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5 questions about the Price is Right Live: ANSWERED.

December 18, 2012

This week, The Price is Right Live announced that they’ll be bringing their stage show across the western half of Canada for a series of shows that will no doubt have long time fans lined up to play their favourite …

4000 Posts! #bloggity4000

November 5, 2012

Well, I’ve been counting down to this milestone for quite a while. This, my friends and strangers that read this blog, is my 4000th post. Whoa. I’m just going to take a moment. I’ve told the story of this blog …

Calgary’s Sweetest Lip Dub!

October 4, 2012

This past Saturday, during the heart of Calgary Culture Days, thousands of lively volunteers got together to make the ultimate lip dub. It’s great fun to see so many people out and representing different organizations and groups throughout the city.

Mike on CBC Radio: Television vs. the Silver Screen

October 3, 2012

This morning, I joined CBC Radio’s Eyeopener once again for the Unconventional Panel. Today’s topic wasn’t one that was specific to Calgary, but definitely debatable none the less. We talk about movies vs. television shows, which are better, which make …

Downtown Art: The boy in the box.

October 2, 2012

Remember that movie Boy in a Bubble? Well, if you happen to walk down Calgary’s Stephen Ave. this week, you’ll see our very own version of that, except instead of a bubble, local artist Daniel Kirk is living inside a …

Photo essay: A weekend exploring a very ‘naked’ Calgary.

October 2, 2012

This past weekend, Calgarians got to see their city like never before: naked. The first ever Doors Open YYC took place on Saturday and Sunday and the rough estimates are saying that more than 15,000 people took in the events …

Metro: Can a Calgarian win Big Brother Canada? History says no.

September 28, 2012

This weekend, the producers of Big Brother Canada are coming to Calgary to look for cast members for the first ever edition of the reality show. Because my brain is full with useless information, I can tell you that history …

11 things you have to know about Calgary’s very “bad” Walk of Fame.

September 14, 2012

If you’ve walked down Stephen Ave in the past few weeks, no matter what time of day, chances are you’ve seen Mandy Stobo working on her next project. Famous for her Bad Portraits, Stobo has been tasked with essentially building …

Making a big deal about Maker Faire YYC!

September 11, 2012

This past weekend was a busy one in Calgary and I didn’t get a chance to see all of the things I wanted to see. Luckily, my good friend Alex was able to go the Maker Faire YYC event, so …

Double Double…now with WIFI!

July 5, 2012

Struggling screenwriters and lonely online dates will soon have one more place to waste the hours away. Tim Hortons announced today that more than 2,000 of their stores will soon be stocked with free wifi, approximately two years after McDonalds …

Meet this year’s Canadian Walk of Fame inductees!

June 19, 2012

Sorry cast of “You Can Do That On Television, ” I guess this wasn’t your year after all! Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today the names of this year’s inductees and Moose, Alasdair and Alanis, you didn’t make the cut.  …

100 Days until the Calgary Stampede!

March 29, 2012

Today the Olympic Plaza was turned into a mini-rodeo when thousands of Calgarians pulled their cowboy hats and celebrated the 100 day countdown to the Calgary Stampede! The weather was perfect for the celebration that saw country music legend Ian …

Guest Blog: I can’t believe you don’t know about: Comedian Darcy Michael!

March 19, 2012

I’m taking some time off this week, so I’ve asked some of my friends to step into my shoes and do a little guest blogging for me.  Luckily, I have some pretty cool friends, who will be  weighing in with …

Animal House musical on it’s way…thanks to BNL!

March 8, 2012

They wrote the theme for The Big Bang Theory and that seems to be working out well for them, now Barenaked Ladies are Broadway bound! Universal announced that the Toronto band are going to be writing the music for a …

Video: I made a Simple Fun video for Children’s Festival!

March 8, 2012

This week, I got the chance to make a video to teach kids something I get to do every day.  It’s all a part of the “Simple Fun” series put on here in Calgary by the International Children’s Festival.  For …