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Young Liars
Tough Age
Renny Wilson
Bif Naked
Suuns
The Pack A.D.
The Darcys
Language Arts
Thought Beneath Film
Jay Arner
Sam Cash
Rolla Olak
Adaline
Gold & Youth
JB the First Lady
Don Brownrigg
Solids
The Rival Boys
The Nautical Miles
Pup
Brendan Canning
Fevers
Jordan Klassen
Dinosaur Bones
Rae Spoon
beekeeper
Small Town Pistols
Marianas Trench
The Matinée
Casey Mecija
Ian Kelly
Jenn Grant
GROUNDERS
The Everywheres
The Burning Hell
Royal Wood
Poor Young Things
Tim Hicks
Molly Thomason
Tim Chaisson
Robyn Dell’unto
The Strumbellas
ByStarlight
Hannah Georgas
The Abramson Singers
JPNSGRLS
Fake Shark Real Zombie
Del Bel
Rykka
Shad
Said the Whale
Fast Romantics
Jef Barbara
Louise Burns
The Sadies

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srbeausoleil
#1 posted by
srbeausoleil
on Dec 10, 2013

23,150 hits on YOU TUBE    THANKS for the VOTES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uCr8q7EmnM

 

All across the nation CBC is your station where the kids can live their dreams.

 

SONGQUEST http://music.cbc.ca/profile/srbeausoleil

TheRadioHead
#2 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 11, 2013

I'm just starting to wade through these, but already am liking The Pack AD's recommendation of Vancouver's The Ballantyes.

Radio 3 should play them.

Graham Wright
#3 posted by
Graham Wright
on Dec 11, 2013

This is comprehensive! 

krib
#4 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

Bif Naked picked Nickelback's greatest hits?!?

StephRamsahai
#5 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

Good morning!

I don't have time to look through these lists now, but it's a cool thing and I will later!

Shonica
#6 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013
Tree is up and decorated! Good morning everyone!
Benoit from Ottawa
#7 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Some indie Christmas music! I approve.

That's the thing to do -- occasionally, without going overboard.

Shonica
#8 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013
TRH, Did you see all the show announcements coming out the last few days?
jdurley
#9 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Whoa, that's some gallery!  I will also need to be spending some time on that later.  Kudos to whoever did all that research to put it together!

jdurley
#10 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Also, every time I have to watch an ad before the player starts, I always keep clicking until I get the one with the dogs helping out in the office.  I need a few dogs in my office, but sadly, that ad is the closest I'll probably get.

stevierayk
#11 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Fake Shark Real Zombie < Nickleback.

jdurley
#12 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

OFFICE DOGS

That's my new band name.

stevierayk
#13 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Office dogs > Fake Shark real Zombie

StephRamsahai
#14 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

I'll never understand the < and > unless < is used to make a heart. <3

Graham Wright
#15 posted by
Graham Wright
on Dec 11, 2013

@Steph the small end points at the thing that isn't as good - that's how I remember it.

krib
#16 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

seems to me that if you had 4 young guys forming a band today in Hanna, AB, FSRZ is closer to what you'd get than Nickelback is

stevierayk
#17 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Steph it's 'eating' the greater one

jdurley
#18 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Thank you, Stevierayk. 

@Graham - funny, I always remember it as the big open end is the thing that is better!  HA!

jdurley
#19 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Also, why the heck is "Office Dogs Acid" one of the top google search suggestions for "office dogs"?

Oh wait, it's the internet.

StephRamsahai
#20 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Graham - That makes sense to me! Where were you 10 years ago! Argh.

krib
#21 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

> = "is greater than"

< = "is less than"

> works better when substituting in the real words

ex: "FSRZ is less than Nickelback" doesn't sound that great in spoken English. If you were walking down the street and said to a friend "Fake Shark Real Zombie is less than Nickelback" they'd probably say "what? you mean worse than Nickelback? You mean you like Nickelback better? because that makes no sense...is less than...who talks like that?"

on the other hand, if you reverse it you get "Nickelback is greater than Fake Shark Real Zombie," which makes more sense and with which your friend may agree, or may say "yeah, but Hedley's better than either of them" or "do you actually listen to either of them?!?"

stevierayk
#22 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

 

I don’t own a NB record, I don’t listen to or like NB. I just feel like they’re really targeted as the “worst” when they’re not the worst. So Many bands that are worse. First up Marianne’s Trench. Next Bif Naked, Maybe some Simple Plan or Trooper, they’ve been sucking for decades.

stevierayk
#23 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Ugh Hedley. You see!

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#24 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

14, 15:  In math, the symbols are used to indicate which is bigger -- especially (seeing that most people know 4 < 5) in equations where you're using letters.    So,   x < y          means x is smaller than y.     And of course, > would mean "is bigger than".

All you have to remember is big side/small side.

Benoit from Ottawa
#25 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Never mind 24. Late to class.

StephRamsahai
#26 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

Let's talk about cheese or something. I hate math. 

krib
#27 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

okay

old cheddar > edam

:-)

Benoit from Ottawa
#28 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

But math loooooooves you!

stevierayk
#29 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

I have four slices of cheese. Steph eats one piece, I put one piece in my shoe. How much did the cheese cost? In Euros?

StephRamsahai
#30 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@krib - Wait... YES! Yes, I agree with that. Old Cheddar is way better.

Benoit from Ottawa
#31 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

27     (I was gonna do something like that. Glad I didn't!)

Benoit from Ottawa
#32 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

29:          18 % milkfat

stevierayk
#33 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

27 == the truth

Benoit from Ottawa
#34 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

But

 

old cheddar = emmental

zammachus
#35 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Hola! Happy Christmas, everyone!

Benoit from Ottawa
#36 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Welcome to the mathcheese blog.

stevierayk
#37 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

One equal sign is gonna cause a compiling error

krib
#38 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

BfO, sorry, can't agree there. Swiss has its uses, but I don't know if it's really =

krib
#39 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

Zam,

is your blog pic from Doctor Who?

krib
#40 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I have some smoked cheddar at home right now. Man oh man!

jdurley
#41 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Ah, yeah! Old cheddar - the friendliest cheese to the lactose-intolerant!  Plus, it's amazingly delicious!

krib
#42 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

that's true, it should be == for a comparator

stevierayk
#43 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

I like that un-ripened French stuff with a thin line of ash in it. That’s good cheese. Or Beamsters, the super fantastic cheese. You must try it if you like cheese.

 

krib
#44 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

what about the blues? anyone? I like the Danish stuff. Stilton, not so much; it tastes to me like it was aged in an old sweat sock or something

stevierayk
#45 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Now I want a hamburger with bacon and blue cheese. Stilton….yeah, a bit much, better when you have a cold.

zammachus
#46 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Mmmm... Mathcheese. I was looking up types of cheese to make puns and came across this. Look at "American Cheddar."

Krib

Aye, it is a Weeping Angel.

garfielduk
#47 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

Hello

StephRamsahai
#48 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

Mmmmmmmm cheese.

flannel tom
#49 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

I will attempt an off the top of my head list for thee question of What were your favourite releases of 2013?

King Khan & The Shrines, Idle No More

Ghettosocks, FYPT

UBT, Ego Orientation

Swollen Members, Beautiful Death Machine

Shad, Flying Colours

Deltron 3030, Event 2

Wet Denim, S/T

The Stanfield's, For King & Country

Shad+Skratch Bastid, Spring Up EP (I liked this better than Flying Colours, actually!)

Monomyth, King, Does This Not Please You? (BEHOLD THE POWER)

Legato Vipers, Quick Slug

Billie Dre + The Poor Boys, Garlic Fingers

Monster Truck, Furiosity

Dog Day, Fade Out

 

 

 

 



Benoit from Ottawa
#51 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

krib, I think the moment you said "swiss", I agreed with your point. As seen from your (possible) point of view.

I'm not talking about that exactly, because although what you think of may be good emmental, it may also be North-American standard stuff. Called "Swiss". Mostly sold by Kraft.

The real mccoys (again, not saying all north-american stuff is shit, some is pretty tasty), the real mccoys call themselves by the real names, emmental (large holes) or gruyère (tiny, if any, holes).

krib
#52 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

Found one ages ago when I was living in Montreal that was aged cheddar with whiskey. mmmm...

jdurley
#53 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Oh, great. Now I want some aged cheddar with whiskey.  Or just the whiskey.  Dammit Jim, it's only 10:17am.

krib
#54 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

no, still don't think either gruyere or emmental is in the same league is a good, aged cheddar

a well-aged gouda comes close

In fact, I personally find it highly disappointing when I misread and come home with a chunk of smoked gruyere instead of smoked gouda

flannel tom
#55 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

somebody tell me when Lana Gay comes on air, she said there was a surprise today during her show....

krib
#56 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

t-minus 1:40:00 Tom

Benoit from Ottawa
#57 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Ashy French cheese (see English, upper right)

This one has ash on the rindy parts, and goes a little bluey inside.

Lastly, a 'cendré' goat cheese from Québec

zammachus
#58 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Major changes coming to Canada Post. The biggest one: No more door-to-door delivery in urban areas.

flannel tom
#59 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

then i'll see y'all then

krib
#60 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

oh myyyy....Irish Whiskey & Ginger cheese

way back when I was in England many years ago, meeting friends and family of my ex-wife, they introduced me to a drink called a Whiskey Mac, which was Stones green ginger wine and Whiskey.It was fantastic.

I think for you people down east, Andre's bottles the green ginger wine. Don't know if we can get it here in SK. SK is possibly the dullest place on Earth to live. The SLGA selection is quite yawn inducing. But I guess, they're just going with what the people want...

Benoit from Ottawa
#61 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

58    Hardly surprising, given the generalised switching to electronic bill payments -- and people stopped writing private letters long ago.

That means lengthening routes all the time (because the density of delivered mail has really dropped), and I think they're reaching, hell, they probably passed efficiency barriers long ago. Hence the need to cut the remaining* expensive, personalised deliveries.

 

*New homes have gotten community postal box "depots" for a long time now.

garfielduk
#62 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@zammy #58, I don't understand how that is going to work, do you have to collect it from the Post Office (and how often would you have to do this) or will they leave the mail in a pile at the end of the street?

There was complaints when a private company started a mail delivery service in London and they would only deliver to a house on alternate days.

Benoit from Ottawa
#63 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

104 million dollars loss in the last quarter, (Canada Post), I've just heard on the radio.

stevierayk
#64 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Right beside my coffee shop, a cheese shop with about 40 different, non supermarket cheeses. Not to mention some great pates and terrines as well.

I remember a time when you'd have to go to Niagara to score a good cheese, thank goodness those days are gone.

 

 

garfielduk
#65 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@BfO #63, How dare you not listen to Radio3!?  Now if you will excuse me I need to turn off BBC6Music and get ready to go out.

stevierayk
#66 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Besides a couple of bills through the month, most of the stuff I find in my mailbox is junk anyway.

zammachus
#67 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013
Benoit from Ottawa
#68 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

garf, where my brother lives, an "inset" development (i.e. not all that far from centretown), they get their mail across the street (as it happens), where was built a set of I'm not sure, perhaps 50, 75 keyed mailboxes that are a bit like safety deposit boxes, if less secure.

They are possibly plonked down so no-one has to walk more than x blocks, or yyy metres.

And yes, mobility-challenged people will bitch.

Benoit from Ottawa
#69 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

67      Geez, I hate that! (my 68, and then, wham!, your 67 is shorter and better!)

garfielduk
#70 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@BfO #68, I found both comments helpful.

stevierayk
#71 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Every newish subdivision around here has a community mailbox. They’re not bad and they have an extra area where you can receive oversized parcels (They drop a key for it in your mail box)

 

zammachus
#72 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

BfO

Sorry. I'll refrain from answering the same questions you do going forward.

Shonica
#73 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013
They are Super Mailboxes!
garfielduk
#74 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

TTFN

Graham Wright
#75 posted by
Graham Wright
on Dec 11, 2013

This Pointed Sticks song rules.

Benoit from Ottawa
#76 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

65       I'm preserving myself from tuneage repetitition. Yesterday I listened. It's just that my rate of MUTEing has gotten to be too damned high, lately.

Benoit from Ottawa
#77 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

72    yeah! Especially refrain from doing it before I do!

zammachus
#78 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Christmas music on R3! =D

StephRamsahai
#79 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

I waS JUST GOING TO say that!

(75)

zammachus
#80 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013
garfielduk
#81 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

Ohhhh when do we get to hear Ivan making love to Christmus?

Benoit from Ottawa
#82 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

81  +   a ton

 

MAKING LUFF TO CRISSMUS!

zammachus
#83 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Garf

Hopefully never.

jdurley
#84 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

In the town where I grew up, population 5000-ish, there has never been home delivery - everyone either has a post box at the post office or has to get it from the post office desk (I guess that's called General Delivery?).  The post office is in the center of the town, so it could be several km from your home, depending on what part of town you live in.

If you can't get down there yourself (I say "down there" because our "downtown" is literally down in a valley), you have to give someone else your key and get them to pick it up for you.

zammachus
#85 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Frigidive or frigitive?

StephRamsahai
#86 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

-93.2C!?!?!?! That's crazy.

kathyjean
#87 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

Ohh Biffy. :/

Benoit from Ottawa
#88 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Steph, so cold you can't breathe it. Those few that went out breathed air from a tube that ran up from one of their sleeves, so the air was pre-warmed.

Benoit from Ottawa
#89 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

85    I say no. 1

srbeausoleil
#90 posted by
srbeausoleil
on Dec 11, 2013

23,150 hits on YOU TUBE    THANKS for the VOTES

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uCr8q7EmnM

 

All across the nation CBC is your station where the kids can live their dreams.

 

SONGQUEST

http://music.cbc.ca/artists/Steven-Beausoleil

StephRamsahai
#91 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

This song (Great Rhyme Dropper) is very Maestro Fresh Wes-esque. I like it.

Benoit from Ottawa
#92 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

90     Second time I've seen that here tpday.   Personally posted, or by computer?

StephRamsahai
#93 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit [88] - That's pretty clever! I wanna do that here and it's only -6 today.

deiru
#94 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

Morning all, Can't really look at the gallery whilst at work, who picked Rykka? I'm assuming it would a Vancouver artist, Hannah Georgas or someone from Mother Mother?

Benoit from Ottawa
#95 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

93     heh!   Your lungs sensitive, or do you smoke cigarettes?

I'm going out cycling so, obviously, I have no trouble breathing cold air. Is why I'm wondering.

StephRamsahai
#96 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit - Breathing cold air just makes one colder! I don't like being cold. But yeah, I smoke cigarettes too, from time to time. Not regularly though.

stevierayk
#97 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

@BFO - she swears too. I've heard her.

zammachus
#98 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

New Tokyo Police Club

Argentina (Part I, II, III)

deiru
#99 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

ah here is this ring-ding-ding whinnying song again...

StephRamsahai
#100 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zamm - Oh cool! Thanks for sharing, I'll check it out at lunch.

Benoit from Ottawa
#101 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

97    Betcha she drinks beer as well.  And the odd shot of booze.

 

96   My trick ('cause I used to be a skinny kid, not very athletic, thus subject to getting cold) has been getting into cycling -- it warms you right up.

That brings me to this conclusion (not about cycling):  it's preferable, when one can (e.g. you're not just going to sit in a car), to attack winter vigourously, athletically -- to pump yourself up. That's how the warmth happens.

Hell, when I'm just out waiting for a bus, I find it cold too. But it isn't when I've warmed up through cycling.

I'm off!

zammachus
#102 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

New TPC

AGHLBALAHGBGLAHABALALGHGBALAHGBALAHFLFAFHFLNGH!!!!!

hotpatch
#103 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 11, 2013

deiru, 99, yeh but more like tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk ...tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk ...tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk ...tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk ...tingy dnk dnk dnk...take a tingy dnk dnk dnk

krib
#104 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

true, Benoit. It does become a bit of an issue when it's so cold you can't have any exposed skin, though

StephRamsahai
#105 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

97,101 - Such a badass, I tell ya!

stevierayk
#106 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Krib - What brought you to the Toon in the first place? Your general love of all things Saskatooney?

TheIceman
#107 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Cheese talk, I like it, but I like eating it more than talking about it. Cheese and wine is most often paired, but it also goes together amazing well with beer.

If you're hosting a Christmas Dinner Party, or attending one, or just want to have a laugh, check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX9EAavxrus

TheIceman
#108 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Now I want cheese and beer!

flannel tom
#109 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

http://psychicfair.bandcamp.com/

Features stalwarts of halifax's lo-fi psych pop guitar scene, aka, Chrales Austin, Josh Salter et al

StephRamsahai
#110 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Iceman - Old Cheddar and Kronenbourg Blanc. A surprisingly amazing combo.

krib
#111 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

SRK, is it that obvious?

flannel tom
#112 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

@srk - he was born there! no wait, you're from Reggie not Toontown, aren't you? Same diff in the grand scheme of things.

krib
#113 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I had a recipe for cheese & beer rarebit; it was quite good

fictionjunkie
#114 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

ooh sign me up for cheese & beer. What it's only 8:17am? And your point is?

stevierayk
#115 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

@FT - that's no excuse.

@Krib - pretty obvious

krib
#116 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

It's a much longer story than that, Tom. I left the big V ages ago, thinking I'd never be back this way again except to visit...

 

 

"the big V" is a name a friend of mine came up with many years ago. Much more appropriate these days with the billboard outside of town that has the twin towers, which actually make a big V. He never much liked the 'gina. Oddly enough, he now lives in Oklahoma, and likes it down there. go figure.

flannel tom
#117 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

@srk - How'd You end up in Guelph? Or do you prefer "the Tri-Cities"? Don't even ask me how I ended up in Regina... it rhymed with fun at the time. Still is I guess. Gotta have fun no matter where yer at. State of mind thing.

flannel tom
#118 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

oklahoma? sounds tornado-ey.

stevierayk
#119 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

I was born down the street and I've stayed put. 

No wanderer in my bones

stevierayk
#120 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Truth is, I love Guelph and I wouldn’t move away if I had all the money in the world. I’d travel through the winter but this is my home

 

 

stevierayk
#121 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Oklahoma? Sounds shooty.

 

Cicero
#122 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

Hey y'all!

zammachus
#123 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Hey CC! You're looking young today.

marie_curious
#124 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

[58]: Parliament's making cuts.

krib
#125 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

yeah, when you think of the perfect tonic to dreary, frozen little bass-ackwards, slightly redneck-y Regina, Oklahoma isn't the first place that springs to mind. I guess it's the weather.

 

Cicero
#126 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zamm - Heh, that's my niece and nephew. Pretty sure my nephew looks like he could be my son.

deiru
#127 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

I think that Weaves song tries to sing Spanish techno...

TheIceman
#128 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@MC 124 - You've got to pay for those gold embossed business cards that MPs are handing out. (Small potatoes really, just another source of irritation).

nvp
#129 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

hey i may be late to this realization, but this morning i swear i heard the same Graham bit for the third time.   i only catch a bit of this show on the way to work, but i'm pretty sure i heard the same Gold and Youth intro twice before.  groundhog day? 

JonDixon
#131 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

@nvp I was thinking that as I rolled into the parking lot this morning

TheIceman
#132 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Maybe Canada Post can get on the drones bandwagon before Amazon.

flannel tom
#133 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

@nvp - It's because Gold & Youth suck so hard there is only one possible way to intro them. (I'm not actually listening at the moment, so I don't know what he said. I'm listening to the new Dog Day record. It's great. Well, it's really good, maybe not great.)

zammachus
#134 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Iceman

You want to give a federal organization drones? Hasn't gone well in the U.S.

Cicero
#135 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - Hello there friend, how goes things with you?

TheIceman
#136 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zammy - No not really. The Harper  govt. has already allocated $1B for a drone program though.

zammachus
#137 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Oh my glob but Dracula is a fantastic book.

JonDixon
#138 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

@cicero things are pretty good on this end, howsbout you?

Shonica
#139 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013
FT,#130 That is a perfect idea for my husband and I, it is our 28 th anniversary that day! We could spend an evening in Regina seeing that show! ; )
zammachus
#140 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Iceman

I must have missed that announcement, if there even was one.

fictionjunkie
#141 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

There is an underlying low level noise in this obijou song that was hurting my eardrums. Actually I thought I was going crazy at first.

Also the Canada Post thing - I've used one of those community boxes for pretty much my entire life, not sure what the big deal is.

marie_curious
#142 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

@FT: You're mean. That's going to be a really great show...

Cicero
#143 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - Aw yay, glad to hear it - last time I saw you around you were having a bit of a rough day. I'm good, life is good! I'm ridiculously happy, actually.

darbarspecial
#144 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@fictionjunkie - I am glad I am not the only one thinking I was going crazy. That tone was bugging my ears too.

flannel tom
#145 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

@shonica - get out! That's great, 28 years... way to go! Well, if indeed you come here for that, I will probably see you there.

fictionjunkie
#146 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

@darbar - kind of glad someone else can hear it too! What a horrible noise.

stevierayk
#147 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Are we allowed to shoot at the drones? If so, let'm fly. Free books!

JonDixon
#148 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

@cicero I did indeed get shitcanned on Friday night and then was a useless plug on Saturday until I went to hockey and then to the work christmas party, where I had some whiskeys but didn't get shitcanned again.

I did enjoy the part where the new folks drank a beer on their heads though.

kirkofdoom
#149 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

I think you have a different definition of shitcanned than most people.

(shitcanned = fired)

 

TheIceman
#150 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

This is pretty amazing, and gives me hope for the future, if only we can get buy in from governments.

New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional DesignsTreeHugger CommentsA new type of wind turbine is poised to leap onto the wind power scene, this time without blades, twice as efficient and half the price of conventional wind turbines.
krib
#151 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

that's what I was thinking, too; I would've used "shitfaced"

stevierayk
#152 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

We're more of shitfaced people around here

zammachus
#153 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Bahahaha!!!! I signed up to the Ontario Archaeological Society two and a half years ago. As a member, I was supposed to get a their journal, Ontario Archaeology, which publishes twice annually. I got one issue.

Today, my second came in the mail. It was published early 2012.

How I would love to know what happened at their offices...

stevierayk
#154 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Which is a horrid term 'shitfaced'. Conjures some lovely images.

JonDixon
#155 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Hey, you guys quit pushing your definition of really drunk on me.

stevierayk
#156 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Whatever piss tank.

zammachus
#157 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Iceman

No blades means no birds killed, perhaps? A very interesting prospect, indeed!

TheIceman
#158 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

NO CHRISTMAS MUSIC please!

Cicero
#159 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - To clarify, Shitcanned = fired, or Shitcanned = drunk?

Cicero
#160 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - Because it really requires a different sort of commiseration...

kirkofdoom
#161 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

What makes the story most confusing is, it reads like you got fired. Then went to your work Christmas party, where you didn't get fired. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#162 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

SRK, 119, me too.

Lived in a radius of about 5 km from my parents' home pretty well all my life.

Cicero
#163 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Kirk and @JD - Exactly.

zammachus
#164 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Via @CBCMusic

Anybody have a tape deck kicking around so we can hear this #SongQuest tune? #hockeynightbit.ly/17yekRt pic.twitter.com/EBq4cLHNFE

TheIceman
#165 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zammy 157 - Yes, no birds killed.

It's such a simple idea, yet so elegant a solution. Here's a video of it in action.

krib
#166 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I've got a bit of gypsy spirit in me, I think. I've been here waaaaaay too long

deiru
#167 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

@iceman re: bladeless wind turbine, interesting, but wish that article had something on the science behind the technology as oppose to just talking about it, but what should I expect from a blog called treehugger.com 

Cicero
#168 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Krib - I feel the same. However, mine comes with never having moved out of the province, or having gotten a passport (yet), so I'm like the worst gypsy/traveller ever.

flannel tom
#169 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

those tidal turbines in the bay o fundy are great for making whale slurry

tea&cartography
#170 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

shitfaces, shitcanned & shittered = very drunk

canned = fired

JonDixon
#171 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Oh yeah, not fired.  If I got fired I'd be at home on whiskey right now!

I should go do that anyway

kirkofdoom
#172 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

As for today's topic...

I scanned through the list, mostly stopping on the bands I know and/or liked, and so far my favourite thing is that fact that Devon chose beekeeper as one of his five.

And it doesn't surprise me at all that he did. Only Devon could do that and not come across as pretentious. 

 

I have to think about and compile my favourite Canadian albums of the year. I'm bad at lists. 

JonDixon
#173 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Me and T&C speak the same language.  You guys need to learn small town Ontario jargon.

tea&cartography
#174 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

pickled= very drunk

shitpickled=super fucked

 

Cicero
#175 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - Phew, I was worried for you! Also you ontario natives are a weird bunch. In Alberta Shitcanned means fired.

krib
#176 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

yeah, but "shittering" was a term tb3 used to label TRH and her need to hide out in bathrooms to post on the blog

zammachus
#177 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Getting super fucked sounds most uncomfortable...

nvp
#178 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

also, a useless plug is a power receptacle with a bookcase in front of it.

very confusing.

Benoit from Ottawa
#179 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

I'm reading an article on shitfaced An extract.

But why shit? And why on the face?

Shit's rich history reaches back to Old Norse skita, and by Chaucer's time a romance like Kyng Alisaunder could speak of wondrous snakes in the exotic East, where "the addres shiteth preciouse stones." A 1641 treatise addresses a braggart as "thou cracking shit-fire," and one 1766 dictionary entertainingly lists everything from shit-abed and shit-breech to shittenly and shittle-come-shites. Personally, I'd like to see that last one make a comeback.



krib
#180 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

until JD said it, I've never heard "shitcanned" before. Plain ol' "canned" meant fired to me. I though the "shit" part was just for emphasis, though, because everybody knows that THE slang for getting drunk that starts with "shit" ends with "faced" :-)

JonDixon
#181 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

bladeless turbines: seems interesting, although I'd like to hear the science behind how they use a sail to make electricity.  Sounds like its somehow hooked up to hydraulics?  Like the sail pushed a ram back or some such?  Maybe then the pressure in the hydraulic fluid is used to  push the ram (or another?) to generate electricity?

Seems alright, I wonder what the maintenance is on something like that.

Cicero
#182 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit [re:179] - There are some glorious ones in there.

krib
#183 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

and, if it uses hydraulics, what happens out here in the icehole

TheIceman
#184 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@Deiru 167 - Here's the website with lots of information. I want one for my home so I could go off the grid and stop paying for million $ Ontario Hydro CEO bonuses.

JonDixon
#185 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

@krib your seals break and then hydraulic fluid rains from the skies!

Actually, who knows.  Not me.

Cicero
#186 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

This song is so sexy.

zammachus
#187 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Sail-turbines

Check out the video Iceman posted (reposted here)

The science seems interesting but I'd be concerned about the durability of the design. Seems most violent.

krib
#188 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

and "skite" and "skate" are the Victorian'd-up versions, as in: blatherskite and cheapskate

TheIceman
#189 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD 181 - There are pistons apparently (5) connected to the sail. I would assume some type of hydraulic fluid.

krib
#190 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I know what happens with the lifts on my van's tailgate...they don't work and drop the tailgate part-way down behind me when my head's in the van, so I can back out and bonk my head

they're probably air, though, instead of any kind of hydraulic fluid, right?

Benoit from Ottawa
#191 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

182, Cicero and others, Slate doesn't actually resolve the matter of 'shitfaced' entirely, but the article's got some good ones.

It is: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/04/dear_editors_of_the_oxford_english_dictionary.html

JonDixon
#192 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Huh.  Well, that looks...interesting.  I hope that someone dumps some money into and a decent sized pilot project happens somewhere.  Looks like it needs to be fairly windy to work.

Benoit from Ottawa
#193 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

188    So cheapskate = cheapshit?

deiru
#194 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

@iceman, thanks I'll give it a read at lunch.

krib
#195 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I love the slow motion bit in that video. It's almost as much fun and the repeated slo-mo bits in those scary snowman things on youtube

JonDixon
#196 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

also - "banged up" is one my fave new ways to refer to being drunk.

Got pretty banged up last night eh?

krib
#197 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

BfO,

yeah, kind of

Benoit from Ottawa
#198 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Durn, Lana, but you have a great voice! Like when you just went all 'singy', there. Singgy?

Benoit from Ottawa
#199 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

krib, I'd guess hydraulic-assisted mechanicals. Hydraulic is incompressible, air wouldn't be -- thus not good for that application, I venture.

fictionjunkie
#200 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

@krib #190 - have the same problem on our car - the hydraulics have always been lousy in the winter but over the past year they've gotten bad the rest of the time so now it barely lifts up at all. Better than most of the way I guess since I have a tendency to duck under and do things while assuming that it has reached its pinnacle on it's own, only to bash my head instead.

Benoit from Ottawa
#201 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Get them hydraulics serviced, boys!  Grease the mechanical bits, and especially replace the fluid. Probably after flushing the system real good.

TheRadioHead
#202 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 11, 2013
I'm pretty confused, wasn't this yesterday's blog tropic? @Shonica I haven't looked for show announcements this week! What's coming up?
Benoit from Ottawa
#203 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

202   Well, it bears yesterday's date.

Given the weekly recycling of the Hammertime posting, what's the surprise here?

;)

krib
#204 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

no, yesterday's was something like "what did 2013 mean to you, musically?"

this was posted yesterday, though, and Kirk mistakenly referred to it as the subject of the blog and then realized his error.

stevierayk
#205 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Doubt there is a hydraulic pump in a van, there would be oil dampers but it's probably more mechanical.

flannel tom
#206 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

re 202 - that's what I originally thought but then I realized it's a Cheese talking day.

krib
#207 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

for a tailgate in a 2000 Montana? I'll hold it up with one hand, thanks, or my head. If you know it's falling, you can get under it and hold it up with your head or back.

 

Cicero
#208 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD - that reminds me of weird Regency slang for getting tired - 'knocked-up'. So in all my favourite Austen books, everyone's like "Oh poor lizzy got knocked up on the walk over," and I'm like, "Dudes, your walks are way sexier than mine,"

Cicero
#209 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

re:208 - I'm also apparently v. valley girl this morning. apologies.

nvp
#210 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

i believe Lana Guaranteed us some laughs (or smiles or amusement or something?)when she teased today topic on yesterday's show.

Shonica
#211 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013

TRH, WFF announced a bunch of shows, some of the 2013 folk fest performers as will as some new faces. The Pyramid announced Mounties/Rich Aucoin March 29. THe WECC you likely already know about. 

krib
#212 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

never heard that one before. Knew that "knock me up" in England was sort of the come-round-to-visit equivalent of "ring me up"

which is odd, because British people hardly actually go visit others in their homes; that's what the pub's for

krib
#213 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

huh, there's a tweetup here in toontown tonight

Lana Gay
#214 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 11, 2013

Hi y'all!

Favourite Christmas song..... GO!

Lana Gay
#215 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 11, 2013

@nvp I take it back! TOMORROW IS ALL LAUGHS! (Needed a bit more time for it...)

 

kirkofdoom
#216 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

What were your favourite releases of 2013?

Okay. Favourite R3 bands albums, in alphabetical order:

Julia With Blue Jeans On by Moonface

Mass:Light by Murray A. Lightburn

Ritual Tradition Habit by The Belle Game

Today We're Believers by Royal Canoe

Violent by We Are The City

And honourary mention to the Canadian-but-not-R3:

Arrows of Desire by Matthew Good

And two Eps for good measure:

Pieces EP by Jess Hill

Shout at People EP by beekeeper

 

(which once again brings me to my daily "why is the new Moonface not in rotation???" rant)

fictionjunkie
#217 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

@lana for pure kitchy-jazzy-consumerism nothing beats Earth Kitt's Santa Baby. I also love You're a Mean One Mister Grinch (can't remember the artist).

Benoit from Ottawa
#218 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

I like how the word "party", as is "a --" or "to --", comes from the English turn of phrase that might be somthing like:

1.  Let's go riding (or picknicking) tomorrow.

2.  Oh!, I say, capital idea! Let's invite A and B and X and Y, and make a party* of it!

 

* As in a "hunting party" or group.

 

So: from a party of people, to "par-tayyy", thankfully left behind. A small mercy.

krib
#219 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

BNL with Deck the Stills

deiru
#220 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

@lana, Carry Me Home!

Cicero
#221 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana [re:214] - Easy. Baby It's Cold Outside, by Bing Crosby and Doris Day. Not only is it a great song, but if you listen to the lyrics, it's also totally problematic, because it sounds like Bing Crosby has just roofied doris day. It's the SEEDY UNDERBELLY of Christmas songs!

Benoit from Ottawa
#222 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

218, edit:   as is = as in

kirkofdoom
#223 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

Lana,

favourite christmas song: The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al Yankovic.

tea&cartography
#224 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

@kirk

i thought youd have nick cave on that list

tea&cartography
#225 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

@lana

carrol of the bells/huron carol

or the transsiberian orchestra stuff

zammachus
#226 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Lana

Definitely John Denver's The Marvelous Toy

Benoit from Ottawa
#227 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

I think In the Na is my least favourite song here since 2008.   I've been muting it for years.

JonDixon
#228 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

TheIceman
#229 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

I'm working my way through the gigantic list, but I like Adaline's endorsement of the Monster Truck album.

Monster Truck, Furiosity

"Listen to this when you need to feel invincible. My girlfriends and I were kicked out of their show recently for throwing undies onstage."



kirkofdoom
#230 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

T&C,

I left it Canadian because even though I copy and pasted the exact question, I thought it asked for best Canadian releases.

I have four of five international albums that would make the "best of" list, and the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are definitely on that. 

Laura Beth
#231 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

Hello Everyone.  Favourite Christmas tune?  Fairy Tale of New York - the last verse get's me everytime!  Canada Post - yeahh I'm from the country and have gone to a post office to get my mail my whole life- ain't no thing! 

deiru
#232 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

This Hidden Cameras song sounds like they are saying "in the naam", The Naam is a fantastic 24-hr vegetarian comfort food restaurant here in Van City. One of the best places to go when it's 2am and you're shitcanned.

evensteven
#233 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Hello and Happy New Comic Day everyone!

Lana #214... It's not Christmas but does the Dreidel song from South Park count?

Courtney Cox, I love You!

JonDixon
#234 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

wait wait wait - who eat vegetarian food when they are shitcanned?  I didn't even think vegetarians did that.

zammachus
#235 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

LB

I'm in the country now and we still get ours delivered to, well it's not quite the door, but the end of the driveway.

Lana Gay
#236 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 11, 2013

@deiru I miss the Naam! Miso gravy for liiiife!

krib
#237 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

but the original, with Shane McGowan & Kirsty MacColl. No covers! that song should just be left alone and deemed "uncoverable"

Cicero
#239 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit - BAM. That's too cool.

fictionjunkie
#240 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

@lana #236 - you know they bottle that, right? naam miso gravy You can probably find it out there somewhere.

deiru
#241 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

@lana I KNOW!!!

tea&cartography
#242 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

@kirk

ah i missread non r3 as non canadian

evensteven
#243 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

BFO... The same occurrence happened in the States last month on November 12th!

Laura Beth
#244 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@JD I am vegetarian and definitely eat while shitcanned, mostly from the potato family. 

Laura Beth
#245 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zammy ohhh you went home for the holidays?

zammachus
#246 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

LB

Yep. Not back in the suburban hell of Brampton for another 3+ weeks.

StephRamsahai
#247 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

I'm listening to the new Tokyo Police Club song Zamm posted a link to earlier! It's pretty awesome! Nice and long too, I like long songs sometimes. It's also adorable which helps. :)

krib
#248 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

and, for those who use sensible date/time configurations, it happened already today

13.12.11 10:09:08

zammachus
#249 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Steph

Not sure if it's one song or three.

StephRamsahai
#250 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Zamm - I think it's three but it's one. You know?

Laura Beth
#251 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

Zammy - NICE! Sounds delightful!  

Benoit from Ottawa
#252 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

The man who deaf-signed the Mandela memorial for everyone and t.v. wasn't signing. It was gibberish.

Guy's got guts. Bonus: he's done that for the second time. The last time he did it, a year ago, was for Jacob Zuma, no less.

darbarspecial
#253 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I also love Fairytale of New York. Bing Crosby's White Christmas album is an old fav as well.

My Christmas playlist. I need to put that in some kind of order and hope to add a few more this year.

 

Also, on the topic of hydraulics, my hatch doesn't stay open in cold weather either. Quite annoying when your hands are full, but otherwise not a big deal.

Benoit from Ottawa
#254 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

248: mostly computers

zammachus
#255 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

I write my datecodes MM-DD-YY so no fun and games for me.

Benoit from Ottawa
#256 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

255      aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, THE AMERICAN WAY !!!!!!!!

Laura Beth
#257 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit I was just reading about that.. sitting next to a colleague who did an internship at the Nelson Mandela Archives and met him..he said "it's very south african"?   Don't know what that means.

Benoit from Ottawa
#258 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Lana, I figure my likelihood of getting eaten by a shark is currently 0/∞, on pavement in Ottawa.

deiru
#259 posted by
deiru
on Dec 11, 2013

I like how "shopping on Black Friday" kills 11 times more people per year than sharks.

Benoit from Ottawa
#260 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

LB, maybe: Rampant nepotism (in the ANc government) often generaltes incompetent job holders, and no-one's surprised. Or even complains about it much or often.

Shonica
#261 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013

Too bad we can't playlist that Teenage Kicks 

Benoit from Ottawa
#262 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Speaking of nepotism though, dig the Ontario Auditor General's report on Ontario Power Generation. 3 firings already, of which the Chief Financial Officer.

Benoit from Ottawa
#263 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

And frankly, I'm all for feeding the sharks.People should wear natural fibres.

kirkofdoom
#264 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

Month-Day-Year makes more sense to me, since I say "December 12" not "12 December" 

Benoit from Ottawa
#265 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

LB, further, I've gathered, I think, that people there may often be loath to criticize the ANC because, after all, it is the Party of Liberation.

Laura Beth
#266 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@Benoit - ah yes, that could very much be it! 

krib
#267 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013
nvp
#268 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

whoa catching up.

my fav tunes Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.  And Christmas in Hollis by RUN-DMC

my i wish i'd recorded more of David Wisdom's christmas specials  ... so much weird and wonderful stuff.

markgage
#269 posted by
markgage
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana  I dont know if anybody mentioned it but Carry Me Home by Hey Rosetta is a great Christmas song.  I like their whole Christmas EP

krib
#270 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

even though it's not specifically a Christmas, tune, there's Linus and Lucy, which figured in A Charlie Brown Christmas

Benoit from Ottawa
#271 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

kirkofdoom, yes, it makes more sense. In English.

Many other languages often go day-month, if not all other languages. And of course going month-day makes no sense whatsoever in terms of scientific notation, informatics and communications. So...

Laura Beth
#272 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

Hahaha oldie but goodie, Krib! 

stevierayk
#273 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Best Xmas songs – Run run Rudolph by Keith Richards and Big Coat by Dave Teichroeb

 

darbarspecial
#274 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Just bought my ticket for the Library Voices/Close Talker show! :D

Benoit from Ottawa
#275 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

274   jealous.    Darn this internet, as far as only one local show, 2000 miles away, goes!

nvp
#276 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

YYYYMMDD!  sortable!  please world.

i supported financial institutions for much of my career, and there it was 2013Dec10, so at least there was never confusion.  but doesn't sort alphabetically, and windows has to have this format forced upon it.  or it did, in the NT/XP/2000 days.

marie_curious
#277 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

@darbar: [274] Can we do some sort of mind meld so that I can be there too?

evensteven
#278 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

That fake sign language story is awesome!

stevierayk
#279 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

 

Myself and one of the old Kramdens bass players used to do Linus and Lucy on one bass. Fancy! Or watch one guy play it on a bass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47nSQuDfnE

stevierayk
#280 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Sign language dude has some nerve. That’s ballsy (and very very wrong)

 

darbarspecial
#281 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@marie_curious and Benoit - I can try really hard to channel you there too. It would be great if we could meld minds to not miss out on stuff. 

Laura Beth
#282 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

It's too bad that even Mandela's memorial has to have controversy!  For a country that has known he was on the brink of death for eons, it seems like it was pretty hastily put together. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#283 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

evensteven, yeah, the guy had either huevos the size of coconuts, or some disconnection from reality -- nobody'll notice or say anything --, or maybe some of the two.

Shonica
#284 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013

Evensteven, My son has drawn a comic book aficionado for his Christmas gift exchange! Can you make some suggestions?

garfielduk
#285 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@evensteven Happy New Comic Book Day!

jdurley
#286 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

 Ha ha, if I could mind-meld to be somewhere else, I'd just always stay in bed, forever.

Benoit from Ottawa
#287 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

LB, it is not a competent country yet. Apparently. I heard a fairly long interview yesterday, and apparently the disappointment in South Africa is that actually getting services to people has not yet really been organised.

We probably shoudn't be surprised, as White South Africa did not prepare Blacks to take over stuff, hell, they fought the ANC every inch of the way. So it's perhaps not surprising that structures haven't been able to be set up and staffed and financed -- and how would you do that without corruption, on the continent of Africa? Et cetera...

TheIceman
#288 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Haha. Thanks to CBC Music I now know what to get you guys for Christmas.

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marie_curious
#289 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

Dan Bryk has a lot of christmas songs.

TheRadioHead
#290 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 11, 2013
I'm ok with Christmas music here for a spell, but I'm pretty desperate for R3 to remain Olympic free.
jdurley
#291 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

My favourite Christmas song is probably "O Holy Night", followed by the entire soundtrack of the Charlie Brown Christmas, followed by "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch".

I don't really have a fave Christmas "pop" song, although there seem to be plenty that I dislike!  I guess Feliz Navidad is pretty cool.

Lana, if you're asking because you're making a playlist, I liked that "Hang a String of Lights" song that Great Lake Swimmers put out last year.

Laura Beth
#293 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@TRH - I hope it does.. do they usually do Olympic-y stuff? 

krib
#294 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

you can't beat going Barenaked for the Holidays

zammachus
#295 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

LB

When Bell and Rogers had the broadcast rights to the Olympics, R3 wasn't even allowed to use the word during the Games.

I love the Olympics, however, and hope for some interesting content on R3 and CBC Music. Not to the exclusion of all else, of course.

TheIceman
#296 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@Krib 294 - Are you stealing Hotpatch's lines now?

marie_curious
#297 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

I enjoy the Ho Ho Ho Canada album series.

krib
#298 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

yeah, because it's such an original ;-)

I've been using that for years. slays 'em, I tell ya!

TheRadioHead
#299 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 11, 2013
When the Olympics were in Vancouver it was miserable. I am assuming it was because all of Vancouver was overtaken by them and that is where R3 is based.
evensteven
#300 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Thanks Garf! U too!

#284... Shonica how old is the giftee? Boy or girl?

Shonica
#301 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013

Evensteven, 28 year old male!

hotpatch
#302 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 11, 2013

i heaRD that, and only asked that you keep your clothes on while i'm gone..is that too much

nvp
#303 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

interesting persepective, TheRadioHead.  although i'm not a huge Olympics fan (my spouse is, and she got us tickets to various events that i ended up enjoying) i remember that as a great time for Radio3, the outdoor broadcasts from the plaza, tons of local shows, interviews, co-hosts & on-air drop-bys

Laura Beth
#304 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

I traditionally have been an Olympics fan, but now I am disgusted by it's corporate nature, and the whole russia + gay and lesbian rights thing is just awful.   I'm so disgusted by it that I don't even think I can watch it anymore.

krib
#305 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I really couldn't care less about the Olympics, but mostly because it's all about money. That whole "CBC couldn't even say the word Olympics" thing kind of sums it up.

But, what R3 did during Vancouver was cool We got to hear from tons of people: n0ttyn3rb, AlexofAnders, Boders, Christine, plus some who were in town just for that event. It was great

Cicero
#306 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana - I LOOOOOOOVE This song!!! Thanks!

Lana Gay
#307 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 11, 2013

Sorry for the delay, I'm a big fan of MM/DD/YYYY, but thanks for the story Kirk!

evensteven
#308 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Shonica... I'm actually really good at this

The top selling Graphic Novel of the year here at FUNNYBOOKS has been BATMAN "Court of Owls" which collects the first 7 issues of the BATMAN reboot ($16.99). I would suggest that If he doesn't already have it (it's also available in HC). 

OR... If you can find the BATMAN NOEL HC it has a Christmas theme, is beautifully illustrated and features the costume Ben Affleck will be wearing in the SUPERMAN / BATMAN movie.

Hope that helps!

Benoit from Ottawa
#309 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

More on that "sign language translator", with pictures. Note: the t.v. had a real one electronically inserted.

krib
#310 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

the problem with mm/dd/yy is that if the d < 12, you don't know if it's mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yy

if you go yy.mm.dd, you know, because the notation's different

kirkofdoom
#311 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

the Olympic chalet outdoor thingie that was happening during the Vancovuer Olympics was the first time I met Lana, Tariq, and got my scarf. 

krib
#312 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

come to think of it, that's a big reason why I don't follow hockey anymore, too. Das dollar uber alles

Cicero
#313 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana - My family puts on an Angel, and we take turns every year putting it on. And by take turns I mean Poppa Cicero insists it's his turn every year, and then proceeds to put it on no matter who's name is written in the post-it inside (hint, it's my name. Yep. It's been waiting 3 years.).

darbarspecial
#314 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I have no room for a tree now, my drum kit takes that space and I am fine with that. I will get my little table top one out this weekend. 

garfielduk
#315 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Lana #307, are they anything like DD/MM/YYYY?

@Bfo #309, That sounds painful!

 

evensteven
#316 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Shonica... There's less chance he has the "Noel" HC

nvp
#317 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

i'd love a drum kit instead of a christmas tree.

i don't think my spouse will go for that.

krib
#318 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

re: 310 should be if dd<13, or dd<=12

oops

marie_curious
#319 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

CreepshoooooooooooooOOOOOOW!!!

krib
#320 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

been debating getting a real tree. problem is, they're all too big

Cicero
#321 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

WOOOOOOOO!!!

stevierayk
#322 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

It's official Drum kits rock more than Xmas trees 

Shonica
#323 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 11, 2013

Evensteven Thank You!

stevierayk
#324 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

My brother is going to see Creepshow tomorrow.

darbarspecial
#325 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@evensteven - I should be picking your brain for gifts for my son as well. He seems to prefer Marvel. Deadpool, Thor, Wolverine are some of his favs. What you got? ;-)

evensteven
#326 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Lana and all...

Since we're on the subject... You have to see these Christmas Cards / photos!

evensteven
#327 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Darbar... How old is your son?

Cicero
#328 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 11, 2013

This day is taking far, far too long.

darbarspecial
#329 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

He is 20.

SamaraS
#330 posted by
SamaraS
on Dec 11, 2013

@laura beth #304 - Same here.  :(

hotpatch
#331 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 11, 2013

nvp, 303, kirb, agreed, Olympics, that was pretty a cool perspective to get on the R3

 

BTW, not related to anything; on our company vaca last weekend, Friday night we were heading out to the casino after dinner and one of my co workers came out of his room with his meat and potatoes hanging out..quite surprising and not as funny as he had hoped, he squealed like a little girl and ran away when someone got a phone out to record for posterity ... and i'm pretty sure that's not a good look for the holidays

marie_curious
#332 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

I didn't know the Creepshow were touring, and I missed their local date.

darbarspecial
#333 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I always go to Comic Reader in town here and look for stuff. The store is full of things he loves. Comic books are always in his Xmas stocking as well. Mostly I haven't a clue and just grab a bunch that I think he will like. So far he seemed to appreciate it.

TheIceman
#334 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@Esteven 326 - OMG those are so ridiculous. Talk about the seedy underbelly to the south. Although I'm sure there's some crazy Canuck pics too.

Laura Beth
#335 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@EVENSTEVEN - BAHAHAHA I KNOW A FAMILY IN THOSE PICTURES!!!! The one with the three daughters and the dad with no shirt on, I grew up with them! 

hotpatch
#336 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 11, 2013

when i was a kid we had a big gold paper star for the tree topper, which i luved but i've never found anything quite as good to put on my own tree so maybe it's time to look outside the box, but my wife wouldn't approve of something like a Chelios figurine 

garfielduk
#337 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Steve #326, Is it me or does #6 look like Gromit?

stevierayk
#338 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Creepshow, comic books – that’s my brother, he's only 48 years young. I got him the Dark Knight Trilogy on Bluray for Yule

darbarspecial
#339 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Those pics are hilarious!

Benoit from Ottawa
#340 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

337, yes quite a Grommetty reindeer-breast

zammachus
#341 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Garf

Indeed she/it does... Good catch.

stevierayk
#342 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

those pics are troubling. (and hilarious)

krib
#343 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

when I was young, we had some ugly ceramic angel thing. Then, with the kids, we made a star out of cardboard & tin foil. Then I think we got a metallic angel thing for the top - not nearly as ugly as the old ceramic one my parents had. I think that's the current state, but haven't put any decorations yet

evensteven
#344 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

333Darbs... That method is fine! It will introduce him to stuff he might not pick out on his own.

DEADPOOL is very popular here, I would get him the THUNDERBOLTS Vol. 1 Graphic Novel (2013) which features DEADPOOL in a team comprised of Venom, Punisher and Red Hulk! It's great. Also, maybe Marvel Zombies Vol. 1 (written by Robert "Walking Dead" Kirkman), and any graphic novel volume of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN (great writer and cool artwork).

krib
#345 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

c'mon there, Gromit, let's have a little feel of your nose, just to see if your sick or not...

Laura Beth
#346 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

I messaged the girl who is in the photo.. she said her sister submitted it to Awkward Family Photos and it got put in their Awkward Family Christmas Photos book!  

Steve Venegas
#347 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Dec 11, 2013

Christopher Hastings writing Deadpool is genius 

stevierayk
#348 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

For the last 5 years I've bitched about the star on our tree, for the last 5 years we've decided we'll buy a new one after Christmas. I'm sure it will be back atop the tree next Dec

fictionjunkie
#349 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

Tree topper - we have a father Christmas for our tree. He has a really nice ceramic face but really my husband picked that one because he wears a sort of leopard print cape.

tea&cartography
#350 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

We have an octopus on the top of our work tree

he is made of pipecleaners.

don't know how he got there, but everyone is blaming me.

garfielduk
#351 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@krib #345, I have an elergic reaction to breasts.  The last time I touched one I felt a sudden sharp pain in my left cheek.

evensteven
#352 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

#335 LauraBeth...Wow! for real? What are the chances of that?! HaHaHa!

Also... Grommetty Reindeer Breast not a good band name

stevierayk
#353 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

pipecleaners eh? That's awesome Cheech.

jdurley
#354 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

Our tree is in "palm tree" configuration this year, so there's no "top" as such.

Oh, but I almost forgot - we made a mini-tree out of the normal top part of the tree, and it is topped with....

THE STARSHIP FREAKIN' ENTERPRISE.

Benoit from Ottawa
#355 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

351   So let me get this straight, you have a pipecleaner octopus, which is fine, and then you shove a fir tree up its arse?

garfielduk
#356 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

We don't have any decorations up.  I might put a santa hat on one of the Darth Vadars in the lounge.

jdurley
#357 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

I really need to upload those photos.  Y'all haven't even seen Christmas Dino in his natural habitat yet!

zammachus
#358 posted by
zammachus
on Dec 11, 2013

Oh man. Just when you thought the Toronto subway issue had, yet again, been resolved...

Cllr. Matlow proposes putting off any spending allocation until after next year's election and cancelling the associated tax hike.

evensteven
#359 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

#338... Nice gift Stevie. He would also like the DARK KNIGHT RETURNS animated movie. It's so awesome!

Benoit from Ottawa
#360 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

352 Howzabout Grommit Tit?

marie_curious
#361 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

As a kid we always had a papier mache angel (or possibly fabric papier mache, whatever that's called) on the tree top, but her wings were porcelain and always fell off, so every year she would have a new layer of glue or string or even tape affixed to her torso. She's long since been retired (i.e. thrown out). Too bad, she was a very pretty tree topper.

darbarspecial
#362 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@evensteven - Thanks so much!!! He loves the humour of Deadpool! Ha! Great ideas and very helpful. :D

 

krib
#363 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

"I do fancy a bit of gorgonzola"

kirkofdoom
#364 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

Joe Kelly and Gail Simone's Deadpool > All other Deadpools. 

darbarspecial
#365 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@evensteven - Oh and you just reminded me I was going to check out that Dark Knight Returns animated movie as well. Sidenote: My son's Bane impression is impressive.

nvp
#366 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

ooh.  in think i likes it.  (Awkward Stage cover)

nvp
#367 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

in - > i

evensteven
#368 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Lana...ON TOPIC!

This year I've liked a bunch of music but I'm not sure if they are 2013 releases..

I've listened to a LOT of Wordburglar's 3rdburglar, and lots of Metric (synthetica), HannaH (self-titled), and Hey Ocean (is). I've also enjoyed the new BRAIDS and AUSTRA stuff and am liking SAID THE WHALE's Hawaiii and the new Sadies stuff.

flannel tom
#369 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

Just remembered that I really (really) liked Fall of Romance by Imaginary Cities this year.

nvp
#370 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

also, very cool to see/hear original Vince Guaraldi trio drummer Jerry Granelli on cbc radio and TV.

flannel tom
#371 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

3rdburglar came in 2012, me thinks, evensteven.

flannel tom
#373 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

I'm going to go ahead and say Fresh Kils is the most under appreciated Canadian hip hop guy. He produces all of the best stuff that the canadian underground comes out with and works with so many different people it's crazy. his name is on everything!

jdurley
#374 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

I think my fave record of the year was Inlet Sound. Incidentally the only record I got in trade for a rum ham sandwich, which proves that rum ham makes everything awesome.

smalliebigs
#375 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

Good afternoon, friends. 

Did I mention how great the Vinyl Cafe Christmas thing was on Sunday? I should have. I'm not sure when I became a cheesy old man who digs such things but it seems to have happened quickly. 

All that festive spirit and I still haven't a tree, though...

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#376 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 11, 2013

Rum ham and arugula.

smalliebigs
#377 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

@BFO: sounds delicious! 

tea&cartography
#378 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

I can't link to it from work, but if you google 'suck my dick' and the new yorker, someone has a blog of editorial cartoons re-captioned with things relating to dick sucking.

it is quite funny. in my opinion.

tea&cartography
#379 posted by
tea&cartography
on Dec 11, 2013

I don't know why that popped into my head.

slow afternoon.

evensteven
#380 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

FT#372 Thanks for that link!!!

flannel tom
#381 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

2013 albums

The Caravan released their S/T album in spring of 2013 - it got noticed a tiny bit for the What Up Steve video that is harsh on Harper. It's good jazzy hip hop, check it out if you hadn't already.

hotpatch
#382 posted by
hotpatch
on Dec 11, 2013

scroll up and read 378 then 377 (to catch up on the blog) really smallie

stevierayk
#383 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

I heard this Rap tune the other day. First time in years, I love it.

Laura Beth
#384 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@Smallie - going to the Toronto show on Sunday! SO EXCITED!  

Laura Beth
#385 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@JDurls - I'm with you on Inlet Sound! Definitely the one I played most. 

smalliebigs
#386 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

@Hotpatch: oh the scandalous thing I've missed. 

@SRK: I've seen PE perform as a group and I've seen Chuck D on a speaking tour. I actually preferred the latter, as it didn't involve Flav spouting off on his reality tv "successes"--though the show was still cool. 

stevierayk
#387 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

or this one

stevierayk
#388 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

stupid Flav. 

smalliebigs
#389 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

@Jdurley: might I recommend you get a festive special first? Also: do you know who the musical guest is in TO? Ours was great. I won't say who it was, just in case they tour together and it's a surprise...

Lana Gay
#390 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 11, 2013

@teaandc Not sure I'll be Googling that from the mother corp...

stevierayk
#391 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Stupid Flav, he may wear a clock around his neck but he doesn't know what time it is. (It's time to shut up BTW)

stevierayk
#392 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

@smallie - that's very cool though. I'd probably rather just listen to Chuck talk. I saw Ice Cube at the Concert hall in TO, my only real rap show. It was great.

jdurley
#393 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

@smallie - my stupid kid has decided to be a vegetarian now, so no Festive Special for me!  Haha, she's not stupid, but I miss chicken.

Is it The Good Lovelies? Because that's what I think I heard at one point.

EXCITED!! Although I waited WAY too long to get tickets and now I think my seats are so far back they're in Kingston.  

Laura Beth
#394 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

@JDurls - you're going on sunday too?? Vinyl Cafe? 2:00 show?

jdurley
#395 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

@Laura - I'm going on Saturday night! With the in-laws!

jdurley
#396 posted by
jdurley
on Dec 11, 2013

OK, gotta run now, so if I don't make any more replies, that's why!  Cheers!

Laura Beth
#397 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

AHh! I'm going Sunday, with my mama!  

TheIceman
#398 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Well fsck if this don't make me feel like not paying my taxes, ever.

Mint chair Jim Love signed deal to keep taxman in dark about offshore caseToronto lawyer and some family of ex-PM Arthur Meighen agreed not to alert tax agency about case

"What's more, an Ontario Superior Court judge signed off on the deal, including the do-not-contact clause. As requested by the plaintiffs and defendants, Judge David M. Brown issued a court order barring any of the parties, plus six of their minor-age children as young as four, from reaching out to any tax agency, except "as required by law."

smalliebigs
#399 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

Bye, Jdurley. Also: sorry to hear your daughter has abandoned chicken. 

flannel tom
#400 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 11, 2013

2013 releases

Weekend Dads, Hemingways and Fat Stupids of Halifax did a 4 way split EP with Scottish band Murderburgers, it was released this past summer and is pretty solid and fun selection pop punk.

marie_curious
#401 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

"The Boys in my flesh"

krib
#402 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

is this Lana's set of dirty songs?

darbarspecial
#403 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Haha marie_curious!

evensteven
#404 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 11, 2013

Thanks for the HannaH, Lana!

Can't wait to see her perform again.

StephRamsahai
#405 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

RUM HAM!

nvp
#406 posted by
nvp
on Dec 11, 2013

 

rum ham?

garfielduk
#407 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Steph #405, How's your Beer O'CLock list going?

darbarspecial
#408 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Oooh drum pants! Sounds great to me.

Laura Beth
#409 posted by
Laura Beth
on Dec 11, 2013

Don't worry guys, Toronto's Eaton Centre is cracking down on PUA (Pick-Up Artists):  http://www.canadianbusiness.com/blogs-and-comment/toronto-eaton-centre-is-cracking-down-on-pick-up-artists-tweet-suggests/

StephRamsahai
#410 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@Garf - Ah! Very good question. I completely forgot so it's not really going at all. I'll do it tonight.

TheIceman
#411 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

The guitar riff in this Dead Ghosts song sounds like a complete rip off from American Woman by the Guess Who.

smalliebigs
#412 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

STERPH! RUM HAM!!

TheRadioHead
#413 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Dec 11, 2013
I definitely enjoyed all those different Christmas songs.
StephRamsahai
#414 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

SMALLIE! RUM PINEAPPLE!

 

I'm not sure what that is but it sounds delicious. I'm gonna have to experiment.

krib
#415 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

This guy sings like Elaine dances

marie_curious
#416 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

PS I Love You would be great if they didn't let Screech sing for them.

krib
#417 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013
JonDixon
#418 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Nothing like a good game of lunch time squash

 

smalliebigs
#419 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

Rum pineapple could be good! 

darbarspecial
#420 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Rum ham and pineapple! It keeps getting better.

marie_curious
#421 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

Nothing like a good bowl of lunchtime squash soup.

JonDixon
#422 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

rum rum!

Wait, I don't really like rum.  What do you think a rye ham would be like?  besides full of angry thoughts

darbarspecial
#423 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@krib - I have been known to do the Elaine dance on the dance floor. 

TheIceman
#424 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

@KRIB 417 -Sweet fancy Moses!

marie_curious
#425 posted by
marie_curious
on Dec 11, 2013

Is a rum pineapple just a pineapple soaked in rum? That could be ... goood.

garfielduk
#426 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

Can I just have Ham Ham please?

darbarspecial
#427 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@Garf - You have the ham and I will have the rum.

garfielduk
#428 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@DBS #427, That works for me!

fictionjunkie
#429 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

i think I have a grill recipe somewhere for rum pineapple on the bbq

StephRamsahai
#430 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@fictionjunkie - Wouldn't that get rid of all the good stuff? (the alcohol)

kathyjean
#431 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

@smallie: Nice pic with GL!

darbarspecial
#432 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

23H59 added to my Xmas playlist.

Old Abe
#433 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

Whoa! Just saw the score from the Habs/Kings game last night!  I didn't watch.  What the hell happened! Ouch!

fictionjunkie
#434 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 11, 2013

@steph - probably, which might be why I never got around to doing it. although I do have some crappy rum to use up one of these days...

smalliebigs
#435 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

@Kathy: thanks! He was so happy and carefree there, before the sweater fiasco! 

RE RUM:

My family has a nice rum cake recipe. I've never made it myself, but this festive season seems as good a time as any. 

StephRamsahai
#436 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Dec 11, 2013

@OldAbe - I didn't see it either. Just saw the final score and almost cried. I have no idea what happened. I'm afraid to watch 'highlights'!

smalliebigs
#437 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

Digging this festive jam!

kathyjean
#438 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

Haha, smallie - I'm glad to hear he's getting it back. I'd be sad. I only wear mine on special occasions. I didn't wear it while he was here, just thought it might be overkill. Did that once. haha 

stevierayk
#439 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

Wouldn't you core the pineapple, fill it with rum, let it soak in, eat the booze infused pineapple? Not unlike tequila and a watermelon. winter sucks.

smalliebigs
#440 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 11, 2013

@Kathy: you're showing great restraint in not wearing it--it's such an awesome sweater! I am considering saving up for one. 

Old Abe
#441 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

@R3F1 - Lotus tweeted their amendment proposals to the new 2014 sporting regulations.

kathyjean
#442 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

@smallie - Well for one thing, it's SUPER warm. I don't know how dude wears it in summer. I'd die. 

garfielduk
#443 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@Abe #441,  I like those ideas particularly #3

Alanna Stuart
#444 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 11, 2013

hey guys!

stevierayk
#445 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 11, 2013

I'd drive a lotus. Just saying.

garfielduk
#446 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

Hey Alanna

Old Abe
#447 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

@Garf - I have a feeling #7 might have been poking fun at this. Funny stuff.

kirkofdoom
#448 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

ABC Band is my favourite band, Alanna!

Old Abe
#449 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

Oh, Hi there blog!

My favorite Christmas music - Bing!!

darbarspecial
#450 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Mele Kalikimaka Old Abe!

darbarspecial
#451 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Hi Alanna!

Chopz87
#452 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 11, 2013

I just woke up....

Old Abe
#453 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

@Darbar - ;)

TheIceman
#454 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 11, 2013

Hi Alanna!

Good Day To You!

Alanna Stuart
#455 posted by
Alanna Stuart
on Dec 11, 2013

@Darbar you mind mixing a lil cocktail, please? thanks ;)

 

darbarspecial
#456 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@Alanna - Coming right up! What's your preference?

darbarspecial
#457 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I hope people thought that of me in high school. I played sports and was girls sports rep on the SRC, not president though. 

Old Abe
#458 posted by
Old Abe
on Dec 11, 2013

Have a good evening all.

darbarspecial
#459 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Night Old Abe.

kathyjean
#460 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

Christmas tunes - The classics for sure. Nat, Bing. Was just having this conversation with a friend last night.

darbarspecial
#461 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I like both sides of that Black Mountain/Lightning Dust coin very much.

darbarspecial
#462 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

@kathyjean - Love Nat and Bing and Frank at Xmas.

darbarspecial
#463 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Sentimental favourite is Boney M because my dad loved it. It makes me smile.

kirkofdoom
#464 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

This (The Zolas Snow) is one of the few christmas songs I actually like.

And it's not even about Christmas.

Coincidence? Maybe.

kathyjean
#465 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

Kirk - Good tune, good tune.

garfielduk
#466 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@DBS #463, I had the album Night Flight to Venus by Boney M on tape and my Mum had it on vynal.

JonDixon
#467 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

Welp, I still don't like Woodhands.

garfielduk
#468 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

vinyl not vynal d'oh

kirkofdoom
#469 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 11, 2013

There's also the Woodhands -> Rural Alberta Advantage "connect the dots"

Pretty different from each other.

And I would much rather hear The RAA than Ark Analogue. 

JonDixon
#470 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 11, 2013

I guess I'd rather hear Ark Analog than Woodhands though?

krib
#471 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

I like this Maylee girl...got a kick out of her disco album because, really, everybody DOES need a mouth to mouth

krib
#472 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

holy cow, it's above -20! with the wind chill!!

I might not even need long johns for the walk home

darbarspecial
#473 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

Yay we are warming up! 

darbarspecial
#474 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

I much prefer Woodhands to Ark Analog myself.

darbarspecial
#475 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 11, 2013

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!

garfielduk
#476 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 11, 2013

@DBS #473, You can't warm up!  How will I stop people complaining about the cold here if I can't tell them how much colder it is there?

krib
#477 posted by
krib
on Dec 11, 2013

Garf,

no worries, mate. You've got a loooong way to go. We're dancing a happy dance because it's -18 right now

kathyjean
#478 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 11, 2013

I be chair dancing cause of the "warmth"