Daily Archives: July 14, 2004

Kind of like a northern Tijuana

I can say that I’ve been to Niagara Falls now, although I hesitate to say that I’ve been to Canada per se. Niagara Falls has given me the touristy, kitschy, Americany, flavor of Canada. It’s sort of like Canada Lite. Half the calories of regular Canada, while still being able to say that you left the country.

The falls themselves are very pretty, and awe inspiring. I thought I knew what the phrase “a lot of water” meant. I once threw a whole bucket of water at a person. They got pretty wet. Y’know, it was a whole bucket! It’s a lot of water!

I was mistaken.

Standing 12 feet away from the edge of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, I learned what “a lot of water” means. Very beautiful. Very awe inspiring. Very difficult to put into words, so I’ll post up a small movie at some point.

I’d like to visit Toronto or Montreal to see the “real” Canada. I’m interested in visiting a bilingual province, where they start speaking to you in French, and English is the “other” language.


No wonder they lost

The last communist video game console. Via /.

When you don’t have decent bread or electronic circuses, of course you’re going to overthrow your government.

Like world peace and the environment

In this day and age of modern technology, it’s nice to see that someone’s finally figured out a solution to the whole, “Segway in the rain problem.”