Archive for July, 2010
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
I just read an article on the dangers of drinking. It scared the crap out of me. So that’s it. After today, no more reading. In fact, I’ll even takes 1 week off from writing. I suggest you take this opportunity to visit the blogs of other announcers here at rock106.ca. Enjoy. I shall post something new Aug 9th… the anniversary of Wayne Gretzky being jetisoned to Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Scientists calculate that the asteroid called 1999 RQ36 has a chance (1-in-1000) of hitting Earth… in the year 2182. Apparently we have until the year 2080 to figure out how to deflect the asteroid to deviate it from the path to Earth. If we fail, we simply wait for 102 years for it to swing back and SMASH! Luckily, I found an old film strip down in the bowels of the Lethbridge library which clearly instructs us on how to survive an asteroid attack. To view this film strip, click here.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
What do you get when a Donkey and Zebra decide to get funky? A Zedonk, apparently. I prefer to think of it as a Zebronkey. Nevertheless, zedonk it is.
Zebras and donkeys don’t usually mate but every so often it happens. As for what traits a zedonk exhibits, it gets papa zebra’s instincts of survival – sitting up instead of lying on its side to stay alert for predators.
This is what a baby of a zebra father and donkey mother looks like: behold the
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Later today I’ll be posting pictures of the Skyhawks Skydiving crew preparing to dive out of the plane Friday.No, I didn’t get to jump (at the request of my wife) but I did go up and watch members of the SkyHawks SkyDiving team vanish one after the other… and 6 all at once. Surreal experience.And here is a link to watch Jerhett Schafer get forced out of the back of the aircraft, safely strapped to a highly skilled member of the SkyHawks, of course. THE VIDEO.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
The annual Air Show is still a go after this CF-18 Hornet erupted upon impact at Lethbridge Airport while practicing for the weekend event. The pilot ejected in time and was taken to hospital for injuries. This must have happened mere minutes after Jerhett and I departed the airport from skydiving with the Skyhawks who are also apart of the Air Show Saturday and Sunday. To think I had been watching that plane maneuver, daydreaming of how I REALLY wanted to fly aboard a CF-18 Hornet this year. Turns out skydiving was the safer choice.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
As promised on air, the link to KISS live on Leno from last night… full make up… not Leno, though. Jay in black/white/silver face paint would have been killer.
KISS was on Rosie’s “bucket list” (things to do before Death gets ya). The next item on his list I’d like him to cross off is Milk A Cow. Yes… it’s extremely disturbing that he feels the need to get his hands on some utters before he dies, but that doesn’t it shouldn’t happen… especially live on the air. If you know anyone who can help this man’s dream come true and provide a dairy cow, contact us immediately!!!
Monday, July 19th, 2010
Friday, July 16th, 2010
Just when I thought the Old Spice Guy couldn’t get any cooler, he goes and sends love messages to my first ever celebrity crush, Alyssa Milano. Click here for pure awesomeness. The article and 5 videos explain all.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Oh, and just for the record, this isn’t a “tragic” loss like all the sports & news outlets are reporting. He was 80! It’s sad, not tragic.
A “tragic loss” is defined not by one’s station in life but instead by age and how they died. When a child dies, that’s tragic, no matter how they died. When a person mid-40s person is mangled in an accident, that’s tragic. Murder; that’s tragic. When people parish in an aircraft crash, that’s tragic.
However, once you enter the retirement phase of your life (post-65) AND you die of natural causes (including heart attacks), then that’s very sad but – note the word “natural” up above – it’s not tragic. I speak as someone who has lost many friends and family members. The losses are all terrible; some were tragic, but not all (my 97 year-old grandpa comes to mind).
The reason why I harp on this is because I don’t like the media treating a celebrity death above the real tragic loss of an average Joe or Jane, but that will never stop, unfortunately.
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