Mike Morrison

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In Alberta, It Feels Like We're Voting for the First Time Ever

(27) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 8:33 AM

Nine years ago, it was my first Federal election as an Albertan and I thought my computer was broken. As polls closed and the results began to appear on the Elections Canada website, I immediately thought something was wrong. The entire province of Alberta was blue. I kept hitting refresh,...

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Do the Live Feeds Ruin Big Brother Canada?

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Anyone who's become mildly obsessed with the guilty pleasure that is Big Brother Canada knows that being a fan of the show comes with certain risks, none of which is more annoying than how easy it is to hear spoilers week in and week out.

The spoilers...

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Why Justin Bieber Is a Better Person Than You

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 1:02 PM

It's been only five years since Justin Bieber first started uploading videos onto YouTube. In that time, his videos have amassed millions of views, and countless fans around the world. But as impressive as those numbers are, like so many Canadian acts before him (Nickelback, Celine Dion) the number of...

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Helping Portlandia Find a Home on Netflix Canada

(2) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 9:02 AM

Over the Christmas break I spent time catching up my neglected Netflix Canada account. And while scanning the ever-expanding library, I noticed they'd added Portlandia, a small show that features Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and has a loyal and devoted online following. I'd heard it was funny, but otherwise...

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The Timelessness of A Christmas Carol

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 1:50 PM

The production of A Christmas Carol is a long-standing holiday tradition in Calgary. In fact, with this year's Theatre Calgary's production, it's been staged now for 25 straight years. And, thanks to a hearty $1 million donation from a local family, the show still breathes life as fresh...

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Done With DVR

(13) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 9:06 AM

Want to make television better? Watch it live!

As life gets busier and busier, I find quality time with my friends and yes, my television becoming more and more rare, which is sad, because before Facebook, Twitter and even ICQ, some of my best friends could always be found on...

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Why is the Canadian Media Ruining TIFF?

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 12:43 PM

We're only a few days into the Toronto International Film Festival and I'm already exhausted. The parties, the red carpets, the celebrity encounters. It's absolutely draining. Oh, maybe I should clarify that I'm still in Calgary, I'm mostly just tired of hearing about the festival from Canadian media outlets, since...

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My Tim Hortons Double-Double Happily Runneth Over

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 9:41 AM

I think a famous actor once said, "I think we're going to need a bigger cup of coffee!"

Well fans of Tim Hortons will soon get exactly that. It's just been announced that some stores in Ontario will soon be testing a larger 24oz cup. Tim Hortons loyalists are already...

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Almost 30 and Still Hooked on Degrassi

(5) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 11:13 AM

As I get ready to enter my third decade on this earth, I realize now that I'm genetically disposed to hate teenagers. With the confidence of my 20s fading, I feel an awkward amount of jealously towards those who don't know about hair-loss and car insurance. Yet for some reason,...

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Top Chef Canada Finale: Too Close to Call?

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2011 | 4:14 PM

If you had asked me three months ago if I could ever fall in love with a kitchen-based reality show that didn't involve a screaming British man, I would have told you that you were crazy -- crazy like a fox.

But then, after seeing months and months of...

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