“The dog did it.”

My son ran into our bedroom and slammed the door after some incident today. My wife immediately followed him in and discovered a puddle of piss on the carpet. Dawn: Iain, did you pee on the floor? Iain: No. The dog did it. The dog was outside. Maybe my son is getting up in the middle of the night and shitting over the living room carpet, too.

Giant Pumpkins

Giant pumpkin sets Atlantic record at Neguac festival: An Atlantic record was set at the Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival in Neguac, N.B., over the weekend. …weighed in at a whopping 594 kilograms, beating the previous record by 26 kilograms. That’s 1306.8 pounds. The world record is 1689 pounds.

What’s Going On?

I’ve been too lazy to post about stupid crap I find on the net (J-Walk tends to grab most of it anyway), and not motivated to post about personal occurrences, although here’s a summary of recent events: Wally has diarrhea, which he’s been letting us know about by the mess he leaves every morning on the living room carpet the past few nights. My wife and I started Tai Chi

“Searching for Bobby Fischer” is a good movie

Searching for Bobby Fischer became one of my favourites when I first saw it in a theatre in 1993. I was hooked after the opening narration by 8-year-old Max Pomeranc that recounts Bobby Fischer‘s rise to fame as one of the best chess players in the world and ends with the whispered words: “He disappeared.” Then we discover the narrator is a child prodigy, a genius chess player who some

Who are you voting for?

We’re having a general election in Canada on October 14th, 2008. I have a few questions: 1) If you’re Canadian, what party are you voting for? 2) Why are you voting for that party? 3) If you’re not Canadian but you follow Canadian politics (which is likely no one), of the 5 political party leaders, who would you vote for, and why? 4) Back to Canadians: From the 5 party