Monday, April 27, 2009

Dinosaur round-up

It's been a few days, so I have a bit of content to publish - which is exciting.

First, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (which was an answer on Jeopardy tonight) has an article on two new dinosaurs species.

Xiongguanlong baimoensis (shong-GWAN-long by-mo-EN-sis), suggests how tyrannosaurs evolved into eating machines that later terrorized the Cretaceous Period.

T. rex and Albertosaurus are the largest, best known and most recent tyrannosaurs known to stalk the Earth. In the last decade, fossils of the species' earliest known and much smaller forebears were unearthed in China and England.

The mid-weight Xiongguanlong appears in the 50-million-year gap between those groups, its discoverers say. Although the species was not yet the prehistoric terror its descendants would become, it marks the earliest appearance of key traits such as broader skull attachments for massive jaw muscles and thicker vertebrae to support larger heads.

"It gives us a nice window on a chapter of tyrannosaur evolution that we didn't have," said Peter Makovicky, curator of dinosaurs at the Field.

This image is from Deviant Art, an incredible artist, Hodari Nundu.

The second species, Beishanlong grandis (bay-SHAN-long gran-DIS), is one of the biggest ornithomimosaurs, or ostrich-shaped dinosaurs, yet found. Though researchers believe the creature perished in its 14th year of life, it already weighed 1,400 pounds, with 6-inch claws on its hands and powerful forelimbs for digging and raking the ground.

"Just finding something that big -- I've been doing it for a while, but there's still that 10-year-old boy inside of me," Makovicky said.


And this image is also from Hodari Nundu. Credit where credit is due.

Second, do you think the Fantastic Four could defeat dinosaurs? Someone figured they'd find out - and then post a little information about it on the Internet. (If you ask me - who cares. The only cool thing about the Fantastic Four is that they were able to find dinosaurs somewhere. That is cool - they themselves, however, are not. Nor are their movies. )

Third, here's a headline that I'm sure isn't representative of the entire Nation of Norway:

Norway wants to ban the sale of gas-powered automobiles

Basically, one minister of some sort in Norway proposed legislation that would make this legal in 2015. Does that mean Norway will do it - not at all. Will Norway do it? My guess is 'not a chance.'

Fourth, I spent most of today on set at a new made-for-Youtube serial drama that I've been helping create. It was a good time. Here is a small teaser for you. For the record, and not to spoil too much of it - there was almost a car accident during filming, and it would have been awesome.

Enjoy

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nice weather

Well, the last two days have been wonderful! and I've even managed to get a little bit of a tan while it was nice out, too. I haven't been slaving away in the basement of my office building - for a change.

I wrapped up that NAFTA article yesterday - and if you can recall a little while ago I was posting about George Antoine Belcourt? Well, my friend James and I are close to finishing up an article we've been collaborating on for ... well for too long. So yesterday I sat myself down for a few hours and made sure to make this article good - using a lot of imagery from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which I just finished reading this spring.

I think this would be the only 'Victorian' novel that I've enjoyed reading yet - and not because Dickens, the Brontes, and others were bad - but perhaps I was bad, and didn't necessarily respect how much work it must have been to craft every sentence with as much imagery and description as they did. I argued that it was overly flamboyant, unnecessarily long-winded and borderline distracting to have 70+ word sentences over and over again filling your chapters with how each and every character feels.

BUT - without the time constraints of an academic setting - I was more able to simply enjoy each sentence as they went by. Quite frankly, you need to have the patience to enjoy those types of books, almost like you need the patience to read Shakespeare. It's just so... elaborate with intricacies.

My only other complaint is that everyone has the same voice - except for Mr. Bounderby (he was awesome (smily face). For some reason Victor Frankenstein's monster is as eloquent as god damned Alfred Tennysson in this book - and there's something wrong with that. Although it does inspire me to search out the film adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Robert DeNiro. I think I'll have a new appreciation for it.

I think my favourite part of the novel was its alternate title: The Modern Prometheus. The entire concept of this novel was fantastic - esp. considering that nothing like this had ever been imagined before. A tortured titan punished for his only crime, being absolutely hideous. Then he was punished for murder - he deserved that.

But I digress - the article on G.A. Belcourt is going to be both fun, interesting, informative, and colourful, which is more than most articles I have to write - so I'm applauding good subject matter for a change.

Friday, April 24, 2009

In Business Magazine

Jeez! I was just sitting here working on an article (on NAFTA - big yawn - - but not really, I'm kind of excited about this article now that I've finished all of the interviews and research!) when I thought - MAN! I forgot to link to the last edition of In Business Magazine where you can read TWO articles that were published at the same time for the April Edition (links are to .pdf files, so they may take a while to download):


SO - without further ado, I present: Making a windfall into windmills
The automotive industry has been sputtering and stalling, leaving the manufacturing industry barren of work – but that availability in capacity could be Windsor’s next windfall with the opportunities that are presenting themselves in the renewable energy market. Windsor is not only uniquely best-fit to host wind turbines on its property, but it is also conveniently available to begin development, production and assembly in as little as a few months.
AND St. Clair College taking the next step

St. Clair College is digging deep into their hope chest; getting to work on a project that they’ve haven’t approached for over 40 years. They needed to address their dilapidated fitness facilities. By announcing their $23 million HealthPlex initiative, the college has responded to key performance indicators, surveys and public response to improve their fitness accommodations on both the Windsor and Chatham campuses.
Not sure what my next article will be titled, but you should be able to get it in the May edition. It's all about American (Democrat) protectionism and renegotiating the NAFTA.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Baseball practice yesterday

Yeah man! Baseball's starting soon - and we had our first practice last night. That makes me feel awesome!

I'm looking forward to baseball this year a whole lot.

Also:Predator X

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Consumer advice

This product stinks like cat piss. There isn't much more to say about it. Beware.

Personally, I'd say "No thank you."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Special Ed" James

This is my buddy James Mays - he had the idea to read his poetry and limericks and post them on YouTube. He was certain that the videos would go viral, especially if he were playing the character "Special Ed" James.

James has been practicing the short bus routine for many years now - and can even pity free bagels and muffins from people at Tim Hortons (true story) with his act.

Watch it if you'd like - I don't know who wrote the theme song - but it wasn't me. Seriously, it wasn't. I'm going to be providing some poetry to James shortly (sorry it's taken me so long to get the material to you, buddy - I'll get it to you as soon as I can).






Here are some links to some of the other "Special Ed" James videos.

Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

James - you've got to get the audio figured out on those videos, pal. The 'theme song' is WAY too loud and then your poems are way too quiet.

As for the rest of you - leave some comments after the video. James would like that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Making a dinosaur

You might recall a post from late September entitled: Dinosaurs return to life which chiefly discussed a show on the Discovery Channel where scientists were tinkering with chicken embryos to see if they can make a creature that resembles a dinosaur.

Is a mutated chicken embryo a dinosaur? Probably not. But what the show did discover was how tweaking some genes early in the embryonic stages of development seemed to unlock the building blocks for body shapes that aren't present in chickens.

For example - for some reason, in the genetic DNA of a chicken, there are the instructions on how to make teeth, claws, a long tail, etc. Also, there is a very close link between the cellular creation of feathers and scales. All of this leads the researchers to believe that the genetic code and building blocks to build extinct species are dormant in the existent DNA of common animals. Simply, evolution quit using the blueprints in one way to make a dinosaur, and now uses those same building blocks in a different combination to create a chicken instead.

Evolution would suggest that ecological and environmental factors would be the reason that the DNA is rearranging how it makes use of the building blocks when building an animal. This is an interesting theory - and the research, although it certainly leads to thousands of dead baby chicks (which nobody seems to talk about) - suggests that inside all DNA are the historic building blocks to turn an embryo into anything along the evolutionary branch that DNA comes from (my interpretation, not theirs).

That's pretty cool.

Well, that was September that the show ran, but that doesn't mean that New York Times can't put out an article on that same idea in mid April.

By biochemically manipulating a chicken embryo to “awaken the dinosaur within,” researchers at McGill University are already studying ways to get the embryo to grow a dinosaur’s tail. Eventually the scientists hope to see a “Chickenosaurus” hatch with tail, teeth and forelimbs instead of wings.
Again, this is all old news - but it's definitely rewarding to see some progress being updated on the project. Exciting even more, is that this research is being performed in Canada at McGill University under the tutelage of Hans Larsen, so Canada's somewhat invested in the success of this sort of research.

Most important to this study is understanding further how cellular generation and DNA are linked - how to promote change in cellular production and hopefully find a way to activate cures for diseases that plague us today. But most interesting, of course, will be making a true-to-life dinosaur!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cleveland, Day 3.01

WARNING: THIS PAGE MIGHT TAKE FOREVER TO LOAD. It's basically all pictures, and if you're connection speed isn't very good, then this could take quite a while to open. Sorry.

Here are just a few more pictures from our trip to Cleveland. I'll try and keep things in chronological order. These aren't all of the pictures, but these are the good shots that I managed to take, or at least bad shots of cool things (like the catfish sturgeon).


Here's the skull of a triassic carnivore, ceolophysis. This skeleton was pieced
together from a quarry of smashed skeletons, and paleontologists say that this
skeleton is comprised of at least three different individuals.



This is a quartz penguin, also from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Neat, eh?


Nothing wrong with adding the image of one of the largest skulls ever found - one from triceratops.


This is a neat building that we saw while walking through the empty
streets of Cleveland. Notice how there is nobody in the streets - unbelievable.



The 'Doc' warming up between innings. He was awesome.


Here is an early birthday present that was worn out to the game on Saturday.
We were recognized as Jays fans everywhere we went - mostly for the better.
We were told that the Jays sucked, at one point, to which the response was
"No, they don't." There was no rebuttal from the fans of the 0-5 Indians.



This is the Progressive Field scoreboard (more traditionally known as Jacob's Field.)


Here's a catfish sturgeon, the creepiest thing I've seen in a zoo since the Hellbender.


Here's a fossa, which is related to the mongoose, although it resembles
a cat. It ran on this wheel, but only with its front legs.



Here's a koala sleeping. This is what koalas do.

And here are some otters.

That's it for the photo-highlights of the trip. I hope you enjoyed following along with us.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cleveland Day 3

Hi folks,

I've got to make some adjustments to some of the pictures I took at the zoo today, so I won't be able to post them all up, but I'll be sure to put some up that are okay as they are. In a lot of cases, the zoo is not lit very well, and you don't want to use a flash on the animals (and some are under water) so I'm going to some light photo-editing to touch'em up and get them ready to be online.

Things I noticed about Cleveland

There is nobody there. There aren't people in the streets, they aren't on the sidewalks, they aren't anywhere. I don't think I even noticed apartment buildings - there just weren't people around. It was a very quiet town with nobody in it.


Notice this empty street. This is what the city was
like all weekend. The absolutely only thing that you saw on
the streets were red lights.


But there were some very nice avenues that we were able to effortlessly walk down, like this charming little spot.


Pretty neat street, eh? It had its charm, and little shops
all along it. No pedestrians or cars, but there were shops!


Here's a neat picture of the city, too. Again, not a car or pedestrian in sight.

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

The zoo was pretty neat, but it was missing some things that we were hoping to see, including elephants, cassowaries and giant tortoises. But there were plenty of neat things, including some of the stuff I've added below.


Here's a neat alligator - it was a miniature type of alligator.


Here are some monkeys. One is a proctologist, as you can see.

... and a bald eagle.

I'll be sure to add some more pictures tomorrow. I hope you've enjoyed our updates over the last few days.

Cleveland Day 2.01

Well, it's Sunday morning, my fiance's birthday - and we're about to head out to the zoo. But we've got to get dressed, showered, packed and checked out before we do that.

Yesterday was pretty cool, though. Here's what it looked like:

Started the day off sleeping in real well, and then looking for somewhere to eat. We wound up at a place across the street from Progressive (Jacob's) Field, called Local Heroes (not pictured). Then, we went and found our seats in the ball park.


Progressive Field was neat - the bullpens are both in the right field, though.
There's some great standing room in the back, too.


The Jays had a good game, and Roy Halladay was awesome - although I don't know if he got the win for the game or not. The Jays have been pretty good over the last few games, and to evidence how well they've been doing, I made sure to take a snapshot of their battling lineup, which also shows their batting averages.


Look at those batting averages! Hard to beat a team with
a lineup like that. Granted, it didn't finish looking like that.


The Jays were doing awesome all game until BJ Ryan came in, loaded the bases on mostly walks, and then let a guy score a three RBI double in the bottom of the ninth! Not good relief work. Luckily, the Jays had a four-run lead, and were able to bring in another closer to finish the job that BJ f-ed up.

Now, the weather in the sun was wonderful, and I even got some sun in my cheeks. But the weather in the shade was like 35 fahrenheit. It was cold! At times I could see my breath, and was thankful that the Indians were giving away free scarves to people who came to the game.

Also, I think I've discovered the solution to the American Auto Industries problems. Just slap this logo on the car, and every American will buy one.


Seriously, I saw more The North Face jackets than
I did Indians gear. If The North Face was a sports franchise,
it'd be grossing more than the Maple Leafs, Man U and the
Yankees put together. People LOVE The North Face - so
much that it makes me suspicious.

I plan to make a jack exactly the same called, The South Face. My slogan: Yes, I know you have a North Face jacket, hell, everyone does. But do you have a South Face jacket? A zillion dollars later (by only next year) and I will then sell the company and tell everyone that I made the jackets out of something horrible, like vellum, or something.

There are many more things to relate about our trip yesterday, but I'm getting the stink eye to pack my things up and get out of the hotel room so we can get to the zoo.

I'll post more (may be tonight?) with more pictures about our trip.

talk to you all soon,

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cleveland Day 2

We're getting ready for baseball today - making sure that we've got warm coats. Yesterday there was a four hour rain delay, which I truly hope won't interfere with our baseball game. The Jays beat up on the Indians (who have had a lot of struggles - they'll have those kinks worked out of their lineup before too long - because they just seemed to be unprepared to compete at the professional level).



Anyhow, the cool part of our trip this morning is complimentary coffee in our room from Wolfgang Puck. Puck is a famous, celebrity award-winning chef with nine restaurants, three national awards, and has been on six shows as himself.

So when Puck decides to put his name on something, you can probably know that however it tastes, that's exactly what it's supposed to taste like.

So the coffee? It isn't bitter, it isn't strong, it's pretty smooth, it doesn't need sugar or anything else. It was very nice.

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After that, we're going to go out and find something to eat, take a shuttle to Progressive Field, watch the game, eat some ball-park pretzels and then find somewhere to celebrate the post-game festivities. I'll be back to post up some pictures soon.

And the weather? Well, it's forecast to be: 41 degrees, feeling like only 32. I don't know anything about Fahrenheit, regrettably. Probably means that it's cold, though. I think we want to have it around 65 degrees. So a high of 44, but sunny, which is better than rainy.

Anyhow, we'll be back in a few hours, and we'll have some more details for you then.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cleveland Day 1

Hi folks - from Cleveland, Ohio.

The entire car ride down, the only thing that was going through my mind was this song:



And I don't know any of the lyrics, only the part that goes "Ohio" so - I have been stuck with it for a long while trying to figure out what it was. I was somehow convinced that it was a Stevie Nicks song - when of course I should have guessed that it was more Neil Young genius. Its political message, lasting power, and sardonic melody are unmistakably Young.

Anyhow, entering Ohio is always a pleasure because the Michigan interstate routes are less well funded than the Ohio interstate routes - meaning the ride gets smooth and comfy as soon as you cross the state line. It's beautiful.

Our trip started out around 9:30 this morning, and despite some obnoxious detours in Detroit, everything went very smoothly. The trip was alright - and we rolled into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History with no trouble. It was our first stop in the city.

First - Dr. Michael Ryan from "Paleoblog" was indeed out of town in Korea at a conference, like he said he would be. I asked to meet him anyhow, just in case his trip was cancelled. It would have been neat for the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the museum to meet with us.

While the presentation isn't the most impressive we've ever seen,
that doesn't mean that a big faceoff between a Tyrannosaurus and a
Triceratops isn't cool.


The dinosaur exhibit at the museum was a little out of date - it looks like it was installed some time in the mid-80s and there hasn't been a lot of money to update the exhibits, and that's unfortunate. I think some shag carpet might have been the icing on the cake, actually.

Turkey vulture in an outhouse.

There was an absolutely awesome live exhibit out back of the museum, with deer, falcons, eagles, vultures, raccoons, an otter, foxes, hares, and bobcats. That was a real highlight of the visit. My fiance and I were absorbed with the raccoons as they played and scrapped with each other.

He's playing with a rock. He played with it a lot.

Our hotel room is great - the bed is enormous and comfortable - and I napped in it almost immediately. Another great note is that Quantum Leap was on tv here. Cool.

Our tix for the Jay's game tomorrow should be great - third baseline in the lower bowl - should be awesome. The Jays were rain-delayed this afternoon for the opening day; so maybe we'll get a double-header tomorrow afternoon? Hard to say. Should be a lot of fun, anyways. First ball game of the season!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

From small screen to silver screen

Here's an article that was published in the last edition of The Lance, but it appears that the Arts Edition won't be posted online SO I've posted the article here.

It's about Anna Mae Routledge, an actress who is featured in CBS's Harper's Island, debuting tonight. I'm going to watch it for sure!

For the record, all rights and ownership of that of The Lance at the University of Windsor. For more information, or to legally acquire a hardcopy of this article, please write to

The Lance
401 Sunset Ave.,
Windsor ON,
N9B 3P4

Attn: Editor in Chief.

Ask for Edition 30, Volume 81.

For the record, it was an absolute pleasure to report on a genuinely nice person and a friend, who is making a name for herself in showbiz.

The article


CBS will be cranking out an episodic mid-season mystery series featuring a familiar face from the University of Windsor community.
Harper’s Island is a 13-week miniseries about a couple that’s getting married, who sail their closest friends and family to the show’s island namesake. Yet, as the tagline promises, just because you made the guest list, it doesn’t mean you’ll make it to the wedding. The dark premise is overcast with gag-orders and secret scripts, as the whodunit murder mystery should keep viewers guessing until the series finale.

Windsor alumna, and former Lance Arts Editor, Anna Mae Routledge, will appear as Kelly Seaver, an ostracized local of Harper’s Island, who’s been hanging around but isn’t so popular. Routledge says that working under gag-orders and secret scripts is a challenge – and it’s also becoming a routine. “I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you this,” precludes each of Routledge’s comments, but she tried her best to offer what information she can. She had to admit, it’s hard to work under such secrecy. “I know that even as the story was progressing, all of the actors were trying to figure out who the killer was,” said Routledge. “Then they’d die, and rule themselves out.”

Not knowing what’s going on can be a terrific challenge for an actor who needs to understand the motivations of their character to represent them honestly. “It’s pretty intense,” said Routledge, “because you have to just base your character and everything they were going through on the information that you knew. The producers had secret meetings with all of the cast to go over what’s really going on for this character. We were all on a need-to-know basis.”

How many episodes will we see Kelly Seaver in? “Let’s not say,” laughed Routledge, hinting that the actress might go missing before her character if she revealed too much. So who lives, who dies, and who kills who is all being kept closely under wraps. But here’s a Lance scoop, each episode is named after how a person died – or rather the sound that they make when they die. So keep an eye out for episodes called “Splat” or “Gurgle.”

The series promises to provide a high body count and present a legion of suspicious characters to tease viewers, and playing a disturbed, troubled and possibly homicidal island local was already challenging even before the producers decided to leave all of the actors in the dark.

“I think I’m a pretty bright, happy, out-going sort of person,” contended Routledge, “but I seem to get cast as really dark, gothic characters, a lot. So it’s been a pretty exciting time trying to figure out where the darkness comes from.”

Channeling the darkness within helped to anchor Routledge’s character in reality. “Characters usually showcase a certain side of ourselves. So the job of an actor is to be able to understand where any kind of person is coming from, and pull out that kind of understanding from within yourself.”

She continued, “I was pulling inspiration from nightmares that I’d had, really horrible experiences that haunt us, and from childhood experiences.” She didn’t mention the nightmares she’s had from working at The Lance.

Harper’s Island isn’t the only project that Routledge can’t tell us about, either. She has a few appearances that you’re certain to recognize her in coming out through the year.

Thursday, May 7, she’ll guest star on Smallville, in which she portrays a ‘meteor freak.’ She’ll have super powers, but can’t tell us what they are. (It’ll be ‘electrifying’ she promises.) My guess is she’ll be Voltage of the Injustice League (rumoured to be based on the lithe Livewire from the DC Comics universe), but that’s just a guess.

Then in mid-July, Routledge will show up alongside Hayden Panettiere (of Heroes fame) in I Love You, Beth Cooper. Routledge will be Patty Keck, who interacts with the protagonists in some way, as Beth Cooper (Panettiere) shows a nerdy valedictorian (Paul Rust) the “best night of his life.”

Nov. 13, the third “Friday the 13th” of 2009, will put the star-studded apocalyptic 2012 in theatres, where Routledge will portray Officer Tay. On working with director Roland Emerich, she said she had a blast. “I don’t know how much I’m allowed to tell you about this either, but it was just crazy,” said Routledge. Giant blue screens and Dutch directing are sure to make this film another epic adventure of global catastrophe.

But when Routledge is not rubbing shoulders with Thandie Newton or screaming at the top of her lungs, she’s been working on a project that’s near and dear to her, and one she’s fully capable of talking about - finally.

She’s involved herself with Lorette Cella’s Passion Foundation, specifically assisting in the Passion Project. The Passion Project helps to teach young women who don’t have strong role-models in their life, how to be leaders and step into their independent selves, through theatre projects.

The project is geared toward young women between 16-24 years of age in the Metro Vancouver area, and engages them with innovative life skills workshops on self-awareness, self-care, team building, leadership, and mentoring as well as theatrical training from local performance artists and actors.

The performances showcase how each girl meets the challenges in her life head on, in a monologue performance. The participants work together to come up with performance details, monologues, and a poster campaign. “So we’re taking these girls and taking their creative writing and their creative progress, and they’re putting together a project, a kind of ‘Vagina Monologue’s style’ of their stories,” said Routledge.

The monologues are about the issues these young women are dealing with, offering insight and information to other young women and their parents. “It’s really hard for these girls,” said Routledge. “They’re overloaded with work, overloaded with responsibility, their parents maybe aren’t there for them maybe as much as they need, and they’ve so many pressures at school … so they get together and put on this big theatre piece.”

So while the young women of Vancouver are benefiting from Routledge’s experiences in the Passion Project, be sure to experience her for yourself during CBS’s broadcast premiere of Harper’s Island on Thursday, April 9 at 10 p.m.

Anna: she's good people.

shit don't stink?

I was just wondering -

I know what it means to walk around like your shit don't stink - but ... how does someone walk around when they definitely know that their shit totally stinks?

I think that would be an awesome way to walk around.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

NICU comic

Amanda, here is the comic, just for you.

So, to set this up, at the Detroit Children's Hospital, there are a lot of unusual names that wind up being cared for. There's a lot of people going in and out of that hospital, and some of them name their children stuff that you've never heard of before.

Examples, (I'll spell them phonetically so you get a taste of what they're supposed to sound like) are (Le-dasha) "Le-a;" (Obee-sed-ee) "ABCDE." In the one instance, they litterally used a dash in the name for their daughter. It's a pretty sounding name, but that's like having an exclamation mark in your name: "Ma!rk." It has impact, but it looks too weird.

And ABCDE is not a clever name - and it sounds like an eating disorder. Again, I'd have to be homeschooled with a name like this.

Now, a little tale - sometimes at the Neonatal Infant Care Unit, there are twin babies born, both very sick, and they're placed in incubators to help them grow for the first little while. Sadly, they are in true jeopardy of dying, and so the parents don't always give them names. In these instances, they are called "Twin A" and "Twin B" on the charts and in the case files.

However, one parent decided that these would be great names of their kids, who survived the scary early moments of their life. So there are some young kids in kindergarten named "Twina" and "Twinb" out there. And that's wrong.

So, my fiance was working on a poster presentation for her Master's degree, and she was worried that her presentation wasn't up to snuff, so I agreed to help by making a comic that she could include:


The comic didn't make it onto her poster presentation - and I can't really argue that that wasn't the right choice. If I were to make this comic over again, I think I would have been more subtle and not mentioned the baby's names in the word bubble, leaving it up to the reader to connect the dots for the common axiom that this is clearly making reference to.

I think humour works better when the recipient of a joke has to meet the joke half way to make sense. They can take more ownership in the joke - but that's a philosophy on hilarious, rather than a hilarious philosophy.

Anyhow - you asked for it, there it is. It's not tyrannosaurus suggesting to have carcass for dinner - but it was made with love?

ALSO
of great interest - please see my friend* Dr. Michael Ryan's blog entry entitled "Turtle 1, Avian Theropod 0." It is great.

* May not actually be a friend - although he said he would have given me a tour of the museum of natural history in Cleveland if he weren't going to be in Korea over the Easter weekend, at a conference. Getting a tour of the dinosaur exhibit from the curator of the dinosaur exhibit would have been the tits!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Is bulk barn in kincardine open on sunday?

To answer your question - I don't know.

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I can see what search items people use to get directed to my site - and most of the time, the redirects makes sense. For example, the no. 1 bringer of traffic to my site, believe it or not, remains the images that I posted from the movie "The Mist."

So I was going through a list of the search items that drew people to my site (briefly) and on March 28, someone visited after searching "is bulk barn in kincardine open on sunday".

Well, that search string led them to last July's blog posts, and I can't imagine what sort of information they might have found there. They were from Clifford, Ont.

I just thought I would share that with you - I thought it was funny.

ALSO - I wrote a little comic about my fiance's experiences at her placement in Detroit. I'll scan it and post it IF someone leaves a comment on this thread.