No, Really, Where Are You From?

The first 2 lines from Shaun Majumder's wikipedia entry (as of today):

Shaun Majumder (born on January 29, 1972 in Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian comedian and actor. His mother is a white Newfoundlander, his father is Indian.

That last sentence is so Canadian it hurts.


I Needed To Write Something

He flicked his blade, spattering the churned mud with blood. The sun was setting and the birdcalls had become loud and insistent, lonely souls seeking solace before the coming night. He wiped his brow and a spray of dried mud showered the ground. He roughly ran a hand through his unkempt brown hair; more dirt, some of it ruddy.

The day's last breath, a whispering wind, shifted the leaves on their branches. Covered in sweat, the breeze chilled him and he shivered. Putting his sword back in its scabbard, he walked away from the body toward his travel bags. The short, heavy chain running between the iron bands around each of his ankles rattled like a soothsayer's bones. He chuckled to himself. This rattlesnake warns you too late.

He grabbed his only possessions, such as they were, and headed back to the road. The mind wanders in times like these and now his mind wandered to a thought that perhaps he had overreacted.

A few steps later, he was wondering what he could find to eat.


Exploding Cigars

Thanks to Debi for sending me this for the coming baby.


Meow, Meow, Awesome, Meow

What Do You Do?

What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong...
And nothing you do seems very right?

What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?

It's great to be able to stop
When you've planned a thing that's wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:

I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish.
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there's something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man.

- Fred M. Rogers (1928-2003)