The Dalai Lama is Yoda

I've been reading My Spiritual Journey lately, a novel written by the Dalai Lama—Buddhism's spiritual leader. And I gotta say, the guy has some solid points about how life should be lived. First off, he preaches an interdependence of all living things. Basically, he means that everything is connected and we as human beings are intertwined with the natural [...]

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Nestle’s CEO confirmed as inspiration for Next Bond Villain

A few months ago Chairman and former Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe uttered something that will remain in the public eye for years to come—and for good reason. Claiming that water isn't a human right, the Austrian billionaire confirmed he's serving as the inspiration for actor Christoph Waltz's Bond villain in the next 007 film: Spectre. Unfortunately, novelist Ian Fleming declined to comment on [...]

Have Superhero Movies Overstayed Their Welcome?

Last week the world was gifted two highly-anticipated trailers. The first, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fought off more than it's bloated title in proving to fans that Ben Affleck's take on the Dark Knight might be worth the price of admission. Running in at around 3 and a half minutes, the trailer revisits the [...]

Trump ’16-It Could Happen

Was it really only 11 years ago that Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live? In one famous sketch on the April 3rd broadcast, The Apprentice star appeared on a parody of Regis & Kelly (Darrell Hammond & Amy Poehler) to plug his new book. In it, he jokes about how the mere presence of his face on any network significantly [...]

Allergy Pills Not Working? My Story

Every year brings the same twisted fate for me and other allergy sufferers. As the winter draws to a close and Spring starts to bloom the prospect of entering the outside world (cue Vampiric hiss) becomes less and less endurable. For twenty-four years I've waged a war with this unnecessary genetic phenomenon and have come [...]

The Vancouver Canucks and the Fair-weather fan

I've been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember—and a Canucks fan for even longer (ignore the space-time continuum slip). With a Pavel Bure "Russian Rocket" poster strewn across my wall at the age of four I thought being good at the game took nothing more than speaking broken English. All that changed [...]

Michael Bay, Adam Sandler and the Lowest Common Denominator

Remember when Happy Gilmore hit theatres? I don't, only because I was five at the time and Sandler's "progressive" sense of humour was a bit mature for me at the time. But, from what I understand, people left the cinema and didn't hate on the SNL cast member's latest comedic offering. How times have changed. [...]

Mornings—who invented them, and for what vengeful purpose?

The beginning of any day has presented a creative brand of hell for people like me. Whether I have to wake up for work, school, or any other energy-draining activity, I've yet to find the fun in getting out of bed. Maybe my bed's too comfy, or maybe someone snuck one of those Memory Foam mattresses on top [...]

Social Media, Attention Whoring and Selfie Sticks

It's no secret that the internet has changed the way humans interact with each other. Nowadays, children attend school with the omnipresent and inescapable reality that everything they do can and will be archived in an online database. Phones have become cheaper than food in many third world countries, which presents a horde of complications—on a [...]

Intro: Why I’ve decided to write this here internet blog.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—and everyone in between, welcome to my blog. Before we begin this exploratory process into the nether regions of my brain, which should awaken some inner demons in us all, I'd like to explain why I've decided to write one of these here word pages on yer internet screen. It [...]