Sunday, September 28, 2008

Stand-up comedy goodness

Shaun was the first to introduce me with the idea of listening to stand-up comedy during a long road trip. It passes the time much quicker than music, keeps you from starting fights in the car, prevents itis, and it reduces road rage (which happens very easily with the number of crappy drivers on the road).

I brought along a number of acts, and when we hit the hotel in Erie PA, I downloaded a few more. Here's a quick review:

Rex Naverette: Bastos
Don't recommend it. He wrote one good bit, "Tito Boy", which he saved till the end, and then padded it with more filler than a Shaun S story.

Margaret Cho: Assassin
Very funny. She's so angry! I especially like her attacks on the US government, and the misguided nature of right-wing religious types.

Dane Cook: Viscous Circle
Grade A punkage! This shit is so flippin hilarious that we'll probably give it one more play before we head home. If you haven't listened to this yet, I highly recommend it.

Stephen Wright: I Still Have a Pony
We're only halfway through this one, but what we've listened to so far is alright. He has a monotonous, non-flowing, one-joke-at-a-tiime (is there a special term for that?) style of comedy, but the kids on the interweb seem to like it because the torrent had a lot seeds.

Brian Regan: Comedy Central Presents
haven't listened to it yet.

So Al, why the fuck did you put a picture of Chris Rock on this blog post? Lemme tell you why. I was flipping channels last night, and came across his latest act, "Kill the Messenger". This had my wife and I laughing so hard we probably woke up the other guests. He covers the typical stuff (the difference between men and women, US politics, racism) and does it it typical Chris Rock fashion. Highly recommended.

Well, that's it. We're going to eat at IHOP now. Delicious!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary

5 years ago today, I married the love of my life! Here's a before and after shot:

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Raptors' jersey!

ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod

I wish to purchase this product! Sick guy!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Blogging from Mississauga Honda

That's right, it's time for Ruby to get her oil changed again, plus some other shit (change air filter? Check tires? Bah, as long as it continues to run).

So I'm taking advantage of free wi-fi, and free time alone, to spew some random thoughts

My wife and I are pretty pumped now that the 60-day countdown to our new home closing date has started. We just came back from the countertop place, to verify the colour of the slab. It's flipping white! It's going to look really, really, really sick.

Google Chrome is a very nice browser. I like the single search/location bar. I can feel the speed increase in the javascript engine when I surf sites. Most importantly, Google Gears! Goodbye MS Office, don't need you no more! Give it a try. Or try Firefox 3. Do anything except for use IE6. Please. Think of me.

I haven't replied to Shaun's Evite yet. I may not reply at all. Why? Because it pushes his buttons.

Last night, we played a few games of poker. Game 1, I made it heads-up against Jon. I had him right where I wanted him, flopping two-pair and trapping him. He was in for all of his chips, with only one pair. Just need to survive the turn and the river. The last card pairs the board, negating my two pair and giving him a better two pair. Fucking bullshit!

The second game, I made it heads-up against Chris. This time it was my turn to catch some of this suckout sweetness. Two times I needed help from the river, and both times the river delivered. The final blow had me calling on a flush draw, and catching a heart on the river. Oh snap! Sorry Chris, it was dirty, but that's poker.

I'm listening to Jay-Z and Linkin Park: Collision Course. Look how happy I am!

If you had to choose between the Honda CR-V, the Honda Odyssey, or the Honda Pilot, which way are you leaning?

Well, that's it for now. Talk to y'all later.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I'm sure Chris already knows about this...

You can vote one of these five girls to the Irish Spring Raptors Dance Pak.

I voted for Karissa!

Uhhh, yeah, this post is hurting. I really really need the basketball season to start soon. I'm dying inside! All of this off-season analysis sucks! Let's get these guys on the court already!