The Past

#occupyNFLBlitz Tuesday October 25, 2011

Alright, that could be one of the lamest jokes ever to infect the internet, but after a couple of serious posts and a record for comments on the c.t.overdrive, it’s time to get back to something a bit more fun. So, how about we all just take a look at the trailer for the new NFLBlitz 2011. Which after a 10 year hiatus, is the latest installment of the NFL’s version of NBA Jam.

This is easily one of my all time favourite video games, so I look forward to seeing the latest rendition of it… Especially if you can play as a team of the undead.

Categories: The-VideoGames, The-Past,

Thirty Plus One Sunday June 5, 2011

Well, well, well, it looks like the old c.t.overdrive is starting to get in to fossil territory.

Yes, today is my 31st year on this fine planet of ours. In past years, I’ve outlined a long list of things I’ve learned over the years or waxed poetically about life and cherishing the moment. So what to do this year?

Well, how about explaining why I watch James Cameron’s classic Aliens on my birthday.

As anyone who grew up in the Rideau/Roxboro/Elbow Park area of Calgary in the late 80s will testify, the movie Aliens was a bit of a sub culture hit. I can’t think of single boy who grew up in that region that didn’t know the words off by heart.

And of course a shout out to the Chomiak family is in order for. Thank you for introducing a blood-ridden R-rated movie to a group of young impressionable minds at the tender age of 10. Parents today just aren’t as cool as you guys were.

I’ve seen this movie at least 160 times over my life time and I would venture to say I’m not alone in this. It’s a classic and it really is the perfect movie. Aliens, Marines, Harsh Language, Androids & Knives, A Weird Cat, Airlocks, The heart-pounding Industrial score, Those nightmare inducing scanners and of course Bill Paxton’s most glorious of death scenes.

It’s a legend in so many ways.

When I was teenager I would watch it all the time, but as father time time crept on, I would have less time and too many excuses to not watch it. Things like university, work and adulthood kept devouring my free time and it became more difficult to sit back for 3 hours to enjoy the doomed fate of my favourite group of bad-ass Marines.

So a few years ago, I decided that instead of always talking about watching my favorite movie of all time, I’d do something about it. I decreed that on my birthday, from now until 2064, I’d take the 3 hours to sit back and take time out to relive the past… To take things back to the basics and remember simpler times.

So about 6 years ago I started waking up each birthday, shutting down my work email and watching Aliens with a tall frosty sugar-induced beverage. And it’s a tradition I have cherished ever since.

With that I hope you enjoy the day and do something fun for yourself, I know I will.

(P.S. shout out to Mr. Rennie for the Aliens link.)

Categories: The-Past, The-Inane, The Humourous, The Personnal, The Pop-Culture

Family Matters Wednesday November 3, 2010

So you might notice that the old c.t.overdrive is going to be quiet silent over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I’m in Edmonton at the moment dealing with an urgent family matter. Because of trying to deal with the situation and also keeping the company afloat, the old c.t.overdrive will be taking a backburner on the old to-do list.

But in the mean time…

Categories: The-Past, The-Personnal,

Random Thoughts For Realizing I Failed as a Barista Friday January 8, 2010

In a past life, in a shopping mall that’s been renovated more than 5 times, I was once a coffee Barista. They were the days of youth – hangovers, minimum wage and five espresso shot morning. But because of that glorious time in my life, I now have an deep respect for people who can work an espresso machine… But this collection of latte art has put my lackluster Barista skills to shame.

But it has given me hope for the future.

Today I am decreeing that by the time my niece is old enough to drink a latte, I’m going to have mastered the art of the latte… To the point where I can draw a Unicorn fighting a Whale with Lightning in foam…

That’s right kids… UNICORN fighting a WHALE!

FirstFacebook gets it’s own bottle of water

Suddenly, I can’t wait for Twitter RedBull or Foursquare Malt liquor…

SecondVanity Fair has a piece on last week’s Winter Classic between Bawwston and Philadelphia. Thereby proving that Hockey is more than just a great way for a starlet to find a husband. (via JayOnrait)

Third – Who wants to purchase a business? No seriously… Who wants to own a legitimate business? You essentially have until Sunday to put in bids to own FAIL

Fourth – Well it kinda does…

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Shirt - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Fifth – This made me feel warm and fuzzy in a good way. Polaroid & Lady Gaga are now business partners.

Sixth – Besides the Zipper, this is the greatest invention in the History of mankind… The Irish Car Bomb Float … Mr. Shaw, I think this is a great way to celebrate the new addition to your family. (via. lbourgon)

SeventhLost Season 6.0 Promotional photos of the cast as the Last Supper… Lost Nerds beware....

Eighth – In preparation for our decent down to Virginia, here’s a great graph on why showing the costs per person for different Health Care Systems vs. Life Expectancy (via.

Categories: The-Random, The-Past, The Adventures, The Beverages, The Blogosphere, The Humourous, The Inane, The Pop-Culture, The T-Shirts, The Twitter-verse

A Female Deer? Wednesday October 7, 2009

While I’m not saying I’m a fan of the Sound of Music by any means, because quite frankly hearing snippets of the Sound of Music transports me back to that dark, dark, dark night in 2002 … Oh what a dark night … The night when roommate Rory brought me to the Sound of Music Sing-a-long at the Globe theatre… oh the chorusoh the sheeps, the favorite things, and THE CAPTAINoh the pain


Here’s something cool that Caitlin passed on to me. It’s a Flash Mob piece in a Belgium train station. Even if the Sound of Music brings back painful memories for you, like it does for me, you have to admit this clip is a blast.

Categories: The-Past, The-HomeLand, The Blogosphere

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