Archive for January, 2005

Calgary homeless getting drunk on burned LPs

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

CALGARY ( – Skid row alcoholics are heating LP records so they can drink the alcohol that blushes on to the surface, said a volunteer working with homeless alcoholics and an AADAC nurse.

According to the two independent sources, who asked for anonymity, only a couple of tablespoons of the effluent are required to make the hardened alcoholics drunk.

But the young addicts can often die of heart attacks from it because they don�t have sufficient tolerance built up in their bodies to withstand the toxins and alcohol, the nurse said.

The latter source said the practice dates back at least 20 years but it is undergoing a revival, the volunteer added.

Southern Culture on the Skids

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

A guilty pleasure that I just discovered. Caught the Ben Stiller movie “Flirting With Disaster” for the first time on cable the other night, and really liked the soundtrack. The last song playing over the credits had a nice twangy, garage-quasi surf guitar and something about a camel in the lyrics. Reminded me a lot of Webb Wilder. [You do know who Webb Wilder is, don’t you?]

Anyway, low and behold, a quick search on our wonderful friend – the internet (courtesy of Google) turned up SCOTS website. You’ll find a few soundbytes of songs – including Camel Walk.

Don’t be put off by their style – they are cool!

Oddio Overplay – RADIO

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Take a step outside the everyday and pedestrian world you live in and explore the bizarro side of your personality. You will never know what really hits your button unless you try changing channels every once and a while.

Here’s a way to explore from the comfort of your keyboard. :: The Official Shatner Website

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005 :: The Official Shatner Website

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

When you thought you couldn’t find anyone to give you a loan, along comes the best site on the internet. Good for a laugh.

Shift Your Perspective

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.~ Carl Bard

What was that line from the movie Bullet – “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Keep looking ahead.