Muse: Apparently, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is all he’s cracked up to be

Nothing boring about Canadian politicians these days. Just pick your favourite scandal: 3 Senators caught padding their expenses, a Prime Minister trying to cover it up, the Mayor of Laval charged with taking construction contract kickbacks or Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitting to smoking crack cocaine. All great storylines for a movie or a video game but a little unsettling to watch them play out together in real time.

Music to suit: The Small Faces, Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake, GTA 5 Trailer
(Source: YouTube, GTA5guy)

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Muse: Grand Theft Auto 5 Game Launch

Can’t wait to take the new Grand Theft Auto 5 game for a spin this weekend. Even though it was 5 years in the making, I’m still surprised that Future Shop opened at midnight Tuesday morning just to release it. Probably just their way of ensuring they got an unfair share of the launch distribution quantities to sell. Who says crime doesn’t pay.

Music to suit: James Brown, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
(Source: YouTube, Koios153)

Muse: Reconnecting with Roommates on the Playstation Network

Hanging out with two of my old University housemates tonight on the Playstation Network. Our first time together playing a co-operative game (Uncharted 2) with mics and headsets on. Should be a great way to catch up: all the same old trash talk and carrying on but without the mess to clean up tomorrow morning.

Music to suit: Talking Heads, Burning Down The House
(Source: YouTube, BVMTValternative)

Muse: Grand Theft Auto 5 a.m. Heist

I was looking forward to the release of the new Grand Theft Auto 5 video game this Spring … until the real-life bad guys showed up at 5 a.m. last Saturday and stole the car right off our driveway, while we slept. Wow! If you’ve got that kind of commitment and can handle that kind of pressure, why not just get a real job?

I hope the new Grand Theft Auto game comes out with different role-playing options: this time around, I’d rather play as a righteous undercover cop, living by his own rules of justice.

Music to suit: The Grateful Dead, ‘He’s Gone’
Source: YouTube, TheOtherrOne

Epilogue

On Feb. 7, one week after we settled with our insurance company, the police found our Rav 4 – half-way across the country in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was on a container ship bound for some overseas destination. Feels good to know that at least this time, crime didn’t pay.

On a related note, Rockstar Games unexpectedly announced a 6-month delay in the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5 … adding undercover cop role-playing functionality, no doubt …