Thursday, November 26, 2009

Birthday and Christmas Ideas

My Birthday and Christmas are close together, I'm hard to buy for yada yada yada.

Anything from the World Vision Gift Catalog.

Gift Cards from The Camera Store or MEC are always welcome.

Games for my DS:
Big Bang Mini
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga


The Philosopher Kings

Deep Blue by Martin Josheph

Sufjan Stevens: the BQE and the comic book Hooper Heroes.

Half Handed Cloud's Halos and Lassos

The Essential Weird Al Yankovic.

Kevin Frank's True North.

Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure

For my Mac: The Magic Mouse.

From Threadless in 3XL: a simple plan or All Galaxies.


Can't believe I forgot Buzz Lightyear!

Just read a review of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip and it sounds great.

- Peace

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hello, it's me Calvin posting on Dave's blog. In keeping with my tradition of vandalizingposting to Dave's blog my favorite videogame-style music, here is a really neat remix of Michael Jackson's Thriller:

You can learn more here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Tough Guy Eh?

Calvin took this shot of me on Sat at their delayed due to illness Halloween Party. They say I looked mean.

- Peace

Monday, November 09, 2009

20 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

CBC News:
Former Polish leader Lech Walesa tipped the first of 1,000 plastic foam dominoes set up where the Berlin Wall once stood as part of celebrations Monday marking the 20th anniversary of its fall.
That made me smile, I've always connected Polish Solidarity and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mostly due to Steve Taylor's "Over My Dead Body" from his 1984 album Meltdown. The final verses of the song are:
After the Nazis we were baited by the Russian bear
Our 'liberators' wanted Poland for a thoroughfare
Rise up, my brothers don't despair the Iron Curtain's rod
Someday we'll draw the string assisted by the hand of God

I was a victim of December 1981
I took a final beating from the blunt end of a Russian's gun
You made a memory - the memory will multiply
You may kill the body, but the spirit - it will never die
In the mid 80's I remember thinking I would never see the fulfillment of Steve's prophecy, the Iron Curtain was a fixed part of our reality. But in 89 there was the huge upswing in people gathering in churches for Peace Masses, and then the wall came down. And I couldn't help thinking of Steve Taylor singing:
Rise up, my brothers don't despair the Iron Curtain's rod
Someday we'll draw the string assisted by the hand of God
May the dominoes continue to fall.

- Peace