Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The More you Know...

Last night a friend came over to hang out with Jen and I, and with him he brought a classic dietary staple of my college days.

The Little Caesar's 5 Dollar Pizza.

I haven't eaten one of these in years and years, mainly because Grande Prairie didn't have a Little Caesar's, and the one in Saskatoon isn't located anywhere close to my house. Back in Brandon though, I ate at least one of these week. When I lived with my roommate Matt Mavin, a Little Caesar's cook, it was almost nightly.

But you know what I realized? I don't know if Little Caesar's serves anything else besides $5 Pizzas and Crazy Bread. I assume they do, but it's simply never, ever, come up in conversation.

Nobody ever says "Hey, let's order pizza from Little Caesar's!" 

But here you go, this is the menu right here:

It's nothing spectacular, but now you know something new.

Oh, and by the way Little Caesar's, if you want to bribe me with some free pizza, I'm more than open to offers.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Hammelltime Letter Writing Extravaganza Update

It’s time for an update on the 50 Famous Canadians Project.

About a month ago my girlfriend’s computer had some hardware troubles and I could no longer access the master list of Famous Canadians that I had compiled. As a result, things stalled and I haven’t gotten back at it yet.

So I figured instead of mailing all 50 people at once, I might as well send out the 15 letters I’ve finished so far (that’s %30 of my list).

Here’s the result of 8 hours of writing + addressing letters, and applying $20 worth of stamps.

Now that I’ve got a new computer; I’ll be recovering all the files tomorrow and getting back on the horse post haste and returning to writing scads of letters. Fingers crossed, and I  should start getting letters back to show everyone in a few weeks!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Summer Movies

Since I’ve been incredibly lazy at updating my blog, it’s time for en masse update!

 I moved into a new house, and until a couple weeks ago, it was perfect. But then a heatwave rolled across the prairies, and my house turned into a sauna. I bought an air conditioner to cool down the bedroom, so everything is good in there, but everywhere else is as hot as can be.

To keep cool, my girlfriend and I have been spending a lot of time in air conditioned theatres. The summer movies have all started to migrate their way into poor-people theatres and I went to movies about 3 times over the past week’s period.

So I’m here to give you the poor-person review on movies that almost everyone has seen already!

First up,
 21 Jump Street.

A buddy cop comedy about two youthful looking officers out to bust a drug-ring in a highschool. Long story short, it was funny, but I didn’t find myself busting a gut like some people had suggested I might. If you have no other options and don’t want to think too hard about what you’re watching, I’d recommend it.

 Overall, I give 21 Jump Street a

The Hunger Games

A Teen novel sensation turned movie! It takes place in a dystopic future where there are two very distinct classes of people. The upperclass, and then everyone else. These folk struggle day-to-day in 12 different poverty stricken districts. Every year, from each district, two teenagers are sent to compete in “The Hunger Games;” A bloody arena death-match that takes place in a Truman Show style forest from which the carnage is broadcast around the country.

For the most part I really enjoyed this movie. I like that dystopian future movies are catching on, and I’m excited to see where this franchise goes. Although I could tell by a few scenes that this is a teen movie, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. If you don’t like gore, don’t see this movie. But if you’d like a flick with action and romance plus a bit of humour here and there, it's totally worth checking out!

Overall, I give the Hunger Games


 Finally, the last film on the list is also the most recently released,


 Mark Whalberg has a Teddy bear who, through the magic of a little boy's wish, came alive. Flash forward 27 years, and they’re both stuck in a childhood they never grew out of. They smoke dope all day, drink, and are generally irresponsible. If you boil this review down, it amounts to one question: Do you enjoy Seth Macfarlane's comedy? If not, you won't like this movie. But if you do, you’ll probably bust a gut. Mark Whalberg was hilarious in this!

Overall, I give Ted


And that’s about it, so far it’s been a great summer for the movies, and there’s a TON of great movies left to come out. Stay tuned, and I’ll actually be doing something one of these days a bit more interesting.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Who OK'd this Ad?

I spend all day on the internet just poking around here and there. Unlike most people I pay attention to sidebar ads, and sometimes read a little too deep into them. They range far and wide from mundane, to  scammy, to funny, the list goes on and on. One that's pretty standard are the t-shirt companies. Most of them all take the same approach: Sex appeal.

 You've seen these everywhere; It's just an attractive girl with a humourous shirt on. Simple and effective.

But over the past couple months I've noticed this one below in high rotation and it just kills me:

This chick looks like she wants to eat your soul. She's got that weirdly creepy smile, her eyes look like they belong to a flesh-eating zombie, the colour-cast is bizarre and unsettling, and her body is splayed out like a corpse. It's just plain creepy.

What art-director OK'd this ad? I get the heebie-jeebies every time I see this. I'll be scrolling along, reading about new movie releases and bam!

There she is, waiting for you to turn your back so she can rip your heart out and consume your soul.

In summary, Dear Road Kill Tshirts, change this ad. Please. You're creeping everyone out.