American Thanksgiving Traditions for the Non American

As is my tradition, I am taking a few days off this week coinciding with US Thanksgiving. Slight difference, this time in that I have to go to a pub in order to watch football on Thursday. I do not have cable nor satellite at the house, so off into the great wild I will wander. On Friday I will …

Glee

I knew that one day I would completely turn into my father…I just didn’t expect it to be over Glee. Had my daughters last eve and as we are driving home to their house “Jump” by Van Halen comes on my cd player…a live version I have with Hagar providing vocals as opposed to the original Roth version. My eldest, …

Network of Social Flaws

So a guy sets up a web poll to decide the fate of his unborn child… Doesn’t sound as funny as a joke about walking into a bar, but this is reality television, folks. Was listening to a replay of a radio discussion from yesterday with my AM 640 Toronto morning guy, John Oakley, and the American punk from Minnesota …

The Half Time Experience

Football half time was only meant for one thing. No…not beer…that’s what the first two quarters are for.  No…not nachos…ditto on the timing of beer. Half time is the point of the football game when the goddess tries to distract you and get you not to watch the rest of the game. Now, this depends on a wide number of …

The Wild Wild Sea

I’m such a bloody nice guy. This is the third time I’ve had to restart this blog for fear of either provoking or insulting someone…and my kids wonder why I couldn’t cut it as a talk radio host…nor a comedian. Besides, I’m much funnier when I have time to edit. I do love the feedback my writing brings, more than …

Dull

Didn’t want to get up this morning…the doberman finally got me moving with his incessant whining…haven’t quite got him trained to feed himself, yet. Call it a hunch but today will be the last day of double digit temps for awhile…ten degree swing (in Celsius) just on the highs between today and tomorrow and they’re calling for only about 3 C tomorrow. …

Drink Up

I have no scientific study to back this up. I have no proof. Let’s call it my Spidey senses. All these energy drinks that have been on the market, more and more, over the last 10 to 15 years. Considering how I know some in Europe drink them like they’re drinking water…this is a bit frightening. The human body, last …

Chuck vs. a Hero

“Look at what’s happened to me I can’t believe it myself Suddenly I’m up on top of the world Should’ve been somebody else…” – Believe it Or Not, Theme From ‘Greatest American Hero (likely written by Mike Post, but not sure and I have forgotten who actually sang it) Just sitting with my youngest watching old episodes of this show …