Wednesday, 3 September 2008

CBC Radio 2 a Total Bust

Well, if you read the blog at CBC Radio 2's site, you will see that many of us loyal CBC listeners are absolutely appalled over the change to the daytime classical music line-up. As Canadians, CBC has always been a staple in our lives, and the classical music programs were a fresh alternative to the public radio classical stations we get from south of the border. It also seems that Tom Allen's program Music and Company was one of the most beloved and cherished of shows. His laid back approach, his humourous and entertaining tidbits of information about composers and compositions, and the wide variety of GOOD classical music made it a show not to miss. Now, the poor man seems almost strained to be excited by what he is doing, and the mix of music (some of which should not even be called music) is atroshis. You can hear it in Tom's voice. He doesn't have the same enthusiasm or interest as he did with Music and Company. Many people have noticed and the listeners have spoken!

But the new CBC management, like the old, refuses to listen to its listeners. And why should it? CBC Radio 2 is publically funded. Our tax dollars pay for the stations. So whether anyone listens or not, money still comes in and the management still gets paid. Too bad it wasn't a public station like in the States, where the listeners donate and foot the bill. Then we would have some power in getting CBC to revert Radio 2 back to what it should be. Some people who have posted comments on the Radio 2 site have, half jokingly, suggested that we should all get together and launch a class-action lawsuit against CBC. I like that idea. But whether the outcome would be a win or a loss, the CBC would simply tell us listners to bend over further and take it deeper. There is an old adage that goes, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." CBC Radio 2 was as far from broken as you can get. It is quite unfortunate that the damn thing is in a shambles now.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Bus Beheading in Canada WATCHED by Passengers and Nobody Helps

Just one person's opinion: All right, I've let this story alone for a few days to see what transpires on the news. The stories all ignore one thing...there were at least five to seven adult males on that bus and nobody did anything to help the poor victim. According to witnesses on the bus, the suspect stabbed the victim 5o to 6o times. I'm not a math wiz, but if you ask me, it would take some time to stab someone that many times. So that means that passengers actually watched and counted as the stabbing took place, refusing for whatever reason to intervene. Then, and this is the best part, they watched as the suspect decapitated the victim. Now, to cut someone's head off takes time with a knife and a pair of scissors, probably ten minutes or more at the very least. And the passengers only looked on. This alleged cowardice is disgusting and throws us Canadians into an international view of uncaring pieces of shit, of which the majority of us are not. The Canadian public should voice their horror at this uncaring attitude towards a fellow human suffering such awful agony and demand that the passengers on this bus defend their inaction and indifference to all fellow Canadians and the victim's family. Just as it is a criminal offence to refuse to provide first aid to a person who has been in an accident, is it not the same for refusing to help someone who is being murdered?

Monday, 23 June 2008

Death of Comedic Icon George Carlin

And another thing that gives me a sad heart, is yesterday's death of comedian George Carlin. An iconic comic whose observational humour ran the gamut from painfully obvious to the perversely vulgar, was a man you either loved or hated. And I loved him. I grew up with Carlin, from his days on Ed Sullivan to his performance a couple of years ago at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort theatre that my wife and I attended and enjoyed. The opportunity to see the man live in person was a thrill and an honour, especially since it was only a few months after his heart surgery.

Did he offend us? Yes, of course. A couple of routines were personally offensive, and he cracked two jokes that would be highly inappropriate even in the most hardened prison in the world. But you have to give the man credit. His routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television", was daring and as anti-establishment as it could be. But one of those words, piss, is now uttered on TV in various forms, a testament to the fact that someone, somewhere, wanted to prove him wrong.

In one interview I saw, Carlin stated that he wanted to watch the end of the world happen while snacking on chips and see it on CNN. That that would be the way to go out. Unfortnately, or fortunately, the man never got his wish. However, whether Carlin is with God, a dog, or just giving a performance in Stand-up Heaven, he will always be remembered for the laughter and good feelings he gave us all. Mr. Carlin, I hope that you have found the answers to all your questions, questions to the answers you thought you knew, and the venue to continue to observe and comment on the universe's vast stupidness that you so fondly embraced while alive. Take care, George. We will always love you.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Scientists Know Shit

Scientists Know Shit

Kind of a harsh title, but it is so true. Scientists, those people who can include anyone from cancer researchers to archaeologists to rocket developers, are simply regurgitated, educated minions of scientists, who are the regurgitated, educated minions of their teachers. Scientists are trained in how things are perceived to be and that things cannot exist in another way. They learn the same things that generations of scientists learned before them, albeit also learning new discoveries. However, these discoveries upon themselves are simply revelations of training they already received.

And with this education and regurgitation, the eyes of scientists look down upon us peons over the ever-upturned nose, down upon the peasants and uneducated who have no access to the knowledge these god-like whitecoats possess. We are sheeple, to simply accept what they tell us. What they know. What they have been taught. And their minds, through all of this, are as closed as a door to a jail cell.

Let me give you a great example. In Mexico and Peru there have been discoveries of strange human-like skulls such as those at the end of this blog.Scientists insist, in fact they really demand that we agree, that such skulls are a total, absolute, and finite impossibility. These skulls can not possibly exist and no human or human-like creature ever existed to leave behind skulls such as these. These skulls are either gross deformities of regular old human beings, or are the result of binding the skull in infancy to create these “beautiful” heads in adulthood. Just because these skulls have been found does not mean they really, truly represent what they look like. “It is fact. We are scientists. We know.”

However, they want us to believe, without question, without thinking, without challenging them at all, that giant reptiles used to walk the earth. It must be true. They have the skulls of these creatures to prove it! “These giant reptiles were living breathing creatures that shook the very ground they walked on. They were real. They left behind their bones to prove it. It is fact. We are scientists. We know.”

What the fuck? Can they be any more hypocritical? Giant reptiles roaming the earth and eating each other can be an accepted fact while long-skulled humanoid creatures have to be just fantasy. With the same type of archaeological find. Skulls of a long dead creature. Giant reptilian animal, ok. Weird skulled human, not ok. Isn’t it wonderful how scientists can decide what is fact and what is fiction for us all. "It is fact. We are scientists. We know.” You guys know shit!

Here’s another one. Over one hundred years ago it was believed that cancer was caused by a virus. A viral infection. A buggly-wuggly that got in your system and zapped cells into reproducing quickly and unabated, taking over the host body (that’d be us) to the point that organ function couldn’t function any more and the host terminated. Died. Passed away. Ceased to be. Pining for the fjords. Yep. Croaked.

“Quacks and charlatans!” the scientists would shout from their ivory towers to those few fellow peers who dared, no, who evilly dared in secret pacts with the DEVIL, to even suggest, let alone research, the possibility that cancer was caused by a virus. So for the next hundred years research into the causes of cancer yielded, well, squat. Treatments abound from pumping the body with tons of chemicals or frying the body with radiation. Yet, no cause for cancer has been found.

Well, now, you see, in 2008 there was a discovery that certain viruses caused certain skin cancers. Really? No shit! Oh, and back in 2006 they found that the Human Papilloma Virus causes some cervical cancers. Really? No shit! And now some U.S. States are making it mandatory that every woman from like 11 to 25 get the HPV cervical cancer vaccine to help PREVENT them from getting cervical cancer. That will surely save many lives. One hundred years too late you shits!

Scientists! There are many more examples like this.

“Hey scientists! We caught this real weird looking fish the other day.”

“Weird looking, huh? Well here, do you see it in any of these pictures of trout, sharks, whales, dolphins, or every other fish on the planet?”

“No scientists, we don’t. But it looks like this drawing in this book on dinosaurs.”

“My fisherman friend. My poor, demented, mentally unstable fisherman friend. That fish has been extinct from this planet for over 65 million years! Silly fisherman. Get the fuck out of here.”

“But we have it in our truck. It’s big and weird!”

“Fine. Let us see it. Oh yes. It’s some kind of deformed wafflelikkee fish. Eat the thing and go away.”

“But-“

“Go away. We are scientists. We told you what the fish was and what it wasn’t. We are scientists. We know.”

No they don’t. Ever hear of the coelacanth? Yep that fish that supposedly HAS BEEN EXTINCT FOR OVER 65 MILLION YEARS is alive and well and doing fine living and reproducing happily in the earth’s oceans, thank you very much.

So, if cancer is now accepted as being caused by a virus, and an extinct fish can be alive today, then I think it’s pretty much a good bet that the Loch Ness monster is a living plesiosaur, Sasquatch/Bigfoot/Yeti is a living Neandertal, the anomalies found on Mars indicate it once held life, and the human race may just be a genetically manipulated species by alien visitors.

“That is totally and absolutely impossible, Phil. None of that is true. This is fact. We are scientists. We know.”

No. You scientists know nothing. You know shit.