What should I buy? (with my big Canadian dollars)

The Canadian dollar is now worth $1.0052 US. I bought Charlie Parr’s latest album and Greg Brown’s semi-latest album last week thinking I was getting a good deal. But now the Canadian dollar is worth more than the US dollar and I guess it’s going to stay that way for the rest of the weekend, so I’ve got the weekend to grab up some even better deals.

Anyhow know any good places online where I can spend my big Canadian dollars?

I’m not much of a consumer, but I wouldn’t mind ordering some books — if I can buy them at US prices which are always 35% lower than Canadian prices. That’d be nice.


An amusing, insightful post about “Fuck”. An excerpt:

What happens when someone reads the word fuck, anyways? Is there some sort of physical reaction that I don’t know about that deserve such dire warnings? Like when epileptics see blinking lights and go into seizures?
Another thing is that whole asterisk substitution thing. Someone will quote me, including the fuck and the shit, but replace them with f***k and s**t. What IS that? Seriously, that has to be the most moronic thing ever. Who are you fooling? You’re writing fuck, you’re just writing it with different letters. REALLY. You’re NOT HIDING ANYTHING. You KNOW you’re writing fuck…

(Frack is from Battlestar Galactia)

The Biggest LEGO Set Ever

lego millennium falconUltimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon™:

This is it – the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars model ever! At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, it’s the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection!

$680 Canadian at the LEGO website, but $1,074.95 at amazon.com’s American site. Odd.

I hope it comes with a manual.

By the way, “LEGO” is from the Danish phrase “leg godt”, which means “play well”, according to Wikipedia.