Archive for June, 2012
Friday, June 29th, 2012
Being Canada Day weekend it got me thinking about the songs that identify us as Canadian.
It is a tough question because our country is vast and a song that may mean a lot to someone from the prairies means nothing to someone from Nova Scotia.
Here is a perfect example.
The Tragically Hip may be the most Canadian band out there because they don’t have a massive following outside of Canada, but this song is big for people in Saskatchewan.
Now the following song is big for people in Alberta and anyone who has had to move here for work.
I call that song the unofficial Fort McMurray theme song…but what song is ours as a country???
In chatting with people about this over the past couple of days there really isn’t one song that everybody in this country could agree on…..except this one.
Today’s Bonus Code: CANADA DAY
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Yesterday the inaugural class of the Order of Hockey in Canada was inducted.
Wayne Gretzky, Cassie Campbell-Pascal, Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau are the players going in.
My question is, how and why do we need the “Order of Hockey in Canada”.
We already have the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada. Both appropriate places to honour the best of hockey and the best contributors to Canadian culture.
This seems like the simplest and purest definition of overkill I have seen recently.
Today’s Bonus Code: OVERKILL
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Another fabulous HBO series made it debut last night. The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels and is written by Aaron Sorkin who wrote The West Wing and The Social Network.
As a former journalist I found it completely enthralling, however even for the layperson it is certainly entertaining.
Here is the trailer.
Today’s Bonus Code: THE NEWSROOM
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
I’m sure some of you out there are fairly handy. I am not. If I were to try any of the following projects I would likely nail my hand to my ear and start a fire.
There may not even need to be nail or flammable products being used for that to happen.
Here are some easy, neat projects to spruce up your home.
Transferring a photo onto a slab of wood.
Making a Couch Out of Wood Pallets
PVC Pipe as a Shoe Rack
Glueing Corks onto Wood for a Bulletin Board
Today’s Bonus Code: DIY
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
This is an actual story from an actual listener.
This listener (let’s call her Jasmine) answers phones for escorts.
Jasmine gets a call the other day from a wife of gentlemen who was obviously inquiring about one of the escorts services.
The wife says “I found this number in my husband’s phone and I want to know why he wants to know your cup size?”
Jasmine proceeds to tell the hysterical wife that she has the wrong number.
The wife then proceeds to text the number over and over again.
She then sends a picture of herself in her “bra and granny panties” asking Jasmine why anyone would want to cheat on that?
Thankfully, Jasmine has screen captured the entire conversation, save for the granny pantie shot.
Now as you can see the angry wife finally googles the phone number only to find out that it is an escort agency.
She then admits that she has been having an affair for a year or so and even enquires about a job as an escort.
The kicker is the husband actually didn’d see an escort. Not that contacting an escort is completely blameless, but he know likely nows about his wife’s extra curricular activities.
Today’s Bonus Code: CRAZY STORY
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Monday, June 18th, 2012
We’ve all been there.
Just getting to sleep and then a vehicle with a modified muffler goes whizzing past your house awaking you from your soon to be slumber.
Edmonton has had a loud vehicle bylaw in place for a while now.
Calgary will soon beginning using noise snares which are similar to radar detectors. They will institute tickets to vehicles which run at over 96 decibles, which is double the noise that the average factory muffler produces.
Here in Fort McMurray I’m sure there would be some push back to putting something like this into place, but the fact is, this is a shift town.
At any time of day if I am playing guitar in my house at a high volume, disturbing my neighbours, you can bet bylaw would be called.
So what is the difference?
Today’s Bonus Code: LOUD VEHICLES