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  • Normand Bissonnette 7:46 pm on July 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Jean Francois Xavier Charles Bissonnette Rest in Peace 

    At 9:04 pm July 18th my father past away. I will miss him. I love you Dad.

  • Normand Bissonnette 8:28 am on July 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Ipod do you? 

    Last week I purchase an Ipod video. I must say at the beginning of the Ipod craze I was a nay sayer. I liked, and still do, my Sony MD player but I like it less that the new sparkling 30 GB Ipod.

    In the last couple of dayIPODs people have told me to beware or thunder showers and I have read and seen a few reports on the fact that if you are using an Ipod in a thunder shower you might get hit by lightning. See here for an example of the articles filling up the tech news everywhere. They all quote a story of a British Colombia man that was hit in 2005.

    In the article the talk about tracking 13 such incidents. They say it is dangerous. Now lets get back to reality. I’ll give you a few numbers. From 2004 to April 2007 there have been 100 000 000 Ipod sold (Click here for source). 13 cases of lightning strikes. Now I guess is the time to mention that the article also mention cells so the 13 cases will be divided by two, and to make it fair I’ll round up. Seven cases of lightning strikes on Ipod users! Let’s do the math shall we? We Ipod users have 1 chance in 14 285 714 to get stricken by lightning in a thunder storm. I think the story is a bit overblown, don’t you?

    There are 70 people hit by lightning a year in the US (Source), I would like to know if all of them had Ipods or cells on them. I bet most of them had watches, so don’t wear a watch in a thunder storm!

    I have a rule that I live by: don’t go outside when there is a thunder storm. That is it for this rant.

  • Normand Bissonnette 4:30 pm on July 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    When the Shit Hits the Fan 

    “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” – Newton’s Third Law of Motion. This is also my law on how to threat people around you. In other word if someone threats you fairly, act in the same way towards them. If they are idiots you are allowed to threat them as such. This is pretty much the same as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth from the Bible.

    As you already know from a previous post my father is dying from myelodysplasia and he is not well. This disease is affecting the whole family. I, for one, am very stressed and I am afraid that my breaking point is nearing in great strides and I hope I do do anything stupid. My parents neighbor, lets call him “Idiot” to protect his privacy, is an Idiot with a capitol I. For the last couple of years Mr. Idiot has been avoiding my parents like the plague, previous to this he would help them out with menial work around the house and my parents would pay him fairly. Every year they would give him Christmas presents, my mom would go check on his mother, which sadly past away about 2 years ago. Everything changed when another neighbor bought a piece of land adjoining Idiot and his brother, Moron (again to protect his moronic identity). Moron waged a battle of words with the other neighbor and he said a bold faced lie and my mother being the good citizen that she is contradicted him. Since then Idiot and Moron have stop speaking and even looking at the whole family. The only time some thing is said is when Idiot yells at my mother, for driving to fast, or the dog for wondering on his yard.

    Today just before I left to come back home, Idiot, yelled at the dog. I was in a bad mood and livid. When I drove by his house I floored itCrapper and sprayed his house with rocks, damn it felt good. Whilst I was driving home I felt bad for doing it, another mood swing, I also felt bed for my parents because they would probably pay for my stupidity. When I got home, I called my parents and told them what I did and how I felt bad doing it. My mom told me that Idiot wasn’t yelling at the dog, he was yelling because his crapper fell trough the floor into the basement.
    There is a french Canadian saying: Le bon Dieu t’a punit, Which basically translates to you are punished by the good God. I think that his toilet going though the floor is just punishment for the way he as been and is acting and I hope that my punishment is in a milder form. One thing in my defence is that I truly feel bad for what I did.

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