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September, 2014

September 30, 2014
9:57 am CST

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September 29, 2014
8:30 am CST


September 28, 2014
5:15 pm CST

We Won't Ever Be Tories

September 28, 2014
4:31 pm CST

Reviving Riversdale

"The slight fellow is wearing shades, but I know he's studying me as we converge at Twentieth Street and Avenue D in the heart of Riversdale, Canada's fastest-changing neighbourhood.

'Nice hat,' he beams, and I see myself in his mirrored aviators as we come around the corner of the liquor store, fall into step. We're sporting similar fedoras with upturned brims, his scuffed white, mine brand new blue. He has a tattooed teardrop peeking out from under one lens, an eagle feather below the other, and a vicious cheek scar as if someone tried to cut him down with a machete at one point. I have neither ink nor scars of note. Frankly, he cuts the kind of figure I might have crossed the street to avoid not so long ago. But there's a comforting critical mass of people who look like me on Twentieth Street now, and I make the acquaintance of Samuel Bruyere."

Continue reading HERE.

via The Walrus.

September 28, 2014
9:50 am CST

"POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive."

- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

September 27, 2014
11:25 am CST

How To Use This Park

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September 27, 2014
11:06 am CST

September 26, 2014
4:10 pm CST

In short, ...

... and not for the first time, Mulcair showed he can be a bigger SOB than whoever is in his face.

The rest HERE.

September 26, 2014
3:59 pm CST

Game Day


ETA this: We would like to thank the Esks for the excellent clinic. Rest assured, we will be reviewing the game film. Hasta luego.

September 26, 2014
3:38 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

Everybody's talkin' at me, I don't hear a word they're sayin'

Logged off of twitter.

It's the weekend, kiddies. Cut 'er loose.

September 26, 2014
3:21 pm CST

You see what you want to see, and you hear what you want to hear

September 25, 2014
9:47 am CST


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September 25, 2014
9:35 am CST

Yin and Yang

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September 21, 2014
12:30 pm CST

"Fred Coyote tells the story of the anthropologist who came to Hopi country to record Hopi music. An old man sings the researcher a song and tells him it's about the times when the ancient spirits, the kachinas, came down into the mountains and clouds built up over the desert, bringing rain for the gardens, to feed the children. He plays another song, and the researcher asks its meaning. This one is about a spring the old man's wife visits for water and for medicine. A third song is also about water. The anthropologist is annoyed. Is water all you people sing about down here? Our need for water is great, says the old man. I notice all your people write about is love, he adds. Is it because you don't have much?"

Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Threading Light

September 20, 2014
10:40 am CST

The hard truth about hard power

"What's striking about the latest display of U.S. military power in Iraq is that, according to the 'hard power' theory, it should not have been necessary at all."

Continue reading HERE.

September 20, 2014
7:53 am CST

"A man may keep his house decent, but he will never - if he is a proper man - do much to decorate it. Marriage forces him to live with more ornament as well as sentiment, and it protects him, also, from the extremities of his own nature - from a frigid parsimony or a luxuriant sloth, from squalor and from excessive sleeping or reading, drinking, smoking, or freethinking."

Alice Munro, Meneseteung

September 19, 2014
6:11 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

September 19, 2014
9:48 am CST


International Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 19, 2014
9:14 am CST

I'll wait in the car

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September 18, 2014
4:42 pm CST

Harper ramps up his war on independent thought

"This is the truly ugly face of the Harper government - blithely brushing aside the basic democratic principle of tolerance for dissent as it shamelessly uses state resources to crack down on an organization doing nothing more than making the case for an alternative set of policies."
The rest HERE.

September 16, 2014
7:12 pm CST

The way Canada is going

September 16, 2014
5:39 pm CST

Back In The Day

Scene: Management meeting
Unnamed federal government agency
Circa mid to late 1990's
Lynn: "I think this decision is unprincipled. Is there anything I can do about it?"
Management: "No."
Lynn: "Can I at least say that I think this decision is unprincipled and that I disagree with it?"
Management: "Yes."
Lynn: "Okay. I think this decision is unprincipled and I disagree with it."

My colleague, Lynn.
Proud to have worked with her. To be able to call her my colleague.

September 16, 2014
4:30 pm CST

Chris Hedges

More here.

September 16, 2014
10:09 am CST

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

- Albert Einstein

September 14, 2014
9:31 am CST

100 Great Bass Riffs

Played in one epic take: covers 60 years of rock, jazz, and R&B.

September 12, 2014
4:01 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

h/t Fraser Milne

September 12, 2014
9:14 am CST

September 10, 2014
4:52 pm CST

Pilot's Tip Of The Week

Subscriber Question:

"Why are pilots so reluctant to perform go-arounds?" - Marty O.

The answer HERE.

September 10, 2014
7:49 am CST

Internet Slowdown Day

September 8, 2014
9:52 am CST

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September 7, 2014
1:27 pm CST

September 7, 2014
9:40 am CST

Tweet of the day

September 6, 2014
9:21 am CST

September 5, 2014
4:22 pm CST

Welcome To The Weekend, Kiddies

Congratulations! You made it! It's Friday!

Why not treat yourself? Go out! Have fun!

Go bowling, maybe! Drink beer! Eat nachos!

September 2, 2014
1:06 pm CST

A message to the anti-vaxers from Penn and Teller

September 1, 2014
9:28 am CST

Happy Labour Day, Canada

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