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Cycling in the TDot

I had originally thought that the great city of Toronto was mainly commercial, city sights and sounds, public transportation, pollution, etc. Coming from a smaller town, being used to the quiet outdoors, and the vast selection of bicycle trails, I failed to realize that Toronto has a hidden gem in its existence. Unbeknownst to me, ...

MBNA Canada (Hagglers)

Just got a call from MBNA mastercard. Yet another reason I never want to deal with this company again. Here is a rough transcript of the call: Jim: “Hello”MBNA Lady: “Hello sir, I would like to let you know about a new promotion MBNA is offering”Jim: “I’m not interested”MBNA: “Is there any particular reason?”Jim: “Yes, ...

Northwest Territories License Plate

Driving down the road today, I took notice to an oddly shaped license plate for the Northwest Territories. It was something I’d never seen before. I decided to do some research on the history of the NWT license plate. It turns out that in 1970, the Northwest Territories decided to shape their license plates like ...

Pedestrian etiquette

I was out enjoying the beautiful weather this evening on my street legal dirt bike and a middle aged gentleman in a Honda Accord began to accelerate at the green light without taking notice to the scruffy looking dude running across the road directly in front of him. He slammed on his brakes, and hit ...

Yahoo Launchcast

I’ve been using Launchcast for a few months now, and I must say that it’s a brilliant way of delivering music. It’s an online radio station that works similarly to a classic radio station, except for every song that comes on, you can rate the song, the band and the album. You can even tell ...

The Forgotten Soldier

This book is about a 17 year old half French / half German boy who fought in World War Two for Germany. At the beginning of the book, he is youthful, full of life and energy. Throughout the book, he seems to age 10 years, and loses all his emotions, love and spirit. He sees ...

KarlaHomolka.com

Murderer and rapist Karla Homolka is going to be released from jail on July 5th, 2005. The same day her rape and murder victim Leslie Mahaffy was born. Talk about a lack of respect for Leslie’s family. I say we start a website called KarlaHomolka.com, and when Karla Homolka is released from jail, we post ...

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11 is a very entertaining film, and even more entertaining than Bowling for Columbine and Roger & Me, due to the fact that the topic is something that affects all of our lives. The USA is a world power, so many Canadians follow American politics because many of the decisions made at the White ...

Dave Matthews Rocks!

I attended the Dave Matthews concert last night in Toronto. I’ve always had a certain respect for Dave Matthews’ talent, but I had never purchased any of his cds. When I first found out that lawn seats at the Molson Amphitheatre were over $60 with all the fees included, I was curious as to why ...

Thank you GMail!

Hotmail has just announced they are increasing the email storage capacity by 125 times the regular 2mb limit. This simulates the move made by Yahoo a few weeks back to increase their Inbox size to 150MB from the standard 4MB size. Sometimes capitalism pays off. Kudos to GMail for starting this trend