Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Note to self

It's Graham's birthday.

Current Music: Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises

Has anybody noticed

that Stephane Auger's defence in the Burrows/Auger saga hinges on the fact that no neutral third party can corroborate that he said "I'm going to get you"? And that both sides of the argument agree on everything else that Burrows alleges Auger said?

In other words, has anyone noticed that Auger's defence has boiled down to "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit"?

Isn't that awesome?

(I'm going to resist spelling this one out for the Americans, non-French speakers, or people who are otherwise pronouncing Auger like "augur". Well, I guess there's a hint for you.)

Current Music: Super Furry Animals - The Very Best Of Neil Diamond

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Conan the Barbedwitian

It's a real shame that apparently people aren't watching Conan on the Tonight Show. I for one like him there a lot. Just think: when someone says the name Conan to you, do you think of Conan O'Brien or Conan the Barbarian? I'm guessing you probably think of Conan O'Brien. That alone is a feat! That's like someone named He-Man Smith becoming the preeminent He-Man in our culture!

Anyway, it's also a shame that apparently none of my friends watch The Simpsons anymore either. Because of that, many of you will have missed this little pearl from Conan, writer for the Simpsons from 1991-1993, right at the end of their 20th Anniversary Special:

[If] you had to write the... the ending of the Simpsons, how would it end?

Marge is gonna take a good hard look at Homer, and say he's so stupid, and he's... screwed us over so many times.

It'd be humourless, it won't be funny, it'll just be her looking at Homer and saying, "You are such a stupid sonofabitch. I... you're endangering my children, you've destroyed the town six hundred thousand times, you're... you... you're a threat to mankind. I'm leaving you. I'm leaving you forever."

Current Music: Vampire Weekend - Contra