Month: August 2014

Hot Dogs in Hot Cars

Did you enjoy our one day of summer on Tuesday? I went back and checked and at 29.6C in London it was our hottest day of the season. We did top 30C twice in June but it was officially spring then, not summer yet. I’ve been gloating a little bit because I love the cooler …

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Brandt’s Randt – Social Media Debbie Downers

A study came out from Pew Research that claimed those on social media are less likely to give their opinions, especially when they’re pretty sure their friends will disagree. They say the perception that grumpy contradictory people flood Facebook, Twitter etc is flawed. I say perception is reality. So I randt. 

Cutting the Cable and Dish

It looks like the country’s broadcast regulator is finally catching up with the wants of the people, at least in one regard. They’re getting down to the finer points of changing the way we subscribe to cable and satellite television channels.  

The Philosophers of Our Time

Stand-up comedians, the good ones, are the philosophers of our time.  There are people working in other realms that make us think, but it’s my belief that comics are pushing the walls of our minds open and forcing us to see things in new ways. 

House Proud – Glam is Back, Baby!

It’s a skin-tight, shimmering gown on the runways of Paris. It’s the ornate, metallic detail on an imposing cabinet. It’s the mirrored finish surrounding a well-stocked bar. Glam is back, baby, and if it’s not kicking minimalist to the curb, it’s entering the room like a showy cousin. 

Hating on the Haters

It’s so COOL to be negative about something everybody loves. We saw it with Robin Williams. In every stream expressing understandable surprise and sadness about Williams’ death, there was at least one fly in the ointment. My favourite? The guy who wrote, “my uncle killed himself last year. Where was the worldwide outpouring for him?” …

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A Moment of Silliness

This brief video made me laugh out loud! It’s just ridiculous. I hope it does the same for you. I don’t know how it was done or why, but it’s my favourite 15 seconds of the moment. 

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

On Monday we slathered a fresh coat of paint on the ol’ radio station. If you listen to radio, you know how often announcers say the call letters or slogan. Perhaps you can imagine how tricky it is to start saying something different all of a sudden. More on that in a moment.  

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Bill Gates has done it.  So have Oprah, Ricky Gervais, Martha Stewart and a host of other internationally famous people. Finally, ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is getting some much-deserved attention and donations.  And it’s all through a bucket of cold, icy water that has gone viral, quickly. 

Sorry For the Outage

It feels like I’ve been in Websites 101 and I still know very little about them.  I’d like to apologize for my site being unavailable this past week

Robin Williams RIP

Where to begin. Anyone born in the 70s hasn’t known a world without Robin Williams. I vividly remember his first appearance on Happy Days, as Mork from Ork.  When he “sat” on the couch with his head on the cushion and his butt in the air, I was transfixed. I followed him wherever he went …

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A Little Getaway

I had a great week off. I went to Paris…Ontario… and met my oldest (as in goes the furthest back in time) friend for lunch. I did what I wanted when I wanted and even snagged a couple of easy-peasy voice jobs that didn’t even feel like work.  And a trip north to Kearney turned …

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Vacation!

I am officially off duty this week and as such, I leave you with a gallery of photos from Rock the Park. Nothing will match the 2013 version when I met and had a lovely chat with Tommy Shaw of Styx, but it was big  fun nonetheless. 

Fly Away Little Bird!

A bright light in my workday is going to shine somewhere else soon. My colleague Avery Moore has resigned to move on to a new job and eventually a new city with her new husband. 

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