Why Women Should Not Take Men Shopping


I’ve read these from different sources before, but it never fails to make me laugh! tkmorin

Originally posted on Funny and Interesting Stuff People Have Sent Me:

This is why women should not take men shopping against their will. After Mr. and Mrs. Fenton retired, Mrs. Fenton insisted her husband accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, Mr Fenton was like most men–he found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, Mrs. Fenton was like most women–she loved to browse.

One day Mrs. Fenton received the following letter from her local Wal-Mart.

Dear Mrs. Fenton,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may be forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks…

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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Canadian-related Links




Talk about taking a very timely photo! Incredible, eh? – tkmorin

Originally posted on Funny and Interesting Stuff People Have Sent Me:

This photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay at the end of the road in Sitka, Alaska.

The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring (the small fish seen at the surface around the kayak).

The kayaker is a local Sitka dentist. He apparently didn’t sustain any injuries from the terrifying experience.

The whale was just around the corner from the ferry terminal, and all the kayaker could think at the time was, “Paddle really fast!”


He is in the whale’s MOUTH!

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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Canadian-related Links


Drop-Ins Invited

VisitFacebook I love Canadian history. I love Canadian trivia and facts. I have, therefore, just set up BiteSizeCanada’s Facebook page. I would like to urge you to visit it and introduce yourselves. Encourage your friends to visit and introduce themselves.


Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Canadian-related Links, Entertainment


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Why Canadian History is NOT Boring

Here is a [somewhat] short video from TED Talks about “Why Canadian history isn’t as boring as you think it is,” by Chris Turner.  Hope you all enjoy it!



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Bestest Gift Ever!

Remember the last-minute post I wrote last week about the near travel of a comet?  Well, tonight is going to be even better!

aurora borealis

Images of the aurora australis and aurora borealis from around the world, including those with rarer red and blue lights, accessed from

Starting at 8 p.m. (Eastern) we will be able, apparently, to see the northern lights in our North American skies.

Besides seeing Paris one day, my biggest wish has been to see the Northern lights. Now I may get that chance, and on my birthday no less!!

To get fresh info about the “show” in your area I suggest visiting Soft Serve News to get the constantly (just press refresh in your browser) changing forecast.

Oh this will be fun! Thank you Mother Nature!


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‘Shocking’ damage from heavy summer snow will take days to clean up, says Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

‘Shocking’ damage from heavy summer snow will take days to clean up, says Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi


I was so sure this was a joke, but no!

Originally posted on National Post | News:



Commuters needed hours to get to work, snow-laden tree branches groaned and snapped and thousands of people were without power Wednesday after a second major taste of winter hit Calgary with 10 days to go before summer’s end.

Trees were uprooted and roads clogged with broken branches.

The power outages, which at one point affected up to 30,000 homes and businesses, also caused traffic lights to go out.

According to Enmax, 26,000 customers are currently without power, with outages concentrated in western Calgary.

In an update at the city’s emergency operations centre Wednesday, spokeswoman Doris Kaufmann Woodcock said additional crews have been brought in to help get power back on.

For the latest Enmax outages, click here.

“We are going to see some real damage and that is an extraordinary shame,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who spoke at the city’s emergency operations centre.

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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Canadian-related Links


Facts of interest about Colonel John Hamilton Gray of Prince Edward Island


I can’t add anything to this post as it is complete on its own. Very interesting. A must read! -tkmorin

Originally posted on thebravestcanadian:

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Col. Gray c. 1860

  • John Hamilton Gray was likely one of very few men to have had a father (the United Empire Loyalist Col. Robert Gray) serve in the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century, and a son (Arthur Cavendish Bentinck Hamilton-Gray) serve in World War One in the 20th century.
  • Robert Gray was 64 when his son John Hamilton was born in 1811. John Hamilton Gray was 65 when his son Arthur was born in 1876.
  • In an October 1864 speech, John Hamilton Gray reflected on the great benefits of Confederation for “our sons”. In 1876, after six daughters, Gray finally had a son, Arthur, with his third wife Sarah Caroline Cambridge. He had another son, Hamilton Edward Jarvis Gray, in 1880 when he was 69, but the boy did not survive to adulthood. His first two wives, Fanny Sewell Chamier and Susan…

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Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Canadian-related Links

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