Hump Day? Nope, just Wednesday…

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
No real theme to this post just some random ramblings. Sorry to disappoint.

The Pickton trial continues with the jury continuing to watch the taped police interview / interrogation of Robert Pickton. Nothing new really to report other than my confusion regarding his supposed “confession” has disappeared. From what I’ve been able to gather, it seems that while in jail, he supposedly confessed to an undercover officer (acting as a fellow inmate) to the murder of 49 women. He allegedly claimed that he wanted to kill one more to make it an even 50. However, during his interrogation by police, he denied any responsibility for or involvement in the killings, claiming he’s “just a pig man”.

While I realize that the Pickton trial is huge (it’s even making news across the pond), it’s overshadowing a very high profile horrific murder trial going on in Edmonton at the moment. Michael Briscoe and Joseph Laboucan have been charged with the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 13 year old Nina Courtepatte. The two men, along with three others who were minors at the time of the crime, deliberately targeted Courtepatte after seeing her at West Edmonton Mall. They took her to a golf course, beat her, sexually assaulted her, and finally slit her throat. It’s sickening to think that someone could do that to another person, let alone a child. And unfortunately, even if they were to receive a “life sentence”, in Canada that usually only means around 15 years.

Could this be the end of Great Britain as we know it? Apparently the British aren’t feeling very…British…these days.

The boys from Portsmouth are going up against the Manchester United machine this Saturday as part of the FA Cup. I’m not going to hold out any hopes for a win as I think it’s unlikely but you never know. Miracles do happen right? Checking the TV listings to see when it was on, I’m disappointed to report that there will be NO football matches at all aired this weekend on either TSN or Roger’s Sportsnet. I’m assuming that this is likely because all the matches on Saturday are FA Cup matches and not part of the EPL. Nuts.

The Oilers are playing a pair of home games this weekend, against San Jose and Los Angeles. No doubt we’ll walk away with at least a win against the Kings. Sure, we might be currently last in our division, but we’re 10th overall in the Western Conference which is pretty good. At least we’re not Philadelphia, they’ve only managed to rack up 27 points so far this season. Shameful.

The Oscar™ nominees were announced earlier this week. I’ve seen a grand total of three of the films nominated this year: Pan’s Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, and An Inconvenient Truth. It was certainly a slow movie year for me. An Inconvenient Truth has received two nominations, Best Documentary Feature and Original Song. Pirates have four, all in sound, art direction, and visual effects. Pan’s Labyrinth received six, and all well deserved in my opinion. Unlike many years, I’m quite happy with the choices the Academy has made in regards to the films and actors. I’m sick and tired of seeing Hollywood favourites such as Julia Roberts, Renee Zellweger, Tom Hanks, etc crowding the nominations. I would hardly consider most of their combined works award worthy.

In some slightly more upbeat news, I got a pay raise at work

2 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

I've long preferred to be considered English, if only to wrest the term from the clutches of nationalist, racist clowns who masquerade as patriots. I think British is more the reserve of people who come into our country and decide to make it their own. Red, for example, is now legally British, but she's still not English, or Scottish, or Welsh. Just like I, no matter how much I love Italy, will never actually be Italian.

Allyson said...

I have seen Babel (which I didn't think was that good), Little Miss Sunshine (I'd love it if that little girl wins!), and The Queen (Helen Mirren was awesome). I have Pirates of the Carribean and Pan's Labyrinth downloading right now.

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