December 4, 2006

Sask Bloggers

Karen Brownlee of the Regina Leader Post interviewed a number of Saskatchewan bloggers a week or so ago. The piece focuses on members of Lance Levsen's Saskblog's aggregator. This part is pretty funny;

The [Brault] testimony was found by many Canadians, including Levsen, at the American blog, Captain's Quarters. That blog linked to Small Dead Animals because McMillan had written a background piece for Captain's Quarters to inform American readers about the inquiry.

As Levsen continued reading McMillan's blog, he saw a post about an auction he recognized was happening down the street from him.

Posted by Kate at December 4, 2006 11:02 AM

The world has become a far smaller place than I would like. A fellow and I duked it regularly on a forum we both participated frequently, one which had participants around the country, and indeed, the world. He was well known for his letters to editors, which let on where he lived, of course. We spared before about a year before I suggested he meet me at a Timmies for a coffee one saturday. He lived less than 2 blocks from me... LOL!

Posted by: Skip at December 4, 2006 11:42 AM

Cool! I just read that article. The MSM really pays attention to Kate and SDA.

Wonder if they'll ever mention my blog? Well, that'd get a few more visits for a day or two, which ain't a bad thing...

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 4, 2006 12:00 PM mentioned earlier, pretty sad when Albertan's have to get their news about what's happening at home from a Sask blog as the national and local TV/News Radio stations have little to no coverage.

I too, was "converted" to blogs when Kate mentioned about Captain's Quarters.

Still laugh, first impression of SDA - what kinda blogger has a dead prairie dog for a logo and fixes motorcycles with hair bangs and done up in bun?

Come to find out, a very informed and detailed blog like Kate does.


Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 12:05 PM

Awesome, thanks for linking to the LP story, I was wondering when it would go to print.

Posted by: Saskboy at December 4, 2006 12:20 PM

I, too, was turned onto the whole blogging thing originally via SDA and the CQ/ADSCAM expose. From there on, I've been hooked.

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 4, 2006 12:49 PM

And right from the beginning, I knew that SDA was something worthy of my attention. It's as if a preexisting void created by the MSM had suddenly begun to fill up.

It led me to help, in my own small way, with my own blog, to fill that void on my own as well.

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 4, 2006 12:54 PM

...pssst CS, yer grovelling


Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 1:14 PM

I saw "CS" and had first thought you were talking about me, and was thinking "I wasn't that obvious, was I?" - not that I really was groveling so much as offering praise when it's due.

I went by Computer_Saskboy CS in the past ;-)

Posted by: Saskboy at December 4, 2006 1:33 PM

That was a pretty good read. Nice for some of the lesser-traveled blogs to get some attention.

Posted by: Stephen Glauser at December 4, 2006 1:35 PM

Oh sorry Saskboy, was teasing Canadian Sentinel.

Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 1:36 PM

I'm not "grovelling". I'm merely delivering my regards to the ever-wonderful Kate, Canada's version of Ann Coulter/Michelle Malkin. Well, she does good work, fer darn sure!

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 4, 2006 2:42 PM the air is getting thick in here hehehe

;-) other news, Kate promise you wont' forget us peon's now that you're in the limelight.

Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 3:32 PM

"Peon" is what Kate's doggies do to fire hydrants. :p

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 4, 2006 5:34 PM


Any prairie boy (or prairie girl) will tell you that that ain't no prairie dog. Richarson's ground squirrel a.k.a. gopher.

Posted by: Zog at December 4, 2006 6:17 PM

Ah ok, me city boy, but still looks dead any name you call it.

Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 7:23 PM

The prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a small, burrowing rodent. On average, this stout-bodied rodent will grow to be between 12 and 16 inches (30 and 40 cm) long, including its short tail. They are found throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced into a few eastern locales.

Whereas gopher:
Gopher is a distributed document search and retrieval network protocol designed for the Internet. Its goal is similar to that of the World Wide Web, and...

Uh, err...whoops, wrong paste...

Gopher Prairie, Minnesota is the fictional small-town setting of the Sinclair Lewis novel Main Street. It is modeled on the town of Sauk Centre, Minnesota where Lewis grew up.

Uh, wait, wrong one again...

Gopher Prairie Motel, 1222 South Getty, Sauk
Centre, MN 56378-1432


Wait...I think I found it:

It was the name of Driedmeat Lake that attracted me to highway 21, but I never did find the body of water with that intriguing name. Instead, I kept rolling south through New Norway, Bashaw, and Mirror, admiring the yellow canola fields and picturesque farms.

Gopher Hole Museum: Torrington, XAB Directions: North from Calgary on the main highway to provincial route 27, then follow route 27 into Torrington. At the corner of 2nd avenue and 1st street. The huge gopher sign will tell you that you're in the right town.

Ah skip it...still dead.

Posted by: tomax7 at December 4, 2006 7:30 PM

There's another section to the article linked at, with more quotes from Kate, and me, I have the paper here with me now.

Posted by: Saskboy at December 9, 2006 3:33 PM