Monthly Archives: October 2009

The new me….

Thanks to my chickies Sharon DeVellis & YMCBuzz for sexing me up Halloween style….

Love the makeovers.


Wednesday WTF Moment….

Really? Really?

Yes it’s true. Mattel actually released a doll called ‘Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken‘….his official name.

For real. For real.

Official description: “Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his little companion. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Ken doll, jacket, pink polo shirt, white shoes, dog with leash, swim trunks and accessories, doll stand and certificate of authenticity. For the adult collector. Order yours today!

Yeah right on that.

Oh Mattel you do amuse….

Didn’t realize that Trailer Park Trash Barbie needed someone to play with….

DJ Steve Porter….

Thanks to my Swedish friend Tom for finding this for me…OK he’s not Swedish but I love how it annoys him so when I say it.

Introducing….DJ Steve Porter.

First one is called Press Hop

The second one….the Slap Chop...

Get Ready for Madonnapalooza

I already love the TV show Glee.
This just makes me love it even more.

Glee + Madonna. Hello.
‘Madge’ has given the Fox series the rights to her catalog for an all-Madonna-themed episode.
iGlee/i Stars Get Ready for Madonnapalooza

I cannot wait until the new year.

Common cold vs H1N1: The Symptoms

So much information floating around and it’s causing more confusion than it should. In the end knowledge is key when it comes to anything.

So whether you choose to vaccinate or not, you need to get to know the symptoms between a common cold and H1N1.



H1N1 Flu


Fever is rare with a cold.

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.


Chills are uncommon with a cold.

60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills.


Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.


Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.

Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.

A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.

Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.

Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.

Music Monday….

The Kanye West remix of Colin Munroe’s…’I Want Those Flashing Lights‘.

So good. And a Canadian boy from North Gower…

U2 at the Rose Bowl….

Just in case you missed U2’s Global Live Webcast performance at the Rose Bowl this past weekend [October 25, 2009]…here is the rebroadcast on YouTube.

Rick Mercer…

The best piece on H1N1 yet….
Rick Mercer nailed it.

And just to back up Rick’s rant…this is directly from the Canadian Government’s website:

“The benefit of immunization the prevention of serious illness and death far outweighs any risk associated with being immunized.”


“Serious adverse events are reactions that cause life-threatening illness, hospitalization, disability or death, like a severe allergic reaction, paralysis, or a seizure.


Track of the Week….

Newton Faulkner.‘Over and Out’, from the album Rebuilt By Humans.
So good.

Tired Of Talking

My new favourite Canadian singer/songwriter (from Montreal). Jason Bajada.
Kind of reminds me of early Chris Isaak.

This is the video for ‘Tired of Talking’ from Jason’s third album Loveshit.

The video is directed by Anton Josef.

Here are some upcoming shows for Jason Bajada…

24 Oct 2009
Lit Lounge CMJ SHOWCASE New York, New York
20 Nov 2009
The Albion Hotel Guelph, Ontario
21 Nov 2009
The Montreal House Peterborough, Ontario
28 Nov 2009
Blacksheep Inn Wakefield, Quebec