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  • Normand Bissonnette 7:55 pm on September 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Birthday Gift? 

    I don’t know what kind of trouble I’ll be in after writing this but here goes anyway. Tomorrow is my brothers birthday,cake he’ll always be older then I, hey, hey, hey. He is getting something really special for his birthday and I’m pretty sure you can’t guess what it is? I’m sure with that build up you can’t wait to find out what it is. I’m not sure if I should say it or not.

    While I decide if I write it or not, let’s talk entertainment. I’ve watched the premiere of Chuck, Journeyman, Heroes, CSI: Miami, Cane, House, The Unit and Reaper. I sort of like Chuck and Reaper as “turn off your brain” and just watch entertainment. CSI: Miami is always the same, David Carusoe never looking at anybody in the eyes. House is still getting and keeping my attention. The Unit is still as bad as it ever was. Heroes is the same over the top show we expect. Cane has that Dynasty/Dallas feel to it but with the murder in the first show will get me to watch another show. I have not decided on Journeyman, is it good or not? I don’t know yet. I’ll have to watch a few shows to see. I almost forgot to mention How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons & The Family Guy. The Family Guy is hilarious, The Simpson is what we expect from it and How I Met Your Mother is as I remember it, funny. Last week Big Breasted Women and Muscle Bound Guys, also known as Survivor, was on and that show is the same as it always has been. A good thing, maybe. I still have to watch The Bionic Woman, Life, Criminal Minds and CSI: New York from yesterday. I’ll keep you up to date with what I think of these shows.

    I went to my bosses mother last night to help her with her computer, one hour. She told me that she liked mimes. I asked her not to read my two previous post because she would not like what I had to say. She says that we all have a right to think what we want. I guess she was trying not to offend me even though I offended many mime lover in the world. I only have one thing to say about that: one less mime.

    Maybe I should mime what my brother is getting for his birthday. You though I forgot about that, didn’t you? I did not. He is getting a vasectomy. ouch. Good luck brother of mine and happy birthday, I hope this year is better than last year’s.

    Well another post finished. See you next time.

  • Normand Bissonnette 8:10 am on September 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    I Got Mime 

    When mimeI sat at my computer desk at work yesterday I was shocked that my coworkers changed my desktop to a picture of a mime. I’ll reiterate I am sorry that Marcel Marceau is dead. That does not change the fact that I hate all mimes. Have you heard about the mime they found dead under the bridge? He tried to hang himself, with imaginary rope! Or the one where they found a mime suffocated? He could not get out of the imaginary box and ran out of oxygen. Did you know that in Iran there are no mimes? They shot 200 of them last year along with gays, atheists and political dissenters.

    In the Lack of Time post from last week, I stated a few tasks I have to preform for my family, friends and myself. Well I reformatted my brothers computer and installed programs for him: 7:30 hours. I still haven’t done the other stuff on this list. I will get to them eventually, I hope.

    There are a bunch of television show premieres this week, I’ll try to watch a few and maybe they’ll be a few good shows this season. I decided to dump Prison Break from my television watching schedule, it’d too f@#king moronic for me.

    I guess time’s for today, I’ll see you next time.

  • Normand Bissonnette 7:37 pm on September 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Mimes Are The Bane Of This World 

    It is always sad when someone passes away but damn I can’t help myself, I hate mimes, and when I heard this morning that Marcel Marceau was dead I could not but feel happy that there was one less mime in the world. Don’t get me wrong it is to bad he died, but one less mime.

    All I can think of is the world would be a much better place if there were far fewer mimes. mimeNo more imaginary rope pulling. No more stuck in an imaginary box. No more moon walk, yes Micheal Jackson is a mime, a really weird mime. He got his white makeup surgically embedded in his skin. Since we have a “War on Terror”, we should also have a “War on Mimes”, mimes are terrorizing kids and adults all over this world and nothing is done about it.

    Again it is sad that Marcel Marceau passed away, I am sure his family and friends will miss him. One less mime.

    I guess I’ll end this here because if I go on I’ll be rotting in hell in a pit full of mimes for eternity.

    p.s. One less mime.

  • Normand Bissonnette 4:00 pm on September 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The Beatles of Blogging 

    This week was the week of “blog posts”. I think I over extended myself. I think it’s obvious since I am writing a post on blog posts that I did this week. This week was my “White Album” of posts, what do I mean you says. Well when The Beatles was to release their eponymous albumThe Beatles that we all know it as “The White Album”, their producer, George Martin, believed that instead of releasing a double album with a range of so-so songs to great ones they should release a single album only containing great songs. Well The Beatles wanted the album to come out as it did and guest what? They sold over 15 million copies. It is one of their biggest selling albums. On a side note this album ranks in my top two Beatles album along with Revolver, they’re basically tied as the best Beatles albums.

    Enough of comparing myself with The Beatles, I’m known as “The Beatles of Blogging”, yeah right! Tomorrow I am off work since it is Yom Kippur. I am not Jewish but my boss is. I’ve been joking that he is trying to convert us to jewism but I think that the urge of converting people is only a Christian thing. I might not be a Jew but I enjoy one of their holiday. And don’t you forget Jesus was Jewish and He celebrated Yom Kippur and if it is good enough for Him it’s good enough for me.

    I’ll be off for three straight days, wow. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself. Yeah right. So this will be the last post of the week and I am sure you’ve had enough of my ramblings for this week. That’s it for now.

    p.s. I know that jewism is not a word.

  • Normand Bissonnette 8:00 pm on September 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    OJ in Court Again. 

    Since last week end there has been a lot of talk about our favourite non convicted murderer, OJ Simpson. You may believe that he’s not guilty or guilty, it does not matter what we believe since he was found not guilty in a criminal court of law. I’m sure you know he was arrested for armed robbery last weekend. All this over his sports memorabilia, that might or might not be his. Again this does not matter since he was arrested for ARMED robbery. All this hoopla made me think of old OJ jokes, like: Did you know that OJ Simpson got married again. He wanted another stab at it.

    Well apparently yesterday when OJ was in court, he was wearing a sombrero. When his attorney, Yale Galanter asked him “Why are you wearing that hat?” OJ replied “Gabriel Grasso told me that I’ll be going to Cancun.” (Gabriel Grasso being another of OJ’s attorney) To which Galanter responds “He said that you were going to the can coon.” Don’t send me hate comments, I am not a racist, just a funny man.

    Now that I have dusted these old OJ jokes and used them again, I’ll put them in moth balls once more, I’m sure I’ll be able to use them again in my life time because people like OJ never learn. He got away with murder once, actually twice, what’s armed robbery to him?

    Today I found a blog that I have added to my blogroll it is called iluvpork.com I invite you to go see it and you can also see my previous post called Barbecued Spider Pig and you see that they sort of relate to the same subject. I have a moto “Save the Cows…Eat pork.”

  • Normand Bissonnette 9:04 pm on September 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Blue Potato and Big Brother 

    Have you ever heard of blue potatoes? I heard of red potatoes.blue I heard of russet potatoes. I’ve heard of Yukon gold potatoes. I’ve heard of P.E.I. potatoes. I’ve heard of Idaho potatoes. I’ve heard of sweet potatoes. But blue potatoes? Actually I heard of them a few years back but I never ate one or in fact saw one, until Sunday that is. I got a few on Sunday from a friend who grew them in his garden. On Monday I ate them, guess what? They taste like potatoes not blueberries.

    I’m not a big potato fan. Give me rice instead. Give me a salad instead. If I have a choice of potatoes I always choose Yukon gold potatoes, you know the ones that are yellow on the inside. I prefer them because they are not starchy. The blue potato is the same. If you want to freak people out cook blue potatoes and tell people that they are really old but they didn’t smell rancid so you took a chance and then dig in.

    Big Brother is over for another season and Richard “Evil Dick” blueDonato won. I was taking for him almost the entire season. He did not mince word and was not afraid to piss people off. He walks away with half a million and his daughter, Daniele, get 50 grand for finishing second. I find that this season was not fair since it was two against the entire house therefore they had an unfair advantage over the other house guests.

    Time’s up for this one. Three posts this week that is a record for me, maybe they’ll be another one tomorrow who knows?

  • Normand Bissonnette 8:51 pm on September 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The Lack Of Time 

    The lack of time. I blame the lack of time. If you don’t read Adventures in Computing & Life, I’ll give you a short update. After disconnecting my iPod, while the “Do Not Disconnect” was flashing, from the computer, I crashed the iPod and lost all access to the songs in the iPod. I tried everything I could think of to save all the work I had invested in placing the music in my iPod. I had to factory reset the iPod and start over again. I don’t even have half the songs in the iPod as when I started. Time.


    timeMy brothers computer crashed, guess who has to fix it, me. He wants me to reformat it completely to windows, I’ll do it for him, he’s my brother. Time. My bosses mother wants me to help her with her computer, I’ll help her but not this week. Time. A coworker’s iPod is not working properly so he asked me if I could have a look at it. Of course I will. Time. Another coworker wants me to makes a copy of a DVD for him, yes I’ll do it. Time.

    My typical day: I walk from 6:30am to 7:30 am, I leave for work at 8:30. Get back from work at 6:00. After supper I walk from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. That basically leaves me 2 hours to watch television, relax, work on the computer, read clean apartment, do laundry, shop, help out friends. I don’t have enough time. The lack of time is what I have lots of. If you want no time to do the thing you like, well I have lots of that.

    Time’s up.

    • Idetrorce 11:28 am on December 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

    • spurius 10:52 pm on December 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Idetrorce what don’t you agree with?

  • Normand Bissonnette 6:54 pm on September 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Damages: The Greatest Show on Television 

    DamagesOn the recommendations of a local radio announcer, Claude Simard, I started watching Damages staring Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Zeljko Ivanek, Tate Donovan and Ted Danson. In the States you can watch this show on FX but in Canada we have to get it from download it from iTunes since it is not broadcast here. If iTunes was not here we would have to download it from P2P networks. This brings a question to mind, If a show is not shown in a country and is not available in said country, is it illegal to download it? I don’t know.

    Back to the main reason of this post: Damages. I’m glad I have started watching it because it is the best show on television at this moment. The plot twist and turns all over the place. I don’t know what is going to happen next. Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys anyways? I don’t know and I do want to know, that’s what makes this show great. Every episodes ends with a revelation that shocks us into tuning in the following week. I recommend that you watch it on FX in the U.S. and download it from iTunes in Canada.

    I have to say that FX Network has great shows, Damages, Rescue Me, Nip and Tuck and The Shield. Just to show you that most of the best shows on television are not on the four major networks. My favourite five television shows at this moment are 1 Damages, 2 Californication, 3 Madmen, 4 Weeds & 5 Big Brother. To be on this list the show as to have newly aired shows at the writing of this blog post. Big Brother is on the list not because it is a great show but because it is my guilty little pleasures.

    I’ll just mention that Claude also recommended for me to watch madmen another great show. If you want to listen to Claude on the radio click on La SuperStation. I’ll just warn you this is a french radio station.

    I guess that is it for now, see you next time.

    • Simard 10:47 am on September 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Bravo pour ton blog…j aime ton franc parlé meme si c est en anglais…..thank you for mentionning me!!!!!!!


  • Normand Bissonnette 8:13 pm on September 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    A Great Thing For You To Do 

    I just got back from donating blood. I huge all of you to donate. When you do, you will save lives. bloodYesterday in my other blog I calculated How much blood I would have to give to repay the Canadian Blood Services all the blood my father received the last few month of his life. Well for those of you that did not read it I’ll give you the numbers here. My father was receiving 2 pints of blood every week for the last 6 months of his life. That is 26 weeks times 2 pints of blood for a total of 52 pints. I can give blood 4 time a year so 52 divided by 4 gives us 13 years of giving blood. Now yesterday I said I would pay back with interest I haven’t calculated the interest and if I would I think I would lose the interest of you the constant reader.

    Giving blood is something that most of us can do and we are looking at half an hour to one hour of our time, depending on the wait times. It costs us so little to give so much. I know right now that I sound like a broken record but I beg of you to give blood, not just once but 4 times a year. Your loved ones may needs some even yourself might need some and it feel good giving.

    To lighten up the mood of this post here is something I found on the Internet:

    Top ten things to do while giving blood
    by Tina Mancuso and Paul Coen

    10. Watch the bag fill.

    9. Hyperventilate.

    8. Pull the tube out of the bag and drink from it.

    7. Race to see who fills their bag first (requires two or more people).

    6. Puncture the bag near the top and see whether they pull the needle out of your arm before the blood squirts out.

    5. While they’re not looking, substitute a bag of orange liquid and complain they gave you too much Tang.

    4. Insist that you want to give 2 pints.

    3. Faint.

    2. Tell them you saw the bag twitch.

    1. Yell, “Hey, you used that needle on the last guy!”

    I found this at this link. Here’s another one for you all:

    Two vampires walk into a bar. The bartender says “Name you poison.” The first vampire answers “I’ll have a glass of blood”. The other vampire says “I’ll have a glass of plasma”. “Okay,” replies the bartender, “That’ll be one blood and a blood lite.”

    Well that is it for today.

  • Normand Bissonnette 9:09 am on September 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Befuddled Again 

    Before you read this post I recommend that you read Honey Bees And Cell Phone, A Go Go, if you haven’t yet. That’s alright I’ll wait until you are done….

    This morning when I was checking Google News, this headline caught my attention: “Weather May Account for Reduced Honey CropBee from the Washington Post. Another theory on the disappearance of the Honey Bee. This one is being reported a bit different by the Washington Post, they are saying that the weather may account for reduced honey crop. This is one of the few reports where they are reporting theories as such and not as fact.

    After reading the story I think that the weather is one of several reasons for the disappearance of the honey bees. Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus is another cause in my opinion. The more I think about it cell phones are also a cause. Just think about it: You are driving your car down a highway and you cell rings. You answer it. While you are distracted by the conversation, a bee is splattered on your windshield. You and the cell phone are the cause of the disappearance of the honey bee.

    That is my take on it.

    p.s. Next we’ll be told that the iPod is the cause for the disappearance of the bees.

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