The 2010 Douchebag Tournament!

26 03 2010

“I admit it—I’ve got a thing for the world’s greatest (worst?) douchebags. Being one of the biggest douches of the year is an impressive title. But there’s one better: Winner of the 2010 Douchebag Tournament (i.e., THE Douchebag-of-the-Year), held at They’ve got the classic categories of douchebaggery: arrogant entertainers, morally-questionable athletes, politicians-gone-astray, and corrupt businessmen. And from March 16th-26th, a voting frenzy takes hold when you, that’s right, YOU —you internet-browsing douchebag-enthusiasts— get to vote on the most infamous of infamous.  Already Jim Bunning (the notorious nay-sayer of unemployment) beat out Keith Olbermann (?). Tiger Woods has unsurprisingly out-douched Floyd Mayweather. And T-Pain has fallen to the formidable John Mayer.”


Who will come out on top?  Only you can decide!  So vote for the douchiest douchebags of 2010 at &



Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

20 03 2010

“I love you, Blog readers – just the way you are. And the reason I know to embrace you unconditionally like that is because Mister Rogers taught me to. Today, March 20, would have been his 82nd birthday – which means, thanks to Fred’s old colleagues in the Neighbourhood, that it’s also the third annual “Won’t You be my Neighbour Day.” Everyone who appreciates the kindness and community spirit to which Mister Rogers devoted his life is encouraged to celebrate by wearing your favourite comfy sweater – a light sweater, given the weather this week – and do something neighbourly for your nearest fellow humans. Because we love the Land of Make-Believe – but as long as we all have to live in the Land of Work and Cars and Taxes, let’s be kind to each other, eh?”


St. Pat’s Day: A History

16 03 2010

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17. It marks St. Pat’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patty’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—

Now for some shots.

Douchebag Quote of the Day

27 02 2010

Today’s Douchebag Quote of the Day isn’t exactly a quote – unless you count ‘peace and love’, but is an entertaining bit of douchebaggery nonetheless.

Apparently, Ringo, arguably the least talented of The Beatles, is too busy to receive and respond to fan mail.  So, please stop sending it to him.  Peace and love.  PEACE and love.  He goes so far as setting a date that will be the deadline for receiving fan mail.  And, anything sent after that date ‘will be tossed’.  Peace and love.  In case you missed it, the entire message is offered with ‘peace and love’.

So, sit back, relax, and finish up your last piece of fan mail to Ringo.  Peace and love.

(Douchebag Quote of the Day provided by

Words of Wisdom

23 02 2010

How do you keep a girl / boy from becoming your girl / boy friend? Simple. The rules for this are the same as the rules for Gremlins:

Rule #1: Never get them wet – in other words, never allow them take a shower at your place.

Rule #2: Keep them away from sunlight – i.e. don’t ever see them during the day

Rule #3: Never feed them after midnight – meaning they don’t sleep over, and you don’t have breakfast with them. . . not even brunch.

(these Words of Wisdom were brought to you by the t.v. show How I Met Your Mother)

Werewolf Barmitzvah: A Wolfman Movie Review

15 02 2010

While, I must admit, my previous experience with werewolves has pretty much consisted of this:

I feel I’m still enough of a geek to comment on the new Wolfman movie. I was excited going into the movie, as Benicio DeTorro and Anthony Hopkins are both entertaining in their own right. Visually, the movie reminded me of Sleepy Hollow, another story of long-time-lore which made a comeback. The movie had great, gloomy shots of the moors that we’re very aesthetically pleasing. The story, which was, to be nice- bland at times, was slightly compensated for by the fact that they kept the wolf man looking like the monster from our past, who we’ve all come to love.

In all honesty, it is nice to see a werewolf movie after being bombarded by vampire movies over the last few years. And although I did enjoy seeing Anthony Hopkins eating people again, I felt that in terms of a monster movie, Wolfman fell short. It was entertaining, but not worth the buy.

This got me thinking to another werewolf movie, a Canadian cult classic you may be familiar with, Ginger Snaps.

Now, THERE’S a werewolf movie. This clever Canadian hit from 2000 takes a fresh spin on the curse of being a werewolf and ties it in with the curse of being a teenage girl- using the werewolf metaphor for puberty. It’s an original spin on the classic monster movie with a great soundtrack. Definitely worth a look-see if you’re interested in a man-eating good time. The other Ginger Snaps movies, not so much.

They don’t call it the curse for nothing…

For Katie on V-day <3

14 02 2010

I would like to dedicate this blog to Katie on valentine’s day. I hope this doesn’t make me seem like a creeper. Oh well, I guess I kinda am.

When people keep repeating
That you’ll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can’t seem to get enough
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart
When everything feels all over
When everybody seems unkind
I’ll give you a four-leaf clover
Take all the worry out of your mind
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart I have the only key to your heart
I can stop you falling apart
Try today, you’ll find this way
Come on and give me a chance to say
Let my love open the door
It’s all I’m living for
Release yourself from misery
Only one thing’s gonna set you free
That’s my love
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart
When tragedy befalls you
Don’t let them bring you down
Love can cure your problem
You’re so lucky I’m around
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart ❤