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Why the Canucks will win in 4.

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Going all the way back to the beginning of the season (and again at the start of the playoffs) we told you the Cancuks would win the Stanley Cup because of the Olympic rule:  Montreal hosted the Olympics in ’76 and won the cup in ’77; Flames hosted the games in ’88 and won the ’89 cup; Vancouver 2010…Now we not only know the Canucks will win but also in how many games: 4.Yes, a four game sweep.  Based on patterns and permutations, I have (ir)rationally deduced that since Vancouver won round 1 in 7 games, round 2 in 6 games and round 3 in 5 games, they will win round 4 in 4 games.  Congrats Vancouver and welcome back to Canada, Lord Stanley.The EA Sports simulator disagrees.They forsee it breaking down like this:Game 1: Boston 1 @ Vancouver 2 [OT]Game 2: Boston 2 @ Vancouver 4Game 3: Vancouver 0 @ Boston 1Game 4: Vancouver 2 @ Boston 3Game 5: Boston 2 @ Vancouver 4Game 6: Vancouver 2 @ Boston 3 [OT]Game 7: Boston 1@ Vancouver 3Vancouver wins series 4-3View the full article at nhl.com.Check back Wednesday when I present to you 5 reasons why Canada isn’t cheering for Vancouver.

I’m still baffled by this stat (meaning , I don’t believe it): the average couple bickers 2455 times a year.  Not that I keep a scoreboard but if I had to guess the # of times my wife and I argue per year, 4 seems to be an accurate assessment.  Neither of us are confrontational, I suppose.

Here’s a breakdown of what the arguments are all about… adding up to 2455 times/year:

Not listening 112
Over spending 109
Money 108
Laziness 105
One of you snoring 102
Bills 98
What to eat for dinner 92
Driving too fast 91
Walking past stuff that needs taking up the stairs 90
Dirty house 90
What to watch on television 89
Disciplining the children 88
Dirty washing left around the house 88
When to have sex 87
Taking each other for granted 84
Childrens’ bedtime 83
Getting home late from work 82
Not taking washing out of the machine 82
One of you getting in the way in the kitchen 82
Treading mud into the house 80
Spoiling the children 79
Who should cook the evening meal 79
Who should cook the evening meal 79
Swearing in front of the children 79
Not closing cupboard doors 79
Parking the car 77
Not answering your phone 76
Failing to say please/thank you 75
Not saying “I love you” 69

TOTAL ARGUMENTS PER YEAR – 2,455

Strange Factors that Lead to Heart Attacks

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

STRANGE FACTORS THAT LEAD TO HEART ATTACKS

Daily Mail collected a list of odd clues and habits that increase your chance of a heart attack.

Having lots of brothers - moreso if you are the youngest of them all because that means your mom was low on testosterone she gave all of your older brothers and lower levels of testosterone are linked to heart attacks.

Thankfully my birth mother had me at a young age and decided to give me away.  Often throw away babies like myself are the first-born of mothers who just aren’t ready for kids yet.

Going to bed after midnight – beware, night owls.  For some reason it translates into stiffer arteries.

Unfortunately I am night owl (or was, until this morning show thing interrupted all that fun). 

Adultery - sex is actually good for your heart… but only with your partner you promised to be faithful to.  Does the actual act of adultery lead to a heart attack?  Perhaps if you get caught, yes, but otherwise, no.  Those who adulter are often unhappy with their home life, depressed even.  Those are direct factors for the attack on the heart.

That’s good news if you’re and your spouse are swingers.  Also good if you, like me, are happily married.

Dehydration - drink more than 5 glasses of water a day or you’ll die!  dehydration thickens the blood making it harder to transport.

There’s many days when I drink 10 glasses of water a day, but there are others (today, in fact) where I’ve been awake for 6 hours and have had 1 glass so far.  That can’t be good.  Time to hit the water cooler.

Creased Earlobes – this is simply based on stats more than facts.  Swedish researchers found that over 80% of people under the age of 40 who succumbed to heart troubles had creased earlobes.

I’m suddenly feel the need to find a mirror and look at my ears.  What does a creased ear lobe even look like?

Unprotected sex – my advice… don’t get chlamydia.  It’s guitly of causing inflammation of the heart.

Never had the clap (or any other STD for that matter) so I’m safe.  You?

Living Alone – the true culprits are smoking and poor diets, often associated with people who live alone compared to those who live with someone.

I don’t smoke; never have.  And I’m married so my diet is healthy… except if my wife works late or goes out of town.

Getting up too quickly – jolting out of bed and rushing around to get your day started.

I once lived a lifestyle with no alarm clock.  That was the healthiest I ever felt.  Somehow I can’t wake up at 3:30am without an alarm and I always spring up and get up and go.  Now I have a reason to be lazy; it may save my life.

Don’t be afraid.  Not everything that happens on a Friday the 13th is bad.  I came across an article that listed these 5 wonderful things.  #3 is the best.  And without #1, we wouldn’t have had Full House.

5. The opening ceremony of the historic 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, took place on Friday, August 13, 2004. The ceremony in the birthplace of the Olympiad went off without a hitch.

4. This year Jupiter will line up in the sky with Venus, Mercury and Mars on Friday, May 13. The once-in-a-lifetime astrological spectacle will be visible in Australia. It is not expected to trigger the end of the world.

3. Black Sabbath released their self-titled first album on Friday, February 13, 1970. Just try and imagine a world without Ozzy Osbourne.

2. American founding father Benjamin Franklin wrote his famous aphorism, “Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes,” on Friday, November 13, 1789.

1. Whether this event qualifies as “good” remains up for debate, but the Olsen twins were born on Friday, June 13, 1986.

For the full article by Michael Bolen of Daily Brew, click here.

Meet Andrei Kirilenko.  He is a forward for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.Now meet his back tattoo.Kirilenko’s W.o.W. character is a level 80 Palidin who likes to ride dragons (as depicted).It makes me ponder what tat I would have gotten back in my youth had I decided to show off my favorite game.From my Atari days… Pitfall or BreakoutFrom my Coleco Vision days… Dig DugFrom my Nintendo days… Contra or Mega-Man or ZeldaFrom my Pinball days… KISSFrom my Arcade days… Bubble BobbleYou?

Mr. T in 1983… SINGING!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Who doesn’t love Mr. T?  First off, he’s one of the greatest actors of all time.  Plus, he’s provided us with great catch phrases like, “I pity the foo,” and “Enuf of dis jibba jabba.”  He also informed us of the wonders of the Flavorwave.  And, for all those mother’s who were treated right yesterday for Mother’s Day, you also have Mr. T to thank for that.  This is his video for his hit song “Treat Your Mother Right.”  As I said, who doesn’t love Mr. T?

Wanna Save $100 a Week?

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Here ya go.  22 tips to save $100 a week awaits you here.

He’s Canadian and, odds are, he makes more $$ than you yet he won’t be 20 years old until the end of the month.    What does he do for a living?  The answer is in this story.Pierre-Luc Dusseault, The Canadian Press