Wait, does this mean no more poutine?
Pretty sure I would die of a heart attack if I saw this thing in the wild.
This is some brilliant marketing. To spice up a listing that has gone stale for months, Jake Palmer, a RE/MAX agent based in Saint John in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, decided to use humor to attract prospective buyers.
He apparently does lots of different funny signs. Check them out here.
Here is a video that will give you an anxiety attack.
This man is somehow trapped under a train (alcohol probably involved). His buddy films and basically tells him he’s screwed. This darwin award nominee decides to take the advice if his retarded buddy and tries to get out “between wheels.” Watch until the end. (NSFW language).
The Canadian Paralympics Committee created a really great poster. Click here to view full-size image.
This is a posting from Craigslist in Vancouver, BC from a guy who had his Les Paul guitar stolen. Let’s help him get it back. Please repost and share. Full listing can be seen here.
Date: 2011-06-21, 9:11AM PDT
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
To the people who stole most of my stuff out of my studio on June 5, including my main guitar of 43 years, let me tell you about it.
It’s a very altered, but very real 1953 Gibson Les Paul Model – Serial # 3 0621 (stamped on the back of the headstock)
This is not a gold-top. In the 1950’s, it was refitted with an ABR-1 bridge and stop tailpiece, and then refinished, all by Gibson. The green colour in the picture, (especially on the rear half of the body where the light reflection is less), is accurate. It’s one of the lightest Gibson Les Pauls, and the only one of its’ colour, that I’ve ever seen.
I’ve made many other changes to this guitar in favour of playability:
–changed the P-90’s to humbuckers
–had the neck thinned and it, the back and the sides were refinished
–when it was refinished, the serial # was stamped in
–replaced worn out machine heads with gold Gibson ones
–added brass switch ring, jack plate, and rear cavity covers that were made for me by my now-deceased brother-in-law
–added a truss rod cover with “Les Paul” on it
–installed strap-locks (for obvious reasons)
–there will be traces of violin bow resin in and under various parts. It is the best guitar ever for bowing.
This is a one-of-a-kind instrument in so many ways. It is completely recognizable, down to every screw on it.
I’ve been in the music business all my life, and have a large list of friends and contacts. With the help of countless amazing people, many who I don’t even know, http://web.me.com/outgolfing/Equipment (which details what you took) has been sent across Canada and around the world to more people – musicians, music stores, pawn shops, studios, rehearsal rooms, and other musically related businesses – than I ever imagined possible. It’s been passed around since you broke in, and is continually going out to more people. In fact, I’d bet people reading this will pass the link on to others if they already haven’t. This will continue unendingly until I find my guitars and other equipment. My green Les Paul is already one of the most recognizable instruments in Canada, I can guarantee you that.
Here’s your scenario:
–No collector will want this instrument because it’s not even close to original.
–No legitimate business will buy it from you.
–Any creep who would knowingly buy a stolen guitar will give you a pittance for it.
–If you keep it for yourself, you’ll never be able to play anywhere with it, and it will tie you to the crime and to all of the other stolen equipment for as long as you have it.
–You didn’t even take the case.
It’s my most personal possession, and I have always planned for my son to have it one day. By the way, the other Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head you took was his.
It’s not of much value to you, but to me, I can’t buy another Les Paul like it because another one doesn’t exist.. Here’s a thought:
Have some decency and redeem some karma. Bring my guitar back. You’ve fucked my studio up and stolen a life-time collection of my shit. You stole my guitar rig, which was MY sound that I’ve spent years achieving.
You haven’t ripped off a money making business. You’ve ripped off my life and my spirit immeasurably by taking away the tools of the pursuit of my passion. I’ve worked extremely hard for my whole life to earn my right to do so, and you took it all away in an hour or two. You’ve also ripped off my son, now, and in the future. I don’t have the money to replace the gear, so it’s just gone.
Just give it back – NO QUESTIONS ASKED. PLEASE
There is no shortage of fish tales circulating the internet. Some last for years thanks for people like my Dad who, innocently enough, take things at face value. Other fishing resorts and guide services claim these stories as their own to bring in business. If it’s on the internet, it must be true right?
The truth is most sportsmen WANT to believe this stuff. If you hunt for fish, you have had dreams of the trophy buck or the record pike. I had a dream once that I caught a 5 lb black crappie in 3 feet of water.
The story of the record northern pike caught in Turtle Lake outside of Saskatchewan landed in my inbox again this morning. The fish pictured has been “caught” in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Baltic. The story varies a bit each time, but usually involves a guy who is landing a smaller pike only to have this monster hit it. The story ends with the fisherman landing both of them in the same net.
The story even got picked up by the Angling Times in 2007.
The most accurate story I can tell you is that the pike was actually caught in Holland by Ewout Blom. The Pike Anglers Club of Great Britian secured Ewout’s story for issue 117 of Pikelines.
As far as I know, the mystery stops here. Or does it?
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