While I was only in India for a short time, I was fortunate to be able to explore some of this beautiful country. In honour of Indian Independence day (which was yesterday), here is a glimpse into what Kerala has to offer. Continue reading
When I think of The Room, three names come to mind: Doug Walker, Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. One of the first friends I made in Canada recommended that I visit thatguywiththeglasses.com, a site that, among other things, reviews movies. In particular, a Nostalgia Critic review of The Room was endorsed. One quiet Saturday afternoon in 2011, I found the review on youtube. It was hilarious! I instantly became a Nostalgia Critic Fan.
The next Nostalgia Critic video I watched was called The Tommy Wiseau Show, where Doug parodies an interaction he had with Wiseau Films. Doug had received an email from John (of theroommovie.com) threatening to sue him for using copyrighted images. Fearing legal ramifications, Doug’s review, along with Obscurus Lupa’s review, was removed from the site. Thankfully, both reviews were later reposted.
Although this movie had a similar idea to “Lucy”, its delivery was a lot more enjoyable and the overlaying concept was more interesting. It was a Messiah story, but the artistry employed hid the formula well. Continue reading
Watching movies with friends is hardly social. It involves sitting and staring at a screen for an extended period of time. It doesn’t sound overly exciting, but this is still one of my favourite pastimes. And I’ve come to realize that I enjoy movies more when I watch them with other people. Continue reading
The synopsis had me expecting a fun, action-packed feministic superhero movie, which I would have enjoyed very much. Call me superficial for saying so! However, it turned out to be a disturbing existential film which preached macro-evolution (which is largely unsupported) and in which the entire storyline was based upon the fallacy that humans only use 10% of their brains (recent research has shown pretty much most of our brain capacity is active). Continue reading
By the time I arrived at the office, I was beyond tired. The building seemed to be moving and time seemed to be standing still. The team was very warm and welcoming, despite my zombie-like appearance. Continue reading
Losing my job a little over a year ago was one of the best things that could have happened to me. It resulted in me changing outlooks, gaining perspective, making new friends, and flying half way around the world to do so. Continue reading
“Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame, set at gas mark egg-on-your-face.”
– Moss, ‘The IT Crowd‘ (Season 2, Episode 5)
As a perfectionist, I hate mistakes. Discovering mistakes I’ve made is extremely disturbing, and I appreciate it even less when someone else points out my shortcomings. It’s like being hit in the face with a pie. I also dislike showing others mistakes they’ve made. Doing so, I feel, is like throwing a pie in their face. In my little world, pies should be eaten and mistakes should be avoided. My employer (call them Cubicle Farm Ltd.) apparently does not share this sentiment. Continue reading
“Here’s a good thing to do if you go to a party and you don’t know anybody: First take out the garbage. Then go around and collect any extra garbage that people might have, like a crumpled napkin, and take that out, too. Pretty soon, people will want to meet the busy garbage guy. ” – Jack Handy (click here for more quotes)
Armed with a garbage bag filled with yesterday’s luxuries, I headed towards the dumpster. I had done this many times before, but something was different on this one particular day. Sound was coming from the dumpster. And not just sound – words … shocking words, the kind that would make the South Park kids appear very eloquent by comparison… Continue reading
The College of the North Atlantic recently ran an advertising campaign showcasing how their students gain hands-on experience while studying. The below ad, however, is slightly ambiguous … or at least I thought it was. Continue reading
What exactly is a layoff? Is it only a raised middle finger, wrapped up in terms like “outsourced”, and “long-term business strategy”? Is it a crisis, or is it something more? Whatever it is, it can be a hard pill to swallow, even if it is printed on a pink slip of paper. Continue reading
|Angry Birds – Newfoundland Style (Taken near Gander, Newfoundland)|
This sign is a little unclear, though. Are seagulls only aggressive to children, or will they also lash out at anyone who acts like a child? If so, politicians should exercise extreme caution when approaching them.
Perhaps the next election will help clear up the sign’s message. Until then, keep your children away from the bloodthirsty seagulls.
But Jesus answered, “If they keep quiet, these stones will start shouting.” – Luke 19:40
What is that horrible noise? After taking a seat on the bus this afternoon, my ears were attacked by what some might call singing. Out of morbid curiosity, I looked around for the source. What I found was an individual who was putting as much effort into dancing as he was into his singing. It looked like he was auditioning for Canadian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Canada at the same time! Sitting on the bus, I assumed the role of Simon Cowell. I was annoyed by my lack of a buzzer. Continue reading
Following a late lunch, the Missus and I visited our local pet store. The small shop was swarming with people trying to get a glimpse of three cute kittens. After finally seeing what all the fuss was about, and realising that the store carried more than adorable kittens, we ventured further … and discovered this: Continue reading