Saturday, December 22, 2007


Music in the Year 2007

The iPod was busy again this year with many downloads from iTunes. My favourites from the year are the following:

Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Tegan and Sara - The Con

White Stripes - Icky Thump

Peter Bjorn John - Writer's Block

New Pornographers - Challengers

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kayne West - Graduation

Feist - The Reminder

Weakerthans - Reunion Tour

Blonde Redhead - 23

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Daft Punk - Alive

Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky

Enjoy all with an Egg Nog.

Monday, November 26, 2007


No Riot

Not the ones that did not happen in Regina or Saskatoon, but rather the reunion that will not take place now.

Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot was found dead in a Las Vegas home. He was 52.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Outsourcing at its finest

Students Deliver Election Message Door-to-Door.... for the NDP.

CFS is so clever they forgot to mention that they are doing work on the missing person in the Ontario election - Howard Hampton.

College and university students delivered the Federation’s report card on the main political parties’ platforms and information about the Students for Electoral Reform campaign door-to-door in the Toronto Centre, Trinity-Spadina, and York West ridings. The Ontario Election 2007 Political Party Report Card gives each major party a letter grade on six different categories: tuition fees, ancillary fees, student debt, post-secondary education funding, quality of education, and system design.

It is interesting when a group writes a portion of a party platform and then provides a grade for said writing. Not sure that passes the fall down laughing test in most circles. However, in the world of the CFS where everything is a "left-off" and you are either with us or against us, they believe so.

Funny they actually have no opinion on the electoral system. They must have spent all their collective energy thinking of the roll-back fees to pre-McGuinty levels. Take a bow Sam Walton, you have inspired the CFS.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Spare a sandwich?

Wow. I am not sure what is more amazing.

The fact that the woman - Isabelle Caro - in this picture is only 27! Or, the fashion industry actually cares about the underweight models they force into insane roaster dresses.

The model - of course - is an anorexic who weighs just 31 kilos (4 stone, 12lb - Love the british!), has been displayed on Milan billboards as the city celebrates its fashion week.

Caro indicates that her illness is a result of a rough childhood and she goes on to say that she has hidden herself - not hard to do - and covered myself - with floss - for too long. Now she wants to show herself freakishly - I mean fearlessly - even though she knows that her body arouses repugnance.


Who said it?

The following is a quote from a provincial political party competing for power in an upcoming election. Who said the following?

continue the dialogue with the Canadian Federation of Students and other student leaders and stakeholders, exploring opportunities to improve post-secondary education and its capacity to prepare students for productive careers in ......???

Monday, August 20, 2007


Dirty Degrees Done Dirt Cheap

I really need to go back to school.

Robert J. Oxoby, an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in the Economics department, has written the dream Flobee paper.

A preview:

Among musicologists, researchers of popular culture, and rock and roll lovers of all ages there exists a common debate. That is, with respect to the rock band AC/DC, who is the better vocalist: Bon Scott or Brian Johnson? The band’s original vocalist, Scott, performed on seven of the band’s albums (excluding live albums and compilations), passing away in 1980. Brian Johnson joined the band in 1980, serving as vocalist on nine albums (excluding live albums and compilations). Since 1980, there has been near constant contention regarding who was the better singer.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


In Need of Future Student Financial Assistance

No need to put a bumper sticker on your car. Nope, this is a better forum.

Support the family of the troops even if - you like me - are not a huge fan of the "war."

Friday, August 17, 2007


Space Constraint

This ad in Manhattan is causing a stir with some - read the Catholic group. This group forgets about the Constitution.

Clearly, Manhattan Storage is a liberal group and doesn't hide their politics.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


More Corey; Less Huhn

Buoyed by their "popular" television show - the 2 Coreys. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander - are returning for the next "Lost Boys" adventure...and so is Corey Haim.

Kiefer Sutherland, the one from the movie with a career, is taking a pass. Angus Sutherland - his half-brother - is on-board for the new movie.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Post - Hold the National

Atlantic Canadians outside of Halifax will have to turn to the Internet for their daily news courtesy of the quasi-National Post.

In other newspaper news, the Globe offers subscribers the Sunday New York Times in Saskatoon on Tuesday. I laughed and told the women to think about it for a second. Newspaper are stale news at the best of times. Do I really want it three days old? I don't even eat doughnuts that old.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Where is the Beef?

A possible question that many in the Big Apple are asking before ordering a piece of prime rib.



The final score - 9 to 2 for Yankees - was irrelevant. Josh Towers adhered to the code. He plunked Alex Rodriguez early in the game to pay the loser back for his classless actions in Toronto earlier this summer. Towers did what any self-respecting ball player would do and hit A-Rod.

Towers is a horrible pitcher, however, he has earned new respect because he stood up for the code in baseball. Rodriguez will likely chase down Barry Bonds homerun record and then baseball will have two zeros at the ultimate record. Anyone who yells at other players on routine fly balls is a dud.

500 homers, hundreds of millions of dollars and no friends. Such is the life of Alex Rodriguez.