Monday, December 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Attack

I was browsing around the web today, to look for material for my show, and I came across this. Now, this story falls into the category of just being awesome, but without pictures, it looses its luster. But, I could not let this story go to waste, and decided to share it to you online.

Basically, a guy who was out in the middle of Alaska, came back to his truck to see a new face hovering around his truck. Unluckily for him, his car was locked. So, after running for a couple of minutes of playing Hide N Seek, the man was able to take shelter in a truck, whose doors were not locked

You can read the Full Article Here


Friday, December 26, 2008

Late Christmas Gift from the Fold

So when I was down in Nashville in the spring, I got a chance to talk to Dan of The Fold, and he was an uber cool guy, and ever since then I have liked the Fold more (it's funny how that works). So, I am interested in hearing that the guys are going to be releasing a new album very shortly, and you can catch all the details in this video


News for '09 - Video Blog Update!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas

This is the final Wonderdog show for 2008! Yes ladies and gentlemen, I will be joining Woody on the Breakfast Club for the next 2 weeks. Gonna bring the funk to the early hours of the morning and enjoy having a normal life for a while. I'm super pumped to have nights off!

See ya in 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Do You Journal?

I've been thinking about starting to journal in the new year. I never really liked the idea of a dude keeping a diary, but I hear it's a good practise. Any dudes out here journal? Would you recommend it?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Man Of The Year

A couple weeks ago I reached into my mailbox and pulled out the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman Of The Year" edition. The good folks at SI happened to think Michael Phelps was worthy of the cover, and I can see why. I however had a different person in mind. Josh Hamilton. His story is like a fairy tale.
A golden boy, a can't miss prospect, gets involved with the wrong crowd and ends up blowing his fortune on a life of drugs, liquor and late night parties. But the story doesn't end there. He manages to get his life together and returns to baseball. In 2008 he leads the league in RBI's and puts on a show for the ages in the final All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. It's an incredible tale of a guy who got a second chance... and it's beautiful.

Who gets your nod as Man/Woman Of The Year?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Years Eve

New Years Eve is quickly approaching, and that means you need to figure out what you're doing to ring in 2009. Are you going to hang out at a friend's? Maybe go downtown to the city's celebration? Or maybe you're just going to lay low and ring it in with the fam? What are your plans?

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 Things

First off, congrats to Jamie Humby from Collingwood. She picked up a brand new Head snowboard for winning our Don't Forget The Christmas Lyrics contest.

Second, did you see this? An Iraqi journalist takes off his shoes and throws them at President Bush! The Prez dodged them like a pro, but this was intense! Could you picture what would have happened had it been Stephen Harper? Dude would have taken a wingtip to the melon. I'm impressed with Bush's quickness.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I had the pleasure of driving to Toronto today to pick up a bed so my brother in-law has something to sleep on when he comes out our way over Christmas, and on my journey to (and from) Toronto, Crystal and I had some time to talk. On the way home we began to talk about her grandparents, and their "status" when it comes to faith. (ie: which side of the fence they are on.) Which brought up some questions in my mind. What makes someone a Christian? Could it be that you just say a prayer and it's done? What if you say the prayer but don't mean it? What if you never say the prayer? How come Jesus never led anyone through the sinners prayer? If his disciples never prayed the prayer, does that mean they don't go to heaven? Your eternal destination cannot rest on one little prayer can it? What about if you pray the prayer and you go on to live a life that is in no way "Christian"? Can you lose your salvation?

If it's more about the condition of the heart, then does the fact you repeated after the pastor have any bearing on your salvation? Wouldn't that make it a works based salvation?

What makes someone a Christian anyway? You've got so many different "portraits" of what it means to be a Christian. You've got Creflo Dollar at one end of the spectrum. Prosperity gospel is his schtick. Name it and claim it! What about Mother Teresa? She went and lived in the slums of Calcutta. One says God wants you to own that mansion and drive that nice car. One says we need to be reaching the poor, because "in the poor we meet Jesus in the most distressing disguises." So which one of them has it nailed? What does it mean to be a fully devoted Christian?

Who's right? The person that is constantly seeking more of the Holy Spirit, (filling their cup), handing out tracts and sharing the good news with everyone they come across? Or the person that spends their weekends working with special needs kids and loving them in the name of Jesus?

I'm not sure I have the right answer.

I work for a Christian radio station...

I call myself a Christian...

Often I read my Bible out of obligation, not because I want to...

I go through periods where I don't crack open my Bible for weeks...

I know I have so much, yet I crave more...

I find ways to rationalize my sin...

I blame others for my short-comings...

I'm a crappy Christian with more questions than answers...

BUT I know there is a God who loves me more than I could ever imagine, and that even when I give up on myself, he still sees the best in me. One thing I know for sure: I Am Loved!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Advent Conspiracy

I heard about this thing called the Advent Conspiracy a couple weeks ago, but I never really looked into what it actually was. Well, today a friend of mine sent me this video that is about the campaign. As I watched it, something inside of me was awakened. What if we actually did this? Like, for real did this. What kind of change do you think we'd see?

Monday, December 8, 2008


I got an email today from a guy asking if re-gifting is wrong. I said "no." If it's still in mint, unused condition I don't see a problem with it. What do you think?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gift Card Christmas

For Group Therapy Thursday tonight we asked if it was ok to do a "gift card Christmas." Here's the scenario:
Luke has trouble buying gifts for his family. They are extremely hard to buy for. So Luke decided it would be easier to just get them all gift cards. That way he spends exactly what he budgets for, and it's a lot easier than searching for the elusive "perfect" gift. When Luke told his buddies they said gift cards are cop-outs, that they aren't real gifts. So Luke has a decision to make... Does he ditch the gift card idea?

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Clearing The Air

Let me clear the air about my feelings towards winter. It's not that I dislike the snow... it's the context that the snow falls in. For example: If I'm spending a week at Mammoth or Big White, then I'm praying for a healthy dumping of white gold every night. Then I love snow. I love spending an epic day on the mountain with a couple feet of fresh pow, then coming in to the chalet and watching the sun set from the hot tub. Followed by a hearty supper feast. In that context I love snow. I watched some vids from Poorboyz and Matchstick today and I was ready to throw my gear in the car and go build some kickers in a field somewhere. (But I had to go to work) There are times that I love snow!

There are times when I'm not a fan of snow. Like when I have to drive around Barrie in it. Trying to get up the many hills the city offers becomes a challenge in my little car.

My point is, I love snow... as long as I can take advantage of it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Shopping

There are a number of blogs I read on a semi-regular basis. Mental Floss just happens to be one of them. They recently posted a blog about the 5 pitfalls of Christmas shopping, and I think it's a solid read. I just want to give you a heads up.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Wonderdog.

Now go read it!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Time

So now that you've made public your Christmas Wish List... What are you doing to help make someone else's Christmas merrier? (Is that a word?)