Friday, November 04, 2005

My Eyes Beheld An Eerie Sight

This has been a horrible week – so fucking busy. I have three or four articles I’m in the middle of writing and I don’t know when they will get up on the site. Next week sometime I hope.

Anyways, this is absolutely amazing!

To celebrate the jaw-dropping level of insanity, I have added several of my favourite Mike Tyson quotes.

Can we get a pay-per-view match between Tyson and Ron Artest?

“[He] called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”

"I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him [Lennox Lewis]. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children."

"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined."

"One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like a infantile retard."

"I try to catch him right on the tip of the nose, because I try to push the bone into the brain."

[To a female reporter] "It's no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident about winning this fight. I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn't talk anymore... Unless you want to, you know."

"If I take this camera and put it in your face for 20 years, I don't know what you might be. You might be a homosexual if I put that camera on you since you were 13 years old. I've been on that camera since I was 13 years old."

"All praise is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him too."

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Death On Two Legs

I have no time to write, this is officially the longest working day of my life, I'm slowly turning into mush. I might be getting sick and I'm wondering if I'll ever see the surface of my desk...The only thing keeping me going is this album - There is no need to explain, the one - the only - - -

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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Cuff the Duke

Cuff the Duke is a little bit country, but oh no - not in that way. This tight little fourtet from "near" Toronto, espouses all the good in country and blends it seemlessly into a grinding, powerful and emotional cocktail of Rock and Roll. I have yet to see them live, but according to Chauncey they are "The greatest show he has seen in his life". Their sound is a harder Blue Rodeo/Skydiggers, they'd be a great back-up band for Ryan Adams, throw in some Sloan...Neil Young meets Johnny Cash? I hate describing music like this, but sometimes it helps, no doubt I'll hear a lot of corrections on my calls. Bottom line, download this album and watch out for "Ballad of a Lonely Construction Worker" an epic ballad that will get you drunk. When I do see these guys live I hope it's in Sudbury at the infamous Townhouse Tavern, I'll have a Jumbo bottle of the "numbers" in my hand and be stompin a hole in the plywood floor.



Cuff the Duke - Life Stories for Minimum Wage

Rock, Paper, Scissors Lessons Part One (with Video)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

NBA Starts Tonight!!!

Here are some great photos to celebrate the start of the NBA season:
The Phoenix Suns will fuck you up!

Dwight Howard discovers the truth is in the serum!

Mom, when I grow up I want to be just like AI!

There can only be one!

Nothing to do with basketball, but is this real?

Die, Sumomofo, Die!

Mom, when I grow up I want to be just like AI

No comment necessary

I Love This Game!

Avalon

In Celtic mythology, Avalon was the blissful other world, land of the dead. Described as an island, where land meets the sea is was the final resting place for heroes and legends, King Arthur for example, was believed to be taken to Avalon.
Mamoru Oshii's 2001 film of the same name was the directors first foray into the world of "live action" film. Perhaps best known for his ground breaking (in both visual intensity, and introspective content) anime films, including "Ghost in the Shell" (1995), Oshii is truly an artist.
"Avalon" is a portrayal of the dismal future, with a post-apocalyptic feel. In this future there is an underground virtual video game network surrounding a game so realistic, that it inevitably leads to death or brain damage for most people who play it. Forget drugs, this game is the escapism of choice for the youth. The game, Avalon, is an extremely advanced version of what we have today in "Halo-Online" and any other network multiplayer, first person shooter. The story follows Ash, a woman who was once part of the strongest fighting team in the game, as she goes back in to find a fallen comrade, who is trapped inside the virtual world. Her search takes us through the virtual world's landscapes and characters, enriched with symbolic meaning alluding to the Celtic Avalon myth. Sounds complicated? It is, but the stunning visuals and action sequences more than make up for the films cerebral headiness. It is a rare example of an action art film, which deals with several levels of reality, and existence (similar to the first Matrix), definitely worth checking out, but hard to find. Here is the trailer and website to pique your interests.If I could post the entire film I would, but what I do have is the soundtrack, which is equally amazing. Mostly epic instrumentals with the occasional operatic chant, this record is perfect for day dreaming, writing and anything else which requires musical stimulation and inspiration.


Avalon - Kenji Kawai (w/Choir of Poland)

Monday, October 31, 2005

In Case Nobody Saw It...

Urban Hunting Tips Pt. 3


Raccoons are probably the most vicious prey you will come across in the urban hunting environment. This is why I often use my sniping skills to hunt them down. The rifle I like best for these trips is my M40A1 sniper rifle with my custom Nightforce NXS 22x magnification scope which allows be to snipe all through the night. But it’s also important to bring a handgun with you in case one of those raccoons sneak up on you. I of course bring along my favourite 500 S&W Magnum Revolver.

Now, before you start a sniping mission, you always want to make sure to scope out the area first and maybe even bring up some supplies beforehand, so it won’t be as obvious on the day of. You’ll also want to check out the colour of the surface you’ll be sniping from and maybe even bring back a sample with you so you can pick out the right colour of burlap for your ghillie suit. Some people put their ghillie suit together before hand, but I prefer to bring the raw burlap up to the roof with me and tie the whole thing together while I sit up there, it gives a real feeling of authenticity to the mission. Here’s a picture I took of myself wearing one of my handmade ghillie suits.



I also have another suit I wear sometimes when I’m feeling like hand-to-hand combat. I call it “The Raccoon Killer”. It’s basically full metal body armor with a ghillie suit overtop, so I can be invisible to the raccoons but fully protected at the same time. The technique I use with this is to stand on a highly traveled raccoon pathway and wait for one of them to go by. (It also helps to spray on a little bit of wild raccoon scent… as you’ll be really close to them in this one) So once you see one approaching, wait until it’s right at your feet and then jump on it. But you don’t want to just randomly grab at it… you basically want to grab at the neck and try to choke it… and if that fails… well, this is where my Magnum comes in handy again.

But let’s get back to sniping. When it comes to shooting the raccoons it’s best to aim for the head and kill them immediately. This is important to remember because the dead animal will go into the death throws and “kick” itself off of the roof or tree where you’ve just shot it, saving you from climbing up and carrying it down later. And it’ll also keep their coat looking nice for use later in a coat or a hat.

Happy raccoon hunting!

By Dean Hardcore