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A Christmas Memory

Posted By: Chris Van Tassel · 12/24/2012 6:17:00 AM
One year back in the late 70's while preparing my list for Santa I stumbled upon the must have item for all of time! The item that would save me from any further bruising or teasing from my big brother. Yes, with this item from the Christmas Wish Book - I would rule the school! I'd be the Bee's Knee's - the Cat's Pajama's....
This item would protect me at all times and this item would become my best friend till the end... that's right camper's - I was going to get the Incredible "Walking" Hulk
I got the Incredible Walking Hulk on Christmas morning from Santa, along with a note that said that Santa's Elves hadn't had a chance to finish working on the Hulk.
His "walking" technology had been put on backwards! The Hulk wouldn't be able to come to my rescue in a fight or confrontation...nope he'd be a ...

Millbrook Band Members Peaceful Protest Information

Posted By: Chris Van Tassel · 12/20/2012 4:35:00 PM

Hey Gang,

Today I had the chance to chat with Michael Stephens. Michael is one of the organizers of the peaceful protest against Bill C-45 on December 21st (Highway 102 from 10am till 4pm)

Below are all the details on the event and if you missed the interview today, the audio is also posted!

Thanks for checking out my blog, and thanks to Michael for taking time out of his busy day to chat with me!

Chris V.T

Millbrook Band Members Protest Information

There will be a peaceful protest against Bill C-45 on Highway 102 at Exit 13 A on

Friday December 21, 2012 from 10AM - 4PM. The plan is to gather together with

Canadians to assist in standing against the undermining of Native Treaties and the

Canadian environment. Highway 102 will be turned into a single lane highway for both

northbound and southbound traffic to hand out pamphlets ...

Paul McCartney plays with surviving members of Nirvana

Posted By: Chris Van Tassel · 12/13/2012 8:43:00 AM

Paul McCartney was joined by the surviving members of Nirvana at New York City's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night during the 12-12-12 concert. The former Beatle and Nirvana's drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic performed a new song called "Cut Me Some Slack." The song is set to be the first song from Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary.




Posted By: Chris Van Tassel · 11/1/2012 2:27:00 PM

Hey Campers!

Check it out! 

Celebration Day:
On December 10, 2007Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen and heard only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery, until now…
Celebration Day
is the name ...

Top 10 Excuses for Failing an Olympic Drug Test

Posted By: Chris Van Tassel · 7/20/2012 4:06:00 AM

Hey Campers!

We're one week away from the 2012 Olympics inLondon, when for two weeks, athletics will take center stage around the world. But along with the achievements of these world class athletes, the games will most likely also include some controversy.

Here are 10 of the most ridiculous failed drug test excuses used by Olympic athletes caught cheating:

10. French tennis player Richard Gasquet tested positive for cocaine and said it's because he kissed a cocaine-using girl the night before.

9. Czech tennis player Petr Korda said he ate a piece of veal that had been injected with a hormone.

8. American cyclist Tyler Hamilton's blood test discovered someone else's blood in his system, which he claimed was from a lost twin brother that he'd absorbed in utero.

7. American sprinter Justin Gatlin claimed a masseuse rubbed a steroid-based cream on his body.

6. American sprinter Marion Jones lied ...