mind altering animation

If you have Flash, 10 minutes, and an open mind you should visit nosepilot.com.

It’s nice to see someone with talent in animation and flash as opposed to flash alone (NOTE: I have neither).


day 22. still no sign of the sun.

Due to the prolonged absence of the sun actsofvolition seems to have developed Seasonal Affective Disorder. The following are symptoms of SAD as they affect aov:

  1. A change in appetite, especially a craving for sweet or starchy foods – we eat a lot of potatoes and cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing.
  2. Weight gain – no.
  3. A heavy feeling in the arms or legs – not really, but this seems related to #2.
  4. A drop in energy level – yes. Note that this does not imply an initial high level of energy.
  5. Fatigue – yes. I am conscience for an average of twelve hours a day. 0.5 of these hours are productive.
  6. A tendency to oversleep – I was proud of myself for waking up early today. At noon.
  7. Difficulty concentrating – yes. Anyone who has read aov will not need to be told this.
  8. Irritability – yes. %@$#& you.
  9. Increased sensitivity to social rejection – possibly. Lack of social situations makes answering difficult.
  10. Avoidance of social situations – yes. See #9.

While at first glance this seems a strong endorsement of aov as a sufferer of SAD, the diagnosis is far from clear as answers to questions #4 through #10 are constant and integral elements in our personalities.


aov remembers

While enjoying living in a peaceful and free country this morning (actually, I was just sleeping, but the two are certainly not mutually exclusive), a marching band tromped down the street, tooting horns, drumming drums, and other such marching band-type things.

Honestly, a marching band marched right down the street. It was surreal. Anyways, in honour of the day (it’s Remembrance Day in Canada for those who don’t know what I’m talking about) I present a few links:


all decisions are final. no recounts.

We have finally reached the end of the “milleniyumyum” affair. Somewhat behind schedule mind you, but that seems to be all the rage these days. In any case, the punishment to be adopted for Steven’s use of the “word” “milleniyumyum” has been kindly provided by long time listener, first time caller, Sinned*. He has decreed that Steven’s punishment is to be the following:

make him eat donuts…
lots and lots of donuts..
we’ll see how milleniyumyummie he feels then…

Hopefully some pictures, or at least an artist’s rendition, of the punishment being executed will be available soon.

I would like to be able to provide Sinned with a mug or a t-shirt for his winning suggestion, but we have none. Perhaps I will take up a collection, though that certainly seems extremely unlikely.

* Name has been scrambled to protect the innoncent. Sinned is much better than Wehttam. Lucky bastard.


congratulations to bush or gore

The Onion gets it right again.

Bush Or Gore: ‘A New Era Dawns’ is so true it’s almost not funny. Almost.


making up titles is cramping my style.

One of the best descriptions of the American election I have read recently:

It hurts, doesn’t it? Being forced to choose between I guy who’s so smart that he’s a complete idiot, and a guy who’s so dumb he doesn’t even know he’s dumb – he’s like a dog who thinks he’s a person.

Wisdom like this could only come from one place. Suck of course. More specifically Filler, which appears on Suck every Wednesday.

And yes, I am aware the election has not officially been won, but let’s be realistic – it’s over.


a dead man in the senate? you can’t make stuff like this up.

A dead man has been elected to the senate.

I can’t even think of anything funny to say about this. You just can’t make stuff like this up.


my dear Americans:

To the 96,942,751 of you who voted for Bush/Gore: May you live with the consequences of your “decision” for years to come.

To the 2,647,464 of you who voted for Ralph Nader: Thank you. It was brave to vote for someone you knew wouldn’t be in office but still deserved your vote.

To the 174,294,659 of you who didn’t vote: May you live with the consequences the decision of the 100,648,835 who did, never complaining about politics, leadership or government until such time as you find it worthwhile to get off your ass once every four years.


re: stupid man wins nearly interminable election

In response to stupid man wins nearly interminable election

I’ll chime in to the chorus of Matt’s lady-friends throughout the years with the all-to-familiar phrase; You’ve jumped the gun again matt!

The election is still hanging on the Disney World State.

Thanks to adbusters for the image.


stupid man wins nearly interminable election.

George W. Bush has won the American election. While I’m not entirely certain of how, or why, this is important to me, it seems bad. Ralph Nader got a miniscule amount of the vote, but expect liberals (the ideology, not the party) to continue to use him as a scapegoat. Good night.