Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays - "Don't pick your nose dear"

(Above: Nice little clip of kid-singer Bobby Carter on the infamous NYC cable show "Stairway to Stardom")

Enjoy the above clip from my favorite public access show from the 80's, STAIRWAY TO STARDOM. Most of my friends would tell you I'm infatuated with the show and it's talent, even my co-workers know too much about it.

Well, it's the holidays and I'm relaxing up at my parents. I finished off my running around and buying presents and enjoyed an evening up here with my folks friends and chowed down on some good Polish food my Mom prepared. It's funny that Mom makes such good Polish food (we're not Polish).

I got hit by a bike on Friday after work crossing Bay and Queens Quay around 4pm in the afternoon by this older man driving his bike (holding an umbrella!). I'm OK, but was stunned after it as it was a hard hit, finding myself on the ground not sure WHAT I was hit by. I'm OK, just a little sore on my side. Where this bike came from is beyond me.

Anyhow, I'm hoping you and those around you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


It's been an utterly boring day, but I'm trying to figure out if I'm going to NYC for New Year's. But the big obstacle has been accomodation. If it all falls into place, it will be my first trip in ages that will not have me showing films, DJing, or pimped back to back with meetings. Weird!

But I want to get out of the trailer park we call Toronto just to do something different. And I've heard NOTHING going on here AT ALL! That's not good!

Onto the VIDEOCLIPE OF THE WEEK from Japan comes M-Flo and Crystal Kay (who will be my future wife btw;)... This fun video almost makes you think of summer. M-Flo is annoying and reminds me of the Tang character Bobby Lee plays from MAD TV, but it's a fun little video, so enjoy M-FLOW & CRYSTAL KAY with REEWIND! / I LIKE IT, my videoclipe of the week!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas Party (HELL)hole Memories

Michelle has been nagging at me to go to our company Christmas party and I'm kind of "so-so" about going. Seeing your co workers tipsy can sometimes be not so pretty. When I recall older Christmas parties there's been some funny instances with some co-workers including...

- Drunk woman going home with manager of the pizza place I worked at who later got busted in Homosexual-department store washroom sting, which my hometown paper printed peoples names in the paper.

- Morning show producer goes home with Sports Producer (Sports producer had a kid... 2 weeks before)

- Drunk co-worker asking female friend if me and her were going to f***

This year, our Christmas party doesn't even have an open bar, since it got ruined (so I hear) by some out of control females in another department. (Damn them!)

It made me think of what might be the best Christmas party I went to, and oddly enough it was the worst place to ever work at. The Canadian Home Shopping Channel.

After dealing with management that made a chapter out of LORD OF THE RINGS seem almost heavenly, I convinced my friend Liisa to go to it, back in the day. I decided their retarted mind games were not going to stand in the way of me enjoying some chewy roast beef at the somewhat tacky, LUNA ROOM, a ballroom that looks like a condemed attraction at Disney World.

Liisa came into the T dot by way of her ex-boyfriend on a very snowy night, with a Chevette that kept breaking down along the way. Earlier that day I went to Kensigton Market and picked up a vintage dress shirt and green striped tie, along with some Chia Green hairspray to rip the rug away.

We sit with some people from the store (who I didn't know) and just start yammering on, while we hit the wine which NOBODY at the table was drinking. There was nobody from production at my table, and with Liisa, we just continued to have a fun time. Meanwhile, the cool people I liked in production staff (including a parade of Zirconia models and cameramen) came over to our table when the store staff left.

Then came the prizes. 3rd Prize was a VCR, which was won by some employee I didn't know.

"I should have won that!" I said. Then they were doing the draw for the 2nd Prize, a camcorder... The Sanyo Fuzzy Logic. The same camcorder that I had to explain to shopping channel show hosts how to demonstrate on air (the line they used over and over I created, "It works like the retna of your eye"... LOL!) "Now, I DESERVE to win that!"

Did Hugh rig it? I'll never know, but it was the BEST prize I ever won. Long after the debacle of selling my soul along with poorly made info-mercial based merchandise, who know that camcorder would document the next couple of years with me and go around the world to places like Poland, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Amsterdam, and the list went on.

Long after the green hair and the alcohol, the camcorder stayed with me. It was the best, and most practical thing I had ever won.

Who cares about the rest of the party? LOL!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


(Photos: A foggy evening in a hood we call Symington. Right: Zack ingests some fair to poor quality desserts at THE BAY)

Flu's come when you really don't want them, but I've actually been free of one long enough. I'm sure my cold came from taking public transit where people cough and clip their fingernails with abandon. Class!

Before I got sick however, Zack and I ventured to a "hidden" all you can eat at the somewhat dingy BAY department store last Wednesday. You need to take the escalator to the 5th floor in order to hit the golden gates of HUDSON BAY COMPANY's culinary garden of Eden.

Growing up in Oshawa, and going to the Oshawa Centre in the 80's, THE CANADIANA RESTAURANT was one of the few restaurants that was somewhat passable in the dingy mall. If one could call it an upscale cafeteria, it was.

For Wednesday "all you can eat" evening, there's few people around. Zack whines about the cole slaw being there "since 10:30 or 11 this morning". The meatballs and sweet and sour chicken strike a delish cord and also seem denture friendly. The shepherd's pie has beef that has a texture of sand littered with the occasional corn kernel. Only one of the pop fountain taps, works. Ginger ale anyone?

A nosy busy body sits next to us ease-dropping in the close to vacant restaurant, meanwhile we eyeball the walls in need of a paint job. Zack looks like I've brought him to hell. Geez, it's just dinner! ;)

Dinner for 2 will be about $30 for the ALL YOU CAN EAT. This is urban exploration for the palette!

Now, for the VIDEOCLIPE OF THE WEEK - I couldn't believe that I found this vintage video from HOUK, a Polish-Christian metal band, and classic Izabelin Studio sounds from the mid 90's. It's funny seeing how cheap Polish music videos use to look, and while there seeing many along the same lines. I wonder WHO taped this off of TV Polonia! E tak dali....

Anyhow, enjoy my classic VIDEOCLIPE OF THE WEEK! Time for me to grab some more soup and attack this flu. Na zdrowie!