In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The CBC, and The Intercept, intentionally not filling holes it found in the Google App Store and a popular web browser, in order to infect targets of spying. The result is that hostile governments and hackers could also use these holes if they independently discovered them.
Before the final leg begins, Phil, like us, reflects on the fact that despite starting with a lot of promising teams, we somehow got down to a pair of bland nobodies, two irritating douchebags, an epic train wreck of a team, and a very nice couple that stands no chance. Unlike us, Phil tries to […]
Well, that was amazing. I mean, I have not seen that many unbelievable, awesome twists and turns in a long while. It was funny, it was exciting, it had a great finish that left me wanting more, and the fight scenes! Wow, just the fight between Skye and the redheads alone was… Wait, sorry. I […]
‘Merica…come on now. Let’s get some relief for your mothers.John Oliver explains on Mother’s Day how America really feels about its mothers – by asking them to get back to work.XOXOJes…
Sorry I’m now officially a week behind on the Amazing Race with no Batfleck to make up for it; it’s been crazy busy this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up for the finale. But that means that “last time” is actually two times ago, when we were all in Amsterdam together and […]
Since I’m definitely THAT kind of person who has a strong urge to pick up curb side finds, scour the flea markets and yard sales for DIY projects, the experts on the show Buy It! Fix It! Sell It! have inspired […]
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s subjective and usually based off of societal standards, created and perpetuated by the media. These are what that help define our personal ideas of beauty and in turn, become […]
Previously in the Race: Phil sums up two hours of racing in under a minute with, “Everyone ran around Africa for two straight legs and Steve and Aly couldn’t get out of last.” Would that I could have done the same. Before we go anywhere, we get our first good old-fashioned Eat/Sleep/Mingle since…what, TAR 5? […]
Has a petition been created for fans to boycott Grey’s Anatomy for the rest of its existence? If there isn’t, I will start one and be the first to sign. #boycottgreysanatomyDear Shonda Rhimes,Words cannot express the rage and sadness I feel, but I will…
As you can tell by the double title, this is a double-length episode. The reasons they didn’t spread this out over two weeks will become increasingly clear as the episode goes on, but here’s a hint: It rhymes with “two granti-climactic jeppisodes in a row”. But before the airquote excitement starts, we get a reminder […]
My husband and I are just in the final stages of a whole-house renovation, which included a brand new kitchen. Coming from our fairly small, badly-laid out previous kitchen, I was insistent on trying to make better use of the […]
Previously on the Race: Did we mention the new 2015 Ford Focus enough yet? Yes? Well too FREAKING bad. Oh yes, and Kurt and Bergen failed harder than 95% of the contestants ever. Before we even begin, we get some new footage of Blair and Hayley arguing in Munich, as if the editors are saying, […]
It looks like seventh time’s the charm! A mom of six boys had one of the happiest surprises of her life when she learned her baby-to-be was going to be a girl. In the video, which was captured by close […]
We all tell lies maybe to get us out of a predicament or to avoid confrontation. Some are harmless, right? “Yes, that’s dinner you whipped up was fabulous!” And what about The Easter Bunny, Santa, and Tooth Fairy? But what […]
Previously on the Race, one night in Bangkok made the New Kids humble, and this time there wasn’t a non-elimination leg to save them. The Blind Date teams finally started getting down to the awkward truth that TV’s most brutally difficult reality competition is probably not the best way to start a relationship, and we […]
Sindy with an S was voted off of Big Brother Canada the second week into the game, but we may not have seen the last of her yet. Sindy and Risha both sit waiting to see if they will be able to go back into the house…and on Sunday another person will …
Big Brother Canada season three premieres tonight on Global, and no one is as excited about this as the BBCAN host Arisa Cox. “It is so huge, we are so thrilled!…because it’s on Global in prime time, I excited for the people who have never seen the show or have watched maybe one episode of Big Brother US and they don’t know what all the fuss is about – when they see tonight’s episode, they will be believers,” said Arisa when I talked to her this morning.
I think all of the regular Big Brother fans were excited last year when the announcement came out that the reality show would be moving from the specialty channel Slice over to the main Shaw channel Global. With the audience reach widening, there are all sorts of opportunities to make believers out of all Canadians instead of just the die hards.
If I were Arisa, all I would be thinking about would be the jump in audience. With so many more people potentially watching the show, would that put Arisa off her game? In her words, no. “…if one person is watching or if 3 million people are watching, I always want it to be the best.”
I tried to get Arisa to give me some spoilers (if I were her I would have given them to me and no one else – obviously), but she would not budge. What she did tell me, “We’ve got a ton of superfans in the house…everybody knows the game, everybody knows the show. They are well versed…As a production team we are going to make them throw all that stuff out the window.” So basically – get ready for a season of twists.
“What we have planned for the season is so next level – you won’t be able to look away,” said Arisa. I am counting on it.
Big Brother Canada premieres tonight on Global TV at 9 PM MST/8 PM EST…Arisa will be wearing a navy and black dress as all the superfans walk into the house.
This week’s recap covers the fact that nothing much happened, since it was a non-elimination leg that involved one team being stuck at the airport for ages. But Phil makes it sound more exciting than it was, because he’s Phil! Before they leave, recently engaged team Matt and Ashley gets to watch a pretty neat […]
It’s not everyday you receive a bionic arm from your favourite superhero. But young Alex Mead got just that when he got to spend a special afternoon with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Alex, who was born with a partially developed arm, […]
Last week on the Race, as Phil reminds us from the get-go, it proved to be an extremely dumb idea to take selfies next to a moving train. (Although not as dumb as taking them in front of one.) Team Broken Compass was eliminated, but they saved the obnoxious “peace out” gesture for this episode […]
As parents we sometimes wonder what the future will be like for our kids. What will they become when they are adults? For example, you see your kid playing endless hours with Lego and what goes through your mind? Maybe […]
If you and your kids are fans of smash hit Family Channel television show The Next Step, you definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to see the dancers in person and on stage. We had a chance to catch the […]
When it comes to eating unfamiliar foods, young children tend to be very picky! And in the latest viral video to hit the web, we get to see just how picky they can be by eating breakfast meals from all […]
Not everyone gets excited over the idea of being an older sibling. And some of them definitely aren’t afraid to show it. It looks like little 2-year-old Piper was more than happy being an only child, because as soon she found […]
Over the holiday break I had this conversation with friends and family about what books we’ve read and then which corresponding movies we’ve watched. Are the characters in the movie or show who you’ve imagined? With the highly anticipated 50 […]
My Canadian television dreams have come true. As we all know, I am obsessed with the Levys – OBSESSED. When Dan and Eugene are photographed together I die. When you put the two of them and Catherine O’Hara in a TV show I basically…just…how am I bre…
Today, TVO launched a new live-action mystery solving kids series, Odd Squad, with math in mind. But before your kids tune out listen up! It’s not “ugh, math”…but a more “oh, that’s soooo cool math!” The television series involves a […]
In my next life I am going to be a meteorologist. The only job that seems to be safe even if you’re wrong in weather predictions. About two months ago, one had proudly proclaimed that we are in for a […]
We’re big fans of the original content offered on Netflix and this latest was recently announced! All Hail King Julien debuts December 19 and features the loveable lemur character Julien — aka the world’s biggest party animal! This all-new Netflix […]
Listen, I love prank videos as much as the next person. You know, the ones where people jump out of closets to scare unsuspecting victims, switching sugar to salt — that kind of stuff. The kind of prank where both parties […]
Guys, did you hear? Halloween is on a Friday this year! Awesome! Which means the kids can stay up a little later and adults may choose to continue the night of spellbound fun to the wee hours of the morning! […]
Award-winning actor Jean-Michel Le Gal stars in the new teen comedy Max and Shred (Nickelodeon and YTV). The show is about a unlikely friendship that forms when an easy-going superstar snowboarder moves in with a academic whiz kid and his […]
I’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like to be on one of those cooking reality shows. You know, the ones where you’re under pressure and then presented to highly regarded food critics — like a sacrificial lamb? Yep. I recently […]
There’s been a lot of talk on weather and climate change lately, but this is hands down the most heated weather debate I’ve seen thus far. I mean, is it really raining outside or is it just sprinkling? We can’t […]
By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]