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Comments: 0Tuesday, July 31, 2012 09:46:42 AM
 And, in this case, that hack would be our Paul Dechene.  Here's what Dechene blogged this a.m. in Regina: Yeah, I guess word has reached John Gormley about me declaring victory in our climate science bet (you can read about that in the latest issue), as it seems I’ll be back on his show this (Tuesday) morning. I expect we’ll be discussing the difference between
Comments: 0Friday, July 27, 2012 05:04:28 PM
Hello from prairie dog! One of our writers, special agent Norton, sent me the following cat videos today. I put 'em up on our blog then thought, hey, Saskatoon would like these too. Because Saskatoon doesn't hate kittens. (Or DOES IT? Better not!) So, kittens! Here they are for your Friday pre-bar happiness.  
Comments: 0Thursday, July 12, 2012 04:13:56 PM
 So I got this e-mail from prairie dog and occassional Planet S writer Paul Dechene this a.m.: I was going to do a quick blog post about this this morning but i can't because your website is NOT FUKKEN WORKING i can't post anything because everytime i try to start a new post IT HANGS FUKKEN UP (and no other website i've been to today does this) and now my dad is angling to go
Comments: 0Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:46:28 PM
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve been following our series of blog posts from The Sheepdog’s Sam Corbett, who started sending me dispatches after winning the Rolling Stones cover contest.  If you’ve ever wanted to be inside the mind of a band as they hit their success, this is the blog for you (dig back for older entries).  Sam has b
Comments: 0Monday, July 9, 2012 11:32:04 AM
The Amazing Spider-manBy Craig “The Movie Geek” SilliphantI should first admit that I was anticipating this movie with a mix of fear, dread, and excitement --- more than I would most normal movies --- because Spider-man has been one of my favourite things since I was a kid.  Not just one of my favourite comic book characters, but one of my favourite things in general (him and Batm
Comments: 0Monday, June 25, 2012 07:07:38 PM
They're worse than my Blue Jackets! From the Columbus Dispatch:How highly did the Blue Jackets value defenseman Ryan Murray before taking him with the No. 2 overall pick in Friday's first round of the NHL Draft? Enough to turn down an eye-opening offer from the New York Islanders, who, according to numerous NHL sources, offered all of their picks -- one in each round -- for the right to mo
Comments: 0Friday, June 22, 2012 10:50:00 AM
Holy crap.House prices in Saskatoon definitely aren’t falling, but some pricy homes may well be — literally.A whole whackload of people have been evacuated from their residences around the 200 and 300 blocks of 11th St. E. after a chunk of riverbank collapsed, leading to fears of a gas main break — and in the worst-case scenario, fears of super-expensive houses coming tumbli
Comments: 0Wednesday, June 20, 2012 08:58:39 PM
Festival season is in full swing in Saskatoon, ushering in summer, the Sask Jazz Fest, the haunting strains of street music performers percolating throughout the air and, umm, bee stings.Concurrently, the season also typically calls for road trips to elsewhere to catch all the amazing acts that tour throughout the country. However, this year seems to be the anomaly. Festivals such as Calgary&lsquo
Comments: 0Monday, June 18, 2012 05:18:17 PM
 It was one heck of a weekend – just ask anyone who attended Saskatoon’s MoSoFest.Spanning from June 14 to 16 and featuring over 50 bands in eight different venues, MoSoFest managed to capture the energy and vibe of other big time multi-venue festivals such as NXNE (which happened on the same weekend) and Sled Island (which is this upcoming weekend).Even more interesting, MoSoFest
Comments: 0Wednesday, June 13, 2012 01:59:51 PM
Hero of self-published authors far and wide, Wes Funk has a new book coming out and he’s throwing a big fat launch party at McNally Robinson on June 21st. You’ve probably heard of Funk’s last book, Dead Rock Stars, a truly Saskatchewan tale about a man going home to a small town to make peace with ghosts from the past.  His new book is the reverse --- it’s called
Comments: 0Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:27:14 AM
PrometheusScientists discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading some intrepid explorers on a journey to another planet to ask the engineers of humanity who and why we are what we are.  But what they find is infinitely more terrifying…WARNING:  Here there be SPOILERS!  It’s pretty hard to discuss this movie without giving everything away.  So if you
Comments: 0Friday, June 8, 2012 11:06:08 AM
Planet S magazine and CFCR Community Radio are super happy to present the Saskatoon Sled Island Send-Off show, featuring the four awesome Saskatoon bands that’ll be playing the Saskatoon Showcase at the Sled Island Festival in Calgary!Jeans Boots, Castle River, Haunted Souls and Foam Lake will all kick the crap out of the stage at Amigos Cantina tonight (Friday June 8), before heading off to
Comments: 0Wednesday, June 6, 2012 02:18:56 PM
It’s tough to feel too terrible about someone dying at the age of 91, especially when that person has lived a life as successful and awesome as Ray Bradbury did, but it sucks nonetheless to know that Bradbury is no longer around. Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night (the official cause of death isn’t yet known), and he leaves behind an utterly stunning legacy of fantasy/sci-fi/horror w
Comments: 0Monday, June 4, 2012 11:26:32 AM
A few years ago, when Flint on 2nd Avenue opened, some friends of mine started a DJ night on Wednesdays.  It was called Wednesday is the New Friday and it enjoyed great success, bringing people down to hear all kinds of music, have some drinks, and make mid-week merriment.Fast forward a few years --- the DJ night is every first Wednesday of the month now, but they’ve got a fresh angle t
Comments: 0Wednesday, May 30, 2012 07:34:18 PM
I love the city during Jazzfest.  Music floats through the air and everyone seems to have a little more bop in their step.  You can hear the notes from the stages drifting  across the river, permeating the city.  I’m going to miss Jim McCrory’s take on it --- he used to give me the scuttlebutt on which acts were must see.  I hope they do some kind of dedication
Comments: 0Tuesday, May 29, 2012 08:57:03 AM
Just askin!  If this story is believable, then I guess we have proof that people vote Conservative because they are concerned only with themselves.  Your thoughts?
Comments: 0Friday, May 25, 2012 11:17:44 AM
Brad Wall shuffled his Sask. Party cabinet this morning, dumping seven ministers to the back benches while bringing in four entirely new faces and three retreads as replacements. You can check all the names and details on CBC’s website.Some of the dumped now-ex-ministers were widely expected to lose their jobs — former tourism, parks, culture and sport minister Bill Hutchinson, for exa
Comments: 0Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:46:24 PM
As part of ConsentFest (May 24-26), Saskatoon’s second annual SlutWalk goes tonight, and you should be there to show your support! What the hell is ConsentFest, and why in the world would I want to go to a “SlutWalk,” you ask? Well, just listen to the organizers:"Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, or
Comments: 0Tuesday, May 22, 2012 01:10:30 PM
The dog you choose reflects on you.  Not groundbreaking news.  But, for your pleasure, reinforcement for your argument that people that pick mean dogs ar disagreeable narcissists.By the way, whoever you are....your dog shit in Archibald Park.  Please give me your address so I can bring the shit over and rub your nose in it.  Thanks.
Comments: 0Monday, May 14, 2012 04:57:10 PM
Oookay, anyone else see a problem with this picture? (I’m no professional photo-guy, but I’m betting it’ll be clear enough.) Let’s see: The fine folks at Otowa Japanese restaurant (shameless plug: the food is awesome) have a fairly obvious sign in the door noting they’ll be closed from May 13 to May 30; today is Monday, May 14; a shitload of copies of the Monday,
Comments: 0Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:34:05 PM
 It’s always amazing to travel and tour across North America, and in this case Europe, but it’s actually sort of hilarious when you fly to the other side of the world and get to hang out with a bunch of people from your hometown.My band, Slow Down Molasses, a Saskatoon indie rock group, was given the opportunity to play Brighton, UK’s Great Escape Festival. One of the showca
Comments: 0Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:03:21 PM
Loud pipes save lives? Bullshit.  I defy you to provide REAL proof.  You can't, I win.  So, now what?  Will you asses stop replacing nice muffling factory pipes with your stupid "look how bick my dick is" fuck everybody else pipes?  In the words of Bruce McCulloch, "What are you?  Some kind of prick?"You are rude, inconsiderate and self centred
Comments: 0Friday, May 4, 2012 04:19:50 PM
Comments: 0Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:23:45 PM
 If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve been following our series of blog posts from The Sheepdog’s Sam Corbett, who started sending me dispatches after winning the Rolling Stones cover contest.  If you’ve ever wanted to be inside the mind of a band as they hit their success, this is the blog for you (dig back for older entries).  Sam
Comments: 0Wednesday, April 25, 2012 01:15:29 PM
Just a quick FYI, if you're reading this before trying to decide how the hell to get across the river after work:The northbound lanes of the Broadway Bridge, which went kerplooey yesterday thanks to a sewer line failure, are back in action! Hooray quick repair! Boo to the fact that we apparently have sewer lines over 100 years old! (Anyone else super-worried about that looming infrastructure d
Comments: 0Friday, April 13, 2012 11:13:48 AM
Sadly, if you had tickets to the Kathleen Edwards/Hannah Georgas concert set for tonight at the Broadway Theatre, your Friday night schedule is now completely open — because the show’s been postponed. Cursed Friday the 13th! According to Edwards, she’s been fighting through “weeks of suffering from symptoms of vocal strain and burnout,” and now she’s been f
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 10, 2012 02:22:13 PM
 Well, Regina Spektor, anyway. This afternoon whilst procrastinating I finally got around to checking out her new music video for the song "All The Rowboats" (released March 28) from the upcoming album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, which arrives May 29. Let us now embed this video and listen to this fine song and watch this delightful musician, who someday must -- MUST! --
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 10, 2012 01:15:52 PM
Everybody's favourite lunatic Republican has suspended his political campaign. From Talking Points Memo:Rick Santorum suspended his bid for the presidency in a news conference in Gettysburg, Pa., clearing the path for Mitt Romney to become the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party. “We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we
Comments: 0Wednesday, April 4, 2012 01:14:31 PM
 Saskatoon's Media Landscape changes a little here and a little there.  This week's change is a bit more impactful than most, because it involves a daily newspaper moving into the market as a challenger to the Star Phoenix.Metro dropped in Saskatoon and Regina on Monday.  It looks like this.  The "commuter" paper is a daily.  We already have a commuter pa
Comments: 0Tuesday, April 3, 2012 08:44:45 AM
 Something to think about this lovely morning: apparently chocolate is full of bug bits. From Jezebel:Between pink slime and beaver anuses and dead-bug frappuccinos and sawdust burgers, over the past couple of weeks I've learned some life-changing lessons about food. Specifically: Food is bad for you. Never ever eat food. So I'm doing this new cleanse right now where for every meal yo