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What’s On This Weekend?

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, October 3, 2008

Well glad you asked…

The Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche is happening in the downtown core of Toronto. Starting October 4th, 2008 at 6:52 pm and running all night long to sunrise, Nuit Blanche is contemporary art for the people.
From the site:

For one sleepless night, experience Toronto transformed by artists.
Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From bridges and tunnels to warehouses and stadiums, choose from more than 155 destinations and chart your own path.
It’s impossible to see everything in 12 short hours! Check out the 2008 Programme details and make note of your favourites, then visit the Plan Ahead section of the website for useful tools to create your own art-after-dark adventure.

Cool eh? So what else do you have to do all night long on a Saturday night? Even if you are a clubber you could still take in this artful night and visit one of the exhibits afterwards.

The Markham Fair is happening October 2,3,4, and 5. That’s this weekend folks. It’s your typical agricultural fair that includes monster trucks, pies, jams, Dora the Explorer, pumpkins, Reptilia, motorcross, a demolition derby, and fabulous foods.

From the site:

Markham Fair is Canada’s largest 4-day fall fair with many entertaining and educational events for all ages. It is always held on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Help us keep our annual tradition going, bring your family and friends and enjoy our “rural heritage”.
Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. (map)

So why not take in the adventure and get all your fall fabulousness at the same time.

ADMISSIONS:(GST included)
Adult/Youth: $10.00 ($8.00 Thursday Only)
Child 12 & Under: $2.00
Seniors: $7.00 ($5.00 Thursday Only)
Pre-School Children: 4 Years & Under Free
Elementary School Groups and ESL
(Thursday and Friday only) : $2.00 Per Person
Special Pass: 2 Adults + 3 Children $20.00
4-Day Passport: Adult $18.00
Special Needs and their Caregiver: free
Get your 2 dollar off coupon here.

From now until October 22, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) is running a free photography exhibition of photos from the collection of an internationally renowned contest for press photographers. World Press Photo 08 began yesterday at the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto, with photos from around the world, there are photos that most North Americans will never see. I say check it out, it’s free!!

For more information, go to Picturefestival.com and browse the site to see photo examples.

You may also want to check the City of Toronto’s website to see what else is happening in and around Toronto… so get out there and enjoy the weekend!

Till Next Time…..

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Clicks For Tits – Do You Love Your Breasts?

Posted by gottabkd on Sunday, June 8, 2008

That right folks… you can click for tits… Your Mom’s tits, your sistas tits, your BGF’s tits, your girlfriends tits, your wifes tits and your Grandmas tits… even your man boobies if you want…just go click to help save those tits you love so much.

What? Have you gone mad?

No more than any other day, but honestly, no I have not. What am I talking about…

Breast CancerMonth

During the month of June, TheBreastCancerSite.com is looking for 8 million clicks. If they succeed, then their premiere sponsor, Bare Necessities will donate 10K USD to the cause of providing mammograms to those who cannot afford them. Mammograms that is, not tits (hopefully they already have ’em)

Anywhooooo…. just do your two second part, click on the picture above, and click for mammograms. Easy Peasy two seconds out of your day that you can do for all 30 days this June.

Take a look around the site, make your click worth more and purchase some of their merch… after all can never have too much pink in your wardrobe right?

Cheers… and get clicking…

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Rising Gas Prices – 10 Tips to Save You Money!

Posted by gottabkd on Thursday, May 1, 2008

With the price of gas going nowhere but up, many people are wondering what they can do to help keep their costs down.
Aside from the obvious choices:
You could walk or ride a bicycle.
You could take the public transit system, the highest form of car pooling.
You could form a carpool network and share the ride/costs with others.
You could buy a motorcycle, or scooter and save a huge bundle while looking uber cool. Although for some of you young hotheads, insurance could be an issue but that’s a whole other post.
You could get rid of your gas guzzling, status symbol of a Hummer (SUV or Van) and drive closer to the ground like the rest of us.

All of these make sense, but if you need a vehicle and you are not willing to give up your car then these may help you get through this crisis while saving some money.

Here are ten tips to help you to drive more cost effectively and avoid the added expense. I found these tips through CAA and I am sure the AAA has some excellent tips as well.

1) Get an engine tune-up. On a modern car, that means not driving around with the “check engine” light on. That light signals a fault with a component such as the oxygen sensor, which helps the engine maintain the ideal air/fuel ratio. A bad oxygen sensor can reduce fuel economy by as much as 40 percent – and will increase your vehicle’s emissions output as well.

2) Pump the right gas. Burning the wrong grade of gasoline can reduce economy as well as performance – in particular, using high-octane premium in an engine designed to burn regular grade gas only costs you more money. High octane is more expensive and your car may not actually need it. Octane is a measure of burn rate, not the quality of the fuel. Higher octane fuels burn more slowly than lower octane fuels. Put high octane (slow burning) gas in an engine designed to run on regular (faster burning) gas and combustion efficiency is impaired, reducing fuel mileage as well as performance. Always use the grade of gas specified by the manufacturer of your vehicle for optimum mileage and performance.

3) Check those tires at least once a month, if not weekly. Under-inflated tires are commonplace because most people neglect to periodically check for proper pressure. And it’s hard to notice a drop of 5-10 psi or so under normal driving. But did you know that fuel economy drops by about half a percent for each psi below recommended inflation pressures – costing you as much as a couple miles per gallon if your tires are not inflated to the proper psi?

4) Check and change the the oil at regular intervals. Following the recommended service interval will help prevent crud from gumming up your engine’s internals, increasing friction and lowering efficiency. And be sure to use the recommended viscosity (thickness) oil for your engine; a thicker oil – for example, 10W-30 vs. the recommended 5W-30 – can lower your fuel economy by up to two percent. Look for motor oil that says “Energy Conserving” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.

5) Ride with the windows up . On the freeway, anyhow. You’ll burn less gas. Did you know that it is more efficient running your car’s air conditioner than it is to roll down the windows? The aerodynamic drag caused by open windows takes more energy to overcome than operating the A/C compressor. Plus, you won’t muss your hair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dear Friends….

Posted by gottabkd on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I received a very disturbing email today describing an “art installation” project that took place in 2007. It described events where the artist chained up a defenseless dog and starved it to death. That’s right folks, he did this “all in the name of art”!!!

The email included pictures of this helpless dog while patrons of the studio entered, looked at the art, the dog and did absolutely NOTHING for this starving animal!!! According to the notes, the artist took a stray and dying dog off the streets and used it within a competition amongst other artists. Turns out the artist won and will be representing at the Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008. No word on whether he plans to “install another dog for death” during this showing, but people want him banned from the show all together.

I cannot believe that in this day and age, some artist, in some other country believes that starving an animal to death in a public display, is considered art. Well my friends, apparently it is. Sad…

I get that this happened in a third world country and
I get that the dog was on already living on the streets, and
I get that the dog may have been ill, and
I get that the dog may have died on the streets alone and
I get that not everyone, everywhere has the Pet mentality North Americans have, but what
I don’t get is why no one, including the artist, did anything to help save the dog… or at least feed it??.

This site (in Spanish) explains it all here and this is the English translation . I refuse to repost the pictures from this horrible art installation, but must warm you… they are posted at the site and are disturbing.

So I, being thousands of miles away have decided to sign a petition to have the artist stopped during the 2008 Bienal Centroamericana Honduras.

The petition is located and hosted by PetitionOnline.com and you too can support this cause:

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed an online petition: “Boycott to the presence of Guillermo Vargas “Habacuc” at the Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008″. It hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ea6gk/
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.

I urge you to take a look and decide for yourself whether or not you wish to sign the petition. If we do not stand up for abused animals, who will?It’s time to end the madness….
What do you think? Comments are welcomed….

 

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