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I restate my offer for $2.95, take it or leave it

CNW Group | CTV INC. | CTVglobemedia statement
TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ - Today CTVglobemedia issued the following statement, "Shaw Communications informed us this afternoon that they will not be proceeding with the purchase of CTVglobemedia's television stations in Windsor, Wingham and Brandon."

Sunday afternoon humor

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Ol' MacDonald had a campground

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We took our first camping trip to Ol' MacDonalds Resort out in Erskine this weekend, and it was lots of fun. Normally, we camp in Drumheller, but we've been looking for a place that's closer to Edmonton, and had heard good things about it, so we booked ourselves a spot. It did not disappoint.

We left as soon as the kids were done school Friday afternoon. When we arrived, we were a bit overwhelmed, as it's a much bigger campground than the one we're used to in Drumheller (I've never needed an actual road map to get around a campground before). Our camping spot was nice - shaded, and spacious enough for two tents with lots of room left over.

Friday night was basically setting up and building a fire. We quickly learned that the kids will eat anything as long as it's cooked in a pie iron over the fire.

We woke up Saturday to a very cool and cloudy morning. I wasn't planning to build another fire in the a.m., but it was so freaking cold out that it didn'…

I'm alive

I'm still here. Just had a busy week and nothing struck my fancy enough to blog about it. Going camping this weekend, so I might have some photos to share next week.

Commercial for the new Ultimate Fighter

Shame that my eagerness to see this means by the time it comes, winter will be at our doorstep.

There's hope for me yet

Chubby people live longest: Japan study
Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer.

People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found.

Sunday afternoon humor - bonus Father's Day edition

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Sunday afternoon humor

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The House Hippo ad

I love this ad. Not because it reminds us that not everything we see on TV is real, but because it makes me realize that tiny hippos would be the cutest pets ever! Seriously .... if any of you mad scientists out there can make me a tiny hippo for a pet, I'd love to get one.

SummerSlam poster

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Umm ... what?

EDIT: There's strong opinion on the Net that this is not the actual SummerSlam poster, but a very good Photoshop fake.

Memo to newspapers

Putting links to your stores on Twitter is fine. But when those links take me to graphics-laden pages that take $90 worth of airtime to download on my BlackBerry, you've kind of missed the point of linking to your stories on Twitter.

The joys of biking to work

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Sunday afternoon humour

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Tim Sylvia vs. Ray Mercer

This brings me so much joy!

Legendary Japanese wrestler dies in the ring

Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online -- WWE, TNA, UFC and International Wrestling and MMA Headlines - MISAWA PASSES AWAY AFTER BACKDROP IN HIROSHIMA MATCH
Mitsuharu Misawa, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all-time, was declared dead at 10:10 p.m. Saturday night at a hospital in Hiroshima from an apparent heart attack after being being given a back suplex in a tag team title match.

Let's do brunch ... or maybe let's not. Yes, let's not.

Brunch is hell - The Globe and Mail
It’s a meal that should be the most relaxing time of the week. So why is brunch punishment for patrons and servers alike? A food-industry insider serves up the truth
Better just serve up eggs and toast yourself.

... but it's the same odds as getting hit by a meteor, so what are you worried about?

Boy Hit by Meteorite - Yahoo! News
A 14-year old German boy was hit in the hand by a pea-sized meteorite that scared the bejeezus out of him and left a scar.

"When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road," Gerrit Blank said in a newspaper account. Astronomers have analyzed the object and conclude it was indeed a natural object from space, The Telegraph reports.

Where to watch UFC 99 in Edmonton and Calgary

My (semi) regular post on where to find a bar to watch the UFC 99 PPV. The link is here.

Your daily dose of hysterical news

French Scientists See Earth-Venus Collision In Future | AHN
New York, NY (AHN) - French researchers studying the solar system's future using computer simulation saw a potential disruption of Mercury's orbit that may lead to a collision between Earth and Venus billions of years from now.

Good thing none of these scientists will be around to say "I told you so."

Another day at the office

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Well, actually, out of the office. Have I mentioned recently I have the best job in the world?

Pet peeve. I SAID, PET PEEVE! TURN THAT DOWN!

In Edmonton, a bell is not only mandatory equipment on a bike, said bell is to be used when passing a pedestrian.

Fine. But all the bell ringing in the world makes no difference when 90% of joggers on bike paths are wearing iPods and wouldn't hear a helicopter dropping on them.

Downhere - Unbelievable

These guys are supposed to be coming to Edmonton in August, and I do plan to be there. Here's a classic from their album Wide Eyed and Mystified.

Sunday afternoon humor

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I want to ride my bicycle ...

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I picked up one of these babies today (A Giant Cypress DX). My wife got a similar model last week. I rode it and loved it, and decided to get one of my own. I've turned to cycling as my major form of exercise this summer because running is just causing me too many injuries. So far, I'm enjoying it greatly, and have been exploring the river valley trails for really the first time since I moved to Edmonton more than a decade ago.

If I get really brave, I'll be ride to work a bit this summer, too.

This makes my list of "The Most Disturbing Things I've Ever Seen"

Thanks to my 15-year-old daughter for showing this to me. Now I get to make fun of it.



SATURDAY AFTERNOON EDIT: I'm not sure what's funnier - the fact that the video was one of the Jonas Brothers dancing (in high heels, no less) to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" or that less than 24 hours later, not only has the video been removed for copyright violation, the Official Jonas Brothers YouTube Channel has been suspended. Those 500,000+ subscribers must be pretty upset.

SUNDAY MORNING EDIT: Video is back, so I guess things got worked out. No, I'm not going to go investigate this.

I support this. Toronto deserves to have an NHL team

Mystery group touts NHL expansion for Toronto, claims $1-billion in war chest - Posted Sports
A mysterious group claiming to have $1-billion in private financing has scheduled a media conference for Friday morning to announce a “vision” for a National Hockey League expansion team in Toronto, touting a plan that has been in the works for five years.

The next season of Ultimate Fighter just got awesome

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Because Kimbo Slice is part of the cast!