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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.

:-(

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , on November 28, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia is unfair. And it makes blogging seem pointless.

Bell Canada is laughing at us all

Posted in Aggravations, Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Once again, the telecomunications gods have announced a raise in prices. As of January 2011, all of their ‘calling features’ will cost $2 more each month.

  • Caller ID and Voice Mail will cost $10.95,
  • Call Waiting will cost $8.95, and
  • Visual Call Waiting will cost $16.95!!

If you’re feeling a little deja vu, it’s because this is the second time this month that Bell has made a price increase annoucement – although last time they were stickin’ it to internet customers instead.

The incredible part is that these features cost the company nothing. Once the system is set up, which it has been for years, it is completely automated. Displaying caller ID information cannot possibly cost the company more today, than it did last year. And Bell is certainly not struggling to make a profit.

So why the increase?  Simple – people have come to rely on these features, and won’t give them up just for the sake of a few dollars each month.

And that is why Bell is laughing.

Killer’s uniform burned?

Posted in Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

CBC is reporting that the military uniform of former Canadian Forces Commander Russel Williams was purposely burn, by the military.

I freely admit that the man is a disgrace – to the military, to Canada, to his family, to humanity.  And I can understand that in an angry moment many of his victims’ family members would likely feel the urge to do more than just burn his uniform.

But, somehow, having the military itself burn his uniform just seems … I don’t know, overly dramatic.

It’s Rememberance Day, but not at the mall

Posted in Aggravations, Finds, Rules, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I pass through the Rideau Centre most mornings on my way to the office, and I’ve noticed that more and more Christmas decorations have been going up this week.  But somehow I was still taken by surprise this afternoon when I walked by and realized that the Santa Claus chair is already set up.

Today is November 11th!!!  NOVEMBER!

It’s too damn early for Christmas decorations, and it is WAY too early for Santa’s chair!!!