Love - The Suburbs > Funeral > Neon Bible

The new Arcade Fire album The Suburbs has leaked. It was pretty much inevitable with so many people wanting to hear it and constantly being tempted with singles being released and snippets of songs revealed. I actually made a point of not downloading the singles that were released, not wanting to ruin the whole package. I've listened to it once through, repeated a couple songs here and there, and I can easily say its my favourite Arcade Fire album so far. Where Funeral was the buzz-worthy debut of a different sound, I never really got into Neon Bible. For me it was a capable sophomore follow-up, but it was just too slow and gloomy for me to listen to regularly (with the exception of the Go-Team sounding No Cars Go). The Suburbs is a perfect balance, a heartfelt mysterious sound, but with a steady beat keeping things moving start to finish. Definitely raises the chances of me going to see them later in the summer.

Heres two of my favourites so far

and more good stuff

Hate - People That Bike In High Gears Unnecessarily
lol @ basket

Those people that bike around with their legs just wildly pumping at the pedals and barely traveling anywhere. Use the proper gears, that's what they're for, you look like a fool.


LOVE - This

HATE - Unnecessary Tip Options

I decided to go to Babaz for some lunch today. I decided to pay with debit, as always, and after I accept the cost, the machine asks me how much of a tip I would like to add. How about, zero. This is like having a tip option at McDonalds, or any other fast food restaurant, absolutely ridiculous. It's definitely not the first time I've noticed this, and I'll admit, if I were operating a restaurant I'd want to try and maximize any chances to make money, but I am a huge stickler for speed when using anything other than cash to pay, just leave a tip jar instead. Related to payment speed, the addition of all these chip cards is driving me nuts. I understand that it adds security, but nothing beats just swiping the Visa, scribbling a signature and bailing. Now I'm stuck in chip card limbo, the cashier thinking its a debit card, then having to redo it, then not leaving the card in long enough, etc. etc. In and out, like a ninja, that's all I ask for.


LOVE - All This Stuff
yeah once again I've been slacking. my bad.

(These people put out some amazing covers)

HATE - Wendys Combos

Sometime not long ago, Wendy's decided to implement some sort of combo service. Before, I believe it just used to be "do you want to biggie size that?". Now,  it is "do you want a small, medium, or large?". At first I figured I'd be safe, stick with a medium size, and it turns out to be biggie sized and cost like  5 bucks more. I've been tricked more times than I would like to admit. It seems like "small" just wouldnt cut it, but small is the actual medium. So what happens when someone can't eat an entire medium? There is no true small option. Also, I delved into the value meal options at one point, and wow, thats a super trick. You think, hey, this really is a value, good price, but then you're given a dixie cup to drink. Now, if you assume this is the "small" option, as I did, and the next time order a medium combo chicken wrap, you will receive THE BIGGIE SIZED EVERYTHING. Go back to the good old days Wendys. And bring back the wild mountain chicken sandwich. you bastards.