A Daily Show Update

Some of you may wonder why Monday night’s episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was a repeat. As was mentioned on Tuesday night’s taping, the death of a young staffer who worked on the show was the cause. In honor of the young man, Tuesday night’s “Moment of Zen” appeared to be a favorite clip of the 23 year old receptionist who committed suicide last weekend. A somber Stewart introduced the clip and the show’s credits ran without any music.

On a lighter note, Jon will receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Honorary All-America Award for 2005 in January of next year. The NSCAA Honorary All-America award is presented to those who have brought particular distinction to the sport of soccer through their efforts within and beyond the boundaries of the sport.

More can be read on this here.


The Day the Whole World Went Away – Deconstructed

This is very neat to listen to. I guess these were posted during the time NIN was working on the Fragile and posted these as teasers to their old website. Click on the numbers to hear the loops. Each number adds another layer to the sound or changes the ordering of the mix. There are other loops for other songs too, but this one was really neat. Check out the rest at the NIN Hotline Archive. They are the colored boxes under Sound Loops.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

I found it again, and everyone must experience this at least once… I practically peed my pants when they did this on Family Guy last month.

An Overdue Update

Due to the craziness of school and my studying for exams, I had planned to put this off for yet another week… but I have realized that this isn’t truly fair to those of you who I don’t see very often. As such, here is the latest news in the world of Mike.

I got engaged.

Yes, that’s right. Mr. Professional Single got himself a woman. On top of that, she even said yes. Stunning.

I’ve had many requests as to how this all went down, but I’m growing tired of explaining so here is all I’m going to give out.

Josee and I went out for dinner at Chambar down on Beatty Street and had an amazing dinner with some superb wine and excellent service. Following a mind-blowing desert feast, we travelled over to Jericho beach which was so fogged in that we couldn’t see our car from the park… and also couldn’t see the water at all! We walked through the eerie fog until we heard the water lapping up onto the beach. With fog all around and the sound of the waves crashing, I pulled out my iPod and we danced on the beach to Sarah McLachlan’s Dirty Little Secret. When it ended, Death Cab for Cutie’s Brothers in Different Beds came on, which is one of our favorite songs. During the intro, I proposed, and we hugged and danced through the song.

There you go! The rest of the evening (and days to follow) were spent going from family member to family member telling them the good news.

The date is currently set for August 26th, 2006. Oh, what fun planning a wedding is!

Well, not exactly. I still have a beef with the fact that every single shade of green has a specific name chosen by Martha Stewart. Sigh.