Monday, April 30, 2007

Drunken fool eats his own tongue.

M'heh. This is too good not to share:

An intoxicated man ate a portion of his own tongue on the weekend before police could stop him. The man was involved in an altercation at a downtown Vancouver bar Saturday, where he apparently bit through his tongue after being punched, said

Const. Howard Chow. Police arrived to find the man bleeding from the mouth, part of his tongue mostly severed. An ambulance was called.

Before police could intervene, the grabbed some nearby chicken and ate it, along with the chunk of tongue.

You couldn't make this stuff up.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Luongo + Linden =


Three Stars?

You're Damn Right!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Quote of the Day

...if that bastard ever walks again, he will roll out of the hospital and straight to the news cameras parked at the front door with a redeemed zeal for seat belt jihad like you never saw before.

-William J. Beck of Two--Four

Update 6:35pm - QOTD #2:

This is a statement of such pristine and perfect idiocy that it surely must be emblazoned in stone across the entrance to the Physics Imbecile wing of the Moron Museum of Natural History.

-Bill Whittle of Eject! Eject! Eject!

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Tradition Continues

From these brave men:

To these brave men:

I shall not forget.


...the Trench Line had remained static from 1914 until this time. The Canadian victory proved that this line could be moved, that there was an alternative to stalemate. The city of Arras was relieved. The defeat was demoralizing for the Germans who had viewed the Ridge as one of their most impregnable strong points. The Canadians held the Ridge following their victory, offering a strategic point at times behind German lines. It provided a firm anchor for the British drive against the Germans that would occur in 1918.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Leafs falling in Spring? Just in time for Golf Season!

The Poke Check Heard 'Round The World.

A sad day, indeed.

Oh no.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Six Canadian soldiers died Sunday in southern Afghanistan as a result of injuries sustained when the vehicle they were travelling in hit an explosive device.

In an hour so I'll be watching the Canucks final regular season game, and probably enjoying a cold one while I'm at it.

I can do so because I live in a country that is is not run by tyrants or dictators, religious fanatics or otherwise.

The timing of this tragedy is not lost on me.

90 years ago... ring a bell?

Unfortunately six families will be receiving horrible news this day. Today I am grateful for the work of those soldiers, and my thoughts will continue to be with those families. They were involving in good and noble endeavors in Afghanistan. There is a minority in that country that wants us to fold up our tents and leave. If history is any indicator, the people from this geographical location known as Canada will not cower in fear. We will not run like scalded dogs. We will not let the thugs intimidate us.

We shall finish the job. We must finish the job.


Stanley Cup Ring to Darcey for the heads-up on the story. "Damn" is right.

102 year old woman hits hole-in-one

For better or worse, this is just the kind of story that encourages me to dust off the ol' clubs in preparation for golf season:

Elsie McLean thought she might have lost her ball on the par-3, 100-yard fourth hole at Bidwell Park. Instead, the 102-year-old Chico woman became the oldest golfer ever to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course.

There is a nice par three golf course just east of Smithers that I'm quite fond of. There is also the Smithers Golf and Country Club, but the level of frustration at the Par Three course is a lot less (as is the cost of a round!).

If Elsie McLean can get an ace, then I can too. Progress report will be forthcoming as soon as the course opens.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Easter Funny


Stolen from a hapless Oiler Fan on their message board.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Skydiver Video

This is nine minutes of the most amazing skydiving footage I think I've ever seen. The dive at the three minute mark made me go "whoa!".

Just watch the whole thing, you'll be glad you did. Note: language warning, circa 8:30.