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Showing posts from April, 2007

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Two days past my birthday, and I came across these one-liners about getting old. I love the one about the address book with people that mostly start with Dr! You know you're getting older when: A fortune teller offers to read your face The little old gray haired lady you help across the street... is your wife You get that one candle on the cake. It's like, "See if you can blow this out." (Jerry Seinfeld) You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions You feel like the night after, and you haven't been anywhere You actually want socks for Christmas. You and your teeth don't sleep together Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work You remember when the Dead Sea was only sick Your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio. You're on vacation, and your energy runs out before your money does. All you want for your birthday is to not be reminded of your age. Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr. You're aslee

The Big 55

Well, yesterday, April 28th, was my 55th birthday. Though I never knew it, 55 is a rather remarkable number. For example fifty-five is: The number of delegates who attended the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787 In US gallons , a common size of drum containing liquids; see 55 US gallon drum In miles per hour , see 55 mph In years of marriage, the emerald wedding anniversary The code for international direct dial phone calls to Brazil The number of European route E55 from Helsingborg , Sweden to Greece The designation of I-55 , a freeway that runs from Louisiana to Illinois Restaurant slang for root beer The number of Sacha Baron Cohen 's character, Jean Girard , in the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby . In real life, however, it is the number of Michael Waltrip In 1973, Spiro Agnew , resigned the Vice Presidency at age 55 Pablo Picasso completed his "Guernica" in 1937, at age 55 Pro Blend 55 Mocha Capuccino mix 55 Days at Pekin


Here's one of my favourite comedy routines, perhaps second-only in all time classical routines to Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First". Copper Clappers with Jack Webb and Johnny Carson. And, what the heck, here's Who's on First



The oldest and greatest rock band in the world - meet The Zimmers and their amazing cover of The Who's "My Generation".Lead singer Alf is 90 - it's quite something when he sings "I hope I die before I get old". And he's not the oldest - there are 99 and 100-year-olds in the band!The Zimmers will feature in a BBC TV documentary being aired in May 2007. Documentary-maker Tim Samuels has been all over Britain recruiting isolated and lonely old people - those who can't leave their flats or who are stuck in rubbish care homes.The finale of the show is this group of lonely old people coming together to stick it back to the society that's cast them aside - by forming a rock troupe and trying to storm into the pop charts.Some massive names from the pop world have thrown their weight behind The Zimmers... The song is produced by Mike Hedges (U2, Dido, Cure), the video shot by Geoff Wonfor (Band Aid, Beatles Anthology), and it was recorded in the legendary


Makes perfectly good sense to me.


Ya gotta fly before you can walk Miko and Mammie Maryse Mommy Megs Major leaguer Miko Matt, Miko and me chillin' Grampa, where'd you go? Double your pleasure... Gettin' clean Yahhhh I'm a happy guy Mammie helps Philippe celebrate his 19th Les trois soeurs: Therese, Tante Poutine et Tante Bud-Lite

PHOTOS of Kelowna and Maui

From time to time I'll be posting some of my favouritie photos. For example, here are some shots form our trip to Kelowna in December '06. "Hi, Boo-boo!" And here are some pix from a fabulous trip to Maui, Hawaii in January '07. Maui was such an island of contrasts and the weather was gorgeous. I could have stayed forever.


In March '07, Matt and I visited Jim and Lucille in Toronto. While there, we took in the Raptors playing the Orlando Magic. I got to see my all-time favourite player, Orlando's Grant Hill in action and the Raptor's showed how they got to the playoffs, taking the Magic 92-85. What a time. Thanks, Matt .


Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computerchip that can store and play music in women's breast implants.The iBreast will cost $499 or $599 depending on cup size. This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.


Hey, here's a video or two that I like for various reasons. First there's "OK Go", who actually won a You Tube Award for this: Then there's this absolutely wild commercial: And finally, Maryse just loves this song by Michael Andrews (originally by Tears for Fears) "Mad World"


Here's something kind of cool and, oddly, pretty darn accurate! (Junkie Monkey?) Clicking on the little book on the right provides a description of what my choices mean. Once you've reviewed JBmp's profile, take the test and let me know how we compare.