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What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 8 March 2010 2:42 PM

What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that they’d all go pee between periods.

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iPhone Battery Trouble Solved: It Was Software

Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 8 March 2010 2:13 PM

iPhone Battery Trouble Solved: It Was Software

The inquiries and comments started coming shortly after I put up my post about spotting Alan Alda at the Apple store. People wanted to know more about the real reason I was there: to ask for a solution to my growing low-battery problem with my iPhone 3GS.

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Front Page Tally: March 8

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 8 March 2010 11:13 AM

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Oscars results 29
Voting in Iraq begins 25
Spokesman for al-Qaida arrested 13

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Can I Please See Your Picture ID, Mr. Alda?

Written by Pats Papers | Friday, 5 March 2010 11:56 PM

Can I Please See Your Picture ID, Mr. Alda?

I spent an hour at the Apple Store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan tonight, as I work toward resolution of my iPhone battery trouble. While I was there, actor Alan Alda stopped in to retrieve his repaired Macbook.

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Guide to the Oscars

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 5 March 2010 1:19 PM

Guide to the Oscars

The Oscar buzz has been percolating for months and now that the day is almost here, I thought a little round up of Oscar-related stories was in order.

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Front Page Tally: March 5

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 5 March 2010 11:22 AM

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Blasts in Iraq kill 17 as voting begins 11
Tax relief to employ joblessl 7

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Pat’s View on Gladiator Sandals

Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 4 March 2010 1:39 PM

Pat’s View on Gladiator Sandals

I did an interview with Bryce Gruber from The Luxury Spot a few days ago. We talked about a lot of things, from where I like to eat in the city to how I like to sign autographs. But I’m quite positive it is my final quote that will be best remembered.

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Front Page Tally: March 4

Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 4 March 2010 12:03 PM

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Obama demands health care vote 23
New prostate screening advice 10
Rangel steps down 8

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Our Man in Tehran: 30th Anniversary of Iran Escape

Written by Pats Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 5:58 PM

Our Man in Tehran: 30th Anniversary of Iran Escape

I was at a Canadian Consulate event in New York this week to mark the 30th anniversary of the “Canadian Caper.” The guest of honour was Ken Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran who got six American diplomats to safety in the midst of the US embassy hostage situation. The conversation turned to his work as a spy and the story’s “Hollywood” ending.

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Front Page Tally: March 3

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 11:24 AM

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Saturday mail delivery may be cu 15
Sen. Bunning relents, funding passes 14
Toyota’s sales nosedive, all others up 12
Chile quake response 11
Gun rights in Supreme Court 9

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