Thursday, May 27, 2010

Re. Windows Movie Maker

I'm not very knowledgeable about computers. I only know the basics. So for those who understand these devices, a question:

I'm trying to import a WMV file onto Movie Maker. However, the program is telling me it doesn't support the file. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you.

- ER

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flyers 4 Habs 2 (Flyers win 4-1)

For the second time in three years, Philadelphia knocks out the Canadiens in five games.

Well, it was a good run while it lasted. But all good things must come in to an end.

First and foremost, congrats to the Flyers. They were better than Montreal in every category and almost every game. No question about it. They deserve the victory.

Once again, the Habs did not play a full game. They woke up late in the third period, but it was too late. I don't like blaming specific players because it's a team sport, but I do wonder what would happen if Halak didn't play the puck in the first. The score would've been tied, going to the third.

Regardless, Halak was Montreal's MVP. Honourable mention to Cammalleri.

(Writing as a fan) It was an amazing month. Hold your heads up high, boys. You have plenty to be proud about.

Go Habs Go!

- ER

Friday, May 21, 2010

Silver Screens

Episode 26 of This Is Toronto is now available!!!

This latest edition previews the Silver Screens Arts Festival, a week-long event that celebrates the vibrancy, vitality and creativity of adults 50-plus.

Next Episode: June 4, 2010

- ER

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Re. Game 3, Habs vs. Flyers

5-1. Some random thoughts:

I hope Maxim Lapierre doesn't mind having a bulls-eye on his back. Right or wrong, his antics worked.

For the Habs, there's still work to be done.

Habs took their foot off the accelerator for the final few mins. Not a smart move. However, the Flyers were making their own mistakes, so it didn't hurt Montreal in the end. Still, you never let up.

Getting that first goal was clutch for Mtl. It set the tone.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Re. Game 2, Habs vs. Flyers

A slightly better effort by the Habs. Yet, it's an unfavourable result. No, I'm not pushing the panic button, but I am concerned.

They need to work on their PP & PK. They need to take it to eleven.

- ER

Sunday, May 16, 2010

NHL Playoff Predictions - Round Three

Second Round: Two out of four; one perfect prediction (Mtl/Pit). Damn you, San Jose and Philadelphia.

And now, the third round:

Eastern Conference

Montreal over Philadelphia in 7

Western Conference

Chicago over San Jose in 6

NOTES: Team 7 vs. Team 8 for the East final. Did not see that one coming. Full credit to both teams. As long as Montreal doesn't allow the Flyers to bully them, they'll keep rolling...still not sold on San Jose.

- ER

Saturday, May 15, 2010

NBA Playoff Predictions - Round 3

In round two, I was three out of four. No perfect predictions.

Third Round:

Eastern Conference Final

Orlando over Boston in six games

Western Conference Final

Phoenix over LA Lakers in six games

- ER

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

It's hard to describe how I feel right now. It's harder to explain it all.
First, you start with Halak. A hot goaltender provides a huge sense of confidence. Then you look at the rest of the roster. They all play an important role.
I don't want to say anymore. This was only a second round series. There's still a third and (hopefully) fourth round.

I haven't felt this excited since 1993.
- ER

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Game 7, Habs vs. Pens

A little something to get you in the mood for tonight's match.

- ER

Re. Blue Jays vs. Phillies


Major League Baseball announced today that the venue of the scheduled June 25-27 three-game Philadelphia Phillies-Toronto Blue Jays series has been relocated from Toronto's Rogers Centre to Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park because of the scheduled events of the G20 Summit in Toronto. The rescheduled games will still be considered home games of the Blue Jays, who will bat last, and the Designated Hitter will be used.

Major League Baseball announced the decision following consultations with the Blue Jays, the Phillies, the G20 Summit Management, the Integrated Security Unit and the City of Toronto.

Said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig: "After considering all of the options with the parties, Major League Baseball has determined that the best course of action is to play the series in Philadelphia. Major League Baseball appreciates the cooperation of the Blue Jays, the Phillies and all of the parties who have helped resolve this challenging situation."

Rogers Sports Entertainment President and CEO Paul Beeston said: "This was an extremely difficult decision and one which we did not take lightly. By moving our games to Philadelphia, we are acting in the best interests of our fans, our employees, the players and the game of baseball. We did not want to move the games but in looking at the realities of this situation, we felt that relocation was the most prudent course of action."

The Friday, June 25 game will be scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (ET) and the Sunday, June 27 game will be scheduled for 1:35 p.m. (ET). The time of the Saturday, June 26 game is not yet finalized.

Smart move by MLB. Public safety is more important than turnstyle clicks.

- ER

Friday, May 07, 2010

From Russia with Film

Episode 25 of This Is Toronto is now available!!!

This latest edition previews the inaugural Toronto Russian Film Festival; May 14-16

NEXT EPISODE: May 21, 2010


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Re. Game 3, Pens vs. Habs

No explanation needed. Pittsburgh was the better team last night.

However, the series is far from over.

- ER

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Re. Brett Cecil

Last night vs. Cleveland

IP - 8.0
H - 1
R - 1
ER - 1
BB - 2
SO - 10

One word to describe this performance: Brilliant.

He waited patiently to be called up from Las Vegas and now he's pleading his case for staying in the rotation. This is a classic example of taking advantage of an opportunity. If Cecil keeps this up, then there's no reason why he should be sent down.

- ER

Monday, May 03, 2010

Hockey Plays "What If"

I am sick and tired of those arrogant Stanley Cup ads. Here's why.

Agree or disagree?

- ER

PS: One word: Halak

Sunday, May 02, 2010

NBA Playoff Predictions - Round 2

In round one, I was six out of eight. One perfect prediction.

Onto the second round:

Eastern Conference
Orlando in 6
Cleveland in 5

Western Conference
Phoenix in 7
Lakers in 6

- ER