Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Spam Spam I'm ham in a can.
You spread over bread,
and you send me in mail.
Nobody likes me cuz I'm Spam
I'm ham in a can
I'm ham in a can
I'm ham in a caaaaaaaan.

That was a song I wrote all by myself a few years ago about spam, and all spammy goodness. (It even had guitar backing to it)

For those of you who don't know, Spam is ham in a can. Well, I'm not sure if you can actually call it ham, or if it just goes by "blob in a box" these days. Spam is incredibly salty, and even saltier if you fry it. Nonetheless, spam is very fun to eat, its chewy and mushy in texture, and can probably substitute as adhesive.

You can also send spam in mail as spam mail. I'm sure everyone has gotten atleast one of these in their life. My personal favourites are the ones that talk about growing that penis you don't have, or paying the people you don't know, or meeting newly divorced monkeys that like balloons on

So, I wonder now, if you send a box of spam to someone, is it still spam mail?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blocks R Us

I used to be really really bad at tetris (like die at level 2 kind of bad). Then of course, my roommates and I decide to take up tetris like its a sport, like its our life. Needless to say it pretty much is my life now, but what I didn't realize was that there is so much more to a tetris game than just getting lines.

The blocks are called "Minos", not just blocks. "Minos" is of course a short form of tetraminos, its like getting on a first name basis with tetris.

Like the name, you spin the T shaped tetramino into spot. Its like you block it from going straight in, and then you bring it down to the bottom and spin it in spot. I wish there was a square spin as well.

Its when you get four lines at once. I've tried getting more than four, it doesn't work.

I think this is when you get a tetris, or a t-spin and right after that you get a triple/double/single. I don't think I've ever gotten one of these when I actually tried to.

While going down the tetris rabbit hole, I've also taken it upon myself to think up variations on normal tetris, here are some I have come up with:

Single block tetris! Single squares fall down one at a time, and you make lines with that.

Sideways tetris. The blocks show up either from the left or the right and you make lines from there.

Tetris Circs.
Tetris with circles. When you try to turn the circles, they spin. This version also has a rounded base to the tetris matrix.

I so hope the tetris people take some of my suggestions, and maybe also create 3D tetris someday.

If you're looking for a place to play some interesting tetris, you can try out Tetris Friends. If you happen to find more interesting tetris sites, feel free to leave them in the comments section!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sugary Goodness

If you never made rock candy in science class as an elementary schooler, you missed out. Fear not though, it is quite easy to make, and this is where you learn how.

Things you need:
Food colouring (optional)

What to do:
Mix the sugar into the water. Mix LOTS of sugar into the water.

Add food colouring of your choice (skip this step if you chose to exclude food colouring).

Tie one end of the string to a stick.

Dip the other end of the string into the bucket of sugar water, with the stick resting on the mouth of the bucket (like its holding up the string).

Try to get the string as close to the bottom of the pail as possible (or as much of it submerged as possible).

Let this apparatus sit near a window in sunlight.

Come back after a day or so to find rock candy!!


A Box is a Box is a Box

Everyone has boxes lying around, whether they be decorative boxes, or packing boxes, wooden boxes, or cardboard boxes, everyone has some. Now if you're not a box connoisseur like I am, you may be wondering what to do with so many boxes.

Build a Fort.
Like the show "Out of the Box" make a box fort. You take one box, and put it with another...

Live in it.
They're cozy, and you can probably find one just the right size to fit you.

Befriend it.
Not on facebook, but in real life. Boxes make great friends, and they come in every shape and size, don't discriminate!

Put Things in it.
If you have nothing else to do with your box, you might as well use it for storage. I will warn you though, very few people resort to this option, do not be surprised when you get wierd looks if you tell people this is what you do with your box.

Make a New Box.
You could just cut up an old box, and recycle it into a different shaped box (like a cheese shaped box).

Decorate it.
You can decorate your box with pretty stickers, and colours of all sorts, just make sure to ask your box if it minds the decorations before hand.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

TV For All

So I've watched a few odd TV shows lately. Some were not only odd, but simply ODD, as odd (and possibly as innovative) as sliced bread. MTV seems to have a lot of this list, one can only guess why.

From G's To Gents
This show takes "G's" better known as "Gangstaz" and tries to transform them into "Gents" better known as "normal people".

The Girls of Hedsor Hall
Similar to From G's to Gents, yet with girls. Their activities range from bird shearing, to eating foods they don't like... Those are things that I of course am quite adept in.

16 and Pregnant
Like the title says, a bunch of 16 year olds who all seem to ecstatic they are having children. Set in midwest America, the show just asks for laughter directed toward these people.

Real Housewives of Whereever
Catfights, shoes, other drama is pretty much what this show is all about.

A Shot at Love
Why does she never pick the one I want her to pick?

Jersey Shore
I like to call it "J-Sho". I bet all that gel substitutes for a helmet on thier heads.

Flavour of Love
An oldie, but a goodie. I now know what a guy with a big clock-on-a-chain likes, thanks for the life changing knowledge.

More To Love
The bachelor for plus sizers, while I don't understand why the segregation is needed, I genuinely liked this show.

Whatever show you choose, just make sure you know where the remote is, you know... for emergency channel switching.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Fruit to Remember

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a watermelon. I thought it might be cool to be green and peely, and all watery inside. I figured it was perfectly normal to want to have your life goal to become a fruit, I guess I just wasn't aware people didn't usually want to be oranges, or apples, or grapes when they grew up. Watermelons though, I never found a person who didn't want to be a watermelon.

Watermelons are multi functional:
You can poke a hole, pour in alcohol of your choice let it sit, and you have your very own spiked watermelon.
Make a fruit basket, like the picture above, just cut the watermelon in chunks, scoop out the middle and put any fruit you like in the basket!
Watermelon Ice, take some watermelon, make it into watermelon juice and freeze it for some awesome watermelon fun.
Watermelon Green Tea, I just found out about this concoction today, some kiosk in the mall (Freshly Squeezed) had this watermelon green tea thing, so I tried one. The seller dude asked me if I wanted it regular or slushie, slushie was the way to go (it has ice).

Whatever way you choose to eat your watermelon, don't forget that an orange straw goes a long way.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hot Hot Warmth

It is getting mighty warm outside these days, here are some things you can finally do.

Eat Ice Cream
It is finally acceptable to eat ice cream outside. Not that it is any less fun to eat ice cream in a blizzard, you just don't get any wierd looks now.

Eat Ice
Like above, there is nothing wrong when you do it in winter outside, but people get it when done in the summer.

No Pants
Who wants pants in this warm weather, wear some ice cream instead.

Free Food
People always come out to have BBQs and other food related events, how will they possibly know you weren't invited.

Get a Mini Fan
Not a short follower, an actual mini fan found at the dollar store. They keep you cool while looking cool.