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I... I just don't know how to react to this [28 Nov 2009|10:57am]
OK friends here's some messed up news!

But I'm not going to comment on it. Mainly because I can't. It's just.... odd.

So first I want you to look at the pictures in this link here. Don't be ashamed if you can't read it - it's in Vietnamese. But just look at those pictures.

Creepy right?

Well it gets even weirder. Click here to read what the story is about in English.

That's fucked up!
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What's been on my mind lately [12 Nov 2009|03:33pm]
So I haven't posted much of anything lately mainly because I haven't had much to say. I've been spending most of my time working, reading or writing.

For one script I'm working on I've been reading as much as I can about Christian radicalism.

For example did you know that there are a growing number of American Christians who believe that the bible says that Americans are God's chosen people? It's true, these people actually believe themselves to be chosen by God. I read one person exclaim that that's why the USA has the "best military, economy and society". I couldn't bring myself to correcting them with facts.

There was one woman who, when making a video about atheism being involved with the devil, claimed that George W. Bush was the best president that the world has ever seen.

What I've been wondering is how you guys feel about societal ignorance. Do you think that being ignorant to the world around them these people are leading better or worse lives? The old expression says "Ignorance is Bliss". Do you agree?

Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe and I'm not trying to perpetuate that Christianity leads to ignorance. I mean it certainly can but all beliefs including atheism (believing there is no God is still believing) have this flaw. However I'm asking more in regards to societal ignorance in general. Is it truly harmful?

What do you think?
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Nathon Fillion in Halo 3: ODST [30 Jul 2009|05:57pm]

He actually had a cameo in Halo 3 as a soldier. He seems to have a nice juicy role now and his character is even modeled after him. Very cool.
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Holy shit this is real [30 Jul 2009|12:04pm]
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The sport of the future - today! [26 Jul 2009|09:24am]
Last night was my first game in the Grifball amateur league. Grifball is a variation of Halo 3. I'll let the video at the bottom explain it.

The really cool thing about Grifball is that some people take it pretty seriously. On the forums you can find a fantasy league and people making predictions about what teams are going to make it to the playoffs. They talk about which players should play for which teams. It's the same way people talk about hockey or any other sport which gives it a great competitive feeling. And they do it for the amateur league and not just the professional league.

I play for Team Cañada (note: not Team Canada). We lost the game but it was pretty close. The rules are first to 5 (technically best out of 9 because you have to play 9 rounds regardless of the score). It came down to the very last round and it was a good game. I was proud of myself for being the only person on my team to not get any betrayals (killing your own team) and I didn't have the worst spread between kills and deaths. I was minus 11 and the worst spread was minus 20.

If you're still wondering what Grifball is, here's a handy informational video.

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[21 Jul 2009|08:37am]
So I often get asked what life is "like" in Val-d'Or and I've avoided the topic very well up to now. However I decided for posterity's sake to put actual excerpts from actual conversations I've had in Val-d'Or. And to make things even better, these were all said yesterday.

T = Them (identities hidden for no real reason)
M = Me. Or Mitch. Whichever you prefer.

T: What do you drink?
M: Gin and tonic.
T: What's in that?
(I actually had this exchange 3 times yesterday).

T: I remember you!
M: I remember you too.
T: You sang for me in the bar!
M: Correct.
T: I asked you.
M: Correct.
T: Why did I do that?
M: I really don't know.
T: What song was it?
M: Need you Tonight by INXS.
T: Yeah I don't remember how that goes. Could you sing it for me?

T: I don't get what the big deal is. I mean Hitler did do some good things!
M: First off, not really. And even if he did you can't say it if you're the head of F1!
T: Why not?
M: Because 2 years ago he said all women should wear white like other household appliances. You need a longer time between saying stupid shit that can get you fired.

T: Where do you come?
M: Mostly in my hand.

T: What are you doing in Val-d'Or? (I have this conversation every fucking day. EVERY. FUCKING. DAY.)

T: Are we watching Shrek versus the Alien?
M: .... Dude this is the World Poker Tour Ladies Championship.
T: Oh...
M: Which one's Shrek?
T: I don't even know any more.

T: That's how we cook it in the woods.
M: In the woods?
T: Yeah. That's moose you're eating. Good eh?

And that's what it's like in Val-d'Or.

Edited because I remembered one.

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Taken from Bayley [14 Jul 2009|06:17pm]
• Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
• NO CAPTIONS! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
• They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no Googling or Flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
• You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

All of these were taken by me so, yeah.Collapse )
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Oink oink [13 Jul 2009|08:41pm]

I took this the other day. That's my backyard and that's the downstairs' neighbours' pig. You can also see one of the 4 dogs chilling by the fence they just put up.

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Were the French voting on this? [10 Jul 2009|12:43pm]
So after talking about my feelings it's time to get back to stuff that pisses me off.

Here's something and it's related to snowboarding of all things.

Watch this video. Who do you think should have won?

Now I'm not a snowboard enthusiast. I've only been on a snowboard once. But I love to watch it as a spectator from time to time because like most athletic activities when I see someone who's really good at it I think "Holy shit!". And I like holy shit moments. One of those guys gave me a holy shit moment. And it wasn't the winner.
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[08 Jul 2009|10:36am]
The following entry is what has been on my mind for weeks now. Only read if you really want to know how I'm doingCollapse )

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French people are weird [05 Jul 2009|04:11am]
So I just had this conversation (yes I know it's four in the morning but that's just how we roll) with Donald.

Donald: The two longest performing acts in Vegas are Quebecois. André-Philippe Gagnon and Celine Dion.
Me: What?! No way. Danny Gans had to have been performing longer than Celine Dion. And if not him Wayne Newton certainly has been.
Donald: Who?
Me: Wayne Newton. You know, Danke Schoen? *I start singing*
Donald: Never heard of him.

Me: You've never heard of Wayne-fucking-Newton? Ferris Bueller's Day Off? A famous guest appearance on Roseanne? 
Donald: Yeah I have no idea what you're talking about.

I don't know why I'm so shocked. Many of my friends here have never heard of Barenaked Ladies.
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A death in the family [29 Jun 2009|09:33am]
Yesterday, at around 11AM,  after months of fearing a faulty DVD drive and some performance issues, my Xbox 360 got the Red Ring of Death.

Now it will be weeks by the time a repaired console is in my hands.

This seriously fucks things up for me on the entertainment front and it really shows that having a whole bunch of things in one device is great until it breaks down. In my case I used the 360 to play retail games, download little arcade games, it was my DVD player and it was how I kept in touch with my family via Video Chat.  I also used it to listen to podcasts via a USB stick and rent videos from the Xbox Live service.

I'll be honest, this sucks.
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COTY nomination [20 Jun 2009|02:37pm]
So you may have heard about TorStar columnist Rosie Dimanno calling Hamilton a "dump" when referring to the city's attempt to get an NHL team.

Well she's responded to the natural backlash.

She feel comfortable enough to freely use terms like "wop" and "gypsie" to describe certain Hamiltonians.

I've got a descriptive word too. Cunt.

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But why? [19 Jun 2009|06:49am]
So last night I got home and saw something really weird.

There was a pig in my back yard.

Not a fat person mind you, but an actual oink oink pig. It seems the people in the apartment below me have a pig now. This morning it was squeeling for, well I have no idea and it woke me up.

How many times in your life have you said "the pig woke me up"? Again, not talking about people.


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It's been too long [15 Jun 2009|12:29pm]
Hey everybody!

I've got some messed up news!

A 27 year old woman in Maryland and her boyfriend decided to add some new flavour to the bedroom. They seem to have been inspired by videos online of women having sex with thrusting dildo machines. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. If you don't, well, you have a connection to the internet. I'm sure you can figure out how to find some vids.

So this couple decided to build their own version using a dildo and a saber saw. They attached the dildo to the saw blade and turned it on to get the thrusting motion with the man operating the dildsaw.

Who wants to guess what happened?

Yes. Yes that happened.

The woman's ok, relatively, and has been released from hospital and is recovering from her wounds.

I don't understand why they used the blade and not replaced it with another type of stick. Hell even a popsicle stick may have worked. And even if it didn't, at least she wouldn't have been cut in the vag by a saw. I imagine that's a lot worse than a home made sex toy not doing a great job.
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Taken from Bayley [13 Jun 2009|07:07pm]
YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never really clicked, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song or Album:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
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Set phasers to fucking awesome [05 Jun 2009|08:52am]
Lance ( boywhocantsayno ), I owe you an apology. So I'll say it now I'm sorry.

Lance had made a post months ago explaining his excitement over the new Trek. I tried to burst his bubble reminding him of the Star Trek odd numbered film theory. I did this not as a Trek fan, but as an anti Trek fan. Which isn't really fair since I really have no connection with Star Trek. I've only seen two of the movies (both Next Generation) and only parts of Wrath of Khan and Generations (fell asleep during Generations). I've never seen any of the TV shows through an entire episode.

So believe me when I say that the new Star Trek movie is fucking awesome.

It's fun. It's funny. It's a blast.

I even got misty eyed and almost cried (not at the scene everyone else cried mind you, but somewhere else. I get really emotional over father stuff).

Anyway, I highly recommend people check this movie out. It's easily one of the best I've seen since Dark Knight.

EDIT - I knew there was something fishy going on. There had to be a reason why I loved this movie so much. From IMDB trivia:

Roberto Orci cited Star Wars (1977) as an influence in giving this film an epic feel: "I wanted to feel the space, to feel speed and to feel all the things that can become a little bit lost when Star Trek becomes very stately - although I love that about it." The film pays homage to Star Wars (1977) in the Cantina scene, in the action sequences, and particularly in Kirk and Spock's relationship ("Han Solo wasn't friends with anyone when the journey started, then..."). Additionally, the name 'Vader' is mentioned when the cadets are boarding the Starfleet vessels and Captain Pike says 'Punch it' before going to warp, just like Han Solo does before jumping to Hyperspace.

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Losing it. [31 May 2009|09:23am]
It's snowing.

It's May 31st and it's snowing.

Tomorrow, June will be here. And it just might snow again.

I can see it. I can't believe it. But it's fucking snowing.

Fuck my life.
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Soon my butt shall know comfort [29 May 2009|03:33pm]

I'm getting some furniture finally!

For those that don't know I moved to Val-d'Or with no furniture aside from a chest Tessa gave me. The rest of the furniture I have (which were all courtesy of Cathy) stayed in St. Catharines. I lucked out when I got my apartment the former tenant left an inflatable mattress, a lawn chair, a coffee table and an end table. On Monday I'll be adding a loveseat to that collection.

Also, this week Star Trek is playing in English! Yay!

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Kick some ass [15 May 2009|09:04am]
Well the achievement race ended. Here are the results. My name is "Polar Zombie".


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