For you, the listeners of the Canman Show, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook download with a free 14-day trial to give you a chance to check out their service. To download your free audiobook today go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/canman!
Audio Book Recommendation of the Week!
Chad “Canman” Canfield
Getting educated before you complain.
Janet’s Un-Employment T.R.A. NIGHTMARE!
Did you know that Iowa Workforce Development is giving away “InterestÂ Free Loans” that you can pay back at your ownÂ convenience?
In response to Cedar Rapids Police Sgt. Cory McGarveyâ€™s press release on Wednesday, February 3, (http://cedar-rapids.org/community/NewsDetail.asp?NewsID=2293) Central Corridor Gamers (CCG) realizes the need for safe, positive entertainment for kids in the Corridor community. According to the release, Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the Nationâ€™s most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving. Although many messages about responsible drinking will go out in the coming days, many enthusiastic fans may still put themselves and others in danger by engaging in irresponsible behaviors. To ensure that Corridor youth have safe alternatives, CCG is designed to offer safe, drug and alcohol-free activities that promote positive values such as positive behavior, sportsmanship, and camaraderie by means of game-related events, outreach, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities.
Join Central Corridor Gamers this Sunday evening from 5:30 in the evening until after the final whistle at the BIG GAME for open tabletop gaming, popcorn, and camaraderie. Parents are encouraged to bring or join their children for any number of tabletop and card gaming events. Most organized tournaments are free to enter with a few exceptions. This event has been designed to allow individuals a safe and warm environment as an alternative to Super Bowl Sunday. During this time, supervisors will be on site organizing events and maintaining a positive environment. Alcohol and drugs will NOT be allowed and individuals who are under the influence will be asked to leave immediately. If these people are responsible for transportation of an individual, alternate arrangements will be made by CCG volunteers. Learning new games or making new friends is encouraged.
See list below for the various events we will be hosting and their respective entry fees.
I’m not much of a sports fan, never really have been.Â Â I think it goes back to when my older Brother T.J. would use football or any other sport, as an excuse to beat the crap out of me.Â Â But that’s a whole different story.Â Â
Somehow I end up watchingÂ the Super bowl every year.Â Â Â IÂ I used to watch “just for the commercials” but, Â over the past few years I think I’m developing a small appreciation for the game itself.Â Â Â Â What a fun game last night.Â Especially in theÂ 4th Quarter.Â Â Â
Â For a moment there IÂ thoughÂ Kurt Warner andÂ the Arizona Cardinals had it made… Then there was that catch by the Steelers.Â Â Â While I wasÂ hoping the Card’s would win,Â I have to admit that catch wasÂ amazing.Â Â Â Â Â
On top ofÂ the game itself, we were treated to a prettyÂ awesomeÂ look at this years upcoming movies.Â Â Â Â I want to saveÂ some of this discussion for this weeks show, but I wanted to give my impression on a couple of theÂ Movie Trailers that were broadcast.
First wasÂ “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen”.Â Â I wasn’t really blown away by theÂ teaser.Â Â Â The only thing I saw in it that made meÂ the slightest bit excited was what appears to be a glimpse ofÂ “Ravage”.Â Â Â If you grew up in the 80’s, and had the Soundwave Transformer, AKA the Boom Box.Â Â Â Â Ravage was one of theÂ Cassette Tapes that transformed into a panther like cat.Â Â Â That was theÂ very firstÂ Transformer I ever owned, and still one of my fav’s.Â Â Â Â Â Â I sure hope the nextÂ trailer has more substance to it…Â If you recall,Â when the first Transformer’s movie was released, thatÂ TrailerÂ didn’t really show anything….Â So there’s hope.
A few episodes back we mentioned Will Ferrell’sÂ “Land of the Lost” movie.Â Â I have to say, not bad.Â Â Â One of the things I really enjoyed about the TV show, was just how bad and cheaply made everything looked.Â Â Â AfterÂ letting the trailer sink in, I almost wonder if it is “Too well done”.Â Â Â Then again… Maybe not.Â Â Â
“Year One”- This oneÂ almost looks like a remake of Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits.Â Â Â Only withÂ “Stoners” instead of “Little People”… Looks funny.
My favorite trailer was the 3D “Monster’s VS. Aliens”.Â Â While I honestly am not too impressed with the over all look of the film, the story sounds fun and the voice talent should be great.Â Â Â I’m a sucker for 3D on TV.Â Â Even though for the most part, it really hasn’t been done well over broadcast TV.Â Â I must say it looked pretty good.Â Â Â
Tonight I’m really looking forward to the return of “Chuck” on NBC… Not only is the series starting back up, but It’ll be broadcast in 3D!!!Â Â Â I love that show.-Â Canman