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Friday, March 24, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, March 24, 2017.

We actually went past the 90 cent a litre barrier this week.  Gas reached a low of 88.4 cents a litre.  But that was followed by a big jump up.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 95.9 cents a litre at most locations.  These big jumps are not amusing.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, March 17, 2017.

Once again we approach the 90 cent barrier.  Gas in Saskatoon has dropped to 91.9 cents a litre at most locations.  With oil prices having dropped lately I wouldn't be surprised if the price actually does drop below 90 cents next week.

No Green On Me.

Sorry, Saint Patrick's Day fans, but I'm wearing no green today.  I don't think I wore any for the last one either.  Nor will I be drinking green beer, or eating green eggs and ham.  The only green currently on my person is money.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Singularity Fan?

Then you probably shouldn't read this.  On the other hand if you aren't a fan you might find it funny.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, March 10, 2017.

Another Friday where the price of gas is dropping.  Gas in Saskatoon should be 93.4 cents a litre at most locations by the end of the day.  With the price of oil dipping below 50 dollars a barrel this week I assume the price won't be going up much for a bit.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Mocking The Clickbait 9: It Won't Help You.

These Celebrities Don't Believe In Monogamy.


Whether that's true or not you still won't be getting into their pants.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, March 3, 2017.

The first report of March sees a price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 96.4 cents a litre at most locations.  However this follows a jump to 99.9 cents a litre earlier in the week.

Sunrise For Saskatoon?

As many Canadian readers will be aware HMV is going out of business in Canada.  This includes two stores in Saskatoon.  But those spaces may not stay empty for long.  Ontario based Sunrise Records has decided to take a big gamble.  They intend to take over HMV spaces across Canada.  Sunrise believes there's still a place for stores selling music in Canada, despite HMV's decision there isn't.  Will we see a Sunrise in Saskatoon?  The press statement implies so. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, February 24, 2017.

The downward trend continues.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 91.9 cents a litre at most locations.  But I wouldn't be surprised if it goes up next week, as dropping below the 90 cent mark has been a barrier of late.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lost In Translation.

Chances are that if you're reading this blog your first language, or primary language, is English.  It's written in English, so not surprisingly most visitors come from English speaking places and/or mainly speak English in their daily lives.  And chances are you've had a problem understanding what Donald Trump has said at least once, since his style of speaking can be unclear and repetitive.  Now just imagine what it's like translating Trumpspeak into other languages.  According to this article it is in fact quite the problem.   Some of his statements come out as impossible to understand if you translate them too literally, yet not doing so may not mirror the fact they're confusing in English as well.  He just doesn't speak in the way US politicians generally have spoken.  I'm glad I don't have to translate his rambling.

Gas In Saskatoon, February 17, 2017.

Good luck trying to figure out where the price of gas is going these days.  Gas in Saskatoon has dropped to 94.4 cents a litre at most locations.  I won't hazard a guess if the next price change will be up or down.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Don't Get Too Near.

If you're anywhere near the White House it might be a good idea to move away some.  The way things have been going in the last few days I wouldn't be surprised if a black hole appears and sucks the Trump Administration into oblivion.  The phrase "crash and burn" really doesn't cover it.  If President Trump is really unlucky he'll be forced to resign before reaching his 31st day in office, which would make his time in the office shorter than William Henry Harrison's.  Harrison died only 31 days after taking office.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mocking The Clickbait 8: Wrong Year.

Scott Walker, the 'Do It My Way' Gov, Enters 2016 Race.

Too bad it's 2017.

You Might Envy Us.

If you live in much of  North America you probably aren't happy with your weather.  It's been nasty, and will continue to be.  Seriously, snow in some parts of Texas is in the forecast.  Most of the Canadian Maritimes is going to be hit by huge amounts of snow.

Saskatoon's forecast this week?  Daytime temperatures at or above freezing.  Sunny skies.  A high of 8 Celsius predicted for Thursday.  And no chance of precipitation until Sunday.

Yes, I'm sure many of you will envy us.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, February 10, 2017.

So much for the downward trend.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 97.9 cents a litre at most stations.  I won't be surprised if it's back over a buck in the next week.

Monday, February 06, 2017

This Is More Fun.

I had an idea for a post today, but in one sense it was a repeat of an older post.  So instead watch this, which is more fun.  If you're Canadian and old enough you probably remember this, as it aired on Canadian TV frequently for a long time.  Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing "The Log Driver's Waltz."

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Mocking The Clickbait 7: Not A Virtuoso.

Chicken's Rendition Of "America The Beautiful" Will Give You Goosebumps.

On the other hand its rendition of "Copacabana" will make you nauseous. 

Friday, February 03, 2017

Gas In Saskatoon, February 3, 2017.

Today was another price change day.  By day's end gas in Saskatoon will be 92.4 cents a litre at most locations.  It will be interesting to see if it drops below 90 cents again, and how far it will drop if it does.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A Terrifying New Series From Donald Trump!

Welcome to 50 States of Grey, a series about a submissive country in an unhealthy BDSM relationship with a domineering President.   Safe, sane, and consensual?  Not with President, who knows he doesn't need to listen to anyone else's ideas.

This idea came to mind after reading a news item about Trump talking about Black History Month, but really making it all about himself.  As usual. 


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Goodbye, John.

John Wetton was a tough man.  For years he'd been fighting health problems, including heart problems, arm and shoulder problems that left his picking hand numb, and more recently cancer, but still continued to work when his health allowed.  It was the cancer that killed him.  He was 67.

Wetton came out of Bournemouth music scene, as did Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Andy Summers, and various others.  After stints with Mogul Thrash and Family it was his time with King Crimson that brought him to prominence.  But after his time in Crimson, touring with Roxy Music and Uriah Heep, and being one of the founders of UK it was the band Asia that brought him the most commercial success.  The group's self titled 1981 debut would go on to sell more than 10 million copies, although they never managed to top that success.  He collaborated with many musicians over the years, both on his own solo material, as a co-leader of several projects, and as a session man.  For the last decade Wetton had been a member of a re-united Asia, and had been planning to tour with the group when his condition deteriorated. 

In memoriam here's "Starless," from King Crimson's 1974 album Red.  It's a great example of Wetton's bass playing and singing.  (Thanks to DGM Live for putting this up on YouTube.)