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Saturday, January 14, 2006

An Ode to Stampy

Loxodonta Africana, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, herbivorous by nature.
Your social, olfactory and memorizing senses
Contribute to your longer life and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your proboscis appendage,
A singular development that gives a marvelous advantage
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For your massive gorging of the wood, that causes ecological destruction.
The tusks are quite essential for your marking of territory
And you would not be so prosperous if you lacked their awesome glory
And when not being utilized to aid with your foraging,
They often serve to illustrate the measure of your aging.
The air trembles with harmonics, as you chant your special song:
And the earth shudders with seismatics, as you stamp yourself along;
And though you are not alive, Stampy, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless considered you a true and special friend.

Bye Stampy!

Relatively Speaking at the Grand Theatre

I was out for the opening night performance of Relatively Speaking at the Grand Theatre last night. I had low expectations, as it was a comedy.. Not sure why I thought a comedy would be less entertaining than say... a Musical.. But anyway it was a hoot, quite funny indeed. It was a farce-style comedy of mistaken identity with hilarious results. It reminded me of an episode of Fraser. Although for some reason it didn't get a standing ovation. Most opening night plays I attend receive at least a partial standing ovation...

Grand Theatre, London Ontario.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Are we all doomed?

Looks like the Norwegian government knows something that we don't know. That we're all going to be decimated in a nuclear war or other environmental disaster. They're building a vault on an arctic island to keep all the seeds of the world safe for when certain doom comes along. Pretty cheap though, at only $3 million.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pandora, your automated DJ

A friend of mine (Adam, who never updates his blog) told me about this music service, Pandora by the Music Genome Project. You put in the bands you like and it plays songs from that band and other bands that it thinks you will also like. You can create multiple 'channels' of music.. ie; A tragically hip/metallica channel and a eminem/queen channel (not sure what the later would produce).

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Windsor bound

I got off work early last Friday (to round out my first holiday day of 2006, as I came in for half a day on Jan 2nd). I headed off to Windsor on some MBA Games business, and planned to make a stop at the casino and visit some friends. I would have liked to participate in the MBA Games revelry more (even though I'm not an MBA). I had access to all the events and was acting as a pseudo-representative from London, but the scheduling was so inconvenient, and I had to leave back to London earlier than expected. I was at one of the bar outing very briefly looking for a friend, but no such luck, and then off to visit other friends for the rest of the evening.

All in all it was a fun weekend, but not having my own car is annoying. Next time I'm going to drive myself, and then I'll be able to make my own schedule.

Windsor seems so much closer to London than Toronto, maybe it's the similar size of the city that makes me still feel like I'm still 'at home'.