Friday, September 30, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, September 30, 2016.

A small drop to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 95.4 cents a litre at most locations.  However with talk of OPEC reducing its production it wouldn't be surprising if the price goes up again next week.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Donald Trump's Theme Song.

If this isn't his theme song, it should be.  Not that Trump would probably get that it's supposed to be sarcastic and self-deprecating.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, September 23, 2016.

It's another week where a post will come during the middle of a price change.  Since the previous post gas had jumped to 99.9 cents a litre.  However today saw a number of stations drop the price to 97.4 cents a litre.  I would imagine most will follow suit before the day is done.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Traffic Crash.

My posting has slowed down of late.  But what's even slowed down more is my blog traffic.  This has never been the world's most viewed blog, but it's really gone down the past while.  I've been getting days with no blog traffic several times in a week, which is weird even for my traditional traffic levels. 

Of course knowing the way things go I'll get a day over the next week where it jumps up a whole bunch for some weird reason.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, September 16, 2016.

Yes, this week's entry is on time.  And it's good news as well.  Gas in Saskatoon has dropped to 93.4 cents a litre at most locations.  Hopefully it will drop below the 90 cent a litre mark before the next one of these posts.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Probably A Drop.

The Blue Jays are over on the West Coast at the moment.  They just won the first of 4 games against the Los Angeles Angels, and then will head to Seattle to take on the Mariners.  It would be interesting to see the ratings for the evening games during this road trip.  I suspect they probably drop some.  After all it's after 1:30 AM in Toronto as I write this, and even later further east.  Some eastern viewers probably skip the games entirely, knowing they can't stay up to watch the whole thing.  Others probably watch the first few innings before going to bed.  Even here in Saskatchewan the late innings of these games probably get skipped by a few viewers, since they take place around 11 PM.

I wonder if TV ratings might be an issue for anyone considering a MLB team for Vancouver.  Regular viewership for evening games might be pretty low for such a team in much of the country, compared to the Blue Jays.  Of course the lack of a suitable stadium, and potential opposition from the Mariners, are probably bigger concerns before the issue of TV broadcast revenue comes up.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Once more it's September 13th, and as is tradition here on the blog we commemorate Breakaway Day.  On this day in 1999 the Moon was blown out of Earth orbit by a massive explosion of nuclear waste on the far side.  By an unknown process this led to the Moon being flung across the Universe, taking with it the crew of Moonbase Alpha.

The title to this post is a callback to last year's Breakaway Day post.  This year is the 40th anniversary of the second and final season of Space: 1999.  CBC in Canada aired the first episode of year 2, "The Metamorph," on Saturday, September 18, 1976.  I remember CBC advertising the upcoming season with a clip from "The Metamorph" some time before that date, although I can't remember how far beforehand it was. 

The second season did well enough that further episodes were considered, but ultimately series producers ITC/ATV decided that the lack of a major US network order didn't make future episodes viable. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, September 9, 2016.

Better late than never.

A small tick down to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 96.4 cents a litre at most locations.  Hopefully a further price drop is on the horizon.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Already Gone.

It's great when your favourite team is in the running for the playoffs, like the Toronto Blue Jays are.  But for fans of other baseball teams they already know their teams won't make it, despite there being just a bit less than a month left in the season.  The teams we already know won't win their divisions are the Minnesota Twins, the Atlanta Braves, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Cincinnati Reds.  The Oakland As will join the out of it gang either tonight or tomorrow, and several other teams aren't far behind.  The National League Central may have the most anti-climatic ending of all, with the utterly dominant Chicago Clubs having a 15 and a half game lead on the second place St. Louis Cardinals, although the Cards continue to be leading contenders for the National League Wild Card.  The Twins were the first team eliminated from Wild Card contention, and the Braves are probably the next ones out. 

Unintentional Luddite?

Could I actually be considered that?  After all I don't have a cell phone.  Not even a cheapy from a place like 7/11, let alone a fancy smartphone.  So I don't sit on the bus playing games, or texting, which I don't see much point in anyway.  I don't have a Facebook account, although I quite obviously do have sorts of accounts that could fall under the social networking banner.   Can one in fact be a Luddite without deliberate action or philosophical stance?  I don't have some grand opposition to cell phones, just no need to spend the resources needed for one at the moment. 

Friday, September 02, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, September 2, 2016.

Despite the common expectation that gas prices go up just before a holiday the opposite was the case this week.  Gas in Saskatoon has dropped to 99.4 cents a litre at most locations.  Hopefully it drops some more next week.