How I’d Describe Toronto Right Now

I’m hanging out at Hacklab in Kensington Market, not far from Queen Street West, on the Friday of the Civic Holiday long weekend. I think this best summarizes things in Accordion City right now:

Bug Bunny and Daffy Duck alternately ripping posters off a telephone pole: "Yoga Pants season! Cleavage season!"

I’m not complaining.


Science and the Humanities

Posters: "Science call tell you how to clone a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Humanities can tell you why this might be a bad idea."

Found via I Fucking Love Science.


Amusing Shotgun Videos

And now, some shotgun videos that I found amusing. Don’t worry, none of these videos show anyone getting hurt…much.

A Tribute to Grandpa

It’s one thing to have your cremated remains spread over a place you loved, but it’s even more awesome to have them blasted from a shotgun. I may have to consider updating my will.

Behold the Power of Recoil, Part 1

Newton’s Second Law is a harsh taskmistress.

Behold the Power of Recoil, Part 2

Pistol-grip shotguns are an indispensable tool for “softening up the room” in the Grand Theft Auto games, but they’re not as easy to hold in real life, even if you’re a trained soldier.

Behold the Power of Recoil, Part 3

What happens when you try to hold a shotgun with a straight stock pistol-style? You get a free physics lesson.

Behold the Power of Recoil, Alcohol and Speedos

Letting someone catch him on video in a Speedo was his first mistake.


That’s Just Cruel

The dolphin puts in the effort to make a special marriage proposal sign and what does his girlfriend do? She kisses his best friend right in front of him.

A simple “no” would’ve been kinder.