Archive | October, 2012

This Needs to Stop – Bananas in Pyjamas

31 Oct

So a conversation on Twitter sparked a YouTube search of the Bananas in Pyjamas theme song. Instead I found a full episode so I thought hey, why not. After singing the theme song (ps if you know the final lyrics to that song I’ve been trying to figure them out since 1996…) I noticed the episode was called “Garden Gnomes” so naturally I continued to watch.

I’m not going to lie I laughed more than I probably should of given the demo of this TV show but it’s cute and they are Bananas in outfits with cute little Australian accents.. so what’s not to like.

Anyway about 3/4 of the way through I stopped the video to continue watching X Factor but I was compelled to finish. Please watch the video and tell me what you think is missing?

OK if you didn’t figure it out. THERE IS NO MORAL TO THIS STORY!!! You can’t very well go around breaking people’s stuff, posing as faux Garden Gnomes, then go have snacks with your friends and never explain why on Earth you were dressed up AS A GARDEN GNOME! What’s next B1 and B2? Do you play hide and go seek AND THEN NEVER FIND YOUR FRIENDS?!

To think that the youth of today were raised on such craziness. Next I’m going to learn they weren’t even real bananas.

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Neptune Theatres’ Bingo!

22 Oct

In my humble opinion Facebook has ruined High School Reunions. Gone are the days when you would count down the months until the time when you could get dolled up and wow everyone with how amazing your life has turned out. Or go Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion style and lie and say you invented Post-It’s. Either way the fact checking was hard to do because Facebook wasn’t chronicling your every move.

So as I approach my 10 year High School Reunion, Bingo! brought me back to a time when High School Reunions really could be a time to well, reunite.

Bingo! Chronicles the night of a 30 year high school reunion of a group of friends from Cape Breton. Many bevy’s are had and stories told, love is found, love is lost, and most importantly the audience gets to laugh their faces off.

 

Marty Burt who played high school stud “Dookie” was the kind of guy you loved to hate. In fact we aren’t entirely sure we like him at all after watching that convincing performance. Marty Burt was fantastic in Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out and didn’t disappoint in Bingo!.

Ryan Rogerson, Emmy Alcorn and John Beale were all charasmatic and entertaining but Heather Rankin absolutely steals the show as Bitsy. Aside from being jealous about how jacked her arms looked the whole time, she was able to tug on your heartstrings and make you laugh hysterically as Bitsy tries to figure herself out all this time after high school.

This hilarious and heartwarming journey of a few friends reuniting was certainly not tainted by modern technologies like Facebook, which I’m sure Dookie is pretty, pretty thankful for.

Check out Bingo! at Neptune Theatre from October 16th – November 4th, 2012!

Big Day Downtown!

21 Oct

We were lucky enough to be asked by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission to participate in Big Day Downtown again this year. After a lovely launch party at Morris East, we were told that the twist this year would be that we would be partnered with another blogger!

Iain from @boostventilator was paired up with us! After tossing some ideas around we finally decided that this year we’d like to do something for the kids. The Holidays will soon be upon us and there are so many kids that go without, so we thought we’d try our hand at finding them some awesome gifts from some awesome downtown stores!

Luckily, Iain has a daughter of his own, so she tagged along to vet our purchases. Yes, shopping for toys with a kid is SUPER fun.

We started off at Carbonstok where we were delighted to find a ton of cool toys, a lot of which were made in Lunenburg!

We were all fascinated by “Queen Beatrix” who was a bouncy, suction cup toy!

Our other Carbonstok purchase was this sweet race car made from recycled saw dust!

We then wandered down to The Discovery Centre to see what we could get our hands on! As expected the Discovery Centre is packed full of awesome, educational toys. We found some awesome toys that we enjoyed as kids like a “Grow Your Own Seahorse” kit! We also found some cool books, Lego, Dinosaur dig kits and a whole lot more! A lot of the Discovery Centre Dinosaur toys were 50% off so we got great bang for our buck there.

Luckily, our $200 was not done there, so we finished up at Des Serres where we got an awesome easel / chalkboard and a bedazzle your own headband kit! Our goal was to get toys that didn’t require batteries, or other supplies so that they could be enjoyed for a long time to come!

We were able to get TONS of stuff with our $200 and on November 17th we are going to donate all of our toys to the Empire Theatres Toy Drive! A big thank you to Rowan for her help, and to Downtown Halifax Business Commission for including This Needs to Stop & @boostventilator in Big Day Downtown 2012!