Hello all. Just happened upon this charming little shop, owned and operated by none other than the lovely and talented '74 grad Karin S, now known as Karin B. Unbeknownst to me, Karin has been busy with Hooked On The Lake for a number of years, selling specialty merchandise for the cottage and lake set, as well as creating her own whimsical designs. Now she has decided to relax and put her feet up (like that's going to happen!), so while you still have a chance, drop in at the shop to say hola and check out the very kitschy-cool merchandise. Just don't tell her I sent you ;)
MMC 74 Grads WHAT THE HELL. . . . So what's going on. . J & J's Friday Nite Rant is happening.. . Okay, yes the Vino is flowing freely tonight, whatever, deal with it, ... When are we getting together again...So are you guys meeting without us? Shit, we lost weight and everything, for WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? Mikey Mikey Mikey get it together man. . . COREY where the hell are you. . . SUSAN, girlfriend, WAKE THE HELL UP. . Janet, I trusted you, what the hell is going on here. . . Denise, Denise, Dennise, reallllllllllllllllly when is the next house party, yes we were absent, but trust me there were reasons . . . Jennifer, we trusted you man, Ronny Ronny Ronny, do you need a date? I am available, come on buddy, shake it up . . . Are you guys meeting at the Nob without us?????? WHAT???????? Nancy, Janis P. Marnie honey. . .what's shakin' girls?. . . So here is the deal, one year has gone by and sadly we miss you guys. Soooooooo lets set up a plan of events. Should we do a Thursday or Friday at the Nob? Or is it happening and we are out of the loop? No worries, just let us know and BAMMMMMMMMMMM we are in. Okay, no significant others as they just don't quite get it. Hope to hear from you soon with a date in place. Janie wants to go on and on and on and on. . . . but Janis, party pooper says ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! So Janis is still married, Janie is still single, (and trust me, LOOKING) and that is about it. So folks this is the shout out, lets make it happen. Mikey get on it man.
Ed. note; So, Ms. J and Ms. J can ditch us for an entire year and then expect to pick up where we left off like nothing happened? Damn right they can! These ladies know how to have fun and we'd be fools to pass that up. Who's in, and who has some ideas, especially ones that involve copious amounts of wine?
The next MMC 60th Reunion Committee meeting will be this Monday May 30 at
7 p.m., at Miles Mac in room 33. Hope to see you there
60 Swiss Bay
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Historian/Archivist - Northeast Winnipeg Historical Society
Vice Chair Miles MacDonell Collegiate Alumni Association
Chair Miles MacDonell Collegiate 60th Anniversary Committee
Courtesy of Peter Wilton, this video definitively answers that question. Apparently, really f*****g close!
Ed. note; Next time we feel the urge to complain about our seemingly cramped suburban lots, we should remember this...
If you haven't yet seen this viral video, here's your opportunity. Prepare to laugh your head off...
Absolutely hilarious, and Canadian to the core! And apparently he got away fine...
Ed. note; Good day to you all. This somewhat bleak missive arrived in our inbox this morning. Take it with a grain of salt (not too much salt, remember the blood pressure;), but most of the predictions put forth will probably hold true. Just a note on the post office warning. It appears this article had it's origins in the U.S., and their post office is indeed in big trouble. Canada Post consistently realizes a profit. Any decision to privatize in the near future will be based on ideology rather than financial concern, IMHO...
9 things that will disappear in our lifetime...
Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.
1. The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
2. The Check. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.
3. The Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
4. The Book. You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music fromiTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music.
The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can't wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a book.
5. The Land Line Telephone. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they've always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes
6. Music. This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.
Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalog items," meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."
7. Television. Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator.
Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.
8. The "Things" That You Own. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.
So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news. But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.
9. Privacy. If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone.
But you can be sure that 24/7, "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. And "They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.
All we will have that can't be changed are Memories.
RE: In remembrance of Harry Zentner; 01/25/2011;
I too had Harry Zentner as a teacher. Grade 9, TCI in Transcona. He was very influential in my live at the time. RIP Mr Zentner - you were the best.
Ed. note; It seems that those of us who weren't fortunate enough to have Harry as a teacher missed out on something quite special...
Miles Macdonell Collegiate Alumni Association
60th Anniversary Committee
Monday, April 25th, 2011 – Room 5
In attendance: Donna Cudmore, Ron Storozuk, Debb Brethauer, Susan Tighe, Filippo Zimarino, Vivien Laurie, Carmen Dondo, Rick Dondo and Maureen Silk as Recording Secretary.
Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m. Maureen Silk acted as Chair in Jim Smith’s absence.
Ron gave a financial summary of the recent Sisters of The Holy Rock concert. 219 tickets were sold. A total profit of $1,936.12 was realized, with the profits being split with the 2012 Grad Committee. Each group received $968.01. Positive feedback was received regarding the concert, especially at having it held in the Theatre instead of the Gym. There is a balance of approximately $1,900.00 in the account.
Vivien advised the 2012 Grad Committee has run into difficulty booking their Safe Grad event. The only date they could get at the venue they want is June 29th. As this impacts on the availability of students for the Musical Revue and Open House, Vivien asked if the Committee would be willing to switch the date. Discussion was held and it was agreed to move the 60th Anniversary to accommodate the school.
Motioned by Ron Storozuk and seconded by Susan Tighe to move the dates of the 60th Anniversary event to the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd, 2012 to accommodate a conflict with the Class of 2012 Safe Grad. Carried.
Vivien will advise the River East Transcona School Division and Maureen will contact Melrose Park Community Centre to see if the dates of the Wine and Cheese reception and Beer Garden can be re-scheduled. Ron will contact Rachelle Devine to see if she still wants to assist with organizing the Beer Garden. Ron will also contact Jordan Jackiew and Zane Zalis to advise them of the change.
Filippo advised his cousin is an Editor at The Winnipeg Sun and he will be conducting an interview with Stan Carbone to be published sometime in the Fall.
Ron advised Windsor Park Collegiate is having their reunion next weekend (April 30th – May 1st). Apparently they have a wonderful website and registration process. Ron advised Shelly Makus has agreed to assist with the design of the registration package and he will see if she will produce business cards with the event information to have ready to distribute at the May meeting.
Ron feels the idea of charging a $10.00 entry fee is a good one and he has not received any negative comments from anyone regarding this. Vivien suggested providing lanyards with the school logo to those who pay for the whole event.
Vivien advised that merchandise will be ordered for the event. Items such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, golf shirts, baseball caps and toques are available through the school supplier. Items such as pins, coffee mugs, pens and lanyards are available through Louise Bowles. Filippo suggested having a Silent Auction at the wine and cheese reception and donating some sweatshirts. This was agreed to. Vivien asked if people would be able to purchase merchandise with Visa or MasterCard. Ron advised a credit card machine was rented for the 50th Anniversary. Vivien believes a debit machine is used in the Cafeteria and this could be utilized.
Maureen will speak with the President of Bronx Park Community Centre to see if space is available on their digital sign to promote the event.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH, 2011
AT 7:00 P.M. IN ROOM #33
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.