THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1259 - Posted on: 16-Mar-2015
Bushwakker NewsOur premium red wine special for March is Finca Las Moras Dada 2 Merlot From Argentina. The premium white wine special is Crazy Life Rivaner/Pinot Grigio from Germany. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre. Our guest draught tap is currently pouring the Lighthouse Seaport Vanilla Stout from Victoria, B.C.
Bushwakker EventsMar. 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Danny Jones Jazz Group. Young, talented act plays great jazz standards. 8:00 PM. Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Party. The big day falls on a Tuesday this year. No problem! We’ll just start the party a little earlier with the tapping of a firkin of Irish Coffee Stout at 6:00 PM followed by a performance from The Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance, a performance from The Regina Police Pipes & Drums and the return of popular Celtic band, Squeeze of Scotch. Plenty of Irish themed food features will be available. Pints of Guinness, bottles of Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Finish Stout, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Green Shamrock Ale will be flowing too. $5 cover charge begins at 5:00 PM. Mar. 18: Wednesday Night Folk. Billarney. Acoustic Celtic tunes for fans who just can’t get enough of the jigs and reels of St. Patrick’s Day. 9:00 PM. Mar. 19: Science Pub edition #27 - RADIATION: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Presented by The University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series returns in 2015! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month's lecture will be presented by Dr. Zisis Papandreou from the U of R Faculty of Science – Department of Physics. Radiation surrounds us everywhere and is used in energy generation, science, medicine, food safety, among others. Dr. Papandreou will highlight misconceptions behind ionizing radiation, the role of bad science in making decisions and scaring the public, and hope to set the record straight on radiation and its benefits to humankind. Dr. Zisis Papandreou is a subatomic physicist. His research focuses on the conception, simulation, design and construction of nuclear physics detectors for foundational experiments at accelerators. Since 1999 he has been working in a large international research collaboration at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, which seeks to understanding the nuclear glue that holds matter together. The low-light sensing technology that was developed for this led to applications in nuclear imaging from radioisotope uptake in plants with potential benefit to agriculture and food production, as well as personal radiation detection in nuclear safety, both under the auspices of the newly formed Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. Mar. 21: Sask Sampler. The biggest folk night of the year at The Bushwakker! Enjoy six live acts performing at the top of their game in hopes of securing a spot on the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and The Gateway Festival stages. The festival artistic directors will be here checking out top notch musical talent from all across the province and so can you! This year’s line-up includes: Colter Wall, Friends of Foes, Danny Olliver, Bears in Hazenmore, Parab Poet and The Hip Hop Hippies as well as Veronique Poulin. Show begins at 7:00 PM. $10 cover charge. Be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat. Mar. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Popular act plays 1970’s jazz funk and more. 8:00 PM.
Time Out; Getting the most from your I.T. department1. When you call us to have your computer moved, be sure to leave it buried under half a ton of postcards, baby pictures, stuffed animals, dried flowers, bowling trophies and children's art. We don't have a life, and we find it deeply moving to catch a fleeting glimpse of yours. 2. Don't write anything down. Ever. We can play back the error messages from here. 3. When an I.T. person says he's coming right over, go for coffee. That way you won't be there when we need your password. It's nothing for us to remember 300 screen saver passwords. 4. When you call the help desk, state what you want, not what's keeping you from getting it. We don't need to know that you can't get into your mail because your computer won't power on at all. 5. When I.T. support sends you an E-Mail with high importance, delete it at once. We're just testing. 6. Send urgent email all in uppercase. The mail server picks it up and flags it as a rush delivery. 7. When the photocopier doesn't work, call computer support. There's electronics in it. 8. When something's wrong with your home PC, dump it on an I.T. person's chair with no name, no phone number and no description of the problem. We love a puzzle. 9. When an I.T. person tells you that computer screens don't have cartridges in them, argue. We love a good argument. 10. When the printer won't print, re-send the job at least 20 times. Print jobs frequently get sucked into black holes. 11. When the printer still won't print after 20 tries, send the job to all 68 printers in the company. One of them is bound to work. 12. Don't learn the proper name for anything technical. We know exactly what you mean by "my thingy blew up". 13. Don't use on-line help. On-line help is for wimps. 14. If the space bar on your keyboard doesn't work, blame it on the mail upgrade. Keyboards are actually very happy with half a pound of muffin crumbs and nail clippings in them. 15. Feel perfectly free to say things like "I don't know nothing about that computer crap". We don't mind at all hearing our area of professional expertise referred to as crap. 16. When you need to change the toner cartridge in a printer, call I.T. support. Changing a toner cartridge is an extremely complex task, and Hewlett-Packard recommends that it be performed only by a professional engineer with a master's degree in nuclear physics. 17. When you can't find someone in the government directory, call I.T. Support. 18. When something's the matter with your computer, ask your secretary to call the help desk. We enjoy the challenge of having to deal with a third party who doesn't know anything about the problem. 19. When you receive a 30mb (huge) movie file, send it to everyone as a mail attachment. We've got lots of disk space on that mail server.
Seafood Feature: Fresh Seared Snapper Fillet w/ Roasted Vegetables & Green Curry Coconut Sauce. $15.95 (Suggested Beer Pairing: Bombay IPA)
Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95. All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad.
Fri., March 13
Peppered Flank Steak w/ Chili Beer Sauce
Sat., March 14
Stuffed Blueberry & Brie French Toast
Steak & a Pint. $17.95
Mon., March 16
Beef & Potato
Tabouleh Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
Pork Picatta w/ Lemon Caper Sauce
Tues., March 17
Irish Potato Pizza. $13.95
Guinness Lamb Stew w/ Traditional Irish Bread. $16.95
Wed., March 18
Cream of Mushroom
Fruity BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Thur., March 19
Sweet Potato & Corn Bisque
Jack Daniel’s Brisket
Shrimp Po’Boy w/ Red Beans & Rice
Fri., March 20
Split Pea & Ham
Honey Mustard Ham w/ Stout Mayo
Braised Sodbuster Short Ribs w/ Horseradish Mash & Chef’s Veg. $16.95
Sat., March 21
English Muffin Pizza
Steak & a Pint. $17.95