Archive for the ‘Asides’ Category

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

You can quote Einstein as much as you wish with stolen photographs: I know what you are, what you’re worth and what you took…

Les gens du saguenay devraient lire….

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Les gens du saguenay devraient lire.

Walmart i can’t quit you


Let me tell you, the late downtowns in East Texas burgs were usually small stores run by locals. They generally priced things three times more than they were worth. Maybe they had to, but I don’t care. I don’t want to pay $30 for a hammer and a fistful of nails. If I wanted a banana, I had to go to another store. If I wanted to pick up a pair of shoes, another store.

The parking was minimal, and the choices were few.

If you worked, by the time you got off work, many of the stores were closed. Saturday, they might be open, but Sunday they were closed again. So for the working individual, the mother or father who had a kid wake up in the night with aching gums from teething, and you wanted something to make it all better, you had to wait until the next day. If you noted it was 7 p.m. and you were expecting dinner guests at 8 p.m., but forgot to buy hamburger for the meat loaf, you were, once again, screwed.

If you’re poor and barely making it, or even if your income is middle-of-the-road, it’s good to get what you need at slashed prices, anytime of the day, seven days a week, in a big, ugly, over-lit store that closes only on Christmas and half a day on Christmas Eve. If you forgot to get a gift card and a six pack of tall boys, you have to think, “To hell with downtown.” What we got now in our downtown are specialty stores that provide things we can’t get at Walmart, like maybe a stuffed deer head for that special place over the mantle. The stuff we really need, hell, it’s at Walmart.

Here’s something else. With Walmart in town, lots of people can be put to work, far more than downtown ever employed. Someone has to run a 24-hour store, check people out, sack groceries, push carts, place stock, work at the McDonald’s sequestered in the back. The workers have all skin colors, not something I saw a lot of downtown, except for immigrants unloading trucks. When I have a tummy ache from eating too many jalapeños late at night, I go down to our Walmart and buy Alka-Seltzer, run it through the computerized checkout, and I’m gone.

Agace mélomane

Monday, March 16th, 2009

C’est quoi le “trend” de faire des disques qui durent moins de 45 minutes ? Dans les années 80, les junkies de musique braillaient parce que le CD pouvait juste contenir 74 minutes de musique quand leur vinyle pouvaient en contenir jusqu’à 90 minutes.

C’est donc quoi le rapport de faire un album aujourd’hui et de le faire durer moins de 45 minutes ? Théoriquement, les albums peuvent avoir la durée que l’on veut aujourd’hui si on compte pas les dinosaures qui veulent encore des vrais CD

Vous vous reconnaissez Miss Lapointe (41 Minutes) et Miss Coeur de Pirate (31 Minutes)?

Est-ce que c’est une stratégie des compagnies de disque pour faire des disques sans remplissage ?

Remarquez que j’aime mieux avoir 41 minutes de bonnes musique, que 74 de bonne mélangée avec des affaire poche…

Sécurité Routière: Pourquoi pas de virage protégé partout ?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ça doit pas couter cher entre vous et moi et ça sauverais du temps, des accidents et de la frustration.

Même si ça durerais juste 5 secondes.

Fini la lime sur les Coronas

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Certains bars des États Unis sont maintenant forcés de servir les quartiers de lime pour la Corona ou des pinces, comme l’illustre l’article suivant. Faut pas capoter sti ! 

Un bon tour a jouer…

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Pour les geeks !

<Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars
<Cthon98> ********* see!
<AzureDiamond> hunter2
<AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me
<Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> *******
<Cthon98> thats what I see
<AzureDiamond> oh, really?
<Cthon98> Absolutely
<AzureDiamond> you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2
<AzureDiamond> haha, does that look funny to you?
<Cthon98> lol, yes. See, when YOU type hunter2, it shows to us as *******
<AzureDiamond> thats neat, I didnt know IRC did that
<Cthon98> yep, no matter how many times you type hunter2, it will show to us as *******
<AzureDiamond> awesome!
<AzureDiamond> wait, how do you know my pw?
<Cthon98> er, I just copy pasted YOUR ******’s and it appears to YOU as hunter2 cause its your pw
<AzureDiamond> oh, ok.

Les Pieds dans la Marge

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Yé, ils ont eu 3 Gémeaux. Ils sont bien mérités.  J’ai écouté en primeur deux émissions de la seconde saison soit “L’importance de se reprendre” et “L’importance de dormir” et laissez moi vous dire que la prochaine saison va être quelquechose… 😉

Cali a changé de Sexe !

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007


 Le disque sur l’apple store…

Thermopompe Bustée….

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Une chance que la canicule est finie…

Vive Bobby qui va la réparer

François Chénier dans l’escalier

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007


Pis Patrice Godin aussi

(Les deux fument)

Pis l’handicapée dans “Annie et ses hommes” (Catherine Allard)

Thrallée de vedettes today !