Oh the weather outside is frightful

Ah, nothing like a wet Vancouver Christmas. Here's wishing you and yours the very merriest of holidays, be it secular or mythological, and the best in the year to come. If you still don't have New Year's plans, why not come down to Vegas? We can all pile into the Venetian and get tossed out for public drunkeness. And yes, that happens even in Vegas.

Best to all.


This is how you spell finis...whatever


That's right. I am D-U-N done. Thanks go out to me for completing half of law school in only one half the time. That's how I roll - in sync with the curriculum.


However, my sleep schedule of the damned continued into today, meaning I couldn't sleep in until 2 as planned. But that's a minor quibble. The important thing is it's all finished, and I can now look forward to Christmas and New Year's Eve in Vegas baby.

Hold 'em tournaments at the River Rock anyone?



Here are the lyrics to the greatest song ever recorded by two guys named Parnell and Samberg.

Lazy Sunday

Lazy sunday wake up in the late afternoon
Call Parnell just to see how he's doing

What up Parns?
Yo Samberg what's crackin?
Thinkin what I'm thinkin?

Man it's happenin

But first my hunger pains
Are sticking like duct tape
Let's hit up Magnolia and mack on some cupcakes
No doubt that bakery's got all the bomb frostings
I love those cupcakes like McAdams loves Gossling

2 no 6 no 12 - baker's dozen!
I told you that I'm crazy for these cupcakes cousin

Yo where's the movie playing?
Up the westside dude
Well let's hit up Yahoo maps to find the dopest route

I prefer Mapquest
That's a good one too
Google maps is the best
True that
Double true!

68 to Broadway
Step on it sucka
What you wanna do Chris?
Snack attack motherfucker!

It's the chronic what? cles of Narnia
Yes the chronic what? cles of Narnia
We love the chronic what? cles of Narnia
Pass that chronic what? cles of Narnia

Yo stop at the deli
The theatre's overpriced
You've got the backpack
Gonna pack it up nice

Don't want security to get suspicious
Mr. Pibb and redvines = crazy delicious
Yo reach in my pocket pull out some dough
Girl acted like she'd never seen a ten before

It's all about the Hamiltons baby
Throw the snacks in the bag and I'm ghost like Swayze

Roll up to the theatre
Ticket buying what we're handling
You could call us Aaron Burr
From the way we're dropping Hamiltons

Parked in our seats
Movie trivia's the illest
What friend's alum starred
In films with Bruce Willis

We answered so fast it was scary
Everyone stared in awe when we screamed Matthew Perry

Now quiet in the theatre or it's gonna get tragic
We're about to get taken to a dream world of magic


Chronic what? cles of Narnia!



The residents of the 5th and 6th floor of Kwak (huh?) at UBC have made a fan video for Arcade Fire's Rebellion (Lies). The mighty Google Video provides the clip:

A Kwak Rebellion


Apparently Music Cherry doesn't allow hotlinking. The link below is fixed now.

Exams...don't kill me now

Yes, along with all the other law school bloggers (with the glaring exception of this man, I am still being crushed by exams. So for all those still struggling, and even those who are f**king finished, please enjoy this excellent cover of Britney Spears', yes that Britney Spears, Toxic by folk/country band Nickle Creek. (Not to be confused with the execrable Nickelback).

Nickel Creek - Toxic (courtesy of Music Cherry)

Google also has video.


It would surely be crying

Wonderful anti-litter signs from Tokyo aimed at smokers.

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More to come later...

Aka Miguel Sanchez, aka Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

It's times like these, when I am buried beneath the fickle bitching of the Supreme Court of Canada ("but it's MY turn to be Chief Justice!"), that I take comfort in the words of the late Phil Hartman's classic character, Attorney Lionel Hutz.

Hutz: Thank you, Dr. Hibbert. I rest my case.
Judge: You rest your case?
Hutz: What? Oh no, I thought that was just a figure of speech. CASE CLOSED.


Judge: Mr. Hutz we've been in here for four hours. Do you have any evidence at all?
Hutz: Well, Your Honor. We've plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence.


That was a right-pretty speech, sir. But I ask you, what is a contract? Webster's defines it as "an agreement under the law which is unbreakable." Which is unbreakable! Excuse me, I must use the restroom.


Before the law makes criminals of you....yes, you!

As some of you might know, proposed changes to the Copyright Act look to crack down on all this illicit file "sharing" being conducted on the Information Superhighway (politicians discussing technology is just laughable). But since that hasn't happened yet, why not enjoy some tracks from the new Beck album, Guerolito.

As a side note, a certain young whippersnapper and I had an argument about whether or not this new Beck album was actually a remix album. Now, being that the early 90's were my formative years, a remix to me means a re-working of a track, involving the splicing and dicing and other Ginsu related activities of the original. For the tyke, who I think was born when the current Bush took power, a remix is taking any element of an original and adding something to it. As a result, this album, which seems to only take the vocal tracks from the original songs and add totally new music, is a remix album for him but not for me. I don't doubt that his view is the more populist, in the same way that "terrible" no longer means "exciting extreme alarm" but rather "kinda crummy."

Also, here's Ryan Adams' new album in its entirety. I figure, the less of you who buy it, the more likely he'll become impoverished and stop making music. (I kid!)

(Beck tracks right click to "save as"; Adams album is megaupload)

Beck - Heaven Hammer (Air)

Beck - Shake Shake Tambourine (Ad-rock)

Beck - Scarecrow (El-P)


Ryan Adams - 29


2 Unlimited

Remember these guys? Apparently if the political honks had noticed this early 90's pop duo, they could have saved themselves the $4,000,000 they paid some marketting wonks - to come up with the exact same slogan as London.

Branding firm Igor nicely skewer the whole process. This from a firm that makes money doing this very thing.

So here's my slogan for Vancouver - and it will only cost the city a cool 2 mill. Bargain. Anyway, here's the slogan:

Vancouver - Unrestrained.



John Mayer likes to play guitar

John Mayer is a bit of a mystery to me. On the one hand, you have John Mayer on television, doing hilarious bits for Dave Chappelle and his own tv show, where he once stood in line at his own concert dressed in a bear costume and ridiculed his fans.

On the other hand you have John Mayer, purveyor of some of the crappiest music this side of Dave Matthews. (Hey, remember when we all pretended to like Dave Matthews? What was that all about?) Now he's gone and created a trio, which means he's only moments away from writing his own self-help book.

So here's some friendly advice - stop sucking so much. Clearly you're a funny guy, and possibly a talented guitarist. So stop sucking. You're compliance is thanks enough.

The very talented Jay Pinkerton runs a blog that is definitely worth checking regularly. His bible stories revisited are nothing short of genius. This look at a night at his girlfriend's parents is also pretty great.

Dinner with my girlfriend's parents