Monday, July 26, 2004

Festival Season is upon us

This was taken yesterday at The Forks in Winnipeg (so named because the city was originally built around the junction of three rivers), where we were part of the "Ban Landmines" benefit concert for Amnesty International. Now that the weather is really hot, we're doing lots of outdoor festivals and smaller shows like this one.

Winnipeg's Folklorama, the largest multi-cultural festival in North America, starts in just a week, now that the Fringe Festival is over. We'll be part of the opening ceremonies on Scotia Bank Stage on July 31, where we share the stage with Colin Hay (former lead singer of Men At Work), and we'll be the house band for a week at the Celtic Ireland Pavillion. If you're around locally for the week of August 8-14, stop by any night for a great time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?

Pentecostals/Charismatics: Ten. One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

Presbyterian: None. Lights will go on and off at predestined times.

Roman Catholic: None. Candles only.

Episcopalian: Eight. One to call the electritian, and seven to say how much they like the old one better.

Baptist: At least fifteen. One to change the bulb, and three comittees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad.

Mormon: Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

Unitarian: We choose not to make a statement either in favour of or against the need of a light bulb. However, if in your journey, you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb, and present it next month at our annual light bulb service in which we will explore the number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life, and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

Methodist: Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved - you can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Church lighting service is planned for next Sunday. Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish.

Nazerene: Six. One woman to replace the bulb while five men review the church lighting policy.

Greek Orthodox: Change? What is this 'change' you speak of?

Amish: What's a light bulb?

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Computer Haiku's you'll never see on Macintosh

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.
Sometimes, I'll admit, we Mac users can be a little smug. Please be patient with us, it's just that -- deep down -- we know that our computers are simply superior.