Friday, September 30, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, September 30, 2011.

Yep, this feature is back on Friday, where it belongs.

Once more the trend is down.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 118.9 cents a litre at most locations.  It will be interesting to see if prices go up at all in the next week or two, as Canadian Thanksgiving is in the middle of October. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hey, Rays!

You lot really should send the Orioles a big present of some sort.  They really helped you out tonight.

Rays fans...well, there really aren't that many of you, are there?   When a team can't fill its stadium when their last game of the season determines whether they'll reach the playoffs or not you can't help but wonder how much longer the team will be there.  I'm sure there's someplace in the US that would appreciate the Rays more.  For that matter I wonder if Vancouver wouldn't be a good home for you.  Not that it will probably happen, the Mariners would probably see a Vancouver team as a threat to their bottom line.

Atlanta got beaten, as they should.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, ditch the "Tomahawk Chop" crap.

The National League playoffs are shaping up to be the Battle of the Ex-Jays.  Chris Carpenter pitches for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and won a complete game shutout tonight.  John McDonald and Aaron Hill are playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks(with many suspicious they'll be back with the Jays next year).  And Roy Halladay is pitching for the Phillies.  Now, if the Jays can make it in next year in the American League....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, September 24, 2011.

The downward trend continues.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 121.9 cents a litre at most locations.  It will be interesting to see if it goes down much further.  I suspect it won't get any lower than 115.9 cents a litre.

Candy Time Machine.

There are all sorts of things one might like to do if someone invented a time machine.  A new one came to mind yesterday, getting candy. 

I saw a sign yesterday announcing the grand opening of a new convenience store.  For some reason this made me think of a chocolate bar from my childhood, the Wigwag.  The Wigwag was strips of caramel crisscrossed and covered in chocolate.  Sure, the caramel tended to harden up pretty quickly once it hit the store shelves, and the chocolate tended to flake off and get on your pants or shirt as you ate it.  But I'd still like one again.  A shorter lived bar from my youth was the Caramba, a caramel fudge bar that was only around for a year.  I'd like to try one again.  Even a trip a couple of years into the past would be helpful so I could go buy a Malted Milk bar.  That one would also be easier, since I wouldn't have to hunt up 1970s money to buy one.  Of course I imagine if you had a time machine you'd have the resources to find enough '70s money for your shopping trips to the past.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

YouTube Fails Me.

Going about my business today foir some reason a classic Canadian ad from the '70s came to mind.  It was a fire prevention ad based around the Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe.  The animated ad, which featured the Little Old Lady and her brood knowing what to do when fire broke out "Later that night, around half past two," spawned several more PSAs.  Unfortunately the original isn't on YouTube, just one of the later ones.  The later one misses the deadpan narration that makes the original so fun.  Of course, as I mentioned in a post about TV commercials on YouTube a good while back, it's surprising when ads like that do turn up on YouTube, especially the older ones.

Since it isn't available here's one of the classic National Flm Board Canadian Vignettes that appeared for years on Canadian TV.  This one is about the Republic of Manitoba.  Love that line at the end.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, September 17. 2011.

Prices continue to fluctuate.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 125.9 cents a litre at most locations, down 3 cents from last week.  It's interesting to compare this with the start of 2011, when the price of gas didn't change from January 7th to February 25th.  Of course the post Christmas/New Years holiday period is probably the slowest time for driving in Saskatchewan, so you might not want to discourage gas purchases.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Obvious Question.

If Budweiser if the King of Beers, who is the Queen of Beers?  A quick check indicates there is no agreed upon holder of the latter title.  Of course I'm sure some folks would contest the King of Beers title as well.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today's Cassette, September 15, 2011.

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Current in the old Sanyo is Steelteeth, the 1997 album from Toronto's Change of Heart.  Ian Blurton brought the group to an end after touring behind this one, going on to form Blurtonia and later C'Mon.  This cassette is an example of the problematic nature of cassettes.  It's lacking in high end compared to others I own, and it sounds like the alignment is off given that the stereo image is a bit wonky. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Waaah, It's Reading My Mind!

I'm sitting in front of the computer listening to the Blue Jays game on the radio.  And what does Adsense pop up when I checked on the blog?  An ad for listening to the Blue Jays online!  Spooky.

Well, not really, given that I've written some Blue Jays related posts over the last month or so.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, September 9, 2011.

This week's entry is on time.

A rather annoying jump to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 128.9 cents a litre, up 6 cents from last week.  And here I thought the price of oil was going down.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When I Rule The World 10.

When I rule the world car horns will not beep when you use the remote to lock the car doors.  Having a horn seem to be beeping at you when it isn't is really annoying, and has potential to distract you at the worng time.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Gas In Saskatoon, September 2, 2011.

Yeah, I'm cheating a bit.  Too bad.

Gas price fluctuations continued this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is 122,9 cents a litre at most locations, down 2 cents from last week.  Given this is the last long weekend of the Summer it's possible we'll soon see another drop as demand drops a bit with the traveling season done.