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A Bud’s Journey to Gino’s Pizza

The Gino’s Pizza near Lime Ridge Mall is a rather small location with a modest assortment of two tables with six seats and a bar with four stools. There is a typical drink fridge on the customer side of the counter and a beautiful display of pizzas being sold by the slice on the counter. I decided to take a dive. …

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Thought Brought To You On… Sour Willie

The activity: Playing flag football   The Place: A sports field The Strain: Sour Willie (sativa)   The Thought: How ultimate frisbee mimics life Playing flag football the other night I was granted the ability to watch two other sports being played close-by, soccer and ultimate frisbee. The first was full of people grinding away and working furiously to score. They were …

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Who’s On… The Mt. Rushmore of Comedy?

The Steeltown Buds love to laugh. Our bet is, you do too. The other night we began a complicated discussion with a simple question, who is on your Mt. Rushmore of comedy? For any unsure, that’s the four who’d replace The Wash Man, Tommy J, FDR and Abe Lincoln. Essentially… who are the four funniest and most important comedians who …

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Canada Day Strains 2019

Sativa: Island Sweet Skunk From Canada’s own island paradise in Vancouver, start the best day of the year with a lil’ west coast flavour, focus and energy. Then throw on a pair of your finest denim and you’ll be good to rage all day long. Also pair with: A medium double double from Tim Hortons   Hybrid: White Widow Head …

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Hamilton From A Bud’s Perspective: A City Guide For Marc Maron

Dear Marc, We’re sorry to hear that your first impression of Hamilton was… let’s say… disappointing. As you pointed out, Hamilton does have a unique charm. We wanted to share a few ideas on how to make the rest of your time here more enjoyable. #1: This Ain’t Hollywood Take Hamilton’s frequency and distill it down into a music venue …

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Remember Mushroom Cuts? The Moffatt Mushroom

The mushroom cut, a perfect bowl-shaped haircut that ended right above the ear. Something we all remember. Something that some of us can never forget. It was a phenomenon that spread from nation to nation, inevitably coming to a bitter end with the invention of the internet where we could marvel at our mistake for all of eternity.  However, there …

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The Wild West of Cannabis: Hamilton and Innovation During The ‘Grey Area’ of Legalization

Summer has begun and the dust has almost settled as Canadians adjust to the legalization of cannabis. So let’s take a moment to appreciate what happened this past year. As the rest of the country patiently waited for the arrival of government-run dispensaries, Hamiltonians just couldn’t. Ignoring the grey-area surrounding the laws of legalization, unique and competitive private businesses began …

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Y108 Classics: Spring 2019

An important part of a city’s character is what you hear when you turn on the radio. Hamilton has a number of great stations, and one of the most well-known is Y108. Wikipedia says it’s been on the airwaves in various forms since 1948, so that’s pretty cool. As lifelong Y108 listeners, we’ve noticed that some songs get played more …

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How To Try Weed For The First Time: A Guide For Beginners

Step 1: Understand that you may not have the whole and unrestricted truth Unfortunately, due to factors outside of my or your control, we have all had the disservice of being lied to about cannabis for quite some time now. This was deliberately done to control and restrict access about the friendly, magic plant for a myriad of reasons, all …

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Remember Mushroom Cuts? An Ode To The 1990s

The mushroom cut. Some reading this may be unfamiliar with this term; it is you who are the lucky ones. For the rest of us, the hairstyle worn by many a young boy in the 1990s is a fashion trend that we might try to forget, but will always remember. A quick initiation for those unaware; the mushroom cut was …