Archive for the category "history"

Hosers and Fifty Mission Caps


Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 — 9:50am PDT
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I’ve learned a thing or two in the last couple of days that may seem completely automatic for any other Canadian, and for this I apologize. The first being the origin of the word “hoser”, which is a commonly used Canadian slang term, similar to calling someone a “loser”, popularized by Bob and Doug of […]

Canucks Towel Power


Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 — 9:01am PDT
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Towel Power [wiki] is as much a fixture of Canuck playoff dreams as the “Believe” sign and TSN/CBC personalities’ anti-Vancouver commentary. As the Canucks coach during a 1982 playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks, he [Roger Neilson] felt his team was unfairly penalized on several occasions during the third period. He took a white trainer’s […]

An Epic Of the Most Brilliant Feats


Sunday, January 21st, 2007 — 12:41pm PDT
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I’ve watched more sports on TV in the last year that I have ever before. It helps when you are the co-host of a hockey podcast, but I’ve been watching Canucks games my entire life. The difference this year is that I’m watching more football than I ever thought possible, that’s what I get for […]

Skating Under Robson


Friday, December 15th, 2006 — 9:42pm PDT
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The appeal of the heinously overpriced Rockefeller Centre Ice Rink [wiki] is not just to those who like to ice skate. It’s the experience and just being able to say you did it, like all those people you see in the movies falling in love amidst the twinkle of falling snowflakes. Little do some know, […]

i'm not a city girl


Thursday, October 5th, 2006 — 10:30am PDT
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That’s what my Oma (grandma) said to us last night. She said that even Surrey is getting too big for her, “I’m not a city girl”. She grew up in a small village in what was then Yugoslavia. After meeting my Opa (grandpa), having my aunt and mother, the family moved to Canada in the […]

best of vancouver?


Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 — 12:38am PDT
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While out in Surrey this evening, we got our paws on a copy of the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver edition. We browsed through, agreed with some picks, strongly disagreed with others (eg. my dad and John could not believe that Beaver Lake was best urban oasis). While on the topic of things Vancouver, I […]

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