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Song of the Moment: On My Block (Instrumental)

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Photo Credit: User Paul A. Roid via Flickr

So, to kick off a new feature on the Canasian & Friends blog, here’s a fresh summertime beat that takes you back to back in the day. It’s just a looped beat but man, I could sit outside with some lemonade and just enjoy the day, maybe shoot some hoops. It’s nostalgic and ephemeral.

On My Block – Scarface (Instrumental)

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July 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Stuff You Should Watch: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Webisodes)

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Doogie Howser just got a whole load scarier. And awesomer.

Update!: Watch it all right here right now!

That’s Neil Patrick Harris dressed up as a mad scientist supervillain singing a song in a Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity and the upcoming FOX series Dollhouse) written and directed free web series. Did I just die and go to nerd heaven? I think I did. If you’re not already there now (the website, not nerd heaven), you should watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and then come back and read why you did what you just did.

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July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Culture Watch: Fail

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If you’re one of those people who surfs the internet solely for the purpose for checking your ‘electronic mail’ and looking up the weather, then you are probably unfamiliar with the web fascination/amusement with FAIL. And if you’re going to spend much time here on the internet, you may as well get to know it a little better.

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July 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army of Awesomeness that is Awesome

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Looks like a photo from my family reunion. I would be the squinty one.

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, this blogger has not yet had the opportunity to see Pan’s Labyrinth (aka Guillermo Del Toro finally becomes liked by people other than complete nerds). That being said, onto the review.

I am a child of the eighties. And early nineties. That means Ninja Turtles, Fraggle Rock, He-Man, Really Bad He Man Movie, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Dino Riders (oh for the love, Dino Riders!), Never Ending Story, Willow, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and David Bowie creeping the living bejeebers out of me in Labyrinth. I am a child of the era of pure imagination. This was before the airwaves were desecrated by reality TV and other programming that catered to the lowest common denominator. This was a time where we didn’t need drugs as kids because all the people making TV and Movies were taking them for us.

This is what Hellboy was like.

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July 14, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Who are the religious right? Am I one of them?

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Colbert will tell you who the religious right is.

So, it seems to me, as compared to the last two elections (I can only remember so far back) that religion seems to be quite the talking point this time around. And the more and more I read/watch/osmosify I find more and more of a mention of a ‘Religious Right’, some hyper-powerful conglomerate of voters that needs must be appeased in order to… blah blah blah etc.

Now, I for one don’t really identify with any of the published ideology of the so-called ‘Religious Right’ (Are they self-declared group and I’m just missing an invite?). From what the mainstream media tells me about their antics, I’m far too liberal for their tastes, but in my own sphere, I consider myself to be quite the moderate. Yes, I am a religious man, and a faithful one at that, but does that place me into the ranks of intolerant, bigoted, closed-minded Christians that the pundits and the internet tell me make up my voting demographic?

This is what I’ve been ‘told’ so far: (And when I use the term ‘we’ I refer to the entire group)

Name: ‘Religious Right’, ‘Christian Conservatives’, ‘Evangelicals’, or just plain ol ‘Christians’

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February 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I’ll miss you President Hinckley

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President Hinckley
There are those sweet memories that you have, like from a favorite teacher who would always give more to make sure that you were okay, and who you would follow anywhere they would lead you because you could sense their honesty, their sincerity and their love. Then they would teach you to stand on your own so you could see for your self the self-evident truths that lay before you in life. They would teach you how to learn rather than what to learn. They would love you as you did and speak encouraging words when you fell short. You simply wanted to be better because they lived what they spoke and you knew the truth of what they said because now you had tested it and experienced it for yourself. You saw them and simply wanted to be better.

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January 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

Culture Watch: Il Doppio Flauto (The Double Flute)

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In an effort to provide our readers with exciting cultural tidbits to make them more well rounded. I’ve started a new feature called Culture Watch. And here’s the first installment. Enjoy.

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January 26, 2008 at 1:14 am