O CAAAAAAANADAAAAAAAAAAAAA :)
O CAAAAAAANADAAAAAAAAAAAAA :)
so it looks like it’s going to be USA vs. Canada again tomorrow for men’s hockey. let’s hope it’s going to be aired live this time.
got two minutes and forty seconds to spare? watch the trailer for Sword of the Valiant, the 1984 film adaption of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight starring a bunch of people who have since slipped into anonymity, Sean Connery and the guy who played Grand Moff “you may fire when ready” Tarkin from Star Wars. it’ll make you glad that it’s not the ’80s anymore.
and no, i haven’t actually seen the film. do so at your own peril.
okay, i finally saw Avatar so everyone can stop asking me now. it was a mishmash of Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas and The Last Samurai with giant blue hairless cat people in space.
i bought three cameras at a thrift store today: a Polaroid EE100 Special, a waterproof Minolta Weathermatic-A that takes 110 film cartridges, and a Argus Autronic II. all were pretty dusty but in near mint condition and cost, as you’d expect from a thrift store, next to nothing. photos coming soon.
i beat my car’s “check engine” light yesterday and passed my emissions test. in the process of doing so, i’ve successfully put off having to replace the old (and expensive) catalytic converter for the time being. thanks to those that saved me a thousand bucks; you know who you are.
question: why didn’t NBC, who has exclusive US broadcast rights for the Olympics, bother to air last night’s Canada vs. USA men’s hockey game live? they spent all bloody weekend coyly comparing it to the “Miracle on Ice” Soviet Union vs. USA hockey game of 1980, trying to pump people up about the upcoming match only to broadcast it after the game ended. what?
the thing is, they chose to broadcast the earlier Russia vs. Czech Republic game live. perhaps their schedules got mixed up? thanks, NBC. thanks for being idiots.
i would imagine that one of the most distressing things for Olympians is not only the prospect of making a mistake but having that unfortunate misstep be broadcast around the world. again and again. multiple times. in slow motion. slooooow motionnnnn.
ivan: are you watching the olympics right now?
Esther: not showing here yet
Esther: we’re on delay
ivan: just wondering
ivan: i’m watching something but i don’t know what it is
ivan: it’s like figure skating
ivan: but they don’t seem to be doing any tricks
Esther: ice dancing
ivan: ice dancing??
ivan: are you just making it up?
ivan: or am i really wasting my time watching this
ivan: good god
ivan: it’s a real thing
ivan: i just looked it up
ivan: why is ice dancing an event and not ice boxing?
ivan: this is awkward
ivan: a brother and sister pair
Esther: i did not make it up
ivan: STOP TOUCHING EACH OTHER
Esther: this is weird
Esther: why is there ice dancing
Esther: were they not good enough dancers for ballroom
ivan: i think they should convert it to ice boxing
Esther: and not good enough skaters for figure skating?
ivan: a sudden and violent conversion
Esther: i don’t see the point of this sport
Esther: it’s like a weak mishmash of two better sports
okay, i admit it: i’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on Beka’s hand-held Nintendo thing and i’m thoroughly addicted. i don’t know what’s worse, being able to deal drugs in this game or the fact that i’ve made over three million dollars dealing drugs in this game.
i now wile away the hours buying drugs, selling drugs, looking for drugs in dumpsters, meeting with drug dealers, reading emails about drug sales and occasionally hijacking vans belonging to rival gangs so i can search them for drugs. did i mention that you can deal drugs in this game?
be right back, some chumps are willing to pay big money for coke in Broker.