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Star Trek Meets Monty Python

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Just when you think you’ve seen the nerdiest thing ever…

‘Alice In Chains’ Bassist Dies at 44

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I grew up in the 90s, and as result I have an affinity for grunge music.

Alice in Chains was one of my favourite groups back when I was an angsty teen. Unfortunately, their original lead singer, Layne Staley passed away in 2002 from a drug overdose, and now their original bassist Mike Starr has died, also likely due to a drug overdose.

This is my favourite song, ‘Down in a Hole’. Starr left the band in 1992 so he isn’t in this video, but damn if it isn’t a great rendition. Enjoy!

Canadians are the World’s Biggest Net-Nerds

March 9, 2011 2 comments

A report released yesterday by ComScore has found that Canadians spend more time online, about 43.5 hours per month in 2010, than any other country! Hurray!

The United States was second with 35.3 hours per month, followed by the UK with 32.3.

Some other notable statistics were that there was a 12% growth in Canadian users in the age group of 55+ in 2010 compared to 2009. Keeping in touch with the grandkids I guess.

And while traffic to Social Networking sites like Twitter and Facebook went up 13%, visitors to blogs went down by 9%.

C’mon people, close down your TweetDeck and drive up the site stats on my blog would ya?

I’m not really sure if Canadians should be proud of this or not. Does this mean we are the most tech-savvy of all nations, or that we have nothing better to do?

Of course it does get pretty cold up here in the winter time, so I’d rather be watching stuff on YouTube than braving the -25C weather in Calgary. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, right?