Friday, September 21, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, September 21, 2018.

Back up we go.  Gas in Saskatoon has risen to 125.9 cents a litre at most locations.  I heard Trump complaining about the Saudis pushing up oil prices, but I doubt they'll cut them just because he says so.

Quarter To Five Popcorn.

I had to get up before 4 AM this morning to drive my parents to the airport.(They're off to Ottawa for a vacation.)  So I decided that after I dropped them off I'd go buy some popcorn at 7/11.  As I've noted before Saskatoon is still not really a 24 hour a day city, but you can still find stuff open this early.  And I imagine things are about to get busier as people head off for shifts that start at 6 or 7 AM.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Calling Europe.

It's weird, but I haven't been getting any hits from Europe of late.  I wondered if it had something to do with changes in EU regulations regarding things like advertising, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  Maybe it's just because I'm not posting enough.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Were You There?

It's something I sometimes wonder when I see comments on old music on YouTube.  I just saw that sort of comment on a posting of Deep Purple performing "Highway Star" in 1972 on German TV.  It was the common "Oh, music is so horrible today compared to back then!" type of comment you see on all sorts of things.  But before you get too gushy about early '70s popular music(or any other period of pop music) consider the following:

"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" was a big hit in 1970, with versions by three different artists getting chart action.  Middle of the Road's version was the most successful, making the top fifteen or better in 13 countries, and number one in 6.  Check out the charts for any year and you find stuff you're likely to think of as dross. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hey, Tom And Jennifer.

I appreciate the sentiment.  We do need young people to vote.  But seriously, you bring back 6teen for a US voting PSA, when you didn't even give us a 10th anniversary surprise back in 2014.  And you have Jonesy wearing a MAGA hat?  I can't say I'm too happy.

For any other 6teen fans who missed it, here it is.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, September 15, 2018.

Things have gone down just a little bit more.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 119.9 cents a litre at most stations.  However at least a couple of stations on 8th Street  were at 117.2 cents a litre, so the others may follow.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Unhappy Breakaway Day 2018.

Once again September 13th has come.  This is the 19th anniversary of the Moon being blown out of Earth orbit in at least one universe.  It's hard to imagine that it will be 20 years since 1999 next year.  I'm thinking that I'll sit down one of these days and binge watch the whole of the first season.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Big 69.

No, sex obsessed visitors, I'm not talking about that sort of 69.

Today I did something I don't normally do, buy a 591 milliliter bottle of Pepsi.  And it's a good thing I normally buy diet soft drinks if I want to drink one.  Reading the nutrition information on it was interesting.  That serving of Pepsi contains 69 grams of sugar.  In other words the sugar weighs more than a lot of chocolate bars do.  That's almost a quarter of your recommended carb intake for a single day.  So it's not hard to see how drinking the stuff a lot will keep your weight up.

Incidentally Coke's 500 milliliter bottle contains 55 grams of sugar.  Somehow I doubt the extra 91 milliliters in a Pepsi bottle contains an extra 14 grams of sugar.  It seems Coke's formula is less sweet than Pepsi's.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, September 7, 2018.

It's back to school week, and so you might be driving more.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 122.0 cents a litre at most locations, a bit down from last week.  Hopefully it will go a bit lower as September continues.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Warning, May Be Addictive.

If you're into guitars and other stringed instruments check out Jake Wildwood's blog.  He does instrument repair in Rochester, Vermont, and works on everything from 21st Century electric guitars to late 19th Century banjos.  Lots of cool instruments with lots of good pictures are featured.  But be warned, you might spend hours slowly going through the entries, because there is so much to look at.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mocking The Clickbait 13: You Don't Know My Imagination.

Unconventional Baby Names You Haven't Thought Of Yet.

Au contraire, I did so think of calling a baby Vongpigulon or Likestoeatdogfood.

I have to admit I actually did click on this link.  It uses the typical clickbait slide show format, and the first 3 names are Ash, Atlas, and August. I didn't bother with the rest.  I'm pretty sure I've heard of more than one person named Ash, would be entirely unsurprised to hear someone is called Atlas, and August made me think of the late Mohawk actor August Schellenberg.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, August 24, 2018.

For the first time in a while we had more than a tiny drop in gas prices.  Unfortunately it was followed by a big jump.  At the start of the week gas was 117 cents a litre at most locations.  But it soon jumped to 124.9 cents a litre.  Just what we didn't need.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


For days the skies over Saskatoon have been grey or brownish grey as the result of forest fire smoke drifting in from British Columbia.  In fact the smoke has reached as far east as parts of Ontario, leading to air quality warnings across much of the western half of Canada.  So it was nice to get up this morning to a blue sky.  How long this lasts remains to be seen.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, August 17, 2018.

Another trickle down this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 122.1 cents a litre at most stations.  Hopefully we'll see a more substantial price drop soon.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, August 10, 2018.

The trickling down continues.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 122.7 cents a litre at most locations, but it may fall to 122.4 before the weekend is over.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

An Ironic Death.

Getting hit by a hearse while jay walking. 

This came to mind when I was crossing a local street with a hearse heading my way.  I was nowhere close to being hit, but I sure wouldn't want to go that way.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, August 3, 2018.

It's a long weekend in Saskatchewan, so a lot of people would have expected the price of gas to go up.  Instead it has trickled down.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 123.4 cents a litre at most stations.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Wasted Again.

No, I'm not wasted.  I don't get wasted.  Rather I found a McCain fruit punch juice box sitting on the ground today.  When I picked it up I realised it was just about entirely full.  As always when I run into stuff like this I can't imagine wasting something I paid good money for.  And once again I'll ask people to stop dumping crap on the ground.

Not that it works.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

It's Sad I Was Right.

Back in 2013 I posted about seeing a piece of fanart for the DC Comics character Starfire on Deviantart.  I thought the artist made her look African American, and speculated what might happen if someone like BeyoncĂ© was cast in the role.  5 years later a live action TV version of Teen Titans is on the way, with Anna Diop cast as Starfire.  The result?  A bunch of racist dumbasses complaining Starfire isn't black.  Well, yeah, but she's an alien.  So if you're going to go in that direction no Earth woman should be playing her period.  Which would make it damn difficult to have a live action Starfire at all.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, July 27, 2018.

Prices are a bit confusing at the moment.  Some places at the 124.6 cents a litre mark.  Others are at 124.3.  And at least one is selling at 124 cents a litre.  I'm guessing things will probably stabilise at 124.3 cents a litre late today.