January 1st, 2006

Mark!

Influenced By Everything: Best of 2005

As the planes roared overhead she felt thoughts again, personal thoughts, all her own. I've done it, she thought. In a single day I've completely overthrown centaur society.

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The Murder Car was parked at a hotel in Barrie for a week before being stolen and driven to Kapuskasing. The battery was eventually drained by a Gordon Lightfoot album played on repeat in the tape deck.

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Every time Jack Layton mentions Ed Broadbent, take a drink.

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The old man on the sidelines was providing unsolicited analysis. He hypothesized that Steel Runner might try something, but his question from the previous race was left unanswered: can't anyone beat G.I. Jogger?

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A few armchair philosophers had just enough time to be annoyed that the whole world was being punished because one man had decided to declare the deepest secret in his soul before they were swept into the madness of the water.

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I am fairly convinced at this point that The Smiths is the missing link between Duran Duran and Nirvana even though they didn't really emerge in that order.

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"Rotate and drop," Alexey corrected.

"Oh, I mean, the rotation is great. But the dropping, that could be better somehow."

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From now on, the appropriate answer to "Harvey Birdman" is "Phoenix Wright."

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"Between your shining brilliance and my ability to infuriate people with shining brilliance, we could ruin the world."

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Sweet moonlight on my skin, you're my only real friend now.