Toronto Mike

My 2 Cents

Total 422 Posts

The Sony Hack and North Korea

You've likely heard that North Korea hacked and threatened Sony because of The Interview, a Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy that was due to be released later this month.  It's all over the place, but I don't believe that's what's happened here. Yes, I believe Sony was hacked. By
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Don't Tell Me How To Celebrate Christmas

My friend's brother just posted this picture to Instagram. It's a sign currently on his front porch. I don't understand why it's any of his business how I celebrate Christmas. Why can't he celebrate Christmas his way with his family, friends and church without interfering with how anyone else celebrates
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Pillow Talk

I sleep on a very low, almost flat pillow. It's polar fleece and barely raises my head above the mattress. I don't think pillows come much lower than this one. It's always been my preference. When it comes to pillows, I guess you could say I'm a minimalist. Whenever I'm
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They Screwed Up My Special K

Special K was one of my favourite cereals. In fact, when I decided to reduce my caloric consumption in early 2012, Special K became my go-to breakfast. I visited Amsterdam in August 2012 and ate the Dutch Special K for breakfast at the hotel. It was flakes instead of our
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I Prefer a Push Mower

I own a home with both a front lawn and a back lawn, and I cut this lawn with a manual push reel mower. My mom recently had her yards landscaped so they don't have grass anymore, so she gave me her electric mower.  I used it exactly once before
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Let Them Play

My kids didn't have recess yesterday.  Well they had the break, but they were told they had to stay inside.  The powers that be deemed it too cold to play outdoors. I agree with this Toronto pediatrician who says the health benefits of staying active during winter far outweigh the
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I Don't Dig Zombies

I know people who are infatuated with the undead.  Specifically, zombies. They watch zombie television shows like The Walking Dead, enjoy zombie movies like World War Z and generally consume anything zombie-related. They just dig the genre. I do not dig the genre.  In fact, I find zombie shows and
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I Love This Heat

According to Twitter, it's hot in Toronto.  I'm told it feels like 44°C out there.  Lots of people are complaining, but you won't hear me bitching about the heat. To borrow a phrase my buddy Mark just used on his blog, the hotter the better.  I've never deemed Toronto
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5 Things I Don't Fully Appreciate

For no particular reason, and in no particular order, here are five things I don't appreciate.  I understand why people dig this stuff, I've just never been able to get into it. The Wu-Tang ClanI've always enjoyed rap, with my favourite group being Public Enemy.  My brother Ryan, a fellow
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I Never Liked Kinder Eggs

Easter is coming, and that means kids everywhere will be receiving Kinder Surprise Eggs.  Well, not kids everywhere.  I understand they're still illegal in the United States. I must confess that I never did like Kinder Eggs. The toy inside was always a worthless piece of crap and the chocolate
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The Battle of the Two Wendys

Wendy's seems torn.  The fast food restaurant sometimes serves up advertisements featuring the real Wendy, Wendy Thomas.  She's the daughter of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas. Other times, we see the role of Wendy played by a thinner, younger actress.  This Wendy reminds me of Alyson Hannigan. You'd think Wendy's would
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