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Monday, September 27, 2010

Hurricane Igor Slams Newfoundland

Been a little out of commission due to work and the recent hurricane, Igor, that slammed into St. John's, Newfoundland last week.

Hit the jump for some great shots from one of my friends who is a photographer here in St. John's, Sandra Lee Elford.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater leaves the band

This is devastating news as a Dream Theater fan AND as a Portnoy fan.
He says it's on good terms... and it's something he never wanted to do... I know he was touring/recording with Avenged Sevenfold this year as well, but I didn't think this would be the result.

Hit the jump for the full statement, from Portnoy's Facebook page in a note he wrote.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Top 10 Bar No-No's, As Seen By A Bartender

After bartending for a while, at a few different types of bars, I've wanted to compile a list of things that really get under my skin.  With this post, I introduce the first guest post on RDB, from Tim Corbett. We worked together to bring you this list that you should keep in mind the next time you head to a bar, pub or club.

It's only meant to help, because as much as most people don't want to believe it... there are two sides of the bar.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico just hours ago.  This is only 4 months after BP's Deepwater Horizon project sank and started pumping barrels of oil into the ocean.

Hit the jump for an aerial picture and some commentary.

UPDATE 6:13PM: The 13 missing workers were found in the water and are ok.
UPDATE 6:17PM: Platform still on fire.
UPDATE 6:34PM:  Mariner Energy and Apache Corp cited multiple safety violations this year alone totaling almost one million USD. Source

Hurricane season? Never would have known!

All this talk about Hurricanes lately has got me thinking.  I live on an island in the North Atlantic, and suffer some pretty unfavourable weather, but we don't get it as bad here as some places a little further south.  Why live in these locales?  Is the fantastic weather really worth the risk?

Hit the jump for a really cool shot of both Danielle and Earl from space, and another of just Earl as it gains strength.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello, is this thing on?

My first blog post.

Welcome, and thanks for reading.  I'll tell you a little about myself and what to expect from this blog in the future, so hopefully you'll understand where I'm coming from on most things.

Hit the jump to learn more!