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Acne.org August 17, 2009

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Acnefplusacne.orgLike most people, I’ve always struggled with acne. I’ve been lucky in that breakouts have never been at the more extreme end, but enough to stress about as a growing teenager and well into adulthood. Thankfully, I came across Acne.org and if you are concerned about acne I can recommend stopping by acne.org because:

  • The advice can work. The site does sell related products but I have no opinion on the effectiveness of the products but the actual course of treatment (if followed regularly) does work.
  • Nothing about acne is taboo on the site. If you have a question, most likely someone has already answered that question. Most people are probably too shy to talk about acne to their friends, this site provides the info they would look for discreetly.
  • Clear explanations. My main complaint about looking for information is the lack of info on how the product actually works. Most of the time its a general, gets in their and kills stuff high-level bull, with the regiment in acne.org he explains how it works and treats the reader like an intelligent person.

Ultimately, the site reinforced the idea that taking care of skin is like taking care of teeth or showering. The power of the regiment is locked in to how consistently the regiment is being done. I can honestly say that following the regiment on this site has kept my skin relatively clear for the past 6 months (when I started to really commit to it).

Anyways, if you or someone you know wants to deal with acne, I’d say give acne.org a serious shot. Just a note, I use products that are consistent with the approach but I don’t use the specific products the site sells so don’t feel pressured to buy the specific products.


Toronto Drivers August 6, 2009

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Toronto is a big city and its hard to say that my experiences driving in this city are solely from Torontonians. However, some of my worst driving experiences have occurred due to Torontonians. I can’t really say how Toronto drivers stack up against other cities or anything objective like that. If you’re reading this post, you should know that almost everything written is 100% subjective anyways. Given the above caveats, Toronto drivers are an F- because:

  • Angry when they are breaking the law. One of the worst behaviours I’ve observed drivers here do is flip off a driver when they try something illegal and it is either blocked off or something. An example, on the 401, a driver tried to pass using the shoulder and had to come back because of a pillar. That same driver chose to cut off the another driver on the right and get all upset. I’m sorry, but I was going the same speed as the guy just in front of me and I will not be bullied.
  • Cannot handle different driving conditions.  You would think growing up Canadian you would be able to handle different weather conditions. Unfortunately, even light rain grinds traffic to a halt. Obviously, you should slow down, but really, light rain should not send traffic to a full stop and turn 10 minutes of driving into 45.
  • Toronto drivers get worse the easier the roads are set up. Here’s what I mean. There is a stretch of the 401 from Keele to Jane that has the worst record of the entire 401 highway (its a very long highway too). This part of the 401 is not at all twisty or narrow but rather straight and wide. The problem is, Toronto drivers are like kids in a candy shop when they get straighaways and cannot control their enthusiasm and drive even worse.

I’ve always heard of how bad LA or NY traffic is and I have no doubts that traffic there is a huge pain, probably ” F-able”. But if you find yourself in Toronto please do yourself a favour and take the train or get someone else to drive. Driving in Toronto is only an exercise of your patience.

The Hangover August 5, 2009

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I’d like to say that “The Hangover” is a guys movie. And if you think that, I could not completely disagree with you. I just think that it’s better than just a guys movie. Please don’t get me wrong, I enjoy guys movies a bunch its just that I think calling “The Hangover” a guys-movie is pidgeon-holing the movie. Its been out a while, so hopefully you’ve seen it but if you haven’t you should because:

  • Tyson. Every scene with Mike Tyson is hilarious. He’s not a big part of the movie but definitely incredibly memorable.
  • Daily show casting. There are a number of Daily Show correspondents that fill roles in “The Hangover”. Personally, I enjoy seeing these guys do hilarious things outside of the show. Rob Riggle is hilarious in general but even more so in “The Hangover”.
  • The ending credit pictures. Even more so than the movie, the credits are the most hilarious/gross part of the movie. If you watch this movie you have to stay for the credits.

“The Hangover” is ultimately a funny, summer movie. I’d say it’s not just a guys movie only because I think a lot of the jokes work for anybody who is not a prude. A bit of a side note, while the humour can be quite raunchy, it’s not too stupid. When I think of stupid comedies stuff like “Little Man” or “Scary Movie” come to mind. In “The Hangover” the jokes are plausible but crazy.

Gordan Ramsay August 4, 2009

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Gordon RamsayfplusHell's KitchenGordon Ramsay has been around for quite a while and I suppose he’s best known in North America for his reality television show “Hell’s Kitchen”. While the show has its moments, it’s not my type of t.v. show. What I’m really impressed with is Gordon Ramsay. Here’s why:

  • Professional. Part of being a professional is being on top of your field. Once you start losing touch with the changes in the field, you stop being professional. Gordon Ramsay is professional and demands professional level of work from everyone.
  • Cares about value-for-money. While his restaurants serve expensive food, he does care about the value for money being delivered to customers. This is particularly the case on his show “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares”. I also think its a bit of an English thing since I heard that term way more on the BBC than I ever hear on Canadian television.
  • Focus’ on food. He knows his food and seems incredibly enthusiastic about food.

A lot of this is conjecture since I’ve never met the man. While I can never definitively say this is how Gordon Ramsay is, I can say the above is what I associate him with. Even if its a false association, its not necessarily a bad thing. My advice is if your watching his show(s) keep the above in mind and you’ll possibly be able to look past all the cursing and appreciate what he stands for.