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Bullet Sunday 285

Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Dave!There's a heatwave plaguing the nation! Well, not here, really, but most places in the USA. Though it is supposed to get up to 90° next week. Guess that means it's time for my American readers to park themselves next to an air conditioner... because Bullet Sunday starts... now...

   
• Canada! Happy Canada Day to our lovely neighbors to the north!

DAVETOON: Celebrating Canada Day

   
• Hadia Gwaii! And speaking of Canada... one of my favorite travel blogs, Everything Everywhere, recently landed on a place I have long wanted to visit, Hadia Gwaii. Gary's 8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Hadia Gwaii just makes me want to go even more. Sure it's less than 600 miles northwest of Seattle, but getting there is not easy. There's a ferry that runs out of Prince Rupert, but you've got to drive 1000 miles to get there...

Map To Hadia Gwaii
Map courtesy of Google Maps.

That's a 7-hour ferry ride after a 21-hour drive. Not really a great option for me. I'd rather fly to Vancouver, then transfer to a connecting flight to Sandspit... at a cost of about $1000. Yikes. Maybe an entire day driving wouldn't be so bad if I did a stopover in Prince George or something. But, given the price of gas, maybe the $1000 flight isn't so horrible after all? I dunno. If you want to see a little of why I want to go there, here's a Hadia Gwaii info site.

   
• Oatmeal! Matt Inman, creator of some of the funniest stuff on the internet you will ever see over at The Oatmeal, has been embroiled in a stupid, stupid lawsuit. What's particularly stupid is that he was first sued because somebody STOLE HIS WORK... and then again BECAUSE HE TURNED THE DUMB-FUCK LAWSUIT INTO AN OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE $220,000 FOR CHARITY. Yes, he was sued for raising money for the National Wildlife Foundation and the American Cancer Society with OPERATION BEAR LOVE GOOD, CANCER BAD...

Bear Love Good, Cancer Bad

Now, as somebody who has been threatened with absurd legal action more than once for the crazy stuff I've published on my blog, I have a low tolerance for ridiculous crap like this. If there's any justice in the world, douchebag lawyer Charles Carreon will end up paying all the legal fees for filing this bullshit in the first place... right after his lawsuits are dismissed for being STUPID. Anybody wanting to see what's going to cause the downfall of this country need look no further than our legal system's frivolous lawsuits.

   
• Pot! Kettle! And speaking of stupid... "Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat!" —Irony's Official Spokesperson, Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin says Derp!

This may be a true statement. Nancy Pelosi may indeed be a dingbat. But anything that comes out of the mouth of this vapid joke regarding the lack of smarts IN OTHER PEOPLE just makes her into a bigger fucking idiot than she already is. If that's even possible. It just proves that Sarah Palin isn't even self-aware. Or able to learn. As in lacking sentience. Like a rock. A stupid, stupid, stupid rock.

As much as I loathe John McCain for betraying our POW/MIAs, the fact that he unleashed this monster on us is beyond unforgivable.

   
Blargh. Guess I'd better stop shooting bullets and go into work since I'm running an hour late and all. This coming week is going to be a rough one...

Comments

  1. Sybil Law says:

    Hadia Gwaii looks amazing – I can see why you’d want to go! I think, since you want to go so badly, $1,000 isn’t much for a guaranteed good time (and memories).
    I am always an enabler. :)
    (Not really. Within reason. Oh, whatever!)
    The Oatmeal lawsuit is sheer idiocracy.
    Sarah Who?

  2. Piker says:

    A couple of other of options to get to Prince Rupert…none of them inexpensive.

    Alaska Ferries runs a service from Bellingham to Prince Rupert and on to Haines AK. I think you can terminate your trip in Rupert without carrying on.

    Take either BC Ferries, Blackball Ferries or the meandering Washington State Ferry from the mainland to Victora. Drive up Vancouver Island to Port Hardy and take the ferry to Rupert. Beautiful drive and a better boat than what is offered by the Alaska ferry. From there, you can switch boats to the Queen Charlotte Islands.

    The neat thing about Rupert’s airport is that it is on an island. You need to meet downtown 2 hours before your flight, board a bus with the security staff and other passengers, and take the ferry out to the airport.

    There is no redeeming quality to staying in Prince George. You’re better off finding a bed and breakfast at one of the small towns en route. (Williams Lake/Quesnel, Houston or Smithers)

  3. martymankins says:

    While it was not a stop, I passed by Hadia Gwaii while on my Alaskan cruise a couple of weeks ago. I was curious about it and wanted to look up more details on this remote island. All I had to do was read your blog.

    The logic of Charles Carreon make me wonder about why we need lawyers in general. Of course, there are good ones out there that really do help people. Unlike Charles Carreon, who is the troll that belongs under the bridge. I support Matt Inman on every level. He is a class act and super creative and funny.

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