Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Once again the MSM misses the real story. They're falling all over themselves about the "plan" to help Stephen Harper get rid of fifteen pounds of ugly fat. Meanwhile, the implications of having the Son of God actively seek to play tetherball with the PM's head goes completely unobsereved.
You want the truth? Here it is. Couldn't be any clearer:
Jesus is evil.
Seriously. Think about it. I mean, he planned to cut off the Prime Minister of Canada's head! And that's just for starters. Look at the guy next to him -- clearly some kind of minion. Note how he looks to his master for guidance. He knows the harsh punishment which will be his should he fail to fulfill his master's will. It's also interesting to note that Jesus is so evil that he can't be captured on film. Doubtless, the poor artist who hastily sketched this (on *gasp* 6/6/06) was afflicted by a crippling palsy of the fingers the night after he drew this.
You see? This is the kind of thing the public has a right to know! How long until the media gets it?
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Somone -- maybe it was Ezra Pound, maybe it was James Kunstler -- said "ugliness is entropy made visibe". Doesn't matter. People say lots of things. That's just one example.
Anyway, whoever said it, he or she was wrong. Some things are just born ugly -- maybe by accident, maybe by design. Again, doesn't matter. Point I'm trying to make is new things can be ugly too.
Which brings me to my new word: barfitecture.
Apparently, I'm not the first person to think of the term, but it popped into my head unbidden as I was strolling the grounds of my old alma mater on the weekend.
Seems they've been doing a litte remodelling on campus. Here's what they've come up with. It's a monstrous edifice that immediately summons your attention from literally any vantage. The picture here? That's the best angle it's got. To experience the full horror, you have to see it from across the river. Or from the bridge. Or from River Road heading north. Or south.
I don't know what this building's for, but I can't imagine what could possibly take place inside of this structure for it to in any way reflect, echo, or in any other way relate to it's hideous form.
"Alright class, in today's lecture we'll be taking Ikea furniture and turning it inside-out."
"I'm sorry Professor, but isn't this big ugly box-making 101?"
"Oh, I'm afraid you're in the wrong lecture theatre. You need to go down the hall and it's the first left after Professor Kitchen's advanced seminar in aesthetics for the blind..."
The picture doesn't truly capture the proper hue of the building either. Apparently, they want to pass it off as earth-tone ochre in the promotional images they send out. In reality, it's more of a yellow...baby-barf yellow I'll call it, since I saw a picture that amusingly captures the shade.
Seriously, buildings take a long time to build, don't they? Is it even imaginable that it wasn't deliberately planned from the outset for this horrible, horrible building to look so bad? Did the architect manage conceal a crippling drinking problem when he got the contract? Was the building constructed in secrecy? Under a tent or possibly a large sheet? How could anyone not have seen what was being erected on the campus grounds and not have tried to put a stop to it?
I wonder how the meeting went when the builder announced that he/she was finished.
"Uhhh, you're done? Really? Holy shit...what the hell do you call this thing?
"(pause, jazz hands)...The Aristocrats!"
Thursday, May 18, 2006
I did a Google search and no one's ever used it before. It's so...so pure. So elegant. So simple. I lurve it. And it's mine. All mine. So remember, if you didn't see it here first, someone else did.
I love it because it captures a common, everyday social phenonon which had heretofor gone without a name. Now, we'll know what to call it when a line manager puts his staff to work on a useless project designed to impress his/her boss's boss. Or when a co-worker exploits the single tiny operational detail entrusted to him or her to bring the team to a halt at every decision-point, we can now describe that type of behaviour.
*Gasp* It's a perfect adjective to describe Stephen Harper's minority government! Gee. Well gosh, I had no idea I was performing such a valuable public service...I guess it was worth the two month wait since my last entry.
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Hooray! It's my second post!
It's been a long road to get here, so now that I've arrived I thought I might deserve a moment to regroup and chill out a little. Lay off a little on the serious shit, y'know? Get a little personal.
Back when I was still on my first post (it was brilliant by the way, you should read it), I wasn't really sure this whole blog thing was for me. I'm really more of a forum person. And the thing is, I've never really thought of myself as a "blogger". "Nice to meet you Kierk, whatta you do?" "Well...I'm a blogger." "A booger?" "No, a BLOGger--as in web log." "You have a wet log?"
You see the type of shit I have to put up with? Who the hell has time for a blog?
I also thought that people who have blogs must have important things to say. Terribly, impressively Important Things. But then one of my friends Sheena got a blog and I found out that this wasn't true at all. So I checked it out and *bam!* all of a sudden I'm in it up to my second post! Who'd thunk it'd lead this far?
It's hard to see what's next on the horizon. Three, maybe four posts?. Five possibly, if my luck holds out and the winds are in my favour. A bold adventure, being a blogger. A labour of love, a task for those of fierce heart and adamant conviction!
But now is not the time to fret over the work ahead. Now is the time for celebrating milestones!