Static could be morse code, binary, 8 bit. A 1 frame poiece of static could be a page of text… or anything. a program.

If you can program static, you could be talking to a lot of people.

The DaGoebel code.

Static contains the Contact like instructions.

No… it contains a language

Probably not an original thought.

Self esteeme strikes again.

Law and Order episode. Kid killed execution style at keyboard.

All he did was type an idea, and he was vanished.

Certain information can’t be discussed and somwhere, right now, somebidy is guessing, and blogging the truth about something, by fluke.

The next day, the blog is gone, and even Google cache turns up only an error.

Strike that – it woulnd’t be in google to begin with.

Sometimes I fear creative writing, and that is a shame. I fear that some scenario I make public, can somehow be used against me.

We don’t know how the future is going, but a change in the USA may happen someday. The split is increasingly irritating to both sides.

It’s to late to say “go back where you came from” was a good idea. We’re stuck with the dilution of America by Americans now. Like the metric system, it can take over 100 years to weed out the originals. There are still close relatives alive today that owned slaves. Its too soon to not be bitter, on both sides.

But it will.

Everything we say NO to, we say yes to in a few years.

Or vis versa.

We’re learning, on the 1000 year plan, we’re doing ok, but the polution needs priority soon.

Ok, probabky its already quute late. We should have been thinking of renewals since the 50s…

Like Y2K, it’s not going to be my problem when the earth dies.

I hope.

A lot of gas stations still have orice signs that don’tr fit 3 digit prices, That seems like an obvious oversight, or sneaky built in obsolecence. Maybe they DID know about Y2k. A lot of people made a fortune off it.

Planned upgrades that cost are the best kind, in any business.

Let the next guy worry.

But there are a lot of proud determined people to keep the attention alive, and break the mold.

Changers. The people who force change with vocal minorities. Both sides have them. Each year, a few thopusand things change.

SOme for your side, and some for their side. Then, every few years, parties switch and catch up.

I’d like to think somebody has an overall plan, but I suspect its a lot of litle ones by separate people. Fashion and Movies can guiude the decade..

===break.

Over to the Dark side

Star Trek had a message of hope for the future, but Star Wars is right now. Every single day, thousands of kids decide to go to trhe dark side.

Society makes the dark side easier to join, free, and instant community. Faster than baseball team members or ski partners. Crime brings you together. Trust and a caring relastion is how it looks.

I have thought of the dark side on more than one occasion. As a obcessive judge oif myself, I know I couldn’t take it. I’d be afraid a lot. I don’t like being told off by a boss, I’d be crusged being arrested.

Or the much worse scenario, I’m the one the good guys approach to be the spy.

I’ve watched to many movies, but that’s a bad scenario.

I’m weak. I would be torn up and sick, but I’d tell to save myself. I always have. Ill help you as much as possible, without putting much effort in, but I won’t risk me to save you.

Is that wrong?

So I refrain. I have to live vicariously through crime TV for what cxould have been.

I bet a lot of people dream. It’s probably right behind the “what if I won the lottery” dream for standards.

Or maybe just me.

Is that so bad? I never cross the line, but I sure like to think about it.

That is what scares me. I’m me. There are a lot of people out there who are not me. I wonder what percentage of the population have commited one crime… and speeding doesn’t count.

Most wil admit shoplifting. I didn’t.
Most will admit at least skipping clases. I only ever did for Yearbook work

I can’t do any crime that hurts another, and I’m for making frauid the highest crime.

Stealing through trickery is worse than stealing through purse snathing. It changes you forever, and you lose the illusive, but socially dependant sample of trust.

Trust is in trouble in this decade.

We’ve lost trust in email, which may overall be a good thing, but we’ve lost trust in contests and bank letters and so much more.

We’ve lost a bit of trust when it seems eviul is the norm.

Nobody cares.

So the Darkside offers much. Money without labour, pride, friends, scary stuff and dicipline. A better job training in many ways than the army… in a gang.

Gangs are the new church.

If only they could use that power for good, and not evil.

What if weed became legal, and gang run.

People would still die.

Still, oddds probably better than the army.

I am not saying kids should join a gang. I still believe crime is wrong, and happiness can be achived without it.

Star Wars style. Either or.

Just say No.

At least, not today.

The NOT TODAY philosophy got me through my depression years.

T SHIRT:
I’m not with the dark side. I just shop there.

I’m not with the dark side, I just party there

I’m not with the dark side, but I love the free tours.

THE DARK SIDE ROCKS
TRY THE DARK SIDE. FISRT ONE’S FREE

You don’t have to be my son, to join my on the dark side

THE DARK SIDE
JUST SAY NO

DARTH OUTAKE:
I don’t understand. We never had sex.

ON THE NEXT MAURY
DARTH FAILED THE PATERNITY TEST

RED [LIGHT] SABERS ROCK

If you use (steal) a TShirt idea, give me credit. If you make T Shirts for a living, I want to talk to you.

I love my PVR

One neat feature of my PVR than never gets credit is the scale that shows up and tells you what percentage of the show has been watched. Where you are, or more importantly, how far in did you jump, when changing channels. A movie may be worth watching, depending on how much you missed.

An easy bar graph helps me decide.

I can also hit INFO, and it’ll list a few staring roles, and a plot summary. This is basically the same kind of info a printed TV listings would offer.

I’m old enough to say; “I remember when the TV listings were detailed for all 24 hours… not grids. Grids came out first as a nice summary, but quickly, a replacement.

Even the full guides started bundling Monday to Friday in one listing.

I choose not to use the literary famous quote about “them coming for me, and I did nothing”

But I couldn’t resist.

I love my FAV button. It lets me scan 6 channels that are most likely to contain something worth watching… personalized.

I scan SPIKE, SPACE, COMEDY, DISCOVERY, TBS and STAR

If those don’t stop me, I usually go to the PVR list.

The PVR list – Personal Video Recorder… think of it like an MP3 Player for TV shows. Its a list of all the ones my machine downloaded for me.

In other words, a free access version of all the shows I like, old and new. Being a PVR owner means never missing an episode of the shows you like.

Your TV life changes, because you watch whenever you want, and you never miss an episode. You become a SHOW watcher instead of a TV watcher. You watch a few pilots, and pick your favourites.

Then, each week you have them all to choose from. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a HOUSE or BOSTON LEGAL, and sometimes I’m in the mood for Kathy Griffin’s Life on the D-LIST or BIG BROTHER and sometime Star Trek.

It becomes easy to try new shows. Just pick them from the TV listings, up to a week ahead, and then watch them later, with the FAST FORWARD in hand. You can delete it at any time, and then watch something else.

You don’t have to start watching shows at 7pm sharp, or 8pm, or 9pm.

If you come home at 7:58 because you need to catch Survivor, you may pass on out on away the shopping till the first commercial break. With a PVR you, you can do stuff anytime, with paused TV, just like a VCR or DVD.

You can even pause LIVE TV while you’re watching it.

Pausing isn’t just for running off to perform some food related activity. It’s for the phone callers who don’t respect the synchronization of phone calls and commercials – the nerve.

It’s for anything. The baby’s first words are THAT’S HOT needs a pause.

The cat falling in the snake pit. That demands a pause.

Sometimes the pause is required just to explain what you’ve just seen to a friend or older relative who keeps asking who that man is.

Or which hobbit is on which team.

I often need to pause, just for a break. A mental nap and recap.

…and to go get a water. I have since installed a fridge nearer the TV.

Take a water – leave a water.

The next best feature you’ll become addicted to once you’ve lived with it for a while. The rewind, or preset 10 second recap.

The best friend of those who think they may be A.D.D.

What the hell was that? If you’ve ever thought that, or the Christian safe version using HECK or less – then the 10n second recap, or rewind if your best friend. I’ve used it 10 times in a row till I heard a crucial mumbled phrase or two.

—WOW ALERT–

SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

I was just watching TV LIVE… and a commercial came on that yelled so loud I had to watch. It was a pitchman selling a scam.

A huge money making, 100% legal scam.

Hmmm… I got a chance to watch it again. A well timed perfect example of the power of the PVR. I was able to copy it to the hard disk and output it as a FLASH file. (Remember, this was LIVE TV I was watching Sunday afternoon at 2pm)

ON first watching, I heard the pictures talk about the Sony PlayStation, but the prize listed as a “game station”, which could mean, a $19.00 knockoff.The $2 ticket price per entry was soft spoken at the start of the commercial. I surmised that this scam was going to make THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in one day, from kids who think they’re winning a PlayStation, and have no clue what it’s costing.

Till the bill arrives.

When I watched it a second time, they did say YOU COULD WIN A PLAYSTATION, but it wasn’t directly linked to the call as a ballot… so I’m not sure.

I rewound it again, and discussed the commercial with a friend. I learned only the third time, when a casual PAUSE happened to allow me to read the trust contest may require a $4.00 per week commitment, and can only be cancelled on the Internet. I hope you saw the http://text4win.com and wrote it down in the 3 seconds it was illegible at the bottom of the screen.

The text message is not you ballot.

This particular commercial was placed at the end of the hour on a TV show almost certainly being watched by families. The key demographic of the WANTS and The PAYS FOR together.

Not so much a scam, as evil. Breaking our trust in commercials the way they did with SPAM.

The Internet has trained me to not trust any contests or requests for money anymore. I’m still undecided if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

It’s a problem that much of society relies on basic trust, and that same society is allowing trust to be crushed and destroyed more and more each day. Crushing trust should be among the highest crime. It is a crime against people, but a huge blow to the national moral and morals. (sic)

If I ever win a contest, and will be notified by email, I’ll never know I won. That upsets me, but that’s a whole other zeppelin.

I now resume my TV watching, right where I left off, almost 30 minutes ago.

First, I fast Forward past the commercials.

The bar meter at the bottom of the screen tells me I didn’t miss much. It was over anyway. I click LIVE and start all over again.

America has talent

We’ve proven we like to watch odd people make a living or an art out of being crazy, and talented.

Everyone makes their mark.

I just watched a guy snap his fingers to Wipeout.
I said cool.

David Hasselhoff, Brandi, and they guy we’re going to hate from another country agreed.

The snappist looks foreign, but talks American. I wonder if that just works better for him. People expect off talents from the Europeans.

The Horn guy can make a living at fairs, but he ain’t no finger snapper.

Cruel waited till the second guy. The British dude was over the top mean.

Some people get through KNIWUBG they have no chance. Horn guy is good enough for TV to give him a bio and week 2. It’ll change his life. That’s the cool thing I guess. We may never see people again, but at their end of their life, it’s never the same again.

Of course, this is nothing new, just modern. It’s the 2006 version of THE GONG SHOW, but formulized to the Idol format because it’s hot. Ed sullivan and every other variety show since TV was black and white.

Odd sells, and odd good is mind boggling. I am always amazed at watching odd and spectacular talent. I won’t say I seeked it out, but have seen a fair share, in TV and in person.

People go on this show with no dream of winning. Just the dream of being on TV.

15 minutes of fame is more alive today than ever.

Moses Znimaer knew it years ago. The future of TV is the viewing public as the audience and content, at least a little. 15 seconds on TV is all it can take, to point a life in a new direction.

Bad acts and good acts. Fame can come fast today, because obscure fanship is a great way to create an individual way to stand out. Picking someone to be a fan of is as unique as fashion. IT helps define you. You can be a fan of the regulars… the presets if you will Hollywood creates for the masses, or you can pick you own favourite, and create a myspace page of worship.

If you’re on TV, you can be an underdog to watch… like a stock. Everyone loves to be a fan before the masses. Seinfeld lost some of it;’s charm when EVERYONE loved it. A few of us, remember the days of the Chronicles when only a select few were fans.

I was a Ren and Stimpy fan from episode #1.

If appearances like Sid the Kid, and that 4 boy, boy band are any indication, you know they have web sites and fan pages already. They have fame, at a manageable level.

This black 8 year old memorizes lines well. There is NO WAY it was self written… does that not disqualify him – or her. Oh.. her. Very funny set, but she isn’t writing it.

Good TV. Family demographic and a huge role model to 8 year olds everywhere.

Making singing 8 year olds is so last year.

New hope and a new “way out of the ghetto – or playground” is vital.

The message: being weird CAN be ok and cool.

Why on earth was the juggler given a minute… and then to come back? What the hell? He was horrible. I have seen a mil;lion jugglers, and almost every time, they’re fresh and new and hilarious and awesome.

The only thing I can think of is this: Instantly, when watching this, a million jugglers all acrfoss North America simultaniously said or thought; What the hell? I am better than that”.

The show needs to inspire with hope. You CAN BE BETTER than that… and next season is 3 months away.

Juggling is a logical choice… the gateway talent. Part way between novelty, and art.

I love watching an original juggling act. Right back to Harry Anderson, up to the thousands of nameless artists who have entertauined me over the years.

Juggling… the unknown artist sport

I hope we see some of them on this show.

Anticipation brings me back.

I think this show will get ok reviews. They’ll attack the judges, but the formula format is sound, and the talent is more watchable than music. A much wider fan base that spans the trash to the class. Jerry Spinger fans and West Wing watchers will come together to watch American talent.

Or hope.

Or denial.

All equally fun to watch.

The next act was a very European style act with mini horses. The crowd wanted the gong, but the judges must have had a deal.

It was the kind of show I’d see at Toronto’s Caravan (multi-culture celebration)

The audience booed. Yikes. I know how hard it is to go on a stage and be rejected. Crushing.

Regis saved the spot. I’d love to know he writes his own stuff. I want to believe he does, so I won’t research it.

I’d like to see more of these guys in movies… or on tour.

Talent tours are not freak shows.

Not after tonight, anyway.

I didn’t even want to comment on the male stripper.

I find it hard to believe he actually stripped.
He’ll do well after today.

But I don’t understand why they voted yes. They gonged him.

Next up with have the 14 year old Whitney. This isn’t the venue for her future, but it’ll make her a hit at weddings till somebody else calls to be her agent.

It does show one thing. If American Idol contestants had THAT kind of firt impression, the show would be different. She’s auditioning fully produced… We’ll see her again.

We also got a chance to see the first hint of the judges planned battles. Hasslehof yelled in Brandi’s ear and she seemed upset. We’ll have updates as this progresses.

SOmething about this show seems to produced. It feels more like entertainment than a contest. I wouldn’t be surprised if in 10 years, it’s common knowledge that the first decade of the new milenium was known for the reality TV scam. It never existed. The entire thing was just TV, scripted like everything else.

Or at least some… or most…

It’s all in the percentages.

Ventriliqiists are like jugglers. I love a good original act. I bow to them to be original with an age old concept. THis guy was my new favourite. Funnier than jalepenops on a stick.

I loved him.

In fact, I ALMOST don’t ebleiev it

And then they debate whether he’s through… I’d be floored if he didn’t.

Heheheh… He makes an age joke, and gets points? A “joke” about being old isn’t really point-worthy, especially if you follow it up with pointing it out.

Brandi has voted herself the vote headmaster, so she never has to say No. She gets the others to make the majority. Sneaky.

Next up is an Arnold Impressionist. When I saw these the first time, we were mocking them on Last Comic Standing as the signature impression of hacks.

He is not even funny at a bar.

He is a little crazy. Ed the Sock would destroy him.

Next up was thye kind of act that doesn’t get much call around here. Vegas maybe, but apart from shows like this, balancing is not an oly,mpic sport.

It is cool however. Cirque de Soley might hire him.

I bet he doesn’t speak English anyway, so the comments were lost.

I’m jealous. Ever since I was a kid, balance is the one talent I wish I’d had. I use the word talent intentionally. I didn’t think skill fit. People like this guy have a talent I don’t. The guys who can balance a chair on their chin, or 2 dozen glasses amaze me. I can’t keep a yardstick on my finger for a minute.

I’ve tried.

Every time I have a yardstick in my hand.. or similar objects, I try to balance them, and when they fail, I sigh wishing I could do that.

I don’t know why. IT just always acted as a reminder that we are not all created equal, and who you are has a lot to do with who you were at conception.

In a million years, we’re different species. I just don’t have my tail yet.

But that’s a zeppelin for another day.

When we talk about role models and an option other than crime for a future, team arobit baseketball artists is a sure winner. Globtrotters EXTREME for 2006. That may start a trend as big as snowbording.

CLIPPED! They clipped somnething Britisg Guy said to them about the Globtrotters… he was negative, and they cut it out.

Maybe he mentioned doing well outside the contest, and that seems to be a sad rule none of these shows breaks.

Tiptoe through the nose was rude. Too bad. His purpose was to let Branbdi make her announcement.

He didn’t need to be mean and crazy.
I missed that one. Somebody made the decision.

I don’t usually like to rant about commercials in the middle of a show notes session because you probably didn’t see the same commercioals as I did, but if you say Met Life’s IF commercial, you’ll know how cool it was. I liked it.

I enjoy a good commercial. I don’t even mind SPAM.

I just wish I could trust SPAM, and I can’t. Every messages lies to me. That’s what I hate about SPAM.

If SPAM could be true, I’d be a well hung home owning work at home multi millionaire.

I wanted Betty Victor to be good. Up till the first note, you didn’t know. You want to believe old people are not crazy.

This one is crazy, and not a lovable crazy. Just old and crazy.

Brandi got out of saying No again.

The befant Sisters appear at JUST FOR LAUGHS I think.. or maybe that’s a god act these guys ripped off poorly.

The juggler got booed, despite being better by far than the first bad one. He was a good juggler to watch at a party, but not the kind of original juggler I was talking about above. The kind you stand up for, and still only pay a loonie or two.

I guess they HAD to let him through… to fight and discuss WHY some don’t go through.

Hasselhoff pulls out an UDDER pun when voting no to the dancing cow.

I laughed out loud when the black Gospel singer came out and tried to get the multi-racial audience stand up and gospel dance. White people felt obligated, but they didn’t exactly know what to do… so the camera quickly looked for any group of black people to point at.

I don’t think he’s good looking enough to be a success.

Beyond the change for him and his Church.

But his web site will get some hits.

The next juggler was closer to my expectations.

Lots of people can juggle and impress you, but some are ” a whole nuther level” to quote a Mad TV character.

Two animal acts came and went. Publicity for their zoo show career

In perfect production, the second act justified complaining about the first act. There is pet training, and then wow entertainment with trained pets. #2 goes through, #1 may even have to concede.

I liked the balloon guy. He may not be the winner, but he’s better than the guy at my birthday party.

I don’t think wrappin granny is on that level. She’s impressive, but not over the top we call talent. I don’t like her voice tone. Nobody would buy her CD, even if they laugh at her on stage as a novelty.

I’m also upset that the name Wrappin’ Granny was a long time character from the Howard Stern Show… Not her… the original wrappin granny.

I certainly don’t think she’s what the show is all about. She may be an inspiration for bored grannies, but come on… You wouldn pay to see her.

Well.. that was it… till next week.

Treasure Hunt

Notes…

What’s with the host that speaks like a computerized voice? He’s more choppy than a bad William SHatner impression.

Every show like this has people saying; “This is the toughest thing I ever did in my life” and they usually say it in the first 5 minutes of the show, long before it gets tough.

The product placement for cell phones was by Motorola Razr, but there is no way a Razor cell phone would work in either Alaska or the m iddle of the ocean… and it certainly isn’t giving us video of the host.

ASK.COM paid for a nice plug, buit nobody got to use it for Morse Code. I wonder why.

Nice mullet. His buddy drives a limo and they don’t tell us what he does. I guess coke dealer wouldn’t go well on prime time.

The show is called Treasure Hunters, and we’re told the clues will be tough… yet they seem to give up quickly.

This show is bad.

Heyyyyyy.. wait a minute!

I just figured something out… and I’m not yet sure how I feel about it.I’ve been fooled, by hooded agents of now uncertain origin.

I have been going to a nearby Farmers Market fairly regularly, since I moved here in March. It’s a new experience, and although it doesn’t change, it provides enough variety to keep me coming back.

Plus, I have been eating excelent green grapes and tomatos. Lots of tomatos. They’ve replaced cookies, and I make a tomato plate every night, or nearly.

I’ve been buying them at the market, and primarily buying from the same vendor each time. That is typical me. Others would try everyone’s tomatos.

I like the ones from here, and I like the idea of buying from the cute, but plain mennonite gal, who wears an FM radio on her money belt.

She is in the corner location, and as you look around, most of the corners in sight are traditional booths, with autehntic – what do we know – coistumed farmers.

All selling tomatos as polished and clean and perfect as any grocery store. Not a one looks like it’s a farm fresh tomoto. I don’t doubt it’s freshness, but what I do doubt, are the tomotos origins at 6am this morning… or probably 4am.

One truck comes to wherever wholsale foods are distributed in nthis area. One truck sells tomotos, all professionally graded and finsihed, to everyone.

One supplier, or maybe a few, but they’re big trucks. Pro farms. The EXACT same tomotos you could be buying at Zehers, but without the chemicals… added for shelf life I assume.

EVeryone buys the same stuff, or slightly different, but from the same trucks. Almost none of what we see for sale is from the vendors farm. They’re all just employyes, or self employed importer exporters. Some may be farmers who will contribute later in the season, but many are just vendors, who could be selling mops, or grapes.

This market is a mall. Different faces, some touristy and vendors to match every nationality in the region. Real German paistries… or so we believe.

The tip off to me was a thought, that just hit me while I was busy thinking other things. It was, tonight I was at Zehrs. They didn’t have any tomotos left. The display was virtually empty, save for some “day old” quality rejects.

Did that seem right, or do they put them all away at 9 in a fridge. I don’t know, but it occured to me, the same people may be selling them tomorrow – Saturday at either of the two markets… out of a horse charage.

Why not. This market is, after all, mostly a tourist market, setting itself above the bar, so it’s worth a trip away from your own town’s retail – -err, I mean farmers market.

You could put on a John Deer hat and sell something too. Today’s Carney equivilant. The pitchamn selling the mop wil be there, and so will the kids crayons that change colour.

I’m not sure how I feel about it. I may still go there and support the town… the concept. The illusion.

And pet a horse.

I like the $1 pickle too.

The radio tried to put me to sleep.

The beat was for my kind of sex. I held through a song and a half, had a great time, and finished. Now, a strange tempo mexican song is playing.

I get up and sort out the evening, before sleep.

Radio off.

I bet the cycle starts again for the 1:am crowd.

No voices for what seems like a long time.

Music was hood. I keep forgetting how spevifuc evening radio is for this kind of thing.

It’s like they can read my mind… even better than Sirius, who make no such claim.

More like they ARE my mind.

I know Spanish now.

Forgot it now.

Close one.

I am undecided if this is a writing night or not. My ideas may be too fast.

I just had a great orgasm. In my mind right now, noteably good, but I am on drugs.

I have been.

Bad week for me, in that way at least, although the cycle does motivate me to do things that have been on the to-do list forever.

I’ve grown to depend on the cycle over 3-6 months.

My self medication cycles.

However, I may be sabotaching a new networking opportunity that could be the door I open to change, and success. I am terrified.

I will be recovring from way to many drugs to be at my best.

Two new faces I meet tomorrow… and impress. I’m not impressed at myselkf, and as any good saleman should be, I don’t believe in my product.

At least now, at this end of a multi-drug stone.

Today is Wednesday. I will be finishing the last of Friday’s bye… even though I am broke.

I am doing things. I have given myself a responsibilty of a $2000 debt. Yikes?!

What?

How, WHen… I just kept saying YES

Dig my hole.

Poke my Bear

(I want that term to be mine)

Sadly, it isn’t… Google says I’m way to late.

I like it just the same, and is a good alternate book title.
or chapter title

I can only hope that the future keeps chaning in such a way as I survive. So far, I’m doing OK… perhaps turning more into Dave than I thought I wanted to.

I edit myself. Darn.

Of all things, I didn’t want to do that, but part of me is still afraid of one thing. The Internet can, unlike the dreams of Hollywood before it, can make you famous fast.

That is perhaps it’s bugges influence on life. It upped the odds, and added – stunts as a new income source.

Internet IS my dream of making money for anybody who doesn’t work… or want to. How could I not hqve seen that one before now. For chapters apon chapters, I have been under my umbrella goal of wanting to be the guiy who comes up with a cool idea for stoners to stay stoners… prodlly makiing an income.

Many sub-gaols within that were the basis of a lot of cool ideas. This is one of those definite times when I wink at myself and know that I should be talking about my ideas with otehrs, not writing to a fictional reader or fan base which will never exist – if I never allow anybody to read my writings.

Yes… I am terrified of success. I fear even Frogstar being good because I am afraid of success.

I think I want to be famous, but I really don’t.

I just like the life in front of me changing, so I can react. That’s another of my main theroies we’ll get into over the next few months.

Each cycle… half way to the end

I would say tonight is the end of this one, but depending on how tomorrow’s meet and greet goes, I still have more in my possesion. A carrot was dangled and I over spenbt this cycle.

My highs are quite different in my new home. The environment brings with it, a whole new series of concern and stress.

But it is tyhe change that has inspired me to take a next step…

A lie I think. No… Darn – I can’t remember the Spok line from Trek 6

Not a lie.

Mood shift… Oh Look, A zeppelin

I’d love to be famous for that. I don’t know why I think it’s better than it is, but I just like the idea of being remembered for that, than almost anything else.

I do like being interviewed about the hiccup cure… but nobody has in 3 years. Every time I see anybody on TV mention it, I hope they’ll go to Frogstar.

I’d take the kind of fame that goes with a web site mention. I’ve kept Frogstar personal. Different

I wish I had the nerve to treat it with respect.

So little effort.

mood swing – break.

Canadian Idol

I wonder if everyone is coached to be happy…
Most starving artists aren’t. On LAST COMIC STANDING, everybody is homeless, depressed and NEED success. On Idol, they’re happy and optimistic and want success.

Canadian Idol isn’t on when its demographic meet in school the next day. It’s a summer show. I wonder if that hurts or helps it. It sure helps the Internet, which becomes the watercooler.

I wonder how life changes for ANY teenager when they’re seen on IDOL.
Do kids that got teased before… Still get teased?

Simon may be kind by comparison.

Only One Rule

There should be one rule. We are not allowed to do anything that could result in instant death for the planet.

We do we allow Nuclear power again? They work, they solve a problem, they’re safe, except for the reality that an error can mean the end of life on the planet.

Whoops.