Stolen Car in Calgary Turns into Great Story

March 31, 2008

Instead of paraphrasing the entire posting on this forum I’ll just give you the link as I won’t be able to do it justice.  It is somewhat of a long read but I really enjoyed it.  Here it is.

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Snow?!

March 31, 2008

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Well tomorriw is April 1st and I woke up today to see snow outside.  Not a funny early April Fools Joke LOLOLOLOLOL.  Anyways maybe I am being a jack ass (wouldn’t be the first time) but if Global Warming is this huge epidemic than why is there damn snow outside? (Yes, I am being sarcastic).


“Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer”

March 29, 2008

  Wow, my last posts have been on articles that I have seen at Wired.com.  For some reason they have interested me.  Apparently some people used some javascript code on a message board for epilepsy support that had used “flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users”.  At first I thought this was an April Fools joke but then I realized it isn’t April Fools yet.  Maybe I’m wrong but this might be the first physical attack someone has done by the Internet.  Unless of course you include some children watching Pokemon online.

 The article is here.


Anti-Emo Riots?!

March 27, 2008

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Headline from Wired.com: Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico

While I don’t agree with the violence against the emo kids maybe an agreement can be reached.  Maybe the violence will stop if they quit listening to Morrissey?  That reminds me of an essay from Chuck Klosterman’s IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas  where he talks of the popularity of Morrisey amongst Latinos. 

Why would anyone be violent because of the music someone listens to?  I don’t and cannot understand that.


Bass

March 26, 2008

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I got my bass back from a friend the other day and started playing again.  I haven’t really played bass (or guitar for that matter) in the last six months due to not having much time and ambition to play.  It is kind of nice to start playing again but it is also kind of frustrating to get back to the point I was at before.  When I started playing bass my biggest goal was to play fingerstyle.  The reason for this being that I prefer the tone that comes from the fingers and felt it could also help my fingerstyle playing on guitar. 

While it’s frustrating at times trying to play something that is faster with the fingers and not a pick, the challenge is nice.  Now if I could only play some decent slap bass…


Wilco

March 25, 2008

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Although the album has been out since 2006, I still really like Wilco’sSky Blue Sky” album.  However is there anyone else who when they listen to “You Are My Face” think of Steely Dan?  Maybe it’s the influence of Nels Cline that leads me to think of it.  I dunno, just at the turn around in the song it has a Steely Dan vibe to it for me.  Not that it’s a bad thing.

If you haven’t heard the song “You Are My Face” here’s a live version of it:


Drama at the University

March 25, 2008

I don’t know if it is known through out the University but recently a class I am enrolled in has had some drama.  In the University newspaper there is the section titled “Three Lines Free” where students can anonymously write in.  I don’t read the paper so I didn’t know about this until a department head came in and told the situation and cancelled the class.  The comments in the paper were also specifically directed at the teacher as the class name was included.

While I personally did not entirely agree with something that the teacher did that may have started this whole situation, I don’t condone people attacking an instructor personally.  If someone has a problem with someone’s teaching style I can understand that but do not attack someone’s private life.  Also I don’t see why people do things anonymously.  It almost seems like in High School that people had more of a backbone to say something to an instructor’s face if they had a problem with something.  Now that we are in post-secondary education and supposedly “mature” we tend to hide behind things

Although it is only rumors, there were people saying the class might be cancelled.  If this happens I will be severely screwed as I need this course and two more classes which are being taken in the summer semester in order to receive my degree.  I need this degree because I am applying to the Faculty of Education at other institutes and if I do not get it, I will have to wait another year to reply.