Celebrating Canada’s 150th with the Konami Code

The Bank of Canada recently unveiled its new $10 note that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  You can view the special, commemorative bank notes on the Bank of Canada’s website, and while you’re at it, why not try entering the Konami code.

Gord Downie honoured at Assembly of First Nations

In an Assembly of First Nations meeting in Gatineau, Que., on December 6th, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip was honoured and given his Lakota spirit name: “He who walks with the stars.” Downie became a brother as he continues his personal quest to do his part for Canadian reconciliation.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

In 1971, Riff Mankowitz and a group of friends developed an idea for a children’s television show that not only tapped into their love of the Universal monsters, but was also quite original and educational.  Then independent TV channel, CHCH in Hamilton, Ontario, would go on to produce Mankowits’s show, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein,…

Tatiana Maslany FTW!

If you have never seen Orphan Black, drop everything and go binge watch it right now!  Don’t wait, just go!  Drop your Timbits and Double-Double, and go find it! I want you to understand why Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany, a who just recently won an Emmy for best actress in a dramatic TV series is…

How to dance like Gord Downie

Continuing our week of Tragically Hip love, I thought I’d share this amazing image I saw floating on the internet again.  Artist Markus Wreland was tasked by the CBC in 2013 to create an infographic of The Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie’s dance moves and hot damn, it’s fantastic.

Episode 19: Pregnancy: the Gathering

She-Geek Crystal joins Aaron, Erik, and Szpirs to talk Magic: the Gathering, Final Fantasy 15, and Street Fighter: Canadian Political Figures Edition. Many tangents ensue. What does the future hold for gestating Geek-babies? Geeks with Kids – Episode 19: Pregnancy: the Gathering