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Friday, October 29th, 2010

I can hardly imagine what Gertrude’s face would like like if she didn’t use Dove Moisturizing Cream®.

Oh well, wrinkles are just a sign of maturity, nothing more, nothing less. I mean, Gertrude looks pretty darn good for a 24 year old woman.

Sure, she has more lines happening than a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, and yes, she has more teeth than a mako shark, and yes, her hair looks like it could trap a hummingbird, but…..well, that’s it really.

Did I mention she can bake a mean apple pie?


Friday, December 21st, 2007

What kind of cruel God could have allowed this to happen:

On the sidebar you will find seven clips from the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2stadium in London last week. ‘Stairway’ isn’t one of them.

Week of Death – Day 2

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The Day The Music Died

This isn’t a post about the latin guy who sang ‘La Bamba’ or The Big Bopper. Nor is this a post about Elvis, Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams Jr., Mama Cass or John Lennon. These music deaths, while somewhat tragic in their own way, can’t compare to the tragedy of December 4, 1980 as this was the day that THE GREATEST BAND IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL formally announced that it was breaking up. A simply worded press release stated that Led Zeppelin would be no more.

A few months earlier Zeppelin drummer John Henry Bonham died as only a drummer should – passing out after a Herculean drinking binge and then choking to death on his own vomit. The tight knit foursome, despite what out brother blogger Skippy Stalin may think, created the GREATEST MUSIC IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL. Their relationship was symbiotic and without one of them, musically, they couldn’t survive (I’ll post more about the greatness of Zeppelin in a few days).

I’m not the only one with mixed emotions when it comes to the legacy of Led Zeppelin, but I have always respected the fact Zeppelin has resisted the urge to stage bogus comeback or reunion tours (see: The Who), no matter how much I would loved to have seen them in concert myself. Things have a way of working out though. For the reunion show 6 nights from now Bonham’s son Jason, a professional drummer in his own right, will take to the stage with his fathers band mates. It may not be the real Led Zeppelin but it is close as we will ever get and for this one night Zeppelin will fly again. I envy the 20 000 Zep fans who’ll get to see the show.

It should also be mention that on this day in 1993, Frank Zappa, one of music’s creative giants passed away. It’s kind of hard to explain Frank Zappa if you don’t already know who he is. The YouTube clip below is a small peek at the genius that was Zappa.

Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, and The Week of Death – you only get one chance in life to write a post that goes like this.

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 , Day 5, Day 6, Day 7

Other ‘FIFTH’ Things Besides Mitchieville

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The voting for the 2007 Weblog Awards closed a few hours ago and it appears that Mitchieville finished a solid fifth place in the Best Canadian Blog category. Fifth isn’t so bad, and it is better than sixth right? So to cheer up our legions of supporters (we know who the two of you are), here is a list of other somewhat great things that are also fifth.

Beethoven’s Fifth

Led Zeppelin’s fifth album

The Fifth Beatle

The fifth wife of King Henry VIII

Canada’s fifth Prime Minister

The Fifth Element

The Fifth James Bond Movie

The Fifth Fleet

UPDATE: The 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division

Thursday, September 13th, 2007


Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones with Jason Bonaham on drums, one night only:

I’ll have more on this later.

Let’s hear it for the big loser

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

The Philadelphia Phillies, who this week became the first professional sports team to lose 10,000 games. Futility has followed them since the day they were born, and Sunday night was no different for the losingest team in sports history. Loss No. 10,000 came when Albert Pujols hit two of the St. Louis Cardinals’ six homers in a 10-2 rout.

Just to put things in perspective: I’d have to be rejected by women I hit on in bars for the next six weeks to even have a chance of surpassing that number.

Let’s hear it for the big loser: Part deux

As Michael Vick’s career goes to the dogs.

The federal indictment of the star Atlanta Falcons quarterback and Nike endorser, in one fell swoosh has dragged dogfighting into the national spotlight.

Pick a subjective word for this blood sport. Vicious. Gruesome. Inhumane. Side-splittingly hilarious. Some sick souls would say it’s honorable.

Whatever you choose, know this: Dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states. It’s a federal crime. And it’s happening in the San Joaquin Valley, where another barbaric excuse to gamble — cockfighting — is big business.

Perhaps Vick should have whipped out his penis and gone the cockfighting route?

Women are getting bullish

Women in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, world-famous for its ferocious bull-running festival, are demanding their own version complete with cows instead of bulls.

Does that mean the women who run will all be plus-sized?

Women have been allowed to take part in the San Fermin bull-running for some years but they still represent a tiny minority of the thousands of runners who attempt to dodge 600-kilo bulls along an 800-metre course through the streets of Pamplona.

I say let em run with the bulls. They won’t get hurt. Why I gored GIGC repeated just the other day and other than her repeated screams of pleasure, she seemed relatively unscathed.

Look out Barbie

Twelve inches high, these soft plush toys come in three beloved Bible characters ?
Moses, Esther and, of course, Jesus complete with biblical messages.

Like what? “Please don’t crucify me.” and “Thou shall not worship other plush dolls.”

The doll’s voice is activated when the child hugs its red heart. The simple but profound messages the dolls speak are at the heart of what these lovable teaching tools are all about. Here’s a sample of those messages:– I love you and I have an exciting plan for your life. (Jesus: Jeremiah 29:11)–

Sorry, I couldn’t find out if the dolls were anatomically correct or not. “Moses’ rope belt is hanging out of his robe. Hey! That’s not his rope belt!”

Wanna whole lotta puke

The world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, Hard Rock Park introduces Led Zeppelin – The Ride. This rock ‘n’ roll themed roller coaster will stand over 150-feet tall and feature a high fidelity onboard audio system that plays Led Zeppelin’s hit single “Whole Lotta Love” while passengers are sent through a series of six inversions. Led Zeppelin – The Ride is a mix of classic rock ‘n’ roll and amusement ride thrills. Keeping with the theme, the loading station will be designed to look like a giant zeppelin.

Way down in side….woman….you need a barf bag.

The search for the perfect opening act continues

Private Sector is still searching for interesting acts to open their fall tour. The newest acts to throw their hat into the ring for your consideration.

Sasha and Sanchez: Magic act extraordinaire- Show stopper is when Sasha pulls 22 pairs of underwear from Sanchez’s pants.


Chess Piece Face: An obscure They Might Be Giants cover band. Unlike the TMBG duo, CPF has only one member.

If you’d like to see Sasha and Sanchez or Chess Piece Face, send your choice with 2 Count Chocula box tops
to: Mitchieville, Ont. 0N0 FU2 c/o The Mayor’s office.

Truth is stranger than Strange

Friday Night Led Zeppelin Spoof

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

If you don’t know ‘The Immigrant Song’ this won’t seem as funny. As a life long Led Zep fan who has heard this song a zillion times I laughed my ass off.

The original Immigrant Song lyrics are here


Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Back in the drug fueled free lovin’ 1970’s Led Zeppelin belted out the tune “The Song Remains The Same”, if what this Winnipeg Free Press article said comes about those words will ring true once again.

According to the article it appears that dirigibles, as in the blimps of Goodyear fame, are on the comeback and will be the way of the future for air cargo transport. Sad to think, but the next giant leap forward for mankind may because of a radical rethinking of air supply.

Anything is worth a try, I mean what’s the worst that could happen? The author writes that airship transportation would be cheaper and wouldn’t produce those nasty greenhouse gases that cause global warming, which should make the tree huggers happy (all together now “Imagine there is no Greenhouse Gas producing mass air transportation, it’s easy if you try”).

I’m no crazy-assed diaper wearing NASA scientist so I really don’t know if this viable or that that this “new” idea will produce less GHG or not, but if it revives the tradition of great looking album covers (CD covers to you kids) and rock n’ roll poster art I’m all for it –link, link , link , link , and link.

BTW – Zeppelin still lives.

Posted from The Houses Of The Holy by Reg

Drawkcab gniksam

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

I remember when I was younger that stoners use to say that Led Zeppelin and the Beatles had backward maskings on their songs. For the uninitiated that means that when you play some of their tunes backwards that there were hidden lyrics. I played every Beatles and Zep song backwards and I never heard Jack shit. All I ever heard was a bunch of static, kind of like what I hear when I listen to rap played normally.

Jeff Milner would disagree with me. Jeff has a whole whack of tunes that he has messed around with and has come up with quite a collection of songs that he says uses backward masking, including “hit me baby one more time” to the classic “Pokemon rap”. How the hell did you do it Jeff?

For example, I took my copy of Stairway to Heaven (I tried it once with a live version but I couldn’t hear the message clearly) then opened it in a sound editing program (I used Windows Sound Recorder – but that was with a .wav file), and reverse it. Crop to the place with back-masking sounds. That’s it.

Jeff, have you ever eaten the head of a bat or drank the blood from a newborn baby?

No comment.

Good job avoiding the question Jeff, neep neep, Freddy is the Devil. You really should go to Jeff’s site and check it out, it’s pretty cool in a “I’m going to hell” kind of way.