CSN:AFU Week Twenty-Six
This Week Had Two Parts…
During the first part a dear friend came… for a visit. I hadn’t seen her in a few years as she lives in the darkest, coldest country on Earth. I spent the second part reworking some of my Blogs and dicking around with my avatar and WordPress nickname. Guess which one I’d pull an arm off to have more time with.
So I’ve got the avatars narrowed down to nine from six quadrillion. I’ve spent the past week trying each of them out. There are a couple of headshots in there… I guess someone might find them a little pretentious, but fuck them. If you’ve got a WordPress blog chances are one of these will be showing up on your site, so speak now or wait for the next change.
I have to admit that right now I really, really like the tooth. I’ve also been changing my nickname… I still really like “[redacted]” (it’s not ‘[redacted]’), it’s the name of my first blog so I’m not really married to the idea of changing it. So far I’ve tried my nickname — “Johnny Metro”; “Gabriel…”, which is my real name minus the dotdotdot, and; several variations of FTS, including F.T.S. and a bunch of lower case stuff, you know, really dramatic shit.
“[redacted]” has always been a weird Rorschach test. People have gotten really defensive aboot it… like I was telling them to fear me, like I was “The Seeds” (I’m not). Other people, mostly women, see it as “[redacted]”. I’m not sold on using my real name, because having people use it when we get into discussions actually makes me a little more defensive… weird.
The Lists From Week Twenty-Six:
Five Strangest Search Terms Used To Find CSN:AFU
5) nice fucking environment
4) bullshit in canada
3) years from 1939 to 2007
2) prostitutes hull quebec
1) If you want to see a Helen Mirren beaver
Honourable Mention: fuck sex canadian; wives fucking little boys; canadian movies suck; gary oldman full frontal nude, and; walrus penis (x4)
Top Five CSN:AFU Posts For Week 26:
1) CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories — July 02/07
2) CSN:AFU Week 24 In Review
3) Canada: Land Of A Thousand Wives OR Instructions On
How To Become A Canadian Polygamist
4) [my other blog]:
5) CSN:AFU Week 25 In Review
Honourable Mention: Canada: Offering A Safe-Sex Environment Where Humanity Can Fuck Itself Back Together Again
The Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week
This Week In General:
The week started with some friends… bringing me out to a Pub — the Pub — for an Open Mike night. Even talented musicians, including music majors, should get their set down before getting up on stage. Just saying. Johnny Cash didn’t roll over in his grave that night so much as he stood up, grabbed his tombstone and beat the four corpses next to him back to death.
What else… oh yeah, one of the people who means more to me than almost anyone else came by for a visit. That was nice, but quick, much, much too quick. To be honest I can’t actually think of a time allotment that wouldn’t be too quick. That’s her red rental car in my humongous parking lot in my POTW.
We met in Toronto where she was a student and I was an unemployed writer researching a book aboot a specific period in Canadian politics, which was a mask for me writing aboot my family. It was a brutal time in my life and she talked me through it… walked me through it, sat me through it, hugged me through it, all while serving me strange drinks… she was standing next to me when I took this shot.
And that’s it. Nothing else happened this week. Not that I noticed anyway.
Photo Of My Week:
This Weeks New Post:
CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories
— August 06/07
Yesterday’s News Sometime Later: Technically the idea behind this post was to compare the news cycles of Canadian, American and British national and local news… unfortunately I haven’t been able to give it as much attention as I think it requires. Hopefully over the next few weeks I can make it work again.
Greatest Hits: Canadian Inventions — ‘The Wonderbra’
The original Canadian advertisement featured a fully dressed woman dancing on the beach to the jingle: “Wonderful Wonderbra… to be free and alive everywhere that you go, is to where what you dare anywhere and to travel with flare. We care about the shape you’re in, so does he… so does he. Wonderful, wonderful, Wonderbra.” In 1994, outdoor ads in American cities showed a model wearing only the bra with captions like “who cares if it’s a bad hair day” and “look me in the eyes and tell me that you love me.” Sometimes it can be a long way to get back to where you were. Just saying.
Coming In Week Twenty-Seven:
More News, A Movie, And Smiley Faces For Everyone
Granny Smith Apples, All-Bran with a whole wheat bagel and
a big glass of milk… mmm.