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Over The Fence or Through The Gate?

I'm the last person who should be writing this. In fact, I'm even the wrong biological sex. But let me tell you about something important: the true function of men's underwear.

How I Lost And Found My Mojo. Hint: Vodka

I'm sipping on a quadruple vodka, courtesy of Travis Gertz. If that doesn't spell trouble, it certainly spells a night of entertainment. Don't worry, it's on me (or it might be later). Pending purge.

Don’t (Strategically) Throw Out Your Vote, Alberta

I'm seeing several left-leaning Albertans considering a vote for the right-wing Progressive Conservative Party just to stop the insane but popular, ultra-right-wing Wild Rose Party from winning the upcoming Alberta provincial election.

Hair: The Bald Truth

I got my first brazilian today. And lest you think that’s too much information, I have a point to make with all of this. Humans are weird about hair. I know I’ve commented on this before, but as I lay…

Brush Them Suckers Clean

I went on a mission to find a sustainable toothbrush tonight. Hah! Talk about an impossible safari. It was like looking for house cats on Kilimanjaro. 

Why Carrier Pigeons Do It Better

In light of recent happenings in Egypt, and considering how the whole country's internet got taken down back in March, I started worrying about what we would do if aliens landed and shut down the internet, or the Rapture struck…

OccupyWallSt.org | News & Logistics for September 17th

Are you watching the occupation of Wall Street right now? You should. I think it’ll be big. Maybe even Syria big. Thousands of people have committed to camping out in NYC (and around the world) for two months and standing…

Train Wreck Beach

We accidentally stumbled upon a nude beach in Vancouver. And when I say accidentally, I mean we'd totally go back. And not for the reasons you'd think.

Where’s Walter? No, Seriously.

Our journey is complete. Today, on this ordinary Monday of Mondays… we sold our Walter. Our beloved Walter, our beacon of freedom and light. Walter, our dear and dearly loved Winnebago of over 12 000 miles. In about a week, you’ll…

The Chosen

Travis and Wil and Andy made a movie in 24 hours. And they did real well at their screening, too. Best Writing Best Wardrobe Best Male Actor 2nd place: Audience Award This year the theme for the team was Identity…

Wenis Rubbers & Sexual Touching

Our flight back home was almost two weeks ago, but this is too annoyingly comical for me to forget. We had spent two weeks in Mexico (see misadventures here) and were winding down our week by watching the Canadian political…

Sock to the Gut

Put Walter on an RV lot today. Sounds like we’re gonna take a major sales hit due to the plummeting American dollar. Time to look into the existence of a trust fund from old uncle Buffet —Not Jimmy B. Still,…

Part One: Undressing Austin

Right after a million bats pelted us, we hit the Congress bridge to watch traffic. This city is not a boot. I’ma spread this into two posts to give Austin the detailed review it really deserves. It seems fitting to…

Love is a Battlefield.

You know that age old Corinthians verse, “Love is patient, love is kind…” (Corinthians 13:4)? You know the one. Your cousin had the pastor deliver it at her wedding. It’s total bullshit. And the reason isn’t because I’m jaded and…

Mosquito Bites: Scratching the Surface

--UPDATE: Found out these bites were actually from idiot sand fleas, but this post is still relevant so keep reading.-- If you have never received a mosquito bite, you are not allowed to read this post. Also, I don’t think…

Telling it Like it Was

If you know Travis and I, you know that we’re honest to a fault. So in a way, it seems appropriate that we’re honest in our posts, even if it means we have to eat it once in a while.…

Phase II Begineth

We’ve decided that with the dear departing of our steadfast Walter (he’s sitting outside my mom’s quonset till we can sell his ass), it is no longer appropriate for us to be calling this blog, Where’s Walter?. So we did…

Normal

Normal Created in 24hrs for the Calgary 24hr Film Race 2010. http://filmracing.com Team Dink Pajama Party Theme: Obsessed Surprise Element: Looking out a Window Winner of: Best Film Audience Favourite Best Direction Best Female Actor Best Ensemble Cast Best Cinematography…

Rushmore. Leave Soon.

Eery shot of Mount Rushmore Lighting Up at Night We swivelled like a dust vacuum through quite a few places during those last weeks of Walter. Stopped to see Chicago for an afternoon, Sioux Falls, Mount Rushmore, Bozeman, Billings, and…

Niagara Balls

Niagara is a commercial whore. She started out as a piece of pristine nature. An overwhelming testament to the raw power of water and rock and the distance between basin and ledge. But lo and behold, in the 1800s European…

Toronto: New York of the North?

Day 226 We’ve both been to Toronto before, but decided to try and approach it like we’ve approached nearly every other city on this journey. Like a couple of noobs acting like spies. Here’s the rundown: Day One Our first…

Parliamentary Comparisons

Having spent 98.9% of our adult lives growing up and living in the True North, we gnawed eagerly on the competition that good ole’ Ottawa spit out once we arrived. We couldn’t wait to size up Ottawa against the older,…

Westward Ho!

October 21, 2009We left at the blink of dawn. Okay it was eleven am in Calgary. A full ten hours later we parked our rears in Kamloops, after hours of misty highways, treacherous mountain roads, and bad A&W. I sat…

I Share. Therefore I Am.

What happens when we mistake social static for real human connections? Bitter, unending loneliness. But don’t take my word for it.

This is White History

I didn't even know there was a White History month. Oh right, that's every month.

A Memoir Project

A memoir and bedside attendant (if you have a tablet to read it on).

Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

A fascinating documentary about the circumstances behind the controversial warrant for Julian Assange's arrest. "He had just humiliated the most powerful nation in the world, heading one of the most controversial cyber operations in history. So when Julian Assange arrived…

How to Grow Up

You wouldn't think that standing on our own two feet would lead to wild nights of frisky sex, but the research is in: acting like an adult in your relationship and soothing your own hurts and insecurities rather than expecting…

Buckminster Fuller - Everything I Know

I'm not really sure I understand a lot of what ol' Bucky put out, but I'm pretty tempted to give his 42 hour lecture series a solid try. Why? Because a) there's probably a lot of genius packed in there,…

Viruses Change The World

Got a bug? Chances are it came from a pig or a chicken. And I guess that's not such a big deal except that pigs and chickens are practically blood brothers now, hunkering down inside crates on big agricultural farms…

Each Moment is the Universe

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past. A beautiful short film about the cycle of life. Turn off the lights, put on the headphones, and watch in full-screen.…

The Fox Effect

How did a mainstream media outlet destroy and subvert the concept of fair and balanced journalism? Read The Fox Effect to find out. “Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives, The Fox Effect is…

Do One Hundred Pushups

I tried this program with Trav about two years ago. I went from doing a measly sum of five ‘girl’ pushups to about 70+ consecutive ‘girl’ pushups in about four weeks. Then we just abruptly stopped. Don’t ask me why.…

The Richard Feynman Trilogy: The Physicist Captured in Three Films

Richard Feynman was a brilliant, outspoken physicist and (reluctant) recipient of the Nobel Prize. There were three documentaries and one TV series from producer, Christopher Sykes, that featured Feynman from 1981 to 1993. I’ve seen couple of them so far.…

Underwater Art Gallery

Freaky. My favourite image in the underwater gallery is the crazy dude looking up from his wheelchair. I love it!

The Happy Planet Index

Apparently we’re not the only ones who believe Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth. I would also argue that Austin, TX has got to be higher than the US national average. Nicest, most helpful people ever. Not that…