Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Today's Cassette, October 31, 2012,

Seems I'll get one more post in before month's end.  And it's a long overdue return of the Today's Cassette feature.

In the Sanyo tonight is Across The Universe, the major label debut by Minneapolis indie rockers Trip Shakespeare.  I'd read an article or two about them just before or just after they were signed, but it was some years later when I picked this one up from a cutout bin someplace.  The case even has a notch cut out of it, a sign it actually was a cutout, as opposed to a store just clearing out old stock.  Apparently the band were less than pleased with the final result, and it only sold 33 thousand copies.  The band would do 2 more albums for A&M before the label dropped them.  Guitarist/keyboardist Dan Wilson and bassist John Munson would later be members of Semisonic, who had a hit in 1999 (wow, it's that long ago) with "Closing Time."

Monday, October 29, 2012

Could You?

If you're watching the WSOP Main Event final table you just saw Steve Gee eliminated in 9th place when his all in bluff move failed.  Could you make a move like that, knowing that if you failed your chance at the bracelet would be done?  I don't think I could.  On the other hand I don't think I could call something like that either.  Hopefully we'll get a chance to find out some day.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


According to the archive for this blog, this is the 2000th post I've made here.  It actually isn't, since I've made a few test posts over the years that were deleted just after they were posted.  But this is the 2000th post in the archive.  In one sense it's a bit odd for me to think that I've done this 2000 times since 2004.  On the other hand my output is low compared to some other bloggers of my acquaintance, and if I'd kept up the pace I posted at in the first couple of years of activitiy here post 2000 would have gone up sometime in 2009.  Still, I keep going at it.  Twitter and Facebook get more press these days, but they really don't offer me anything that I can't do here.  And frankly I spend way too much time online as it is to get sucked into them.

Here's to the next 2000 posts.  Coming soon to a computer near you.  Yes, there will be more, more, more.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gas In Saskatoon, October 26, 2012.

I'm taking a bit of a risk here, since I writing this before heading out for the day.  But I'm pretty secure things won't change.

After more than a month of stability the price of gas has changed.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 126.9 cents a litre at most locations, down 3 cents from the previous level.  A new player entering the market in Saskatoon, Safeway, had no effect on prices, as they follow the going rate of the big guys.

Safeway's gas station is located on the west side Centre at Circle and 8th parking lot, the same side the Safeway grocery store is located on.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vote, Saskatoon!

It's civic election day in Saskatoon.  As I write this the polls are just about to open.  You have until 8 PM tonight to vote.  So get out there and do it.  Just remember you can only vote once.  They tend to get a bit upset with people who come back for a second round.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Snow News... not good news.  We had our first snow of the season today, starting around noon. There;s currently a snowfall warning out, stating we might get up to 15 centimetres tomorrow.  And I broke out my winter jacket this morning because of the cold.  If only it could have stayed away for a while longer.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Will Work For Airtime?

Talk about hard up for work.  I just saw a Telus cell phone ad with Richard Simmons in it.  Does he really need money that badly that he's willing to be mocked in a Canadian market TV ad?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An Obvious Crossover.

Last night saw the debut of a new TLC "lets look at them wacky folks" show, Extreme Cheapskates.  Frankly their behaviour strikes me as more mental problem than extreme frugality, given that they do things like wash their clothes in the shower while taking a shower.  Or only flushing the toilet once a week.  Yeah, I don't think I'll visit them anytime soon.  But watching did make me think of an obvious crossover.  Have the cheapskates go along on the cleanups on Hoarding: Buried Alive.  In some of the less horrid hoarding situations they might find things they could use, and the hoarders might be more willing to throw things out if they go immediately to someone who wants them.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Go Tigers!

With Baltimore knocked out there's only one choice in the American League.  I want the Tigers to beat the Yankees. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Four More Weeks.

Bleh!  We have another month of the US election campaign to go through, and it's already been interminable.      The seemingly neverending campaign cycle is why I'm not a fan of fixed election dates.  The first primary may have been in January, but the actual campaigning probably started almost a year before that.   Unfortunately the chances of the Americans moving to a much less complicated and drawn out system is virtual nil

Monday, October 08, 2012

And While I'm At It...

...anyone want the remains of a cold?  You can have mine, Id be glad to get rid of it.  And it's an import cold, as I caught it from my parents after their trip to Italy.

Ham It Up.

It's Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.  Most people associate it with turkey.  But in my family it was ham for the official Thanksgiving meal.  A big turkey is kind of ridiculous for three people.  There's still lots of leftover ham to eat as it is.  Anyone want a sandwich?