Saturday, February 27, 2010

what the hell has happened to....

this blog? john used to be good for one a week, but now it's like he just wants to sit and drink all the time...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I am delaying coming back...

mainly because I am scared of running into despondent Canadian hockey fans.

Be there in a few weeks, after all the furor has died down.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Njoku scam

Hello ....

With all due respect, my name is Mr. William Njoku. I am 52yrs old, I am the Director In charge of Wire Transfer through Key Tested Telex (K.T.T), and wire transfer bank to bank (swift system) of NATIONAL BANK FOR INDUSTRIES, LOME TOGO. My department is in charge of all the Foreign Remittance and operational software that is to be undertaken by our bank. On a routine inspection I discovered a dormant domiciliary account with a BAL. of US$4.5 (Four Million, Five Hundred Thousand dollars) belonging to late Mr. ........, from your country.

On further discreet investigation, I also discovered that the account holder and his family all lost their lives in plane crash in a village called Adjarra near Porto Novou after taken off from Cotonou in Benin Republic where they went for a Concert .

For more on the plane crash log on to

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for some time now i seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$4,500,000.00 dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. I have all the necessary legal information / Documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. And these I must do to make sure that this fund is not wasted or end up in the wrong hands.

All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I am waiting your urgent reply. Please you can reach me through my private email address as indicated. And also be in mind that this transaction should be kept secret and confidential.

Thanks for understanding , waiting to hear from you urgently for more updates.


Thanks and God bless you,

Mr.William Njoku.

International Remittance Unit,

National Bank For Industries,

Lome Togo.


Private Email:

Where do these freakin people come from.......

Tuesday, Wednesday .................

Friday, February 12, 2010

Drunkest Towns in America

1.) Fresno, CA F
2.) Reno, NV F
3.) Billings, MT F
4.) Riverside, CA F
5.) Austin, TX F
6.) St. Louis, MO F
7.) San Antonio, TX F
8.) Lubbock, TX F
9.) Tucson, AZ F
10.) Bakersfield, CA F

Not coincidentally, the drunkest town in Taiwan is

1. The Crossroads

Saturday, February 06, 2010

North Korean Dwarf

No joke. I think I posted the photo of this guy "celebrating" his return to his motherland with arms in the air...I hope he and his family survived.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Hitchens on NK

"...a North Korean is on average six inches shorter than a South Korean."

A Nation of Racist Dwarfs

Monday, February 01, 2010

Some Concert Reviews, way post facto

Well here I am, firmly entrenched in bar studying. Phrases like "Holder in Due Course" and "Bona Fide Purchaser" dominate my existence, but not right now. Now I'm taking a brief moment to reflect on the shows I've seen in the past year.

Neil Young (Lethbridge, Alberta): Still can rock it out, though his voice has lost a bit. Hard to beat hearing Four Strong Winds when you're kicking it on the prairies. Unfortunately, this show was so overshadowed by the following night's performance by Leonard Cohen that I sometimes forget I was even there.

Leonard Cohen (Calgary, Alberta): I don't care whether you like his music or not. When a 76 year old man comes dancing onto stage, plays for over 3 hours, and captivates an entire theatre to the point where nobody wants to leave, it says something. Without question the best show I've ever seen. Who by Fire was probably the my favorite tune of the evening, but there really wasn't a bad one. There were probably ten standing ovations at various points. The fact it was a concert hall instead of an arena made it even better.

Laura Viers (Seattle, Washington): Laura puts on a decent enough show; the real problem was the venue (the Crocodile). Got there at 8, no chairs, stood around through a couple of opening acts until she finally appeared for a measly one hour. Most of the stuff she played was off of her July Flames album (new) and was decent, but man, I was just tired of standing. They did play Cohen's Songs album during the intermissions, so that was cool.

Lyle Lovett (Missoula, Montana): Lyle was performing as trio at a renovated opera house. GA seating, so my parents and I walked up ten minutes before the show and somehow managed to get into the third row. Lyle is comical as always, calls out pot smokers, and tells crying babies to act their age. Best song of the night was probably his version of Friend of the Devil, though North Dakota and Penguins were great, too.

Steve Earle (Missoula, Montana): If I wanted to see a Townes Van Zandt concert, I would rent a DVD. If you're adding something new to the song, fine. If you're just trying to introduce people to Townes, fine -- do it in one song. You're not Sarah McGlaughlin, I don't need to hear your voice that bad.

Taj Mahal (Missoula, Montana): Outstanding, but I don't reckon there a lot of fans on this sight, so I'll pass on any more detail.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Missoula, Montana): If you ever get a chance, just go. Trust me and thank me later.