October 2017

“Death Notes” are a lot cheaper than they used to be

by Joey deVilla on October 16, 2017

It wasn’t all that long ago that acquiring a Death Note would cost you your soul, and eventually your life. I got mine (with a bonus “L” key fob) for the much lower price of $12.99 Canadian at the Pacific Mall!

If any of you can read Japanese, could you please tell me what the packaging says?


I decided to take the easy approach this Hallowe’en and picked up a Star Trek: The Original Series “command” shirt at a shop in Toronto’s Kensington Market. It’s branded as a “Captain Kirk” shirt, but as an Asian guy with a radio voice, I’m declaring it a “Lieutenant Sulu” shirt instead. Total cost: US$25, because I already have black pants, boots, and a phaser.

There is an even cheaper “Sulu” costume option:

Baby oil (or hey, cooking oil) and a toy sword. I figure that would cost US$10 at most.

For those few of you who’ve never seen this Star Trek scene, here it is:

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The Trump campaign’s unofficial and official slogans

by Joey deVilla on October 14, 2017


“The Last Jedi” and the meme that refuses to die

by Joey deVilla on October 10, 2017

In case you’re not familiar with the meme, read this article…

…and in case you haven’t seen the new trailer yet:


Valuable career advice from a webcomic

by Joey deVilla on October 7, 2017

Click the comic to see the source.

Webcomic Name gets a lot of mileage out of a simple formula: three panels, ending with the line “Oh no”. My favorite of the bunch is the October 4th, 2017 comic, which doubles as valuable career advice.