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Things that you can chat about on a bad date or at the watercooler.

What’s in a f**cking name?

October 15, 2013

This weekend, Alberta Theatre Projects kicks off their new season with the comedy The Motherf**ker With the Hat. The play, and its distinct title, originally premiered on Broadway back in 2011 and starred Chris Rock and Bobby Cannavale. But even …

Calgary’s Funniest Parody Accounts!

October 3, 2013

One of the best things about Twitter is that it often gives you and up close personal look at how people live their lives. Whether they are celebrities, politicians or the bakery around the corner, Twitter puts you inside the …

Metro: If you could, who would you toss with a catapult?

September 13, 2013

This weekend, Calgary’s first ever Beakerhead Festival is featuring something called  Catharsis: Catapult Competition.  It gives aspiring engineers the chance to make their own catapults and launch things from them as they compete against other catapults. The best part?  You …

CBC Radio: Excited to be back on The Unconventional Panel.

September 12, 2013

For the past three years, I’ve been lucky enough to be on the Unconventional Panel, which is a regular segment on CBC Radio’s Eyeopener.  Every week, three of us get together to talk about a “hot topic” that is currently …

A Practical Guide for the Unlikely Stampeders Fan!

August 25, 2013

When you think of Mike’s Bloggity Blog, I’m guessing you don’t really think of me as a football fan, right?  Well, I don’t blame you. Besides memorizing all five seasons of Friday Night Lights, football is just something that’s never …

Rebuilding after the flood: Two ways to help.

July 4, 2013

First things first, I must apologize because the blog’s been slow. And since this blog’s name is Mike’s Bloggity Blog and I am Mike, there’s no one to blame but myself.  But the truth is, the Calgary floods have consumed …

Dr. Who-inspired art comes to Calgary!

June 17, 2013

For the past three years, I’ve been pleasantly amused by the city of Calgary’s painted utility box program, which sees the normally unsightly boxes painted by local artists, thus becoming a more colourful and lively edition to the neighbourhoods across …

Metro column: In this city, drinks and shows should mix!

April 12, 2013

Drinking and theatre, growing up, I always thought they’d go hand in hand.  I think I thought by the time I was able to see the really cool shows, I’d like be equally as sophisticated as to have a glass …

Calgary’s Peace Bridge turns one!

March 24, 2013

Normally, something like a bridge wouldn’t warrant a first birthday celebration, but anyone that has been following the long and controversial journey of Calgary’s Peace Bridge knows that this bridge is anything but normal. The  bridge’s design was unveiled by …

Metro: But Calgary, I just want to dance.

March 2, 2013

I know that 30 years old isn’t actually old….but sometimes it feels like it is. This week’s Metro column is about dancing.  I know, you probably can’t picture me dancing, but the truth is, once in a blue moon, I …

Dogs to Dinos: The Harlem Shake takes over Calgary! (Videos)

February 18, 2013

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Harlem Shake dance videos that have essentially taken the internet by storm.   They started popping up early last week and in that span of time, YouTube, Twitter in Facebook were bombarded with people …

Metro: Why I joined Intro to Improv!

February 15, 2013

Photo is from the stage at Loose Moose. It’s the middle of February, have you quit your New Year’s resolution yet? I’m still working a way on mine, but truthfully, it’s kinda easy and mostly fun. This year, it was …

Metro: Duped by fake tickets? Blame yourself.

February 1, 2013

The best part about having a column in Metro, is being able to publicly get something off of my chest. Sometimes I think about things for a long time, which usually leads to great discussions with my friends. Sometimes those …

Metro: Does Twitter help or hurt a city?

January 27, 2013

You may have noticed that I love Twitter.  Like, LOVE. I was a pretty early adapter and four or fives years later, it’s still fun.  Except when I get into Twitter fights.  Yeah, I know there are things more important …

Inside Canon’s brand new Image Square!

January 15, 2013

When it comes to cool businesses, it’s not very often that they open in Calgary first, but today, that’s exactly what happened when the Canon Image Square opened its doors in 8th Ave place.