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Not this Canuck (in case you were wondering)

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Apparently 1 in 5 Canadian male gamers has played a video game in the nude. I don’t know why a polling company would think to ask this question, but they did and the respondents were pretty candid about their gaming habits. I wonder where the Scandinavians ranked?

 

 

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June 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Sad Canuck …

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Demolition begins at old Tiger Stadium

If they do have to tear it down, maybe they could do something like this piece of landscape architecture from Osaka (link courtesy The Hardball Times)

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June 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm

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How the mighty have fallen

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Photo Gallery: A rare look inside Tiger Stadium

Given the imminent demolition of Tiger Stadium, here’s a small photo essay from the Detroit Free Press showing what the stadium looks like now.

It’s a sad day to be a Tiger fan …

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June 26, 2008 at 10:28 am

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They didn’t have any old-fashioned plain doughnuts?

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You Are a Boston Creme Donut


You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you. 

But on the inside, you’re a total pushover and completely soft.

You’re a traditionalist, and you don’t change easily.

You’re likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it’s sold out.

What Donut Are You?

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June 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm

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Irritant #1

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Katharine Mieszkowski over at Salon have posted a great article on what may rank as my number one, top-of-the-heap, all-time champion irritant – noise pollution. Go read it and feel free to share noise pollution stories of your own.

Although there are many kinds of noise pollution that irritate me, I’m only going to discuss the two that have been most bothersome lately.

The Car Horn As Doorbell

Is it really that difficult to get off your behind, walk up to the door and use the doorbell? If you’re in a wheelchair, perhaps. Or if the person you’re picking up has a large and vicious dog that will try to remove one of your limbs the moment you open your car door. Other than that? Get off your rear and ring the doorbell.

Lawnmowers

You know, unless your car sits on an acre or more of land, you don’t need a riding lawn mower. I know, I know, there are some exceptions to that rule (health concerns, having a long and hilly driveway to clear of snow), but by and large, most yards don’t necessitate the use of a riding lawnmower.

Most yards, in fact, don’t even require the use of a POWERED lawn mower. It’s not much more difficult to push an unpowered mower across your lawn that it is to push a gas- or electric-powered one. There are many other advantages to using an unpowered mower:

  1. You don’t have to stand there yanking the starter cord for 25 minutes.
  2. No noxious fumes being belched out into the air.
  3. Much less maintenance.
  4. You don’t need to purchase $1.35/litre (that’s well over $4/gallon) gas for your lawnmower.
  5. Unpowered mowers are QUIET.

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June 25, 2008 at 8:26 pm

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Moving in

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Hello all.

For those of you who aren’t aware, I had a blog at josephtremblay.wordpress.com that I updated VERY occasionally. Last night it occurred to me that perhaps the way to get myself to post with greater regularity was to jettison the old blog and set up shop someplace new and shiny – hence the new blog. I can’t promise that I’m going to post regularly, but I’m certainly going to try my best.

P.S. – The name “The Canuck” comes from my lovely fiancee and her blog The Clam Rampant. I can’t remember if it was The Clam or her sister, at The Big Seester Sez who coined ‘Canuckistan’.

UPDATE: I decided to import all the posts and such from the old blog in case any of the new readers (I hope there will be new readers) want to look around in the archives and see what motivates The Canuck enough to post.

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June 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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