Muse: Only Hockey Spoils a Perfect Olympic PVR Performance

Putting my PVR through its own Olympic performance trials this week. Perfect for recording all the Olympic midday events for later viewing – except Team Canada hockey. No way to get home from work in Canada without seeing or hearing a final hockey score spoiler somewhere along the way. That mission’s impossible.

Music to suit: The James Taylor Quartet, Mission Impossible
(Source: YouTube, Charliespliff)

Muse: Tough Love for Canadian Snowboarders

Got to love the Canadian snowboarders. Despite Mark McMorris fracturing his rib and Maelle Ricker fracturing her forearm, they both still plan to compete at the Olympics. Now that’s some true north grit!

Music to suit: Rheostatics Northern Wish
(Source: YouTube, pjzs)

Muse: Canada Post killed the Mailman

Milk Delivery Box by Side Door

Canada Post announced this week that it will eliminate door-to-door mail delivery over the next 5 years. Understandable … though still hard to imagine the passing of the mailman … Then again, every time I walk past the bricked-over, milk-delivery box at my side door, I still can’t imagine a time when milkmen delivered milk door-to-door … I think I’ll just leave my mailbox up as another sign of the changing times. Change is indeed the only constant.

Music to suit: Jake Bugg, Seen It All
(Source: YouTube, MintsAreMyLife)

Muse: Apparently, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is all he’s cracked up to be

Nothing boring about Canadian politicians these days. Just pick your favourite scandal: 3 Senators caught padding their expenses, a Prime Minister trying to cover it up, the Mayor of Laval charged with taking construction contract kickbacks or Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitting to smoking crack cocaine. All great storylines for a movie or a video game but a little unsettling to watch them play out together in real time.

Music to suit: The Small Faces, Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake, GTA 5 Trailer
(Source: YouTube, GTA5guy)

Muse: Toronto Ranked 4th Best City to Live in

Congrats Toronto! Ranked 4th best city in the world to live in. Have to remember that the next time I feel inclined to complain about the city garbage collectors going on strike … or getting stuck downtown in a blackout … or having to go for an MRI at 2 a.m. in the morning … probably shouldn’t whine about the small stuff when the big picture looks this good.

Music to suit: Average White Band, Cut the Cake
(Source: YouTube, Sun. Hutchney)

Muse: Family Day Long Weekend

Family Day … good to know that once every 5 years, the government does something we can all agree on … well … Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. anyways …

Music to suit: Max Webster, ‘A Million Vacations’
(Source: YouTube, mustardeth)