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Diner Dash – Free

I don’t own an iPhone or iPad but I love Diner Dashicon. It’s fun. And the ap is being offered for free for iPhone and iPad users for New Years Day.

Thought i’d bump it.

I Need That Record

I just rented this documentary on Netflix and I thought i’d bump it on this blog.

Basically it’s about the rise and fall of record stores in the United States, which was unfortunately mirrored here in Canada.

The record store is a rarity now outside of the major cities of Canada because of the conveniences of the internet but vinyl has retained a charm and sound that people still enjoy to this day.

Additional information on this film can be found on the film’s official site.

Platinum Blonde on iTunes

Canadian 80’s new wave rock band Platinum Blonde has finally had their three studio albums re-released.

Standing In the Dark, Alien Shores and Contact – Platinum Blonde are now available on iTunes

And don’t call me Shirley…

Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen died yesterday of complications from pneumonia at the age of 84.

According to a family member he had recently been hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the condition and passed away quietly Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

Having been too young to have seen Airplane! in theaters when it had been released, I had become a fan since the release of Naked Gun.

Though I was aware of him as an actor on television, most of the rolls I had known him for while growing up was for his dramatic portrayals of top ranking police officers and military brass. And Police Squad had been canceled within a few episodes in 1982 so this series basically flew below my radar until the release of the Naked Gun film in late 1988.

I of course now own all of the series on DVD, television episodes included. But I still occasionally watch Naked Gun on American television for the hilarious deleted scenes that have yet to have been released on DVD.

This series has unfortunately not been released on blu-ray and it appears that only The Naked Gun – From the Files of Police Squad! and Police Squad!: The Complete Series are in print in Canada at the moment, though a Naked Gun Gift Set appears to be available for pre-order.

Discounted Music Downloads

Canadian Mastercard users can save 25% off purchased of 10 Tracks or more from Choose Your Songs, a site that contains the most popular Universal Music tracks off Puretracks.

I don’t know when it expires but the promo code for this offer is MASTERCARD25OFF.

Wireless Reader Includes Free Bell Wi-Fi

Canadian owners of the new Kobo Wireless eReader will be able to access free, unlimited Wi-Fi from Bell at select Starbucks stores across Canada.

The November 25th, 2010 press release states that there are over 800 Bell Wi-Fi Hotspots available. Click here to search for the nearest location and additional information.

Kobo wifi eReader