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About Webhamster

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    Not taking things seriously since 1988.
  • Birthday 08/07/1974

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  1. My wife's cousin (I think once-removed or something) is Al MacInnis, the former NHL defenceman. Pretty sure that's the closest I have.
  2. Only anecdotal evidence on this one but we have friends who are teachers in a remote area in northern BC who really want to move back to Ontario so their daughter can grow up closer to family and they can't find anything out here. They're on waiting lists.
  3. My wife and I were watching season 2 of Fargo and they used a bit of "The Eve Of The War" at the end of episode 2 which reminded me what an awesome piece of synth/prog rock "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds" really is. Been listening to it all day. Hadn't pulled it out in years. I also had no idea he still toured this thing with a massive stage show. Now I'm hoping they hit the NAC in Ottawa someday soon.
  4. While we were bundled up on the couch in blankets with boxes of Kleenex and an ample supply of cold meds my wife and I watched several films. Ghostbusters (2016 reboot). My wife enjoyed it more than I did, but it's pretty decent. I'd watch a sequel for sure. I still prefer the original (which we watched right afterwards for comparison because she hadn't seen it since the 80's). The Nice Guys: We watched it because we heard it was good. It was not. We both hated it. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't the cold meds that made us find it confusing and pointless as hell. The Infiltrator: Bryan Cranston delivers an outstanding performance as an undercover agent in the 80's drug lord world. Definitely recommended.
  5. Bogie came with my wife. She had him for 10 years before we met. Now I'm Bogie's "stepdad". We're best buds, but he still prefers my wife over me if given the choice.
  6. In Vancouver the flashing greens mean to be aware that the light could change at a moment's notice when the pedestrian crossing signal is pressed. I really liked that during my time in Vancouver. In Ottawa it's not like that. Near my old house, if I hit the crossing signal it meant the light might change sometime within 5-7 minutes. Most of the time I'd hit the signal, jaywalk, and be 3/4 of the way down the other side of the street (almost home) before the lights would start to change.
  7. The earliest they could move into a new arena, if everything falls into place perfectly (which it never does), would be 2021. I'd say 2023-2027 is more likely knowing how slowly things work in Ottawa with the 4 levels of bureaucracy one has to go through to get anything done. The mere fact that the city and the NCC have been trying to re-develop Lebreton Flats since 1965 with absolutely no action says to me that, if it even happens (far from a sure thing), it'll be closer to 2027 or later (even 2030) at least. Let's be clear, all the Senators got was an opportunity to negotiate with the NCC to develop the property. They still need to line up the money, the investors, draw up blueprints, get approvals, etc, etc, etc. It's still going to be a long haul. All that to say, I sure hope we're not stuck with those uniforms for another 5, 10, or even 15 years before a change happens.
  8. On July 16 I married the love of my life.
  9. My wife and I recently started watching "Jane The Virgin". I wasn't expecting to like it but now I'm all in. It's so over-the-top and cheesy that it's hard not to love. It also fully embraces the fact that it's a satire of itself. #RogelioIsMyBrogelio
  10. Baltimore tried this in the 90's with their CFL team. They were called the "Colts". Then the "CFL Colts", then the "CFL's", then the "Stallions". Then they became the Montreal Alouettes. Long story short. It would not work out well for them.
  11. I give Trump credit on that one. He somehow managed to include patronizing pandering, ignorance, racism, and cluelessness all in one shallow gesture. That's impressive.
  12. I'm going to miss the Mac's owl. So it feels like a downgrade to me. BUT, I call the new Circle K logo an upgrade over the previous one so... Mac's > New Circle K > Old Circle K
  13. Two used to be the standard with typewritten things because one space with the monospace typewriter font looked like it was a run on. However, with word processors and non-monospace fonts being available now one space seems to have become the standard. But I still do two, simply out of reflex because I learned to type in the long, long ago. Also, because I'm old. And I just did it again. I can't stop! It's the old fogeys vs. them durned kids all over again! Now, after we've settled this debate can we discuss the Oxford Comma? (full disclosure, I am an Oxford Comma enthusiast.)
  14. The senschirp.ca website had an article recently with a Sens rebrand by the guy who designed the heritage jersey. I thought it was quite good although I'm not a fan of the mish-mash shoulder patch. Full article here.
  15. I have the very first Sens game on VHS recorded off CBC. I know I remember John Ziegler was at center ice and presented Bruce Firestone with a decree from the NHL that made the Senators a continuation of the original franchise that had been "in hibernation" for 60 years. It's all semantics anyway, but that's why they hung those banners. They actually went up on opening night after that ceremony. Unfortunately, we're in the process of moving right now so that tape is in a box somewhere behind me (or in our storage unit) so I won't find it again until probably June. I'll be more than happy to digitize and YouTube it then.