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I don't know what made me think of it, but I had a revelation today that Psalty the singing songbook from videos I use to take from the church library looks remarkably like the California raisins from the commercials of old. 
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Watching the evening news tonight was a story on some athlete (I forget who) giving a inspirational speech to a group of children. He was speaking on overcoming challenges and getting to the olympics despite a brain injury. In a interview with a child, he thought the main challenge the speaker had to overcome was growing up in Saskatchewan. 
 
This morning I watched The Littlest Hobo for the first time in years. I decided that The Littlest Hobo is my hero. Not only did he push a man down an elevator shaft, he dropped a freaking crowbar on a mans head from several flights up. I have to say, this little piece of Canadiana almost brought a tear to my eye. Now wether that tear would have been caused by the bad acting or the storyline is still up for debate. I attempted to find a nifty picture of the dog, or the themesong to the show, but I wound up with something even better. I found a mash-up (sorry for the Glee term) of The Littlest Hobo theme and Lily Allen's Not Fair. Lilly Allen's lyrics aren't the most appropriate but if your able to look past a couple lines of the song, I think it's pretty good.

Art

11/20/2009

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I'm attempting to reignite my artistic side so here is a watercolour I did yesterday.  I kind of copied the bird from someone online, but I liked the style so.... whatevas. 
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Tonight while watching the news, it talked about individuals outsourcing their personal needs out to people in India. It's a woman in India's job to update this Canadian guy's facebook status. I was left speechless after that story.
 
My brother was recently looking for an Edmonton rapper when he stumbled across another by the name of Teddy Panache. When trying to find a YouTube video to send to a friend of a song he liked, he discovered that some scenes were shot in the gymnasium of my church. Turns out he is the son of a pastor at an affiliated church. Anyways, enjoy this awesome song.
 
I have an unconfirmed theory. It is that, contrary to the garbage they try to pass as music may have you believe, the Black Eyed Peas are trying to make the world a better place by education the children. How's that for a run on sentence? How are the BEPs teaching the children anything other than how to live an excessive lifestyle? Well lets focus on Fergie and her first album for a moment. In her song "Glamorous" the spelling of the word is repeated several times throughout the song, letter by letter. The use of repetition helps in ingraining the spelling of glamorous into the brain of any listener. Merely sounding out the word in the past has lead me astray several times, replacing the middle 'o' with an 'e', and I'm sure the difficult 'ous' ending must trip up some. No longer however thanks to Fergie. But she didn't stop there, and she even let Will i am in on the fun in her song Fergalicious. "I'm the F to the E, R, G, the I, the E" is in the song as learning the spelling of you teacher's name is very important. Later in the song Will chimes in with "T to the A, to the S-T-E-Y". Adding a new word to children's vocabulary is also important so they don't always stay with the same old simple words. The education theme continued into the BEP's latest album in the song "I Gotta Feeling". Late in the song the group chants the days of the week: "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday". What a fun and creative way to learn the days of the week! Thank you Black Eyed Peas for enriching your music with such valuable, essential skills.
 
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Smarties has introduced new, no artificial colouring for the tasty milk chocolate treat. It has come at a cost however, eliminating both the blue and green colour. I am saddened by this news, but to be honest with you, it's not going to change my life a whole lot, infact, probably not at all. I became suspect of the change when I noticed that I got neither blue or green in several "fun size" boxes (why do they call them fun size???) and did not receive any blue. It turns out blue "and subsequently green" are "proving very difficult to find a non artificial" version of. The reason behind the change is they are "addressing a consumer trend to healthier lifestyles..." But something tells me that the people who eat Smarties are not the ones concerned  about living out a healthier lifestyle. So it turns out that the fine people at Smarties are working hard to finding a blue and green colour for their Smarties, in the mean time we will just have to suck it up and eat our pink, red, orange, yellow, and everyone'd favourite brown.

 
Mother told me today that I was going to have the thickest facial hair of anyone in my family. She could tell. This is unfortunate as my facial hair is sparse at best at this point in my life. Unlike that kid in grade seven whose moustache could rival Tom Selleck's...
 
Due to globe trotting, irregular shift hours, and a broken digital camera I have had to resort to using my brother's old point and shoot film camera. I have no idea how to use it in the right way. ast time I used film my pictures all turned out grainy, fuzzy and generally bad. I hope to have a couple photos up soon (once I go and get them developed).