Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Why it's Always Best to Marry in a Church

In case you didn't think there could be a downside to a beach wedding:

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hello India!

We hope you enjoyed your brief visit to Anotherstinkingblog...

I've never aspired to having many people read this blog, as it's intended more for friends, but visitors are always welcome.

If you're in Goa, stop by the Literati Bookshop and Cafe for a good read and latte!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Scotch Whisky

The latest addition to my budding collection: Ballantine's 17 Years Old Scotch Whisky. Anj bought it for me on her way back from Chicago

Ballantine's 17 year old, a super premium brand with a deep complex flavour, which is regarded as THE Scotch whisky by consumers in the Far East. It offers the true connoisseur a classic and exceptional taste from its medium, creamy body that has a complex, vibrant and honeyed palate with hints of wood and smoke.
Not being a real connoisseur myself, I could only pick out the smokey quality... didn't quite nail the others. I found it quite smooth and enjoyable.

Lazy Monday Link has got to be one of the best sites on the web, and will soon be joining my link-button set to the right. Do you want to see Christopher Walken dancing in a video? Youtube. Exploding Whale? Youtube. Man Show Kid selling beer on the street? You get the point. Enjoy.

This is one of my favorite SNL Jeopardy sketches I found.

Friday, May 26, 2006



I was up late and being prompted to come to bed when I posted this previously, so I put up a pretty short post.

This last Wednesday saw the second season finale of LOST. I won't go into all kinds of detail, because you're either watching it, or you're not. If you are, you probably know more about the show than me, because I only tuned in near the end of first season; if you're not, then you'll always have the opportunity of catching it on DVD later.

I have to admit when I first heard about the show, the premise didn't grab me; I only ended up catching the bug when I sat through a show with my wife, who was already avidly watching. It was Hurley's story about how he first encountered the "numbers" and what they did to his life. I was pretty much hooked from that point on.

I enjoyed the season finale of LOST... It was riveting, and for every detail they offered up, they added to the mystery. We learn more about the "others," but not everything. We learned what happens when you stop pushing the damned button (and shut down/reset the "system"), but then again not exactly. It appeared to be a catastrophic electromagnetic anomaly (?), but we're not sure what exactly happened. We were given Desmond's back-story, but that only leads to more questions.

So what do I do in the meantime while I'm waiting for third season? Well, I've just upgraded to Flash 8 so that I could access the website for the Hanso foundation, a figment of the shows universe.

Are there any clues here? I'm dying to find out. From what little I've had time to peruse, it appears to allude to many aspects of the show, but as to whether it gives any details that could help one 'read ahead,' I don't know.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Use "Shit-B-Gone"... Fans Stay Clean!

A good article on why the Iranian threat to Israel could be considered overstated (h/t to Bigcitylib).

Regarding the bizarre turn of events in the media the other day, I might be inclined to cut the National Post the teensiest bit of slack over the whole debacle, if only because of the bizarre rhetoric that has been coming from the Iranian PM in the past year. Still, that's no excuse for shoddy journalism.

Putting on my tinfoil hat for a moment, I wonder if there was any possibility that this was an attempt at some kind of yellow press journalism? I know, that's a pretty far fetched idea, considering the wealth of sources for validating information. It didn't take long for yesterdays error by the post to be revealed a falsehood. Despite this, I still get the feeling that there are sources that are trying to lionize Iran.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

...but performed by bunnies.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Nuts... Sometimes I've got 'em.

It's been a while, but I managed to climb back into the standings in the Tire Poker Tour.

Last night I decided to mix up my strategy a bit; I'm not sure if it helped, but along with some good cards at key moments, I was able to take second place on the evening.

Twice I had to come back from low chip stack, but in this I wasn't alone, as four of the twelve of us did the same at some point.

The host of the evening fell victim to the host curse, only making it to third place on the evening, and having to wait for almost an hour while we played heads-up. This wasn't as bad as last months session though, when the host went all in before the flop against one other player; they both had pocket Aces, but after the river was dealt, the other guy had a flush. This happened early, and he spent the rest of the night watching hockey while we played poker.

Noteable hands: Three times I won with the same hand, 6,9 which I like to call "Big Lick." Twice I think I won on the stone cold bluff, but once they gave me two pair. What's really notable about this is that normally I throw that hand away without a second thought.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Strange Bedfellows, er...

If there's one thing nature loves, its mixing up that gene pool.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Public Service Announcement

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