Archive for August, 2010
Monday, August 30th, 2010
Attendance figures are in for Whoop-Up Days and they’re good. Over 71,800 was the paid attendance. Considering kids were free and some clowns like me got in free… I’ll say the number was likely around 100,000 for people who actually came in.
I like the fair, I really do. Would I as much if I had to pay? Probably not. I bought the cheap kids rides for $1 and had to let them play a couple games… that was $10. Refreshments and entertainment there and you’re paying $100 for a family of 4 to enjoy the fair. Thats a lot.
I talked to a number of people who didn’t go to the fair, saying it was “too much.” They went out to Taber to Corn Fest. I guess its free? News to me, I’ve never been. If my pass ever runs out at the Exhibition, thats what I’ll be doing next year.
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
This is good news for NFL fans. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that team owners have shown overwhelming support for two extra regular season games. They currently play 16. Doing my math… this would bring it to 18.
It may take a little while though as there’s been no formal vote on the expansion. Goodell said after a meeting with owners in Atlanta that a proposal to extend the regular season to 18 games from 16 would go to the negotiating team working with the Players Association on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The only ones not really on board with this is players. They say the 16 game schedule is gruelling enough. Should be interesting to see how this shakes down.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
I always like hearing people complain about traffic in Lethbridge. I’ll admit I’m sometimes that guy too, but I’m not that bad. And remember, we could be in Calgary… or worse… China!
This is the 10th day of what they’re calling the world’s worst-ever traffic jam. In Northern China, a line of vehicles stretches 100-kilometres. What?!! Lethbridge to Nanton(?) Non-stop traffic.
At one point, the line moved only about a kilometre a day.
Chinese officials blame the gridlock on road construction that likely won’t be finished until the middle of next month. So the next time you’re in a traffic jam… be thankful you’re not in China.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
If your short some cash right now, there may be some lying around. According to Canoe.ca, The Alberta government is apparenetly sitting on millions of dollars in uncashed cheques, forgotten utility deposits and unclaimed refunds. But it’s not just cash. The province is also holding on to a large amount of artwork, jewelry and furniture left over from old estates.
A spokesman with Alberta Finance and Enterprise, says relatives and friends of a large number of deceased people who owned the cash or items can rightfully make a claim by logging on to MissingMoney.com.
And since the site is only two years old, the spokesman says the cash and the property will keep piling up.
Good news… now go find out who’s dead… and rich in your family.
Monday, August 9th, 2010
I’m a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and no team in sports drive me more crazy then them. i love baseball and I’m a big fan of watching no-hitters in progress and Sunday afternoon, the two worlds collided.
Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow almost pitched a no-hitter. Almost. I was on my way back from Kalispell Montana and didn’t know what I missed. i saw when I got home the Jays won 1-0 over Tampa Bay and I was happy with that. Then i found out what I missed.
There’s just nothing that compares to a no-hitter. A goalie having and holding a shutout in hockey? No way. A basketball player scoring 60+ points in a game. Nope. Morrow was great Sunday. Some (including me) will argue that he SHOULD have had the no-hitter. jays second-baseman Aaron Hill should have made the play in the top of the 9th with 2 outs that gave the Rays their only hit. Should have had it, and no one probably feels worse then Hill. Still… make the play!
Oh well, now back to watching meaningless Jays games….
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
The shake-up for Fox’s hit TV show American Idol has taken on an interesting twist today. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says that he’s up for becoming the next new judge on Idol. Billboard reported that during a morning radio interview on Monday, Tyler revealed, “This beautiful girl from Fox came up to me and made an offer. I honored her offer. . . and it’s just a work in progress. They mentioned it and I listened, and we’re on tour, so I gotta give it some time.”
What? Really? Steven Tyler? Doesn’t that seem a little weird?
Now Jennifer Lopez’s name has also been rumored to be one of the judges replacing Kara, Simon, Randy, and Ellen. I kinda get J-Lo. Steven Tyler seems a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I like him and all, but that just seems like a weird fit.
When pressed as to what type of judge Tyler believes he would be, he said, “I would be honest to the ones that think they have it, and I would be truthful in the sense that if, to those that have it, they don’t have it yet enough. And I would tell them exactly why, as I see it.”
Aerosmith are in Calgary September 10th… we have tickets available for Rock Reward club members at rock106.ca