Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gluttenous Is Not A Good Enough Word

Source: Toronto Sun
And you thought you were feeling full after your holiday meals.


A New Jersey mother who is trying to become the fattest woman in the world sat down for a 30,000-calorie Christmas dinner over the weekend.

Donna Simpson ate for two straight hours, the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper reported.

She ate two 25-pound turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15 lbs. of potatoes, five loaves of bread, 5 lbs. of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and 20 lbs. of vegetables.

After that main course, Simpson also ate a "salad" of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies.

"I eat as much as I want, whenever I want, but at this time of year I really go all out," she told the newspaper.

She also told the U.K.'s Sunday Mirror, "People who feel guilty about eating are hilarious."
Simpson holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest mother and has said she wants to become the fattest woman in the world.

People can sign up and pay to watch her eat online. Her website says her favourite food is sushi.
This woman is beyond a glutton.  She doesn't even care that her actions are effecting her.  By the time it's too late she will have so many health problems or will be dead.  Does she really want to be remembered as the fat pig who ate herself to death?  That would be a terrible way to be remembered.

I like food as much as the next person, but even I wouldn't eat that much.  She is not setting a good example for her children.  She is telling her children that it's alright to over indulge, make yourself look like a pig, etc..  What is disturbing is that you can pay to watch her eat on her website.  On the people with that type of fetish would do that.  I wouldn't pay to watch her eat.

I wouldn't be proud to want to be the fattest person in the world.  The fact she wants to be in the Guiness Book of Records as the fattest person in the world is disturbing and sad.  People who look in the book will be looking at it with disgust and distain.  The fact is she doesn't care, but when she does care, it could be too late.

Ugh... she is beyond a glutton if that's possible.  To be honest, if I had no conscience and no will power like she does, then I too would gorge out like that. You have to know when to say enough is enough.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Big Bang Theory" And Christmas Gifts

I watched a Christmas episode of "The Big Bang Theory" on Christmas Eve when I came home from church and a nice cocktail party.  This episode made me think of some things.

For instance, you should try to know about someones practices and beliefs because then you would know if it's appropriate to give them a gift of some kind.  Especially if you consider this person a friend.  The character Sheldon doesn't believe in giving gifts.  I understand that the character Penny was doing a nice gestur, but she didn't know not to give Sheldon anything.  Would it have been better if she knews this?  In real life yes, but for the sake of the show and to make the episode better then no.  You shouldn't assume they celebrate Christmas or give gifts for that matter.  A lot of people celebrate Haunaka or Kwanza and it might not be in their customs to give gifts.  Penny, after finding this out, then says she won't give it to him.  But Sheldon replies by saying that he already seen the gift, so thus it must be given for which it was intended.

Now a question I bring to you is, with Sheldon and Penny being friends, wouldn't you think that they would know certain things about each because of said friendship?  Sure they might not be best friends, but you would at least think that they would know some stuff about them and not just the obvious stuff.  Another question I bring to you is, is it Sheldon's fault that he never told her to not worry about getting him a gift no matter what the cost because of his belief in not giving gifts?  The same can be said for Sheldon as he doesn't understand Penny and he gets a bunch of gifts.  Something to think about.

A second thing from the episode that got me thinking was that Penny didn't go out her way to get Sheldon a gift that cost any money.  Penny is a waitress and Leornard Nimoy who is famous for playing Spock in the original "Strek Trek" series dined at the restaurant she works at.  So Penny took the napkin Nimoy used to wipe his face with and got him to sign it and put "live long and prosper" on it as well.  Penny knew full well that Sheldon is Trekkie and would love this gift. Penny gives Sheldon the napkin wrapped up.  Sheldon is not aware about what is so special about the napkin.  Sheldon thinks it's just a napkin.  But Penny tells Sheldon to turn it over and sees that was used and sign by Leonard Nimoy.  This to him is a great gift as he almost cries.

Is the best gift of all getting something that cost nothing give?  Or is it better to give a gift that cost money?  Penny did know that Sheldon is a Trekkie and thus gave it to him because of knowing this.  Or was the reaction she got from him and what followed made giving it too him that much more special?

Finally, as you see in the minisode I linked to at the end of this post, Sheldon brought out all those gifts because earlier in the episode Sheldon feels obligated to buy a gift after Penny says she got him a gift.  Sheldon can't decide what to get to Penny and what size to get her of a gift.  So basically he bought multiple sizes of related items.

Does it necessarily matter that Sheldon needed get Penny a gift in return?  He felt obligated because of the fact Penny get him one. But on Penny's part, it was the thought that counted as we obviously.  Now does it matter the cost or the size of the gift?  You don't need to spend a whole lot or anything to feel as if you have given some which equaled the value of the one you are receiving.  Sheldon planned to have multiple presents ready for Penny so he could give her a present equal in value to the one she gave him.  Was this really necessary? My mom and stepdad didn't want anything for Christmas and they gave out some gifts.  Just because you give does not mean someone else has to return the favour and give you a gift back.  As I said, it's the thought that counts.  That's what Penny was going for and it showed by Sheldon's intitial reaction.

"Big Bang Theory" - Sheldon's Greatest Christmas - Minisode

Friday, December 24, 2010

Top Ten Traditional Christmas Songs

I gave you my list of top ten non-traditional Christmas songs.  Now I will run down my top favourite traditional Christmas songs.  These are the carols that have been sung for centuries and are known as "traditional" with messages of peace, love, hope, Christ, etc..  I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Carol of the Bell" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra is AMAZING!  You might recognize this from "Home Alone."  Check this metal version of it!



#9 - "O Come O Come Emanuel" by Joel Cathy and Colleen Ballinger featuring Wade Johnston
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Another YouTube collaboration which is a great version!



#8 - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Charlotte Church
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It was hard to find a version done by a lot of people.  So I chose Charlotte Church.  It's a great version in itself.



#7 - "Silent Night" by Andrea Bocelli
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Another great version of a classic Christmas carol by the one and only Andrea Bocelli.



#6 - "O Holy Night" by MercyMe
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A great version by a favourite Christian rock band of mine.



#5 - "The Holly And The Ivy" by Jim Brickman
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I couldn't find a good one with vocals I liked.  So I am using a very good piano instrumental version of it by Jim Brickman.



#4 - "Angels We Have Heard On High" by Andrea Bocelli
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This is an amazing version by an amazing operatic tenor singer in Andrea Bocelli.  The words I say would not be enough to express how awesome he is on this song.



#3 - "The First Noel" by Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men
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A unique pairing of Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men, but it worked for this classic traditional Christmas song.



#2 - "I Saw Three Ships" by Sting
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This is a great version by one of my favourite singer-songwriters and musicians.  His voice just makes it ace!



#1 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Pomplamoose featuring Wade Johnston
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A great version by a favourite talented duo of mine accompanied by an equally talented Wade Johnston.  They do this version in a different and unique way.




I seriously hope you enjoyed it because it took a bunch of searching and thinking to come up with this list.  If I don't post anything before Christmas, I just want to wish a safe and blessed Christmas.  Merry Christmas peeps!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Random Fact #3 - Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Jake "The Snake" Roberts never won a title in the WWF.  Even though he won titles elsewhere and was put in some good feuds in the WWF, he was never a title holder during his WWF stretch of his career or when he returned in the mid-90s for that matter.

Top Ten Non-Traditional Christmas Songs

I figured since we are in the Christmas season, I thought I would run down my top ten non-traditional Christmas songs of all-time as they currently are.  When I say non-traditional, I mean they are ones that are not ones like "Oh Holy Night," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and others I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney & Wings
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The tenth spot was hard to come up with.  But this a good one and makes number ten.



#9 - "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Less
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#8 - "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#7 - "Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill
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I'll admit that I'm not the biggest country music fan out there or Faith Hill fan for that matter, but this is a great song from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."



#6 - "White Christmas" by Dina Krall
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A great jazz version of this song.  Even though Bing Crosby does a great version of the song, Diana Krall is one of my favourite jazz artists!



#5 - "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" by Boney M
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I grew up listening to this song and it was on one of their Christmas albums that we had.



#4 - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Josh Groban
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Another song with so many versions, but I chose this one because of messages from the troops which just makes this version that much more unique.  Also, Josh Gorban is another favourite singer of mine.



#3 - "The Christmas Song" by Michael Buble
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There are also many versions of this song.  Even though I thought of posting the Diana Krall version, the Michael Buble version of this song is so soothing and jazzy.  It's a great vocal from one of my favourite singers.



#2 - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Coldplay
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There are many covers of this song and I chose this version by Coldplay as I liked the vocals Chris Martin did.



#1 - "My Favourite Time Of Year" by The Florin Street Band
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I found this one randomly on YouTube yesterday (Tuesday) and I was instantly blown away by the song and video.  This band did the song without the backing a record company and it did make onto the some charts in the UK.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Song of the Day #12

This is a crazy good Christmas song and video.  I found it randomly on YouTube and I'm glad I did.  It's by the Florin Street Band.  This Victorian-themed song and video was produced without record company backing.  Their goal with this song was to get a real Christmas song on the charts.  I'm not sure if they accomplished that goal.

"My Favourite Time Of The Year" by The Florin Street Band
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Retards Jump Off Roof Into A Table

I know I've posted it and I still find it stupid they did this, but here is infamous clip of two dumbasses jumping off a roof performing a professional wrestling move known the Kryptonite Krunch, Celtic Cross, or Air Raid.  Yes there was a big possibility for injury and they knew that, but they did it anyways.  Apparently the guys in the video are trained professionals, but I have a hard believing that.

The best part of the video is people asking if they are okay and what's wrong.  Of course they are okay and of course nothing is wrong...  They are just rolling around in pain because they want to sell
it.  Oh wait... it's just some yard tards being yard tards.  Yard tard is slang term for backyard wrestler.  I can respect someone who actually decides to get trained if they once were a backyard wrestler, but people who just do backyard wrestling with no desire to get trained, then I can't respect that especially the ones who do the ultraviolent, extreme, hardcore, and deathmatch styles of wrestling like it's cool to do so.  It's best left up to the people who actually have training.

Have a laugh at theses two dumbasses expense.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Don't Speak English - Joke

I heard this joke on the radio one day, so I thought I would share it with you.

There was a married couple in an airport in New York City wait for their flight back to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  They were dressed in parkas and boots.  There was another married couple who sees them and the wife says to her husband: "I wonder where they are going."  She asks her husband: "Why don't you go find out?"  Her husband replies: "You go find out because you want to know."  So she goes over to the couple, then goes back to her husband five minutes later.  Her husband asks: "So where are they are going?"  She replies: "I don't know, they don't speak English."

Saturday, December 04, 2010

"Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows"

"In this feature-length documentary, director Paul Jay was given unprecedented access to the world of Bret Hart and pro wrestling as his camera followed Bret "the Hitman" Hart for one year. Going behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling's spectacle and theatre, the film explores the meaning of today's wrestling morality plays. As fantasy crosses into real life, the true story of Bret Hart's struggle with Vince McMahon, the legendary owner of the WWF, is revealed. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows climaxes with the tale of the biggest double-cross in pro wrestling. "

This is a great documentary and I'm not just saying that because Bret Hart is my favourite wrestler of all-time.  At that time in wrestling you never got to see much of the real life backstage goings on.  It's something great to see.  Nowadays seeing what's going on backstage is something we don't think about because of the social networks and whatnot.  I highly recommend it regardless if you are a professional wrestling fan or not.

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"Viva La Vida" by Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi

I was asked many moons ago by Louis Cole to review a video of his and Genevieve Artadi.  I told him to put out some other videos and I would check them out.  Well I checked out some of his other stuff and I found their videosong cover of "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay.  It is an interesting cover to say the least.  This cover may not be to everyone's taste.  But it is different and I enjoy it.  They do speed it up, but that's that beauty of covering songs.  Covers are not meant to be true to the original.  Some don't like a cover and some do.  But I do like this one.  Louis Cole is a pretty bad ass drummer I may add.


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