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2009 Adventure: 560K for Kids 1

For approximately $270, you could purchase a return flight from Toronto to Montreal, arriving in 1 hour and 14 minutes. Alternatively, for $140 you could take a VIA train and arrive in about 5 hours, while driving takes about the same. Rather than using these “typical” methods of transportation, I’m planning to paddle the entire ...

White Wolf – Classic Canadian Rockers 2

Back in 1980, a band was formed in Edmonton Alberta called White Wolf. Many remember White Wolf as a talented, yet underrated Canadian Heavy Metal acts of the 1980’s. In 1984 they signed with RCA and their debut LP “Standing Alone” which went on to sell 250,000 copies worldwide. The band enjoyed much success and ...

Human-Powered Hydrofoil Kayak 2

The 4-man Olympic-style K4 boat gets off to a good start against the 1-man Hydrofoil “Flyak”. It doesn’t take long however for the Flyak to burst ahead of the 4-man boat at a speed of 27 KM/hour to win the 200M race. The Flyak starts out like a regular kayak, but once the paddler reaches ...

Sketch It: Urban Food Chain 1

Sketch it! is a fun new section on The Urban Country where we feature random napkin sketches from our resident sketch artist and writer, George Pechtol (Against his will).   “Urban Food Chain”, by George Pechtol

Who Controls Your Media? 1

  (Photo courtesy of fxgeek on Flickr) “Mediterranean becomes sea of death for hundreds” – CNN, March 31st “Chinese ‘Kill Weapon’ Gives U.S. Cause for Concern” – FOX News, March 31st “Two Killed Execution-Style in NFL Player’s Condo” – FOX News, March 31st “SHARE MORE PAIN” – Toronto Sun – March 31st For a period ...

Valet Parking 1

This person thought they could jump their car over the ledge in a downtown Toronto parking lot on Richmond Street today. It didn’t work out so well.

Summer Nostalgia 2

With all the warm weather we’ve been having over the last week or so, I’ve been thinking more and more about being out on the water. My summer nostalgia was magnified earlier today when I took my “Big Brothers” brother Quenelle to the CN Tower. While peering out the CN Tower window towards the South, ...

Where is the Love? 5

I listen to songs primarily for the music and if the song also has good lyrics it makes the song that much better. It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard a song that was extremely powerful in the lyrics and also sounded great musically. The most profound song for me personally is still John ...

Higher Learning 4

I’m sitting in class right now (I’m working on a degree part time), and a fellow student is 3 rows in front of me playing a video game while the professor is giving a lecture. Aside from the prof’s voice, all I can hear is annoying rapid clicking of the mouse. It’s amazing that a ...

Most Bizarre Google Searches: 2008 edition 1

Back in December 2004 I posted a list of the top 10 most bizarre Google searches that led to my site. I thought I would post another list for 2008′s most bizarre searches. Here’s the top 20 as chosen by yours truly: chubby asian kid best crotch rocket what the total pages and ads in ...