Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 8:11 a.m. | 0 comments

Not quite as inspired as the brilliant Weng Weng, this video is still pretty funny.

And informative. Get checked today!

Aside from that, as of 1pm today, I'll be officially finished with teacher's college. The internship ended yesterday and today I just have to drop off two forms.

I'm actually quited shocked that it's all almost over. It's been a good year, albeit it quite stressful at times (thanks in no small part to my feet), but I'm extremely grateful to the people who helped get me through it. My associate, Scott Carter, is one of those people who even now is trying hard to get a job for me.

The biggest help though was Catherine, as always. I don't know what I'd do without her, I just know that it wouldn't be pretty. I'd probably be blogging in my underwear with the curtains drawn over the window... oh, wait. That's what I'm doing now.

Well, then. I'd be doing something much worse.
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I really should apologize for this video, but since I didn't make it, only post it, I feel comfortable in my belief that the Weng Weng Rap is truly a masterpiece of internet graffiti.

I expect Nathan to get the biggest kick out of this, but only because he's so morally corrupt. Enjoy, Nathan!
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 12:55 p.m. | 0 comments
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIt's true. It's not a hoax. And it's the same style we've all come to know, love, and play obsessively until the wee hours of the morning.

I'm hoping it's just as awesome as the first, but StarCraft II has a lot to live up to to please me. Still, looking at one of the pictures that IGN has posted on their website featuring a hundred or so Zerg storming the Terran camp, I can't say that things are looking poorly at this point.

No release date yet as it was just announced today that the game was being made. At this point it looks like a suped-up version of the first, but with some significant graphical upgrades.

At least now we all have something in common to buy later this year.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:29 p.m. | 0 comments
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There's a new comic up at Random Changes that contains one of my most favourite pages of comic book goodness ever. The above is just a small sampling of the brilliance of this in Marvel Zombies Vs. The Army of Darkness #2.

Highly encourage you to go read this.

Not much else is going on. The TV season is winding down, so there's not much more Lost, Heroes, or Veronica Mars left to go around. It's been a good year more or less and for the dry season of television we have the peak season of movies.

I suppose I can live with that.

My internship is slowly moving closer to completion and there's no news yet on the job front. I imagine you'll all know shortly after I know, though few of you will be sweating about the particulars.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 5:47 p.m. | 0 comments
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usI'm not sure why I did it, other than I'm a bit of an attention whore. Perhaps it's my deep-seeded need to be seen. At any rate, today I auditioned to be on a reality TV show.

It's called NOW (No Opportunity Wasted) and it comes from the host of The Amazing Race, Phil Koeghan. The basic premise is to take people away from their lives for 72 hours to do something they previously didn't think they had the courage to do.

What this specifically means, I have no idea. But I wrote down that I wanted to skydive and was terrified, that I really hate super enclosed spaces (like caves) and for whatever reason they sat me down to audition me.

This means absolutely nothing.

Catherine and I went to meet Phil and get a book signed at Indigo a couple of blocks away. While there, I figured "why not?" Who knows, maybe I'll get to humiliate myself on TV next fall.

The main downside is that we had to shell out $20 for the book in order of the same name in order to get the autograph (there was no requirement for the audition). Hopefully it's good, but you never know.

We chatted with Phil for a minute, talking about Guelph mostly (he lived there for four years when he was a child) and then we were on our way. I had fun, Catherine seemed slightly grumpy. ;)
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Monday, May 07, 2007 at 6:12 p.m. | 0 comments
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usSo, I went to see Spider-Man 3 and I have to say that I enjoyed the movie, though not nearly as much as the first two.

The essential problem with this film is the same problem that most sequels wind up having: we've seen it before. I enjoyed Sandman and I think Venom in particular was done quite well, but it's a lot of plot for one movie.

I still recommend the flick as it won't hurt your appreciation of what has come before (unlike The Matrix sequels), just don't expect anything that's going to wow you.

What IS impressive, however, is the design of Iron Man's armour for the upcoming film. Not only did the filmmakers get it right, they got it REALLY right. I have no complaints about this, nor do the majority of people on message boards.

Perhaps this is a sign of the apocalypse.

Catherine and I enjoyed Free Comic Book day again this year as we got quite the stash. Catherine even bought a trade paperback of her favorite character, Owly. I'll post an issue up at Random Changes one day this week for people to take a look at. It's quite cute.

My internship at Northview is going well, though I might die from boredom. I spend most of my time locked up in the English office making lesson plans for a bullying unit. No teaching, not much to do, so it's low stress, but it's also low on the relevance scale. After all that I've been through this year, I can't even begin to process the idea that I might be teaching full time in as little as four months.
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