is there any chance of locating these 2 classmates.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
its beyond words, expressing appreciation is never easy,
so bouquets, kudos, oscars, to all those who contribute to this site, we are in far off places, and love you,
you fill the gaps,
New Element on the Periodic Table
The National Institute of Science, a major research institute, has just
announced the discovery of the densest element yet know to science.
element has been named 쨀Bushcronium.짼 Bushcronium has one neutron, 12
assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons and 224 assistant deputy
giving an atomic mass of 311.
These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which
surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. The
symbol for Bushcronium is 쨀W짼.
Bushcronium쨔s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly
interact wit h various elements of the atmosphere and become
neutrons in a Bushcronium molecule, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe
that Bushcronium is formed wherever morons reach a certain quantity in
concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a 쨀critical
When catalyzed with money, Bushcronium activates Foxnewsium, an element
that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent
since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
When sending email to more than one person, put all their email
addresses in the BCC column (Blind Carbon Copy). This way all your
recipients receive your message, but they only see one email address.
Remember, once those addresses arrive at a computer, they are his to
address junk mail or viruses to.
Monday, July 30, 2007
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boys (John, Eric and Tommy). For the entire time I lived at 457 2nd
Avenue (1941 to 1959) they lived a few flats down at 433. Shirley
married Ken harris and moved to Toronto, Margaret married Lammy
(don't know the last name), and moved closer the Wellington. John
married worked at the CNR, Eric married Rita and had 7 kids. He was a
wild one, and Tommy moved to Toronto as far as I know. I heard Eric
had passed away but have no idea what happened to the rest of the
family. Just a curiosity. Anyone remember this family?
Friday, July 27, 2007
(BTW, I have a 1 1/2 to rent there all included, even cable, fridge, stove, heated, and futon bed, curtains included, spotless, 514 436 5830 email@example.com)
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seen him play. Hope he does well for the Ti-Cats b/c he'll be watched
here if ESPN puts some CFL games through to us.
QB Timmy Chang has reportedly signed by the Ti-Cats and may report to
camp. He has impressive college numbers but not so impressive
attempts at making the NFL. Maybe he will be well suited for the CFL
Timmy Chang - He currently holds the NCAA Division I-A all-time
interception record with 80. He also holds records for total
offensive yards (16,910), most passing yards (17,072), most career
plays from scrimmage (2,587), most passes attempted without an
interception (70), and is second to Ty Detmer's 121 touchdown passes
Chang was MVP of the 2003 Hawaii Bowl and also coached by by former
CFL QB June Jones
To a Daughter Leaving Home, by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
a bicycle, loping along
as you wobbled away
on two round wheels,
my own mouth rounding
in surprise when you pulled
ahead down the curved
path of the park,
I kept waiting
for the thud
of your crash as I
sprinted to catch up,
while you grew
smaller, more breakable
for your life, screaming
the hair flapping
behind you like a
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
these stories without all the gobbeldey gook that I get. Scot died in
the Verdun General on LaSalle Blvd. Ed
SCOT LANG, 54: MUSICIAN
Session guitarist who was a favourite among stars reached great
Sought-after musician accumulated hundreds of credits as a sideman
with the McGarrigle sisters, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt
and by his sister, folk singer Penny Lang
Special to The Globe and Mail
June 14, 2007
MONTREAL -- The night he performed with Kate and Anna McGarrigle at
Carnegie Hall in New York was a bittersweet dream come true for Scot
Lang. When he arrived backstage that night in 1980, just moments
before the McGarrigles were scheduled to take the stage, two bouncers
blocked his path. They assumed that Mr. Lang, who looked a decade
younger than his 28, was an adoring fan and refused to let him pass.
Mr. Lang grew frustrated and attempted to push past the beefy guards.
Unfortunately for Mr. Lang, the bouncers pushed back and the guitarist
found himself tumbling, head-over-heels, down a flight of stairs.
By the time the concert started, Mr. Lang had been identified.
Battered and bruised, the guitarist took to the stage, but the lustre
of playing at Carnegie Hall had been tarnished. To use a metaphor that
speaks volumes about his life, he would climb to great heights, only
to discover the wax melting from his wings as he plummeted from the
Born into a musical household with older sister Penny Lang, who has
been described as Canada's first lady of folk, young Scot had mastered
the guitar and piano by age 12. A virtuoso, he began performing at
Montreal's famed Yellow Door coffeehouse as a teenager and dropped out
of high school in 1970 to play guitar in the Montreal production of
the rock opera Hair.
His reputation as a top-notch guitarist spread quickly and Mr. Lang
was invited to perform with Edith Butler in Osaka, Japan, at the 1970
world's fair. Playing the Canadian pavilion proved to be a real eye-
opener: At a gala dinner, the working-class kid discovered just how
high into the stratosphere his talent could carry him when he found
himself seated at the same table as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and
His former companion, John Lutz, said the Emperor made a toast and all
the guests raised a piece of sushi into the air. To a young musician
from Quebec, it was all a great mystery. "Scot was unaccustomed to
Japanese cuisine and found the raw fish so unpalatable he very
discretely emptied the contents of his mouth into his napkin."
Whereas many youngsters might have found themselves carried away by
their own hype, Mr. Lang was void of hubris. Grounded by circumstance,
he was a down-to-earth young man who found himself in the role of
breadwinner - while Scot was still a teenager, his father suffered
from a nervous breakdown and was unable to work.
For more than 14 years Mr. Lang performed as a sideman with Tex
Lecor's band and was featured on the international hit single Le
Frigidaire. He collaborated with singer-songwriter John Lutz to create
the band Frontrunner and later released three acclaimed solo compact
discs: Moods Vol. 1, Scot Lang Live and Zebra. He also produced
Rockabayou with Danielle Martineau, which won Mr. Lang the Quebec
music industry's ADISQ award. Along the way, he developed into a
sought-after session musician who accumulated hundreds of credits as a
sideman with such musicians as James Taylor, Jefferson Starship,
Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy and many others.
He also knew first-hand the perils that accompanied a career in music.
He'd witnessed how drugs and alcohol could undermine an artist's life.
His friend Gordon Aronoff, a humanities teacher, recalled a story
about Mr. Lang during a time when he was touring as a bass player with
James Taylor. It was some time in the early 1970s and Mr. Taylor, the
singer of Fire and Rain and How Sweet It Is, was featured on the same
bill with Joni Mitchell at an outdoor music festival.
"At one point, Scot found himself relaxing in a trailer with Taylor
and Mitchell between sets when Taylor begged his bass player not to
leave him alone with Mitchell," said Mr. Aronoff, who explained that
the singer had just left a rehabilitation centre and was concerned
that he might not be able to maintain his sobriety if left alone with
her. "When Scot told me the story, I thought he was pulling my leg,
but his nephew asked Joni when she was in Montreal promoting a new
record and she confirmed the whole story."
Penny Lang described her younger brother as a sweet and tender man who
loved the camaraderie of creative people. She should know: She has
multiple records and CDs to her credit and was accorded top honours at
the Canadian Folk Music Awards in December. As a musician, Ms. Lang
appreciated her brother's guitar skills and liked to use them on her
own recordings. But as a sister, she also understood his limitations.
"He was an all-round kind of player who could stand behind any musical
form of roots music and do a good job," she said. "But he took some
hard knocks in life."
Severe arthritis was one of those hard knocks. Toward the end of his
life, pain in his finger joints made playing a burden instead of a
joy. And for a musician who prided himself on his work ethic, to find
himself unable to perform was a bitter pill to swallow. But unlike Mr.
Taylor, whom he helped avoid temptation, Mr. Lang fell head-first into
his own addictions.
His brother Pat said the world was too tough a place for someone as
sensitive as Scot. "He always worked, he always performed, he was
almost manic, it was always go, go, go. But he got beat so much
because he was so polite - he couldn't stand up for himself."
A gifted guitarist, he accumulated hundreds of credits as a sideman
over the years, but he ultimately had trouble finding his way. Alan
Hustak of the Montreal Gazette described Mr. Lang as "a multitalented
Quebec musician, who, to paraphrase the lyrics from one of his songs,
stumbled often as he followed stars through darkness."
Scot Lang was born in Montreal on Sept. 2, 1952. He died in Montreal
from cirrhosis of the liver on April 29, 2007. He was 54. He is
survived by his brother and sister, Patrick and Penny.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
they learn that relationships will prosper if they value friendship over ego, compromise over pride, and listening over advising, When they learn not to hate a person whose difference they fear, but to fear that kind of hate, When they learn that there is pleasure in the power of lifting others up, not in the pseudo-power of pushing them down, When the learn that praise from others is flattering but meaningless if it is not matched by self-respect, When they learn that the value of a life is best measured not by the years spent
accumulating possessions, but by the moments spent giving of one's self – sharing wisdom, inspiring hope, wiping tears and touching hearts, When they learn that a person's beauty is seen not with the eyes but with the heart; and that even though time and hardships may ravage one's outer shell, they can enhance one's character and perspective, When they learn to withhold judgment of people, knowing everyone is blessed with good and bad qualities, and that the emergence of either often depends on the help given or hurt inflicted by others, When they learn that every person has been given the gift of a unique self, and the purpose of life is to share the very best of that gift with the world, When children
learn these ideals and how to practice them in the art of good living, they will no longer be children – they will be blessings to those who know them, and worthy models for all the world."
Friday, July 13, 2007
An 80 year-old man went to his doctor for his quarterly check-up.
The doctor asked him how he was feeling and the 80-year-old said "Things are great and I've never felt better. I now have a 20 year-old bride who is pregnant with my child. So what do you think about that?"
The doctor considered his question for a minute and then began:
"I have an older friend, much like you, who is an avid hunter and never misses a season. One day when he was setting off hunting, he was in a bit of a hurry and accidentally picked up his walking cane instead of his gun.
"As he neared a lake he came across a very large beaver sitting at the water's edge. He realized he'd left his gun at home and so couldn't shoot the magnificent creature but out of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the animal as if it were his favorite hunting rifle and went 'bang, bang’. Miraculously, two shots rang out and the beaver fell over dead.”
“Now, what do you think of that?" asked the doctor.
The 80-year-old said, "If you ask me, I'd say somebody else pumped a couple of rounds into that beaver."
The doctor replied, "My point exactly".
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Thursday, July 12, 2007
Good afternoon !
I’m sure many of you will remember this place
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Toronto loses a legend with the death of Ed Mirvish
CanWest News ServicePublished: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
After a life devoted to theatre, "Honest Ed" Mirvish has taken his final bow.
Edwin Mirvish died early Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto at the age of 92, his family said in a statement.
The entrepreneur and theatre impresario was just shy of his 93rd birthday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and said, "Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?"
He ignored us and continued writing the ticket.
I called him a turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires.
So my wife called him a shithead. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket.
This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
Personally, we didn't care. We came into town by bus.
We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age...
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It's the birthday of short story writer Alice Munro (books by this author), born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario (1931). She grew up on a farm in the poor part of town. Her father tried to make a living raising minks and foxes. She said, "We lived in this kind of ghetto where all the bootleggers and prostitutes and hangers-on lived ... a little town where nobody was interested in writing or the world of literature." She was though, and she loved to make up stories. She said, "You were never praised for the things you could do well. You were taught to pay attention to whatever you were bad at." Every day on the way to school she told herself a new story, though she never told them to anybody else.
She ran away to go to college, University of Western Ontario, and studied journalism. She dropped out after a couple of years, got married, and had children. She became a housewife in the suburbs, a life which she did not care for. She said, "So many things were forbidden, like taking anything seriously." She was trying to write fiction, but her schedule was very tightly managed. She couldn't find time to do it, though she did try to get her kids to nap a lot.
She was in her 30s when she and her husband opened a bookstore. That, she said, made her feel as if she had a function in the real world. She locked herself in the bookstore on Sundays to write, and after nearly 20 years of struggle, she published her first collection of stories, Dance of The Happy Shades in 1968.
Her marriage broke up. She took a trip back to her home town to care for her aging father. She was only going to stay for a year, but she found that the landscape she had hated so much as a child suddenly seemed like the most interesting place in the world. She said, "People's lives in [my home town] were dull, simple, amazing, unfathomable—deep caves paved with linoleum. It did not occur to me [as a child] that one day I would be so greedy for [my hometown] ... to want every last thing, every layer of speech and thought, stroke of light on bark or walls, every smell, pothole, pain, crack, delusion, held still and held together—radiant, everlasting."
Returning to her hometown gave her the material that she needed, and she's gone on writing about ordinary people in small town Canada ever since. Munro is the author of Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, The Moons of Jupiter, Open Secrets, and many other books.
Behind the Screen: Starring Vancouver Island
Cowichan valley gets to play upper New York state in a TV movie featuring a young actress who started life in Nanoose Bay
Michael D. Reid, Times ColonistPublished: Monday, July 09, 2007
For its second big Hallmark moment here in less than a year, North America's most venerable family entertainment empire is putting a literal spin on the term "moving pictures," with an all-star cast and an Oscar-winning actor/director at the helm.
Six-time Oscar nominee Sissy Spacek (Carrie, Coal Miner's Daughter, In the Bedroom) is heading the cast of Pictures of Hollis Woods, a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on Patricia Reilly Giff's Newbery Award-winning young people's novel.
Spacek plays Josie Cahill, an eccentric, increasingly forgetful elderly artist who befriends and inspires 12-year-old Hollis Woods, a trouble-prone girl named after the town where she was abandoned as an infant. Since then she has spent her life being shunted through a series of foster homes.
Sissy Spacek plays the eccentric old artist who befriends the troubled girl in the title role.
Pictures of Hollis Woods is being directed by Tony Bill (Flyboys, My Bodyguard), who co-produced George Roy Hill's 1973 Oscar-winner The Sting. He's directing from a screenplay by Anne Peacock, with additional writing by Dan Petrie Jr. and Camille Thomasson.
The film co-stars Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Cross Creek) as Edna Reilly, the social worker who describes Hollis, who has trouble fitting in and often runs away, as "a mountain of trouble."
It also features Judith Ivey (Compromising Positions, Designing Women) as Beatrice Gilcrest, Josie's quirky best friend; and Nanoose Bay-born actress Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill, Good Luck Chuck) as the introverted title character who dreams of belonging to a loving family and expresses her feelings through art.
The Regans, the family who attempt to give Hollis the home she dreams of, are played by Ridge Canipe (I Walk the Line, The Bad News Bears), as her pal Steven, and James Tupper (Men in Trees) and Julie Ann Emery (Hitch) as Steven's parents.
Pictures of Hollis Woods is being shot by a director of photography with a local connection. Paul Sarossy (The Wicker Man, Where the Truth Lies), the Genie Award-winning lensman is known for his collaborations with Victoria-raised Atom Egoyan.
"We're spreading our wings on this one," said Ted Bauman, the Vancouver producer collaborating on the film with executive producer Brent Shields, producer Dan Paulson and Hallmark producer Shawn McClaren.
Bauman said almost half of the film's principal photography, already under way in the Cowichan Valley, is taking place outside of Victoria, including locations in Saanich and near Duncan and Ladysmith, with the region masquerading as upstate New York.
Pictures of Hollis Woods is a perfect fit for Hallmark, said McClaren.
"We try to find strong character dramas, and every kid we've talked to knows that book," said the boyishly enthusiastic production supervisor as he was on his way to catch a plane back to Kansas City to spend the weekend with his family.
"They [Hallmark] really encourage that, which is wonderful. They're very family-friendly."
Although Giff's book -- required reading in many schools -- is aimed at children aged 10 to 12, the movie will aim to reach not only that demographic but also an "older adult female audience," said McClaren.
He said the film also reflects Hallmark's mandate to try to feature actors who are on their way up.
Being able to cast Emery (Commander-in-Chief, E.R.) reminded McClaren of another star Hallmark helped launch.
"It was Catherine Zeta-Jones. We were her first domestic film," he said. "We're going to be seeing a lot more of Julie."
McClaren said it made sense for Hallmark to return nine months after wrapping its maiden production voyage here -- Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness, an inspirational anti-road racing movie starring Dean Cain and Peri Gilpin.
"You have a multitude of looks and the incentives in Canada are still stronger than they are domestically in the U.S.," he said, noting that there are only a few places stateside, like New Mexico and Louisiana, that can compete with such incentives.
Even so, there are drawbacks.
"New Mexico is a one-horse town, so you'd better have a Southwest-looking story for that location to work," he said. "And we could shoot in Wilmington and those places in Carolina, but you have to dodge hurricanes."
Pictures of Hollis Woods will be aired as a CBS Sunday Night Movie during an upcoming holiday season, he said.
I never realised that Sissy Spacek has been Nominated 6 times,quite an achievement for a very unassuming gal:...............
Maybe it'll be a good film,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 300 employees and has the following statistics:
30 have been accused of spousal abuse.
Can you guess which organization this is?
It is the 301 MP's in the Canadian Parliament! The same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line?!
Which one did you vote for?
(TAKEN FROM THE OTTAWA CITIZEN.)
(Pass this on to every Canadian you know)
Monday, July 2, 2007
Bob's BBQ & Grill of Pattaya, Thailand has smashed the current record for producing the world's biggest cheeseburger. The landmark in cheeseburger history was created in celebration of the king of Thailand's 60th year accession to the throne and was part of a wide range of events being held all year in Thailand to mark the occasion. The unveiling of the burger was witnessed by a local TV crew and officials from Ripley's Believe it or Not who recorded the burger's weight at a whopping 78.5 pounds which eclipses the previous record of 50 pounds held by Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Pennsylvania, US. Measuring 60 CM (23.5 inches) in diameter and 35 CM (13.75 inches) in height, the burger has been named Big Bob's Texas Belt Buster and is on the regular menu and can be ordered 12 hours in advance. “You can order it in the morning and it will be ready to eat in the evening“ says Bob Schindler, founder of Bob‘s BBQ & Grill. Bob, originally from Houston, Texas founded the restaurant just over 2 years ago to bring authentic American cuisine to Thailand and his oversized burgers have been a hit with locals and tourists. He was aiming to build a burger that hit the 60 pound mark but a few miscalculations resulted in the burger going well over the target weight.
Now That's BIG Mac,......................................
Montreal had some great Burger places too................but one of these at 3am might be just alittle much,....................................Sure would need a whack of Beer to wash down that baby.........hahahahaha
"The best country in the world to live in"
(United Nations Human Development Index).
A country larger than the USA, immediately to the north of it with incredible resources, and a system of excellent health and social services, an open democratic and progressive society where newcomers are welcome to share in the country's prosperity and community life and are invited after 3-4 years to become Canadian citizens, equal with all other Canadians
......not a bad stat: almost always rated right up there,.
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