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It’s been a rather mild winter. Expectations versus reality. Neko Case, will you marry me? What inspired Carrie Brownstein to be a musician? As someone in IT at a school… WE DON’T DO THIS! (via Cynical-C)

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Fuck you Miller, relying on outside sources to fund one of the most important infrastructures in Toronto. Fuck you McGuinty, you know the entire province relies on the city of Toronto. Fuck you Harper, just cuz. CBC wants to know how French are you… in other news, la SRC ne se soucie pas comment l’anglais que vous soyez. Smitherman wants to take the Chertien/Martin approach to governance… he might win my vote. Surgery in Windsor, not a good idea. Is there anything that’s a good idea in Windsor? Who cares? No one uses Bing or Yahoo! As often as I’ve had brunch at Sneaky Dee’s, I’ve never had their Huevos… Read More »Linky Link

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I wonder if it’s time for me to learn French. I know words here and there, and apparently I’m able to fool franco-Quebecers when I’m in La Belle Province and say “bonjour” they all start speaking to me a million miles an hours in their mother-tongue, and I’m stuck there with a dumb look on my face. Either they like that look on me, or they assume I’m a French speaker by my pronunciation of “bonjour.” I’m putting this call out to anyone who might be able to suggest a means to learn French, whether it’s computer software, or they took lessons somewhere, or other. I’m going to ask a… Read More »Parlez-vous français?

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Above, NPR inverview Stephin Merritt & Claudia Gonson. Carrie Brownstein, will you marry me? Okay, we’ve never met, and it would be slightly awkward that my best friend has the same first name as me, and his wife has the same first name as you, but does that really matter? Your love of The Magnetic Fields is enough for me. Oh, and while we’re on the topic, your amazingness as part of Sleater-Kinney doesn’t hurt. With a Gold in hand for Canada, 3000km away in the country’s largest city (and my city), the CN Tower goes gold. Mechanical Forest Sound posts a new Gentleman Reg song. Thanks Joe! Apparently Canadians… Read More »Linky Link

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Narratives interviews Mitch Fillion of Southern Souls. Great website, but it needs an RSS feed. Interview interviews Stephin Merritt. (Courtesy of Chromewaves) CBC Radio 3 posts really boring videos. Christine Bougie tells us all how to do our taxes. (Courtesy of Terri) The only good thing about basketball, dinosaurs eating cheerleaders. (Courtesy of The Daily What) Vish Khanna has breakfast with Laura Barrett on CBC Radio 3. Listen here. Or, how about Vish Khanna talking to Stephin Merritt. Sloan release B Sides Win… they should’ve called it, Raise Your Glass To The B Side. Play in new window | Download

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The Oatmeal presents, 10 Types of Crappy Interviewees Soup delivered to your door (in Toronto),  but the soup doesn’t render properly in Safari, or maybe the site doesn’t. (via Terri) Facebook adopts Jabber for chat protocol, allowing me to ditch the buggy as hell Facebook chat function in Adium. Frank Chromewaves looks at Toronto’s Magnetic Fields show. Yes I’m calling him Frank Chromewaves! Buck 65 & Valery Gore make a song. If you like Buck 65, you might dig it. If you never understood the appeal of Buck 65, but a fan of Valery, you’ll shrug your shoulders and go “meh.” (via Valery Gore) Rick Mercer explains How Parliament Works. Hint:… Read More »Linky Link

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I want this for my birthday. How to attract women. Google wants to bring 1 gigabit per second internet to you. Adam Giambrone throws in the towel.I’m iffy on this. I wouldn’t have voted for the man, because of the state of the TTC, but to have to drop out of the race because of his personal life isn’t right. Did you know they still do a MacWorld Expo? Why? Seriously, why? Google Street View… let’s visit the Yukon River in Whitehorse. Valentines day mixtape courtesy of Monitor Mix. Dear Carrie Brownstein, will you be my valentine? Fake Simpsons words that belong in the dictionary. (Courtesy of swhibbsy) via The… Read More »Linky Link


Last night, a smallish group of friends gathered at Number 71 for a gathering which isn’t your usual gathering. A long time ago, we learned of a fruit, a miracle fruit, if you will. You eat this fruit, allow it to accumulate on your tongue, and then eat away. We ate many things, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, hot sauce, tabasco sauce, mustard, chocolate, melon, pineapple, apple, pear, different cheeses, and many more items. On a usual day, that’s a very odd meal, but when you add the odd effects of miracle fruit, you’re experiencing something very different. The thing is miracle fruit seems to block certain taste buds, thus changing… Read More »Miracles


Listen here, I’ve just had it up to here with this stupid nickname, and it has to stop. I know, I know, you guys think it’s funny, but no, no, it’s not, it really isn’t. From now on whenever one of you decides to call me by that incessant nickname, I’ll call you by a stupider nickname, isn’t that right Colonel Spicy Bottom? So if you see this vein a-poppin, Suzy, I don’t want you off daydreaming about that boy you met in the malt shop, getting your panties in a bunch, wondering, “does he? doesn’t he? does he? doesn’t he? does he? doesn’t he?” Well I can tell you,… Read More »Nicknames