THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND...
...Happy Turkey Day! Still looking at temperatures around 13 or 14 today and tomorrow, we don't have snow yet like some places in the country. Plus, today and tomorrow, keep it locked on The Bear for your chance to win tickets to our 20th Halloween Howler, movie passes for ARGO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Z0aG9G8Mw, and movie passes for SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8P9CG_tdQI. Enjoy the long weekend, and hopefully a nice feast or two!
CRAZY SKYDIVER DUDE ... I mentioned this in yesterday's blog, and it blows my mind that someone would even think about attempting it. I've been skydiving before and it's a real rush, but this is the ultimate pairing of Science & Extreme "Sports." On Tuesday, an Austrian named Felix Baumgartner, will try a 36 kilometre freefall over Roswell, NM, from the edge the Earth's atmosphere. It's the Red Bull Stratos Project, and if Felix completes his mission, he'll be the owner of four new World Records! Jump into all the details & technology behind this incredible stunt here: www.RedBullStratos.com
SAMSUNG STILL MAKING BILLION$ ... This is funny. During the Summer, Apple sued Samsung for about a billion dollars. Then last week Samsung counter-sued Apple for about the same amount, and basically the same reasons. Both companies are drowning in record profits, but they still feel the need to sue each other for ... More money?! GREEDY; they must've been hangin' with the NHL players & owners! Read about Samsung's latest profits here; it's sickening: www.Guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/05/samsung-operating-profit-4-5-billion
CATFIGHTS ON "AMERICAN IDOL" ... I hate "Reality" TV Shows - I honestly despise them, but this story really cracks me up. Throughout the past week there's been an escalating feud on "American Idol," between judges Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj. Apparently Minaj has been a real bitch, taunting Carey and calling her some nasty names. Here's the real issue though: how did Minaj even get to be a judge on "Idol"? I don't necessarily like Carey or Keith Urban, but at least they've both proven themselves over many years in the gruelling music biz. Minaj is f*cking terrible! I normally don't post much gossipy sh*t on my blog, but here's the link for this ridiculousness; definitely a good laugh: www.MTV.com/news/articles/1695050/nicki-minaj-mariah-carey-americal-idol-feud.jhtml
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK ... In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday: MOTöRHEAD - "The World Is Ours, Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else," KISS - "Monster," DANKO JONES - "Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue," COHEED And CAMBRIA - "The Afterman: Ascension," DIO - "The Very Beast Of, Vol. 2," LESS THAN JAKE - "Borders & Boundaries," NONPOINT - "Nonpoint," TRASH TALK - "119," The WALLFLOWERS - "Glad All Over," BEHEXEN - "Nightside Emanations," SEVEN KINGDOMS - "The Fire Is Mine," WEAPON - "Embers & Revelations," and VARIOUS ARTISTS - "The Best Of James Bond: 50 Years - 50 Tracks."
MICK JAGGER'S NEW BIOGRAPHY ... The legendary frontman of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, has a new biography on the way, get a sneak peak here: www.EdmontonSun.com/mick
20th HALLOWEEN HOWLER ... Keep listening to The Bear to win tickets to the 20th Annual Halloween Howler, every day until October 25th. Listen for the "Cue to call" and be caller 10 at 780-451-8666 when you hear it! There's a $20,000 door prize, insane costume prizes including cash and a Powersports vehicle from Cycleworks. Live rock from I MOTHER EARTH, OUR LADY PEACE, and MONSTER TRUCK. DJ Harmon B will be spinning tunes between sets too; don't miss out on the craziest, most debaucherous party of the year! If you've heard about the carnage, but have never experienced it, then you need to get your ass there! You won't be the same person afterwards ... Don't say we didn't warn you.
THE NFL IS BACK ... Every Sunday, and every NFL Game Day, you can catch all the action with superb food, drink & service at your favourite www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com location. Get all the NFL buzz here: www.NFL.com
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … The Eskimos still have a very slim chance to make the playoffs after finally winning a game Friday night! They beat the Hamilton Ti-Cats 35-20 at Commonwealth Stadium. Their next game is Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in town. Game time is 2:00pm, Mountain time. Go Esks, Riders bite; visit www.Esks.com
Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey ... The Oil Kings needed goals and they got four of 'em last night, beating the Saskatoon Blades 4-1 at Rexall Place. Their next game is this afternoon in Calgary against the Hitmen. Game time is 2pm, Mountain time, listen to all the games live on our brother station - TEAM 1260 - and get all the latest on the Oil Kings here: www.OilKings.ca
Edmonton RUSH Lacrosse … Our pro lacrosse team announced their new President Friday at Rexall Place. The new season for the 2012 Western Champs starts in January, and you can get cRUSHed here: www.EdmontonRush.com
BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIME ... I'm not the biggest baseball fan in the land, but I do pay attention a bit more when the post-season rolls around. The only team I've ever cheered for is the Yankees (and the Jays in '92 & '93), and here's where you can get the latest playoff updates: www.MLB.com
Suggestions or comments? Contact me anytime from anywhere, on Twitter @ParkWarden1003, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit my FB page, www.facebook.com/ParkWarden. I'll talk to you tomorrow, Holiday Monday, at 12 Noon, Mountain time. Have a great feast and enjoy the beautiful Fall evening!