Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Camp Casey Blog

Here is a blog of some interesting and moving photos from Camp Casey. Thanks for putting it together, Alaska Gyrl. Wow.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


This is cool - The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

"And now, we're pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans will seek."

If I see one more car with a sticker of Calvin praying, I'm going to give those people the bird. Did you know that none of those stickers (or and C&H merch) is even authorized by Bill Watterson? Bastards...

Friday, August 12, 2005


I'm not knockin' anyone that wears these (except maybe Chris, because those SF Giant ones are fugly, and the Giants suck anyway)... I just think this whole rubber bracelet thing has gotten a bit crazy. I mean really, tsunami awareness? Are you showing you are aware of tsunamis? Can't feel good enough about giving money to tsunami relief efforts, you have to wear a bracelet about it? Now you can order anything, they've sort of lost their purpose. I thought about this when I was at the LLL site, and they have a breastfeeding awareness one. Even though it is a cause I love, I can't picture wearing the bracelet...

Something interesting from this article on Awareness bracelets: "Unfortunately, hospitals often use yellow bands (very similar in color to the Livestrong® bracelet) to designate patients with "do not resuscitate" orders. Some hospitals reportedly are covering patients' awareness bracelets with tape to avoid confusion - but the safest bet may be not to wear the bracelets at all."

Personally, I like this or this bracelet. Black goes with everything...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Stupid NHL

"You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr
"Fireworks" - The Tragically Hip

I feel like an addict. Or someone that is attracted to that sweet talkin'-but-abusive kind of git (I've been reading Harry Potter, can you tell?). The NHL is coming back, and after treating fans like shit all last year, why should I care? Why should I watch, or attend a game, or buy my son cool and obscure hockey merch? I spent a year angry at the stupid greedy bastards who couldn't manage to play a game all year and didn't seem to care. I even tried to watch a different sport when I start to get the sweats (major league soccer), but couldn't get into it. Now they come back, all sweet talking, "we have rule changes baby, it will be more exciting, I swear it will be better this time." And hook, line, and sinker, I'm ready to take them back. Even considering NHL Center Ice. Shit.

Time to go listen to my three favorite hockey songs:
Rheostatics - Ballad of Wendel Clark
"so now we sit around on the couch and watch T.V.,
And we see Wendel leading the team. If god made Clark on the 7th day, He knew what He was doing if He did......If He did!"

Tragically Hip - 50 Mission Cap
"The last goal he ever scored won the Leafs the cup
They didn't win another until 1962 the year he was discovered"

Captain Tractor
- Frozen Puck to the Head
"Well they got married I swear it's the truth
The whole wedding party was missing a tooth
He went back to hockey but he's a defenseman instead
Love hit him like a frozen puck to the head"

Hey, the Captain have a new album, and Brock has a blog. Excellent!

Seventh Generation says no to Wal-Mart

The Seventh Generation line of eco-friendly cleaning products is expanding their market. They decided they didn't like Wal-Mart's practices, and went with Target instead. Not sure if that is a good thing... I seem to recall Target being labeled as a "red" company for their political contributions. Is it a good thing to perhaps go against your values and reach a larger audience through the mainstream, perhaps "converting" more people to your cause? I'm guessing the products will be cheaper there than at other outlets, maybe more people will buy them? I've been buying the Seventh Generation liquid laundry soap because that is what is available to me... I really REALLY hate that it is in a giant plastic jug... recyclable or not, it just seems environmentally counterproductive. However, their promo on the product states: "If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 100 oz. ultra petroleum-based liquid laundry detergent with our 100 oz. vegetable based product, we could save 200,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 11,400 U.S. homes for a year!" So perhaps if everyone, even the mainstream Target shopper, becomes just a tiny bit more mindful of what they are buying, we can do some good.

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