Monday, July 31, 2006

Top 5 Reasons it's too Hot to Post

1) No A.C.

2) My knees are sweating.

3) My computer is throwing off heat.

4) I couldn't possibly come up with anything clever to say.

5) A cold shower is waiting.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Top 5 Songs That Remind Me of Slow Dancing with Boys

1) Crazy For You - Madonna

2) Wind of Change - Scorpions

3) November Rain - Guns n' Roses

4) Forever Young - Alphaville

5) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Top 5 Worst Album Covers Ever






With thanks to Boz.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Top 5 Things We Learned From Canada's Next Top Model

This is adapted from Vinay Menon's Article 'Down to the Underwire' in the Star today - they're too funny not to include them just 'cause I didn't come up with the list.

1) It is possible to smile using only your eyes.

2) Models have the worst fake coughs.

3) Models have trouble hearing foghorns.

4) You can now affix a "y" or "ish" to any word in the English language.

5) When in doubt, a young model should ... SCREAM! Or count to 10 getting progressively more psychotic.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Top 5 Hockey Tips From My Hockey Buddies*

1) Stay open.

2) Take the shot.

3) Don't give up on the puck.

4) Go to the net.

5) Stay in your lane.

*Much argued over while drinking beers at the Rhino. Dutifully recorded on the back of a band-aid.

Top 5 Things I'll Miss About My Old Job

1) Nicole's parcels, Georgina's outfits, Lorrie's expressions, Jenny's gardening tips, Sharelle's advice, Amy's stories, and Stefania's soccer talk!

2) Treats! Treats! Treats!

3) Singing in the office.

4) Lunch by the Lake.

5) Benefits. (duh!)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Top 5 Cyril Takayama Magic Tricks

Cyril Takayama is a performance artist from Hollywood who is, clearly, Big In Japan. I love watching these videos because a) they're freakin' cool; b) Cyril's Japanese is so clear, I can actually catch a few words here and there (and then I feel like a smarty pants); c) I love the particular brand of wackiness that is a Japanese TV program; and d) the sounds that the Japanese make to express awe and amazement are so great! Sore wa sugoi ne.

1) Burger Trick

2) Chopsticks Trick

3) Glass and Card Trick

4) Levitation Trick

5) Candy Trick

With thanks to Big T.

Top 5 Meals in Downtown Toronto for Under $5

1) A tosta mista (toasted ham & cheese) at Nova Era (770 College St. & others) - $3.75

2) A falafel at Ghazale (504 Bloor St.) - $2.49

3) A slice of calabrese pizza at Amato's (534 Queen St. W. & others) - $4.25

4) A bowl of beef noodle soup at Pho Hung (350 Spadina St.) - $4.25-$5

5) A chicken empanada at Jumbo Empanadas (245 Augusta Ave.) - $3.50

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Top 5 Cuties in Hockey

1) Sydney Crosby

2) Cam Ward

3) Eric Lindros

4) Eric Staal

5) Martin Brodeur

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Top 5 Totally Awesome 80s & 90s Videos

Asia - Heat of the Moment

Great hair, Great tune!

A-Ha - Take On Me

Still cool. Where's my comic strip boyfriend?

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

This one's really worthing sticking with until the end -- keep your eyes peeled for creepy, bright-eyed choir boy (who flies!)

Journey - Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart)

Oh Steve Perry. You're so earnest. Why doesn't anyone really mean it like you do anymore?

INXS - Need You Tonight/Mediate

It's really the Mediate video that I'm loving here, but Need You Tonight is still a damn fine song. And best of luck to you J.D., but far as I can tell, you got nothing on Michael.

Thanks to Pitchfork for the inspiration.

Top 5 Sites for Finding Phone Numbers

1) Canada 411 - good for numbers in Canada (no duh, eh?)

2) - good for US numbers

3) Infobel - for numbers in the rest of the world

4) GEDS - for finding people in the Canadian government so they can trap you in voicemail hell

5) World Time Server - OK, this one doesn't really help you find numbers, but it does tell you what time it is in Djibouti, so when you call your buddy there, he won't be mad at you for waking him up, and he'll still give you the number for his cute cousin who's visiting Toronto next week

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Top 5 Albums to Listen to While Painting Trim

1) Rufus Wainwright - Self-titled

2) Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

3) Paul Simon - Graceland

4) Postal Service - Give up

5) Abba - Gold

Top 5 Reasons I'd Make a Good Wife to an Aging Rockstar

1) I can actually sing: when he gets old and nostalgic and wants to include his family in future albums, I won't be an embarassment.

2) I have a thing for crinkly-eyed men.

3) I'm kinda' ok at catching things, so when he falls out of a tree, I'm there.

4) No pornstar past to speak of.

5) I know a thing or two about rockin' out.

Top 5 Inspirations for JC's Top Five

1) Rob Fleming

2) C.H.'s ever-evolving list of top five crushes

3) Sharelle

4) Boredom

5) My high-larious roommate