Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

All the best in the new year fellow bloggers!

Keep on being groovy...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What did you get for xmas?

I got a cold, diarrhea, projectile vomiting and menstrual cramps. Pretty much every orifice was flowing like Niagara Falls.

On the plus side, this is probably the first xmas where I've actually lost weight.

What did you score this year?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Originals vs Covers - Baby Got Back

OK! Third installment of 'Covers vs Originals' and another embarrassing confession: I like big butts! More accurately I love the song 'Baby Got Back' by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It's just one of those songs that makes me get up and dance and smile.

I do have the song... on cassette... but now, when the mood hits me, I just play the video on my laptop. And here it is:

This morning, on my latest 'Baby Got Back' google, I noticed a few different covers of this tune; a folk version, a metal version and a 'Gilbert and Sullivan' version. IMO, they were pretty dull but I did find a few that were more interesting.

This swanky one is by lounge lizard Richard Cheese (crap video quality) is pretty good:

Though I'm not a religious woman, I think the following, very modified, cover is amusing and well done. Here's 'Baby Got Book' by Dan 'Southpaw' Smith:

And when I was googling I found the following. It's not a cover of the song but just a fun way two people used it:

So there you are.

What song is your guilty pleasure?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6th

Twenty years ago today, Marc Lepine walked into the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and killed 14 women in his fight against feminism. An event referred to as the Montreal Massacre.

The above photo is a plaque in the gardens at Government House in Victoria, BC.

I remember that day very clearly. I first heard 'did you hear? there's been a shooting at a uni in Montreal? some nutjob with gun is killing students' comments from various people while at university. Back then there was no internet (very hard to imagine now!) and I had to wait until I got home to see some version of the following on the telly:

At that time in my life I was the same age as the women killed in Montreal, I was also, like them, a student at university and scarier still, one of my classes was feminist theory.

To hear that someone had gone to a university to kill as many women as he could and blame feminism for his actions was very frightening. For the first time in my relatively safe and sheltered life I truly felt personally threatened not really as a woman but as a woman who believed in social, political, economic, etc justice. I wondered how could anyone be so opposed to something so just and ethical? How could someone be so opposed that they kill?

Obviously, after twenty years of study, reflection, discussion, documentaries, lectures and books later, I have my answers. Ha! Truth is, I really only have a more theoretically complicated answers that just boil down to the same bewilderment I felt at age 21... some things in life are just truly fucked-up.

I haven't seen this film yet but this is a clip of the first 90 seconds of Polytechnique. Chilling.

Very chilling.

Saturday, December 5, 2009



Happy Blogiversary to my blog!

One whole year of typing about shit fuck all! :-)

It has been fun to shoot off my mouth, bitch about things and express various levels of fucked-up-ness. The real bonus however, as if I needed a further perk, ;-) has been meeting some very good and lovely people, :-) in addition to keeping up with bloggees who I knew before before they were bloggees; it has all been very, very sweet. And that's an example of a run-on sentence.

Now... how should I celebrate?

I owe a lot of blogs that I follow some visits and comments. Please forgive me; it's not lack of interest, it's a serious lack of oomph on my part. Sorry. :-/