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

Three things better than a shortened NHL season.

January 6, 2013

As you’ve likely heard by now, the NHL lockout is over. And if you’re just finding out right now, my blog really shouldn’t be your main source of news. Either way, there’s lots of NHL fans who are promising to …

A busy media-filled Friday!

January 4, 2013

(Photo via Calgary Herald.) Today was an especially busy Friday! This morning, Metro published my first column of 2013. It’s hard to belief that my weekly column will be three years old this year! And people said I couldn’t be …

My Christmas in New York City.

January 3, 2013

First things first, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and congrats on anything else that may have happened over the past couple of weeks. I just took the most wonderful vacation in recent memory. I’m sorry that I left the blog …

Mike on CBC: Resolutions for the city.

January 2, 2013

This morning was CBC Radio’s first Unconventional Panel of the year on the Eyeopener and already it was the best of 2013…if you ask me. This morning, George Brookman, Shelley Youngblut and I discussed New Year’s resolutions with host David …

Metro: You’re being selfish at Christmas, but it’s okay.

December 15, 2012

With Christmas right around the corner, malls and neighbourhood shops are packed with busy people trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. It’s an annual tradition that always means one thing: People are selfish. But I’m …

Metro: New to public transportation? I’ve got you covered.

December 7, 2012

After years of debating and constructing, the west LRT in Calgary is finally set to open. For those who don’t know, Calgary has an above ground subway-like system and when the West leg opens officially on Monday, it’ll serve thousands …

The beauty of Canada….in a two minute clip. (Video)

November 22, 2012

Being Canadian means that we’re pretty good at talking about how great our country is. But every now and then, it’s nice to have a reminder of how beautiful our country is too. As someone who’s lived on the east …

CBC: Debating about the Christmas Creep

November 21, 2012

This morning, I joined CBC Radio’s Eyeopener and the Unconventional Panel to talk about the Christmas Creep. I actually hasn’t heard it called that before, but it was about the fact that every year, we are celebrating Christmas earlier and …

Metro: Without a Nenshi challenger, is a robot revolution next?

November 8, 2012

This week’s Metro column is about our Mayor Nenshi, more particularly, his announcement to run for Mayor again next year. This, my friends, comes as a surprise to no-one. In a city where the municipal election happens every three years, …

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 …

It’s way too soon to be singing “Fa la la la.”

November 2, 2012

  “Hi everyone, due to recent complaints around the Christmas music being played in stores we want to advise you that as of midnight EST tonight, all Christmas music will be suspended until further notice. We do take customer feedback …

Metro: Calgary politics get interesting…for once.

November 2, 2012

In a few weeks, Calgary Centre will play host to one of the country’s three by-elections. The seat has been held by a right-leaning candidate since it was created in the sixties, so in theory, it should be an easy …

Three must-watch videos of the weekend!

October 28, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen FINALLY released her solo follow up video to “Call Me Maybe.” The song is for “This Kiss” which was released on her album “Kiss.” While the song is catchy, it hasn’t had the same potency as “Call …

No baby penguin for the Calgary Zoo…yet.

October 23, 2012

The Calgary Zoo announced today that their first attempted at breeding penguins has failed. Last month, King penguin Asa laid an egg, however, a few days ago she moving around and the egg fell off of her feet. The egg …

Charity: Bid on a big ol’ woodie, all for a great cause!

October 21, 2012

Of all the charities things I’ve gotten to do over the years, this one might be the most, um, eye-catching. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, The Calgary Sexual Health Centre asked local media personalities and a few national celebrities to …