I know it’s not Friday, so we’ll call this Tuesday funnies, random links and observations.
First, little known fact about the newsroom: four of six editorial staff are armed with Nerf guns, and Mexican standoffs are daily occurrences. I’m packin’ the most heat, though, with a triple-barreled pistol that could easily mildly irritate an eyeball if fired into it at point blank range.
Speaking of shooting things, I’ve been pondering paintball. I went a couple of times to indoor courses. Nerve-wracking fun both times. Those paint balls sting just enough to make you want to avoid getting hit with them. Couple that with creeping around a dirt-filled warehouse in the half dark and it’s a tension-filled good time. What I noticed, though, as a wearer of spectacles, is the masks make my glasses fog up. So question: Are there paintball masks that don’t fog glasses? First to answer wins the Family & Friends CPR kit I previously tried to give away (see it here: http://www.laerdal.com/ca/doc/2102/Family-Friends-CPR-Anytime).
It will be interesting to see how this plays out: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/19/kelly-mcparland-drunk-on-trudeau-liberals-prepare-to-forget-reform-and-hand-him-the-keys/
My guess is Trudeau will be a disaster. He’ll have good numbers out of the gate but inexperience will show. Politics has become a gotcha game. Media and rivals are waiting for the first slip, and my guess is Justin will oblige them with a second as well, then a third and fourth. Plus, I just don’t like the guy. I don’t hate him. I don’t know him. But I don’t like him. Anyone who sends this out as his Christmas card and doesn’t live off the grid in remotest Nunavut is a buffoon in my book: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/12/17/fur_flies_over_trudeau_christmas_card.html
Nice change from the “buddy was unconscious on the train tracks so I stole his wallet then left him there to die” stories: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/three-men-save-unconscious-stranger-from-death-by-subway
A few of the note-leavers are scumbags – hit and runners – but people who park like jerks deserve it when someone calls them on it.
OK, I’m not really advocating this, so don’t get all outraged. Incinerating three million-plus people really isn’t what’s called for here. But still…isn’t there a little part of you that wants to see Obama park an ICBM on Pyongyang and stamp out this absurd, nutty, moonbat country once and for all?
Speaking of the president, I’m not a big fan. I’m not a Republican. I’m not even really a conservative, although I share some views with those who wear that label. And in the last election, I wasn’t excited about the other guy either (although I was cheering for him in that first presidential debate). Still, some of this made me chuckle: http://www.buzzfeed.com/theeggman/what-it-feels-like-being-a-conservative-on-the-internet
I dunno, this just seems a little silly to me – like they think they’re doing something edgy or risqué, but it’s really only either if you’re pretty uptight to begin with: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/02/19/prose-in-the-nude-authors-get-naked-for-pen-canada-bare-it-for-books-calendar/ I’ll retract that, though, if it’s 12-months of full frontal. Now that would be surprising.
Finally, did you check out Google’s graphic today – I mean really check it out? It’s awesome: http://www.google.ca