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5 Posts from March 2009

What's with those MAC folks anyways????

What's with those MAC folks anyways????

Mac Finder icon so what IS up with those Apple users anyway? I mean, everyone I talk to suggest that their Mac thingies are superior to my Windows thingy... so... to see what is up with it, The Wizard has bought a Mac - a real Mac, mind you and not a "x86" Mac - No sir-ee... this bad puppy is a Mac mini G4 - packed with a 1.25GHz G4 Processor, 1 GB RAM, built in 32 MB video (I think), and a combo DVD, CDRW drive. Oh, and I am running something called "OSX" Leopard... What's with all the cats, Steve?

Anywho, this post was done in Safari on the mighty Mac mini. I will keep you posted and perhaps by actually using one of these Mac things, I will come to appreciate why folks will pay a premium to use a Mac rather than save some $ and buy a PC - I can see it now.. here I am - sitting here and thinking to myself... I'm a Mac." and"I'm a PC." Hey! I got a split personality!

Oh, and just so you know I am speaking the truth, here is my first attempt at a screenshot of my OS Stamp (that's what it's called isn't it????)

Mac OSX -Leopard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oizfgk_VKg

Stay tuned. same Mac time -- same Mac channel!

The Under-Appreciated "Klikle Sandwich"

Sir Spam-a-lot I was eating my Klik (Canadian SPAM) and pickle sandwich on rye bread, The Wizard remembered back to his childhood days. It seemed so distant and far away. How Mom would make me horrible Klik and relish sandwiches - made me heave. All that ugly pink and green stuff. Geesh!- that was horrible. The taste would give you a reason to up-chuck. Now, many years after, those unpleasant painful memories were nothing more than distant nightmares. The Wizard has his life together. He can afford quality, gourmet meals. Klik and pickle with Keen's Hot Mustard on rye bread. And a glass of ToonTown tap water to wash it down. How times have changed.


The Holy Gherkin


"I am Sir Spam-a-lot, a K-Nig-Git* of the Circular Dinette" and I come seeking the Holy Gherkin."


*Reference to Monty Python

 

What if God was one of us?

 

If God had a name what would it be?
And would you call it to his face?
If you were faced with him
In all his glory
What would you ask if you had just one question?

*And yeah, yeah, God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face what would it look like?
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that
you would have to believe
in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints
and all the prophets (*)

Trying to make his way home
Back up to heaven all alone
Nobody calling on the phone
'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome(*)

Just trying to make his way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to heaven all alone
Just trying to make his way home
Nobody calling on the phone
'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

Joan Osborne

 

 

Complicated....

Uh huh
Life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh
That's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh
That's the way it is

Chill out, what you yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if, you could only let it be
You will see

I like, you the way you are
When we're drivin' in your car
And you're, talkin' to me one on one
But you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
Your watchin' your back
Like you can't relax
You tryin' to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this you
You fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honestly, you promised me
I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up, like you're somethin' else
Where you are ain't where it's at you see
You're makin' me

Laugh out, when you strike a pose
Take off, all your preppy clothes
You know, you're not foolin' anyone
When you become

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
Your watchin' your back
Like you can't relax
You tryin' to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this you
You fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honestly, you promised me
I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no no
(No no no)
No no
(No no no)
No no
(No no no)
No no

Ooh, chill out, what you yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see

Somebody else
'Round everyone else
Your watchin' your back
Like you can't relax
You tryin' to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this, you
You fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honestly, you promised me
I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
(Yea yea)
I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this you
You fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get, and you turn it into
Honestly, you promised me
I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no no


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Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden Tour 2009

Following the success of their No. 1 album, Long Road Out of Eden, the Eagles performed live at Credit Union Centre last night here in Saskatoon.

Eagles


Long Road Out of Eden has been certified seven times Platinum by the RIAA. Released October 30th, the album debuted at number one, with sales of 711,000 units, and in only 9 weeks became the biggest selling album by a group in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "How Long."

The band - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - performed current hits from Long Road Out of Eden including "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous" as well as their classic songs.

I was wondering if Joe Walsh was going to sing "Life's Been Good" and he did not disappoint me - or the crowd of 12,000 +. (There are 2 more shows which sold out 13,000+ each, coming Tuesday and Wednesday)

Eagles


The arena totally went wild when They performed "Hotel California" - and I sat and rocked back and forth with my eyes closed and was instantly transported back to my youth - the song was amazingly performed and they did not change it up like they did several of their classic songs - a wise move - being their signature song and all.

"Dirty Laundry was another fantastic piece - with the great percussion and keyboards along with the "projector" screen behind the band showing scandal sheets like "National Enquirer" and "People" and such, depicting the human race's need for the dis on whatever goes on in stars lives... 

 

Eagles



The band closed the encore with "Desperado" which was wonderfully done and a great piece of music.

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and four Grammy Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The performance tonight was absolutely OUTSTANDING - and the Eagles have once again proved that they have what it takes to Rock The House - but then they were just too "Busy Being Fabulous"!!!

Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden