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Gluten Free? Give it to me!

So I was wondering the other day why everything is now gluten free.

I bought some Old Dutch potato chips in the box....where you get 2 bags and yeah...they’re awesome.
But now they’re gluten free. Why?
I want my gluten!
20-30-40 years ago they didn’t have issues with having gluten in their food, so why now?
I think its complete bullshit.
Here’s my theory: Doctors tell you that you are allergic to gluten. So now you have to be on a gluten free or gluten reduced diet. So now you need to find gluten free food. So gluten free food obviously costs more because the process may involve another step that they need to do in order to eliminate the gluten, therefore the additional cost associated with this process gets passed along to the consumer.
So the price of non-gluten bread is more than regular bread with gluten.
Well now guess what? If they can charge more for non-gluten free bread, then you can always hide another few cents in for profit. So now everything is gluten free. Plus people assume tha…

Cell Phone Trade in Programs are BULLSHIT!

Okay so as most or all of you should know by now, cell phone carriers have started to adopt a “cell phone trade in program” towards your new device.What they neglected to tell you was that without the courtesy of and lubrication they also would like to bend you over.

I have found that in 99% of cases they will offer little to nothing for devices that are worth well over what they are offering.
Now first of all, I get it.... trust me I do. The phones might be scratched or not operational or water damaged or I took a dump on it or whatever... but still they offer estimates of what your potential payout might be.... without ever seeing the device in full they cannot properly provide an estimate, yet they do.
Now, do you really think they will offer you MORE when you get there? I highly fucking doubt it. I would venture a guess that they will do as much as they can to offer you as little as possible. Basically raping you of the entire potential value and offering peanuts to replace it.
I sugg…

Restaurant review: Beer Revolution

There’s a restaurant by my place that opened up last summer I believe. My fiancĂ© went there last year for lunch with a friend so last weekend we decided to check it out.
By no means am I a food expert or an expert in menu’s and overall look of a restaurant; I will simply point out any illogical processes or things that don’t make sense. What I am an expert in is customer service. I have pretty much had some involvement in customer service for 99% of my work life, either as a consumer or a vendor I know what I like, what’s appropriate and what’s absolutely not acceptable.
When I do these food restaurant reviews I will use 3 different categories which were somewhat foreshadowed above.
Customer Service
Food/Beverages
Decor/visual appeal
Okie so first off for Beer Revolution...
Visual appeal and Decor.
We walked in and the sign said to seat anywhere, so we picked a booth at the far end.
Walking through the place there was a main bar area to the left and seating to the right and of course ample pa…

AuthourHouse

So as some of you (hopefully all of you...) know, I published a book last year.
If you aren’t aware of it, go buy it. It’s poetry and it’s awesome. “Synthetic Tales of Everyday Life”. Available where all fine books are sold....but it’s an ebook, so look online.
Now that I’m done with the plug, here’s the rant.
So after many moons of looking for a suitable publisher, I decided Authorhouse would be a decent fit. I was wrong.
It all began when I submitted my script. It took more than a week for someone to get back to me. After that it was almost as if they had forgotten me. No updates as to what stage it was on and no viable feedback unless I contacted them to ask. The reps were nice enough, but after being passed on to 3 or 4 of them like some type of Thai hooker I started to get a little pissy.
With the first part finished (which they did a pretty bang-up job on I must say) the book was published. By the way, no-one even bothered to tell me that it was up for sale on most major websites... …

Stupidity and Beyond!

I’m sure you have all had a situation where you have felt like a god compared to other’s intellect, but I feel that recently I have pushed those boundaries even further still.
Here are just a few examples of those incidents and some stories to follow.
Repeating myself.
If there’s any one thing that would be a standalone piss off, it’s having to repeat myself.
Now let me distinguish between repeating myself due to noise and being unable to actually hear what I’m saying and being right fucking retarded.
If there are loud noises, or we’re at a concert, or I’m plain just not speaking in a volume which you can audibly understand then that’s one thing. That is not so much stupidity but a slight annoyance. This can be corrected with repeating your last sentence with one that is much higher in volume to compensate for the distracting background noise, or removing yourself from the area and repeating your last statement in the same volume.
Now being utterly batshit stupid is caused by complete ignor…

ETS

If you don’t know what E.T.S. stands for then you probably don’t live in Edmonton.
E.T.S. stands for the Edmonton Transit System. They are basically the ones who run public transport throughout the city.
If you can’t afford to drive, can’t drive or basically just don’t like driving then you’re either already doing and or limited to taking the bus, LRT, cabs, a nice friend or walking.
If you drive then you more than likely feel the same frustration I do about ETS Bus drivers.
They are quite simply the WORST drivers on the face of the earth.
6:44am – January 15th, 2015
Unit – 4128 #7 by the University Area cut me off this morning as well as another driver.
I am going to start bringing a video camera with me and mounting it to my dash board. Then I will e-mail every single fucking video to ETS.
I am cut off almost daily to the point where it has nearly caused an accident every single time.
If you are an ETS driver that is not a fucking complete joke when it comes to driving, then I suggest you …

The Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers

First off let me start by saying that I love Edmonton. I have lived in or around this area for the better part of my life and I can’t say I’d be any happier somewhere else. I love the people, the festivals, the views, the location and the history. To me this is home. I know this because when I travel, I get this overwhelming sense of belonging when I return here. Somewhat likening that feeling to migratory birds as they get pulled in one direction or the other depending on the time of year... I get that same pull here.
There isn’t anywhere else I’d rather call home.
I am an Oilers fan. I never used to be, but it just catches you I guess. I’d don’t want every game, know the birthdates and shoe sizes of every player, but I am a fan. I don’t paint copper and blue over my face, cats or car. I don’t plaster Oiler stickers on lamp posts or sport Oiler drinking mugs when I pull up to the drive through at Tim Horton’s. I watch games every so often and I do attend a game or tw…

Do us a favor by doing yourself a favor: Stop being an idiot.

The more and more I drive icy snow-covered roads during winter, the more I liken it to a gauntlet of death.
With Canada being made-up of immigrants from all parts of the world it’s amazing how people coming from countries with absofuckinglutely no snow think that they are now equipped and prepared to drive in such conditions. YOU ARE NOT.
Here is a list of things you need to do while driving: 1. Turn on your headlights
2. Use your signal indicators
3. Allow enough space in front of your car to break safely without hitting the car in front of you
4. Go on a green light
5. Stop at a red light
6. Don’t signal 1 second before your turn, break suddenly and expect everyone to stop

Coincidentally that’s also a list of things that if not properly done could result in your immediate death.
Therefore since most of you retarded drivers can’t fucking properly execute anything on that list you must all want to commit suicide.
In the span of 1 week I’ve had the following happen to me, in no particular order: …