Oct 31, 2017


To help get you in the mood for Halloween, here's Scribbles Classic Monster Mash Costume Collection Video....

YOU | Double the Fun

Oct 24, 2017

Look What Taylor Swift Song Made Lego Fan Do

Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do video, broke records with over 30 million views on the day it was released.

Some love it, others are definitely not fans, but one way or another her video and lyrics were on everyone's lips.

Now someone has put together a Lego version of Taylor's video hit. And I gotta say, it's pretty well done. There's actually another Lego version of Look What You Made Me Do available, but the one featured below is more entertaining.

If you aren't familiar with Taylor's video for this song, you should check it out first. That way when you watch the Lego version you will see all the ways it tries to replicate the original Swift version.

Here's both videos...

Oct 21, 2017

PERFECT PIX | Unbe-Leaf-able

The red leaf is no longer hanging from this tree. The other leaves are still green and the lone red leaf has disappeared. 

Oct 19, 2017

IN MEMORIAM | Gord Downie

A true Canadian icon with a unique vision and sound has passed away. Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died Tues. Oct. 17th surronded by family and loved ones. He was 53.

To read more about Downie and reactions to his passing CLICK HERE

CONCERT VIDEO  from 1999

PROMO VIDEO | One Last Time for 'Batman' Star Adam West

The new animated feature 'Batman vs. Two Face' (available now on Blu-Ray) features the voices of William Shatner as Two Face, Burt Ward as Robin and, in his last appearance, Adam West as Batman. West passed away in June and the vocal tracks for the film had already been completed.

Here's a peek at 'Batman vs. Two Face' 

Oct 17, 2017

PERFECT PIX | Neighbourhood 'Secret Garden'

I pass by this scenic yard regularly when I walk the dog around the block. I always get a 'Secret Garden'/ 'Alice in Wonderland' vibe from this location. Must be that rustic "door to nowhere" that transports me away.



Oct 14, 2017

EDITORIAL | A Full-Bodied, Well-Aged 'Whine'

You would think that after all the years of doing Scribbles while also living with various levels of chronic pain, that I would be used to having periods of time when I can't create a lot of new stuff. But even after well over 3 decades, I still get down when pain limits my creativity (and pretty much everything else as well.)

I think it is because I see the cool stuff everyone is up and I visual all the great ways to share those stories with everyone else and I get excited about it.

Those colourful Scribbles posts tend to make people happy and that in turn makes me happy. And let's face it, with the world being where it's at right now, we definitely could use more "happy" these days.

Then there's that thing called 'time'. The clock continues to tick and you continue to have adventures and I want to include them all on Scribbles. The list of what I wish to add gets longer and that makes me anxious.

Never EVER has anyone told me they're pissed off because there hasn't been a lot of activity on Scribbles and even if they did, my rebuttal would be something along the lines of "and you paid me how much again to put Scribbles together?"

Typically I always have some degree of pain in my neck, shoulders and upper back. You know that pain you feel when you wake up with a stiff neck? It's kinda like that, only ever single day. It's the reason I take many pain medications and do various stretching and yoga routines.

My current pain is new to me, it started the day before my birthday and if it was intended as a gift, I'd like to return it. I have experienced pain in my lower lumbar, right hip and throughout my right leg and into my foot. I have read up about this and it sounds like sciatica or an extension of my existing nerve pain. I believe the culprit responsible for this new pain were the four car rides in one week to and from the Ottawa Valley.

It's not all bleak however. There have been periods of time when the pain in my leg seems to be gone. Those blissful moments have increased over the past few weeks but I'm not out of the woods yet. In the brief time it has taken to write this message, my pain has increased from where it was when I typed the first words.

The point of this message is two-fold. Firstly I wanted to give a few more details to those of you who were wondering what I was referring to with my cryptic Facebook post "Sorry Scribbles fans too sore to create new stuff".

But the person I am truly trying to appease with this rant, is myself. I'm trying to convince myself it's all going to be okay. That I am slowly getting better and will get to those Scribbles posts (and other creative projects) in a little while. It sounds convincing enough when I write it and then read it back to myself.

Now if I can just believe in those words, I'd really be on the road to recovery.

Oct 7, 2017

Oct 6, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT | Royal Reaction

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Chris Donovan

Oct 3, 2017


In the mid to late 70's, I was a teenager who hung out with a group that somewhat resembled the characters from 'That 70's Show'. We partied (a lot), got into plenty of mischief and listened to rock music. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were among our favourites.

It was shocking and sad to hear that Tom Petty passed away on Oct. 2nd at the age of 66.

I will forever remember the date of his death because it's also my birthday, which this year was filled with much personal pain, worldwide shock after the horrific mass shooting in Vegas and sorrow over Petty's passing.

I remember playing Tom Petty's hit 'Refugee' constantly when I was younger, I must have worn out many record player needles listening to that song. It was his first big hit, the one that got our attention and catapulted Petty to rock superstar status.

When music videos were becoming popular in the 80's, Petty was one of the first to offer us a video that had a storyline and special visual effects. It was 'Don't Come Around Here No More', released in 1985.  The video was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and was filled with imagery unlike anything we had seen before in a music video. [That video appears below.]

In 1994, Petty again made headlines with his song 'You Don't Know How It Feels'. The chorus included the line "let's roll another joint", which was taboo to sing about at the time (music lyrics could allude to getting high, but coming right out and saying it was a no-no.) Some markets refused to play the song, while others played an edited version in which the rolling a joint reference was scrambled into incoherent nonsense. As the years passed and views changed, the original lyrics were allowed to air on most radio stations.

In addition to singing with his group The Heartbreakers, in 1988 Tom Petty collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison to form The Traveling Wilbury's, whose most notable hit was 'End of the Line'

Rest in peace Tom Petty. You were a unique artist who refused to compromise your values and words. Words we will forever enjoy when listening to the many amazing songs you left us with.

Read 'Rolling Stone's' tribute to Tom Petty here.


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