Monthly Archives : October 2015

REVIEW: EMILIA CLARKE RUINED TERMINATOR GENISYS


I refused to pay almost 20 bucks to see the new Terminator movie when it was in theatres. So now, after watching it from the comfort of my couch… I would like to share my 2-cents on this missed opportunity. Terminator Genysis had almost everything it needed to be a great installment of the floundering franchise. I liked the premise.…

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LOST TERRY GILLIAM ANIMATIONS: MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL


Terry Gilliam is a genius, that isn’t up for debate. Often the forgotten member of the British comedy icons, the American made Gilliam’s hand made animations are as much a signature of Monty Python as their cross-dressing comedy. Now, on the eve of The Holy Grail’s 40th anniversary release on Blu-Ray, the group has released 14 minutes of cut scenes…

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REVIEW: KLONDIKE TRAPPERS / GREAT WILD NORTH – BEST NEW REALITY TV SHOW


  Klondike Trappers / Great Wild North is the best looking show on TV this fall – hands down… and here’s why: For TV outsiders, networks are really hot right now on what’s called ‘Guy Shows’ – like fishing, mining, hunting, bootlegging… worlds full of adventure, risk, stakes and larger-than-life characters. This is what prints money right now for networks…

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AMANDA LANG: BAD FOR BUSINESS


Full disclosure: I never liked Amanda Lang or her brand of half-assed, pro-corporate journalism the CBC passed off as ‘business news’. She was schtick in lipstick. On the heels of the announcement she is out at CBC after her last show Friday, October 16th and now that we are free from paying her salary with my taxes – I wanted to share my closed minded opinion.…

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CRAZY ASS STORY: MAN IN WHEELCHAIR STUCK DAYS IN TUNNEL


Covering news will give a person a firm understanding of the concept ‘that you’ve never seen or heard it all’. No matter how bonkers or crazy-balls something is, there’s always another doozy around the corner… like, saaaaay the tale of this dude…. A Pittsburg, PA man, apparently, got stuck inside an old railway tunnel, after a wheel came off his motorized wheelchair.…

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VINTAGE AD SUNDAY: OLD TIMEY TRUCKS


International Harvester Corporation was a big builder of farm equipment and vehicles, like trucks, for both civilians and the military. It began around 1902 until it fizzled in the mid 80’s. It was one of the first major US manufacturing companies to relocate and expand operations into the future industrial hub of Hamilton, Ontario.  Here is a link to a…

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PRINCESS LEIA BIKINI SOLD AT AUCTION, COKE NAIL UP NEXT


One of the most famous bikinis in the world, the Slave-kini from 1983’s Star Wars: The Revenge Return of the Jedi, has sold for $96 000 at auction.  Frankly, I would have thought Carrie Fishers costume would have sold for more. I mean, some nutcase once bought french toast Justin Timberlake didn’t finish for thousands of dollars. .. but it’s worth…

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ANNIVERSARY FOR SCIENCE THAT FIGHTS NATURAL SELECTION


As my beloved baseball team is about to embark on an historic run to the World Series (after more than 2 decades) there is a lot to celebrate! But it also got me thinking… celebrating athletes and sporting milestones helps define our society (and where our values lie). But what if we did it for others? This week marks another…

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NEPAL ASKS UN TO STOP INDIA’S TRADE BLOCKADE


A little known trade war is having a massive impact on the quality of life for people living in Nepal. The country is currently embroiled in a trade dispute with its nuclear neighbour, India. The government of Nepal says the country is running low on vital supplies, like cooking gas and fuel, due to India’s blockade of key border crossings.…

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