Awesome Video

Finally, some of the hard-hitting issues are being tackled.  Enjoy.

The Ultimate Toilet Device

Recently I had a most stupendous day, financially speaking.  I have a few side projects I’m working on, and I got paychecks for all of them on the same day.  That also happened to be the day I got paid from both of my regular jobs, with large commission checks included, and we got our first baby checks in the mail from the BC government, backpaying us for the time since we crossed the border in May.  So, in short, I was feeling tremendously rich that day, and in my heightened state of self worth, I went out and splurged on something I’ve been coveting pretty hard for a while: an iPod Touch.  This may not seem like a big purchase to some people, perhaps even a necessity to others, but for those of you who know what a tightwad I am, spending $300 on a toy gadget is a big deal for me.

I had to wait a couple of weeks to get the thing shipped to me (they haven’t yet announced any plans for an Apple Store in Vanderhoof and I’m not about to drive all the way to Prince George unless I have to), but it finally came a week or so ago, and I’ve had a smile on my face ever since.  Especially since I quickly discovered that the iPod Touch is the Ultimate, nay, Penultimate Toilet Device.  Long gone are the days of having a simple book or magazine in the bathroom to while away the minutes of a good bowel movement.  Now, I have a full, rich, multimedia, internet connected panoply of pleasure, literally at my fingertips.  I can check my email while listening to my favorite Beck album and playing Tetris, or get the latest Facebook updates while watching a recent episode of The Office.  I can even instant message my wife to bring me another roll of toilet paper (no more yelling for me!)  I actually considered writing this blog post on the toilet, but eventually decided against it, due to my poor iPod typing skills.  Plus, I think I’m getting a hemmorhoid.  OK, just kidding, but I am concerned that having such a wonderful device on the toilet, might cause issues.  Of course, the iPod does all the same fantastic things when not on the toilet, but I think most people can agree that it’s easy to lose track of time while watching compilations of people falling down on YouTube.  This has led to some major pins and needles from lack of blood flow to the legs.

Still, all hazards aside, I highly recommend the iPood Touch.

Proposition 8

I think most of the people I know will disagree with me on this issue, perhaps vehemently, but I wanted to put my two cents in.

First of all I think Governor Schwarzenegger said it best when he called the proposition ‘a waste of time.’  Don’t we have more important things to worry about than a bunch of queers wanting to get married?  They’re already living with each other.  What does it matter if they call it domestic partnership or marriage?  Who cares?

Secondly, I think this is a good case of tyranny of the majority.  A whole bunch of people disagree with what someone else is doing, so they want to get together and make a law against it.  I would rather support freedom for everyone to do whatever they want, so long as it doesn’t impinge on my own life, liberty and property.  That’s the only way to make sure that when I’m in the minority, I don’t have others getting together to pass laws against me.

Thirdly, I don’t think it was very long ago that my own Mormon ancestors were fighting a similar fight, from the losing side.  Back in those days, Mormons believed that the way to heaven was marriage between a man and a woman and a woman and a woman.  The rest of the country got together and said that was evil, so the Mormons had to discontinue the practice.  I don’t see how this issue is much different.

Personally, I don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but I do support their rights of freedom and equality, because I believe that’s the best way to preserve my own rights of freedom and equality.