A look at beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona is unquestionably one of the finest cities I’ve ever visited.

With over 5 million people in the metro area, Barcelona has something for every tourist: Incredible architecture (with many of the highlights courtesy of Antoni Gaudi ), clean and beautiful streetscapes, an efficient transit system and wonderful food.

Check out some photos of Barcelona below the jump.
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No way, Jose: Bautista entering the Home Run Derby is a bad idea.

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What does Jose Bautista stand to gain from entering the 2012 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby?

Bautista, the leader of a floundering Blue Jays squad that is fighting to keep its head above water after a rash of injuries to its pitching rotation, has nothing to prove. And if last year is any indication, he could be in for a significant drop-off in his power numbers post All-Star Break.

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Rock & Roll Nuggets: Supergrass – Seen the Light

Song information and thoughts after the jump.

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Rock & Roll Nuggets: CCR – Ramble Tamble

Song information below the jump.
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Check out the toastmaker.

One of my best old buddies from my Toronto neighbourhood now lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He’s started a neat page about life around the city, and it features some great photography.

Check it out here.

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Boomshakalaka! Blake Griffin NBA Jam video is amazing

If you grew up in the 90s, this should resonate with you.

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Mitt Romney iPhone app misspells ‘America’ as ‘Amercia’

One of the nice things about living in Canada is being able to follow the stupidity of American politics from a comfortable distance away. And in the buildup to the 2012 presidential election, the GOP has really put that stupidity on display.

From Donald Trump and the birther movement,  to Rick Perry’s YouTube video blowing up in his face, and Newt Gingrich messing up just about everything, a Republican campaign which looked to be winnable a couple of years back has been riddled with embarrassing blunders.

And the latest strikes me as a scenario straight out of the excellent HBO series Veep.

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