We Got Trees, Baby

If there is one thing we have not shortage of in New Brunswick, it trees. The Forestry Sector in NB is one of the Major supporters to our economy. We have had Sawmills and Pulp and Paper Mills all over this Province. If your in NB you’re never far from the woods.

Although this plate is a little Tongue-In-Cheek, the Forestry Industry is very important to New Brunswick. We would do well to remember this, and treat this beautiful Land with Care and Respect.

North Star Sports Bar Memorial Plate

Fredericton is soon to be in a Sad State. It is losing it’s only strip club. The North Star Sports Bar, located on Fredericton’s North Side.

The city is buying the Property under the Guise of Saving us from the Hell’s Angel, who it has been reported, were interested in the Premises. I have no idea if this is true, and frankly, I don’t give a shit. What kind of city has No Strip Club.

The club was never known as a High Class Strip Bar. The Logo itself was an obvious rip-off of the Minnesota North Star’s Logo. Not only was it a strip bar, but a Pub that served food. Are Crabs on the Menu today? And after an inspection of the property the City found the Area to be Contaminated. Insert VD joke Here. But one thing the North Star did do well was keep the Province’s Capital City one more step away from becoming a very Conservative, Uptight, Yuppie Utopia.

City By-Laws will keep any other Strip Clubs from popping up anytime in the foreseeable future. So this is goodbye North Star. You will be missed.

Run With Us

Growing up in rural NB, a big part of a lot of kid’s childhood was TV. And in rural NB there ain’t that many options. We had 5 channels in Jemseg, two of which were the same (one with better reception) and another was French. Which I do not speak. Sacrebleu! So 3 options basically. And any cartoon that was on was the obvious winner.

One such winner was the Animated Program The Raccoons. Maybe you remember it. Bunch of animals in the forest. Environmental lessons. Cyril Sneer. If you remember anything about this cartoon it’s probably Cyril Sneers nose.

This show, and in particular the shows ending credit’s music, has made a resurgence in my life thanks to the ending credit’s of another soon to be Canadian Classic. The Halifax Produced Exploitation Film, Hobo with a Shotgun.

Run With Us by Lisa Lougheed is 80’s-Tastic and the Song is Catchy as Hell. She even voiced Lisa on The Raccoons. This Song will stay with me until the Day I Die. Here is the Hobo Mash-Up Version.

Buddy Guy at Harvest Jazz & Blues 2011

Apparently Buddy Guy has been booked as an All-Star replacement for Gregg Allman at this years Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, NB.

Allman has been suffering from health issues for some time. This is actually the second year in a row he has had to pull out of the Festival.

I for one am very satisfied with the Festival’s choice for a replacement. Buddy Guy is a legend in his own time. Me and Dane actually watched ‘Hustle & Flow’ this past weekend, and the opening credits feature the most Groovin’ Buddy song you will ever hear. Check it below.

Dooryard

This plate is dedicated to the word Dooryard. I had no idea, until probably 5 years ago, that this word is almost never heard outside of Carleton County NB. It’s mostly just another word for yard.

There is even a Dooryard Beer made by the fantastic Brewing Co. out of Fredericton NB, Picaroons. DRINK IT!!!

Another good word is piss-cut. Or as my co-worker says piss-cuttin-er. It means to go fast. ‘He was just piss-cuttin-er down the road’ for example.

If you like these check out this wonderful website…

http://www.dooryard.ca/index0.html

McCain Super Fries

McCains Foods is the Largest Supplier of French Fries in the World. It was founded in 1957 by the four McCain brothers, in Florenceville, NB. According to Wikipedia (it’s a fine reference, Go To Hell!!!) McCains Foods supplies 1/3 of the Worlds French Fries.

You remember Jay…

You have New Brunswick to thank for your Super Fries.

Put Donald Sutherland on the License Plate!!!

New Brunswick recently decided that it didn’t like our old slogan of ‘Be…In This Place’. Nobody liked it. And it didn’t really make much sense anyway. So me and Dane put our heads together, and have come up with, what we feel are, some sure fire winners.

First up is our tribute to the man from Saint John, New Brunswick. You may know him from the films ‘M*A*S*H’, ‘National Lampoons Animal House’ or even ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’. Donald Sutherland.