The Frantics Would Like To Give Us Frantic Times Podcasts, And They Would Like Us To Help Pay For It

When the Frantics were doing their Frantic Times radio show in the early 80s, I was a tiny little baby and didn’t get to hear it. So now that there’s a chance to maybe get my hands on a bunch of those shows as a series of free podcasts, it only makes sense that I’d …

Smile, You’re On What Should Be A Pretty Obvious Candid Camera

Here’s one for the it’s only a matter of time files. Police are looking for a man who got away with $75 in cash from and did about the same amount of damage to an amusement park photo booth. He shouldn’t be too hard to find, since photo booths have cameras in them. Who knew? …

The Guzzle Buddy: Because Why Would You Pour Wine When You Can Just Make The Bottle Into A Glass

I don’t know that the Guzzle Buddy is as great an invension as the Beerbelly, but you won’t be convincing me that it shouldn’t come up during a conversation about the shortlist of the best something or other. The original guzzle buddy turns your wine bottle into your oversized XL wine glass. It is the …

On The Bright Side, Maybe He’ll Be Able To Get Medical Marijuana For The Pain

At this point, I’m sure that everyone but the people doing it has figured out that using Facebook to set up crimes makes you a bad criminal. I’m so sure, in fact, that stories where that’s the only thing that goes wrong hardly even register with me anymore. But criminals being what they are, plenty …

Um, Are Ya Really Gonna Vote For This Guy?

I found this on my Facebook feed, and just had to share. Lyrics were transcribed in the Youtube comments, and I put them here because the captions I heard whizzing by left a lot to be desired. “no truck wants total access?” He’s super callous, fragile, egocentric, braggadocious Likes to throw big words around and …

Rogers Centre Fan Assist: This Fan Thanks You For Your Assistance.

A few weeks ago, Steve and I went to another Blue Jays game, one of the last games of the season. That was a fun game to watch. But the reason I’m writing about it is because we learned about a service offered by the Rogers Centre that’s pretty cool, and I wish it was …

The Water Hasn’t Boiled, But My Blood Is

I don’t think of myself as a technophobe who’s against advancement, but quite often I do find myself pondering what benefit there is to civilization in the existence of things like smart toasters, ovens that sport more circuits than the shitty old computer I’m writing this on or text message and internet connected tea kettles. …

This Is What A Wildcard Walk-Off Sounds Like

This is fun…unless you’re an Orioles fan, I suspect. It’s the sound of Edwin Encarnacion’s walk-off home run at the end of last week’s Wildcard game as heard live at the Dome, on ESPN’s Spanish feed, TBS, WJZ Baltimore, RDS (the French equivalent of TSN) and The Fan 590 Toronto. Based on this, I think …

If Convicted, She Plans To Apeel

Even after reading three different versions of it, I’m still not quite sure what to make of this. I don’t know if this woman was drunk, high or acting any other sort of odd beyond the bit where she decided that the nice officer wouldn’t mind if she nicked a few of his fries, but …