Saturday, 28 July 2012

Strange Adventures






The term "strange adventures" has been frequently associated with the DC comic book series "Strange Adventures".

DC Comics has published many series titled simply "Strange Adventures" off-and-on since 1950. There will likely be another one published at some point in the future.

Volume 1: 1950-1973
Volume 2: 1999-2000
Volume 3: 2009
Volume 4: 2011

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Exploitation

People that volunteer for the East Coast Comic Expo or any other organization that exists to make a profit for an individual (or a group) are obviously being exploited.

Volunteering for such an organization would be like donating time to McDonalds or any other corporation.

When these types of groups tell people online “It’s your event! Give us your ideas!” they are once again attempting to exploit na├»ve individuals to help the organizers make money.

It’s common sense.

My advice: Don’t get fooled. Invest your time into activities that benefit you and not the bank accounts of others.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Transparency

(*Originally posted on May 25, 2012 at http://www.eastcoastcomicexpo.org/2012/05/transparency.html)

"Non-Profit" (or alternately "Not-For-Profit") organizations (or organizations publicly claiming to be) should voluntarily demonstrate financial transparency by making all financial records publicly available online, especially if the people managing them claim that they don't have any interested in making personal profit from such activities.

So called "Non-Profit" organizations like East Coast Comic Expo shouldn't be taken seriously without public transparency and an absence of secrecy.

If the organizers are really interested in making an event in the best interest of the public and not fill their clique-ish pockets with profit, they shouldn't need to read this blog post to publicly divulge such information.... Especially if they are planning to access public money and/or support for the event from any or all levels of Government.

The Government, and all of its branches, are owned by (and as such represent) the people (citizens), therefore everybody has a right to know all of the details about everything the civil servants are getting the public money, assets, and/or other types of resources involved with.

Permanently open the financial books for all to see.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Don't Trust Google. They want your copyrights.

Don't Trust Google.

The company wants your copyrights.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/04/25/google-drive-cloud-storage-terms.html

Monday, 23 April 2012

I Slept with Ivan Daigle and other facts

Here are some more facts presented in the names of History and Truth:

Ivan Daigle (real name: Yvon Daigle), a current contestant on “Canada’s Got Talent”, was engaged to one of my sisters.

He dumped her less than a month before the scheduled wedding in 1992.

(Draw your own conclusions. Did he ever repay my sister and parents for the wedding expenses already spent?)

They dated between 1988 and 1992.

We slept together numerous times during that period. By “slept” I mean the act of sleeping, not having sex, because we had to share either a bed or a couch at my parents’ cottage. Anyway, I was a minor at the time.

Ivan was born in 1970, the same year as Paul Pellerin (aka: Paul A. Pellerin), my politician Moncton City Councilor brother-in-law. They went to the same schools together, including Mathieu-Martin High School in Dieppe, NB. Ivan grew-up on Purdy Avenue in Moncton, NB while Paul’s family lived on Wildwood Court in the area of the city known as Westbrook Circle, named after its principal road.

Since Paul began dating my other sister, Charline Cormier-Pellerin (aka: Charline C-Pellerin), in 1991, there was an overlap period of at least 6 months when they were both involved with my family.

Ivan, Charline, and Paul all worked together at Sobey’s on Mountain Road in Moncton, NB.

Ivan released at least one recording, the song "Making Love Doesn't Make It Love", while he was dating my sister. Paid for by CFQM as part of a prize, it may have only been released on a various artists promo CD sent to radio stations. The song was co-written with Patrick _______. Patrick also worked for Sobey's and was Charline's boyfriend for a period in 1990.

Ivan started using "Ivan" as a stagename instead of "Yvon" (his real one) because he felt that it would sound like "Yvonne" when said in English, which would make his name sound "gay". (That's what he said.)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

A Survey's Answers

Comics Buyer's Guide sent a survey to me a few months ago.

Here's my answer to one of the questions (+ what other people submitted): http://www.cbgxtra.com/comics-news-and-notes/what%E2%80%99s-your-favorite-comics-related-find-cbg-1689-may-2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Enough Is Enough

I've heard about violence in the Middle-East my entire life and have come to a conclusion: There will NEVER be peace in the Middle-East because THEY obviously DON'T WANT IT.

If the countries in the Middle-East did want peace, they would have found common ground a long, long time ago.

Since like most, if not all, of you*, I'm fucking annoyed that I've heard about their wars my whole life. Therefore, in my opinion, the rest of the world should say "Go Fuck yourselves, war-loving Middle-Eastern Countries!" and permanently ignor all of them while they keep killing each other for stupid reasons.

Why not make a fence a-la-Mexico/USA around all of those countries and prevent everyone from leaving?

That way, it would be "their" problem and our news stories would finally stop being littered with their violent bullshit.

Enough is enough.

(*Note: "You"= Canadian citizen or other Westerner)