Thursday, June 30, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Maggie May/Reason To Believe: These two songs are overplayed and crummy.

I have three copies of "Every Picture Tells A Story" that I picked up at yard sales. It sucks.

Brand New Key: I have the album this song comes from. It's interesting, but it sucks.

There was a parody of this song about the Nancy Carigan/Tonia Harding thing.

I've got a brand new pair of figure skates,
I'm gonna break your knee.
I'm gonna go to Lilihammer
As easy as you please.

I've been skatin for quite a while,
But Camels won't endorse me.
I've got a brand new pair of figure skates,
I'm gonna break your knee.

Other lines in the song include:

If you had any smarts,
you'd be avoiding me.

Picked up the phone,
And called up Jeff Galuli.

My half wit Capone
Got caught on national TV.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

USING THE WITCH DOCTOR

Just finished reading "Bruchko" by Bruce Olson and had a few thoughts.

Olson tells the witch doctor that the germs are the evil spirits that cause sickness. Is this dishonest?

Bobbarashora tells the rest of the Moltalione tribe the message of Jesus during the festival of the Arrows, a pagan festival from what I can gather from the book. Was this appropriate?

Olson talks about the ridicule he suffered in the Lutheran church after he was born again. Yet, his deceased fiance, Gloria, finds Jesus during mass in a Catholic cathedral. What was Olson doing attending a Catholic mass in the first place?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head: I think I have the album containing this song. Its basically this song over and over again and a few other songs.

I Want You Back: Joe Jackson is a bastard for what he did to his children.

Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elfagin/Everybody Is A Star: This song is so addictive!

Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Is this a Christian song or isn't it?

Let It Be: The album "Let It Be" is so final.

When I find myself in times of trouble, it isn't Mother Mary who comforts me, that's for darn sure.

American Woman/No Sugar Tonight: I have one of the earlier Guess Who albums. It is pretty good. Then they went strictly commercial.

"I don't need your war machines,
I don't need your ghetto scenes."

But I depend on you for trade, vacations, television, music, etc.

Everything Is Beautiful: Everything is beautiful? Really? Everything? Wars and famines and child abuse?

War: "War, war, what is it good for?" War is good for the economy.

I Think I Love You: Lorne Elliot has a bit where he tries to explain to his French wife who David Cassidy is.

My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity: Bucking people who think "My Sweet Lord" is a Christian song.

My sister sang another version of "Isn't It A Pity." It used another word in the second line to rhyme with pity.

Monday, June 20, 2011

THINGS IN THE NEWS

So the Canuks lost the Stanley Cup. Apparently it's fixed so that Canada will never see the cup again.

Hastings-Prince Edward MP Deryl Kramp has introduced a private members bill to make March 3 a national day of appreciation for soldiers and peacekeepers. Don't they already have Remembrance Day?

The Quinte Humanists held their Evolutionary Walk yesterday. I hope the trail included a section about how evolution couldn't possibly have happened.

Friday, June 17, 2011

ALICE THE CAT IS DEAD

Alice, the WBCQ cat, was killed accidentally by a car outside the studios of WBCQ Montecelo Maine at 6:40 tonight.

Alice first arrived at the station in the winter of 2000. She was a valued and beloved member of the WBCQ family.

About the time Alice arrived was when I first started getting into cats. I enjoyed hearing about things she'd done and still think about them to this day.

The ironic thing about all this is just two weeks ago, station owner and general manager Allen Weener was talking about how Alice stayed away from the road.

THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO, THEY'RE RIDING DOWN THE LINE: AMAZING JAM THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MADOC

"Well, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, they're riding down the line
Fixin' everybody's troubles, everybody's 'cept mine
Someone must have told 'em that I was doin' fine"
This Sunday afternoon we'll be playing and singing again at 'The Amazing Coffee' in Madoc, right there on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert; Highway 62 runs right past the door!
Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs and join us for more amazing music at our weekly acoustic jam in Madoc. We'll be starting up the tunes around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.
Thanks to everyone who comes out to join in -- playing music together --"bringing it all back home". Welcome new faces, familiar ones and small faces too, And welcome to all the people whose pleasure it is to stop by 'the Coffee' on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet...
You just never know who will be there to share a tune or two, or several... (maybe even the Lone Ranger!)
So come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Help us make just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road.
See you Sunday!

Visit Amazing Coffee's website by clicking the link above.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

KEN KOSTICK IS DEAD

Know this is a bit late, but just found out Ken Kostick, the former host of the cooking show "What's For Dinner" died a few weeks ago.

I saw that show once. It was very comforting. Whenever I've done something stupid, I just think of the way those two bukers acted and then I feel vindicated.

Monday, June 13, 2011

THINGS IN THE NEWS

The post office goes on strike for 24 hours in Montreal and Toronto tomorrow. I don't know that that will really affect things since they're only delivering mail three days a week anyway.

President Soetoro says if he were involved in a scandal like Congressman Anthony Weener, he would resign. Well, if a little scandal is all it takes...

The Canuks lost tonight forcing a game seven in Vancouver. It's all fixed. Bostonians want to see their home team win in Boston. Vancouverites want to see their home team win in Vancouver. Therefore, the Canuks will probably win Wednesday

THINGS IN THE NEWS

Air Canada bosses have until midnight to reach a settlement to prevent the company's customer service workers from going on strike. If Air Canada's customer service workers go on strike, nobody will notice.

At their convention in Ottawa this weekend, the Conservatives announced they want to reintroduce the crime of high treason. If this policy becomes law, the first person Stephen Harper should deport is himself.

Comedian Christopher Titus has apologized for saying if Sarah Palen were elected president, he would "hang out on the grassy knoll all the time loaded and ready." Now if we could just get all the other millions of people who already had the same idea to apologize, we can get on with our lives.

REPLY AWL

There are two articles in the May 23 issue of Maclean's that paint "conspiracy theorists" as horrible people. These articles have to do with the recent supposed death of Osama Bin Laden.

Honestly, May 1, 2011 was the day the mainstream media officially died. Bin Laden allegedly dies and no mainstream media outlet questions it.

1. Bin Laden was living in that mansion on the edge of that village. How did no one in the village know or suspect it was him. As a resident of that village said, "Around here we know when somebody's cow has a calf." If Bin Laden had rented an abandoned house in the small town where I live, how long do you think it would be before the rumours started flying around?

2. Can we see the photos? No, they're too graphic.

3. What did you do with his body? We buried him at sea. Well, wouldn't you have wanted to fly him back to the States to perform medical examinations on him? There's all this stuff about wanting to find Hitler's brain and they just recently found out some new information about Cleopatra, so why wouldn't they want to analyze Bin Laden's remains?

4. How do you live over ten years with rienal failure?

In the same issue, Brian Bethune talks to CBC reporter Melissa Fung, who's got a new book out about her time spent as a prisoner in Afghanistan. Fung says she was worried the book would discourage women reporters from going to Afghanistan. Well, if instances like what happened to Fung are occurring, maybe women shouldn't be reporters there.

Scott Feschuk's column in the same issue, about movies at the Cannes film festival, is a keeper. Go read it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

REPLY AWL

The May issue of Readers Digest has an article about diseases that patients think are real but doctors don't believe exist. The article includes a section on Morgellon's disease. A dermatologist quoted in the article says all you can do is treat the patient's psychosis. Yeah, Doc, there are actual fibers growing out of the Morgellon's victim's skin but it's all in their head.

For a few years now, Maclean's magazine has been following the lives of Kristen and Tatiana Hogan, a pair of conjoined twins living in BC. The most recent update of the saga of their lives, found in the May 2 issue, tells how they've been signed to an agent, Chuck Harris, for a reality show. I'd like to believe this guy's got good intentions and is going to treat them right, but even if Harris is on the level, something tells me Kristen and Tatiana are going to end up being exploited by somebody.

The May 9 issue of Maclean's has an article by Rebecca Ecler about a stay she, her daughter and two of her daughter's friends had in the Eloise suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The little girls lived the lives of princesses for a whole weekend. Disgusting! Ecler's daughter is turning out like I thought she would.

The TV section of the same issue has an article about "The Looney Toons Show." To me, Bugs Bunny and those other Warner Brothers characters have always seemed of a different era. After the original cartoons were made, there was never really a Looney Toons production that really captured the spirit the producers were originally going for.

Friday, June 3, 2011

SHATTER THE FOG

Taco Van Ieperen and his wife Lara love to travel. In May 2008 they set off on a trip through Central Asia, China and parts of Africa.

Whether it's drinking kumuz in Kirghistan, going to a dance club in Capetown or visiting a family with a pet cheetah in Uganda, Van Ieperen's accounts of his adventures will excite you as well as open your eyes.

Visit Shatter The Fog by clicking the link above.

THE LEFT BEHIND DECEPTION

Introduction: The most incidious thing about the pretribulation rapture theory is it tells people what they want to hear.

The Antichrist: There are many sincere Catholics, but they can't serve God within the Catholic church. They have to come out of the Catholic church and trust in Christ alone.

The Evil Empire Of Jesuit Futurism: What makes you think guys like Lahay and Jenkins and Van Ippe and Hagey are sincere Christians? While it's true sincere Christians can say untrue things, the Bible also speaks about false prophets and false teachers whose purpose is to mislead people.

If these guys are sincere Christians, than they're getting farther away from Christ as opposed to growing in His grace and knowledge.

Jack Van Ippe started out years ago really giving it to the Catholic church. Then he said they were brothers and sisters in Christ. He said he had respect for things like psychics and Nostradomis in so far as they agreed with the Bible, then he made them equal with the Bible.

Hagey was preaching the Jews were God's chosen people, then he ended up preaching that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah.

DON'T WORRY, 'BOUT A THING. AMAZING JAM THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MADOC

Everything gonna be alright...
We'll be playing and singing again this Sunday afternoon at 'The Amazing Coffee' in Madoc, right there on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert.
Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs and join us for more amazing music at our weekly acoustic jam in Madoc. We'll be starting up the jam around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.
Thanks to everyone who comes out to join us, playing music together and helping make it all work. Every week seems to bring out a new face and bring back one or two old ones. Some regular customers at the Coffee are making a point to stop by on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet connection...
You just never know who will stop by to share a tune (or two, or maybe several...)
So come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Remember, "just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee is worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road".
See you Sunday!
James Reid

Visit Amazing Coffee's website by clicking the link above.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

LIFE WITH WADE

In September 2009, former multimedia producer Cynthia Cahill takes a job caring for an old man named Wade. Wade has Alzhiemers and this blog chronicles Cahill's daily life caring for him.

What is most striking about this blog is how Alzhiemers makes simple things so complicated, from getting new glasses to watching TV. As Wade's disease worsens, the tragedy of this situation envelopes the reader.

Visit Life With Wade by clicking the link above.