• Archive for August, 2009

    How to get through the year without getting pneumonia

    by  • 8/27/2009 • insanity • 2 Comments

    What follows is the newest credulous piece writtern by Damian Rogers for Eye Weekly in Toronto, telling new university students how they can avoid getting sick with pneumonia this year; with homeopathy and accupuncture. Does Ms. Rogers not understand that pneumonia is a potentially dangerous infection if left untreated? Perhaps she thinks that smelling essential […]

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    Australian TV on Homeopathic Vaccination

    by  • 8/27/2009 • life • 0 Comments

    Watch as Australian TV hosts throw apparent softballs to a beret wearing homeopath who… I think he said he can cure Swine Flu, but really, I’m not entirely sure WHAT he’s saying… You can download the video at Skeptical Dog, or just read the transcript there. You can also comment at the 9AM Show‘s online […]

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    TIFF’s website could use some work

    by  • 8/24/2009 • angst • 0 Comments

    I’m looking at the TIFF web site, thinking that I might just do a two week long evening package at the VISA screening room – let them pick the movies that I see. I like the option that TIFF has to let you just pick a program and trust the festival programmers to get you […]

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    Job in Vancouver Movie Industry

    by  • 8/24/2009 • Vancouver • 0 Comments

    Okay… only tangentially… received an email from cineworks who has a couple openings; one part time $18/hr gig and one volunteer. Don’t comment here, I am not affiliated with Cineworks, I just figured I might know someone who’d be interested in one of these two gigs. Keep in mind that this post was made in […]

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    Weird spam comment

    by  • 8/24/2009 • insanity • 0 Comments

    I had a comment on a post called Money money money that looks like crazy person spam. There’s no functioning link to a product, and the email address was bogus too. It’s classic Crazy Person, so I couldn’t just delete it, so it gets its very own post for you to enjoy while I go […]

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    Whole Nuts

    by  • 8/21/2009 • health • 0 Comments

    I haven’t really said much on the Whole Foods CEO’s so-called health care reform suggestions. He basically claims on his blog that the editorial staff at the New York Times took it upon themselves to make him look bad. He posted the full, uncut, unedited, uncensored, version to his blog, and it… looks identical. The […]

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    Being Poor

    by  • 8/8/2009 • politics • 0 Comments

    I haven’t really been poor; oh, I’ve done rather badly at times, and have struggled greatly, and have gone without. I haven’t really been desperately poor if what John Scalzi and others have contributed to a scary list of what Being Poor can really mean in the Land Of The Free. As a kid, I […]

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    Improving Chances of Getting an Interview

    by  • 8/8/2009 • work • 1 Comment

    I had someone call my bluff on my Trina Thompson post about changing how you’re looking for work rather than simply complaining about not being able to find it (and potentially choosing to sue your school). I’m re-editing my email response, and likely adding more to it for the purposes of this blog post. I’m […]

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    RBC Job Links for those looking

    by  • 8/7/2009 • life • 2 Comments

    If you’re looking for work, and you happen to look at RBC, I can earn a bit of referral cash if you get hired and don’t suck. The amount depends on the level of the job, but I’d gladly share that amount with the new hire when it’s paid out. All you have to do […]

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    Cheap flights to Atlanta

    by  • 8/4/2009 • travel • 0 Comments

    I’ve been turning up direct flights from Toronto to Atlanta for about $750 per person, all taxes included. Flights that have a stop in Newark or Chicago drop a bit, settling in around $550 return per person. I had investigated the possibility of buying the ~US$550 Amtrak US pass and taking the train the whole […]

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