As we count down to the Terrestrial Radio debut of The Watchtower (Tonight @ 11pm ET on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto or www.newstalk1010.com) I am struck by the notion that things are just too easy these days.

So, I did what any sane person would: I cut my thumb with an exacto knife. Sure, some may call this an “accident” that sometimes happens when people have to use knives to open boxes all day, but I assure you this is not the case. In fact it is part of an elaborate scheme to improve my typing skills by removing the ability to use my thumb for a few days.

A bit of an over-reach? Perhaps, but one day when I am able to type 1000 words a minute using the traditional “Hunt and Peck” method (that shall be renamed “hunt and Murph” method) you wont be laughing quite so hard, my friends. Be warned…

Also, I have decided that since the Christmas season is upon us, this year I will forego the usual haggard, half-assed attempt at decorating and go for the new and shiny half-assed attempt a decorating. That’s right, I’m heading out to pick up my first Big Boy Christmas Tree!

Before you ask, yes, it will be a fake tree. This is because, in spite of my usual disdain for the environment, I can’t justify cutting down a real tree just to have it hang out in my living room until July. I can kill most plants way faster than that and they still have an intact root system.

I’m looking forward to decorating the store though. I wonder how much it costs to rent a Santa Suit…


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