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Tar Nation – The Anti-Tar Sands Game

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

You may not agree with the political agenda of this game, but that won’t stop you from shooting a tar canon at Prime Minister Stephen TARper & Opposition leader Michael OIL Rignatieff.

What I took away from this game is that Oil is a VERY renewable resource – you never permanently run out of oil.  Sure, if you’re heavy on the trigger you’ll temporarily run out but it replenishes really, really fast.  I’m not sure that’s the message the creators of the game were hoping to convey, but again, that’s what I took from it.

While the powers of Environmentalism defeat the “evil” forces of Tarper and Oil Rignatieff in this game, enviromentalists actually lost a big battle recently when lobbying by the Canadian government seemingly persuaded the European Union (EU) to backtrack on a proposed fuel policy standards.  In the most recent draft of regulations, gone is the notion of penalizing users of oilsands-derived fuel.  That’s good news for Alberta’s economy.  Score 1 for Tarper & Rignatieff.

Now go blow your tar all over 2 of Canada’s federal politicians.  PLAY THE GAME!

Photo of the week: no need to sit shotgun

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Don’t you love it when two people are in a truck but no one is riding shotgun?

 Cozy Ride

A cozy ride across Whoop-up Drive.  It’s romantic, is what it is. 

They’re not even cruising in an old truck with the one sectional seat.  She’s bucking the trend, ignoring that stick shift in the middle of the floor and the lack of shoulder and neck support, just to cuddle up to her man.  What do you call that?  I think you call it love.

Now we have arm rests and cup holders that get in the way and seperate us from our beloved passengers.  That’s why society is crumbling.  Be gone bucket seats.  I call for all car manufactures to return to the couch-style seating.  And when they do, crime and war will decline.  Poverty and famine will most likely still exist but 2 out of 4 ain’t bad.  I’m not here to solve ALL the world’s problems.  I’m just doing my part.

If YOU see anyone nestled up just like this couple, snap a photo and send it to us here so we can post the love… especially if it’s a gal behind the wheel and a dude cuddled up beside her.

Vincent

BILLY TALENT! The Interview

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Deep into the bowels of the Enmax, Rock Reward Club member Stephanie Gray ventured in pursuit of one of Canada’s hottest groups – Billy Talent!  It was the afternoon of March 13th, 2010.  Her mission:  to interview the band, free of charge, because I was a) too lazy to do it and b) too cheap to pay.  Here is your exclusive interview with Billy Talent!

Remember that job search a year ago when Australia offered the position to live on a secluded island and do nothing but blog and boast about how awesome everything is?  It was deemed “The World’s Greatest Job.”

 

Well, consider this “Alberta’s Greatest Job,” for anyone between 17 and 25.  Rather than sitting on an island where your only friend is a volleyball, you’ll venture through Alberta, blogging and posting videos, collecting a pay cheque, driving a company car, making contacts throughout the province for future employment.

 

That is easily the 2nd best offer you’ll get this spring.  The first best offer is a $25 itunes card from us.  And you DON’T have to be between 17-25 for this one.  Just answer this weeks question:  If you could have one thing free for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

 

To win the giftcard, submit your answer to vince.rock106@gmail.com or rosie@gmail.com.

 

To get “Alberta’s Greatest Job” go to youngfreealberta.com and become not just a voice, but THE voice of your generation.

 

 

 

 

Well, Japan got it’s Earthquake, as predicted by… fish.Meet the Oarfish.  This creature is a true, authentic sea serpent.  Up to 50 feet in length, they live 1000m (3300 feet) deep in the sea which is why we never see these creatures… until they die.  That’s when they come to shore, much like they did in this video.Since November, 19 have appeared on the shores of Japan which put everyone in a panic.  It’s believed that when these deep sea creatures appear en masse it’s a sign that an earthquake is coming.Mere days after learning of this “superstition” was reported worldwide, an earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan shaking buildings in Tokyo.  Thankfully, no fatalities were reported.  But will there be more to come?  Keep watching the shoreline for oarfish.Personally, these types of discoveries fascinate me.  To learn more about oarfish, visit wikipedia to start, the googlin’.