Friday, September 29, 2006

It's no secret that I am a huge Metallica fan. There are certain songs of theirs that I can say I listen to often, and Holier Than Thou isn't really one of them (from the "black" album). I have always liked it though as it's heavy and rocks, but I can't say I could really relate to it like say, The Unforgiven, or other songs. I couldn't say that I actually got the song.

Today, that changed.

Holier Than Thou
by Metallica

No more!

The craps rolls out your mouth again
Haven't changed, your brain is still gelatin
Little whispers circle around your head
Why don't you worry about yourself instead

Who are you? Where ya been? Where ya from?
Gossip is burning on the tip of your tongue
You lie so much you believe yourself
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou

You are
Holier than thou
You are

You know not

Before you judge me take a look at you
Can't you find somethig better to do
Point the finger, slow to understand

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

It's not who you are it's who you know
Others lives are the basis of your own
Burn your bridges build them back with wealth
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou

You are

You know not .

Sunday, September 24, 2006

My Sister's Birthday

A few pictures from the night out we had for my sister Sophie's 23rd birthday. We had a blast... I can't remember the last time I had so much fun.

Here's a little description:

- The most fucked up picture I've ever seen. That's our friend Kevin on one side, and my sister on the other. I don't think you could recreate this picture even if you tried. I'm not sure you'd want to.

- We were on the subway and Fred and I had to go. Couldn't hold it any more. He found a cup, meanwhile I had some bottle. I was very careful to ensure none of my body parts actually touched the bottle in any way. We ended up opening the subway door and tossing it out. Really fucked.

- Outside the bar, one of many ice cubes they had put in my shirt. I took a picture. Don't ask why.

- There's really nothing to say about this picture. I have no idea why I'm even posting it.

- Fred (my sister's fiance), Sophie and I. Man, we were fucking wasted.

I haven't had fun like this in I don't fucking know how long.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Double pang weekend on Albatross18!

... What? You don't know what pang is? What? You don't know what Albatross18 is?!

It's a free massively multiplayer golf game. Yes, I know golf is dumb, but this game is actually fun and addictive.

Did I mention it's free?

I'm on there as MetallicaDan. Check it out by clicking HERE.

(It's hilarious how much I sound like one of those corny referral sites)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ah the sweet irony of those two keys being beside each other on my keyboard, like two partners in crime conspiring together!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I hate when people say "What, you don't know?" when you ask them a question. Obviously, dickwad, if I knew the fucking answer I wouldn't ask the question.

In fact, I may be stupid to have asked, but you're a billion times the dumb ass for asking me if I knew or not.

That's all for tonight.

There comes times in life when you are tempted by short term gain (usually followed by long term pain), primal wants and easy accessibility of something that would challenge your values, morals and essentially your integrity.

Not necessarily a life shattering decision, it still goes against everything you're about.

In those cases, you choose to walk away and be patient, even though it would probably feel damn good.

It's the curse of being a nice person.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I love this quote my friend has on her MSN nickname. It's great and makes me laugh:

"When I grow up, I want to be a stupid, spoiled whore!"
- Raina

Sunday, September 17, 2006

As much as I pretend not to be a nerd, video games have always been present in my life. I got a Nintendo when it first came out, paid with my own money and it just took off from there.

But I've also played games on my PC for years. Many of the games I used to play in my youth were adventure games by LucasArts.

I recently got my hands on all those games I used to play, 16 in all.

I'm in heaven.

You know how sometimes you tend to remember things from your childhood as really awesome and when you end up watching or playing them again as an adult it just isn't as fun?

This isn't one of those times.


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Punch her in the meat wallet!"
- Jupe

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

This goes out to Michele:
To one of the very best friend I could ever ask for...
Let the destruction begin!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Alright I'm sure everyone reading (the four of you) have received dumb forwards before, but one of the worst ones has got to be those stupid questionnaires. You know the ones, "HAVE YOU EVAR HAD SEX WIT A STRANGER? DO U HAVE A CRUSH?" type deal. A bunch of mundane questions that give absolutely no depth as to who you are and what makes you tick.

The worst though (because there is worst than actually just receiving these and filling them out) is when the people who send them to you don't answer some of the questions. So not only are you filling out a boring stupid ass survey that has no use, but you won't even answer all the questions, or the ones that may be half interesting... Okay I take that back, they really aren't interesting at all, but how do you expect me to answer the questions you skipped?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

There's even worst (unbelievably): talking to the survey.

People start answering the questions as if the survey is some kind of artificial intelligence that could magically answer back. I've been guilty of doing this before and I immediately punched myself in the fleshy part where my nuts used to be because let's face it, doing those surveys removes any kind of manhood a guy could ever ask for. After punching myself repeatedly in the nuts for 10 minutes, I finally x'ed out of the survey, ran outside into the wilderness and hunted bear half naked with my bare hands, which quickly allowed my testicles to return to my body due to the very manly act performed.

So keep calling the survey stupid as you fill it in, but who's stupider, the survey or the person filling it?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

No, I'm not all me
So please excuse me
While I tend to how I feel

Friday, September 08, 2006

Fate or Faith?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

You know, there are some shows on television where you can just feel the information make its way to the inner parts of your brain and just rot it out. You can hear your brain cells crying out for help as they wink out of existence.

Rockstar: Supernova is such a show. Let's face it most reality TV shows are like that.

So why do I keep watching them? Not only do I watch Rockstar: Supernova, but I've also been caught watching Hell's Kitchen (chefs competing to get a restaurant in Vegas) and *gasp* Who Wants To Be a Superhero?

Yes, that's right, a show about grown men and women competing to be the main character in a comic book written by Stan Lee (if you don't know Stan Lee, chances are you've gotten laid in the last year; he's the guy behind such superheroes as Spider-man, X-Men, etc).

But that's not the only "bad" show I watch. There's Prison Break, which is entertaining but damn if it isn't the dumbest, most far fetched show. And Smallville of course (Superman meets Dawson's Creek), which is the one show I reserve the right to watch and enjoy simply because it is corny. Everyone has one of those they have a soft spot for.

But then there's the "good" shows:

House, which is just brilliant (even though for a while all we saw were seizures - I was thinking of making a drinking game out of that). Gotta love sarcasm, the good Doctor really makes the show.

24, which I've just discovered. I'm halfway through the first season and I'm loving every second. Kick ass, and a great concept.

Lost, which may be a bit overrated (kind of like Harry Potter), but I'm into it. I wanna know what's gonna happen, so it has succeeded in getting my attention.

The Sopranos, although last season wasn't as good. I think they need to end that show with this season even though it really rocks.

My Name is Earl & The Office, my "US" comedies. Both fucking hilarious and worth watching. Nothing unstresses you out like a half hour of laughing.

Trailer Park Boys, my "Canadian" comedy. It's just hilarious. The movie coming out shortly too which is going to rock. Can't wait.

I've also just started watching Blade: The Series, and it's not bad, although not spectacular. It's entertaining though and there's blood. Gotta love blood.

So that's how I've been wasting my time lately. It's good escapism, and we all need to escape real life sometimes...

Even if it rots your brain.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Back in my Sprint Canada days as a telemarketer (I did that horrible job for five looooooong years) I used to work with some old dude that never seemed stressed by anything.

Nothing seemed to phase this guy, and I mean we were faced with constant pressures; different metrics like sales per hour, right party contacts, conversion rate, etc. It just never stopped, and on top of that you were constantly compared to others to keep the pressure on and that incentive to sell up. And of course, there was the commission. Through it all, this guy was cool as a cucumber.

So anyways, one day, he told me his secret:

"I don't worry about the things I can't change."

Now, that's brilliant.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

So I've been trying to keep myself distracted by any means necessary recently and have resorted to playing this little golf MMO game (Massively Multiplayer Online) I've stumbled across on with a little help from a friend. I don't even really like golf but this is cool.

It's totally free, and actually quite a bit addictive and fun so I've decided to give it a plug here (you know, a huge plug on the blog three or four people read - haha):

You can find me on there under MetallicaDan, kicking ass and taking names.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Canadian International Air Show 2006

Went to the 2006 Canadian International Air Show today in Toronto. It was pretty impressive, especially the Canadian Snowbirds... Those pilots are insanely talented, and they put on quite the show.

Official Canadian Snowbirds site
Canadian International Air Show site

Saturday, September 02, 2006