, Shaw actually replied. That is awesome.

Then Raznad replied, thankful for my man-sized balls.

See, people? You can't always get what you want, but sometimes... just sometimes... someone replies to your "fuck you" tweet and a movement occurs. Which also may not get you what you want, but at least someone listened.

November 8, 2011

Rugby Player Has Stroke; Wakes up Gay & Becomes a Hairdresser.

Chris Birch, 26, told the UK's Daily Mail that after he awoke from a stroke he suffered after trying to do a flip at the gym (and failing, and breaking his neck): "It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different."
"I wasn't interested in women any more. I was definitely gay."
"I had never been attracted to a man before -- I'd never even had any gay friends. But I didn't care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings."

Ricky Gervais' Tour Merch.