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Radio Garden

When I was young, I'd slowly turn the dial on my transistor radio to see if I could pick up stations from outside the GTA. I'd get awfully excited when I'd find a station in Cleveland, for example. I distinctly remember doing this one Christmas Eve and being delighted by the cute Christmas skit I heard on an American station.

This website is absolutely blowing my mind. Radio Garden literally lets you cruse the planet, tuning in different stations as you travel. Earlier today I was listening to radio stations in The Philippines where they were playing Bryan Adams.


If you have any interest in radio at all, you're going to fall in love with Radio Garden. I know I have.

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Has the City Plowed Yet?

It snowed last night. I just shovelled my first snow of the season. Are you wondering when the City of Toronto is going to plow your street? Follow @TO_WinterOps for real-time updates.

I'm a fan of this new map that lets you know when roads have been salted and plowed in the City of Toronto. It's particularly convenient if you're planning a bike ride and wish to stick with streets and trails that have just been plowed.


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Oscars Open Mike

Open MikeThe Oscars are Friday Sunday, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for an Oscars Open Mike.

You don't have to drop an Oscars prediction or two, but you can. Then you can gloat about your prognostication skills later. Let's make this the best Open Mike ever, shall we?


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Google Santa Tracker

Mike's Link of the DayGoogle Santa Tracker 2012 - Santa’s dashboard - featuring the latest and greatest in Google Maps technology and sleigh engineering - will allow you to follow his progress around the world, and also learn a little about some of his stops along the way.

He's currently visiting Bangkok and has already travelled 82,296 km.

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Famous Objects From Classic Movies

linksHere's a fun game if you're looking for a distraction.

It's Famous Objects From Classic Movies. You get an object like the one below and you guess the movie it's from.


That one was easy.

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This Is Not Porn

not pornRemember that blog I shared with the gif files of cool movie scenes. It was called If We Don't, Remember Me. If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend that you do.

Another photo blog that I'm loving lately is This is Not Porn. Quite simply, it's rare and beautiful celebrity photos. Here's a few recent pics that I love.




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linkI've been following this blog If we don't, remember me. for a while, and thought I'd share the love.

This individual posts an animated gif from a movie and a quote. That's all the blog is, but I love it. Here are a few of my favourites.




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NORAD Tracks Santa 2010

Mike's FavouritesNorad Tracks Santa - For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), has tracked Santa’s Christmas Eve flight.

This year, you can even follow Santa on Twitter. That's how I'm keeping tabs on the big guy.

Go Santa, Go! Daddy needs more sugar-free bubble gum!

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G20 Protest Photos

linksIf you're looking for great photos from the G20 protests taking place in our city, I highly recommend the Toronto Star Photo Blog, particularly this entry.



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50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time = Webtopia

linkThanks, Kon + Amir. I never heard of you until this morning, but I now know you're veteran record collectors, DJs, and producers. The reason I'm thanking you is because I just discovered Kon + Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time.

I have a very serious warning for everyone else before you click through that link. If you have shit to get done today, don't click. Seriously. If you're anything like me, this collection, complete with audio samples, is the best this web has to offer. It's just awesome.

Ok, I think you've been fairly warned. Dive in, if you dare.

You're welcome.

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