Since we’re on the subject of Burger King, some of you might have heard of Burger King’s marketing campaign entitled “Burger King Whopper Virgins” which has been going on for over a month now. A crew goes to isolated places on earth with people who have never tried or even heard of burgers. They offer them a Whopper and a Big Mac to find out which one they like more. Since it’s a BK Campaign, guess which sandwich wins? 😛
Remember that old post on SmartCanucks about cheating exams? Looks like there are 2 new methods that don’t need a water bottle. I still find the water bottle’s the most creative but here are the other two methods:
This is meant for fun only. Donâ€™t try this at school.
A little over two years ago McDonald’s Canada did a strange and bewildering thing — they pulled hot mustard dip from their menu. While not immediately noticeable to those who didn’t use it, those of us that did were devastated. That dip was heavenly. There’s nothing else on the market like it, and believe me, I know. I’ve spent the past two years trying every item I’ve come across with the words “hot” and “mustard” on the label and nothing has even come close. It’s become nothing short of an obsession.
That’s why, when my wife decided to visit her sister in North Carolina last week, I begged and pleaded for her to visit a US McDonald’s. I’d heard rumor that the hot mustard removal was a Canadian thing and could still be found everywhere else on the planet. Rumors like that seem too good to be true, and yet it’s hard not to hold out hope. So visit a McDonald’s she did, and what you see above is a king’s bounty in hot mustard.
That’s right — my wife loved me enough to humiliate herself by asking for a bag full of hot mustard. Apparently they didn’t just let it go, either. They wanted some answers about this weird behaviour, and she gave it to them full force. But 5 dollars and 10 minutes of shame later she walked out of a US McDonald’s with 20 packets of hot mustard in a bag. As I write this, I’ve already used 4. Nothing tastes better than a Sausage McMuffin and hashbrown dipped in golden mustard. It might sound strange, but there’s no better taste in the world to me.
Only 16 left. I’d better start spacing these things out a little better. 🙂
Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.
Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.
And when we ponder those who do,
We immediately think of you.
Thanks for being one of the reasons I’ll/We’ll have a Happy New Year!
By Joanna Fuchs
Another year has gone by and what a year it’s been. I’m very thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. I’dÂ also like to thank my Smart Canucks friends! It’s been wonderful meeting you and getting to know you more and more over the years. Together we celebrated our brightest moments and found a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on whenever we needed it. Thank you!
We couldn’t be any deeper in hockey season right now, and what better way to denote this than with a caption contest? I know it looks like he’s in command of the situation, but that dude’s balance is about to DISAPPEAR.
And while I haven’t done so before, I think I’m going to kick things off with my own caption;
When was the last time you ordered a cup of coffee, an Egg McMuffin, and a bingo card?Â It’s may not be your typical Extra Value Meal, but at one McDonald’s in Maine it’s become a weekly breakfast tradition.
It may seem like a strange story, but it’s something that I’ve seen pop up at more than a few McDonald’s in the past few years.Â Many Mickey D’s seem to be offering special events on certain days of the week to cater to different kinds of crowds.Â In my neck of the woods, certain locations have a “Family Night” on Thursdays from 5pm-7pm.Â I’ve yet to bring my kids to it, but I believe there’s a good deal of coloring and crafts involved.Â It’s a neat idea, and while at it’s base it’s really just another ploy to bring people into the restaurant, it’s still nice to see a restaurant try to actively be a part of the community.
In the Economist’s “Pocket World in Figures” Canada ranked 2nd amongst countries with largest computer ownership with 87.6 computers per 100 people. Not too bad compared to say Finland which only has 50 computers per 100 people. But Israel ranks in first place with 122.1 computers per 100 people so we’re going to have to buy computers like crazy to catch upÂ 😯 .
Ladies and gentlemen, let your Boxing Day shopping commence!!
Ah – who am I kidding?Â If you’re a deal-hound (and if you’re reading this site, you no doubt are) you’ve been lined up in front of your favorite store for hours and are only reading this upon your return trip.Â The picture above is a quick snapshot of Toronto’s Eaton Centre on Boxing Day 2007, and it’s a perfect reminder of why I like to stay indoors on the 26th.Â Luckily I usually overspend on Christmas and have nothing left come boxing day anyways, so I never feel too put out.
This year though — I get to be on the other side of the counter.Â As I type this I’m quickly wolfing down a breakfast bagel and getting my shoes togther to head in and fight the good fight at my retail job for the next 9 hours.Â Wish me luck everybody!Â And if you got any great deals today, let us know here!
Is there someone on that list that you still haven’t bought for?Â Tsk tsk.Â Don’t worry.Â If they’re gamers, you can still get it done without leaving the comfort of your seat.
Digital downloads have become all the rage in gaming over the past few years.Â It may sound geeky, but it really just translates to “buying games online.”Â There’s no physical media involved (ie no disc, no case, etc..) as the products are all downloaded.Â So what does this mean to you, the last minute shopper?Â Easy gift giving is just a click away.
Several services out there allow you to purchase items as gifts, which then email the recipient (often with a personalized message from you) about where they can download their item and who it’s from.Â We’re going to highlight just a few;
Steam:Â For PC gaming, Steam is a one-stop shop with easy gift giving capabilities.Â With some games as low as $3.99, there are stocking stuffers and big ticket purchases all over the place.
PopCap Games: The makers of casual classics like Bejeweled, Bookwork Adventures and Peggle, PopCap doesn’t offer gift purchases directly but does allow for the purchasing of virtual gift certificates.Â An excellent option if you’re not too sure what they’d like to play.Â PC and Mac games available.
WiiWare/Virtual Console:Â If you’re a Wii owner, you can easily purchase any Virtual Console or WiiWare games as a gift for anyone on your friends list.Â As soon as their console gets the message it’ll be blinking blue to let them know there’s a surprise waiting for them!
Xbox Live Marketplace: Something similar to the WiiWare option is rumored to exist for Xbox 360 owners, but it seems as though either A) it’s no longer offered or B) it’s region specific.Â That being said, it never hurts to boot up your 360 and take a peek.Â If you do, let us know!
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg.Â What digital distribution sources do you use?Â Do they offer a “gift” option too?
Yes I know this isn’t a politics blog and I’m really not into politics either, but I can’t help but notice the chaos going on behind who should be Canada’s Prime Minister. I’m not with or against the coalition since I don’t know enough details to choose a side. I just find it strange that we cannot choose who we want as our leader in a fair democratic process. US citizens got to vote for who they would like to become their leader, why can’t we do the same?
I also don’t understand why we wasted our time voting if the results meant nothing? and how on earth can a parliment do nothing for over 2 months (not to mention the time wasted during the elections) and maintain a leading role in the world and a strong local economy?
If you’re a fan of popcorn cinemas and summer blockbusters, I probably don’t need to tell you that The Dark Knight — the biggest film of 2008 — is coming out on DVD this Tuesday December 9th. If you’re planning on picking this up (and really, who isn’t?) Empire Cinemas is hosting what could possibly be the coolest DVD release event ever. Instead of giving away movie-related tie-in’s or a bonus discount, Empire is inviting you to see the movie on the big screen one last time.
Select cities throughout Canada will be hosting the event which will kick off at 9:30pm on Monday, November 7th. Traditional DVD’s will be $25 and Blu-ray’s will be $30, and you’ll have to pay the price of admission on top of that. When the movie ends at 12:01, the cinemas will place a copy of the film in your hands to take home with you.
The Dark Knight is one of those rare films that everyone should see on the big screen. Take a peek at the list of cities hosting the event and see if one is close enough to make it happen;
AB – CALGARY – Empire Studio 10 Macleod Trail
BC – SURREY – Empire Studio 12 Guildford
MB – WINNIPEG – Empire Grant Park 8 Cinemas
NB – MONCTON – Empire 8 Trinity Drive
NL – ST. JOHN’S – Empire Studio 12
ON – KITCHENER – Empire Studio 12 Gateway Park
ON – NORTH YORK – Empire Empress Walk 10 Cinemas
ON – ST. CATHARINES – Empire Studio 8 Pen Centre