Friday, November 28, 2008

And the Coolest Guy award goes to...

Rick Astley! Seriously.

The guy had some pop fame in the 80s, before my time. Nothing revolutionary. Then in 2006 he is thrust back into relevance by Anonymous (yes, that Anonymous) on the 4chan messageboards, and the Internet at large. Essentially he was turned into a joke.

But he takes it completely in stride, with a big smile on his face. This is from the Thanksgiving Day Parade just recently:

We wouldn't get this from any other guy.

He's in on the joke now, and he's able to laugh at himself, without losing any dignity. I think that's really really cool. Also, I don't think he is a complete joke. He's not a bad musician. That needs to be said. Go Rick. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pirate Wednesday - WBC Counter Protest

That's right, Pirate Wednesday. Last one for a while though. I'm sick of talking about the Somalian pirates - they bore me, and that's not what Pirate Wednesday is about. No more pirate stuff for a while, I'll regroup, and maybe return with something more in line with the PW spirit in the future.

But until then, there's some awesome Pastafarian news for my fellow Vancouverites! Fred Fucking Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Cocksucking Motherfucking Church are planning to protest a play in Vancouver about a gay student who was murdered in 1998. You know, "God Hates Fags", that sort of thing. The Pastafarians have arranged a counter-protest to drown out the WBC with parody, and hopefully send them packing, like they did in Arkansas just a little while ago.

I will be going, and anyone in the area should come too! Dress piratey! Facebook event here, if you want to discuss with others.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Not one

Ovary transplant baby 'a miracle'

Yet another astounding feat of medical acheivement cheapened by the invocation of divine intervention. Although I did chuckle when I read that she's an "acupuncturist and complementary therapist."

Monday, November 10, 2008

George Carlin is fucking in his grave

Here's Joe Scarborough "dropping the F-bomb," in the parlance of our times.

Hear the commotion and off-camera whispering as soon as he says it? Sounds like a third grade classroom when one of the students says fuck in front of the teacher. And then - stop everything - Joe simply must apologize for using that word. When's the last time you heard an adult say fuck and then go "I am so sorry, I only meant to say the letter, deepest apologies"? It's ridiculous! Even if a grown man says fuck in front of a child, he may go "oops, sorry," and continue on.

Clearly the word doesn't offend Joe himself, or he wouldn't have used it so casually that he didn't even notice he had said it. Is there really anyone who would be so offended hearing the word fuck in real life that they would demand such an apology? Seriously, has anyone ever met such a person?

It's like we're all part of some grand social experiment designed by the FCC to manufacture a conditioned response to innocuous stimuli. Like the apocryphal monkeys beating each other up for simply trying to climb the stairs.

Fuck, people! It's just a word!

We all know what these guys are like when the cameras are off.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008