Using one of my iPhone apps “Big Lens”. I saw my hand and the creases really interesting in the light.




I was walking along with Murphy and found this on the path. It is an old Halloween decoration that must have blown away. It was styrofoam and so it was super creepy with it wiggling in the wind.

Cannibal! The Musical – Movie Review

215px-Cannibal_the_musical_13th_anniversary_dvdTonight, I began my break from all things post secondary education with this film: Cannibal! The Musical. Filmed in 1993 as a student project by the future creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It was then released with Troma Entertainment in 1996. It is directed and stars Trey Parker, as well as: Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Toddy Walters, Jason McHugh, John Hegel and Ian Hardin.

I am not a fan of cannibalism. I cringe at the very thought of it. That’s why I was a tad hesitant to watch it. But since I am going to be watching this duo’s acclaimed Broadway hit “Book of Mormon” in a few weeks, I felt like I needed to see what I am going to be getting myself into in regards to musicals.

If “Book of Mormon” is anything like this movie, then I should be very excited.

This has become one of my favorite comedies, despite the whole cannibalism aspect. Yes, the movie does begin with a gore filled cannibal attack but it didn’t deter my interest. It provides a good introduction for what the film is about. The story is of a man who is on trial for murder and cannibalism. Essentially, a woman talks to the accused to get the real story, which is told through a musical style narrative.

One of its many strengths lie in the musical numbers. They’re simple, yet affective and hilarious. They range from feeling warm like a baked potato to making a snow-woman named Shannon. It didn’t take away from the story while in fact it added the right amount of comedy to the story.

The gore and horror aspect comes into play as another comedic tool. There is one scene with a man with a puss filled eye. It is a cringed filled moment but you laugh along to the pure absurdity of the situation. Parker pushes the gore effect to its comedic limit – even in the final scenes which a man is killed but HE JUST WON’T DIE. Again, I am not a gore fan but Parker does it in such a way which I can’t help but laugh.

Overall I would recommend this film if you are a fan of South Park. I swear at one point I thought I heard Cartman singing the chorus of the song. It is a fun movie to watch and I would recommend watching it with a group of your closest pals! You will find yourself singing along. All I recommend is that you eat before watching… But not your friends of course!


Oh Jesus Murphy… A muddy dog is a happy dog I guess.


First thing I do when I got back was take the Golden Pooch for a walk. I had him jumping over rocks and weaving through trees. He is now pooped out and napping in the kitchen. Mission success.

Brought to you by the Daily Post weekly challenge, I am looked up from my desk in my dorm and saw these epic clouds in the sky. Studying can happen any time but a moment like this is rare.

I used photoshop to enhance the awesome colours I saw in the sky! Such a pretty view to end my Friday!

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So. I finally got “The Hobbit” on DVD. I love the book and the movie! I especially love the scene when Thranduil rides up to Erebor with his “Irish Elk” steed. I kept thinking what it would be like to ride such a beast. So while procrastinating during sociology study session I doodled something that looks like me riding such a steed in the Moonlight. I am not a good artist, but hey I tried.

My sociology notes never looked so majestic. Thank you Peter Jackson and the entire creative crew of the Movie for the inspiration!


68/365 - Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

One of the biggest changes in my life comes from the work on my teeth.

I have found that when you have work done on your teeth, its the hardest thing to hide. You feel extremely self conscious. Its one of the first things people look at when you meet them. It can be warm and inviting or deter people away.

I love rugby. It will always have a place in my life. It is one of the most outstanding memories when I was in high school. I have grown so much as a person through it.

It has also caused the most stress and pain in my life.

I will never forget the day. July 15th, 2009. I was playing a game of rugby with my local rugby club. It was a penalty and I had the ball going in. I can’t remember much after but all I know is that I went down over the try line. Next thing I know, there is blood dripping from my mouth guard. I pull it out and feel the most strange sensation with my teeth – they weren’t in the right place. Next thing I know I’m screaming my head off and in pain.

I wore braces at the time of the accident. If I weren’t wearing them, I would have lost my 4 front teeth.

To this day, I have had many surgeries, procedures and extended my time with my braces from 3 to 6 years.

These are my most recent photos. In May, I will be getting a fake tooth implanted such as the photo with the mold demonstrates. The retainer shows my first experience with a full set of “teeth” for the first time in years. And in my last photo, I was a toothless boxer for halloween. I realized I should have been Stu from the Hangover….

The experience with this is the power of self esteem. The two weeks following the accident, I have never felt so depressed. I was so hard on myself blaming myself for the accident and angry with the damage that my favorite sport has caused me. Since then, I have had a really hard time being ok with how I appear to people. I am getting better with it but I still get extremely anxious about it. As well, I have made peace with myself and have been moving on. I am really excited to move beyond this experience and yet it has a big impact of who I am today.