Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Well, it's not an actual recognised holiday in Canada, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate it anyways. Today is Fuhrertodestag. On this day in 1945 Adolf Hitler killed himself. Too bad he didn't do it, oh say 15 years earlier. Thanks to Orac for reminding us of this important occasion.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gas In Saskatoon, April 24, 2009.

After a period of price stability the price of gas changed this week. Gas is currently 91.9 cents a litre. So much for my prediction it would reach the dollar a litre mark by the end of April.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tim Doesn't Twitter.

In case you were wondering(you probably weren't, but I'm telling you anyways) I won't be jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. I already have an outlet to bore people with my personal life, this one, and see no need to do so in 140 character chunks. If you feel the need to follow someone's Twitter feed why not Oprah's? I doubt it will be that much more interesting than what I would write, but I'll let you find that out yourself.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

First Place.

This previous entry is currently the first hit on Google when you do a search for the M-Zone R-363 radio. I guess it's as much because of the paucity of information on this bottom end shortwave receiver as the quality of the entry.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hey, Pizza Hut!

Why is your Panourmous pizza 5 bucks more expensive in Canada than the US? Okay, it's actually $4.99 more in Canada, but still....

Hoser Inspiration?

Bob and Doug McKenzie are back. The two characters, who first debuted in 1980 on the comedy sketch TV spoof SCTV, are the stars of a new cartoon series, which will begin airing on Global TV stations in Canada this Sunday. Seeing a newspaper article about the hosers' return to action this morning made a question pop to mind. Were the McKenzies an influence on another duo of dumbness, Beavis and Butthead? It's not hard to see the similiarities, two dopey dudes making comments on current culture while not realising what the world thinks of them. Of course Bob and Doug are smarter than Beavis and Butthead, but then so is a turnip.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thumbs Down, Rogers Sportsnet.

I really don't know what your programming staff was thinking. In their infinite wisdom they decided those of us who get the Sportsnet West feed didn't need to see the Toronto Blue Jays home opener. I suppose I could see not playing some early season games, but the home opener and season opener? Even more annoying was the fact it was a hot game, with the Jays putting a 12-5 pounding on the Detroit Tigers, including a 6 RBI night by Adam Lind, 3 of which came via a home run. And the Calgary Flames game you played instead? Meaningless, since the Flames have already clinched a playoff spot. It's especially odd programming given that the Jays are owned by your owners, Rogers.

Monday, April 06, 2009

How Much Do You Weigh?

I weighed myself today on the bathroom scale. I weigh 191 pounds. Yep, too much. I should probably weigh 40 pounds less, so it's time for some of that to go. I doubt I'm going to lose 40 pounds anytime soon, but 10 pounds over the next couple of months is reasonable.

I'm going to do it the old fashioned way. No weight loss programs, weird protein drinks, or any of that. Just eat less and exercise more. Exercise more is easy, since with Spring here I'm outside walking more. Eating less is likely to be a little bit more difficult. It's amazing the number of bad food habits you can accumulate over the years. I'd hate to think how much I'd weigh if I didn't get some of the exercise I do get regularly even in the winter months.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Gas In Saskatoon, April 3, 2009.

Well, it seems I don't have psychic powers, in case anyone thought I did. The price of gas actually went down today. It is now 93.9 cents a litre at most Saskatoon gas stations. I still expect it to go up soon given the coming Easter holiday weekend.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Brother, Can You Spare 1.25 Billion Dimes?

It was announced this week that the widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling is selling the Spelling mansion. Asking price, 125 million bucks. So I'm asking for your help. All it will take is each visitor here to donate 10 cents, one slim dime, and it won't be long before I have the capital to buy it. I'm not sure what you do with a 123 room mansion, other than spend a lot of money on staff and property taxes, but I'm sure I'll find some cool use for it. I'll even let you stay in a room once in a while.

Mrs. Spelling wants to downsize. Her new penthouse apartment will be a mere 16 thousand square feet and cost 47 million dollars. I'm sure she'll be able to cope with such hardships.