Archive for December, 2010

Happy early New Year!!

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , on December 31, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

The last post of 2010! What a crazy year it’s been.

Bring on 2011!!

Alanis Morrisette gives birth to Jesus

Posted in Movies, Music, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Alanis Morissette (*cringe* – *shudder*) gave birth to a boy on Christmas day! Normally, the family life of washed-up singers with grating voices is not very high on my blogging priority list.  But this one stands out… Somehow that fact that her baby was born on December 25 seems oddly appropriate.

Why?

Because in Kevin Smith‘s 1999 flim, Dogma, Alanis has a small but important role – she play’s God.

She plays God in a movie, then her first son is born on Jesus’ birthday?

Weird.

In case you were wondering, they’ve named the kid Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway. Why do celebrities find it so hard to choose decent names?

Oh, and no, it is not ironic.

Fine then! Have a merry Christmas!

Posted in Thoughts with tags , on December 25, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

See if I care…

Christmas stinks!

Posted in Aggravations, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I really, really don’t like Christmas. I hate it.

In fact, I hate it at least as much as this guy – though I suppose he wins just for having the presence of mind to dedicate a blog to his hatred.

But you know what is awesome?  This website -> Ten Reasons Why I Hate Christmas

Now, I know what you are thinking: “Bah, only ten reasons? That’s nothing.”  Well, I agree.  But the website isn’t awesome because of it’s content – oh  no.   It’s awesome because:

  1. It is hosted on Anglefire.com (If you don’t remember Anglefire from back in the day, then you’re a damn kid. Go ask your Dad.)
  2. It was created in December 1998.  (Yes, that’s what I mean by back in the day!)
  3. Despite the first two highly unlikely attributes, it still manages to come up as #3 on a Google.ca search for “I Hate Christmas”.

That is what you call staying power!

Bah humbug to all!

Oh Google, you’re so clever!

Posted in Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I have been trying to wrap my head around the name for Google‘s recently anounced phone: the Nexus S.

Yes, of course every one knows that the hardware was designed by Samsung, but since the first phone was specifically called the Nexus One, it seemed silly that the new one would directly refer to the manufacturer.  After all, everyone was expecting a Nexus Two.

But then I saw it!  Oh how clever! So very, very clever! The letter ‘S’ is basically a mirror image of the number ‘2’! 

S2

So Google has essentially named the phone ‘Nexus 2’ – just like everyone expected – but without making it obvious.  And at the same time they have a nice little hat-tip to Samsung.

Well played, Google. Well played.

Christmas trees are *supposed* to lose their needles

Posted in Aggravations, Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

CBC is reporting that a bunch of yahoos at Laval University have found a way to stop Christmas trees from shedding their needles.

Well isn’t that just great! Congratulations, you’ve single-handedly ruined Christmas for everyone!

Presents just don’t look right under the tree unless they have at least a few needles scatter about them. 

If you don’t like the random smattering of pine needles, then take your Grinchy self to Wal-Mart and get a fake plastic tree instead. Don’t ruin the real ones!

Tippsy at work!

Posted in Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , on December 3, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Oh, how wonderful work can be when you get to drink free wine!  If only everyday involved wine and cheese… but then, I supposed it wouldn’t be called work.