Archive for January, 2008

Krankor’s AccuWeather Watch: Terror on the Tundra, Day 2

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

-30° C, but -42° C with wind-chill. My Toyota Echo will actually start in this weather without plugging in the block-heater. Oh sure, it bitches at me and makes me well aware of the indignity it imagines it is suffering, but it will start reliably to about -38° C. The power doors on our mini-van […]

-41° C

Monday, January 28th, 2008

It’s cold out today. -32° Celsius* before factoring in the windchill, which nudges the mercury down to -41°. Tomorrow it’s projected to be -39° without windchill. People sometimes tell me they could never live in Edmonton because the weather is so bad, and I’ve been telling them that the last five years or so have […]

Worst movies I’ve seen in a theatre…

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

In no particular order: Gymkata Disorderlies Weekend at Bernie’s II Earth Girls are Easy

Turkish Star Trek

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfhbdwix6o[/youtube] As unlikely as it seems, I bet Gene Roddenberry made money off this somehow.

Scientology orientation video

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

It will probably be pulled down very soon, but go here for great hilarity while it lasts. There’s some damn fine narration copy in this thing. This is how it starts: We have done this film to help you understand what Scientology is, and assist you to get around to avail yourself of it, and […]

“Cheeto-erotic Asphyxiation”

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

This is extremely childish, but oh how it made me laugh. Via Sadly, No!

Old timey baseball

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I read somewhere — a Bill James book, I think — that Carl Hubbell was a submariner, practically throwing underhand. Turns out that isn’t accurate: [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=UBkvE9bS0bU[/youtube] Christy Mathewson. Doesn’t look like he threw very hard, does it? [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=1mASnW4YVXU[/youtube] This one is awesome. The great Satchel Paige: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyvYLCXLkms&NR=1[/youtube] Walter Johnson threw sidearm? For some reason I […]

Rescued from an earlier blog: What car chase show are you watching?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Incredibly, American infotainment networks like TLC seem to have run out of domestic car-chase footage to recycle endlessly in between screenings of “Tornado Disaster”, “When Tornados Attack”, and “Trailer-Park Death Watch: Tornados in Our Midst”. How else can you explain the recent spate of traffic surveilance footage from the United Kingdom that has begun to […]

Security through obscurity…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Now where did I leave my keys?

First post of 2008

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

I’ll still be writing “2007” on rubber cheques for weeks to come.