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The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized!)

A commentary on social media, and the shallowness of our society.
And quite awesome.

And don't take pics of your junk.

The Ravenous Ravenous Caterpillar

A picture book by pale

Once upon a time, in a far away land under the light of the moon, a very hungry Caterpillar was hatched.

On Monday it ate through 35 acquisitions......


nom nom nom!


And a Hippo Gnu Deer.....

So it was here finally.
The best part for me, is that I get almost an entire week off. Woo.

Hope everyone has a safe and warm holiday and eats entirely too much. It makes me feel better if it's not just me that has jeans that don't fit for a few days. :)

Just an observation on this consumerist season.....
I started plunking some things away for the little ones a few months before as items came on sale or appeared in the clearance bins. If it is a small amount on each grocery bill, it just doesn't hurt so bad in December.

As usual the gift list was what they need, and then something they wanted.
Santa brought new electric toothbrushes and toothpaste, and two little stuffed animals that were on clearance back in October. New clothes and other toy items were under the Halloween Tree yesterday......
Guess which things were most popular? Gotta hand it to the ladeez, they do appreciate the small things. Sometimes. :)

We can only hope that next year is better than this one was. And Spring is coming. OCCUPYeverything.

A Holiday po-em

T'was near the end of the year,
and all through the land,
conservatives were sleeping,
their guns clutched in their hands.....

The Senate was adjourned,
for a long holiday rest,
their rubber stamps lined up,
on each little desk.

pale's sh**...... errrrr git list. 2011

Who has been naughty, and who has been nice?
Truthfully, the sh**'s.....SORRY! gits outnumber the rest.

The Harpercon Borg tops my list for Canuck politics. But you knew that.
I won't even bother rattling off the reasons, I would be here for 12 days and 12 nights.  I would need medicinal substances to get through it.




No one can consume that much scotch.  So I'll just put them up there.

Ezra Irrelevant.  Ethical Oil, his face, the sound of his voice. Nuff said.

Corporate Canada. I am sure my overlords are taking note.

Now, here at ACR we are def equal opportunity, so there are a couple women I need to call out for their utter stupidity and failure in the areas of truth and decency.

Margaret Wente

Christy Blatchford

Multigenerational git-ness.

Merry Lulzxmas.....

I saw this video, an Xmas greeting of sorts from anonymous.
It has been cracking me up.
Obligatory warning: Not safe for kids who still ascribe their gifts to the guy in the red suit.
Probably will not be safe for Conservatives who will not get it at all and will be hiding under their beds because of the guy in the red suit. (could be fun too!)

Happy Lulzxmas!
He KNOWS when you are awake...........

You reap what you sow.

And let us face it. The political establishment and the media, and many of the so called "christian" big box organizations have been portraying those who have fallen from "grace" as lazy, dirty and worthless. It makes it possible for them to keep on making the cruelest cuts on the backs of the poor, the mentally ill and children with the complacent approval of the public, who really should know better. Many of us are in fact one cheque off the street.

Lost your job and need EI? LAZY.

Looking for moral examples set by those who are in "power"? Keep looking. I could post links about this topic all day long.

Banana Republic

It just gets more and more ludicrous on a daily fucking basis here in Harperland.

Now the Harpercons want Canadians to boycott bananas from Chiquita, because that company has said they don't like dirty oil, and would prefer to source their fuel from other sources....

The Harpercons partners in environmental crimes (and crimes against common sense) the "ethical oil" groups, are paying for ads.

Scheer partisanship

Skullduggery and complete bullshit. And the new speaker, a conservative from Sask says it's reprehensible, but ok. It didn't affect Irwin Cotler's ability to do his job. Scheer said.

I say again, what a load of bullshit.

So the Cons will keep on doing what they have been doing, pushing the envelope and breaking the spirit of every law they can. Because apparently they can? Creating even more cynicism and distrust with the voters. 

An article in the Glib and Stale today titled: Be very afraid: Stephen Harper is inventing a new Canada.

That fucking pig has been out of the barn for some time now. Nice of someone to notice? 

*pale rolls her eyes*

Laws? That's for you regular folks.

Since May 2011, there has been an increase in crime. Mostly in Ottawa.
Let's see, a gubbermint, which was found in contempt of Parliament, gets far less than 50% of the vote.

And then goes on a wild crime spree, lying about some supposed "mandate". Which of course would only be true if they had the majority of the voters on their side. They are forcing their ideology with no debate, despite court rulings, and effectively shutting out the voice of 60% of the population.

Lying is a bad habit, and the cons do it far more often than anyone else.

Of course, "media" even trivializes it. 

acoyne Andrew Coyne
Conservatives lie about Liberals. Liberals lie about Conservatives. Each is outraged by the other's lies. Each shrugs at its own. Repeat.


Gimme actual instances, asshole.

Message to the 10%

The familiar refrain, GET A JOB! That sound that emits from the closed minded like a malodorous sulfuric cloud.
I have a response to them: Pay yer own way you fucking asshole parasites.

I know I know. It's not polite to swear and all, but the reality is most evident, with evidence even!

The gap between Canada’s rich and poor is growing amid shifts in the job market and tax cuts for the wealthy, according to a study that shows income inequality at a record high among industrialized nations.
A sweeping OECD analysis to be released Monday shows the income gap in Canada is well above the 34-country average, though still not as extreme as in the United States.

Here in BC? things are really bad, despite all the ballyhooing the BC Liberals do about how fucking wonderful they are. 

Tales from the Batcave: Renovation update.

We live in what they term as a "fixer upper".
Some things have been getting fixed up while other items have had to wait for the appropriate cash flow.

Sometimes they just have to get done, as demonstrated the other day when the bathroom window almost fell out. I came home from work, and there it was, new. Smaller because that was what was available. "I tried to open it" was the explanation from L'hommevert. Makes sense to me.

Original 1940's windows, but the frame around this one had dissolved.  I think that it was a justified repair?
So, in for a penny, in for a pound, as they say.
I wrote about the "vanitory" project a while back. Since that time, the floor was replaced with tile and that is where it stopped. That cash flow problem.

Here is the new smaller window, and new wainscoting and molding that has gone in the last few days. None of the walls are straight, so it is like a puzzle. Way too much work, time, and anguish to demo and replace the plaster walls, so this was the plan.


Dear Internet throttlers.

Yanno, not all of us are downloading movies and computer games and porn. Copyrighted stuff.
Nope. Some of us are just trying to make a living. And we need to send and receive massive files, videos to edit. ETC. Sometimes across the country, in very short time limits.
But we all get that corporate tar brush approach to everything.

So then we end up compressing, making stuff small. Losing a lot of quality, a lot of time is wasted.
Nothing I am trying to do is illegal.
I pay for my internet (which goes up every other month by $2. Mysteriously) fair and square. I stay within the limits on my account.

And for all of that, I get nothing. I get wasted time, hackneyed footage and loss of quality.

That is not the free market. So please, big ISP's, get stuffed. I do not particularly care if you have a nice day or not. I am in fact hoping that ticks and fleas invade your offices. They may not find much to feed on. Parasites tend to avoid other parasites.

Black Friday and other deadly things.

How stupid, gullible and greedy can people get?

  • A man was reportedly detained for resisting arrest after a fight at the jewellery counter in the early hours at a Walmart in Kissimmee, Florida
  •  Police are looking for two suspects after gunfire erupted early on Friday at a shopping centre in Fayetteville, North Carolina; there were no reports of injuries
  • Security workers reportedly used pepper spray on shoppers who began grabbing at goods before they were unloaded from pallets at a Walmart in Kinston, North Carolina
  • A woman was shot in the foot by a robber as she loaded her purchases into her car in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the gunman fled as one of the victim's companions brandished a revolver and fired warning shots

Forget MMA, the new blood sport is.......shopping? 

Christy is disappointed.

Say it with me.....Awwww!

Here is the smallest violin. Playing just for her.

When twits twitter: 

christyclarkbc Christy Clark
Very disappointed to learn that the spirit of the court's ruling is being ignored. #occupyvancouver

I am disappointed about so many things too Christy!

In your whole party line. In the installation of the HST through lies and subterfuge. In the stalling on removing that corporate welfare tax, despite a resounding smack upside the head from the voters.  In the BC Rail scandal. I am disappointed in your socialist mentality, only when it comes to your rich buddies.

Most recently, the crony appointments YOU made.

And this backtracking, is only because you got caught.

So, take your sanctimonious bullshit and stick it right up your ass. :) And do have a nice day!

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