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Friday, 2 January 2004
Work, Work, Work
Mood:  don't ask
Believe it or not, there's still some mail hanging around from the Christmas rush. I'm continuing to work all the overtime I can. Hopefully, I'll end up a few bucks ahead and not like this guy below.



Maybe I need some rabbit poo-tea to give me a lift.

Rabbit Poo Tea For What Ails You

Posted by qualteam at 11:29 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 2 January 2004 11:35 PM EST
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Thursday, 1 January 2004
The Worse Interview Of 2003.
Mood:  down
Who? Don Cherry, a TV hockey commentator in Canada

Q: What is the biggest misconception about you?
A: A lot of people think that I don't have any brains. What I have is street smarts, like a construction worker. You never hear about a construction worker committing suicide. Murder, yeah, but not suicide.
Who Or What Is Don Cherry?

Posted by qualteam at 11:03 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 1 January 2004 10:45 PM EST
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Happy New Year
Mood:  hug me
We had a great time at a Newfoundland Pub called "Eastern Passage" in Brampton. The number of Newfies in Brampton, Ontario is almost as many as those in Newfoundland. We got to see the New Year come in twice, once in St. John's NFLD and the other in Brampton(Please note that Newfoundland is the first North American area to welcome the New Year. It's a half hour ahead of Altantic Time). Derek Pilgrim ,despite his heavy cold, played his Newfoundland and Country Music very well. My wife also won a Newfoundland clock which is shaped like the island. All the best for 2004, may the wind at your back be your own.
Eastern Passage
Derek Pilgrim's Homepage

Posted by qualteam at 10:47 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 1 January 2004 10:51 PM EST
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Tuesday, 30 December 2003
Personal Highlights Of 2003
Mood:  celebratory
1. The Barron Blog was created on Feb/13/03 and now has 293 enteries in it. 2. Our websites had a record 15108 page views for the month of October 2003. 3. On Oct/09/03, The Angel At Hotel California had 40 unique visitors in one day which was and still is a daily record. 4. On Dec/25/03, we had 1405 page views of our websites which is also a record. 3. Our websites garnered more awards last year. Two of most prestigious were "The Canadian Website Award" and "The Crypt Crawler Award".

My wife and I would like to thank all those who visited our many webpages and we wish you and your family a Happy New Year. May many of your dreams and wishes come true in 2004.



Posted by qualteam at 11:18 PM EST
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Monday, 29 December 2003
Joke Of The Week
A patient was seeing his doctor about a sore throat.
"Gargle 12 times a day with Newfie Screech", the doctor instructed. "Will that make my sore throat better?" replied the patient. "No, but it'll make you forget your problem."
Zen Medicine

"What's Newfie Screech???"

Posted by qualteam at 10:16 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 29 December 2003 10:26 PM EST
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Sunday, 28 December 2003
Movie Review 58: The Road To Bali
While Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are delightful in the song/dance numbers and some comedy routines, the picture suffers because of an insipid story line that seems like an afterthought(i.e. Deep sea diving for(the family?)jewels). Most of this stuff is TV skit material that gets thin quickly. Two stars.
Road To Bali Reviews
The Road To Hotel California

Posted by qualteam at 8:18 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 28 December 2003 9:21 PM EST
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Saturday, 27 December 2003
Top Ten Christmas Ho Ho Hos
Mood:  happy
Q. What's the best thing to put into a Christmas pudding? A. Your teeth
Q. Who is never hungry at Christmas dinner? A. The turkey, he's stuffed.
Q. What was the answer to "Mom, can I have a budgie for Chrismas?" A. "No, you'll have a turkey like everyone else."
Q. What did the big Christmas cracker say to the little Christmas cracker? A. My pop is bigger than yours.
Q. What does Dracula put on his Christmas turkey? A. Grave--y
Q. How do you make Santa Claus Stew? A. Keep him waiting all day.
Q. Why didn't the Christmas turkey taste good? A. It was "foul."
Q. Which of Santa's reindeer also works on Christmas Day? A. Cupid
Q. How did Santa get two black eyes at Christmas dinner. A. Someone gave him a couple of punches.
Q. Why didn't Santa's reindeer eat Christmas dinner. A. He ate it all himself that why he's fat.
Zen Happy Jokers
The Funnies Of Cartoon World

Posted by qualteam at 8:34 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 27 December 2003 8:38 PM EST
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Friday, 26 December 2003
Have Happy Boxing Day
Mood:  lucky
It's now time "to fight" for the best deal that one can get on consumer products. Fight the retail stores and the manufacturers: not other customers. That isn't how "Boxing Day" got its name, but I like the above definition anyway. May you end up a winner today and during "Boxing Day Week and "Boxing Day Month".
What Is Boxing Day?

Posted by qualteam at 10:31 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 26 December 2003 10:36 AM EST
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Thursday, 25 December 2003
Movie Review 57: A Christmas Carol(1951)
An old miser discovers the meaning of Christmas after encounters with four spirits(Marley included). Still the best Christmas movie ever made. Wonderful performance by Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Four stars

A Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for visiting our blog and websites.
More Reviews On A Christmas Carol




Posted by qualteam at 10:42 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 25 December 2003 10:46 AM EST
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Tuesday, 23 December 2003
The Christmas Story(Meeting Jesus)



When I was 7 or 8, I saw my first Christmas story at Holly public school near Barrie Ontario. While Christ's birth was an interesting story in itself, it was the carols that seem to bring the play to life. It's as if we were all there in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

All Good Christmas music, right up to "The Christmas Shoes" seems to evoke a real emotional event. Indeed, it seems that memory can be stimulated by compelling lyrics and melodies. What do you think?
The Christmas Shoes

Posted by qualteam at 7:35 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 23 December 2003 10:28 PM EST
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