Saturday, November 29, 2008

another sign of the apocalypse

Goth Punk Barbie

(see brief analysis here)

A Transportation Alternative

Let's put the cartoonists in charge!

Today I came across a post on Professor PZ Myer's blog that he calls "Let's put the cartoonists in charge." Not a bad sentiment, if they come up with ideas like the one he found by Keith Knight:


Yes! Rebuild the railroads and put together a national mass transit system! Now there's a public works project that would put people to work and improve our infrastructure. I'd also really like to be able to climb onto a train at the local station when I have to travel.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

On Don Newman's CBC Newsworld show today, someone said:
In early October Harper said it would be a good time to buy into the market and if you'd listened to him you would all be bankrupt today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A few ways to turn green or greener

The Food and Water Watch Web site offers a Take Back the Tap Pledge. On this Web site you can join their campaign to eliminate your use of bottled water. For more information, go to

Also visit the following:

We talk the talk, now let us all walk the walk.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Didn't Get Your Copy?

Didn't get a copy of the NY Times paper yesterday? Well, head on over to their website!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Faux News

According to this BBC story, over 1,000,000 copies of a spoof edition of the New York Times were distributed in New York and Los Angeles. The fake paper, dated July 4, 2009, had the motto "all the news we hope to print." In addition to the Iraq War story, another story trumpeted the arrival of free health care for all Americans. A group called The Yes Men claimed responsibility.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

That Didn't Take Long, Did It?

Available at Amazon...

William Shatner...Governor General?

There's a Facebook group looking for support to nominate The Shat as our next GG.

World will struggle to meet oil demand

Output from the world’s oilfields is declining faster than
previously thought, the first authoritative public study of the biggest
fields shows.

Without extra investment to raise production, the
natural annual rate of output decline is 9.1 per cent, the
International Energy Agency says in its annual report, the World Energy
Outlook, a draft of which has been obtained by the Financial Times.

The findings suggest the world will struggle to produce enough oil to
make up for steep declines in existing fields, such as those in the
North Sea, Russia and Alaska, and meet long-term de­mand. The effort
will become even more acute as prices fall and investment decisions are

This from the Financial Times Published: October 28 2008 23:32

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Worst. President. Ever.

CNN and Opinion research Corporation released a survey Monday that shows that outgoing US President George W. Bush has now reached unprecedented levels of unpopularity--he is now more unpopular than Richard Nixon was when he resigned. Bush's disapproval rating has now gone over 70% three times this year--no other president has ever gone over 70%. Nixon was resigning from office in disgrace and was still more popular than the shrub. Heckuva job, Georgie.

Presidential Popularity
% DisapprovalDate
G.W. Bush 76Nov. 2008
Clinton54Sept. 1994
G.H.W. Bush60July 1992
Reagan56Jan. 1983
Carter59June 1979
Ford46April, Nov., Dec. 1975
Nixon66August 1974
Johnson52March, Aug. 1968
Kennedy30Nov. 1963
Eisenhower36March 1958
Truman67Jan. 1952

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Yesterday's Doonesbury.....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008