Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
If Burnbaby Joe decides to hang them up this summer, where does he rank in terms of great Canadian players of the last 25 years (just forwards)? Third? Fourth? Not in the top 10?
Assuming slots 1 and 2 are taken by Gretzky and Mario, is Joe next in line? I’d put him ever so slightly ahead of Yzerman* and comfortably before Francis. Crosby looks like he’ll force his way into this debate over time, but it is obviously way too premature to include him. I think, for me, he slots in at #4 behind Messier with Stevie Y at #5. The one wrench is the 25 year time frame as that cuts out the first half of Bossy’s career, who would be arguably #3 if the time frame was the last 30 years.
If you include defencemen, Scott Niedermayer raises some questions given all that he has won and Ray Bourque is an all-time great (although his early days are cut off due to my 25 year time frame). Bourque would have to be in the top 5.
* Stevie Y's stats in his first couple of years are inflated due to the high scoring nature of that era, so their numbers are virtually identical, but Sakic maintained a higher standard of play thru to the end of his career - Yzerman was a checker by the end due to his knee problems.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Gimme Sympathy - Metric
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris - Morrissey
Feel Alright - Steve Earle
The Body of an American - The Pogues
One Track Mind - Classifed (feat. Joel Plaskett)
Mr. Hurricane - Beast
Passenger 24 - Melissa McClelland
Coffee Girl - The Tragically Hip
Double bonus points if you can name the common thread that links two of these songs.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a classic cocktail book by David A. Embury, first published in 1948. The book is noteworthy for its witty, highly opinionated and conversational tone, as well as its categorization of cocktails into two main types: aromatic and sour; its categorization of ingredients into three categories: the base, modifying agents, and special flavorings and coloring agents; and its 1:2:8 ratio (1 part sweet, 2 parts sour, 8 parts base) for sour type cocktails.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
3. Raising Arizona
5. No Country For Old Men
6. Miller's Crossing
7. Intolerable Cruelty
8. The Man Who Wasn't There
9. Barton Fink
Haven't seen yet:
The Hudsucker Proxy
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sita Sings the Blues is an animated film filled with the strange and unlikely: American jazz age music provides the soundtrack to an ancient Sanskrit epic; the deeds of heroes are brought down to Earth by the nattering of shadow puppets; and a love story that's inspired generations is the backdrop to a modern tale of heartbreak.
Film critic Roger Ebert calls it enchanting.
Dancing moons, monkey musicians, a half-dozen animation styles, all the result of three years of work by Brooklyn-based cartoonist Nina Paley, who wrote, directed and produced the film.
And perhaps the strangest and most unlikely aspect of Sita Sings the Blues is that Paley is giving it away.
You can download it here.
Or watch her dazzling colours and animation techniques in high definition.
Click here to read more
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Click here for the article.