Sunday, August 24, 2008
Well, it’s possible. WP is amazing, and we’re going to try it for a while.
Come on over here!
As technology drives up close and personal wedges in between us, I’ve noticed that when you pull up to a red light, almost 90% of the time the car beside will not pull up even with you, soasto avoid any chance of making eye contact.
Am I the only one to notice this? Check it out for yourself next time you hit the next red light.
Has anyone else noticed that VWs have a major electrical problem? How many VWs have you been behind with one or more tailights out? I see it all the time, and can only speculate there is a large recall type problem with these vehicles.
After reading about the three latest soldies to die, some of them with kids, I was glad to read there is a company that appears to offer some sort of scholarship mechanism to take care of the orphans.
Canada Company provides a platform to do things in our communities and our workplace. Making the route to serve as supportive as possible and providing the care that is deserved whenever needed is a contribution that we can, and should, make as both business leaders and citizens.
Anyone else notice that in the last few years the CNE doesn’t announce attendance? Could it be that attendance is falling off the map?
Friday, August 22, 2008
Let’s hope the latest 100m star will survive all the drug tests. If so, it’s a remarkable achievement. It’s also the end of Canada and Great Britain’s importing of Jamaicans to win track and field gold. Seems they do better staying at home.
Usain Bolt earned a triple-triple of sprint gold medals and world records today, an unprecedented Olympic feat that elevated him alongside Michael Phelps as the stars of the Beijing Games.
Ah, the memories of Ben Johnson “I never took no stereos” of 20 years ago! The above picture is also tremendous...beautiful lighting and amazing clarity.
A cool entry showing some neat transition photography.
I don’t watch or blog many YouTube videos, but these two are spectacular [h/t to MA]. The transitions are just amazing.
Having just been to Canada’s Wonderland, I find this Neatorama article fascinating.
There’s something fascinating about large structures that have been completely abandoned.
This is neat...from Neatorama of course.
The Biggest Hole in the World
Sunday, August 17, 2008
When are the environazis going to stop? Now we have global cooling.
According to recent news reports, a top observatory that has been measuring sun spot activity predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next 20 years as solar activity slows and the planet drastically cools down.
When is the green fad going to be over? I can hardly wait.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
A great read on an epidemic more dangerous than AIDS.
We all know by now that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic. We’re seeing words like crisis and runaway all over the news and in the journals. Heart disease rates have been cut in half since the staggering margarine days of the 1980s, but diabetes has swiftly risen to fill that gaping void and meet the challenge of Completely Unnecessary Disease Epidemic.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
For the first time, I decided to welcome home #89 and #90 as they came home along the hiway of Heroes.
The bodies of two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan have returned home to Canadian soil.
A somber occasion to be sure.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Anyone old enough to remember the Mississauga fire of 1979 must have been worried about this today.
Although it was a miracle that thousands escaped unscathed from a series of massive explosions in the city’s northwest end early today, a firefighter has died and at least one other person is unaccounted for.
Remember these TV sayingsÉ
Saturday, August 9, 2008
No one can deny the incredible opening ceremony last night at the Bird’s Nest. Here is the guy who did it all.
Not only was the show spectacular, but it was scary in a way too. The military precision that the 15000 performers (2008 at a time?) carried out their art was intimidating. Apparently they were even told to smile.
One can’t help but wonder how long it will take China to over most commerce in the world with their attitude and work ethic. I can hardly imagine any other nation on earth that can mobilize an army-like force to put on a show like the opening ceremonies.
To say you better learn Mandarin or Cantonese is really not an understatement. It will be even more necessary in 50 years than now.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
It’s been a shocking summer in Toronto so far...here is a good article explaining it all.
Only one in 10 die, but most people hit are never quite the same
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I don’t know what I’d do if I was a fellow passenger on the bus, but Debbie thinks that they’re all cowards, including the police who came to the scene later.
Most troubling to me is that, instead of pouncing on the beheader and stopping him from murdering an innocent person, the passengers on the bus all fled like cowards.
Have to agree with her on this one. The whole thing is sick and sad at the same time.