Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lady GaGa GETS WEEPY in Ottawa

If you are like me and cry whenever anyone else cries, you'll appreciate this sweet clip of Lady Gaga's 'Pokerface' performance in Ottawa. The concert fell on her birthday and she is truly overwhelmed by the love of her fans. The whole clip is worth watching as she keeps on trucking like a trooper. What a voice!

hit the link and don't be surprised if you laugh and cry at the same time, I did!

Note: in her fumbled state, Lady Gaga does drop one 'f-bomb' in the middle.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WoRmINg iTs WAy iN........


Looks like a new internet worm is going to cause a whole lot of unfunny business on April Fool's Day!

How serious ? The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has issued a warning ! This nasty little worm could do anything from steal passwords or banking information, to delete a person's hard drive to simply sending spam messages.

Below is more coverage from

Ugly Millionaires


Yesterday, the Oxygen TV network released a survey which involved more than 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 34. Here's what they found . . .

--88% of women say they'd happily give up their cell phone, jewelry and makeup . . . in order to keep a friendship. And THREE in FOUR women would shave their head . . . in order to save the life of a stranger. But here's where things start to get ugly . . .

--ONE in FOUR women say they'd rather win "Next Top Model" . . . than the Nobel Peace Prize.

--More than ONE in FOUR women admit they'd make a friend OVERWEIGHT FOR LIFE . . . if it meant she'd be thin.

--And HALF of all women say they would marry a man they thought was ugly . . . if he was a multimillionaire.

--A woman named Dr. Jenn Berman led the survey. She says, quote, "This survey proves an interesting dissection of today's woman and how she relates her personal image with what she values in her life.

--"As shown in several results, women today are a complex combination of altruistic and materialistic, vain and insecure, loyal and self-serving. This survey highlights the dichotomy in all of us." (Yahoo News)


Chef Richard Julien

Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 P.M.
Empire Theatres Park Lane
Attend a 90 minute live cooking demonstration with the entertaining Chef Richard Julien.
Enjoy a three course meal or an appetizer, plus a beverage.
Then sit back and enjoy the movie Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.

The Menu

Roasted red pepper soup with sweet pea and basil salsa.
Honey truffle glazed salmon served over saffron Israeli couscous and asparagus.
Apple, pear and almond puff pastry tartlet.
Includes a beverage or glass of wine

The Tickets

Premiere Seat – $39.99 plus tax
Includes full dinner from Chef Live, beverage and movie.
Gallery Seat – $14.99 plus tax
Includes one appetizer from Chef Live, beverage and movie.
To register and purchase your ticket, visit the Box Office at Empire Theatres Park Lane.
Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.
Ticket details can be found at:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Propr: New Celeb Fashion Line

Take a look at the new clothing line by pals David Arquette, Ben Harper and David Bedwell...

Kinda nice stuff, who knew Arquette was a fashionista?

In the current issue of Psychology Today....
Top 1o Relationship Headaches

1. 'It's Deliberate'
2. Messiness
3.Feeling Unloved
4. Feeling Unappreciated
5. Feeling Controlled
6. Lack of Intimacy
7. Flirting
8. Personality Conflict
9. Lack of Fairness
10. Criticism

According to University of Louisville Psychologist Michael Cunningham The Top Relationship 'Irritants' are:

Men's Complaints of Women
Silent Treatment
Bringing up things he's done in the distant past
Being too hot or too cold
Being critical
Being stubborn and refusing to give in

Women's Complaints of Men
Forgetting important dates (birthdays/anniversaries)
Not working hard at this job
Noisily burping or passing gas
Staring at other women
Being stubborn and refusing to give in

Monday, March 23, 2009

Local Coach Up For Award

A local wrestling coach is up for a big award. Corey Robinson is one of four finalists for the Chunky Soup Most Valuable Coach Award. You can view his profile and vote for Corey at the address below:

Canadian Military Mocked

An American T-V talk show on FOX News has taken aim at Canadian soldiers.It mocks Canadian Forces General Andrew Leslie's claim that the tapped military would need a one-year break after the Afghan mission winds down in 2011.Panelists on the show mocked Canadian soldiers as slackers, and suggest the soldiers need time off for ``manicures and pedicures.''The item aired last week, before four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Have a look for yourself asnd tell us what you think.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Barbecue Expert

We had barbecue expert Ted Reader on the air with us this mornig.
Here is a link to his website.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Disgusting yet disturbingly delicious

CHECK THIS OUT: This site displays user-submitted photos of fatty foods that look, at the same time, disgusting and delicious.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Leaves an oniony taste...

If you want a little giggle, are cool with being a bit horrified and are just need of anything that is classified as a total 'timewaster' has silly, mock-news videos and some of my favourite recent vids are posted below. When watching at work or near children, wear headphones.

As always comments welcome!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

IGN's 15 Most Disturbing Movies

Not in any particular order, according to IGN, here is their list of most disturbing movies.

The Hills Have Eyes
The Exorcist
A Clockwork Orange
El Topo
Hard Candy
Requiem for a Dream
The Last House on the Left
I Spit on your Grave
Jacob's Ladder
The Strangers
Cannibal Holocaust

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring 09' Fashion ... WHAT'S HOT!

Curious what is "in" for Spring 2009? Can't wait to spend a few bucks (Yes, only a few this year ...) on a new spring wardrobe? Check this out:

Runway: Yellow, pink and blue brightened runways around the globe. Even animal prints got a bright update.

Reality: The official "It" color of Spring 2009 is yellow, and it's available in everything from a greenish-yellow hue to schoolbus yellow. Although there are plenty of separates and dresses in this sunny hue, the easiest way to wear bright yellow is to pick it up in bags, and other accessories.
You're better off choosing a bright that flatters your coloring (blues and pinks are often easiest) than just choosing what's hot (like bright yellow).
Don't be tempted to mix the brights with black (too '80s). Pair with white, denim or other brights for the freshest look.

Runway: From abstract geometric prints to sharp graphic shapes, geometry takes center stage this spring.

Reality: Geometric prints work for everyone if you scale the print to your size (smaller women with smaller or more abstract prints, larger frames can carry off the really bold prints). Use graphic prints to spice up your daytime dresses or special occasion looks.

Runway: Strong tribal prints, ethnic shapes and earthy accessories fill the runways with mystique.

Reality: Ethnic prints are a classic, but don't limit your global trends to just prints. Try chunky tribal jewelry, or obi belts. (Google it if you don't know what they are!)

Runway: Designers add drama with one-shoulder stylings and draped fabric.

Reality: The one-shoulder dress is one of the hottest trends of the season, and one that translates well to real life. Ruching and draping are also goddess hallmarks and do a great job of camouflaging problem areas.

Runway: Jumpsuits, skinny pants (still), wide-leg and crops: designers love their pants.

Reality: The crop (also called 7/8 length) pant is one of the newer looks to take the runway, but it's certainly nothing new to women everywhere who have faithfully worn capris in warm weather for years. The softer legs -- on jumpsuits, pants and crops -- give this version of the pant wearability, as long as you keep the volume under control. A great rule is that for maximum flattery the pant should hang in a straight line from your bottom. That way it skims over thighs without clinging.

Helpful? I hope so. I'm a man ... so T-shirts and jeans work every year.
Goodluck spring shopping!

Zach Bedford.

How to Get Back at An Annoying Co-workers


According to a survey...
-Eating food that others bring in, but never reciprocating.
-Standing around someone’s desk and talking so it’s hard for them to get work done.
-Not putting cell phones on vibrate or silent.
-Eating smelly food.
-Borrowing things from a co-worker’s desk without asking and/or not returning the item.
-Turning your radio on loud enough for everyone to hear.
-Leaving the office kitchen a mess....

And if you need an outlet for any anger you have toward a coworker, check out, a site that lets you send an anonymous email to your coworker to let them know about their annoying behavior.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Sparkle in Your Eye, LITERALLY!

The Eyes Have 'It'........
The Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery is now offering an eye 'enhancement' procedure called 'JewelEye'. Seven people willingly had star and heart-shaped platinum jewels embedded in their eyes. These teeny specks are slid into the protective clear membrane on the surface of the eye with a procedure time of 15 minutes. Apparently none of the recipients of JewelEye seems to be suffering any side effects.

Do you think this is a pretty 'enhancement'?

Would you consider having JewelEye added?

source: Sydney Morning Herald

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chick-flicks that guys secretly like!

Looking for a movie to rent this weekend??! How about the one that your hubby would like too? Check these out:

"What Women Want"
The deal: A chauvinistic media executive starts hearing what women around him are really thinking.
Guys secretly like: Mel Gibson, a "man's man."

The deal: Patrick Swayze is murdered by a street thug, but his love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
Guys secretly like: Demi Moore, one of the sexiest movie stars of all time!

"Mean Girls"
The Deal: The new girl (Lindsay Lohan) is a hit with the A-list girl clique at her new school, but must learn the rules of high school to survive.
Guys secretly like: It is genuinely funny, though we'd never admit that of course.

"Jerry Maguire"
The Deal: Fired for expressing his new moral stance, sports agent Tom Cruise decides to put his philosophy to the test as an independent.
Guys secretly like: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s finest performance

"Moulin Rouge!"
The Deal: A young English poet falls for a beautiful courtesan and enters a twisted love triangle at an infamous underground club.
Guys secretly like: The catchy tunes that get stuck in your head!

The deal: Two of the schools most popular girls decide to take the new girl at school under their wing and train her to be popular.
Guys secretly like: Alicia Silverstone

The deal: A rich girl meets a poor boy and falls in love. Both must try to survive on the ill-fated voyage.
Guys secretly like: hmmmmmm..... ??

"Pretty Woman"
The deal: Rich, ruthless businessman Richard Gere needs an escort for some social events, but falls in love with beautiful prostitute Julia Roberts.
Guys secretly like: Julia Roberts ... in the bath.

Annie Hall"
The deal: It's the tale of the romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian, Alvy Singer, and the ditsy Annie Hall.
Guys secretly like: Woody Allen's most accessible rom-com.

"Thelma and Louise"
The deal: An Arkansas waitress and a housewife escape their lives only to shoot a rapist and escape the authorities in a '66 Thunderbird.
Guys secretly like: Girls with guns and a '66 T-bird.

"Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves"
The deal: Robin and his Moorish companion return to England and vow to avenge the murder of his father by the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Guys secretly like: Reliving childhood fantasies as Robin.

"Meet Joe Black"
The deal: Death takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and, in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.
Guys secretly like: A reflective and philosophical story about mortality.

"Bridget Jones' Diary"
The deal: A new year means a new start for a British woman who is determined to find love whilst keeping a diary.
Guys secretly like: A rare insight into that confusing female psyche!

"High Fidelity"
The deal: The film follows the mid-life crisis of a record store owner and compulsive list-maker as he recounts his Top 5 breakups.
Guys secretly like: All the music references and John Cusack.

"An Officer and a Gentleman"
The deal: A young man with an attitude problem (Richard Gere) needs to straighten out if he's to complete his training at a Navy Flight school.
Guys secretly like: It's a bit like Top Gun!

"You've Got Mail"
The deal: The owner of a large bookstore falls in love with a rival he is trying to put out of business over the Internet.
Guys secretly like: At least it's not "Sleepless In Seattle."

"Groundhog Day"
The deal: A weatherman (Bill Murray), who hates having to report the same story every year, finds himself living the same day over and over again.
Guys secretly like: Bill doing exactly what we would do in the same situation.

"While You Were Sleeping"
The deal: A lonely girl pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man after saving his life - but she can't fool his brother.
Guys secretly like: Sandra Bullock at her cutest.

The deal: A couple let fate reunite them years after they first met, fell in love, and separated.
Guys secretly like: Kate Beckinsale, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Beckinsale…

"Sweet Home Alabama"
The deal: A young woman must face her past after running away and reinventing herself as a New York socialite.
Guys secretly like: It's good to fall asleep to…

Have a fun movie weekend!

Zach Bedford.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What should you eat to retain youthful skin?

If you really are what you eat, what should you eat to retain youthful skin?

"It's the little things that count," says Dr. Lisa Drayer, author of the new book The Beauty Diet (McGrawHill). "I think many of us want a quick fix, a pill that we can pop, instead of making the long-term investment of changing our lifestyle in order to achieve good health and beauty. Eating a healthy diet that is rich in beauty nutrients is essential."

Here are Drayer's top 10 picks.

1 Wild salmon. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that keep skin flexible, wild salmon is a rich source of astaxathin, an antioxidant 100 times more potent than vitamin E. It also contains dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), a neurotransmitter precursor often used in topical preparations for its skin-toning effects.

2 Low-fat yogurt. Rich in protein, bacteria and vitamins, one cup of plain, low-fat yogurt has 450 mg of calcium to build strong bones, teeth and hair.

3 Oysters. Think of oysters as beauty on the half shell. They are an excellent source of zinc, which is key for skin renewal and the production of collagen.

4 Blueberries. Ranked the No. 1 antioxidant out of 40 common plants, blueberries have five different anthocyanins and vitamin C, which increases antioxidant protection to skin, neurons and blood vessels.

5 Kiwifruit. "Vitamin C in kiwifruit is integral for collagen production and maintenance of healthy skin, and research has suggested that high vitamin C intake is associated with fewer wrinkles," says Drayer.

6 Sweet potatoes. Considered the most nutritious vegetable by the Center for Science in the Public Interest due to its proteins, complex carbohydrates and vitamins, the humble orange spud also has beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that protects against age-related wrinkles.

7 Spinach. Popeye knew his stuff: Spinach not only has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory alpha-lipoic acid, it's a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are key to eye health.

8 Tomatoes. Cooked with a bit of olive oil, tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, "thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids," says Drayer.

9 Walnuts. Alpha-linolenic, an essential omega-3 fatty acid found in walnuts, keeps skin smooth and combats inflammatory skin diseases.

10 Dark chocolate. High in antioxidants like epicatechin and gallic acid, dark chocolate increases the flow of blood to skin, reduces roughness and protects against sun damage.


According to psychologist Dr Herbert Hoffman, you can tell what kind of husband a man will make by checking his preference in pets ...
• Small Dog – Makes an excellent husband for a woman who craves togetherness in the marriage. He wants a wife he can consider his very best friend and rarely casts a flirtatious eye on any other woman.
• Large Dog – This guy would make a good husband for a non-liberated woman. He'll go along with you having a job but will still expect to have dinner on the table on time.
• Cat – Cat lovers are sensitive, home-loving, gentle and mild-mannered. A cat lovin' guy is best off when he's married to a woman with a practical nature because he will tend to be impulsive and not plan for the future.
• Exotic Pets – The woman who marries a man who likes a pet snake, lizard or monkey will rarely be bored. She'll never be sure of what tomorrow may bring because her mate craves excitement.
• Fish – Women who want intellectually stimulating husbands will find good mates in fish fanciers.
• Birds – Bird men have an above-average devotion to home and family and are true to their word.
• No Pets – Think twice about marrying a man who has never had a pet. He wants his freedom, dislikes responsibility and is exceedingly hard to relate to.–
“The Scotsman”

Sexy Hands

Peter's hands are in the top photo, Brad's hands are in the lower photo, which set of hands do you think is the sexiest?

Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Please don't be offended by the question. There are many people out there who may be wondering if they drink too much.

According to the National Institute of Health, nearly ONE in 20 North Americans . . . are alcoholics. But that begs the question: Are you in danger of becoming one of them?
--If you're not sure, there's a simple online quiz you can take to see how your drinking habits compare to those of your peers . . . in order to determine if you have a problem with alcohol.
(--You can take the quiz here . . .)

Feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Doodling Can Be Fun!

There are plenty of women in the world who simply hate bras. They're uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and often unflattering.
But one company has come up with a way to make bras fun.
The inventors of the Doodle Bra have developed a bra that allows users to decorate the bra with colorful washable markers.
For $9.98, you get a white bra, non-toxic washable markers, custom designer stencils and an Idea Booklet.
The goal, says the company, "is to provide a multipurpose product for girls and young women that inspire creativity an provide the customer the ability to design this garment to match their existing outfits -- without having to purchase separate items."

Check It Out: The Doodle Bra can be found here ...

Best Public Washrooms in Town!

There's a website that rates public restrooms across Canada. You can check it out for yourself and see what people have to say about restsooms in the HRM. You may want to check it out before your next roadtrip or your next night on the town.

The website can be found at:

Have a look and post your comment here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Group

A group you might be interested in..

Meet the founding Board of the newly formed Women in Film and Television (WIFT) - Atlantic Chapter and Gemini Award winning Vancouver based Producer, Sharon McGowan, at the Halifax Club, Monday, March 9, 7-9pm. The event is free of charge, though a non-perishable food donation to Feed Nova Scotia is kindly requested. ( Sharon McGowan most recent film is the documentary, The Oldest Basketball Team in the World which she directed and produced for Chum TV. The film follows the "Retreads", women with an average age of 72 as they prepare to compete at the>intimidating World Masters Games. For more information, contact Pamela Lovelace Ph: 902-240-3002 Email:

Yesterday's Question of the Day results.

Yesterday we asked if your lifestyle had changed due to the recession. 70% of respondents said no.

Become a volunteer in Canada's largest cancer study! is ths site if you'd like to participate or find out more information about becoming a volunteer in Canada's largest ever cancer studies.

This puts things into perspective

Is this generation spoiled?

This comedian pretty much nails it. See if you agree...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What Are You Doing To Save Money During the Recession?

Callers this morning told us they were making their own coffee at home and not spending anything on their credit cards.

Here are a few other ideas:

#1.) YOUR HOME PHONE. Cell phones have become indispensable, and it won't be long before landline phones are as dead as the telegraph. For most people, a home phone is actually a LUXURY ITEM, which is why it's an obvious expense to cut immediately.

#2.) iTUNES. Buying music and movies is extremely easy now. But instant gratification is always a recipe for overspending. If you buy two albums a month, that's $20 you could have spent on something you NEED. (--also, two words: illegal downloading).

#3.) NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. Reading news on the Internet isn't the same as reading the paper . . . but it's close. And it's a lot cheaper. Online news is the way of the future, so you might as well get used to it . . . and save some money.

#4.) BLAZINGLY FAST INTERNET. ..downgrading could save your upwards of $40 a month.

#5.) THE INTERNET ON YOUR PHONE. If you need it for work, that's one thing. But if you're paying $50 a month just so you can check sports scores, it's probably time to reprioritize your monthly spending.

#6.) DIGITAL CABLE. If you're staying in and trying to spend less, then DON'T cancel your cable. You'll need SOMETHING to keep you from going crazy. But getting rid of premium channels and downgrading your cable package might be a good idea.

#7.) EXPENSIVE LUNCHES. Bringing a brown-bag lunch to work is something we think about doing . . . but never do. But if you're spending five dollars a day on lunch, five days a week, that's $100 a month.

What are you doing?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Makes Love Last?

VITAL INGREDIENTS FOR LASTING LOVE: Researchers for the British wedding-planning website have discovered the "vital ingredients" for lasting love. They surveyed 3,000 married people and discovered the following common traits in happy couples:

-Meeting through friends.
-Marrying after three-and-a-half years of courtship.
-Walking the aisle at age 31 for the groom and age 29 for the bride.
-Keeping the spark alive with three calls, e-mails or texts during each workday.
-Saying the L-word at least once a day.
-Waiting two years and two months before starting a family.
-Taking two romantic meals out each month.
-Doing the deed three times per week.
-Kissing four times per day.
-Spending three nights per week cuddling on the sofa.
-Allowing for two separate nights out with friends per month.
-Taking two weekends away per year.

Did we miss anything?

Yesterday's Question of the Day results.

Yesterday we asked if you would ever check a spouse's e-mail or phone records?
72% of repsondents said Yes!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

How Smart Is Your Dog?

Dr Stanley Coren, a University of British Columbia psychology professor, has developed the “Doggy IQ Test”, a self-scoring intelligence test for dogs.
His video outlines 12 procedures to confront your pooch with, some involving problem-solving, others dealing with learning ability and memory.
The video sells for about $7 or you can do a similar test yourself for free here ...