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Category: random thoughts

10/30/09 02:02 - ID#50152

really random

I did find this pretty odd as I always thought NYC was immune to the diaspora that we have experienced for decades

Dan Snyder is the ultimate little man douche, Wow and we thought Ralph was bad at least he's not suing Bills Fan. Then again if you're just scrapping by you shouldn't be spending your money on football tickets, it's just a game in the end. But I remember when I went down there last year, we made it a point to consume as much as we could before we went into FexEx so Dan wouldn't get any more cash from us more than he would have to.

Make 6 figures for doing this! Seriously, what are we doing wrong?

Lastly What is happening today with the stock market? I mean yesterday it was declared "Move along the great recession is over!" as GDP finally turned positive. Now I guess reality came back to bite us?

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Category: fall

10/27/09 10:33 - 53ºF - ID#50133

More Fall Foliage

I took these today in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada with my Canon PowerShot SD960 IS


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I found the old school logo in Canada mesmerizing.


But other than that this is just me bumming around the Canadian side after buying a 12 pack of Cplus and other Canadian treats.


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Yea, a Canadian Black Squire in the wild.

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Category: real estate

10/26/09 11:41 - ID#50126

Gentrification

So they're almost done "cleaning up" downtown. First it was The hookers on Chippewa, then it was the House of Quinn, more recently it has been the demolition of the Continental. Now I guess they're going to kick out the crackhead bums out of the Hotel Lafayette Because after all there is a proven track record of crackhead bums that live in that building

Now the last time I was in the general vicinity was in July with (e:metalpeter) as we went to the Lafayette Tap Room. I was pretty blown away even in the bar side by the marble and other intricacies such as the back restaurant section resembling the old aud club. So I'm torn as I do appreciate the history and the architecture of one of the few remaining building from the 1901 Pan Am Expo. Then another part of me mourns the inevitable loss of another shady aspect of downtown Buffalo.

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Category: talk radio

10/25/09 12:25 - 46ºF - ID#50102

Hit or Miss?



These web bot guys on Coast to Coast AM make this prediction in July

# A big crisis is kicked off on October 25, 2009. It could be that Israel bombs Iran, or that Swine Flu goes into a level of extreme lethality. 10 days later, in relation to this crisis, the Obama administration will be thrown into chaos.




Now we have this:

Personally I think Swine Flu is sensationalized hype, but I'll give a day to say that these guys did nailed it pretty well. But We'll have to see what happens the day after election day to see if the second half is a hit as well...


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Category: random thoughts

10/23/09 03:11 - 45ºF - ID#50084

Good News

I finally got around to booking my room for next week for the wedding. Hopefully we will have a good enough time where it is put to good use ;-)

On another note it was interesting to see Buffalo get mentioned in a good light economically

But it's pretty obvious, as it states we're OK because you can never lose something that you never had in the first place....
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Category: paranormal

10/22/09 07:37 - 55ºF - ID#50077

UFO?

A couple news outlets covered this

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A Niagara Falls Ont Newspaper


The longer vid



The Other Video




I really can't say what it was or if it was even anything at all. But what I can say is that over the course of my life living where I do, I have seen strange things in the sky.

Or who knows, it could be a marketing gimmick for the fourth kind movie...
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Category: fall

10/21/09 07:26 - 55ºF - ID#50071

Foliage Test

Just testing out my new camera.



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Category: stuff

10/18/09 11:16 - ID#50051

a couple of things

I had one of the best birthdays last week. I don't know if it's the advent of facebok and the ability for everyone to know when it is if they log in on a fairly regular basis, but it was a good time none the less.

When I went out on Thursday we stopped at Allen St Hardware. What got me was something that initially in my mind was bad, but after some consideration I justified it as being alright. Hardware was the first place around here that I was consciously aware of that served Pabst or PBR and for years they had it in bottles none the less. Then I would say they stopped the bottles and served cans, now if I want a PBR in a bottle I'll now have to go next door to Staples or walk across the street to Mulligans Brick Bar or walk further down the st to Frizzy's. Then what I realized was they substituted their "old man beer" selections to Genny Screamer or Genesee Cream Ale and also Schmidt's or I guess as it's marketed now just Schmidt. I can deal with Genny C.A. as it isn't that bad and to be honest there aren 't really too many cream ales out on the market anyway. Now I brought a case of Schmit's to a party about a 2 years ago as a joke since all of the people at this party were micro brew beer snobs. Well I guess in some sort of new-found hipter way actually they drank us out of the Schmidt's and even the Old Milwaukee that we brought as well.

In the end I actually don't mind Schmidt's as it's a pretty smooth drinking beer to have and for $2.50 a can you can't go wrong with the price. So I think I can forgive them for discontinuing the PBR on their beer list.
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Category: photography

10/12/09 02:12 - 45ºF - ID#49994

Cameras

I have finally decided to spend the money and buy a real camera. So in doing my research I've pretty much narrowed it down to two choices. The cannon sx20 is & the cannon sd980is.

They're both in my price range of $300-$400 but the thing that I am still hung up on is the question, Do I really want to lug a small brick around with the sx20?

The reason why I have settled on the two is for the basic fact that they're in my price range and the videos that I have seen on youtube really are pretty descent for digital cameras.

What I am doing today is kicking myself for not jumping on the available used & refurbished ones that were available this weekend. If I can snag a sd980is for under $300 I may grab that or if a sx20 is available for around $300 I may just snag it. So it may come down to price and taking the plunge on a used/refurb item. Yea I know it may be a gamble as you don't really know what you're getting but right now I'm kind of in the penny pinching mindset for some odd reason.
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10/09/09 01:04 - 56ºF - ID#49968

Brickesque

I went to see Ben Folds tonight with the BPO.

It was an amazing show as his older stuff really took on another new dimension with a symphony orchestra behind him.

Anyway he didn't play the "Brick Song" which kind of left me disappointed, but I could see why he wouldn't want to play it after all these years.

So here's another brick type of song from a German SynthPop group.



I basically associate the song with the old Continental which will soon be razed. Anyway I have this vision that I will finally be happily married when the place does come falling down. It's kind of like the end of some cheesy movie when the hero destroys the ______ which interns and keeps captive the good energy and souls of innocent people that he evil villain has captured and interned through his conquests and evil deeds. So even though the place was my own personal "Old Pink" in the sense that I could always find some stray goth chick that had a shitload of problems more than I could ever comprehend, doing me wasn't one of them...
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