Well we haven’t exactly been setting the place on fire these days around here now have we? Well, I’m not here to change that, I’m just here to offer a few Saturday night thoughts. Not exactly thoughts about Saturday night, just thoughts that I’m writing down on Saturday night. Wow, this isn’t starting off very well.
One thing that is going rather well is my Christmas shopping. Doing a quick count in my head right now I can only think of 3 things that I have to buy, and this is good. Generally by this time I’ve still got about half of my list to buy for and I end up having to pay off a bunch of credit card bills all at once. Not this year, I was all smart about it and stuff and started in October. Sure it might sound early, but who’s gonna be laughing when you’re out in the fucking snow or stuck dealing with all those assholes at the mall? Me, that’s who. Damn but I loves me some online shopping. I did make a mall trip but it was at the beginning of December, in the middle of the week when things weren’t so busy. I’m not sure when I became so good at planning ahead but I hope I don’t forget how to do it by next year.
Speaking of Christmas, if there’s anybody out there reading this who still needs to get me something or even just anybody who wants to for some reason, a copy of the new Barenaked Ladies album would rule. I can’t get the single “Another Postcard” out of my head right now and I’ve heard a few other tracks from the CD and they all sound like some of the best stuff the guys have done in years. Surprisingly, I haven’t even read a negative review about it yet and a fair bit of the time stuff I like gets shit on by people who are in a position to shit on things.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I don’t really have transitions between topics. I’m just going to write stuff down as it comes to mind, I’ve got a few days of not posting to make up for so bear with me here.
I’m watching the Leafs Rangers hockey game right now and I’ve gotta say I’ve seen better games. This one’s still in the early stages and we’ve had 2 goals already but they weren’t very nice and this just seems like one of those games that’s not gonna be full of excitement. Oh well, as long as Toronto pulls out a win I’m cool with a shitty game.
It’s good to see the Leaf team finally starting to come together. I was a little worried at the beginning of the season that we were going to be in for a long year but now I’m feeling pretty good about their chances of hitting the playoffs. I don’t think that they’re going to be a Cup contender by a long shot but it’s nice to be able to support a team that can win now and again.
Canada has weird copyright laws. Our copyright board ruled yesterday that when it comes to the use of file swapping services, it’s legal to download from them, but uploading to them isn’t. At least our music industry isn’t out filing lawsuits against 70 year-old grandparents who don’t even own computers but who have somehow managed to download scads of gangsta rap through Kazaa.
Canada has a new Prime Minister as of yesterday. I’m sure going to miss Jean Chretien though. Man, that guy was so much fun to watch. He was scary and amazing at the same time. On 1 hand he had the guts to stand up to the US and not support the war in Iraq while on the other he gave us many pearls of wisdom like “I know, a proof is a proof. What kind of a proof is a proof? A proof is a proof and when you have a good proof it’s because it’s proven.”
And who can forget him choking out that protester a few years ago? The guy got in his way while he was trying to go somewhere so Chretien just took him the fuck down, it was great.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Paul Martin can do with the job. If his start is any indication, the Liberals might not be giving up power for a long time. Hell, if they could win 3 times with Chretien running the show then who knows how long they’ll hold on to power. If an election were called tomorrow, I’d vote Liberal. Nobody else even comes close. There ain’t no way in hell I’m voting for the new United Right Wing Alternative or whatever they’re calling themselves and the only thing that Jack Layton of the NDP has done to stick in my mind is get punked out by another politician. Layton was trying to make somebody from the governing party, [can’t remember who it was] look bad in front of a bunch of reporters by questioning him on an issue and the guy just said something like “ask me these questions when you’ve actually got a seat in the house.” Burn.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll try not to disappear again like I did last time I said there’d be more. Well I suppose this is more so I didn’t exactly lie but hopefully the next more will come sooner than this more did. Gees, I’m starting to sound more and more like Chretien all the time.