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Journal Journal: Celine Dion was booed - and I thought it was going to suck

Truth be told, I barely watched any of it. I only wanted to see the crowd's reaction to the announcement of Celine Dion's preformance. As I suspected, it didn't go over too well.

Once Tom Green and Dan Aykroyd announced her name, the booing almost brought a tear to my eye. A tear of joy that is.


Journal Journal: Live 8? More like Live Shite...

'Twas announced earlier today that the Canadian staging of Live 8 will be held at Park Place (aka Molson Park) in Barrie, Ont. Good, I say. The farther away from Toronto the better.

Why, you may ask? They also announced the line up of performers today. Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Tragically Hip, Simple Plan, Sam Roberts, and the list goes on. The last thing this city needs is another shitty concert. We already have the Rolling Stones and U2 playing numerous dates in September. I think Toronto will be suffering enough in the months to come.

What exactly is Bob Geldof's motive here? "Send more money to Africa, or I'll organize a shitty concert every year?"

Bah. Let the students and unemployed bums enjoy the anti-G8 rhetoric. The rest of us will be busy at work. At least I will be. I have to pay for my Dream Theater tickets somehow...

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Journal Journal: Hey pot, the kettle just called...

"I think last night's vote demonstrated one thing - that the Conservatives can't be trusted."

In this case, the kettle is named Tony Valeri, the house leader for the Liberals. Imagine, the Liberal party saying that a party can't be trusted? The very same Liberal party who's current leader claims he had no knowledge of misappropriated funds while he was finance minister.

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Journal Journal: Rona Ambrose for PM!

Any rookie MP who stands up and criticises the Social Development minister by referring to his government as "Old White Guys" is OK in my books. Not to mention she is young and good-looking to boot.

"We fought long and hard for the right to vote, for the right to participate in universities and the work force, and the right to make our own choices. We don't need old white guys telling us what to do."

And of course, the obligatory picture

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Journal Journal: Talk about hypocrisy.

American lawmakers worrying about whether or not chocolate is made by child and slave labour. Have these people never heard of a small company called Walmart and an nice little country called China? Are people really this deluded about China's labour policies?

Read the story here

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Journal Journal: I'm officially unemployed!

For the first time since I was 15, I'm officially unemployed. I was layed off as of yesterday. And I couldn't be happier.

Of course, it is only temporary. I have to attend school for 2 months, so I can't work. I'll be on pogey for the first time in my life. Come to think of it, I haven't had 2 months off of work since high school. Hell I haven't even been in full-time school since high school. Suckers.

I'm betting that school is much easier than work. Especially when it is cold outside, and my job requires me to work outside on a daily basis. My co-workers will be freezing on rooftops and I'll be sitting in a cozy classroom.

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Journal Journal: Carolyn Parrish actually said something intelligent

"That is such -- that's such a caricature and you have to understand from this lowly backbencher that shouldn't even be on your show, I am of total insignificance within my own party and within the country, you're sure putting up a lot of fuss and putting a lot of attention on this. It shows a very weak ego, in my opinion. I think if you're as strong as you say you are, anything I have got to say can't hurt you."


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Journal Journal: My 2 new favourite Americans...

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, to be specific. All because of the following quote I found in a Yahoo news Article

They are talking about Sean Penn, but you could easily insert Affleck, Baldwin, Robbins, etc.

Both Stone and Parker seem to have it in for the Oscar winner. Parker told Variety last year when he announced plans to make Team America, "We hate those actors who take themselves so seriously and think they are a productive and important part of society. The subtle joke here is that all actors are puppets. This will probably piss off everyone in town--and might well be our swan song."

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Journal Journal: A question for all Canadian music fans: 1

Why do Canadian people like the Tragically Hip so much? They are mediocre at best. Actually, the only part of the band that is any good at all is Gord Downie, the singer.

I saw them on Canada Day, and I listened to the band, and mostly ignored the singing. They sounded horrible. After the concert, everybody was saying how great the show was. I kept saying that the band is horrible. Though I was going to be killed by a mob of Tragically Hip lovers.

My theory is that Downie sings about hockey, small-town Canada, and Canadiana in general. If they were American would Canadian people still like them?

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Journal Journal: A musical revelation... (Don't get too excited)

She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd is a ripoff of I Saw Your Mommy by Suicidal Tendencies. 3-chord rock itself is hardly a ripoff, but the progressions and tone of the song are almost identical. I'm amazed I never noticed it before.

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Journal Journal: Bands I've Seen Live.

Was trying to figure out earlier today which bands I have paid to see in concert. I'm most certainly going to forget a few. I'll update when anything comes to me. Here goes in no particular order:

Iron Maiden
Suicidal Tendencies
The Ataris*
Tragically Hip*
Van Halen*
Rolling Stones
GWAR (best concert EVER!)
Rollins Band
Guess Who
Dream Theater*
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chemical Brothers
Pearl Jam
Alan Parsons Project
The Cult
Jeff Beck
Deep Purple (with Steve Morse)
Forgotten Rebels

* seen more than once
** seen every time they've come to town since '91

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Journal Journal: Red Bull morning after report

I stopped at 3 cans. Mainly because that stuff is too damn sweet. Did give me an interesting buzz, but there are certainly other factors involved:

1. I was drinking it on an empty stomach.
2. I was mixing it with vodka.
3. I went to a bar later and consumed more alcohol

All in all, I would imagine that I could get the same effect by drinking 2 cans of cola and a few cups of coffee. Plus a few teaspoons of sugar for good measure. Actually, when I break it down like that it sounds disgusting.

I think I'll stick to my vodka soda.

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Journal Journal: On my 3rd can now, plus 3 shots of Luksosowa 3

I want a new drug
One that won't make me sick
One that won't make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick

I want a new drug
One that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red

I want a new drug
One that won't spill
One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill

I want a new drug
One that won't go away
One that won't keep me up all night
One that won't make me sleep all day

I want a new drug
One that does what it should
One that won't make me feel too bad
One that won't make me feel too good

I want a new drug
One with no doubt
One that won't make me talk too much
Or make my face break out

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