Thursday, December 30, 2010


They won't bind your legs!

As seen on TV?

Where can I get the shoes too?

Is that Century Martial Arts Logo really what you want to go with?


When Japanese Officials arrived at the home of Tokyo's oldest citizen, Sogen Kato, to celebrate his 111th birthday, they found the man had actually been dead for 30 years. The mans family had been living with his mummified corpse and benefitting from his widower's pension payments.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


A timeless festive piece of TV. Imagine if you really heard this in your car on NPR while driving. What a hoot. Funny that whenever SNL is hosted by Alec Baldwin there are never any free "stand by" seats. All ticket holders show up knowing it will be a great show. The writers like when he is there (and Chris Walken, Tom Hanks) since they know they can write just about anything and the host will go for it. They get to be particularly irreverent. Works for me :-)

Friday, December 17, 2010


I was really impressed with the timing and choreography of this. Really wow in my opinion. See what you think. even the first 30 seconds is impressive. This guys are really in sync! Nice shooting too... Check it out...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metrodome collapse Dec 12

This looks almost unreal, and also very similar to our old "BC Place" in Vancouver.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Douglas Adams (the hitchhikers guide through the Galaxy), had such a great way with words. In this at one point he says
"... we spent night after night trapsing through the forest in what can only be described as rain..."
".... we boarded vessels that decreased in excellence..."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Nielsen...

How sad to hear of the passing of great Canadian Actor Leslie Nielsen. I hear he was such a friendly fellow as well. Just don't call him Shirley.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Well if Linus could exclaim it, so can I... and these really are just that. made by Ray Villafane and he does nice work! I guess he virtually pumps them out. Baha

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


My girlfriend's dog did a wonderful job on shredding a carpet in my house. It almost looks like she is "back peddling" out of the shot saying... "That wasnt me... seriously... I dont know how that happened there... did you talk to the cat?"

Friday, September 17, 2010

Holy Cow... These really are close calls...

Some people really did get lucky in these bits of footage. The one fellow in the desert is impossibly lucky as the car virtually danced around him as he stood almost still. Crazy.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This is one of my more famous clips from "Trekking in Tibet." This fellow from Newcastle is less than thrilled with his trekking experience in Tiger Leaping Gorge.

You can see this show live in Vancouver on Oct 21, 2010 and Courtenay Nov 6, 2010.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Saw the film "SALT" yesterday and wonder if there was payola involved with any critics who gave it a good review. I am all for popcorn fun films, but that had so many rediculous plot holes in it that it became downright annoying. Just a mess. Hard to enjoy while having to ask so many questions...
- one simple one is: why did she take the military disguise off to be in a building where everyone was looking for her?
and a sillier one...
- when did she have time to cut her black hair short?

Skip it and see Inception for a second time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Well you might not spot it at first glance, but if you have a closer look you will note that the entire stomach area of this ad (supposedly from Victoria's Secret Catalogue) has been complelely replaced. The skin type does not match and more amusingly the vertical line going up from her belly button is completely misaligned and looks downright scary if you think about it... unless models with severe scoliosis are the rage now.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


A wonderful interview done in OZ regarding a ship accident. just great. check it out...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This is a clip from William Jans' Tales from Tanzania. Hope you like it. More show info at

Friday, May 7, 2010


Just found out my cat has hyperthyroid issue. Radiation therapy = $1200! I hope she gets super powers at least - a flying cat would be really cool!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Saw Clash of the Titans last night with the big name cast (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen) and it was just wildly disappointing. I was a big fan of the original as a kid and wanted to try and relive that, but this simply was storyless and basically not very interesting or entertaining. Ouch... I can never get those two hours back.

Ray Harryhausen's original effects done back in the 80's were actually more entertaining than the big budget CGI work in this film. Just visual mayhem.

Save your money and time :-)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Bet you havent seen this before? Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrall in a skit called Waiters who get nauseated by food. from 1996. Enjoy your dinner

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


a 37 year old woman was charged in florida with reckless driving after causing an accident while shaving her genitals while driving. Oh course she is a bit crazy... she do it on the bus instead of behind the wheel!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ohhh Canada Lyrics...

With all the fuss over changing O CANADA lyrics

"In all our sons command",

some suggest

"In all of us command"…


"Control alt delete command" ;-)


Saturday, February 20, 2010


Bummer to have missed this... and could have easily gone too since my media pass would have made that possible. What a great (missed) opportunity!

February 20, 2010 – one day exclusive media tour to Yukon territory.

You’re invited to experience Yukon on a one-day all expenses paid trip that will leave you wanting more. Fly to Whitehorse in the morning (all expenses paid) and we’ll have you back in Vancouver later that night. Take your pick from a host of activities including; dog mushing, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, ice- climbing, snowmobiling, museum tours, art gallery tours, wildlife viewing, Canada Games sport venue tours, the Yukon Quest 1,000 mile sled dog race and a host of other restaurants and Yukon culture!

... and I missed it! BUT it would have been challenging to return at 12:15 am, get out of the airport at 1 am, home at 2 am, repack for the train, then be at the train station for 4:30 am for the Whistler media trip! Exhausting (but exhilarating)!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


A list of free concerts in Vancouver, Richmond, and the throughout the lower mainland from February 12th through 28th 2010.
Part of the Cultural Olympiad

ALL showtimes are PM

Fri Feb 12th - Venice Queen - 10:15 @ Ozone
Fri Feb 12th - Bedouin Soundclash - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Fri Feb 12th - The Phonix - 8:00 @ Plaza Of Nations
Fri Feb 12th - Blue Rodeo - 9:15 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 13th - Matthew David - 3:15 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 13th - Jet's Overhead - 8:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 13th - Five Alarm Funk - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 13th - Daniel Wesley - 10:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 13th - Califone! - 7:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 13th - Hey Ocean - 8:00 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 13th - Bedouin Soundclash - 9:30 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 13th - Jessie Farrel - 10:00 @ Livecity Downtown
Sat Feb 13th - Default - 6:15 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 13th - Wilco - 10:00 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sun Feb 14th - Keisha Chante - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Sun Feb 14th - Mother Mother - 8:00 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sun Feb 14th - Rich Hope - 8:00 @ Livecity Downtown
Sun Feb 14th - Daniel Wesley - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sun Feb 14th - Elliot Brood - 9:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Sun Feb 14th - Serena Ryder - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Mon Feb 15th - Sloan - 10:30 @ Atlantic Canada House
Mon Feb 15th - Serena Ryder - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Mon Feb 15th - Balligomingo - 9:00 @ Plaza Of Nations
Mon Feb 15th - Jet's Overhead - 9:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Mon Feb 15th - Matisyahu - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Tue Feb 16th - Fresh IE - 7:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Tue Feb 16th - Alexisonfire - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Tue Feb 16th - Buck 65 - 9:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Tue Feb 16th - Eliot Brood - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Tue Feb 16th - The Trews - 10:30 @ Atlantic Canada House
Wed Feb 17th - DRUM! - 5:00 @ Livecity Yaletown
Wed Feb 17th - Corb Lund - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Wed Feb 17th - The Arkells - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Wed Feb 17th - Hawksley Workman - 9:30 @ Ozone
Wed Feb 17th - Hot Hot Heat - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Wed Feb 17th - Ivy League Brawlers - 10:00 @ Plaza Of Nations (Edgewater)
Thur Feb 18th - Jully Black - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Thur Feb 18th - Keisha Chante - 8:00 @ Livecity Yaletown
Thur Feb 18th - Corb Lund - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Thur Feb 18th - Rumba Calzada - 9:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Thur Feb 18th - The Arkells - 8:30 @ Ozone
Thur Feb 18th - Our Lady Peace - 9:45 @ Ozone
Thur Feb 18th - Marianas Trench - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Fri Feb 19th - Deadmau5 - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Fri Feb 19th - DRUM! - 8:00 @ Ozone
Fri Feb 19th - Jully Black - 10:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 19th - The Arkells - 7:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 19th - Dan Mangan - 8:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 19th - Sam Roberts - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 20th - Rally Car - 3:00 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 20th - The Arkells - 6:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 20th - Sam Roberts - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 20th - Marianas Trench - 9:30 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 20th - Mother Mother - 10:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 20th - DRUM! - 6:30 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 20th - Hey Ocean - 8:30 @ Holland Park
Sun Feb 21st - The Odds - 7:30 @ Holland Park
Sun Feb 21st - 54-40 - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Sun Feb 21st - Jully Black - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Mon Feb 22nd - Colin James - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Tue Feb 23rd - Wintersleep - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Wed Feb 24th - Wintersleep - 10:30 @ Atlantic Canada House
Wed Feb 24th - Damian "Jr.Gong" Marley - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Thur Feb 25th - Illscarlett - 6:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Thur Feb 25th - Head Pins - 7:30 @ Holland Park
Thur Feb 25th - Street Heart - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Thur Feb 25th - Wintersleep - 9:30 @ Ozone
Thur Feb 25th - Inward Eye - 11:30 @ Livecity Downtown
Fri Feb 26th - Tokyo Police Club - 9:45 @ Ozone
Fri Feb 26th - Inward Eye - 6:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 26th - Illscarlett - 8:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 26th - Marianas Trench - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Fri Feb 26th - TBC - 8/9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 27th - Matt Mays - 6:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 27th - Matt Mays - 10:30 @ Atlantic Canada House
Sat Feb 27th - The Stills - 10:15 @ Ozone
Sat Feb 27th - Illscarlett - 10:00 @ Ontario Pavillion
Sat Feb 27th - Blue Rodeo - 9:30 @ Livecity Yaletown
Sat Feb 27th - Wide Mouth Mason - 9:30 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 27th - Tokyo Police Club - 9:00 @ Holland Park
Sat Feb 27th - Wintersleep - 10:00 @ Holland Park
Sun Feb 28th - Five Alarm Funk - 9:30 @ Ozone

ALL showtimes are PM. TBC is to be confirmed, the act hasnt been announced yet. There are more shows in and around Vancouver, but these are the free ones!

Livecity Yaletown: David Lam Park, Vancouver
Livecity Downtown: Cambie St between Dunsmuir St and W Georgia St, Vancouver
Holland Park: 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey
Ozone: Minoru Park, Richmond
Ontario Pavillion: Concord Place, False Creek, Vancouver
Atlantic Canada House: Granville Island
Plaza Of Nations: 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Funny how much you can make yourself look like Homer Simpson...


I forgot my camera at the Hollywood theatre that my friend Vince operates. It is not as bad as it sounds since this was a special late night show with friends only, so the camera was safe. HOWEVER they got ahold of it and made some art? And a cool hat too!