This is why I love the Internet

ObsessiveMathsFreak writes on Slashdot… “Today’s xkcd comic introduced an unusual word — malamanteau — by giving its supposed definition on Wikipedia. The only trouble is that the word (as well as its supposed wiki page) did not in fact exist. Naturally, much ado ensued at the supposed wiki page, which was swiftly created in response to the comic.Continue reading “This is why I love the Internet”

Define Canadian, in your own words

Please add a comment to this blog below, define what it means to be Canadian in your own words. Is it a national identity or is it a more regional affiliation, do you associate more with where you are or where you came from? Let’s hear it. Update: Very nice piece on Canada on NBC.Continue reading “Define Canadian, in your own words”

The abandoned hesitation of all those who can’t wait

A little too “I am Canadian beer commercial” for some but I really liked Shane Koyczan‘s poem, “We Are More,” as delivered during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games (here is a transcript of the complete version): “Define Canada You might say the home of the Rocket Or The Great One Who inspired littleContinue reading “The abandoned hesitation of all those who can’t wait”

Violently in favour of the Olympics

Two days to go before the biggest event in Vancouver, hell in Canada, in many years, the 2010 Winter Olympics, visitors are pouring in to Vancouver, volunteers from all over the world are heading there to help out and be involved. Literally billions of people are planning the next two weeks around the schedule ofContinue reading “Violently in favour of the Olympics”


Traffic, noise, repairs, insurance, high gas prices, road rage, wasted time. Frustration, anger, annoyance, stress. Think of driving and you are immediately confronted with a barrage of negative emotions. The automobile is a necessary evil for most of us, a way to get to work, run errands, take the kids to the arena or the movies. ItContinue reading “Freedom”