Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spoken Word

I went to an event last night at St. Veronus, which was part of Peterborough Arts week. It was a 'write-off' of sorts. Each person in attendance was given a small piece of paper and asked to write out a sentence. These were placed in a bucket, and then one was selected. There were 5 or 6 writers competing, who had 20 minutes to compose a short story, poem, or some other form of writing, based on the sentence.

My sentence got chosen. Which bothered me, because it was an unoriginal sentence. I had an original thought, but it got stolen by one of the other people in our group. Then, I panicked when the woman came around with her '20 seconds!!' warning. I wrote the first thing that popped into my head, 'There are not enough life boats for everyone on board.'

Titanic had a profound impact on my subconscious.

The stories were all great. The talented writers were capable of using it well. Still, I found myself thinking of several better sentences which I would have been proud to have selected, instead of the one I wrote.

"No one could have predicted what happened next."

See, a sentence like that is open ended. It doesn't lead a writer into nautical journeys. The story likely won't start with a line like "The fog was thick."

"She was right, the shoe does fit."

"No, I'm serious, my mom's apple pie is better than this."

I read through the other entries at the end of the night. Some of them were great, and some, on par with mine. My favorite though was:

"Holy Shit! Here it comes!"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ok. Someone help me out here. Do you see the clear plastic square, with rounded edges, on it's own stand, in front of Mr. Bush? Nearly every political event that I've seen images of has two of these, on either side of the speaker, approximately 10' away, at 45 degree angles. I can't figure out what they're for. I have several hypothesis, but I'd like some feedback. Anyone?

Update: My first hypothesis is true.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bush predicts Clinton will win Democratic Nomination

Bush is predicting that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic Nomination.

Thus, I can only conclude, given Bush's track record, that Obama is going to win the Democratic Nomination.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The United States of Communist America

It's incredible the fear that the Bush administration has towards people reading and thinking. Consequently, they're purging prisons of books that don't fall within their specific pre-approved list.

The second incident to raise some flags. A college kid gets arrested and tasered for demonstrating his right to free speech, while asking John Kerry a question.

Brutal. Watching that video made me sick. I'm worried for our neighbors to the south; worried about the path that the 'leadership' is taking them down.

Monday, September 10, 2007


There's an election coming up in Ontario, October 10th. Get informed:

In addition to the election, there's a Referendum on Mixed Member Proportional (MMP).

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Oh, to be a one year old.
Happy Birthday, little buddy.