A Canadian Al-Qaedist
Thick Skin: Very Rare in Muslim Nations

The Dreaded Meme

Done With Mirrors has tagged me with the 7x7 Meme. It's quite a pleasant surprise to be tagged and have myself on his blogroll.
The meme goes like this:

  1. Seven things to do before I die
  2. Seven things I cannot do
  3. Seven things that attract me to (...)
  4. Seven things I say most often
  5. Seven books (or series) that I love
  6. Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
  7. Seven people I want to join in, too.

1. Things to do before I die

  • See Canada join the Coalition of the Willing.
  • Witness the crushing of Islamism.
  • Visit the sites where battles of the Second World War took place.
  • Buy a house.
  • Get married.
  • Have kids...my favorite number is four.
  • Raise the kids to be far better than I.

2. Things I cannot do

  • Play a musical instrument.
  • Drive a car.
  • Watch a reality show.
  • Pause blogging for even a day.
  • Buy books in paperback...I love the (expensive!) hardcover.
  • Have a coherent conversation with my siblings.
  • Drink room-temperature pepsi / coke. It has to be chilled.

3. Things that attract me to ... blogging

  • Provide a small voice to the pro-West side in the on-going war.
  • Rhetorically take apart the Islamists and their supporters and apologists.
  • Often times I see or read something that bugs me and the blog allows me to write about it, instead of mumbling my mini-fisking at the TV or the computer.
  • Build up a resource and in the process showcase my surreal life.
  • There are no deadlines. I write at my own pace.
  • My vocabulary and writing style has improved.
  • I didn't realize this before I started blogging but I actually like to construct thoughts, write them out and then polish them. And I get to do that for the things that interest me.

4. Things I say most often

  • "Infidel!"
  • "There they go again." They being the Democrats.
  • "It's not because of something the West has done,..." Trying to explain why Islamists hate the West.
  • "Who is that?" This question comes up when someone is talking about "a star," often, a star from the latest reality show.
  • "Allah be praised!" I say that when Islamists get killed.
  • "We are in the midst of the Fourth World War." That always gets attention.
  • "There are three types of people in this world. One who are good at math and the other who aren't." I often say that when I am helping out someone with a major math problem.

5. Books I love

6. Movies I watch over and over again

  • 12 Angry Men
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Gladiator
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Matrix (mostly for the lobby scene and, of course, bullet time)
  • Scent of a Woman
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

7. Christmas came a little early for:



You do a great job. My blogging and blog-reading mostly serve to keep me from aggravating my wife since I can relieve the urge to discuss these issues by discussing them on line. Your blog is the real deal. I'll try to come up with 49(!) answers. Thanks!

Isaac Schrödinger

Thanks for the compliments. And do take your time.

I thought it would take me 25-30 minutes to write this post. So, of course, it took me over an hour. Most of my time was consumed in thinking, rather than writing, about what I do. That's because I rarely write purely personal posts.

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