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Showing posts from February, 2011

Where to watch The Bachelor on the internet for those of us outside the US?

We have purchased the Motorolla HD PVR box earlier this year so that we can record TV programs like CSI, Criminal Minds, NBA, or The Bachelor. However, there are times when a recording is missed and you must watch that past show to understand the next. This is what happened with the The Bachelor on Monday February 14th. I forgot to record it because of Valentine's Day preparations and I was in the dog-house. I immediately tried youtube dot com. They always have all the past TV programs streaming on their web servers. Unfortunately, I get a message on the screen saying that I am not allowed to watch it because I am from Canada. Apparently, the ABC TV network only allows viewing of this show from the US. I asked around on Twitter and Facebook. Friends suggest using hulu dot com. I tried that and I got the same message about being a 2nd-class individual. Another friend suggested using an anonymizer, i.e. by using a legitimate public US proxy server. Searched online, found a few server

King George skytrain area is still a dump

I was just getting off the skytrain on my way to line up for the bus when I saw this funny scene. This woman (looked like a hooker) knocked on the door of the closed doors of the King George Smoke Shop where owner was closing up. He motioned to her that he was closed at which point she kicks the glass door. Owner was startled and he rushed to shoo her away. He opens the door and they have a short exchange of expletives I wished I could hear. This is where it got exciting. She spits in his face. The owner was so mad. She turns around to run and he bolts after her. She had a heavy bag with her but she was so much faster. They whizzed through the bus lineup and he slowed down when it was clear he couldn't match her speed. I wonder if he would have beaten her to a pulp if he caught up with her? Shop owner walks back to his store shaking his head, disappointed at the low-lifes he has to deal with around here. I hope he doesn't close shop and move elsewhere as that would really make