We’ve talked about the inevitability of snow before in our Caption Challenge, but with how many cold days we’ve had this month it’s something that’s on my mind even more. But these kids here? They look like they’re more than prepared for the coming storm. …at least two of them do. Get on your parkas,… Read more »
Posts By: Jim Squires
When most people think municipal elections, their feelings are often best summed up by a big yawn followed by a quick nap. Many Canadians are so disinterested in local politics that they can’t even name their mayor, let alone their city or regional councilors. But you know what? You should care about local politics, because it’s… Read more »
I’m all for the idea of cash’n’carry, but seriously dude — take a couple of trips if you need to. Something tells me this car may have required a trip to the mechanic after this. Something else tells me that you can come up with an outstanding caption to post in the comments. I’m hoping… Read more »
I don’t know about you, but now that the leaves are falling from the trees and the nuts are tumbling down alongside them, my neighbourhood has been completely overrun by squirrels. No word of a lie, when I opened my front door this morning I was able to count 8 of them as I looked… Read more »
The endless parade of Threadless sales marches on this week, as they’re offering (almost) all of their t-shirts for $10! Hoodies are getting their own sale price too, having dropped to $30. Sale ends on the morning of 10/14. Click here to check out what’s still available.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I couldn’t help but post up this picture of a Disney fan devouring a Frontierland turkey leg — and between the look on his face and the presence of Chef Goofy, this one seems rife for the captioning! As popular as they are amongst park aficionados, I just can’t imagine… Read more »
Thanks to my involvement in the world of tech journalism, I recently had the chance to spend some time with two new Kodak products — both of which embrace the company’s new philosophy of sharing. “Share” is a great buzz word for the photo industry, because it’s what most of us are looking to do… Read more »
I was at a baby shower for some friends this past weekend, and while the endless parade of cute clothes and recieving blankets will no doubt see their use, there’s one present that truly stuck out. It was a baby doll — but not just any baby doll. This one was wearing a hat made… Read more »
If you’ve never had a chance to read The Wealthy Barber, you should probably drop everything you’re doing right now and go hunt down a copy. David Chilton’s 1989 book about personal finance is the definitive guide to common sense savings, paying down debt, and everything else the a money-conscious SmartCanucker should know. What’s more,… Read more »
Most of our dietary intake is made up of common North American cuisine – vegetables, pasta, Hot Pockets – the list goes on and on. But some of the things on our menu are distinctly Canadian. Great Canadian Foods is a new weekly feature on SmartCanucks exploring the tastier side of Canadian living. The other… Read more »
83 days until Christmas. It may sound like a lot, but if you like getting a deal (and if you’re reading this, we know you do) then you’ll want to get your lists together early to keep an eye out for sales/clearances/other awesome deals. While “Neat Christmas Gift Ideas” may not save you any cash… Read more »
I know, I know.. The obvious answer to this is “candy,” but don’t you want to be the one house on the block that does something different this year? Something hip and cool? There’s always the one house that gives out cans of pop and full size chocolate bars — and it’s pretty easy to… Read more »
Netflix — better known as the harbinger of doom for brick and mortar movie rental places — has finally made it’s way to the great white north …or at least it’s streaming service has. If you want to rent DVD’s you’ll still need to use Zip.ca (or your local video store), but if you want… Read more »
This week’s caption challenge comes to us courtesy of the wild world of mutton busting. What’s mutton busting, you might ask? It’s kind of like bull-riding, but for kids …and on a sheep. Don’t be baa-shful. Give us your best caption!
With back to school barely behind us, Halloween costumes and decorations are already out in full force in every store imaginable. Heck — some already have their Halloween costumes on sale! Do your kids already have their trick-or-treat plans all set? What are they planning to go out as this Halloween? How about you?
Most of our dietary intake is made up of common North American cuisine – vegetables, pasta, Hot Pockets – the list goes on and on. But some of the things on our menu are distinctly Canadian. Great Canadian Foods is a new weekly feature on SmartCanucks exploring the tastier side of Canadian living. While it’s… Read more »
We all love the hip and occasionally silly clothing designs at Threadless.com, but don’t you just hate to pay for shipping? All this month any order with a hoodie in it will recieve free shipping. One hoodie and ten t-shirts? Free shipping. 2 hoodies and an infant onesie? Free shipping. Anything + hoodie? Free shipping. The hoodies… Read more »
Week 2 of the NFL is well underway, and as I settle in for a long afternoon of football and writing, I can’t help but ponder the future of football in Canada. The CFL has seen a big resurgence in recent years. In fact, not a season has gone by in the last decade where… Read more »
Tomorrow night, CBC will be hosting a very special presentation of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation… in 3D! As a result, Canada Post’s across the country are offering free pairs of 3D glasses so you can enjoy the experience from the comfort of your own home… but you knew that already, didn’t you? While checking… Read more »
I don’t know about where you live, but in my part of Canada things just got real cold real quick. Two weeks ago I was still in shorts. Last week it was jeans and a fall coat. This morning I had to add a sweater into the mix. It’s not snow weather yet, but it’s… Read more »