Friday, December 31, 2010

More Good News

Episode 42 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition revisits Good News Toronto, a not-for-profit newspaper that features inspirational stories and celebrates everyday heroes.

NEXT EPISODE: Jan. 14, 2010

Happy New Year!

- ER

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Help me remember a certain 80s cartoon

I can't remember the name of this cartoon I use to watch.

It's from the 80s. Had three heroes; all soldiers. One wore a green uniform, the other blue and the other yellow. They all had different modes of transportation; jet pack for one, motorcycle for the other, etc. I think they all had animals on the front of their uniforms.

Any ideas?

- ER

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Hockey Hullabaloo

For your Christmas/Holiday reading pleasure, I give you another installment of Zamboni Ramblings.

The latest targets:

- The National Hockey League Players' Association; aka the NHLPA
- The IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships
- Bruce F***ing Boudreau
- Calgary Teddy Bears

Let the bodies hit the floor.

- ER

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Re. Guitar Chords

There is nothing on this planet that I despise more than the F-Major chord.

That is one tough chord. I keep getting dead strings. And I'm pushing down as hard as I can.

In a perfect world, I wouldn't have to worry about F-Major. However, the chord is apparently used in many songs.

Any tips?

- ER

Friday, December 17, 2010

Complain Away!

Episode 41 of This Is Toronto is now available!

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage is forming a Complaints Choir. Anyone can participate, whether it's complaining, singing or doing both.

NEXT EPISODE: Dec. 31, 2010

- ER

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dealing with the Mob

And now, a short story written by yours truly.

It was inspired by a certain coach of a certain hockey team that plays in a certain Canadian city.

Hope you like it.

- ER

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

For those who live in Thornhill, Ont.

The Thornhill Community Centre will be closed from now until Monday, Dec. 13. The building will re-open at noon. Tell your friends.

- ER

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Re. Marcum for Lawrie

I was very disappointed when I found out Shaun Marcum was traded to Milwaukee. I liked the guy. He was a good quality starter and a solid mentor for the rest of the rotation. He's a warrior; coming back from Tommy John surgery is not an easy thing to do.

The trade certainly coincides with AA's M/O: The younger, the better. I hope the pressure of being a Canadian playing for the Blue Jays doesn't get to Lawrie. Hate to see him become another Corey Koskie.

With all this in mind, here's what Toronto's lineup could look like next year:

1B - Lind
2B - Lawrie
3B - Hill
SS - Escobar
LF - Davis
CF - Wells
RF - Bautista
C - Arencibia
DH - Snider

Starters: Romero, Cecil, Morrow, Mills, Drabek

Bullpen: Camp, Purcey, Zep, Jannsen, Roenicke, Villaneueva, Carlson

Bench: McDonald, Molina, McCoy, Mastroianni

There can be some modifications here and there. There's also a few players in the minors who could find a spot on the main roster. Time will tell...

- ER

Friday, December 03, 2010

Border Patrol

Episode 40 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition features the Border Patrol Reading Series, a unique literary event that celebrates the longest undefended border in the world.

NEXT EPISODE: Dec. 17, 2010

- ER

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

NHL Epic Fail

The new format for the NHL All-Star Game is an absolute farce!

Fortunately, I can fix the all-star game and I offer my services for free (for now).

Here's how.

Pay attention, NHL. Are you listening?!

- ER