July 31, 2008

What doth maketh the boy?

"A boy is a man in miniature, and though he may sometimes exhibit notable virtue, as well as characteristics that seem to be charming because they are childlike, he is also schemer, self-seeker, traitor, Judas, crook, and villain -- in short, a man. Oh, these autobiographies in which the writer postures and simpers as a David Copperfield or a Huck Finn! False, false as harlots' oaths!"

-- Robertson Davies as Dunstan 'Corky' Ramsay in Fifth Business

July 22, 2008

Don't you hate it when...

... people start their speech by saying, "I was just going to say that..."?

UGH! You ARE saying it, ya big idjit! If you were just going to say something, you wouldn't be saying it!


July 9, 2008

Must... smile...

I've just been introduced to a video that cannot help but make the viewer smile. I hear some people are suggesting -- and I can't help but agree with the sentiment, no matter how tongue in cheek it might be -- that the star of this video be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

July 3, 2008

A recent convert...

... I can't believe I didn't pick up on this before, but here's a podcast that is mandatory listening for anyone with even a passing interest in music or popular culture.