Friday, January 12, 2007

Learning, no snow, and cork attacks

TGIF, people. I don't think I could've lasted another day without a lie-in during the mornings Anyway, on to today's blog.

Topic of the Day

Now, I was never taught how to skate, not how to use a computer, but I learnt anyway by teaching myself. Unfortunately this means that when I do things they're often done in quite an unorthodox way, and yet it still gets the job done in the end, although I cannot tell you how I did it. If I can teach myself skills quite easily, then why do I need to go to school, where I don't learn anything but how to keep my eyes open while sleeping (which I still have not managed yet). Also, why don't some other people have this ability?


Well, the weather has still been unseasonably warm, though recently there has been a slight chill. A flurry of snow happened earlier in the week, but melted soon after, leaving the likelihood of a ski season coming soon at an all time low for this season. It is predicted that there will be a decline in temperature shortly, going as low as -22°C.

Interesting Fact

More people get killed by corks than by sharks.

Well, I'm exhausted, see you soon
The Gimboid

~-:-~Holy Bananabelt, Batman!~-:-~

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hairstyles, snowfall, and the Beatles' beetle

Greetings, fellow Thursdaians!! It has been a cold, but nevertheless quite sunny day here, and here is today's blog post!

so first off, as usual, is today's Topic of the Day!

Now, my hair has no real style, I just leave it in whatever form it is when I wake up (therefore it usually looks quite scruffy), but what role does the hairstyle actually play in the world? Based upon myspace surveys (which are infact, one of the least most reliable sources of information) one of the first things that people notice is someone's hair, labeled right after noticing someone's eyes (which doesn't make sense as you need to be close to a person to see their eyes), but how does that compare to true answers? When asked the question, different people gave different replies, ranging from the simple "somewhat important" to the more poetic "I don't judge a person by the hair, I judge by the heart". And also, there is no perfect hairstyle that will suit everyone, therefore you need to find your own niche and play with it, since not all people will like one single hairstyle

On This Day

1569 - First recorded lottery in England.

1949 - First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.

1974 - The world's first surviving set of sextuplets are born to Susan Rosenkowitz in Cape Town, South Africa.

And introducing Someone Else's Corner, where someone else writes a piece for my blog

kay so gimboid has been harassing me about this all week...
this is the sections know as the "guest blog" kay
its where i randomly talk about things i am really ticked off about.
today's topic -- SNOW
where is it? why is it taking so dam long to come to us canadians?
some say its global warming.. others say its just a really warm year.
i say.. I'm really sad. i love snow. snow is what makes skiing possible. blue mountain just laid off 50% of their employees this winter because of the shortage. the ski team also has no purpose. and so i'd like to end this stupid paragraph with a quote... “Sex is like snow, you never know how many inches you're going to get or how long it will last” enough said ;]

--> JESS

Interesting Fact

The beetle car on the cover of the Beatles's Abbey Road album was not meant to be there and it was only included in the picture as the owner was on vacation, and so the car could not be moved. Ironically enough, it's license plate, "LMW 281F" added to the "Paul is dead" rumours in later years

Now, it's time to say goodbye to all our company....
The Gimboid

~-:-~M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E~-:-~

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Breakfast, Star Wars, and short blog posts

Well, it's Wednesday, and it's time to settle into how this thing is going to be set out normally

So, time for today's random Topic of the Day!

Honestly, how many people actually eat a whole, full breakfast? How many people even eat anything for breakfast in the first place? I mean, I rarely eat breakfast (though that's probably because I insist upon waking up with only about 15 minutes to get ready and go to school), but even so I rarely feel hungry enough to be unable to last until lunch. Breakfast is stated to be the "Most important meal of the day", but how can it be if I never eat it, and yet still last for elongated periods of time? I would suggest a snack later in the evening rather than breakfast in the morning if you're in a hurry, as that's what seems to do the job for me.

Interesting Idea

Why is the Empire in Star Wars so evil? Didn't they bring order to the worlds, as well as an equal trade and a working law system?

Well, that's all for today,
The Gimboid

~-:-~Because the wind is high, it blows my mind~-:-~

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Uniform, name meanings, violent pornography, giant bananas and Richard Nixon

Well, it's a beautiful Tuesday afternoon here (which it shouldn't be, due to it being early January), and the world is good. Also, I've created a layout for each blog post, which I shall add into this blog.

First up is the Topic of the Day.

My school has a uniform policy. Blazer, tie, and a permanently tucked-in shirt are mandatory to be enrolled, though very few people actually stick to it. In fact, only a small number of the teachers are incredibly strict about wearing the blazer or tucking in the shirt (not counting the vice-principals), but most notice if you don't have a tie. I, however, decided to test the watchful eye of these academic figures by replacing my usual navy-blue tie with a bright red straw for an entire day. Oddly enough, despite the obvious neon-bright colour of the straw, none of my teachers (even the most watchful) appeared to notice a thing, and if they did, then they never said a word about it. One has to wonder if the uniform is as strictly kept as it is supposed to be.

Now, people have asked me regularly and repeatedly about where I got the word "Gimboid", and why I insist upon calling myself and everything I do by that name. Now, the truth about this topic is that I created the word from my imagination, and later refined it's meaning after finding it's validity in an episode of the television show Red Dwarf. The word itself is a synonym for "idiot", however, it is rarely used, allowing me to take over the word and make it into my own. Thus Gimboid Productions and The Gimboid was born!

Secondly, there is the Peculiar News, the section where I state the crazy things that happen in the world each day.

So, today in the news, a former high school basketball coach is facing 39 charges for hitting male students in the groin, showing them pornography and pouring water on his players then driving them to games in the winter with the windows rolled down. You have to ask the question, what was he hoping to achieve with the last adventure that makes it so illegal?

Also, A Montreal artist, Cesar Saez, intends to send a 985 foot long helium filled banana made of bamboo and synthetic paper over Mexico and Texas. He is going to release the $1,000,000 balloon late next year where it will drift in a low orbit some 12 to 18 miles for about a month until it disintegrates. When asked why he wanted to undertake the project, he responded: "Why? Because it's possible. Why not a banana over Texas?"

Next, we have the segment of what happened On this day in history!

1793 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly a balloon in the United States
1905 - Russian workers storm the Winter Palace, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905
1913 - Richard Nixon was born
1995 - Valeri Poliakov spent 366 days in orbit upon the Mir space station, breaking a record

Also, it's Official Balloon Ascension day, and Severus Snape's Birthday

And Fifthly (if that's even a word) is the Commentary on the Weather

Now, since I live in Canada, this is on the Canadian weather, so here we go!
The temperature was colder than recently today, though still much warmer than usual for this time of year. In other weather, it was still just as sunny as it has been for the past few days, with very few clouds in the sky, though by evening a large cluster were gathering on the horizon. Tomorrow looks as if it will be dry, but possibly warmer due to the cloud cover keeping the warmth inside the atmosphere overnight.

Almost finally the Review of the Week, which may be changed to a different day once I get organized

Being the first review, I will do something simple, today being the Night at the Museum.
While the laughs from this film were abundent, the lack of an original plot was not appealing. A distinct lack of sympathy for the main character makes the movie lose it's touch, though the constant cameos by great actors and an interesting location did make me like it slightly more.

All in all, a 3/5

And lastly, the Interesting Fact of the day - 37 people have been killed by vending machines

Well, signing off 'til tomorrow
The Gimboid

~-:-~We should never let the important interfere with the essential~-:-~

Monday, January 8, 2007

New blogs, radio stations and stolen urinals

Oddly enough, when I tried to set up this blog, it said that someone had already created an account in my e-mail. Now, I'm sure that I would have remembered that, ah well, it doesn't matter.

So, welcome to my blog, whosoever shall read this (which I'm guessing will be no-one, but as I'll probably forget about this shortly then it won't matter), and enter into the magical world of the Gimboid.

I haven't really decided what I'm going to do here, so I'll probably just put down random facts, news articles, things that are happening in my life, poetry, and possibly some media clips if I decide to do that sometime.

And so, without further ado, here is the news.

A radio station called Radio La Colifata FM 100.1 has been transmitting for 15 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while sporting a regular show that is transmitted live from a Mental Hospital. “This radio station has opened up a space for people to recover their dignity, to have their own say and to speak over the radio and find a new place in their community,” said Radio La Colifata’s founder, psychologist Alfredo Olivera.

A man walked into a bar, ordered half a pint, and stole a urinal! But seriously, in the Royal Oak pub in Southampton, England, a man did just that!. Police are still trying to track the thief, who was caught on camera leaving with a bulging rucksack. The landlord, Alan Dreja stated that the thief "..made a very, very expert job of dismantling it from the wall and turning the water off. A very professional job"

Well I'll see you in the next post,
The Gimboid

~-:-~Strawberry Fields Forever~-:-~