The Crazy Canucks – Episode 5

November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:22am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I took the helm this time around and we were missin’ Dave-O somethin’ fierce. We giggled a lot, I think he keeps us in line.

TheCrazyCanucks.com
We go ‘Dave-less’ this episode as Alanah, JJ, John and Rebecca bring you this week’s discussion. The Ovechkins Capitals were in town on Friday and JJ shares his experience being at the game. From the awe-inspiring young Russians of the league, goalie showdowns, to shootouts.

Murmurs about the crazy schedules, that only bring players by once every election year, who we’d like to see more of and who we could really do without.

Nashville handed us a ghoulish defeat last night while we’re still getting used to the lines, players and Coach Viggy’s words of wisdom.

Record as of this podcast 7-5-1 (2nd in Northwest Division)

Running time: 23:50

The Crazy Canucks Podcast, Episode 5

safeway score and win – explained

October 31st, 2006 @ 9:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

You may notice that during every Canucks game on Sportsnet, they announce potential prize winners of the Safeway Score and Win contest. I was always unsure about how to enter, why and when. Whether you have to purchase specific items on game day, by a certain time or pat yer head while rubbing your belly.

I’ve decided to look up the rules, regulations and stipulations to find out how I can better my chances at snagging that cordless phone, rolex, vaccum, or movie prize pack.

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According to the official site, SafwayScoreAndWin.com: “Everytime you shop at Safeway & you swipe your Safeway Club Card, you are automatically entered.” Although the Official Rules & Regulations on the site are for the 2005-2006 season, I’m sure the same thing applies this time around. Basically AT ANY TIME between now and next summer, you swipe your Safeway card while making a purchase and you’re in. There are also BONUS products, if you purchase the “featured” product for the week, as announced during Sportsnet games, you get an extra entry.

But wait, there’s more ways to enter!

'no nude scenes' bob barker retires

October 31st, 2006 @ 8:55pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

bobbarker.jpgAccording to CBS, Bob Barker – Mr. Price is Right – will be retiring next summer.

“In June, Barker [wiki]will celebrate 50 years on television and 35 as host of the game show that asks people to guess the retail price of items in its showcases.” [cbc]

This December, he’ll be 83 years old (just two years younger than my Oma) and admits that some of the more physically demanding tasks of his job are getting harder to complete. I haven’t watched the show in so long although the Price is Right was a TV staple of my childhood. Pre-kindergarden and sick days, it would be on – Holly was always my favourite Barker’s beauty and Rod Roddy‘s vibrant jacket’s colours always bled on our old TV screen.

Do you still get a hundred dollar bill for guessing the price of the item up for bid from contestant row? Does Bob still make you reach into his pocket to fish it out? I know that all the lady’s used to give him a kiss whenever they’d get up on stage, that sly Bob. How about his appearance in Vancouver-filmed Happy Gilmore [imdb]? Good times.

No word yet about who will replace Barker.

“Freemantle Media, which owns “Price,” has been looking for Barker’s replacement for “two or three years,” Barker said. And he has some advice for whoever takes the job: learn the show’s 80 games backwards and forward.” [CNN]

Let’s just hope his name isn’t Regis.

Miss 604′s Sparta Interview

October 31st, 2006 @ 12:25pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

sparta.jpgThe adventure continues. After having so much fun podcasting with Aberdeen City, it was decided that we definitely wanted to do that sort of thing more often.

With that said, we’ve been able to score an interview this coming Saturday with Sparta who will be playing at Richard on Richards.

Here are some links:

http://www.spartamusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/sparta

Tickets ($15) are available at Zulu and Scratch records.

It should be an amazing show – can’t wait! We learn more with every episode, and the fun just keeps growing as well. Stay tuned for updates.

man without socks

October 30th, 2006 @ 3:15pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: ‘Man without socks’ is a costume worn by Phil Hartman on News Radio [wiki]…. kinda – his co-workers were talking about how unoriginal he is, and how little effort he puts into Halloween costumes. I miss Phil Hartman [wiki].

Halloween is over, it happened Saturday night. Well, at least according to everyone who dressed up and went out on the town and who lit off firecrackers in the alleys. Tomorrow night is the 31st, although all the activities are over and done with until next year. It’s funny how we can just default something like that to a day on a weekend and just re-create/usurp the ‘holiday’ to suit our schedules.

We’re not dressing up this year, nor are we handing out candy, that’s a first for me. I still have to get used to this whole apartment living thing. No pumpkin either. I asked John if we could get one but he brought up the point, “What do we do with it later?” He didn’t like my idea of tossing it off the side of the balcony and enjoying the splat. I was just kidding… kinda.

Scouring the weebernet this afternoon you can find tons of pics from parties this past weekend (like 2BitStudios). I’m never very original when it comes to dressing up. The last time I did, I was Alice in Wonderland, had a lil white bunny by my side all night, I suppose that one was okay.

We spent a little too much time at home and on the couch this weekend – no 2 hour treks through the park like last Sunday because I was on call for work. NOT fun (although the paycheck with all the overtime will be). I’m chuckling while looking up at the title of this post. If you can guess which TV show that was from, and which character – I’ll totally think you’re SUPER cool ;)

I think we’re staying in tomorrow, watching the Canucks game (hope it’s not a scary one). We saw The Great Pumpkin on Saturday (John also blogged about it). I’m still looking for Garfield’s Halloween… now that’s scary!

Finally, a commercial from Sonic. The fact that I’m posting this, tells you a lot about my geekyness.

google homepage tabs

October 27th, 2006 @ 9:27am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

googlehome.jpgI love ‘em. They appeared last night when I loaded Firefox 2.0 on my home computer. Then they disappeared, then they were back again when I used an add-on/theme.

I got to work this morning and here they are – sweet! John’s a total feed and “info at your fingertips” junky and I have to say, this is the first step I’m taking in that direction. Was this an official UI update by Google? It only appeared when I updated Firefox and I know it’s not showing up on John’s Mac.

Found an article here, and some forum talk here – seems like this is old news, but they tab appearances have been spotty.

studio 60 and sports night – so stick around

October 26th, 2006 @ 10:55pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

studio60.jpgI have no idea what it is but Studio 60 makes me wanna cry. No, not because it’s horrible nor is it because I’m a total wuss. I’ll also deny any claims of being a nerd-head mushy chick. The point is, there’s only one other show that has ever made me feel like this before and that’s Sports Night.

I blogged about Sports Night before [miss604], looking back at the post, it was almost exactly a year ago that John’s DVD collection merged with mine, including his entire box set for the show.

Both series are the brainchild of creator and writer Aaron Sorkin [imdb], who is also responsible for The West Wing. I have never watched the latter but I can fully atest to Sorkin’s powerful quick-witted writing prowess in the other two.

If you’ve ever watched Sports Night (a show that was canceled mid-season, which completely left us without any kind of closure), and are now watching Studio 60 (with “Chandler” who hasn’t been this attractive since the mid 90s on Friends), you can spot the similarities.

sportsnight.jpgThey are both shows within a show – about the writers, producers, backstage and behind the scenes. You laugh, feel embarrassed for the characters, like some, despise others, and your heart strings get a good tug. Harriet and Matt are the new Dana and Casey.

Although Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is one of two shows about late-night sketch comedy programs out this season, it’s on a different playing field. 30 Rock, the other show, is funny but it’s more of a fluffy-goofy comedy. I enjoy Tina Fey‘s writing although it can be a little dry, and Tracy Morgan definitely provides most of the comic relief – the kind that makes you snort things out your nose.

60 on the other hand has that quick wit along with intelligent writing, a mature cast and that fast paced walking n’ talking that seems to be the cool thing to do these days on prime time TV. This is exactly what we saw in the Emmy Award winning Sports Night, which couldn’t last 3 seasons. Could this be why people are saying 60′s popularity won’t last? It’s just too good for its own good?

We’re seriously not trying to be couch potatoes this Fall but with shows like this, hockey, and the wallop that Heroes packs, I’m more incline to stay indoors on rainy nights and catch up on missed episodes. We’re going to keep tuning in to see how things pan out, but several weeks into the season and the line ups are impressive. Now if only Rescue Me season 4 was starting, I’d be a complete emotional roller coaster (even more so than normal).

girlie blogs

October 26th, 2006 @ 9:00pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Quick word about some other 604 Miss’es and their blogs.

First off, my sister should be chiming in on Miss604.com this week from the UK, with a lovely travel update.

Gus Greeper‘s got her hot rockstar pic up on 25peeps.com, click to vote for her now. I had my 15 minutes on 25peeps, now I’ve been shelved in the hall of fame.

2BitStudios has some clever costume ideas and thank goodness they stray from the automatic “sexy” girl costumes – as highlighted on Beyond Robson today (can you see me rolling my eyes?*).

Wynne‘s a running machine per usual, completing the Victoria Marathon last week. I think she’s John’s inspiration sometimes and thanks to her and her sister, he’s gonna make me take him to Halifax some day :p

NetChick‘s got a new job (I’m jealous) and she’s posted about The Canadian Blog Awards. I stumbled across the awards a few weeks ago, it seems pretty cool, and you can win stuff – that’s always fun.

Gus Greeper‘s on the nominee list, so is Vancouver Canucks Op Ed, along with Raymi, each in respective categories. Hop on over and nominate your faves – actual voting is open starting November 12, 2006. For now, you can browse past winners.

*Laura’ism

Speaking of girl blogs, I got a hit from this site last night. I made nothing of it, just thought it was really strange but apparently a couple of the other bloggers listed have noticed this as well. So Misguided and CrowstoBurnaby each have a post up about the matter.