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Sunday, 29 April 2007
Revised Top Ten Novelty Songs Of All Time
  1. Blue Christmas/Porky Pig
  2. Santa Claus Is Watching You/Ray Stevens
  3. Like A Surgeon/Weird Al
  4. Wabbit Rap/Elmer Fudd
  5. Witchdoctor/The Chipmunks
  6. Baby Talk/Jan and Dean
  7. Shaving Cream
  8. I Love Onions
  9. Purple People Eater/Shep Wooley
  10. The Coconut Song/Merv Griffin

Hope you get a laugh out of these

Posted by qualteam at 5:18 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 29 April 2007 9:47 PM EDT
Saturday, 28 April 2007
Movie Review 116: Ghost Rider
Mood:  a-ok

It's hard not to like this movie with its references to the song "The Ghostriders In The Sky" and Peter Fonda movies like "Easy Rider" and "Race With The Devil." Peter Fonda does play a small but vital role as the Devil in this film.

The myth of the wild west ghost riders seeking escaped souls from hell permeates the whole story line. I had no problem relating to Nickolas Cage's character "Johnny Blaze" who was seeking a second chance to redeem himself after a mistake in the past.

The special effects were awesome and even scary in certain scenes. Three stars.

Reviews Of Ghost Rider

Posted by qualteam at 11:04 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007 11:07 PM EDT
Thursday, 26 April 2007
Revised Top Ten Rare Oldies Of All Time
Mood:  a-ok

These are my revised top ten oldies of all time. After going through hundreds of rare songs, these made it to the final cut. With the embedded media player, you can enjoy these tunes, right on this website.

  1. Chick A Boom/Daddy DewDrop/1972
  2. You're A Wonderful One/Marvin Gaye/1962
  3. That's Where The Music Takes Me/Neil Sedaka/1977
  4. Robbin' The Cradle/Tony Bellus/1959
  5. The Young Ones/Cliff Richard/1963
  6. Walking With My Angel/Bobby Vee/1962
  7. The Great Imposter/The Fleetwoods/1960
  8. Dreamy Eyes/Johnny Tillotson/1962
  9. Bless You/Tong Orlando/1961
  10. Pretty Blue Eyes/Steve Lawrence/1958

Posted by qualteam at 9:56 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007 11:07 PM EDT
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
American Idol Gives Back
Mood:  a-ok

This was a special show from the "haves" in the U.S.  to the "have nots" of Africa and the United States.

The biggest highlight for me was Celine Dion and Elvis together singing "If I Can Dream". The song used the latest in haliographic projection to produce its wonderful effects, very real and very touching.

Another highlight was Josh Grogan singing "You raised Me Up" with "The Children's African Choir". Again, this was inspirational music that crosses all barriers and all races.

A big lowlight was Jack Black singing "Kiss Of A Rose" as an insane "idol contestant." It was just insane without being funny. Another lowlight was Annie Lennox's tepid version of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." Why didn't anyone have Simon and Garfunkle do their own hit?

No one got kicked off of American Idol from their performance yesterday. This was a classy thing to do. The emphasis of the performers and stars was on "Giving Back" not winning or self promotion. Three stars.


Posted by qualteam at 11:28 PM EDT
Monday, 23 April 2007
CUPW Ratifies Its Tentative Agreement With Canada Post
Mood:  a-ok

The marathon is over and the "yes side" collapsed with exhaustion at the finish line well ahead of the "no side". "Yes" walked in with 65.62% while "No" folded with 34.38%.

The largest margins of victory were in the Toronto area with 1215 votes yes/574 no in WLPP land. In Central Toronto, it was 1128 votes yes/413 no.

Despite 80% of CUPW locals being against the tentative agreement, there wasn't one part of country with a "no" majority.

I would like to thank all posties who visited my blog and website at  during this debate.

More On The CUPW Ratification Vote

Posted by qualteam at 10:59 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 23 April 2007 11:00 PM EDT
Sunday, 22 April 2007
Movie Review 115: Bubba Ho-Tep
Mood:  a-ok

There's dumb stupid and there's dumb funny. This is the latter. Dig this story-line: An elderly Elvis is in a nursing home with other nuts like "The Lone Ranger", "A Black JFK", and "An Egyptian Mummy." Elvis and the Mummy are real, but the others are deluded. Things aren't easy for Elvis, who has to chase the mummy while using a walker. Please note, that the mummy can suck your soul out of any orifice of your body.  

Bruce Campbell does the best Elvis impersonation that I've ever seen. He ends up being funny, sympathetic and heroic at the same time.

At a time, when Hollywood does remakes and sequels to just about anything, it's great finding something that is based on unique, imaginative material. Three and a half stars.

Film Reviews For "Bubba"

Bruce Campbell's Website

Posted by qualteam at 9:36 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 22 April 2007 9:49 AM EDT
Friday, 20 April 2007
The CUPW Ratification Meeting on 18/04/07

Although we were given ballots when we showed our union cards, we weren't allowed to vote until after the union meeting (We were running into enforced CUPW By-Laws doing "what is best for the membership".).

The meeting certainly illustrated the ideological differences between local president, Jane Marsh, and vice-president, Lyn Bue. Sister Bue realized that negotiations are discussions over various packages that may or may not be acceptable to most posties. There were pressures on both sides to make compromises. Canada Post, of course, has much to lose in a strike while CUPW has much to lose in an arbitrated settlement following a strike.

Jane Marsh's militant rant for continuing negotiations and confrontations boil down to this:  "The Solidarity Of The Membership Will Drive Canada Post And The Government To Its Knees" and produce bigger gains. All we have to do is walk the picket line with signs saying "We Deserve Better" and everything will be ok.

Most of us have been in that "CUPW Fantasyland" during the strikes of 1987,91,97. Please check out my website ("CUPW Guy In CUPWLand") at on what has been gained and losted in strikes.

There were less than 200 members there. I would say that 40% supported sister Marsh's position.

There's no doubt in my mind that if ballots were mailed out along with agruments for and against ratification, there would be greater participation by the membership. The last ratification vote is at The Toronto Convention Centre on Apr/22/07. Please attend if you can. (The Domain Name Of The National Website)  



Posted by qualteam at 10:32 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 20 April 2007 10:46 AM EDT
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Statistics: Gun Violence In U.S. Communities And Schools
Mood:  chillin'

Below is my Website Of The Week about gun abuse in the U.S. There's an interesting article about how often "Guns Fall Into Wrong Hands" because of faulty records.

Gun Abuse In U.S. Communities And Schools


Posted by qualteam at 11:40 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007 11:47 AM EDT
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
Dear Jesus, About Virginia Tech And Others Like It

Of courses there are losses that have to be dealt with, but more than that there has be a spiritual and physical infrastucture in place to handle psychopathtic personalities so they don't inflict death and injury on innocent students and others.

Primarily, an early detection system must be developed to locate these loners with violent tendencies. They, then, must be prevented from obtaining weapons of destruction. If through human error, they slip through the hands of the authorities, a powerful spiritual being must be assigned to such a person to stop him from killing children, students, teachers and other helpful people in his way.

The evil forces moving these psychotic persons to murder must be bound and the forces of good within their darkened minds must be unleased so that murders will not take place.

I'm sorry that I didn't mention anything to you when the Amish children died last year.

Families And Friends Seek Answers To Virginia Tech Murders

The Psychopathic Personality At Work

The Marc Lepine Murders At A Montreal University

Posted by qualteam at 2:25 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 18 April 2007 2:57 PM EDT
Monday, 16 April 2007
The Heavenly Newfy Entrance Examination
Mood:  a-ok

The day finally arrived. Newfy Dave dies and goes to Heaven. He is at
the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Newfy Dave approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, "Well, Dave, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The Newfy test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven."

Dave responds, "It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody  told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.

St. Peter continued, "Yes, I know, Dave, but the test is only three questions. Each one is harder than the other."
First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?
Second: How many seconds are there in a year?
Third: What is God's first name?"

Newfy Dave leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers."

Dave replies, "Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter "T"? Holy codfish, buy, that one's easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow."

The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, "Dave, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?" asked St. Peter. "How many seconds in a year?

Now that one is harder," replied Dave, but I tunk and tunk about
that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve."

Astounded, St. Peter said, "Twelve? How in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"

Dave replied, "I did this on me hands and toes, there's
got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... "

"Hold it," interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you are going with this, and I see your point. That was not quite what I had in mind....but I will give you credit for that one, too. Let's go on with the third and final
question. Can you tell me God's first name"?

"Sure," Dave replied,"It's Andy."

"What?....And my name is Amos?" exclaimed an exasperated
and frustrated St Peter...."Ok, I can understand how you
came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?"

"Lard tunderin', that was the easiest one of all," Dave replied. "I learnt it from the song, "ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN."

Suddenly, the Pearly Gates opened, and a voice rung out. "Come on in, Newfy Dave."

Posted by qualteam at 8:00 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 16 April 2007 8:36 PM EDT

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