Archive for August, 2008

Guest post by Lord Edmund Bryll, inventor of Brylcreem

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Yes, yes, yes. Hmm. Yes, thank you Krankor, there’s a good lad. Now, as regards the topic that has been much on the minds of myself and, perhaps, dare I say, others, I found myself remarking just the other day to the much esteemed Lady Bryll that it is, as it were, a jolly good […]

John McCain wants him some of that sweet VP can

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

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Shane McGowan or Pete Doherty?

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

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Carp WTF FTW

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The Carp, who are now just two games below .500, continue to humiliate the lesser lights of the Pacific League. I haven’t been posting about the Carp lately because, frankly, it’s a bit difficult to follow via the crappy online translations. The English-language Japanese press doesn’t mention the Carp much outside of reporting the scores, […]

Educational Interlude

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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VPILF.com is up and running

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Less than four hours after McCain announced his running mate, somebody had registered and launched VPILF.com. Classy. Now, Ms. Palin is probably a fine person and excellent politician (how the hell would I know?), but I find something very suspicious about this announcement and its timing. Something is fishy here. Hmmm… UPDATE: Sarah Palin Facts! […]

Fire ants and you

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

When tales of the horrors of fire ants first started hitting the mass media in the 80’s, those of us in the Maritimes breathed a sigh of relief. Surely fire ants — and their similarly hyped insect cousins, the killer bees — would shy away from Canadian weather and continue tormenting shoeless hillbillies in the […]

Montreal artists Godwin themselves

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I love it when these guys, who appear to exist solely on the largesse of an indifferent public via taxation, pull stunts like this: MONTREAL – The prime minister was compared to Adolf Hitler during a protest by members of Montreal’s arts community condemning cuts to a variety of federal arts programs. In a rally […]

Quantum physics, explained

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Well, not explained, but described as sensibly as I’ve ever heard it: To grossly simplify it, on a scale smaller than atoms, the quantum level, everything suddenly turns into a goddamn circus. Quantum physics is to regular everyday physics as a David Lynch film is to a mainstream blockbuster. We’re talking particles popping in and […]

It’s politics, y’all

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008