Take em away, toys

jack on December 26th, 2006 at 3:22 pm
Nitrogen is Illegal in some states. Nitrogen, in a tire, if you run over a nail, will explode and cause some sort of a nitrous oxide. Nitrogen also has Isotopes that can make that explosion stronger. So I wouldn’t put it in my tires. Also if this gas is mixed with Carbon or Oxygen it will be a sad story for that person if the tire bursts.

Brazil Catholic Church: not evil?

I recently read an article (http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/05/29/pill.html) which seems to show that the Brazzilian Cathlic Church is subsidizing cheap birth control pills and giving away “millions” of condoms. What does this tell us?

Well, for one, they are doing it against the authority of the Pope.

So, even though in this case the National Catholic Church has gotten the picture and realized that it is a “public health issue”, the Pope’s own stance is unmoved, one-sided, and therefore evil.

So, For all X when X is a pope, X is evil
and
For some X when X is not the pope, is is not evil.

Logic is quite poor at expressing the logical relation between the Pope and the Brazzillian catholic church, no?

Cabin Feever 3

Cabin Feever 3 has been scheduled for July 6-8. If I’m not working the 5th or 6th, I might head up with some people on thursday to extend the weekend. But the 6-8 will definitly be set aside for Cabin Feevering.

If you’re my friend, feel free to come (you’ll have to get in contact with me to get details). Rides will probably be an issue, but then again in the past there has always been room for everyone who actually wants to go.

Cabin Feever, for the uninitiated, is a no-holds-barred crazy party weekend at my parents Cabin, which involves waterskiing, hiking, drinking, the preperation of amazing food, dancing, sometimes even puppet shows.

Audi Event

If anyone likes Audi’s, and would like to come with me to the unveiling of the new TT at Science world next wensday, I am allowed to bring one guest. The event includes an Imax film of indy cars going around a track, and a cocktail reception, aswell as an “unforgettable surprise”.

The Seven how the fuck are these wonders of Canada?

I was really quite excited about making this entry, and here are the 7 lamest wonders of Canada:

1. Vegreville Egg, Alberta
2. Spiral Tunnels
4. CN Tower
5. L’Anse L’amour (village of 7)
6. Dawson City
7. Covered Bridge

These things are all, well not neccesarily lame, but certainly not wonderful or wondrous. The CN tower is really tall for people who’ve never seen a mountain (grouse is 3 times the height). When you climb the grouse grind – that’s twice the elevation that you climb in the elevator of the CN tower. A painted Egg? How dumb is that? Spiral tunnells oooooo why didn’t they just say, “the railroad”, rather than one dumb tunnel. And a village of 7? Neat, but not a wonder. Dawson City? What a piece of crap. Just a bunch of tourist casinos. All the miners left town ages ago – a fake town, and an only marginally interesting piece of history. And a covered bridge? How is that a wonder? It’s just a lame tourist draw for people who drive big american cars and read “Bridges of Madison County”.

Wonder’s inspire deep awe. Here is a list of the wonders which I approve as first class:

Bay of Fundy
Dempster Highway
Ice Roads
Montreal Bagel
Stanley Cup
Musee de Civilization
Drumheller
Wreck Beach

Most of the others that havn’t been mentioned, I simply can’t say because I havn’t seen them. Technically I havn’t seen the cup, but I’m privy to the aura it holds over boys minds. Also I’ve seen the Bay of Fundy on tv alot, I think I get the point. I’ve driven the dempster, want to drive an Ice road, tasted yummy Bagels, and been to the museaums in drum hell er and Quebec. Oh, and I’ve been naked on Wreck Beach. All pretty wonderful things. Unlike a covered bridge! What the hell is that?

Jazz Fest

The Vancouver Jazz Fest concerts have been announced,

I want to go to

Sonny Rollins (june 23rd, 8pm)
Ugetsu (june 23rd, 3pm)
Brad Turner Quartet (june 25, 8pm)
Brad Turner Trio (june 30, 8pm)

Anyone have suggestions, or want to come with? Sonny is 70$, the rest are much cheaper. (Ugetsu is free)

Chilko Lake

Next Week’s Camping trip will be to Chilko Lake, I’ve just decided. It’s 4 to 6 hours from williams lake, So, about 10 hours from Vancouver. A bit of a drive I admit, but I believe it will be worth it – it will be a proper adventure!

So far the people who are coming:

Definitely:

Myself
Meags Beattie
Hillary
Nick

Possibly?
Drew?
Pat?
Mary?
Alaisdair?
Benn, Ann?

The fact is, my car has 7 seats (although more than 5 requires using the tiny seats in the trunk, which in turn destroys trunk space). So, please reserve your spaces fast. Also, if anyone else is interested, make sure to pipe up to make sure you get to come. Fact is, I can probably scare up another vehicle if neccesary.

The camping fee is 10$ per car. Although, it isn’t june 15th yet so the camping fee is actually free.

I’m supplying the basic kit (stove, plates), but if people want to bring their own tents, sleeping bags. (I have extra sleeping bags if you don’t have one).

Everything’s Going Green

Green is,

Money, Bud,

but also

Envy, Sickness (specifically stomach – conscience/memory “The madman is the dispeptic”)

It was great to see Leah again. She doesn’t read this so I’m free to talk about how privledged I feel to be hanging out with one of my favorite people to hang out with.

walk-art gallery-dinner

walk-dinner-movie-drink

Those are date formats, arn’t they?

I’m not going green. Although I’m green with irritation that the public washroom at main/terminal was somehow inoperative when I needed it at midnight.