Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions

"For the sickness, that be spreadin with the quickness Remedies, cousin I be doin on my enemies Penalty, then I drink forties to they memories" - "Release Yo' Delf" by Method Man

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Parliament Hill...

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Star Wars: What Could Have Been

Check out this interesting treatment on the first three episodes of Star Wars, as given to comedian Patton Oswalt by his devoted "fan" Eric Blevins.

Star Wars: Episodes I,II, & III, by Eric Blevins

Monday, June 20, 2005

Live From WHY Studios In Whycogomah

Years ago, my father came into possession of a very interesting home recording. This tape was made by a man who, at least in the minds of a circle of select family members and friends, is now a minor celebrity and cult icon. His name was Dan Norman Cummings. This collection of folk songs and stories has been a hit at kitchen parties and late night get togethers for years now. This IS roots music like you have never heard before. It only takes a few listens of this tape to get the feeling that you know Dan Norman, like an old friend. Dan Norman had loved and lost as much as any man I have ever known. It is my pleasure and priviledge to share his knowledge and, ummm, unique musical gifts with you.

The Lost Tape Of Dan Norman Cummings

Make sure that you download all 21 parts of the tape, and try and listen to them in order, or you will not get the full Dan Norman experience.

Friday, June 17, 2005

My Site Shall Only Be Used For The Purposes Of Good

So I was checking my site statistics today, logging all of your IP addresses so that I can track you down and steal your identities, when I came across the most interesting thing. The following is what some curious little monkey typed into a search engine, which led them to my site:

"songs about drinking alcohol while driving"

Let me emphatically state that this site does not promote drinking and driving, and the person who was searching for songs about drinking and driving should be ashamed of themselves. This site may promote drinking, but that's as far as it goes...

A public service annoucement from Iain Gillis.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I Pity The Fool-ash, Who Don't Like Goulash!

Ah, goulash. Everybody has their own recipe for this heartiest of budget meals. Be assured that I am not referring to authentic Hungarian goulash, but to any random combo of meat, veggies, and cheese that fits in one pot-type goulash. My girlfriend and I have perfected the art of the goulash, and I will share with you now our battle-tested recipe.

Kathryn and Iain's Friggin' Wicked Goulash

- Ground chicken or turkey (or beef, or pork, or lamb, or soy-based products)
- Veggies (e.g. - onions, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and so forth)
- Pasta sauce (Whatever you happen to have. If the sauce is thin, you may want to thicken it with some tomato paste.)
- Spices (Use whatever you feel like. Our recipes always includes oregano, the lustiest of all spices.)
- Salt and pepper (If you don't have these, stop cooking. Order a pizza.)
- Cheese (Preferrably cheddar.)
- Bread crumbs
- Pasta (No linguini or spaghetti. Go for shorter pastas like penne, bow-ties or fusilli.)

1. Cook the ground meat until it is cooked. Simple, no?
2. Throw in whatever veggies and spices you have. Measurements here are not important. As long as you have faith in the goulash, the flavour will come. Cook this for a bit.
3. Chuck in the sauce. Mix well.
4. Cook the pasta. Drain the pasta.
5. Mix the cooked pasta with the meat/veggie mixture, and place into an oven-safe dish (or two if it won't fit in one).
6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
7. Cover the top of the goulash with grated cheese, then with the breadcrumbs. Not too much, just enough to lightly coat.
8. Shove it into the oven. Wait 15-20 minutes. Take out. Eat. Prepare to have a ton of leftovers.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

"I think the problem is that your RAM is overheating and causing your keyboard to crash, which is messing up your Internet..."

In honour of my glorious return to the world of technical support, here is an oldy, but a goody:

The Bastard Operator From Hell Archives

Be forewarned: much of the humour in these stories can get a bit "techie" (well, maybe more than a bit), but it's still pretty damn funny.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Attention Peoples Of Halifax (And Surrounding Area)

Get out the house for once, ya lazy bastards...

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Don't Call It A Comeback, I've Been Here For Years...


I haven't dropped off of the face of the Earth, I've just been getting situated at my new job. Once I become acclimated with my new laptop (well, it's new to me anyways), I'll start posting again. Until then, you'll have to do without my banal ranting and time-wasting links. Suck it up.

Peace. I'm out dis' bitch.