Author Archives: hendersun

Don’t do drugs if you want to be a Rockstar

A father in Toronto has posted his 15-year-old son Isaac’s Christmas present on eBay after coming home and catching Isaac and his friends enjoying a little wacky tobaccy.  The gift in question is this year’s “must have” item, none other than Guitar Hero III.  You can read more into the story at the auction page found here.

On the one hand, I don’t think catching his teenage son smoking weed in the backyard was a big deal, but at the same time, in this age of super-consumerism and spoiled children, the father has chosen a creative and attention-grabbing punishment.  If this was Rock Band, however, I don’t know if I’d feel the same way…

gh3.jpeg

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under consumerism, ebay, Guitar Hero III, Guitar Queero, parenting, Rock Band, wacky tobaccy, weed

Gotta Catch ’em All!

vancouver_mascots_400.jpeg

Pictured above are the 3 mascots for the 2010 Olympic games taking place in Vancouver. 

“Quatchi is a young sasquatch with a long brown beard and blue earmuffs, while Miga is a snowboarding sea-bear — part killer whale and part kermode bear.

And Sumi is a spirit animal that flies with the wings of a native thunderbird.” 

Makes sense.  I can’t help but wonder if the design of these little woodland critters was somehow influenced by either the proximity of Vancouver to Japan, or by the large amounts of good cannibus I hear is available in the area.  Either way, we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the coming years here in Canada so we’d better get used to Quatchi and the gang.

At least this is better than this random thing our neighbours to the south had for the 1996 games:

 clo_51_large1.jpg

1 Comment

Filed under Atlanta, Japanimation, Olympics, pikachu, pokemon, samsquanch, Vancouver

Tartan Tragedy

Yesterday Scotland played Italy in a key Euro 2008 qualifier.  All the Scots needed to do was tie and they made it in to the tournament.  Italy scored first and started to just sit back and defend like they always do.  Normally, one would just about give up on the opponent having a chance against the Italians, but Scotland was playing well and scored in the 65th minute.  The crowd was going absolutely crazy anticipating their first trip to a major tournament in ten years.  All they had to was play out the last 25 minutes for a tie, and it seemed like this was going to be the case.  Then, in the 90th minute, this happened: 

I think Italy is again becoming my most hated team as Ronaldo, Nani, and their ludicrous stepovers are cooling my disdain towards the diving/arguing masters, the Portuguese. 

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized