Monday, March 31, 2008


Did you know that MY favourite flowers are daffodils, and that the Canadian Cancer Society runs their Daffodil campaign at the end of March, corrisponding with both mine and Ewan McGregor's birthday? :D

It's meant to be.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ten Minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Say what you want about the Toronto Maple Leafs.

At least they haven't

been arrested for stealing purses

got a team so childish they fight each other during practice

and ummm... holy crap

I mean seriously. What the hell happened to my sport?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Faerie Lights

I made this video about two weeks ago. It's not edited nor does it have any visual effects.

Do you know what it is?


Also on the subject of YouTube- they are now having their own video awards. Most of the categories are actually a little ridiculous, but the Comedy Video category had a tough competetion going. I would have given it to PowerThirst 2:Redomination hands down, but the first PowerThirst got the nomination, and I don't think it's as good. Super Mario:Game Over is actually pretty impressive, and the Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise has to be in a category all its own for "most painfully addictive comedy song since Banana Phone". "Shoes" of course actually premiered in 2006, but its sequel "Let me Borrow that Top" is also nominated and is pretty excellent.

I have decided to present my own awards honouring 2007's top youtube and other online movies.

Presenting The Liz Spends Too Much Time Online Awards:

Best Screenplay: "Facebook"-Berats and Bereta

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Titanic (30 second Bunny Theatre)"- Angry Alien Productions

Best Direction: "Super Mario: Game Over"-Ryan Hunter

Best Animated Short: "Intermission (The Animation Show)"-Don Hertzfeldt

Best Animated Feature Length: "Strongbad Email #167: The Movies"-

Best Short Film: "Dramatic Chipmunk" (ok, just kidding)

Best Original Song: "Mysterious Ticking Noise"-Neil Cicierega (Potter Puppet Pals)

Best Actress: Kelly (also known as Liam Sullivan) in "Let me Borrow that Top"

Best Actor: Luke Berats in "To-Do List" (Joe will have his turn)

Best Movie: PowerThirst 2:Redomination


Update: The Mysterious Ticking Noise won for best Comedy Video, which is sort of ridiculous in and of itself, but totally appropriate for YouTube.

Also, the glowing light in my video is my Mom's colour changing pathway light under three feet of snow.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"At 11am Eastern Standard time, live on CNN, Barack Obama spoke to Americans about racism, like adults"- Jon Stewart

This is long, but worth it:

You'll want to be able to say to your kids some day, "Yeah I watched Obama's speech in Philly". Then they'll make fun of you. Trust me*.

*Disclaimer: If you are not already aware, my Mother owns an album of John Kennedy's speeches, for which she is harassed endlessly by my brother and I.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Home Alone

If ever there was grounds for legally divorcing my parents based on emotional distress, this is it:

How sharper than a serpents tooth is it to have parents that don't take you with them to England.

I am positive that's how that quote goes.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


My face, while watching tonight's Season 12 premier of South Park :

"I'd hate to meet the sick bastard that came up with those things"- Army General, with reference to the the Woodland Critters in Imaginationland.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Why God is like a University Student

Liz says:
What's up? Procrastinating?
Emily says:
Liz says:
I think god was a procrastinator too.
Emily says:
Liz says:
Think about it. On the first day he created the heaven and the earth. Ok that was like opening a new file on word and calling it "Earth: My Essay" and buying some new printer paper
Emily says:
Liz says:
Then he created water. That was like, he was sitting at the key board and thought "Hm, I'm thirsty"
Liz says:
It wasn't until the third day that he created dry land. Which is sort of like him thinking "OK, I've got to write something" and just doing a sort of random expose
Emily says:
thats fabulous
Liz says:
At any rate... God dicked around for 4 days before he got anything finished. Day four he's still sitting staring at the computer and then thinks: There isn't enough light in this room. That's the problem. I keep dosing off. So then God made two great lights: the greater to rule the day and the lesser to rule the night.
Liz says:
Finally on the fifth day "God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." Translation: God got hammered and made up a bunch of crazy shit.
Emily says:
Liz says:
Finally on the sixth day God thinks "Huh, guess I'd better hunker down and get some work done- it's due tomorrow and I want to go on reading break". And so God made us in his own image. So really it was kind of like cutting and pasting, but changing enough words so that it's not really plagiarized .
Liz says:
And God saw every thing that he had made (self-editing), and, behold, it was very good (settled for about a B+).
Liz says:
The important part is, that then he rested, handed it in and went back to Nintendo Wii.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snowing? In Canada?

The Greater Toronto Area is- wait for it- out of salt for the roads.

March 8, 2008, the city Liz works in:

*smacks foreheard*

Monday, March 03, 2008

Don't even kid yourself. They all sound like that.

I have a new favourite song. I think it's pretty much official. I'm completely obsessed with The Trapeze Swinger by Iron and Wine.

But please, remember me
I heard from someone you're still pretty
And then
They went on to say
That the pearly gates
Had some eloquent graffiti
Like "We'll meet again"
And "Fuck the man"
And "Tell my mother not to worry"
And angels with their gray
Were always done in such a hurry

If anyone (Andrew/Joe) knows the proper tabs for this song, I am having trouble finding a good site online.

Also another newby to the "favourites" category is Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin. It was difficult to get into for the first two chapters, but then I totally fell in love with it.

I love being able to identify with a particular character, and all the better if I identify with several. In this case the two daughters were like two different and very strong parts of my personality, and I was overwhelmed by the insight and wit with which their behaviour and mindset is portrayed.

I admire Elinor's stoicisism (not generally one of my qualities, but I related instantly to her rationalizing away everything and over analyzation of every situation), and I loved Marianne's passion and saw instantly that for all of her flaws she was incredibly honest and loyal.

I plan on watching the movie ASAP. I adore 3 of its main actors, I think it's remarkable that I managed to hold out until the end of the book without seeing it.