Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Fight That Changed Boxing

Weekly fights had been a staple of television since the 1940’s. They were seen on the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports on NBC until 1960. When NBC canceled the show ABC picked it up, showing fights on Saturday night under the name Fight of the Week.

For many people it was a weekly ritual to watch the fights. Many bars drew in a good business as people came in to watch. Many good bouts were to be seen. The one on Saturday, March 24, 1962 promised to be a good one.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hardy Har Har.

Must admit, never in my life have I shared an opinion with a Socialist or ever knew one with a sense of humour.  Thomas Mulcair, thank you.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

R.I.P to a Legend

One legend meets another. Well worth your time.

We will be lucky if the entertainment industry can bring us this type of event again.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Lingerie Campaign With Some Really Beautiful Women.

Wacoal is a Japanese lingerie company. These videos are from their Thai branch.

These are truly some beautiful women to appreciate.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Wow.  That was one hell of a speech.

Here is my (limited/xenophobic) take:

An extremely well crafted speech. Some points that stood out for me (probably because i'm Canadian) were:
Trump mentioned the Canadian PM by name "Justin Trudeau" cue the fact that everyone knows JT is a Socialist and is operating a Socialist government in Canada. Trump mentions that JT, and he, came to some agreement on trade (JT is an idjit, out maneuvered and out smarted by Trump). The trap is laid.
Many minutes later, Trump starts talking about a new "Immigration" system, one that mirrors/copies the Canadian model of immigrants having to earn "points" to qualify for entry as an immigrant. The trap closes.
A Socialist leader (JT) of a Western democracy (Canada) enforces an immigration system that vets and tests and holds up pre-stated standards to potential immigrants.
Fucking brilliant.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Charlie and the Schlock Factory

“This is being watched live by millions of people in 225 countries that now hate us” – Jimmy Kimmel at the 2017 Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel thinks that the world hates the United States because its people had the audacity to elect a President who believes in their country and feels that looking out for its interests is what a President should do. How terrible. The world hates us.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay...

and retirement is just a few days away...

Many of you will already know that I was scheduled to retire in 2014. Circumstances (not of my making) conspired to delay, put off, re-schedule and defer the actual date.

But now, it is real.  Retirement date is February 28, 2017 but last day actually worked will be Friday February 24, 2017.

Onward and upward.  Already have a part time occupation to keep me busy until the end of April.  Then I will start exploring volunteer opportunities....


Saturday, February 18, 2017

James Barber: Adagio For Strings

This is the most poignant piece of music I know.  I post it here in honour of Don's much loved sister, Debbie.

May she Rest in Peace with her husband, Ralph.

Such sadness for the living but much peace for the departed.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Evening Rage Interlude

Because sometimes, it's rage time.