Archive for September, 2011
Friday, September 30th, 2011
This morning on the show we will be discussing the worst job you ever had?
I have had a number of jobs that I did not like, foremost of which likely being a fast food breakfast cook. But I was young and as Louis CK says, “the job is sh*%$y, that’s why we gave it to you, you’re twenty.”
Give me a call at 780-791-0979 to weigh in.
This morning’s blog bonus code: WORST JOB
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
The Boston Red Sox are right up there with the Yankees as far as buying whatever free agents they want. They have a payroll of around 150 million dollars.
At the start of September the Sox had a nine game lead in the wild card race. Last night their collapse was complete when they blew a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning and Tampa Bay came back from 7 runs down to beat the Yankees.
During the collapse the Red Sox had two wins and 22 losses when scoring less than 12 runs.
That my friends, is not 150 million well spent.
PS. The Toronto Blue Jays finished the season at 81-81, ten games back of the Rays for the Wild Card. The Jays though blew 25 saves on the season! If they only blew have of that, they would be in the Wild Card spot handily.
Today’s blog bonus code: EPIC COLLAPSE
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
The other day I was at the mall and it was fairly busy.
Because it was busy, parking was at a premium and the person in front of me driving an F-150 decided to back into an open stall.
Fine I thought, I will wait for you.
The first rule of “back-in” parking is that it should not take more than two moves. A turn to angle your vehicle correctly, and then the back-in.
For this person it took approximately five move. After almost hitting the vehicles adjacent to the open spot, he then got into his spot only to find that he did not leave himself enough room to get out of his truck.
I understand that “back-in” parking is convenient for pulling out of your spot, however you should not hold up people behind you, especially when you are horrible at it.
But I suppose it could have been worse, I could have been behind this gal attempting the back in.
Today’s blog bonus code: DRIVERS ED NECESSARY
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Last week Mudhoney and Eddie Vedder covered the MC5 classic “Kick Out the Jams” at a small club (New City Legion) in Edmonton.
I love it when artists do things like that. It really shows why they got into music in the first place. To play music with their friends.
Here is a great example of this. Neil Young and Paul McCartney from Glastonbury 2009.
Today on The Show I ask you, what is the best cover song of all time?
Blog Bonus Code: A DAY IN THE LIFE
Monday, September 26th, 2011
Moneyball is being called the Best Sports Movie of All Time by some after opening up this weekend.
It got me to thinking about my favorite sports movies of all time. My judging criteria are that if it was on cable (unedited), if I would watch it, no matter what else is on TV.
5. The Sandlot
This movie is more about being a kid than baseball. But it captures that maybe better than any movie.
4. The Fighter
The newest movie on this list. This made me a Christian Bale fan for life.
3. Major League
One of the most quotable baseball movies ever. If you play slo-pitch with me you will hear no less that three Major League quotes per game.
Golf is not really the focus of this movie, but I can’t do a list of my favorite sports movies and leave it off the list.
Every kid that liked hockey growing up was raised on this movie.
Now I know this list is pretty comedy heavy, and there are some great sports drama’s out there. But many of them to me just follow the same formula. The surly coach gets a bunch of punks/kids of different backgrounds/rejects to work together thanks to an inspiring speech.
Today’s blog all access password: THE HANSON BROS.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Pearl Jam will be taking the stage at Rexall Place tonight.
It is not often you get to see one of the best bands in the world, so to all you going, enjoy it.
To all those not going.
That will have to do.
Today’s blog bonus code: EDDIE AND THE BOYS
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
So a 20 year old NASA satellite is going to fall to Earth on Friday.
The satellite is about 35 feet long and is currently travelling at a speed of 5 miles per second.
Upon entry debris is expected to scatter across a 500-mile area with the biggest chunk weighing about 300 pounds.
NASA says the risk to human life is small as they stress there is only a 1 in 3200 chance of any of the debris hitting someone.
1 in 3200?
Those odds seemed a little low to me. I thought, “Heck, I have a better chance of getting hit by space junk than winning the Oil Barons Dream Home”.
Then my inner scientist (what, you don’t have one? They’re great) went to work.
If there is a 1 in 3200 chance of hitting someone and there are about 6 billion someone’s on Earth, I should be safe. Even though I am bigger than the average someone.
Today’s blog bonus code: IT HAS TO HAPPEN SOMEDAY
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Listener Justin called in to tell us about an incident of road rage he saw the other day where a guy got bear sprayed.
Not funny. This road rage is funny (even though it is faked).
Today’s blog bonus code: DON’T MESS WITH GRANDMA
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Last night the roast of Charlie Sheen aired and twitter blew up about a joke comedian Amy Schumer told.
She directed the joke at Steve-O, here it is….it is about six minutes in.
I think she nailed her whole set, and I thought the joke was funny.
Let’s not forget that Ryan Dunn was driving drunk when he died. Let’s also not forget that he killed an innocent person during said drunk driving accident. So really, he is fair game.
Also, it is a roast. Jokes are meant to offside. If Ryan Dunn died the day before, then it is offside. But it has been three months.
It seems like most of people hating on Amy for this joke are teenagers who seem to think that Ryan Dunn is some kind of role model. That makes me sad for the future.
Today’s blog bonus code: NOT A HERO
Monday, September 19th, 2011
Emmy voters got many of the categories right last night.
Modern Family was deserving of Best Comedy, Mad Men was deserving of Best Drama.
But they did make one major mistake and that was in the Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Jim Parson (Sheldon from Big Bang Theory) won the trophy, leaving Steve Carrell without an Emmy for playing Michael Scott from the Office for 8 seasons.
Nothing against Jim Parsons, but the character of Sheldon is essentially a cartoon character. It takes no real skill to play him. There are no complex emotions that have to be shown.
This season on the Office was Steve Carrell’s last and he had to play Michael Scott with more skill than ever.
The fact that he never won an Emmy for contributing to one of the greatest characters in TV history is ridiculous.
Today’s blog bonus code: MICHAEL GARY SCOTT