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Toronto is as far south as the French Riviera. 

Sigh..if only we had a more beachy-hot summer..with yachts and such.

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January 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM

‘The Boondocks’ is coming back for season 3!!!!!!!

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After a couple of years, one of the best shows to appear on tv in a long time, “The Boondocks” is returning with Season 3, sometime in 2010.  I can’t freaking wait!!!  I have been going through some Riley & Huey withdrawals for quite some time – as I’m sure others have as well.  Wonder what will ensue this time around…..countdown is on!!!

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December 30, 2009 at 12:58 AM

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News snippets…

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◙   According to Canada’s Chief of Defence, General Walt Natynczyk, Canadian troops will be removed from Afghanistan by July 2011.  I, for one, really do hope this happens.

◙   The United Nations has declared (finally) July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day

◙   German goalkeeper Robert Enke has ended his life after years of suffering from depression.  My condolences to his wife and family.

◙   Oh, Brits have a bad rep!  According to dating site beautifulpeople.com, Brits are among the ‘ugliest’ people in the world.

◙   Two former Bear-Stearns exec’s are acquited from their charges….Surprise, surprise.

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November 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Could it be a Champagne Supernova in the sky….

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First discovered in 2002 but not originally labelled as a Supernova, astronomers have now declared this new found wonder of another galaxy, SM 2002bj, a representation of “a new class of rapidly exploding star.” 

And because Oasis are/were amazing and they sang about a Supernova oh so long ago…..

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November 7, 2009 at 2:20 AM

Congratulations TORONTO for winning the 2015 Pan Am Games!!!

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Hey, just like the following writer mentions, it’s great to be a winner for a change!  I’m excited for the games, so what, it’s not the Olympics.  We’ll be hosting the Olympics in Canada at least in February…But for the city and the Greater Toronto Area, it’s going to be bring a lot of opportunity, jobs, tourism and the spotlight on Toronto for a change….besides hearing about sports teams who aren’t succeeding.  Ya, the debt is gonna be big but for those complaining, we should be blaming the auto industry and union pressure, and unnecessary fighting, for a lot of the debt that Ontario and the Feds have incurred over the past year.  No offense or anything to those negatively affected by the manufacturing/trades/auto industries, or the military/armed forces, but tax dollars went more to that than what the Pam Am Games will incurr.  I can’t wait for all the transit improvements and new sports facilities, amongst many other things.  Congrats TO!  Enjoyyy it!

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November 7, 2009 at 12:54 AM

Randomness….

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Happy 40th anniversary Sesame Street!  My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without you!  Cookie Monster will forever eat cooooookies!!!

I still love rubber duckies!!!

Intel has been handed another hefty lawsuit for it’s ridiculous business practices
◙  New York’s Attorney General has handed Intel an antitrust lawsuit for its “illegal business practices” – paying computer distributors big dollars to strictly use Intel processors as opposed to their competitor, AMD.  Well, as the saying goes, money talks and bullshit walks.

Yayyy, the New York Yankees have won another World Series
◙   It’s the 27th time they’ve won the championship.  I guess it makes everything better for all of America.

More H1N1 vaccine drama….
◙   Wall Street employees get access to the shot before millions of others who actually need the shot.  Here  in Canada, more professional athletes (NHL players, for example) are receiving the shot before the rest of the general public, which in both cases has people extremely upset.  We know why these groups got the shots before the average-Joe, but really, how are they more at risk than other people?  They’re the percentage of people who can actually afford any type of medical care they would need.  Once again, money talks……

12 dead after rampage shooting at army base in Texas
◙   A horrifying incident for all who were there at the Fort Hood military base in Texas today.  31 people were wounded and 12 people are dead after a fellow soldier started shooting at his own comrades.  It was thought that he was dead but he’s in hospital recovering from gunshot wounds as well, after a female soldier shot back at him.  Reports are saying that US authorities knew about the soldier (Major Malik Nadal Hasan) 6 months ago as he had posted threats on the internet about suicide bombings and other attacks, but they’re still questioning whether it really was him or not.  I wonder what will come out of all this – besides him getting the death penalty.  What a crazyass mofo.

◙   Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be co-hosting the Oscars.  I hope we can see some Jack Donaghey-ness on stage….I’m thinking it’ll be a good show.

◙   No Doubt is suing Activision (the makers of Guitar Hero) over the newest game “Band Hero” over a feature that allows players to control band members, to sing other artists’ songs. 

◙   Rihanna is finally sharing her side of the story.  Diane Sawyer interviews her on Good Morning America about the situation/abuse that took place between herself and Chris Brown, with the interview also showing on 20/20.  Timing couldn’t be any better with Rihanna’s new album coming out on November 23.  I’m sure she’s sincere about what she discusses but the timing of the interview is just a little wack, in my opinion at least.  Play on the heartstrings of young girls and women out there Rihanna and company, just to make a buck.

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November 6, 2009 at 3:01 AM

Tracy Jordan is a part of Tracy Morgan….and he’s ‘the new black’.

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“They say every Jewish man is supposed to love one black motherfucker in his life.  I’m glad Lorne Michaels chose me.”

I always liked Tracy Morgan and his comedic ways.  His autobiography was just released a couple of days ago, “I Am the New Black”, and the exerpts of his book that I’ve read are not only funny but he definitely digs deep into the not-so-funny moments of his life.  Aside from the book, all of the press work he’s been doing, is freaking hilarious.  Personally, I wouldn’t reference Playboy for anything but their 20 questions with the man is well worth it cuz the man is crazy – good crazy of course!!  You gotta check that and his interview with GQ.

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October 25, 2009 at 12:03 AM