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Holy Crap we are on the eve of the most exciting election in Calgary’s life time. We have some great audio from corespondent Sheryl. (see below) Interviews with Zak and John.

Headlines

Oilsands poll show Canadians evenly split

Some want to continue buying their oil from an environmental problem, they other half wants to buy oil that is a product of war or human rights violations. None of them, however, are willing to stop driving.

Director Cameron in Alberta for oilsands tour.

Kirk Cameron was in Alberta looking to make a sequel to his his hit movie, Fireproof.

Music
Shine A LightConstantines
“Young Lions” (mp3)
from “Shine A Light”
(Three Gut Records)

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Robots vs. Indie QueensDan Mangan
“Robots” (mp3)
from “Robots vs. Indie Queens”
(Arts & Crafts)

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Shine A LightConstantines
“Shine A Light” (mp3)
from “Shine A Light”
(Three Gut Records)

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Atomic Suburbia 66, Why can’t we all just get along

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Tonight’s interview is with Alderman Brian Pincott. Brian talks about serving as an Alderman, some of the things Calgary needs and the fun he has had in this job.

Headlines:

Parks warning signs not adequate: bear expert
the experts said that because the signs where not bilingual it is unlike the french canadian bears could read them

Pregnant nun ad banned in UK
The Pope was quoted as saying, we have enough nuns in trouble we don’t need to advertise

Gloves off in mayoral race
But they were quickly put back on when the weather in Calgary turned nasty this weekend.

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The Hidden NamesParlour Steps
“Blindness” (mp3)
from “The Hidden Names”
(Nine Mile Records)

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Atomic Suburbia 65 Signs signs everywhere signs

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What a great interview tonight. The one and only Alnoor Kassam

Headlines:

Flashy male dancers attract the most women: study

Parks Canada teaches people to scare coyotes

Australia looks to be heading for hung parliament

Music

HauntarioThe Wheat Pool
“One of These Nights” (mp3)
from “Hauntario”
(Shameless Records Canada)

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TownshipThe Wheat Pool
“Peniel, SK” (mp3)
from “Township”
(Shameless Records Canada)

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Atomic Suburbia 63 sensitive increases in density

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Headlines:

Alberta Considers online gambling

Premier Ed is trying a new strategy to diversify Alberta’s economy, Sadly he held on 12.

2 horses did in motorcycle accident.

The tragedy has prompted alberta to change the age when horses can get a license

Ice Cream shortage in New Brunswick.

This has prompted a million dollar ice cream smuggling ring

We have an interview with Calgary’s own Naheed Nenshi (On Twitter)

Some great talk about comic like Lio, Toby Robot Satan and Barkeater Lake

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Yukon BlondeYukon Blonde
“Babies Don’t Like Blue Anymore” (mp3)
from “Yukon Blonde”
(Bumstead Productions Ltd.)

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Yukon BlondeYukon Blonde
“Babies Don’t Like Blue Anymore” (mp3)
from “Yukon Blonde”
(Bumstead Productions Ltd.)

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Yukon BlondeYukon Blonde
“Babies Don’t Like Blue Anymore” (mp3)
from “Yukon Blonde”
(Bumstead Productions Ltd.)

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Holy crap has it really been that long! Calgary’s best podcast is finally back

Headlines

Prentice to hold round table on polar bear conservation in January

New environmental minister Jim Prentice has a plan to save the polar bears, it involves stronger DRM and  fines of 20000 for copying

Liberals broaden consultation process to pick interim leader

after have little success in finding a suitable leader, the liberal are now looking outside of the circus.

Most Alberta seniors to pay less under new drug plan

in an effort to cope with the loss of the retirement savings more albertan seniors are turn to pot, driving the price down.

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Rare BirdsThe Mohawk Lodge
“Traitors And Knives” (mp3)
from “Rare Birds”
(White Whale)

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Rare BirdsThe Mohawk Lodge
“Traitors And Knives” (mp3)
from “Rare Birds”
(White Whale)

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Opus ends from our friend Adam

Comic ranking from Dan

Feed from and/or directed at Steve, Dan, and Charles

Sixth Photo Meme

No podcast yet (studio troubles honest) but I do have time to participate in a Meme.

From Mark’s blog

It works like this: if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog.

So here is mine from the podcast and new media expo in Ontario Ca. 2006. From right to left, Julian, Ajay, Jon (I think) and Daryl

sixth photo

I’m going to take Dan, KrashSteve, Shelly, Andy, and Len

Atomic Suburbia 53

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Jack Layton is no socialist

Tonight’s snacks are courtesy Cate, (Jam Puffins) Eric from tip tap tip, and Scarborough dude.

Headlines

Stelmach rejects fixed election dates in Alberta

Saying he prefers fixed elections

B.C. offers carbon tax rebate to municipalities with ‘string attached’

In an attempt to clean up the environment BC is now attaching strings to all carbon emission so they can pull them back in. David suzuki says he has some doubts about the plan.

Calgary bishop, health minister clash over HPV vaccination

In the ultimate show down between faith and science albertas health minister and bishop henrry will square of in a fight to the death over vaccinating school girls.

Just remember, if you plan on voting in the upcoming election, don’t come crying to me if they end up back in office.

Comments from Redboy and Steve

Tuned In

SinFest nails the current economic crisis

You can’t tell me they didn’t mean something else here

Ewwww

How would you get it back in?

Remember High School

Gross and a social commentary on public bathrooms

Music tonight was the Subhumans But Ioda is down so stop by itunes or ioda

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Snacks from out good friend Todd

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Rob Sends us a Dogs in the News story about a lab that eats too many golf balls.

This week’s Headlines are;

Greens can’t participate in leaders debates, networks rule

Proving what we’ve know all along the news networks decide what Canadians can and can not see during this election.  Sadly I wish this was a joke

NB Ambulances will get winter tires

and next year if the budget allows they will get seat belts

Finish in 4 years or classes are free, offers the university of Calgary

Last week the university of Calgary hired the former marketing director for Dominoes pizza.

We get a little political and reminisce about Mr Ed Broadbent and discuss just how stupid this eleciton is.

Don’t forget that if you are in Calgary to visit Tubby Dog Try the Captian Dog

We got feedback and opinions from Barely, Joe and Charles

Toon’d In

Paulette (currently our favorite listener) sent in this story,

At one time I was an avid collector of comics.  I even clipped my favourites from the newspaper, scotch taped them on to construction paper and stored them in binders (which I still have).  At some point I stopped reading the comics page.  I think Dilbert “jumped the shark” when Scott Adams quit his day job, although every once in a while one of his strips still makes me chuckle.

I have a small collection of more obscure stuff.  A crowd favourite is a little book of one panel cartoons called “Unpleasant Ways to Die” that might amuse you.  Sadly, most of my books are packed away in boxes while I wait for the contractor to finish the built-ins in my apartment.  It’s been a fourteen month project so far.  I’ve grown accustomed to being perpetually annoyed.

And she sent these pictures,

comic collections
comic collections 2

comic collections

Joe sent in this link for an interesting artical on the end of FBOFW

This weeks favorite comics.

Eww!

Loose Parts

Duplex

Zits

WTF

FBOFW

Dirty

Non Sequiitur

This Week’s Bands

Ioda is down right now so I will try and post this later

And that’s it

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Snacks from Donttickleme, take swim in the flickr pool, thoughts from Cate and Redboy, Grammar Girl helps us speak more better with this episode, play a bumper from All Axis Radio, use a saying trademarked by Jawbone.

Headlines
NDP leader against early elections call

Jack Layton was heard crying, “but we’re not ready, there’s signs to make, issues to beat to death.

Officials check hospitals an nursing homes for recalled meat.
The search was cut short once they realized that neither has served actual meat since 95.

Fewer teenage girls report having sex, says Statscan

Which is make the ones that do put out really busy.

Comics

From Tom an article on lynn johnston (it was audio and breaking things)

Pinkerton Park leads us to a new comic Imagine This

From the Ewww files

non sequitur

loose parts

WTF

the dinette set

Tonights House band
Oceans Will RiseThe Stills
“Rooibos/ Palm Wine Drinkard” (mp3)
from “Oceans Will Rise”
(Arts & Crafts)

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Oceans Will RiseThe Stills
“Snakecharming The Masses” (mp3)
from “Oceans Will Rise”
(Arts & Crafts)

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Six Random Things

I was taged by the lovely and talented Redboy so here are six random things about me.

1. I like getting caught in the rain

2. I’m into yoga

3. I have half a brian

4. I like the feel of the ocean

5. I not much into health food

6. I not into champagne

So to continue this madness I tag the following…

Kaflooey, Katherine, Cate, Shelly, Dan, and Rob

Rules

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.