Monday, December 14, 2015

Reign of deer

I wonder if local wild deer see all the Christmas decorations of raindeer and wonder wtf is going on.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Mo squitos

Who was the genius at city hall who decided to stop spraying for mosquito's?  Seriously they're everywhere.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wendys

Looks like they're planning to  build a new Wendy's in Winnipeg past sturgeon on portage.  Does that bring us back up to two?  Iirc there used to be one on the other side of portage near unicity.  I have no idea what the deal was with all the Wendy's closing down but hey, if you like Wendy's, congrats!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ninten doh

So Nintendo had an event for the game splatoon called splatfest, right up until the day before the event when suddenly cancelled because of bugs in the Japanese event held weeks before. Pretty poorly handled there, Nintendo.

Nintendo makes great games and systems, buy they always fall short somewhere. Not enough GameCube adapters or amiibos. Poorly received e3, a pretty unmetroid like metroid. Can't play Wii games with the Wii U controller...

Nintendo has always acted as if there is going to be another video game crash like the one that happened to Atari in the 80's. Newsflash, Nintendo, video games are here to stay. So stop being afraid. You've outlasted Atari by three decades. Sheesh.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Sim antics

I don't care for ants but I do enjoy seeing them swarm over those annoying forest tent caterpillars and devouring them.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Monday, June 08, 2015

7 eleven

Man they sure built a lot of 7 elevens in Winnipeg lately. Even one in the north end near dufferin and salter.  We really love slurpees I guess.  And we already had a lot of locations.  It does piss me off that they don't sell old dutch chips though. 

When I was a kid they had beef burgers you could microwave, the location near where I live stopped carrying them years ago but i went to a different location and they had them.  They're not that great but still, nice to know it's an option. 

I also miss those lemon hostess fruit pies.  Those were good.. And also bad ... But the Weston bakery made those I think.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sobeys

So it has been a while since Sobeys bought out Safeway, and my worst fear has actually been assuaged.   Sobeys is apparently going to start carrying Lucerne brand milk.  Which is good, because it is my ideal preference.  Now I don't have to go to Safeway for milk.  Yay!

Beatrice brand just bothers me.  I can't quite put my finger on why.  Dairyland is acceptable though.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Advances in technology are regressions

Has anyone else ever noticed that advances in technology lately are not necessarily superior to what we had in the 80s and 90s?

Sure we have cell phones and tablets and octo core processors... But the software running on them is often buggy and poorly implemented.

The Winnipeg public library used to have an easy to use and fast computer system for searching for books.  You could use telnet to access it from the Internet or over dialup.  It was easy to use and gave you information you need.  They replaced it with a poorly made web based system. 

Maybe its the way these web systems are implemented that bothers me.  But I think its deeper than that.  The lack of relevant information , the way things are programmed not being particularly optimized.  The old systems were programs.  These systems are web based scripts that access a database.  I dunno its not just the library though I don't mean to pick on them.  Its not just computers.

Toys, don't have the same quality or attention to detail.  Look at a transformer from the 80s.  Now look at a modern day one.  Still decent, but not the same. Tonka trucks. Hot wheels.  Part of it is plastic vs metal, but still.

Sure in some cases there are reasons.  the new method is cheaper, and more up to date.  OK I get it.  But don't pretend its better.  Because it rarely is.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Menards to replace Target at Polo Park

Midwest American home improvement retailer Menards will be opening its first Canadian store in 2016 on the site of what was Target Canada's flagship Winnipeg store prior to bankruptcy. 

Menards, a chain of home improvement centers in the Midwestern united states is owned by a privately held company headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  It has approximately 285 stores in 14 US states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Kentucky. It is the third largest home improvement chain in the United States, behind The Home Depot and Lowes. 

When asked why their first Canadian location would be in Winnipeg, spokesperson April F. Menard stated "We have always been inundated with requests from people from Manitoba to open up a Menards location in Winnipeg.  Y'all share the same values and interest in Nascar as we do, and we have been in negotiations with the province of Manitoba to facilitate this move for more than two years.  The fact that this property was available so cheaply also didn't hurt"

When pressed as to how prices would compare to shopping in their American stores, Ms Menard stated that while there would be an increase in prices in Canada, they would still be competitive and reflect what the market could bare. 

Menards Canada, known for their slogan "Save big money at Menards", will instead go by the slogan created by Canadian brand awareness firm AdTrends Canada: "We have reasonably priced inventory at Menards Canada"

"We think this slogan accurately reflects the Menards Canada brand." Said Frank Duben, head idea man for AdTrends.  "They aren't run by idiots like a certain dartboard themed retailer we all know well"

Look forward to Menards opening in Winnipeg on April 1'st 2016.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Congrats NDP

You made the slightly less devastating choice to your party.

Maybe one day there will be a female premier of Manitoba , but it's meaningless to do it through any way but a general election, and Theresa Oswald IMHO would decimate the provincial NDP.

Now I don't care about "social justice" and many of the things the NDP considers relevant.  I don't like Greg Sellinger much either.  But as much as I loathe the NDP, I don't trust the conservatives to do anything but screw everyone in this province, so we'll see what happens. 

Maybe I'll vote liberal.

We Apologize for technical difficulties

If cbc radio one really felt bad about technical difficulties, they wouldn't fill the air with crappy big band music in the meantime.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Maybe when hell freezes over.. Oh wait..

Ever notice that the jets gear store doesn't have Balaclava's?  They do realize this is Winnipeg right?  When will they work on making that happen?

Crappy google quote of the day

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