Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vegas Flop

The question I should have been asking a week before the Christmas Vegas Vacation was ... "What can a guy do in a 24 hr span while visiting sin city?"

The 3 day 4 night expedition down to the states turned into a 24 hr affair after our flight was canceled two days in a row due to fog and then a freak rain storm in Great Falls, Montana. By the time our plane finally landed in Vegas ... we literally had 24 hrs before we had to be back at the airport.

What else could possibly go wrong after something like that ... well ... Let me list them for you!

  • It was so windy in Vegas, they shut down the Belaggio fountain due to the fact they would have soaked most of the strip had they went on with it.

  • New York, New Yorks roller coaster was shut down due to wind.

  • The only think I felt I had to attend was the Tournament of Kings at the Excaliber (medieval feast)... except the only night we were in town, was the only night it didn't play.

  • Our room at the Luxor got given away due to the canceled flights ... so instead of having awesome rooms in the pyramid ... we stayed in the East tower. It was alright ... just not as awesome as the actual pyramid.

  • We wanted to hit up a club ... but most of them were closed .. it was Tuesday.

  • I spoke of the wind ... well it made it so cold ... we couldn't even walk outside. I'm not kidding. At one point my hat flew off my head into oncoming traffic! Luckily my crazy woman is crazy ... and ran out to save it!
All we could do was laugh. It seemed everything we tried to do got ruined. But it could have been worse ... we could have been in a plane that was trying to be hijacked.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vegas


I'm Vegas bound on Saturday !! A few people have called in to help me out with the coolest things to do in Sin City. Minus people telling me to go to Strip Clubs ... most tips have been very helpful. Ya, I can see that going over well ... "Hey baby, I'm gonna take your Dad and Brother and we're going to spend the day at the peelers ... have fun shopping!"

Yes, it's a family Vegas trip ... we're looking for family fun ... not naked ladies.



This is where we'll be staying ... the Luxor!



We were thinking about hittin up "Cirque De Soleil The Beatles" ... I think that would be awesome!!



The Dad in law and myself really want to go to Hoover Dam ... maybe we can see Megatron and the Cub that's hidden inside. Sorry, I geeked out a little on Transformers there.

If you've been to Vegas and know some awesome stuff to try out .. let me know!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tiger

Everyone else seems to be talking about it ... why can't I??

Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthdays

Got this on the Breakfast Boys Facebook Group wall on Friday:

Jerilyn Anderson Sim: On the birthdays this am...your pronunciation of "Chastan" was impeccable... never before has it been properly pronounced on radio! Kudos to you! I don't think that you need pronunciation supervision anymore. lol


Here's what it sounded like:



Since we're on the topic, I need some input on birthdays. Please leave your comments and ideas below.

Do you like to know famous people birthdays?

Are you sick of the birthday music?

What would you do to make the birthday of the day more enjoyable?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Parties


Our Golden West Radio Christmas Party is tonight in Moose Jaw. They bus us to the Spa for a big supper and some speech's ... then back on the bus for the trip back to Swift Current. This morning ... we had a few tips for people getting ready for their Christmas party this year.



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Post Depression


Ever since Sundays loss there has been a lot of disappointed Rider Fans all over the Southwest and really, its turned into a country wide depression … everyone I talk to is either too upset to talk about it .. or they're so upset they just yell and hurl invective at whoever gives them the oppurtunty to do so!


But out of all the people I've talked to … I'm really concerned with one particular person more then anyone .… and his name is Jon Keen.

He's not just depressed and dissapointed like most of Rider nation … he's downright mean! I've heard him yelling at random people over nothing, the other day I walked into a room and caught him crying … which was weird … and you know it's bad when the sight of Green ... turns his face red with fury!

That's why I thought it was imperative to get some professional help for him …




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Randoms

- December 1st .... the festive time of the season is here ... and it snowed last night! I guess people are officially allowed to put up a Christmas Tree, get on the roof and install lights, and start sipping egg nog without me getting super angry!

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- Have you heard Christmas trees are no longer called Christmas trees??? Apparently the politically correct name is ... Holiday Tree. I guess I'm politically incorrect ... cause there is no way I'll ever stop calling them Christmas Trees and I refuse to replace the saying "Merry Christmas" for "Happy Holidays". You do what you want ... but I'M NOT CHANGING!

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- The Holiday Train will be in Swift on the 9th at 12:30 pm ... and The Odds will be on it. Is it going to be weird to hear Hetrosexual man on the Holiday train?

- If you had three days in Vegas just before Christmas ... what would you do? I'm looking for some pointers because I'm going for the first time and I need to pack the most I can into those three days!!

- I place the blame on Luca Congi. When Rider fans are looking for someone to blame ... don't we always blame the kicker?

- The new garbage schedule is really screwing with my routine. Monday night, I clean out the fridge ... then Tuesday morning I take out the garbage. Well ... Monday night I cleaned out the fridge ... and this morning I remembered our day is now Friday instead of Tuesday ... which means my house is going to smell like garbage juice for another 3 days. Gross.

- I was on location at Canadian Tire Sunday just before the Rider game. I got talking to one of the managers who told me they've sold $60,000 worth of Rider gear in the last week. That's insane!!! 13 grand Friday night, and 16 grand Saturday night ... safe to say the Rider Franchise is making a few bucks off the colours Green and White.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TORCH!

The story is here as to why I'm holding the Olympic Torch!! I'm sure you'll see a lot of these over the next few months ... I don't care .. it was still super awesome that Canadian Olympic Pole Vaulter Kelsie Hendry was in the station yesterday and let all of us, and I mean ALL of us, get pictures with the torch!

Can't wait for January 10th when the Olympic Torch relay party hits Swift Current at the Kinetic Exhibition park!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gainer



If Gainer the Gopher is now allowed into the Legislative chamber with a round of applause from the MLA's ... it's no wonder the whole province is going crazy!! That's a picture from yesterdays Legislative Assembly where Premier Wall welcomed the beloved Roughrider Mascot.

"This Sunday marks Gainer's triumphant return to McMahon Stadium. Let's not forget that this is a gopher that's been embroiled in controversy in Calgary — in 2006 the Stampeders actually banned Gainer from McMahon Stadium for the Riders playoff game there," Wall said.

Sundays gonna be a lot of fun!!

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I just got word that we have three Grey Cup tickets. Section F, Row 52. We're going to auction these tickets off across Saskatchewan on all our Golden West Radio stations which means you have to be generous to get them ... your bidding against every Rider fan across Southern Saskatchewan!! All proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation and they go up for auction tomorrow morning at 6!! We'll take the final bid at 8:45.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Riders

- It was so loud at the game yesterday I couldn't hear the announcer. When the "HENRRRYYYY" chant started ... it was deafening.

- The best place to watch a CFL football game is Mosaic Stadium. Which puts me on the fence for the dome ... do I want it? Yes. Am I sad that Mosaic Stadium will be no more? Yes. Especially after watching history yesterday afternoon.

- The amount of people from the Southwest that make the trip to Rider games is ridiculous! Every ride back from a game is like watching a never ending sea of tail lights all the way down the #1.

- If they're going to continue to show Wendy's commercials on the big screens ... they better put a damn Wendy's at Mosaic Stadium! Something happens to me when I see that Baconator ... BACOOOOONNNNNN!

- How many people do you wish you could punch in the face throughout a Rider game? For me .. give or take ... 1 or 2. Yesterday it was 1 ... just because Wes Cates isn't getting any blocks ... doesn't mean he's not a good running back. Now shut up and stop complaining ... we're winning by 17!!

- Thanks to my buddy Mark for taking me yesterday ... I don't get to nearly enough Rider games and it was a lot of fun! Especially considering the last time there was a West Final in our province I was still 8 years from being born!

- I feel bad for ZZ Top. They play the Credit Union Centre on Sunday ... and it might be to 5 people.

- Good luck finding tickets to the Grey Cup .... Dash Tours might be the only way you find a way into McMahon Stadium next weekend ... and it won't be cheap.


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This was sent to me from a friend who used to do news for the radio stations. Thanks Trina! I laughed till my side exploded.

In this video ... Trent Redekop (CKSW mornings), Ryan Switzer (Magic 97 mornings), Jon Keen (voice of the Broncos), Ken Audette (morning news) and myself.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Doolys


It was the summer of 2005. I had just got offered a part time job at the radio station and was super PUMPED about it!! Unfortunately, reality set in and it was time to find another source of income if I was going to work part time in the broadcasting industry.

My resume got handed around to a few places in town for the position of bartender. I have no idea why the bartender position was so important to me. There wasn't really a whole lot of people looking to hire a kid, who was barely of age to drink himself, a job as a drink slinger!

My first interview was with Helga from the Legion ... I think she took a liking to me but in the end ... the hours didn't work out ... and I don't think I was good enough at darts to hold my own in the basement. A few other jobs fell through, but then Derrick scheduled me in for an interview. After talking with him for 5 minutes I was officially a bartender at Doolys! I was elated! My dreams were coming true ... my foot was in the door with radio and I was about to serve booze at a pool hall for money! In my mind, I was a year away from becoming a mixture of Howard Stern and Tom Cruise.

My employment lasted exactly 4 hours ... actually I don't think you can even count those 4 hrs because I didn't actually pour a drink. That day, before I could even work my first night shift, I was offered a full time position at the radio station which promptly put a stop to my bar tending fantasies!

So, instead of serving booze at Doolys, I just frequented the facility on a regular basis. Some of my fondest memories were getting my ass kicked by our then General Manager Deb Gauger at our staff Christmas parties ... she's what you would call a "pool shark."

Doolys has been closed for about a year now. While I miss the friendly atmosphere and the sounds of the pool hall, there are better things coming to that building.

Right away your thinking, "Great!! Another bar opening in Swift Current ... that's just what we need!!" Actually, its the furthest thing from another bar. East Side Church of God has purchased the old pool hall with plans to turn it into a Downtown Ministry Centre for kids!

I strongly believe that our youth are our future. While I don't have any kids, I plan to someday, and would like to think of this town as a safe place to raise them. But from what I've been hearing over the last few years ... it's just as tough being a teenager growing up in Swift Current as it is in any other huge city. Drugs, abusive relationships, and bullying are three things that are obvious problems. This Downtown Ministry Centre is being geared as a safe sanctuary for kids where those three things are not permitted. In fact, there are big plans to have programs to help kids who are in those situations already.

It will be a place where kids can go and just be kids without dealing with adult pressures. While I'm not sure of the plans exactly, you can be sure to see a big stage for bands, a gaming facility, big screens for movies, and all sorts of pool/Foosball/air hockey tables.

I believe the first move will see the Fresh Start Program get into the building and start using the facility to run the Soup Kitchen twice a week instead of once a week. A program that has been very well received and much needed in the community.

Over the next few years when they're in these starting stages of this massive project ... please think about donating your time or money towards this great centre for our youth.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kiss


Eldon Campbell (on the left Gene Simmons), Jon, Chance, Andrew Murphy (on the right Gene Simmons)

We had our "Live Like a Rockstar: Kiss" finale last Thursday at the Buffalo Brew Pub. Eldon ended up winning the big prize pack:

2 tickets to the show tonight
2 nights stay at the Delta Bessborough
75 dollar gift card to Avocados

Andrew was awesomely dressed too so we hooked him up with GNR tickets for their show in January.

If your going to Kiss tonight in Saskatoon ... drive safe, have a lot of fun, and call the Eagle to let us know how the show went!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sasky Splash

This is the guy who got me a mortgage ... either really cool ... or a little concerning.

Tyler Bragg in the Rider hot tub.


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1976 was a long time ago ... are there any Rider fans around that were old enough to truly relish in the Riders 1st place finish 33 years ago? From what I've heard, the fan base back then was way older then now ... so I'm looking for someone probably in their early to mid 60's.

I would just love to talk to someone who has been cheering for the Green and White for that long ... plus I always tell my better half we should have grown up in the 60's and 70's ... I just love those eras!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

It's not like I was having a bad day yesterday ... but it definitely got better after I saw these commercials on youtube!





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Conspiracy Theory

Is the Swine Flu really that much worse than the regular flu? Or is this just a big conspiracy to turn our world into a global mass of germa phobes in order to boost up prices on cleaning products, hand sanitizer, and vaccinations.

Is this a way to give our economy a much needed boost after a terrible recession? Kleenex, Advil, Hand Sanitizer, Lysol ... the list of huge companies that would benefit from a global virus taking the population by storm is endless!

Think about it ... these are companies who employ thousands of workers! Get people thinking they NEED hand sanitizer, and it all of a sudden becomes a necessity rather than a want. The Gov't gets to spend a little bit of money without having people angry at them ... the big drug companies, who also employ thousands of people, start pumping out the drugs which costs a ton, and everybody feels safe because they're now immune to this horrible horrible Swine Flu that's killing people all over the world....

Did I go a bit too Mel Gibson on ya there? Probably. Is there some sort of conspiracy to the whole Swine Flu ... nah! Am I going to get my shots ... yes ... yes I am.




The inaugural flight for Swanberg Air in Swift Current happened yesterday. I just checked out their website to see how much it would cost to go to Calgary for the weekend .... $357 to Calgary on a Friday ... $315 back from Calgary on Monday. A bit to pricey for a radio guy who has the 6 hours to drive there, but I can definitely see lots of oilfield companies taking advantage of this service.

I think its awesome! Thumbs up to John Parker and the crew from Southwest Community Futures and anyone else who helped out on this project! Just another reason Swift Current is the best small town to call home in Saskatchewan!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Facebook Comments

This is going to be something I do more frequently .... posting random funny status/comments I find on Facebook.



The first edition of "Facebook Comments" is more on the serious side. Marissa Marten is a high school student from Hazlet who is a big fan of the Eagle and the "Breakfast Boys" Facebook Group. She posted this on our wall last week:

Marissa Martin: Can you guys talk about small school being shut down for no reason? You don't have to, but it would be nice to hear your guyses input on the subject

To be honest ... its a touchy subject that we've talked about on air before. It always garners the same response. Some people call in mad because we were talking about it, others phone in to plead for their schools, some just call our boss to say we're horrible DJ's because we think small town schools should get shut down ... which by the way is not the views of this morning show. Some people just hear what they want to hear, its called selective hearing. Anyway, I tried to answer her question the best I could on our Facebook Group "the Breakfast Boys".

Chance Duperreault: Marissa, we've talked about this before on the show and my opinion still has not changed.

To shut down a school in a small town is like pulling the plug on the community. I come from a very small community that had its school shut down in 1989 and it crippled our village. Sports teams disappeared, young couples vanished with their children, the few well respected teachers left (including my Dad) and it became a summer destination due to Lake Diefenbaker being 1 km away.

I don't agree with shutting down small town schools.

But with that said ... if a school is struggling to keep enrollment up, it's in the kids best interest to be offered the best opportunities which would come from a larger school that offers more class options, sports, and more teachers to help these kids learn.

I'm not saying thats whats going on in Hazlet because I really don't know enough about the schools situation. But I do know when they shut down our school (Riverhurst) .. while it crippled our small community, we as kids, benefited by having enough numbers in a larger school to field large sports teams ... plus we were offered different courses that we couldn't have taken in our small town.

Does it suck to see a small town die ... of course. Is it worth it to benefit our next generation ... I think so.

I hope it doesn't happen to Hazlet Marissa ... it sounds like you guys have a pretty neat little school with a very great staff.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jon Bon



My woman turned into Elaine from Seinfeld when I told her about Bon Jovi being the next BIG Mosaic stadium show. She actually left bruises on my chest when I told her the news. I never knew this before, but apparently girls around Saskatchewan find Bon Jovi attractive and would pay some serious money for tickets to see the show July 28th. After I stopped crying from her physical abuse of my body we had this conversation.

Chance: "It's going to be pretty expensive."
Tanya: " I don't care, I will pay any amount of money to see Bon Jovi!"

So, I guess I'll be taking my then wife to see her celebrity freebie ... I hope she doesn't accidentally bump into him back stage!!


Here's the tricky part about Bon Jovi. It's one of those concerts where you'll see bunches of woman and couples. But you'll never see a couple guys going to Bon Jovi together ... unless they swing for the other team. No guy would be caught dead at a Bon Jovi concert with another buddy .. its just part of the code of guys.

If you want to go to Bon Jovi and your a guy ... you have to go with the Mrs.... if you don't have a Mrs .. find a girl to go with. Its the only way. You can still go with a group of buddies ... but that group needs to have atleast one woman in it ... otherwise ... there'll be a lot of guys with their girlfriends snickering at you!

Ticket prices or the date they'll go on sale have not been announced ... its suppose to be set up by the start of November.

Will it sell out like ACDC and the Stones ... I don't think so ... but it will sell out, and every woman in Saskatchewan will be there.


Be warned ... your wife, girlfriend, or mom will turn into Elaine when they hear the news.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Music

There has been some unbelievable concerts in Saskatchewan over the past year or so. Just off the top of my head ...




The Foo Fighters - the only show I've seen where they had a totally different stage set up in the middle of the arena where they moved to half way through the performance to do a half hour acoustic set.















The Eagles - 3 shows in Saskatoon ... 3 of them!!! All of which sold out, and all of which rocked!














Green Day - They win the craziest audience participation award. About 10 times they had people from the crowd on the stage singing their songs or playing their guitars. It was mind blowing!










The Offspring - Maybe the coolest guys I've seen on stage. At the half way point, they did this little intermission thing where one of their fat roadies came to the front of the stage and waved his hands back and forth to some hilarious music, during which they threw out massive beach balls and had jugglers come on stage.











Collective Soul - Just went to this one on Friday ... I've had several chances to see these guys in my life and I wish I would have done it sooner .... It was an intimate show, which means we got real close without getting crushed. They sounded awesome and their guitarist blew me away!!
















ACDC - Hands down, best concert I've ever been to. The energy of the 40,000 people their, the stage show, a monster sized Rosie tapping her foot to the music while humping a train ... BEST SHOW EVER!!



Now we look forward to the next big shows .... Kiss and GNR.

I know which show I would rather see ... but what about you?









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This is one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time. It might be more for people who really appreciate musicians. This was taken from all around the world by many random people ... all shot by the same guys and then spliced together afterwords. Amazing work really.



Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pics

They may look very random ... but they all have something in common.... that's all you get until Friday ... 7:15 am.





























Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Swift Current Election 2009

Here's what I like about each candidate:



Don Robinson

- He kinda looks like my Dad.
(Don to the left, Henri Duperreault below)


















Jerrod Schafer

- He's the closest to my age ... and invited me for a ham sandwich and soup when he announced he was running for Mayor.









Stacey Ellertson

- Probably the best mustache I have ever seen.










October 28th is the election ... all the info is at swiftcurrentonline.com.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eddie!

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen played himself in an episode of "Two and a Half Men"Monday night.

"I was asked to do a cameo for 'Two and a Half Men'. I typically shy away from these requests as I am not an actor, but Charlie Sheen and I are friends and since it was a scene with him, I agreed. Charlie and I had a great time, even though I was very nervous. The cast and crew were a pleasure to work with and helped me feel a little more at ease."

He's still recovering from delicate hand surgery due to a bone spur, a twisted tendon, and a cyst in the joint of his left thumb. He explained that the hand problems first popped up during VAN HALEN's last tour, saying, "During the last leg of our tour, I started developing pain in my thumb and my pinky. I didn't think much of it at the time. It got progressively worse to the point that about three months ago I wasn't able to play at all. My pinky and my thumb were totally locked up and felt like there was something broken."

His acting is stellar! ... he fit right in on the set of Two and A Half Men. (said very sarcastically)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Commercials

There is nothing like a great commercial. Sure sitcoms, movies, and sports are fun ... but they aren't nearly as fun as a good commercial. Why? I think it's because we expect to be entertained by everything on TV ... whether it be your reality show, a football game, or your favorite rom com... you expect to be entertained in some way ... otherwise you wouldn't be watching. But with commercials, over the years, we've been trained to think they're boring and meant to make you buy products you don't want anything to do with. They've just been a distraction from your favorite show all these years.

I think finally companies are starting to get the big picture ... advertising is not going to get you big sales RIGHT NOW!! But ... if you have a funny commercial and it plays quite frequently ... you may just get your product in the mind of your buyers which means next time they're out shopping ... sub consciously, they might just find themselves buying that product.

It's the same with radio ... just ask Murray from Fine Furniture Oasis .... he has done so much advertising over the years that everyone automatically thinks FFO when they're looking for an ottoman. I don't care what you say ... when you need something for the house ... you automatically recite these words in your head ... Fine Furniture Oasis 145 2nd ave. NW!

Anyway, here's my favorite commercial out there right now ... I use Axe ... but may just change because of it!



Monday, September 14, 2009

Swift vs. West

Although her last name shares our first ... it doesn't mean I can't laugh at what happened to country singer Taylor Swift last night at the VMA's in New York.

Kanye West took it upon himself to ruin a 17 years olds dream on National Television. Don't get me wrong ... I think what he did was horrible ... but because it happened to a country singer ... I thought it was hilarious!!

Curse country music.



That Beyonce though huh ... she is something.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life Starts Now

Three Days Grace will put out their new album September 22nd called "Life Starts Now." Its a week of some pretty great albums coming out ... Pearl Jam's "Backspacer" comes out on the 20th and Default puts out their new one "comes and goes" on the 29th.

This is a video from Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace lead singer) on their new single "Break" which is debuting on the Eagle this morning.




















Friday, August 28, 2009

Trooper


Thats me with Ra McGuire, lead singer of Trooper. Probably one of the nicest guys to talk to and a super fun interview. He's so wise .. like a miniature budda! That wisdom might come from him being 59 years old! Don't let the age fool ya, they still rock like they were 20 and still play just as many shows if not more than they use to!

The Skycentre was rockin once again when they took to the stage. What a place to have a show ... it really is a state of the art facility. There is not a bad seat in the house.

I wish they would start getting more rock acts though. After selling out Fake Bon Jovi, Nazareth and now Trooper ... you can see Swift Current loves its Rock and Roll!!

All in all ... it was a great show and very informative. The informative part came when I went outside with Lindsay and Rri (casino employees both alumni of the Radio stations) and saw the back of the Casino. No wonder there seems to be a lot of Rats hanging out in that part of town. The field behind the Casino has 6 foot tall weeds everywhere. Gee ... I wonder if thats where the problem might be.

I digress ...

It's always great to see Canada's party band and it was awesome to have them back in "Rapid Raspberry" ... if you have no idea what I'm talkin about ... go check out our Facebook Group and listen to the interview in full ... Just search the Breakfast Boys.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Around the World

I really do love lazin' around on an afternoon watching track and field. Even more so with these electric Jamaican runners! I mean, everytime Usain Bolt hits the track ... he breaks a world record!! Its Amazing!! Plus ... stuff like this happens from time to time! In the video you see Melanie Walker fresh off a hurdles gold medal getting a victory lap from a mascot that doesn't end very pretty ...



I can just see the headline now ... "Albino Alligator Eats Trainer" ... and no one will be surprised. There's a reason trainers train alligators and crocs on land.



Finally, Mike Meyers was on David Letterman the other night promoting "Inglorious Bastards," the new Tarantino flick starring Brad Pitt. Is it just me, or is it really surpirsing to hear the names Quentin Tarantino and Mike Meyers in the same sentence. One is a director famous for blood and guts ... the other ... a Canadian funny man. It surprised me!

Anyway, Dave asked Mike what he did for summer vacation which started this story ....



Monday, August 17, 2009

The Eagle Night at the Drive In

Last Thursday we had the Eagle and Cypress Motors Night at the Clearwater Drive In! It was deemed a huge success! Let me list some stats to prove that point:

- 2007 (the first Eagle Night at the Drive In) .... 37 cars show up.

- 2008 (the second Eagle Night at the Drive In) .... 15 cars show up.

- 2009 (you get where I'm going with this) .... 85 plus cars show up!

- over 300 people attend Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!
- We give away a crap load of prizes and Jason Unreau wins ACDC tickets!
- Clearwater Drive In goes through 40 lbs of popcorn!
- They also go through 20 lbs of butter! ... My bum is still jiggling.

I don't know what it is about attending a Drive In ... but it's almost magical. It reminds me of the 60's when people actually carried on conversations with people they didn't know, everyone owned some sort of a muscle car, and it was nothing but _____, ______, and Rock N Roll!! (Not that I ever lived in the 60's ... but I've heard good things)

We couldn't have asked for a better night too! It rained all the way to the landing before letting up, giving us a beautiful night for a Drive In movie! People were using lawn chairs, kids were on the playground in front of the big screen, and popcorn was being consumed in high volumes! What an awesome time!

Here are some pics ....



Left to Right: JonKeen and Chance




Line up was almost to the #4 highway!





Left to Right: Champ, JonKeen, Chance, and Carla







One half of the drive in






From Left To Right: Chance, Jason (winner of ACDC tix) and JonKeen!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Ba ha ha ha!



This is super funny .... yet sad at the same time. It happened just outside of Sturgis a couple days ago. They were right in the middle of doing "Love in an Elevator" when a fuse blew. While the engineers tried to replace it, Steven Tyler thought he would entertain the crowd ... to bad he's 61 and has zero balance what so ever. He fell off the stage, broke his shoulder and had to get stitchs on his melon! Maybe he should just stick to the Waltz.

Because of what you see in this video from youtube, Aerosmith has canceled their show in Regina that was suppose to be last night. The field had been covered and prepared for the show while over 1000 people were ready to work the event. Apparently they're trying to re-schedule another date to play Mosaic stadium but something deep down inside says it won't happen.

If you remember back in 2006 they were suppose to play Saskatoon but than Steven Tyler had to deal with his Hepatitis C which ended their tour just before they played Saskatchewan. Actually, I think he needed surgery on his throat. Either way, they promised to come back and never did .. now who knows when this show will be made up, their saying sometime this fall.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ozzy


He's lead one of the most interesting lives of any musician out there. You think of the most prolific artists in history .... Led Zeppelin were only together for 12 or so years, Jimi Hendrix was big for about 8 or 9 .... Ozzy has been part of the biggest Metal bands for the last 40 years and is still writing great music.

His story is ridiculous. He's the grandfather of Heavy Metal. He truly has lead a life of sex, drugs and rock n roll ... and somehow is still living!

We've all watched at least one episode of The Osbournes ... and I'm sure we all agree that Ozzy may be mentally handicapped. Lets just remember, the four years they shot that show ... Ozzy was either drunk or stoned in every episode. (this came out a couple months ago after he claimed to be sober for the entire duration of the show)

Am I saying Ozzies life is awesome and I wish I could be like him ... not even a little bit. It's a sad story really. But, there are things we could learn from the Prince of Darkness ... He's got 7 children ... 5 biological and 2 adopted. Yes he's been in two marriages, but the one with Sharon has lasted 25 years! That's incredible and mind boggling when you consider the life he's led. Obviously he's doing something right for his family.

I really think this new documentary his son Jack is producing will be a good watch. He's trying to depict his father as the man he really is instead of the senile, funny, bumbling guy everyone saw on The Osbournes. Check out the trailer.

WRECKAGE OF MY PAST from MIKE PISCITELLI on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Smile

Its like I just found out what Youtube was! I can't believe I haven't seen this before today. This video has been watched by over 40 million people and it made me smile this morning.




Here's the background story:

I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown.

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me.

So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.

Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven't compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time.


The guys name is Juan Mann and has been on all kinds of shows including Oprah since that hit the Web.




On a side note .. that song that accompanies the video is by a band called "Sick Puppies" who are out of Australia. They are climbing my favorite bands list extremely fast .. check their new album out called Tri Polar .. it came out last week!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Surprising? ... not really.



I realize this blog is becoming a miniature version of CNN. Is it because I love CNN? Probably not. Do I embed so many CNN videos cause it's an easy way of blogging? Yes.

You don't really have to watch every minute of this 10 minute story to realize the point their trying to get across. You actually only have to watch the first 30 seconds. In that 30 seconds they say that drivers using a cell phone are 4 times more likely to get in an accident than a drunk driver.

Drunk driving is not cool. But neither is being on the phone and driving.

Let's be honest, how many times have you got mad at a dude driving drunk? Probably never ... its something you don't really broadcast if your doing it.

How many times have you thrown an F-bomb at someone doing something stupid while on the phone driving? At least 2-3 times a day!!

My only question ... If talking on the phone and driving is 4 times more likely to get you in a crash than drunk driving ... what are the odds while texting?

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Is it awkward passing people on the Chinook pathway? Or is it just me?

I was bike riding on there last night ( did the whole pathway in an hour .. no big deal) and had a couple very awkward "hello's" thrown my way. Since when was saying hello to another individual so weird? Can I not say hello to another human being without feeling like I did something wrong?! I even got a couple no responses! Nothing is more awkward than saying hello to someone ... and getting absolutely no response ... not even a smile ... not even a smirk!

To make it worse ... people have to turn around at some point to get back to where they were coming from ... and when that happens .. you often meet the same people twice. For me last night, that meant two awkward moments with everyone I had met the first time.

I thought "well, maybe I'll get a hello this time." Nope ... TWO no responses from at least 3 people!

Next time someone does that to me ... I'm going to stop right in front of them and not move or say a word until they return the hello ... you wanna create an awkward moment?? That will truly be an awkward moment!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Massive Shark

***WARNING*** It's about to get extremely geeky around here!



So, that is a Basking Shark found washed ashore in Babylon New York. CNN really doesn't have much of a story about it ... just the video coverage.

Because I'm fascinated by Sharks ... and have spent some time watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel ... I think the right thing to do is explain what a Basking Shark is!!

Here are some fun tidbits on the Basking Shark:

- in 1851, one got caught in a Herring Net in the Bay of Fundy (between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) .. it measured 40 feet and weighed and estimated 19 tons!! Its the largest ever recorded ... just to put it in perspective ... the one in the video is only 15 feet long!!

- Basking Sharks are pretty harmless ... all they do is open their mouth and swim! They collect plankton by doing this ...


Creepy hey!?

- That mouth usually opens to about 3 and a half feet wide. Which means our CKSW Sales Manager could stand right up in there!

- They live as deep as 3,300 feet ... roughly 1 km.

- They usually travel in groups of 3 or 4, but have been known to be in groups as large as 100!!

- Finally, the Basking Shark, once considered a nuisance along the Canadian Pacific Coast, were the target of a government eradication program from 1945 to 1970. As of 2008, efforts are underway to determine if any sharks still live in the area and monitor their potential recovery.

That's what I know about Basking Sharks ... I understand if we can't be friends anymore due to the nerdiness of this blog post.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Randoms

This summer has been a busy one for weddings, and not just weddings, but mc'ing them. I've done two so far and have one more next weekend. I don't consider myself an MC extraordinaire. In fact, I don't even think I'm really that good at mc'ing at all!! But I have learnt a few things over the last couple of weeks ... if your confident behind a microphone and you just act like you normally would in everyday situations ... people will enjoy the job that you do. It also helps when you have friends who make a living mc'ing... thanks to Switzy for some tips a couple days in advance of those weddings!!!

If your mc'ing a wedding, here's a freebie that usually goes over well ....

Barrett and Justine … you’re going to make a great married couple … your marriage will be one that others look up to and learn from … I couldn’t be more happier for the two of you … it just felt right today when you got up there and said I do … but I want you both to promise me something … Barrett .. promise me this … that you will do all these things for Justine through your marriage:

-Compliment her-Cuddle her-Kiss her-Caress her-Love her-Tease her-Comfort her-Protect her-Hug her-Hold her-Spend money on her-Wine and dine her-Buy things for her-Listen to her-Care for her-Standby her-Support her-and Go to the ends of the earth for her.

Justine … if Barrett does these things … all that you’ll need to do to keep him happy for the rest of your lives … is Show up naked and bring beer.


I used that at the end of the banquet and it seemed to go over pretty well.

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Is it weird that this freaked me out ... lady bugs = cute ... millions of lady bugs = Chance Duperreault Freaked OUT!!




Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twisted Sister



I don't know what it is about old bands making new music. All of it sucks. I've never heard a band that made music in the 70's and 80's .... make good music now.

I've come to two conclusions:

1) Their old music was so good and so iconic that there's no way they could ever top it.

2) They've just lost touch with how to make music.

The video was kind of cool though.

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I know its been a month since I said I would post about the Offspring concert ... but here's the review anyway.

Frickin AWESOME!!!

I'm still working on getting pictures and videos from a buddies camera ... hopefully I can get some of them up.

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We start phoning people tomorrow for our Summer Contest ... Tomorrow we'll give someone the Beachcomber draw which is 125 dollar gift certificate to Beachcomber Hot Tubs and Culligan Water ... plus 4 tickets to the Riders vs. Alouettes July 18th ... just gotta answer your phone the Eagle Rocks and if you haven't gotten us your number yet .. visit these businesses to get them to us ...

Canadian Tire
Swift Current Indians
Beachcomber Hot Tubs
Voth's Countrywide
Pinnacle Sports
Comfort Inn
Boston Pizza

Monday, June 15, 2009

100th

This blog was started pretty much a year ago. It's seen some good times ... it's seen some bad times ... but through it all ... it's made it to 100 posts!!! That's something to really be proud of! But what I'm most happy about, is our 5 faithful readers! Chris, Jon, Ryan, Jessica and Trent ... (they all work here or use to) thank you for making this blog such a success!! Here's to 100 more posts!

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You've probably noticed I've become addicted to posting CNN news stories ... for one ... it's more interesting ... and two ... its easier to throw up a video rather than use my brain to think of something witty to write about. (it's helped me get to 100 posts!)

Golfing would become WAY to easy if they did this in Swift Current ... you wouldn't have to worry about putting around Geese Crap!



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I've been waiting to see these guys since I first heard "Come Out and Play" at the age of 11. Tonight ... IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!! I'm heading up to Saskatoon for their show at the Prarieland Park ... check back on Wednesday for a recap!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Letterman vs ... who?

You'll find out the whole story from this video but I gotta say ... who does this broad think she is? She's the reason Obama ran away with the Presidency, she's a terrible role model for woman, and now she tries to get some press by bad mouthing the greatest late night guy this world has to offer ... Sarah whatever your name is ... go back to Alaska.




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This is a picture of Brett Micheals after the Tony Awards ... if you scroll down ... you can watch the video of what happened. He's saying he had no idea he had to get off stage sooner than he did and the Tony Awards are basically saying its his fault ... which is also funny!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brett Micheals



How did I miss this at the crappy Tony Awards on the weekend? Oh yeah ... it was the crappy Tony Awards.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shout Out!

Now the first edition of ... THE BREAKFAST BOYS SHOUT OUTS!!

I love grocery shopping ... while I do frequent every grocery store in town ... there's only one that is close to my heart ... and that's The Wholesale Club. Every time I'm in there ... they're blasting the Eagle!! I literally mean BLASTING!! Most places you can just faintly hear a radio station in the background ... not the Wholesale Club!! They crank that *%$# up!! There's nothing quite like grabbing some groceries to the sultry sounds of Led Zeppelin or ACDC!!!

That's why we're giving a "Shout Out" to the best grocery store in town!! The Wholesale Club!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cleaning ...

It's the most unsatisfying thing you can do .... cleaning.

The only time my house gets a good cleaning is when guests are coming over. Unfortunately, friends were staying at the den this weekend which meant I had to clean the place. So, I took off a couple days due to the extensive scrubbing that would have to be done, picked up some cleaning supplies, watched about 3 hours of TV procrastinating, than got down to work!!

Bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedrooms ... I even got out the stainless steel cleaner and made the fridge/stove combo sparkle!!

After all this work I was ready for guests ... which is where the unsatisfying part comes into play. They walked in the door... walked to their bedroom, used the bathroom, wondered through the kitchen, and peered out the window into the backyard. Not one word came out of their mouth at how awesomely clean the house was. They never said anything about how good the towels smelt, or how great the lawn looked. All they could talk about was my nerf gun collection.

Whatever ... my nerf gun collection is pretty awesome so I didn't mind. But here's the part that is annoying ... if I hadn't done all that cleaning ... they would have noticed how gross I am ... but in an effort to not be that gross guy, I spent hours and days cleaning that stupid house just to get no response.

That's why I hate cleaning ... and that's why I think its useless.

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Now I understand why my better half never wants to go camping with me ... she might wake up in a tent, freezing to death with a foot of snow on the ground!! What is happening!?

Cypress Hills Park got over a foot of snow on the weekend!! I know people who were getting married there ... how crappy is that!!?

While we're on this topic though ... if I see one more person on Facebook with the status "So much for global warming" I'm gonna track them down in person, and punch them in the face! This is what global warming is ... know what your talking about ... idiots!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Conan



This made me laugh out loud for about 10 minutes last night ... which was awkward cause I was all by myself.

This whole chat with Tom Hanks is great but if your short on time .. just skip to 1:50 left in the interview!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wedding Season


Wedding season is officially on us. I went to the first one this weekend ... and now have five more to attend this summer! Three out of those next five I have to MC.

I'm not sure why I get asked to MC weddings ... yes I realize I talk on the radio ... but that doesn't mean I'm good at public speaking. But I am honored to do it.

I've realized there are two things during a wedding that can make things go a lot smoother and ease the tension of tieing the knot!!

Number one ... You need a funny Priest.

Let me explain.

Your at a wedding, its in a church without air conditioning and its 30 above outside. Your sitting beside a man that smells like he hasn't washed his suit since the last time he was at a wedding which was last summer, your significant other is nagging you to take beautiful pictures, and your Uncle Bob won't stop talking about his bowl movements.

Not to mention, if your the one getting married ... there may be thoughts going through your head like ..." am I making a huge mistake?" ... "Do I really want to be with this woman for the rest of my life!?" .... If that's actually happening ... you probably shouldn't be getting married ... but that's another blog post.

Either way ... its nice to have a tension breaker. Which is why you need a funny Priest! A few jokes here and there can really loosen up a crowd ... it can relax the bride and groom ... and lets be honest ... most people feel uncomfortable in a church ... but if the Pastor is funny ... it almost makes them forget where they are for a half an hour and lets them enjoy two people making a life long commitment.

Number two ... the dance needs booze.

There are a lot of different people at a wedding dance. There are old and young people, relatives and friends, wedding party and guests ... and lots of people from both parties that have never met! Lots of strangers, lots of different personalities and lots of awkwardness.

That is why you need a little booze. Once the drinks start flowing people lose that shyness and start to mingle with both parties. Great conversations are started ... like the debate on why your friend Whitey can't pick up a woman ... Is it because he doesn't have game? Or does he like men?

The other reason you need a little booze is to get people on the d- floor. People do not dance unless there's a little liquor in the system and a wedding dance doesn't work unless there are people ... dancing. A good DJ helps that too ... but they 're hard to come by.

**** side story... I was once at a wedding here in town where the DJ was from Regina, he got drunk, demanded 300 extra dollars to keep playing for one hour (this was at 11 o'clock and on the PA system in front of the whole dance) ... and than got in a fight outside the legion! After that he took off in his station wagon drunk. Stuff like that ruins weddings. ****


So ... when planning a wedding for the future ... remember those two things and you'll be fine ... and so will your guests!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Finally ...

In order to make my 3 blog post monthly minimum, I thought I better get some pictures up here.

The Monster Truck Spectacular happened a good 3 weeks ago and I'm just getting these to you now.... I know ... I'm lazy. At least next time this happens, you'll know that when I say "more pictures to come before the end of the week," I really mean in the next month or so.... Enjoy!





Bounty Hunter ... The feature Monster Truck


Trick Street Bikes ... very cool!



Martial Law


Maniac


While we were on the floor looking at the Monster Trucks I ran into our morning news girl Marilyn. You can tell she's from the country ... in her early twenties, she was right in line with all the little 8 year old boys getting all the drivers signatures!!

She tried to tell me it was for her little brother ... but I don't buy it for a second!!

Check out our Facebook Group "The Breakfast Boys" ... I've posted some videos on there as well.