are you in / are you out????

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2008 by Andy

you in my wedding party?  are you out?   call for details.    in case you didn’t realize this is directed towards you!  you know who you are ONT!   contact me!  you live in ONT  you’re lady is Amanda (who is the best gal for you )   PARTY ON GARTH!

America’s Financial Crisis

Posted in Blogs on September 25, 2008 by Brody

I’m sure you’ve heard that President Bush held an emergency televised national press conference last night in which he was expected to outline a plan to resolve America’s current financial crisis. Turns out the plan is to buy Mexico, fix it up a bit, then sell it at a higher price. A&E holds the rights to broadcast the project in their new hit reality TV show entitled ‘Flip This Country’.

Wednesday Morning Music – Little Girl Beatboxing

Posted in Videos on September 17, 2008 by Brody

Eerily catchy…

Wednesday Morning Music – Viral Sensation Tay Zonday

Posted in Videos on September 3, 2008 by Brody

Shame on you safety dudes

Posted in Blogs with tags , , , , on August 25, 2008 by Brody

OK, I must admit, for the first time, I’m a little worried. Typically this type of thing doesn’t bother me. Every time I hear the words ‘West Nile Virus’ in a news story or commerical I roll my eyes. I’m pretty sure I made a point of eating extra beef during that whole ‘Mad Cow Disease’ fiasco. Although I sympathize with the people affected by SARS, the media’s best efforts did not stop me from breathing.

It started a few weeks ago with the Propane facility explosion. I’m sure many of you have seen the footage of the giant flaming mushroom cloud that ravaged part of North York. Even though I live in North York, it wasn’t the explosion that worried me. It was the subsequent investigation of all the propane storage facilities in Ontario. Stemming from this investigation, eight (count em, 8 ) other facilities in Ontario have been shutdown due to safety concerns. Excuse me? So up until this point there were 9 ticking time bombs scattered around the province that no one was going to discover until one of them exploded. I hope someone gets fired over that one.

And now, Maple Leaf foods is doing a massive recall and advertising campaign to combat an outbreak of Listeriosis caused by unsanitary conditions at their Toronto plant. The ever-expanding recall list has now reached 220 products. With 50 confirmed or suspected cases, you wouldn’t think it would be of huge concern. The fun thing about the bacterium is that its long incubation period means that symptoms can begin to appear up to 70 days after the food is consumed. So, for the next two months I get to wake up every day and wonder if the sausages I had last weekend are going to kill me.

But, I’m not pissed off at Sunrise Propane, and I’m not pissed off at Maple Leaf Foods. I’m pissed of at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority and Health Canada. These agencies are charged with and paid for monitoring these companies and ensuring the safety of the public. Corporations cannot be trusted to self-regulate safety issues and enforce safety protocols. Despite what they tell you, safety costs money, and their primary concern is to make money. It is up to these tax-payer funded authorities to make sure that the public’s safety is continually monitored, instead of just waiting for something bad to happen to discover that there’s a problem.

If Brian Boitano was a monkey, what would he do?

Posted in Videos on August 14, 2008 by Brody

Wednesday Morning Music – 8 Year Old Japanese Guitar Phenom

Posted in Videos on August 13, 2008 by Brody

And I still can’t beat guitar hero…