Do You Snore?

Several years ago, when my firstborn was a Beaver, we went on a father-son camping trip. We were sleeping in bunk beds in a rustic old cabin and the father in the bunk next to ours was snoring.

It was horrible. It was like trying to sleep next to someone operating a chainsaw all night. It might be the worst sleep of my life. I remember literally counting down the hours until I could escape the torture.

I've been assured by the two women I've shared a bed with the past twenty years that I'm a silent sleeper. I don't snore, but I know guys who do snore. So I'm curious....

Do you snore? How does your significant other cope with this? Have you tried anything to reduce the noise?

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Toller Cranston, Dead at 65

Toller CranstonToller Cranston was 65. He was the Canadian senior men’s figure skating champion from 1971 to 1976 winning the free-skate segment of the world championship four times and the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Best Songs for the Days of the Week

There are many great songs about Sunday. Think about it. In fact, there are many great songs entitled "Sunday Morning".

Vocativ studied 57 years of Billboard charts to see which days of the week get the most love from songwriters. As you'd likely guess, Sunday, Saturday, Monday and Friday are the big winners. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday get very little love.

Here are my favourite songs for each day of the week. We'll start with Sunday and work our way to Saturday.


Sunday Morning - Velvet Underground


I Don’t Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats


Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones


Waiting for Wednesday - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories


Thursday's Child - David Bowie


Friday I’m in Love - The Cure


Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting - Elton John

With apologies to No Doubt, U2, The Mamas & the Papas and New Order.

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Ernie Banks, Dead at 83

Ernie BanksErnie Banks was 83. He was the shortstop known simply as "Mr. Cub" after hitting 512 home runs over a 19-year career spent entirely in Chicago.

Playing double headers with my slo-pitch team, I'd often remark "let's play two" in honour of Ernie.


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Too Easy, Not Funny

My Twitter feed lit up like a Christmas tree yesterday during Tom Brady's press conference. They were asking him about allegations the Patriots cheated by intentionally deflating the footballs used during their conference final win against Indianapolis.

Tom Brady had to answer questions about balls, and most couldn't resist cracking a joke about it. This reminded me of something Strombo said during episode 102.1 of my podcast. He was quoting former Our Lady Peace drummer Jeremy Taggart when he said "too easy, not funny".


This is a fantastic example of when something is just too easy, and therefore, not funny.

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Friday Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

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L'Oréal Kids Typo

Even though my oldest two kids haven't used kids shampoo in some time, a half-empty bottle of L'Oréal Kids shampoo remains in the shower. I'd chuck it, but at some point my youngest will graduate from Johnson's baby shampoo, so I figure he'll finish up the bottle.

But having it there, in the shampoo holder that's at eye-level, is really starting to irk me. You see, there's a pretty disappointing typo on the label. Here it is if you want to find it on your own.


Did you spot it? Leave a comment with the typo!

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Best Music Videos Featuring Toronto

Spoons - Romantic Traffic

Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time

Rush - Subdivisions

Parachute Club - Rise Up

Pursuit of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now (original version)

Vote for your favourite Toronto video in the comments!

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When I Grow Up, I Want To Be James

Happy 13th birthday to my sweet baby James

Happy 13th birthday to my sweet baby James

Happy 13th birthday to my sweet baby James. I'm the luckiest SOB on the planet.

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Dean Blundell New Fan 590 Morning Man

A tip of the hat to TSM for some solid sleuth work today. It seems Dean Blundell is returning to mornings on Toronto radio, becoming the new morning man at The Fan 590.

Greg Brady (hear him on episode 76 of my podcast) will move to 1-4pm as Tim and Sid leave radio for a television-only show.

It seems Andrew Walker (hear him on episode 87 of my podcast) will remain on the morning show, but it won't be called Blundell and Walker. Make no mistake about it, this is Dean Blundell's morning show. It will be called "Dean Blundell & Co."

Blundell's longtime morning show on Edge 102 ended a little over a year ago. It was well covered here. Check out these links for a recap:

Based on TSM's tip, I touched base from some people in the know, and it seems like this is happening. I expect it to be confirmed this afternoon.

What do you think of these changes? Will you listen to Dean Blundell on The Fan 590?

Update: All of the above has been confirmed.

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