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    Take action does not involve change.org

    by  • 8/26/2013 • geek, news • 0 Comments

    I saw this flyer in the Starbucks closest to my apartment in downtown Toronto (ie, NOT the UK). There are two lists here, and the flyer-maker can’t decide if the Oxford comma is good or not… I’m not going to hold that against them. This time. The naivite to assume that the UK’s “suggestions” to […]

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    Canada’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan and H1N1

    by  • 11/5/2009 • news • 13 Comments

    I’m a bit tired of hearing complaints about the flu shot campaigns on twitter, facebook, and other social sites where lies and misinformation spread quicker than real information. The problem with the truth about things in science is that they often require more than 140 characters to do justice. If it’s not complaints citing Alex […]

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    Nearly Bankrupt Paper Links to Bankrupt Artist

    by  • 3/7/2009 • news • 0 Comments

    I was curious about some interesting traffic hits that I saw on my sitemeter stats today, hitting my earlier post about Michelle Obama that appear to have been referred by The New York Times. Sure enough, there I was with The Huffington Post, The New York Post and others. Dude. I’m part of the liberal […]

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    Toronto Explodes

    by  • 8/10/2008 • news, Toronto • 1 Comment

    Early morning surprises for Torontonians as a propane depot explodes… “My whole house shook. The front door came off and I saw fire,” said Shelby Degan, who lives less than a block away from the depot. — CBC News

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    Let the punishment fit the crime

    by  • 5/28/2008 • insanity, news • 0 Comments

    From the “punishment fits the crime” department, two men are facing two years in jail if convicted of “crimes against nature” in the form of sodomy. I’m waiting for the story about the guy charged with possession of marijuana being provided with a two-year supply and being forced to smoke it… “Raleigh police are charging […]

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    Posts from the past

    by  • 10/4/2007 • news, photography, Vancouver • 0 Comments

    I had a couple odd comments pop up on the last couple comments, including a phone number of someone in Vancouver and an email address for contacting them. It’s something to do with an accident that I didn’t witness, but that I did happen to snap a couple photos of with my crappy cell phone […]

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    Satan versus Her Majesty The Queen

    by  • 8/13/2007 • humor, news, politics • 0 Comments

    Satan has filed a lawsuit in a Federal Court, contesting the election reform law that stripped his the Rhinos of official party status in 1993. He’s running in a by-election with a promise to rename the country Nantucket if he’s elected. The Rhino party formed in 1963 with a promise to keep none of its […]

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    Stunning move by CRTC

    by  • 5/19/2007 • geek, news • 0 Comments

    Ignoring protests from many Canadian television broadcasters and specialty channels, the CRTC, which essentially rules the Canadian airwaves, has relaxed rules about advertising during TV broadcasts. The CRTC is apparently sick of all the whining from producers, executives, ACTRA, and the Canadian public, and is tossing in the towel Currently, broadcasters can show up to […]

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    So you want that Nardwuar DVD?

    by  • 2/16/2006 • geek, humor, life, live music, music, news • 2 Comments

    The following is mostly just cribbed from a couple stores that are carrying the DVD… After years of requests, Nardwuar the Human Serviette has finally entered the digital age with a compilation of over 60 of his favourite video interviews. Clocking in at over 5.5 hrs on 2 DVDs, “Doot Doola Doot Doo …. Doot […]

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    I told you that the squirrels were plotting…

    by  • 12/1/2005 • insanity, news • 1 Comment

    Squirrels swarm and kill… They are said to have scampered off at the sight of humans, some carrying pieces of flesh. I’ve said that I’ve seen the Black and Grey squirrels in Vancouver plotting some sort of action, but I’ve always been dismissed as the kook. I’ve seen their blueprints, and they’re sick of eating […]

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