Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wanna Fight?

Create your own personalized game.
Via Ursi

Only in Canada, you say? Pity.

I'll have what he's having. On second thought, maybe not
The Sourdough Saloon is most famous for a drink far more lurid than beer: its “sourtoe cocktails” are the drink of choice, garnished with a genuine severed human toe.

Via The Jive

Friday, June 29, 2007

Science Songs

New Scientist
"With the help of you, lovely reader, we would like to solve one of science's most intractable problems - one that is more controversial than the existence of dark matter, more pressing than global warming - namely: What are the top 10 science pop songs?"

Max's Toy Monster Has a Martini

Turn up the jazz and pour one for me, too, bartender - it's been a long week.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

These are the faces of my childhood

Vignettes of life in a Montréal working-class district, this film offers a host of impressions, from dawn to midnight, on the day school opens. A mother fussing over children, a father's enforced idleness, teenage boys clowning, young lovers dallying--the unposed quality of life.

We in Lachine thought we were one step up from St. Henri. We weren't. This was a great documentary.

Smells Like Old Spice

Are you ready? Today the Spice Girls will formally announce their reunion at a press conference at the O2 Arena. There will be a string of high-profile shows on different continents and a Greatest Hits album, including new songs that they have recently recorded.

The Optics Are Horrible

Why does the Ontario environment minister's family of four (two of them infants) have four vehicles – a Ford Escape hybrid, a Volvo SUV, a Mercedes and a Porsche? A fine example that is!
Her neighbours are incensed by her plans for an unsightly monster garage to house them. Doesn't she know there's an election coming up?

Truck hotel

It's the perfect hotel - one where the scenery changes every day, without you having to move a muscle.
Via Been/Seen

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I swear I'd kill for one of these!

Look at This

The essential 1000 films

Well over a century has passed since the Lumière brothers frightened the life out of Parisians with The Arrival of a Train at a Station, and well over a million titles have since been recorded. The Guardian has chosen what it considers to be the 1000 films to see before you die.

Oh, and quizzes too!

This Day Does Not Bode Well For Me

Gemini (May 21 — June 21

Your greatest challenge is not how to achieve something that is vitally important, but rather how to convince someone that you haven't lost your mind.
Spend some quality time with that person to alleviate any doubts concerning your sanity.

Who I'd vote for if I were a US voter

Hmm, looks like I may lean to the left. Quel surprise! Duncan Hunter got cut off, but who cares? Apparently he'd be the last person I'd vote for, whoever he is. Selectors

Via Exploding Aardvark

Monday, June 25, 2007

If Only Photoshop Worked Like This In Real Life

Pimp your wife
Shouldn't that be pimp your wife's photo?

Via Dark Roasted Blend

Hello Kitty Hell Test

Back in April I took you to Hello Kitty Hell. Now you can take test your own hellokitty mettle.

B.A.'s Weblog

Hues of huge proportions

CN Tower takes on a new look
Over the past week, the CN Tower has been testing its new $2.5 million lighting system after dusk. Ribbons of colour have spilled down the 553-metre-tall structure, ebbing and flowing like water.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Dior Exhibit

Dior: 60 Colorful Years is an exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, Dior's childhood home. I am clueless about current fashion but I do love looking at vintage classics. This show really appeals to me because it is held in a beautiful setting with a stunning artist's garden and I do love France. The show is on until September 21.

Read more at Groupe LVMH

Friday, June 22, 2007


I deleted the album on Picasa Web that contained all my Nag on the Lake photos. Now they have disappeared from my blog as well. Anyone know how to get them back other than one-by-one?

Oh never mind. Only the last few months got deleted. I went back and added the photos again when I could and ruthlessly deleted the rest of the posts. Luckily I still have my doberdoodle photo - the vast majority of my googlers are looking for it. The rest, mostly Europeans, are looking for granny pee (I swear).


Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.

Via Notcot

Hockey Stick Chair

The Sens choked but we can still celebrate hockey thanks to The CANADIAN DESIGN RESOURCE


Recipes inspired by your favourite films

Mangiare Bene - Cinema and Co.:
Love for cooking takes us into the fantasy world.
Many stories and film characters, come alive thanks to the magical atmosphere created by the preparation of certain recipes
Bridget's birthday's partyBridget Jones
Barcelona saladAll about my mother
Chabela tartLike water for chocolate
Cheeseburger De LuxeErin Bronckovich
Caviar on toastTitanic
Cheese souffléSabrina
Duck with orange sauceBabe
Fish in white wine with mushroomsOut of Africa
Fried green tomatoesWhistle stop café
Garnished fishYou’ve got mail
Fried prawnsThe old man who read love stories
Knickerbockers GloryTea with Mussolini
Le chocolat chaud Merci pour le chocolat
MeringuitosBuena Vista Social Club
Poetic spaghettiThe postman
Pizzaiola escalopesForget Paris
Poetic spaghettiThe postman
Pizzaiola escalopesForget Paris
Professor Nash sandwichA beautiful mind
Quails "Gosford Park" styleGosford Park
Shrimp CocktailThe Blues Brothers
Snails à la bourguignonnePretty Woman
Spelt soupGladiator
SushiBlade runner
Timpano of macaroniBig Night
Tara muffinsGone with the wind
Tuna creamCasablanca
Vegetable picklesSliding doors

I'm not hungry any more

eat your heart out dinner plate:
The plate says it all!

This is a cream colored restaurant style ceramic plate that has been refired to 1945 degrees with a handmade heart image and saying that are now fused into the glaze.

eat your heart out dinner plate

Thursday, June 21, 2007

What Breed of Liberal Are You?

No surprises here.
Liberal Quiz
Via Grow a Brain
How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Peace Patroller , also known as an anti-war liberal or hippie. You believe in stopping American imperial conquest and supporting our troops by bringing them home.

Don't read these at bedtime

Russian Scary Books for Naughty Kids
These books were meant to teach kids how to behave by scaring the living daylights out of them. Here are a couple of examples:

“You’ll fall deep inside a hole
if you don’t obey to your mom”

“If you plan not to listen to father
wild black cats would scratch your brother

russian book for misbehaving 1

Parental Guidance Suggested

What's My Blog Rated?
What's My Blog Rated? From Mingle2 - Free Online Dating

Apparently I used the word semen 3 times and crap once. Well excuuuse me. As if any kids are reading The Nag anyhow.

Thanks Beancounters.