margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)


Margo’s got the cargo by….

I made a silly video:

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criminally bad luck

This is such an amazing piece of caselaw (I lol'ed)!

R. v Smickle
2012 ONSC 602


[1] At just before 2:00 am on March 9, 2009, Leroy Smickle was engaged in a very foolish act. He was alone in the apartment of his cousin, Rojohn Brown, having elected (because he had to be at work in the morning) to stay in while his cousin went out to a club. Mr. Smickle was reclining on the sofa, wearing boxer shorts, a white tank top, and sunglasses. Thus clad, he was in the process of taking his picture for his Facebook page, using the webcam on his laptop computer. For reasons known only to Mr. Smickle, and which arguably go beyond mere foolishness, he was posing in this manner with a loaded handgun in one hand. Unfortunately for Mr. Smickle, at this exact moment, members of the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force and the Guns and Gangs Squad were gathered outside the apartment preparing to execute a search warrant in relation to Mr. Brown, who was believed to be in possession of illegal firearms. They smashed in the door of the apartment with a battering ram, and Mr. Smickle was literally caught red-handed, with a loaded illegal firearm in his hand. He immediately dropped the gun and the computer, as ordered to by the police, and was thereupon arrested.

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as seen on TeeVee

My friend Dawn is an amazing juggler and specializes in contact juggling, which involves rolling the ball around on one's body, moving around the ball while it appears to be still, and other tricks. I've seen her grow and develop her art over the last 6 or 7 years and what she can do came from many many many hours of practice.

She's pretty angry about commercials for the Fushigi ball, which are currently airing on television. It shows people contact juggling an acrylic ball with a metal centre and makes it appear as if the ball has magical qualities which allow anyone to do these tricks instantly.

The commercial is ridiculous (cheese-tarded might be a better term) and reminds me of the Happy Fun Ball from 1990's Saturday Night Live.

Here's her cute and funny video responding to the thing:

Hopefully this will end up being good publicity for her.

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random cuteness

I love this image.


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fun with Canadian money

There's a new Facebook group that encourages Canadians to "Spock" their 5 dollar bills. It is a phenomenon that has been around for awhile and it works with both the new & old bills.


This group is to celebrate the Canadian cultural phenomenon, known to some as the "Spock five". The origins of this mysterious tradition are shrouded in secrecy, although it is widely believed to be totally awesome.

Many years ago, some clever individual whos name has no doubt been forgotten in the annals of time noticed that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's portrait on the Canadian five-dollar bill looked remarkably like a certain famous Vulcan. And thus the Spock five was born. With the advent of the new Canadian five-dollar bill, Laurier looks even more like Leonard Nimoy, ensuring the Spock five has a long and prosperous future.


DISCLAIMER: This group, and its creator, in no way endorse the actual act of Spocking fives (even though it's awesome), as defacing money is illegal, and somewhere, someone in Canada might actually care, or something. Despite this disclaimer, you should all Spock every five dollar bill you get, and encourage everyone else to do the same (not an endorsement).

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yay dancing

this one speaks for itself

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I am loving the concept of using humour to talk about spiritual concepts.

These Puppetji videos are great examples...


“what is the point to life?”

A classic from the late great Bill Hicks, who was quoted as calling himself "Chomsky with dick jokes."