If I had a category on my blog called “cautionary tales for bachelors”, this would be the headliner story. It informs the wisdom of an increasingly common practise, whereby when you meet some reasonably attractive yet complex member of the opposite sex, you’re tempted to Google her name and/or look her up in Wikipedia. According […]Read more "Rachel Marsden: On the warpath again!"
None of us really knows how our cars work, which means that every trip to the auto mechanic is an act of faith. Even when we’re suspicious of the repairs or dubious diagnosis provided by the corner mechanic we often roll over anyway, throw open our wallets, and genuflect in the presence of their mystical […]Read more "Never Trust a Geek"
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1022027,00.html Arrogance of empire Paul Foot Wednesday August 20, 2003 The Guardian In hospital last month for a (literally) nerve-wracking operation on my back, I was lucky enough to have with me an advance copy of Robert Harris’s novel Pompeii. At one level, the book is a thriller that kept me going through the entire […]Read more "Arrogance of Empire…"
The outbreak of SARS may owe more credit for its success in propagating to politicians than to its stoic survivability and evolutionary means of transmission. We’ve known about diseases like SARS for a long time. In fact, over the past 40 years, deadly flu-like viruses have been fodder for a healthy quantity of popular fictional […]Read more "The Coming SARS Scandal in America.."
It just started snowing in Vancouver… Christmas is officially ON. Happy Holidays To All Of You And Your Families… have fun in 2003! -Mr. Sappy. ———–Read more "Merry Christmas…"
This frosts my hide. It’s wrong for so many reasons. Not only is the Canadian government treading into uncharted waters with a tax on a medium that they are ill-equipped to understand, but they’re merely serving to further entrench a music industry that has steadfastly refused to accept change. This is the same music industry […]Read more "Canada Wants To Tax Digital Media [MP3] Players"
If you don’t already know what Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are, well, I’m sorry about that. This Salon article will help you: http://www.salon.com/travel/food/feature/2000/03/10/bardo/ For the already ordained, Krispy Kremes are the guilty pleasure of millions of otherwise health-seeking Americans, and the trend is sweeping the nation. The two main ingredients (lard and sugar) have positioned the […]Read more "Here Comes Krispy Kreme"
To further confirm that Americans fervently believe that all white people are born in the U.S., NASA chief Dan Goldin praises Canadian James Cameron as “an American Patriot” before a congressional inquiry. I saw “Titanic”. They can have ‘im. -Ian. ——– http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010502/ts/space_tourist_dc_2.html Wednesday May 2 4:50 PM ET NASA Chief Raps Tito, Praises Filmmaker Cameron […]Read more "An “American Patriot” is Actually a Canadian.."
http://www.redherring.com/companies/2000/1205/com-rim120500.html Blackberry picked to be the American I-mode By Om Malik Redherring.com, December 05, 2000 Michael Dell has one, Marc Andreessen does not leave home without it, and it is a must-have accessory for every Wall Street investment banker. It’s not the American Express Platinum Card; it’s a lowly two-way pager, which also sends and […]Read more "[Red Herring] Blackberry picked to be the American I-mode"
They’re doing bios of the people at one of the companies I’m working with, for their investors, so I was asked to jot down some informat- ion about myself. I was told to “make it interesting”. Apologies to Mom & Dad. You’d never toss cabers. -Ian. ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Re: Marketing Meeting Date: […]Read more "More Info About Ian.."