March 2003 Archives
March 27, 2003
A quick note to update
Sorry for the lack of updates (although, for all I know, the only person I have to apologize to is myself). Busy last little while in Emo, with visits by John Androsky from Vancouver (who manages the Havana on Commercial Drive -- excellent Cuban cuisine if you're in the area). John and I managed to annihilate a few cases of beer during his visit, and almost finish Max Payne and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the XBox.
Right now, Mom and Dad Dunn are on the scene (watching the 10-14 INCHES of snow fall today...yikes) playing with Gareth and such.
On a related note, three of the five of us consumed a bottle of Eastdell Black Cab that was excellent. Highly recommended by all.
[From the 'Lincoln' Section]
Posted by Lincoln at 10:34 AM
March 19, 2003
Small man, big gun == bad combo
I can't hold it in any more. My apologies to my friends who are American, because I know you, and I know that you're intelligent, open-minded and well-informed folks.
[From the 'Soapbox' Section]
But, dear God, what are (some of) you thinking down there?
There are many who are better writers and thinkers than I that have espoused on this subject, but I'm going to lay out my bit. This almost-war is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Not because I think Saddam is really just a misunderstood individual. Not because the regime doesn't need changing. And certainly not because I think that nukes and chemical agents are really not as bad as they sound.
It's wrong because the U.S. and its president think that they can make these decisions on their own, and act with (or is that without?) impunity. The UN has been in existence longer than Dubya has been out of diapers (and longer if you count the League of Nations), and, as inefficient as it may be at times, as slow to act as it has been before, IT'S STILL A VALID INTERNATIONAL GOVERNING BODY. I for one don't trust some crackpot, rabid-right-wing Republican to make decisions for the rest of the world.
And I don't want to denigrate or demean the thousands who were killed on Sept. 11, but how on God's green earth do you think that the removal of Iraq's regime is going to stop that from happening again? Are there so many people in the US political system that are blind to the fact that this kind of teeth-kicking "diplomatic action" is what caused these militant groups to target Americans in the first place?
I went across to the U.S. on Monday with Cory, who I work with. When we got back, he said that he'd felt "different" the whole time we were across. I agree. We Canadians have always acknowledged our differences from our southern neighbours, but there seems to be a line now carved in the sand between these two countries. It's like our eyelids have been peeled back, and we see for the first time the vast differences in our respective self-images. I mean, they're banning the Dixie Chicks on radio. With all due respect to my parents, who are huge country fans, is anyone surprised that the country music demographic acts this way? The demographic is the same as NASCAR, by the way.
I've now resigned myself to the fact that there's going to be a "war," if you can call it that. I do, however, take immense pride in the fact that we're not going. Say what you want about Jean Chrétien, but he's got intestinal fortitude.
Bush just has a tummyache.
Posted by Lincoln at 12:44 AM
March 05, 2003
Boom, cha, cha.
This is too much. Like, "laugh your butt off" too much. Click on the heads one at a time. Talk about technology gone awry. I'm still trying to remember where the usefulness of Flash technology is. Oh right, web designers can make you hire them to create your useless spinny-things.
[From the 'Amusing Bits' Section]
Oh well. Enjoy it, either way.
Posted by Lincoln at 11:11 PM
March 03, 2003
Presbytery, Work, and a Cold, oh my...
Apologies for the lack of updates. Cambrian Presbytery had their semi-annual meeting last month, and the three of us were heavily involved in the youth event portion of it. Well, Gareth was more comic relief than anything else.
[From the 'Lincoln' Section]
In the meantime, I've been laid low by a cold, and Frances is busy being (a) a minister, (b) a mom and (c) pregnant, which can combine to take up the lion's share of the day.
In other news, I've heard rumor of a pirated DVD of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" wandering around the area, for those of us who can't wait for the opportunity to buy it in August (and then again in November, if you're like me and have issues). I'm greedily rubbing my hands together right now...
...and, I'm working on a way to get pictures up more easily. Note to self: actually owning a digital camera would fix that, dork.
More to come soon...
Posted by Lincoln at 08:08 PM