Thursday, May 29, 2008

RIP Luc Bourdon 1987-2008

Canucks Nation is deeply saddened by the passing of Vancouver Canucks defenseman, Luc Bourdon. He was killed in a motorcycle accident early this afternoon near his hometown in New Brunswick. He was 21.

Luc had so much going for him and was poised to become one of the top defenseman in the NHL. It's tragic that a young man with a full life ahead of him was cut short. It reminds me how precious the gift of life is. It's fragile. One day you're here, then next day you could be gone.

Even though I don't know and have never met Luc, his death has affected me a bit. I think because as a community being so involved with the Canucks, it felt like losing someone in the family. I felt like I knew him because I seen him play, read about him, and watched his interviews. The slogan, "We Are All Canucks," definitely hits home.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Luc and his family.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Indiana Jones

So I went to see "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" on its third night since the release. My buddies called me up and asked if I wanted to go see it. I was like dude it's gonna be packed, but I was informed that the movie was playing almost every 15 minutes. I figured let's do it and when we arrived at the theatre, we only had to wait for an hour to get good seats. As we sat in the theatre watching previews, I started getting pumped to see this new Indy flick. The movie started slow and then the ridonculousness happens. As each action scene was coming together, the movie just takes a nose dive. I was like c'mon! Is Lucas serious?? I was like man what fantastical thing is gonna happen next. Some parts of the movie were okay, but others not. Here are some scenes that bugged me the most. I'll be vague so as to not spoil others who haven't seen the film.

1. Atomic Bomb
2. Prarie Dogs
3. Tarzan
4. Car in Tree
5. 3 Falls

Maybe our generation is spoiled with great scripts or George Lucas is getting old. The young minds these days are much sharper. I am okay with the popcorn action flick with the unbelievability factor to it, but it has to be done well like Iron Man. Now that was a fun flick.


Monday, May 19, 2008


Not many of you know that I'm a big fan of Conan O'Brien. He will be taking over The Tonight Show in 2009 and I'm looking forward to what he will do with it. I like Conan because he's real, brilliant, creative, experimental, and of course hilarious. I was watching a one hour interview of him on the Charlie Rose show and it was interesting to see his humility and how he got into show business. One quote that stood out to me was him talking about the youth of today.

“What astounds me is how many young people come up to me and say, ‘Conan, someday I’m gonna be on your show.’ And I say, ‘What is it you do? They don’t know. That’s the craziest thing, most people, it’s the Paris Hilton phenomenon, they just want to be famous, and they’ve actually seen it work. They’ve seen someone get incredibly famous for being just being famous, so that’s a little unsettling sometimes.” - Conan O'Brien

How very true that I notice how many people of our generation just want to be famous. People want to be out there and get noticed.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Places I've Been

You are about to witness my very first YouTube video. I decided to be creative and used the program Sony Vegas to make a slideshow accompanied with music by AmpLive called "Weird Fishez." It chronicles my travels from the year 1999 to the present.