Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

April 2, 2008

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I was pointed to a short lived British tv series a few days ago and really enjoyed it.  Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace only lasted six episodes but apparently it has became more popular since.  It has an odd style to it which makes it look like a cheezy 1980’s sitcom.  There is intentionally bad dialogue, jokes, editing and other jokes which make it so over the top yet enjoyable.

While there were only a few episodes I think this might have been a good thing as they might have tried too hard and ruined the series by continuing with the gag. 

Here’s a clip of the first episode.  If you enjoy it, you will probably be able to find the rest on YouTube.


Every South Park Episode Online

April 1, 2008

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Every South Park episode is now online and legal for people to watch (here’s the article).  I’m a huge fan of the show even though I have only like one episode from this season so far.  Who can’t like a reference to the 1981 film “Heavy Metal” or saying you can get high off cat piss?

I was disappointed when I went to the official site that has every episode online as you can not watch them in Canada.  However this site also seems to have every episode online and you can watch them regardless of your country. 


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.


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…