He sits on my desk at work and watches me type from behind my monitor. Although he’s prominently visible, many people don’t give him a second look. He’s my little guardian – a testament to who I was once and who I’ve continued to evolve and become.
This is Kurt Cobain in 12 inches of plastic glory. The outfit, pose and scenery (notice the gym floor he’s standing on) is from the epic anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the Nevermind album. Today marks the 20th anniversary of its release. With the anniversary comes a special collector’s edition of Nevermind. I’m not going to sit here and tell you what’s in the 20th special edition album. Nay nay. You can Google that. What I will tell you is about why that album is so special to me.
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Tags: Grunge, Nevermind 20th Anniversary, Nirvana, Nirvana Nevermind, Nirvana Nevermind 20th Anniversary, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Something In The Way, Stay Away
Starbuck is a feature film by director Ken Scott inspired by a true story of a bull (named Starbuck, duh) who fathered thousands of children through artificial insemination.
Cue David Wozniak (played by Patrick Huard) – he works a dead-end job as a meat delivery man, just found out his gf is pregnant, owes crazy amounts of money to some thugs, and finds out he’s fathered a few hundred children from his numerous sperm bank donations way back in the day (apparently he has strong swimmers).
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Tags: Diet Coke TIFF Contest, Patrick Huard, Starbuck, Starbuck Movie, Starbuck Movie Review, TIFF, TIFF 2011, Toronto International Film Festival
As many of you may have heard, I’m currently taking a night course through the Canadian Marketing Association to acquire a Digital Marketing certificate. w00t!
Now as many peeps have asked me, why are you taking classes long after university and post-grad has ended for you? Good question. Lemme start by saying – HEY! My post-secondary/post-graduate education was NOT that long ago!
Sorry I digress – the question was why am I still taking courses? Right…good question! In fact, while creating my study notes I may have asked myself the same question, mumbling it under my breath. In all honestly I love school *nerd alert*. I find it really stimulating, challenging and all around good fun (pending you’re taking courses you have interest in and now…let’s say…accounting). Here’s why I recommend everyone should take some continuing education courses during their lives long after they think they’ve finished school forever…
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Tags: Nerd Alert, postaweek2011, Stay In School
Wishing the Vancouver Canucks luck during game six of the Stanley Cup Finals. Hoping Luongo will get a chance to lift this bad boy soon – either this game or next.
Updated: Fair warning I did have a convo this am about my ideal Stanley Cup win which would be game seven in Vancouver so maybe the first part of game six is just trying to make that happen. I just didn’t picture it as 4-0 in the first five minutes of the first period!
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Tags: Boston Bruins, Game 6, Stanley Cup, Stanley Cup Finals 2011, Vancouver Canucks
*Forgive the formatting – written on an iPhone and will be updated shortly*
So I feel like I need to post this: Hotmail is down.
I can’t imagine the day one of the largest, free email engines with more than 50 million subscribers goes down….and yet here it is! Microsoft apparently took its Hotmail service offline so company technicians could fix a security hole exposing users’ email.
Gmail user? Bet you’re feeling pretty awesome right now, eh?
I too am a Gmail user. Even though my Hotmail address was created when I was 12 or so (and I’m actually embarrassed by it), I still don’t have the balls to shut her down. Why? Because it was my first email addy – even if it’s laughable. It’s also kind of my repository for things that remind me of being young while the Interweb was young.
- Free dial up using Altavista – Sure it showed ads at the bottom of your screen all day and kicked you offline every now and again, it was free!
- ICQ (aka I Seek You) – This great chat site was the original MSN Messenger. I still remember how short my ID was: 7 digits. What was yours?
- The dancing baby – a marvel of computer animation we sent around in emails over and over again. If you have to ask you ain’t hip.
- How about quizzes – Way before Facebook we had email quizzes that people actually filled out! I still have a fee from uni and they make me laugh every time I bust em out.
- Dial up sounds – Need I say more? I still curl up in fetal position when I hear them. Just awful.
- Netscape Navigator – This bad boy was THE browser of the time. I hated it…always. (Sorry dudes – it was infuriatingly annoying).
What are your favorite memories of a young Interwebs?
Double dog dare – post your Hotmail email addy/ICQ number. Show me your way back email addy…and maybe I’ll show you mine.
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Tags: Does Anyone Use Hotmail?, future of email, Gmail User, Hotmail, Hotmail Email Address, Hotmail is down, postaweek2011, The Young Internet