Monday, October 31, 2011

All I ask of you - 3 Tenores

Ghost hunter haunts Saskatchewan on Halloween


By Barb Pacholik, Leader-Post  

Ghost hunter and reality television show host Jason Gowin admits his fiancee sometimes worries he'll bring his work home with him.
"She's made it very clear that if I bring something home, I'm out," said Gowin, one of the hosts of the A&E show Extreme Paranormal. During what is his busy season, the ghostbuster, who floats between homes in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, will spend Halloween night in Regina talking about his experiences - from the quirky to the downright creepy.
He believes people are fascinated by ghosts because everyone faces death.
"I think that curiosity about what's going to happen to you when you pass away is enough to keep people trying to figure it out," he said. "Plus, I think people just really like to be scared sometimes."...Continue reading

Classic Monsters: A Halloween Playlist - 14 songs, each one in honor of a classic monster

imageHalloween Night - Screensaver screenshot 1 - This is the image displayed by Halloween Night - Screensaver.1. Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
2. Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
3. Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
4. Dracula - Gorillaz
5. Curse of the Mummy's Hand - Misfits
6. Zombie - The Cranberries
7. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - Johnny Cash
8. The Creature From The Black Lagoon - Dave Edmunds
9. Skeletons - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
10. Ghouls Gone Wild - Alice Cooper
11. Invisible Man - Footlong
12. Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games - Of Montreal
13. The Boogie Man Song - Mos Def
14. Headless Horseman - Microphones.                                                                                                    Posted Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:04pm PDT by Robert of the Radish in The Y! Music Playlist Blog

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Google Transit launches in Saskatoon after 18-month delay

By David Hutton, The StarPhoenixSaskatoon Transit announced Friday that Google’s transit planning tool is now live in the city.
The trip-planning tool was initially announced in March 2010 with transit officials saying it would be up and running by June of that year.
Saskatoon Transit manager Mitch Riabko said it took Google longer than expected to get the system operating.
The tool uses the same data as Click & Go, the city’s own online route planner. Google Transit also lets users know the cost of the trip and compares it to the cost of driving, a city news release says.
Unlike the city’s online route planner, Google Transit allows riders to enter a business name or category, and finds the address for you.
It also offers “Street View ground-level images which allows riders to actually see a transit station or stop, where its located exactly, whether there is a covered shelter or bench, how far it is from a business, and other practical uses,” the city news release says.
The tool is available on mobile devices and at reading.

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Why don't you do right?


A stray beagle survives gas chamber and needs a home

photo Associated Press:
ROCKAWAY, N.J. - A stray beagle mix that cheated death in an Alabama dog pound's gas chamber is up for adoption in New Jersey.
Volunteers began looking for a new home for the dog known as Daniel after the animal walked out unscathed from the carbon monoxide administered by the Animal Control Department in Florence, Ala., on Oct. 3.
The nonprofit Eleventh Hour Rescue group arranged to have the dog flown to New Jersey, where it is awaiting adoption at its shelter in Rockaway.
Volunteer Roger Keyser told The Star-Ledger of Newark the dog "has got to have some destiny."
Phil Stevenson, a Florence city spokesman, said Friday that no one is sure why Daniel was the lone survivor.
"It may be that his breathing was shallow because of a cold or something. Or maybe God just had a better plan for this one," Stevenson said...Read more.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

'Alien' filmed in Brazil rainforest

By VINCE SOODIN The snap - taken from a video filmed by two British tourists - appears to show a small alien-like creature arching its back as it stands next to a tree in the Amazon jungle.

In the corner of the picture is a bright flash of light which is thought to be connected to the alien's presence. ..Read here & video.

Iranian chess master expelled for refusing to play Israeli

imageBig Dog sleeping with Chess Board Stock Photo - 8188795   Iranian grandmaster Ehsan Ghaem Maghami expelled from Corsica Masters for refusing to play Israeli.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Man Is Terrified of Puppies

Written by Matt
Call off the search, I have found The Greatest TV Clip of All Time. In Animal Planet's "My Extreme Animal Phobia," badass muscular Marvin, adorned with tattooed sleeves and ink on his face and neck, breaks down into tears at the sight of puppies (video below via Buzzfeed).
In order to face his fear, Marvin has to pet a pit bull puppy that's about 4 months old. And every time I started to feel bad about him having a paralyzing deep-seated phobia, the camera cut to the little puppy wagging its tail and I couldn't help but laugh. There should be some sort of prerequisite for getting a neck tattoo. "I'm sorry, sir, but before I can give you this fearsome permanent mark that will limit your jobs to bouncer and speed-metal bassist, I have to ensure that you're not terrified of cuddly puppies. It's the law."...Read here.

Groovie Goolies Monster Mash Music Video


Some happy piglets.

 Canadians Keep The Peace With Animals, eh?These piglets are safe from being used in Canadian medical schools. Photo credit:  (ANIMAL WELFARE) CANADA — Canada has once again been a leader in progressive thinking, putting an end to using live animals for medical courses. Read on for different perspectives from students and doctors, and the new teaching methods being practiced. Let’s hope this will spark a change the rest of the world will take part in! — Global Animal...Read here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Angus & Julia Stone - You're the one that I want


Curious case of the confused grasshopper scratching its head.

By Jessica Satherley
Striking a pose: The little grasshopper scratched its head as Matt Cole photographed the insect in Lount Nature Reserve in Leicestershire

Raising a foreleg to its head as it sits atop a flower, this grasshopper appears somewhat confused about what to do next.

Looking like a human scratching its head, the humorous pose was captured by amateur photographer Matt Cole, 40, in Lount Nature Reserve, Leicestershire.
Matt, from Ashby de la Zouch, said: 'It's always great to photograph an animal or insect doing something slightly unusual...Read here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hantavirus death in west-central Saskatchewan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gilad Shalit - 1,000 militants are released in exchange for one young Israeli soldier held hostage for five years

Flanked by security, these were the first pictures of Shalit (centre, in a baseball cap and grey shirt) on the day of his release

1. 2."...Eat, Gilad - gain your strength. Your greatest answer to all you have suffered is to be free, to live, to smile. May you never know loneliness again. Personally, I can't stand Shimon Peres' politics, but he said something beautiful yesterday - Gilad, you were lonely, but you were never alone.

For all that we worry about the price we paid, for all that we mourn the pain we have caused others by releasing the killers of their loved ones - everyone, each and every one of us here and so many of our friends abroad, dreamed of this very day. Yesterday, of course - but even more today.

The day you would wake in your room and without a second thought, go down to your mother's kitchen and sit there with nothing to do but talk, relax, and be free. The world awaits you - glorious things that have been created while you were in captivity. I hope someone will buy you an iPod and an iPhone and introduce you to the latest and greatest.

Welcome home, Gilad - may you go from strength to strength, in body, in mind, in soul..." A Soldier's Mother

Back When: Tim McGraw

NAPA, Calif. and CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim McGraw's TOUR FOR THE TROOPS concert, courtesy of the Air Force Reserve, will celebrate and honor our servicemen and women with a free concert for members of the military and their families at 6:00 pm PST on Sunday, November 13 at Camp Pendleton. The concert by the GRAMMY® Award-winning musician will headline events including a Family Fun Day beginning at 12:00 pm PST.
"I am proud to perform for the troops and to celebrate our heroes, bringing attention to the need to improve quality of life among men and women who serve our country," said Tim McGraw, honorary chairman of the Tug McGraw Foundation and the son of legendary baseball pitcher, Tug McGraw, who died from a brain tumor in 2003...Continue reading

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School

image"If you’re a student with classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time."...Google Tricks

Haka - Cultural Dance in New Zealand


Eagle owl at 1000 frames per Second flying towards camera

imageNew Moon Eagle owl wallpaper