Canada Day!!

Hey, it’s almost Canada Day again.

There once was a time in my life when this day was the most important day in the year for me.
Way better than my birthday, halloween, and even christmas!!

But, I don’t think canada day has this importance to me anymore.
Not really sure what it is… maybe the fact that people never understood the importance of it to me.. or maybe.. just the fact… that really canada day means nothing…

Sure it’s fucken awesome that we live in canada, a country that allows us to be who we are and reach our goals… but… being ‘flag crazy’ seems just crazy to me now… canada is more than a flag… it’s ‘us’… it’s what we all believe.. and feel.. and participate in… it’s all around us everyday… the flag is just for the rest of the world.. so they can have a emblem that is canadian… we don’t need one… we can be proud of canada without the flag or the maple leaf… or as a matter of fact… beer.. and tim horton’s… relating canada to tim horton’s is just bullshit… fuck some stupid corporation.. who sells crap ass coffee to the 30 million of us everyday… and none of us really like timmies… we just go… kuz its there… its easy… and shit man… its hard to find coffee other than timmies… on campus alone.. there is something like 17 tim hortons… thats nuts!!! why not, ‘joe blow coffee shop’?? why the fuck does it have to be timmies… anyways… tomorrow is canada day… and show your pride tomorrow just as you should everyday!


Be Direct!

Well since the CBC ignored my email, I figured I would ask my Canadian Culture question to my local candidates. I sent it to Bev Shipley (CON), Rose-Marie Ur (LIB), and Kevin Blake (NDP). The first party to reply was the Liberals. However, they did not answer my question, and it wasn’t even Rose-Marie that replied. Here is the email:

“Could you give us your phone number so Rose-Marie can call you?”

I didn’t want an informal answer to be given to me over the phone, so I then replied with:

Hello again,

I would actually prefer a written response,
so I can compare the points one-to-one with the other candidates.

Thanks for your understanding.

The NDP still has not replied, maybe Kevin figures he is going to lose anyways, and his time would be better spent doing something other than representing the interests of his potential constituency.

And so, the only person to answer my email was Bev, my conservative candidate. Here is his response.

” If elected, what will the Conservative party do to ensure that our national public broadcaster, the CBC, will continue to speak for

Joe, I believe Canada needs to balance the need to promote and protect our unique culture in Canada with the need to support our artists in the reality of a 500 channel universe. A Conservative government will ask the Auditor General to review all granting programs, arm’s-length organizations and Crown corporations to ensure value for money. We are interested in funding artists and strengthening our Canadian identity, not bureaucracies.

The CBC, because it is a public corporation, is good to have because it can provide unbiased opinion, educational, and documentary programs and also allows the promotion of Canadian arts and culture. I believe that this is an important service and we must maintain the Canadian content. As a businessman, I also agree that every corporation needs to be accountable in its spending and business practices so that they meet the requirements under the Auditor General.

Thanks for your inquiry, and I would appreciate your support on June 28.
Bev Shipley

—– Original Message —–
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:09 AM
Subject: Canadian Culture


I just have a quick question to ask you:

Realizing that it is important to Canadian?s that our unique culture
and identity is appreciated, shared and continually strengthened.
If elected, what will the Conservative party do to ensure that our
national public broadcaster, the CBC, will continue to speak for

The strengthening of Canadian culture is very important to me,
and I fear that Canadian culture will largely be ignored if you are
elected. I am not really looking for numbers in your response, but
simply on how you feel and how your party feels regarding the CBC,
and other general culture issues such as Canadian content laws, effects of foreign media ownership, etc.

I look forward to your response.

So, is it better to vote for a guy who will listen to my concerns and reply to them? Or simply vote based on my values and ideals? Like everyone says “It doesn’t matter what they say, they are lie anyways!” So…. hmmm… there is still time let’s see if anyone else still replies… but I can’t hide the fact that I am impressed with Bev’s ‘respect’ towards me as a concerned citizen (even though the conservatives will HURT canadian culture more than any other party.


ohh yeah

today was my convocation, and now i have officially been ‘admitted’.
good times ahead, i can feel it.


tiki girls

well, i watched ‘a guy thing’ for the 286th time… and it is still awesome.
only if i could meet julia stiles, and get her to do her tiki girl performance for me 🙂


no news

well.. no word from CBC yet, I guess they didn’t like my question. fuckers.

ohh well, i don’t really have much to say today…
lifes been pretty good lately, and i seem to be getting organized here…

i think its the fact grad is on tuesday… and i am all grown up now, for real.


The National

Tonight on the National they had a “Your Turn with Jack Layton”.
This was the first of 3 of these “Your Turn” specials dedicated to get Canadians asking the leaders questions.

During the broadcast Peter had asked for Canadians to send their questions for the other leaders (well just Paul and Stephen)

So here is the the question I sent.

Realizing that it is important to Canadian’s that our unique culture
and identity is appreciated, shared and continually strengthened.
If elected, what will the Conservative party do to ensure that our
national public broadcaster, the CBC, will continue to speak for Canadians?

Now, I just have to wait for the CBC to reply….
I’ll keep you posted….

Red and Grey and Grey!

Well here?s the new theme.
It?s red and grey and grey as you may be able to see.
I hope you like it, but feel free to leave your comments.

I have also set the official time of this site to EDT.
(hence the close time proximity to my last post 😛 )
This is mainly due to the fact UTC/GMT always confuses me.



Well I am trying to figure out how to ‘theme’ wordpress right now… I am the problem lies in the fact that I don’t want to edit code, I simply want to find a nice template and apply it…

so say tuned…


Hello All,

This is
The goal of this site is to express my thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding all topics that interest me.

Some of these topics will be media issues, Canadian identity, voter apathy, the cult of mac, music, etc…

I look forward to using this site as an outlet for my brain, and I hope many of you can enjoy and engage in this content.

Kindest regards,

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