I walked into a Best Buy store in Toronto a few weeks ago, and asked a sales assistant: “How do I get all of the main US stations (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS) and the main Canadian ones for free, in HD?” He told me you couldn’t. The only way to view High Definition television […]

Sports bars can save you money. Here’s the calculation: Most normal people who like sports probably really only watch about 5 full games of football / soccer / hockey a month. Those same people have a super expensive cable package to watch those games at home – between $80 and $120. Compare that to: Go […]

    And reasons I love it. I actually consume it twice a week. I’m a user. It reminds me of breakfasts with my cousins in Greece. I have memories of it. When my kids have been extra good, I give them some. It gives me super-dad status. The logo hasn’t changed in 35 years; […]

In the old days, Heinz was the world’s thickest ketchup. In the 1990’s they replaced the real cane sugar with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and they stopped talking about thickness. The reason for the switch? Like Coca Cola, cost savings. They sacrificed their age-old positioning (thickness) in favour of millions of dollars of sugar […]

Do you know the way to Tampere? (WMA, if that doesn’t work, click on the next link) Do you know the way to Tampere? MP3 (should work better for Mac) Click on the above file for the long-promised Tampere file. This is one of those songs that is hilarious to anyone that worked at a […]

Welcome to 2011. The question some Highway 401 drivers ask when they see this sign: “Why does the Ontario government, given its strict and serious highway signage rules, allow Port Hope to welcome people to their town?” Only when one actually takes the exit (or looks at a map), does one understand how Port Hope […]

Canada is a big and small country; big in size, comparably small in population. People drive in biggish cars, live in biggish houses and malls are not that crowded. England is a small and big country; small in size, comparably very populous. People drive in smallish cars, live in small houses, and malls are very […]