Sarah Bettens: Not Insane

I was poking around online for the past while and found this video by Sarah Bettens and I thought it was worth posting on. Check it out here. She did this track on the Underworld soundtrack called All of This Past that really blew me away. I’m glad to see she has her own album coming out now. I also found that she used to record with a band called K’s Choice which I’m digging up some torrents on as I type this. Definitely worth a listen.

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How to Quickly Get In Trouble

So, I did tell someone that I would never ever mention them on here, but whats the fun in that? The best way to learn about someone is to begin some sort of silly conflict and see how they handle themselves. Do they keep it all bottled up until it just explodes out after forgetting to say “God bless you” after they sneeze? Or do they immediately fire back with ICBMs aimed at your face?

Let’s find out.

Josee is cool. I think she’s sweet.

As this may be my last post before I loose the ability to use my hands and legs, I would like to take this time to thank all my loyal readers and commentors (you know who you are). It’s been a fun ride and I wish you all the best.

Estimated time of death for me: Monday at 3:35 pm (give or take traffic and plane arrival times)

Vote STV!

For those of you who live in BC but haven’t heard of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) you may want to read this article by Rafe Mair. It doesn’t really get into the details of the process which is, to be blunt, kind of complicated. But the fallout of such a system could be a more accountable government and more public involvement in goverment which, in my opinion, is a good thing.

You can also find more out about the STV at the website of the
Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform who were tasked with finding a new method of electing officials following the 2001 election where, with only 59% percent of the popular vote, the Liberals came out with 98% of the seats.

Funny

Hey all. A good comic was posted on the MBlog today. Click here to see it.

Family Guy Returns!

Family Guy has returned once again to Fox and if you don’t watch it, I will kill you. Especially if you are a Nielson family. The opening quickly put to rest any fears of the show losing its sense of humour or randomness. The episode was not the best of the series by any means, but it was a consistently funny (hilarious at times) episode that is easily a good candidate for repeated viewings.

I’m not a man who enjoys spoiling jokes, so I will refrain from leaking anything… besides this one joke from the opening! 😉

(In the living room with the whole Griffin family)

Peter: Everybody I’ve got bad news. We’ve been cancelled!

Lois: Oh no! Peter how could they do that?

Peter: Well unfortunately Lois there’s just no more room on the schedule. We’ve just gotta accept the fact that FOX has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80’s Show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Skin, Girls Club, Cracking Up, The Pits, Firefly, Get Real, Freaky Links, Wanda At Large, Costello, The Lone Gunmen, A Minute With Stan Hooper, Normal: Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddy, The Street, American Embassy, Cedric the Entertainer, The Tick, Louie, and Greg the Bunny.

Lois: Is there no hope?

Peter: Well I suppose if ALL those shows go down the tube then we might have a shot.

All hail the return of one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Let us hope and pray it will stay on the air for a good long run.

Veronica Mars: Renewed!

E! Online’s Fifth Annual Save One Show Poll Results are in.

Total number of votes: 686,323

15. The Wire (HBO): Less than 1%
14. Kevin Hill (UPN): Less than 1%
13. Medical Investigation (NBC): Less than 1%
12. The West Wing (NBC): Less than 1%
11. Jack & Bobby (WB): 1%
10. North Shore (Fox): 1%
9. Joan of Arcadia (CBS): 2%
8. Point Pleasant (Fox): 2.5%
7. Enterprise (UPN): 3%
6. Tru Calling (Fox): 5%
5. Life as We Know It (ABC): 5.5%
4. Charmed (WB): 6%
3. American Dreams (NBC): 7%
2. Arrested Development (Fox): 9%
1. Veronica Mars (UPN): 56%

Yes, that’s right. Veronica Mars destroyed the competition. Why? I think most fans will say that great casting, interesting characters, great stories and superb wit are the key factors. With word on the street that the show has been renewed for a second season, I’m damned happy my new Tuesday night show will be back next fall.

If only Fox would get off their ass and start promiting Arrested Development better. Have you seen the ads they run on Global? If I had never seen the show before and the commercial was my only information source, I would never watch. I would cheer when it gets cancelled. But yet, after only one episode (this seasons’ premiere) I was hooked. It’s like if Family Guy was live action – cut scenes included! Probably the most insane sit-com ever put to air. I will definitely miss it when it goes kaput.

This Lonely Room

I don’t disagree, with your answers
It’s just these questions, won’t go, away
The harder I look for you
The more emptiness I find

I already know what I’m trying to learn
But it feels so cheap to settle for this
Peeling back the layers only opens up holes
And that is when my doubts take hold

Yet outside this lonely room
There’s a light shining on me
I can feel it sometimes, when I stop and wait

And I wonder if it’s you…

Do you think, it’s a lapse of judgment?
To just go, with the flow, and accept it all
The words they say you spoke
Don’t speak to me at all, anymore

To kill them all and take their land
Or to love, forgive and lend a hand
Why do your words support these wars?
While your own son rejected force

Yet outside this lonely room
There’s a light shining on me
I can feel it sometimes, when I stop and wait
And I wonder if it’s you…

My questions, may never get an answer
And sometimes, I’m okay with that
‘Cause if I could prove you exist
What choice would I be left with?

Yet outside this lonely room
There’s a light shining on me
I can feel it sometimes, when I stop and wait
And I wonder if it’s you…

Michael Worth – April 17th 2005