Monday, December 15, 2008

Yeah, so i don't mean to be the freakin' Grinch who stole Christmas here but how is it that the corporate world has managed to weasel its nose into every religious/family holiday making us spend hundreds of our hard earned dollars on toys/gadgets/clothing... things that we most likely don't really need. Of course these holiday traditions have been going on for quite some time and don't get me wrong here, i love Christmas and all but holy shit are we all totally oblivious to this? The fact that these holidays take aim at the children is probably the funniest part about it all. I mean... Santa, Easter Bunny, Ghosts and Goblins, its all a ploy to lure the children in. It's GENIUS!!! Once the kiddies are locked in to those cross hairs, Kablamo there goes another couple hundo.

We end up lying to our children first off, we get them to believe in and look up to false holiday caricatures such as Santa Clause only to one day have their spirits broken by the harsh reality that there is no such person.

In the aftermath of all this holiday cheer we end up blowing ridiculous amounts of cash and its the corporations that laugh their asses off all the way to the bank. While the corporations get richer the real Santa Clause which is us, the friggin' suckers who bought into this shit in the first place are left with our pockets turned out like the god damn monopoly man. We then end up in loads of dept which lasts until the next holiday. I'm not bitter really... in Who-Ville they say that froid's heart grew 3 sizes that day. Peace out Peeps!

Monday, December 1, 2008

......Patrick Roy!

The eve of November 22ND was a definitely a night that will go down in the history books. It was Saturday night at Le Bell Centre de Montreal, the crowd was stirring as they awaited Hall of Famer and hockey legend Patrick Roy. I'm sure the reaction in Montreal was a mixed one but inside the Bell Centre It was 21,000 empty seats as "St. Patrick" received a standing ovation which seemed to have lasted a lifetime!
Roy, who left the Habs on a cold night in 1995 for bigger and better things in Colorado had departed on a bit of a bad note and one that left a bitter taste in the mouths of some Habs fans. Lets backtrack to December 2nd 1995... Newly acquired Head Coach and complete douche bag Mario Tremblay leaves Patrick in for 9 goals on 26 shots before finally pulling him midway through the second period. Tremblay out to prove a point that will never be understood by many completely embarrasses the future Hall of Famer in disgusting fashion. A fuming Patrick who had been hung out to dry purposely by his "coach" was at his end with Tremblay's coaching tactics in Montreal. Roy passes Tremblay on the bench without flinching to look at him and walks directly up to Canadiens President Ronald Corey to inform him that he had played his final game for the club. By the time Patrick was ready to pack up and head out for Colorado on that tearful night in '95 he had racked up a Calder, 3 Vezna's, 4 Jennings, 2 Conn Smythes, and 2 Cups during his tenure with the Habs.
December 11th 1995... Roy wins his first game as the Colorado Avalanche's starting netminder, a 5-1 victory against the Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. Roy never looked back!
The Avalanche, previously the Quebec Nordiques went on to the finals in '96 and swept the Florida Panthers in 4 games capturing Roy his third cup in 11 years. Roy went on to win his 4Th cup with the Av's in 2001 at which time he also recorded his 3rd Conn Smythe.
When Roy hung up the pads in May 2003 he left behind a legacy which included being possibly the greatest goaltender ever to play the game, a pioneer of the butterfly style, and held records in:

Most NHL games played by a goaltender (1029).
Most NHL regular season wins (551).
Most NHL playoff games played by a goaltender (247) (second most playoff games of all players).
Most NHL playoff wins by a goaltender (151).
Most Conn Smythe Trophy wins (3).
Most minutes played in the goaltender position in the NHL (75444).

Roy was also an 11 time all star and played for Canada in the '98 Olympics in Nagano where he posted 4 wins, 2 losses with a shut out and a 1.46 goals against average.

In 2006 Patrick Jacques Roy took his rightful place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. His number 33 was retired to the rafters of Colorado's Pepsi Center in October of 2003 and now has found its way to the rafters of the Bell Centre along side greats: Richard, Gainey, Moore, Dryden, Robinson... A magical night indeed and a great honour for the best in the bizz to be retired as a part of the Habs 100Th year anniversary.

So here we are, its been 23 years since Patrick suited up for his first game with the Habs and 13 years since that emotional night when he packed up to head out west. Montreal has forgave... forgotten as has Patrick and it is the perfect end to a fairytale career for Roy! The Night was one I'll never forget. St. Patrick, definitely one of if not my favourite player of all time. Thanks Patrick! Peace Out Peeps...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We, The Generation of Addicts... Crackberry's and ICrack's!

The PDA craze has set in. What is it about these personal devices, these personal hand held computers that we are so reliant on? It's really quite funny to think that just a few years ago we had these big block phones... you know, the "Zach Morris phone" that could barely make phone calls. Now we are at the point where we can check our email, text, send/receive instant message, search the net, upload, download, stream... you catch my drift. This generation is so reliant on these things that we just cant live without them now. It's an amazing phenomenon, seeing how far we've come technologically. We are advancing now quite quickly and every company is trying to come out with that new product that is going to fly off the shelves... the personal device that is going to be on everyones Christmas, birthday wish list. For now it seems that the IPhone has taken over as the undisputed king of the a PDA. The Blackberry is also a ridiculously popular item, I myself own a Blackberry or "Crackberry" as they've come to be called. I can't seem to put this damn thing down, it's almost as if someone crazy glued it to my hand. I just read an article about Barack Obama having to give up his Blackberry due to hackers and other various reasons. Obama was quoted as saying that giving up his Blackberry would be harder then when he quit smoking! I mean seriously?! It has become an addiction for some people, how long now until we have PDA A? That's right "my name is Doug and I'm addicted to IPhone". It's just getting out of control but it's the times we are living, it's a fast paced world. So I ask you... what's next for us?
Peace out friends!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Infamous Tom "The Goon" Kostopoulos

In response to all the negativity and remarks made about Tom Kostopoulos being a dirty player I've decided to pipe up in his defence. I watched quite a ridiculously exciting game between two of the oldest rivals in sports on Saturday night. It was Hockey Night In Canada... a Historic night in which hockey legends were honoured, former Leaf and World War II veteran Gaye Stewart read the poem "In Flanders Fields", and the Leafs faced off against the Habs for the annual Hockey Hall of Fame game. A fast paced game that was nothing sort of phenomenal but with the good comes the bad. At 7:03 of the first period the Leafs Mike Van Ryn went to the end board followed by the Habs Tom Kostopoulos on the fore-check, retrieved the puck and was clobbered from behind. The native of London, Ontario Van Ryn newly acquired by the leafs in the 2008 off season has been a spark plug to the leafs defense and has ignited the leafs bench all season thus far. Van Ryn suffered a concussion, broken nose, broken bone in his hand, a lacerated forehead and damaged teeth and gums in the aftermath of this hit. Van Ryn will miss at least a month of action which is a big blow to this leaf defence to say the least. With both teams having something to prove on Saturday night and the historicity of the night there was a definite intensity in the air. Back to the hit! There is a very fine line when it comes to hits of this nature but is it really fair to lay all the blame on Kostopoulos? I have watched the hit now countless times and still cringe every time I see it. Van Ryn goes to the boards to get the puck with Kostopoulos streaking in directly behind him, just before reaching the boards Van Ryn turns as to try to fend off Kostopoulos. This turning motion just as Kostopoulos was approaching was enough to give a green light to lay the hit. There is no doubt in my mind that a hit from behind is a dirty hit but given the circumstances was it really as dirty as everyone has made it out to be? Kostopoulos a Mississauga, Ontario native has been in the league 7 years now and with no history of acts such as this one. He has been suspended only once in his career, a 1 game suspension for instigating a fight in the last 5 minutes of a game vs. the rival Bruins. I guess you can say this makes Kostopoulos a "repeat offender". The fact of the mater is that Kostopoulos is a tough player with a lot of heart, he goes to the boards and finishes his checks. Maybe it's just me but haven't we been taught to finish our hits since Peewee hockey? Granted you are not supposed to finish a hit from behind but if a player has possession of the puck and turns towards you is it really illegal to hit him. The way i see it there was no intent behind this hit, Kostopoulos did not mean to hit Van Ryn from behind and had absolutely no intent to injure him. It is easy to say that he could have stopped but look at the pace of the rest of the game. It's tough to stop when you get into those situations and Van Ryn was vulnerable going into the boards but only because he made himself vulnerable. It is also easy to say that Kostopoulos only cares now because he has been suspended for 3 games and fined $33,000 but you can see the genuine sincerity when he talks about the hit. People have bashed this guy all week, apparently we should ban him from the league now for playing the game the way its supposed to be played. Hockey is a tough sport and unfortunately injuries occur, some preventable and some that cannot be prevented but I wouldn't go and label Kostopoulos as a "goon". I say 3 games is a fair suspension, Kostopoulos obviously has to take the brunt of the blame but he did not intend to nearly ruin another players career and he is definitely not the dirty player that he's being made out to be! Anyways, that's my 2... maybe even 3 cents. What do you think? Later Friends...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Salute Our Veterans, Honour Our Heroes!

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month please observe a moment of silence for our Canadian Veterans. Our veterans fought long and hard to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy each and every day in Canada. Having family members whom fought in both the first and second world wars I know that it is extremely important to honour these heroes. If you don't know what or why we honour our veterans on Remembrance Day I highly suggest reading up on it. It is much more than just wearing a poppy on your lapel, please know why we wear the Poppy! Thank you to our Canadian Veterans... We Salute YOU!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


There is just something sooo friggin' appealing about stuffing your face with that crazy clowns french fries after a night at the bar. I have found that McDonald's has become a post bar ritual lately... and the key to my fatness. All it takes is one person in the cab or pre cab to say "McDonald's?" DONE DEAL! So it was about 2:30 in the AM last evening (this morning) when we rolled up to the golden arches. I can't quite remember who made the push for McDicks but BAM... just like Emril, there I was at about 2:45 stuffing my face with crispy golden goodness! Now if McDonald's only started serving alcohol... that's a world I one day want to live in! Its now Saturday, 1320 calories later and I feel terribly fat so I'm going to the damn gym so I can feel good (better) about doing it all over again tonight.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Obama Reggae Victory Party... Not the Terminator!

Had to throw in the pics from the Obama Reggae Victory Party!!!
This was clearly the theme for the night... Thanks Cocoa Tea! Good times were had by all!
Check out the link below.

Barack Obama... The People's Champ!

November 4th 2008 may just have been the day that the world changed. On Nov 4th Americans exercised their most valuable right in the Constitution, the right to vote and vote they did! A record turnout said to have smashed the Richard Nixon-Hubert Humphrey matchup in 1968 when 62.5% of eligible voters cast ballots.
I sat around the other night with friends as millions across the world did watching Obama's big victory, a victory for the people. Americans chose Obama, the choice that many think will bring American Popularity and Credibility back in the eyes of citizens around the world. A victory of momentous proportions, an evolutionary leap you might say. A great deal of Americans showed that they are simply through with the Republican regime in the US, making way for the Left leaning Democrats to regain power. It's been 8 long years of the Bush administration bringing nothing but economical hardship, senseless wars, LIES and a tarnished reputation of the US to boot. Bush leaves behind a legacy, a legacy which will put him in the books as possibly the worst president in the history of Presidency in the United States of America. So here we are... 8 years later with a man said to have no experience, too young, a socialist, un-American, a Muslim/terrorist, not strong enough to face the issues. They have thrown everything at this man, they have dragged his name through the mud trying to bludgeon his reputation but he has emerged clean and unscathed through it all. I find that a great deal of the focus has been geared towards Obama being the first African American President and not enough about him simply being the best man for the job. Now don't get me wrong here, no one can deny the extremity of having our first black president take office but his title as President and being the most powerful man in the world should be of much greater importance. Having said this, President Obama will have a lot on his plate... an ailing economy to start with, his proposed tax cuts, creating more jobs for Americans, free trade, wars, environmental issues, etc... Therefore the slogan "Yes We Can" has to turn into a "Yes We Must"! Barack Obama has to make a difference, he has reached out to the people and asked them to put their trust in him and Americans have responded but they are a vulnerable group these days and need to see results. Obama has to stay true to his word, true to what he believes in, true to the people. If he doesn't follow through as he says... you must remember that Americans are also a fickle group, the Obama boom may quickly turn into the Obama bust and he'll see him self out of office after a painful 4 year term. From what i can see this is truly the time for change, the time to take that leap in the right direction. Obama is genuine, he has the grit, knowledge, and integrity to persevere as a great leader! He may not be Chuck Norris, John Wayne, Rambo, or the Terminator according to Cocoa Tea's Hit song "Barack Obama" but he is truly the people's champ and would definitely be my choice for president! Congratulations to Barack Obama... make the world proud!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chris Bosh... $15 Million Per Year... No Autographs For Fans?

Well... its freakin' November already, its also 20 degrees! It's been a pretty awesome week for my guy, couldn't lie about that if i tried. I met the Leafs last Tuesday for the first time at the Airport. Had the chance to talk to a couple players briefly including Ian White, Tomas Kaberle, Cujo, Vesa Toskala, and Pavel Kubina. The conversations were quite short with the exception of the one I had with Ian White who was the first to show up. Stand up guys, a decent group of multi-millionaire hockey players that had no problem mingling with fans and handing out autographs even after a tough loss. On Friday I had the privilege of meeting the Raptors for the second time. Having gotten a couple autographs the last time I was mainly in it for congratulations and small talk. I ended up talking to Jason Kapono and Jamario Moon who in my opinion are two of the most down to earth guys on the team. Almost everyone had come through... the only player left to see was Chris Bosh. I met Bosh last season on a night when the Raps came through and tried to snaggle an autograph from this now major superstar of the NBA. Chris was chatting with his agent, he said that he couldn't give any autographs at the time... speaking directly through his agent. He added that he would catch me next time, "no problem". Sooo here we are "next time", Bosh comes down the stairs... no agent... just plain old Chris. Here I am standing before this 6'10 monster superstar and he's coming directly towards me. I tried to make a little small talk "awesome game Chris, big night buddy" then proceeded with "hey Chris, do you think i can get your autograph?". Now I have met many famous people at the airport including actors, comedians, bands, politicians, sports stars but never have I seen a such a disgusting display of arrogance. This 6'10 monster NBA superstar turned into a 6'10 jackass before my eyes! Without even turning his head to look at me "Chris Bosh" an ambassador of Toronto, a Representative of the Toronto Raptors who's fans fill the seats day in and day out to pay his ridiculous salary walks right by me and without even flinching says"nah... next time". Hmm, correct me if I'm wrong Chris but I thought this was the next time. So there it is, Chris Bosh... $15 million per year, no autographs for fans. Clearly, Floyd is a little bitter about the whole thing but there wont be a next time for me. The next time i see Chris Bosh I'm gonna give him my autograph! The thing about it is, I don't need $15 million to pick up a pen and put it to a piece of paper. I will always cheer for the Raps and I will always cheer for Chris Bosh but it really goes to show how a little money and stardom can go straight to some of these players heads transforming them in some cases into ungrateful/arrogant assholes! I'm outta here, Later Kids.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Daily Show With Guest: Barack Obama

There's 4 days left until the big US Presidential Election and oooh how I wish I could somehow register to vote! Obama is truly the People's CHAMP... love this guy! For those of you who missed it, Obama was on the Daily Show the other night, awesome stuff. Check it out.


HEEEEEEY NOW...... Okay, I would like to start off by apologizing to the people who actually read my Blog as I seem to have been out of commission there for a bit. The layoff has given me an abundance of garbage to blather on about though! Soooo I guess I'll start off with a strange night in sports on Wednesday to say the least. We had a 3 inning ball game to win the holy grail of Baseball. A Canadian, YES! a Canadian wins the world series EH! Much to the surprise of Phillies fans there was actually a basketball game Wednesday night... 6000 strong showed up to cheer the Sixers to defeat against our Raps. The Leafs win in a shootout??? I woke up this morning to gather myself with a bowl of fruit loops and some Sportscenter(DA DA DA, DA DA DA). It was all true... this Helloween inspired night of odd sports occurrences actually happened. So I guess we're at the point now where I say I was wrong about my boys(the Tampa Bay New Jays) bringing home the title. I put my money on the horse but she broke her leg at the end of the race and she had to be put down. There I was sitting at the edge of my couch throwing back cans of liquid gold thinking that maybe... just maybe my horse could climb back, waiting anxiously for an Evan Longoria BOMB Ala Joe Carter, a Johnny Damon-esk Grand Slam by BJ Upton... something! In the end it was definitely Philly's night, undefeated at home in the 2008 playoffs... how about that? Gotta hand it to em. You must admit though... what a freakin' exciting ride it was for the Rays. Such a young team, little to no playoff experience, 10 years of terrible baseball with last year being the worst in franchise history. They come back this year to top the AL East, 2nd in the AL, 3rd in the league. Anywho... the 2008 baseball season is finito, hurray for the 2009 World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays. The Raptors were looking pretty good Wednesday after the ugliest 1st quarter of basketball ever. Bosh hit 27 points, 11 boards... Kapono looked pretty nasty draining a couple treys for 15 points, my boy Jose with 13 points and the news that all Raps fans were waiting for...... Jermaine O'Neil 17 points, 8 boards, 0 injuries! 1-0, way to go BOYS! As for the Leafs... lets just leave that one alone. We won in a shootout??? I'm still in a state of shock... too much so to comment. I Guess that pretty much wraps up the night. I decided to save the best for last, wanted to give a big Congrats to (STONE COLD) Matty Stairs!!! Stairsy is a stand up guy, he's one of the classiest and most loved players in the game. The 40 year old pride of Saint John, New Brunswick has played 15 seasons in the bigs, has represented Canada on the international stage, has played for 11 teams in his career including the Expo's and the Blue Jays, and now has a world series to add to his belt. Way to go Stairsy... Canada loves ya! I'm out, Later Kids...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Championship Predictions

I'm gonna go out on a limb here... Froid Froido Floyd at 10:49am on Mon, October 21, 2008 is predicting........ are you ready? drumroll anyone???? bddddddddddddddddddddddddddd....... Rays win the World Series, Giants repeat as Superbowl Champs, Habs win the Cup! No I do not have the Sports Almanac like Biff from Back to the Future nor do I own a delorean! Any takers on these predictions? place your bets now boys and girls..... PEacE OUT Friends.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Record Low 59.1% Voter Turnout, 2008 Election

Sooooooo...... a record low 59.1% turnout for the 2008 election huh. I'm typically a pretty lazy dude but 59.1% really??? Did 39.9% of Canadians forget and sleep the whole day on Tuesday, was there a 50 Cent concert, maybe a sale at The Bay? I will tell you what did happen... 39.9% of Canadians through away their voice by giving up their right to vote, a right given to you as a Canadian Citizen! I don't quite understand it but regardless here we are at 59.1%, pretty embarrassing. I'm sure the majority of people who did vote made informed choices. I would have to say that this is much better then people voting for what they think is their favourite colour. In saying this now we don't have Canadians just being lazy, we have 39.9% of Canadians uninterested and unaware. So we end up in pretty much the same boat that we started in with the same Conservative Minority Government. Anyways... Congrats to Kirsty Duncan on her big W in Etobicoke North!
I'm OUT, Later KIDS...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


It is official! At 8:24 on the 14Th of October, 2008... I have finally figured out who I will be voting for in this election. I have decided to vote Liberal, Kirsty Duncan being one of my reasons for the decision. Kirsty is the Liberal candidate for the Etobicoke North riding. She is quite active in the community, working with such programs as Breaking the Cycle which assists youth to get out of gangs and lead productive lives. She speaks strongly about gun control and having more police officers on our streets. She was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which is a group of Nobel Prize winning Canadians. Her stance on the environment is consistent with the Liberal Green Shift which promises to put money back in taxpayers pockets! The Liberals are geared towards getting money back where in belongs... they will balance budgets, reverse deficits... aim at heath care, climate change, safer streets. At this point the Liberals are the only party that can overthrow this Harper Government. Froido is voting Liberal!

MANHATTAN PROJECT... The Finished Product

Any Ideas For A Title?

a black and white photo of a legend lost and gone
the bearded man that sailed out amongst the fog
where he was heading no one gave a care at all
a solo journey to reflect what he had done

an unsung hero
labeled a zero
a fearless leader
they followed him into the night

his eyes tell a story of so many painful nights
blood soaked hands that saw the end of many lives
a face rough and weathered from seasons come and passed
he lived a life of sorrow now he's looking back

an unsung hero
labeled a zero
a fearless leader
they followed him into the night

once a leader of men now a lonely outcast
spends his dying days with regrets about his past
trapped in his clouded world he drinks his scotch and gin
he gave all he could and now he's giving in

an unsung hero
labeled a zero
a fearless leader
they followed him into the night

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's shaping up to be quite an interesting season. Everyone and their grandmother has counted out the 2008-2009 leafs. We have added a bundle of fresh young faces to our lineup. We are finally structuring our team around youth... a new concept for the shkeafs, instead of the usual trade all of our youth away for washed up/cry baby veterans with bad knees... yeah that means you, Sperm Stacheo Nolan! So with this strong foundation of youth, hart, and grit why couldn't the leafs be a contender for the cup in 2009? I say this half jokingly of course but seriously! I really don't think anyone is beating the Habs this season but as far as the rest of the Northeast Division goes... The Sens are looking pretty rough around the edges with goaltender trouble and a weak defense. The Sabres and Bruins both seem to be in the same situation they were in last season with the exception of Patrice Bergeron's return but who knows if he'll be the player that he once was after a near career ending hit last season. I'm thinking this season will be a bit of an emotional roller coaster for Leaf fans but in the end we might just have to consider this to be a 6 month preseason leading into the 2009-2010 season. The fact of the matter is that we are now in a rebuilding stage. The Penguins are a prime example what a team can do after rebuilding. The Pens cleaned house, drafted a couple of amazing players and launched an arsenal on the league eventually coming only a couple games shy of winning a Stanley Cup. I know it's been 41 years and it may not be this year but we're building a team to bring home that cup baby... you just gotta beLEAF!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Harper The Clown... It's time for change!!!

Well... here we are again, Election time... already? Here we are nearly 3 years into the Harper regime with a Conservative minority government which has not worked to say the very least, just imagine what an effin' nightmare a Conservative majority government would be! I find it pretty ridiculous that this douche bag PM calls an election that completely defies his own law regarding election timing... has it been 4 years? I'm not sure... my math isn't too good, let me break out the calculator. Harper has led us into the gutter, leaving a financial mess and our economy in shambles. In 3 years he has turned a record budget surplus into a deficit. He lost 2 billion+ dollars of tax revenue on a ridiculous income trust policy. He raised the personal income tax rate for the lowest bracket to help pay for record government spending... Spent upwards of $150,000 per weapon to arm border guards... He spent a massive amount on advertising prior to an election call. His Green shift otherwise known as the the I'll do nothing about climate change or the environment until forced to by the polls is a joke. Broke his promise on providing a health care waiting time guarantee. Pumped 2500 troops into Afghanistan slating 2011 as our pull out date, a couple years too late! He promised Veterans widows benefits and reneged. Forced another senseless vote in Parliament on same sex marriage. The list is endless, this guy is a clown! Above all he thinks that this is doing a service to Canadians! Where is Laurena Bobbit when you need her? Enough broken promises! Enough lies! SCREW Stephen Harper! it's time for change!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wrote this song with Chris tonight... Not quite finished but you get the point

A black and white photo of a legend lost and gone
the bearded man that sailed out amongst the fog
where he was heading no one gave a care at all
a solo journey to reflect what he had done
an unsung hero
labeled a zero
a fearless leader
they followed him into the night
his eyes tell a story of so many painful nights
bloood soaked hands that saw the end of many lives
a face rough and weathered from seasons come and passed
he lived a life of sorrow and now he's looking back
and unsung hero
labeled a zero
a fearless leader
they followed him into the night

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Keith Olbermann Slams Bush...

Thanks to Chico for showing me this... Really sums the past 8 years up doesn't it? Nice! Well done Keith!

Was sitting around with a heavy mind and this song that I wrote a couple years back came into my head...

The unwanted thoughts of you
I wish I never knew
Now I will take the bait
See this senseless torture through
Reaching for your escape
Is harder than once thought
I bury you in a grave of greatest fears
nightmares in real time
Soak up your tears
No Pride
No Pride
No Pride
You fight for nothing
No Pride
No Pride
No Pride
And Die for everything

Monday, October 6, 2008

Alexisonfire Live @ Hamilton Convention Center Dec 19th

St. Catherines finest... Alexisonfire with special guests Constantines @ Hamilton Convention Center on December 19th as part of the Edge Electic Christmas... tickets are about 35 smackers. Be there or be crushed by my pet Orca, Captain Smashy McWhaleFace.

A Good Read...

I Just got finished reading George Orwell's book 1984. If you haven't read it yet I highly recomend picking up a copy. It was written in 1949 and is really not much of a stretch from the times we live in today. It's basically about a Totalitarian Government which bases istelf on pure manipulation. It focus' on a simple man by the name of Winston. Winston represents the authoritarian regime of the party, he lives every day preforming the same deed not ever knowing the truth nor being able to break free from his clouded world due to "Big Brother" watching his every move. He seeks answers about the past, prestent, future, he seeks the truth. Winston begins a movement to rebell against the all powerful Big Brother and his government built on lies. His rebellion falls short as he is overtaken mentally, he is forced to scrap everything he believes in and conform to the times in which he lives. Frankie say... read the damn book! Do it... do it...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What A Show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing, phenominal... blew my socks off! what a show!!! Luckily i came prepared with an arsenal of fresh socks in my bag. Sooo there i was, sucking back a couple cans of liquid-gold in the beer garden when the surprise attack of Thrice hitting the stage before before Alkaline Trio struck. It threw me off guard but dont worry, i downed the beer and made my way to the front of the stage before you can say Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Thrice kicked ass as usual... to be expected. Alkaline Trio was mediocre at best, your typical Pop/Punk band, didn't really get me moving. I spent most of their set trying to remember what songs thrice just rocked the roof off with. Alkaline Trio left the stage, I tied my shoes tight, it was time for Rise Against. I was still jacked up from Thrice and was ready to drop some elbows. Rise Against hit the stage with a bang, i'm pretty sure lead singer Tim Mcllrath spit in my eyeball but i would forgive and forget. People were amped, I've been to many rough concerts in my time but i have never seen a pit this crazy! Bodies were flying around everywhere, shoes, shirts, limbs were airborn... it was a war. I figured an all ages show would bring out a bunch of 12 year olds... i was wrong, there were some big boys! So there I was, sandwiched between two heavyweights and about to pass out, I quickly pulled myself together and kept on rocking in the free world. When all was said and done I was soaked with the sweat of a couple hundred rocker kids. I was beaten, bruised, and broken. I woke up this morning with a painful smile on my face and a tingling sensation in my bum... oh baby what a show!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rise Against, Thrice, TONIGHT!

It's like christmas day... It was not too long ago, I was sitting around thinking what concert I may be banging my head at next... what band that would destroy my hearing at the tone of 120 decibels ultimately shattering my inner ear. Being the avid concert goer/lover of music that I am, I could probably find about one concert each week to abuse my body at but who really has the time, money, or energy for that? It's just something about that close/personal bond you make with a band when they take the live stage in front of you, a euphohric numbing feeling always comes over me as i get lost in the music. I've now been to somewhere in the stratusphere of 100 concerts in my 24+ years. Tonight i'm going to see Rise Against for the first time. Rise Against are a Concious-Punk Pop group from Chicago, IL who are sure to rock the stage... definetly one of my favourite bands! As for Thrice... pretty much my favourite band in the world right now, hands down! I've had the chance to see Thrice 6 times(The Double Thrice) and they never seem to dissappoint. Thrice started off as a Punk/Metal band in Irvine Cali. They have really come into their own over the past couple years mixing many genres/styles, incorporating many different sounds, while still keeping that in your face Punk/Metal style. This is sure to be one effin' amazing concert!!!

Where Have All The Good People Gone?

I have been noticing more and more recently, the horrible characteristic's of People. Whether it be an act of kindness such as holding a door for someone, a simple hello, or a thank you for a gracious deed. Society has gotten stale, poeple have become selfish and utterly rude. It seems that somewhere along the lines we've forgotten how to be curteous and polite to one another. Are there no more decent people in this world? I guess Sam Roberts Said it best "Where have all the good people gone?"

Friday, October 3, 2008


I fail to understand how Mats Sundin became the official fall guy for a team in ruins. The faithful Leaf for the past 13 years, Captain for the past 10 has been at the business end of far too many hate filled comments to say the least. What I’m really trying to figure out is how a man so faithful to a team/city has become the one who we’re all going to point the finger of blame at. Why do no-trade clause even exist? It certainly seems that it’s for the sole purpose of tarnishing a mans reputation and dedication to a team that he loves! Sooooo we ask him to go at the trade deadline......
then we cry when he doesn’t want to come back? Really?!?!