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5 things to know about Canadians

5 things to know about Canadians

Jul 31, 2012

As a Canadian living the USA, I know Americans think Canadians are odd. I try to keep my identity hidden, but when an American finds out I am Canadian, they react with a sort-of  “ohhh!! so that explains it!”, like a great realization has dawned on them that my being Canadian explains so many eccentricities. In some ways, Canadians are a lot like...

Japan Technology: the Honda Accords that wont quit

Japan Technology: the Honda Accords that wont quit

Jul 22, 2012

There’s not much left of 1993.  My Jurassic Park VHS tape is buried in cobwebs, I can’t find my Mossimo shirt, and my old Intel 486DX2  computer is probably polluting the water supply of a 3rd world country. 19 years ago reading a book actually involved a book, and checking into a flight required carbon-paper booklets. 19 years ago the internet...

Is there anything Hollywood won’t reboot?

Is there anything Hollywood won’t reboot?

Jul 16, 2012

Its the age of the franchise in Hollywood, and the masters of the left coast pull no punches when it comes to reaching into the dustbin of movie history, pulling out some Sylvester Stallone turd, slathering a little IMAX/3D margarine atop and creating their newest $100 million franchise. Its bad enough that Spiderman has already been rebooted just 10 years...

Don’t talk to me about Facebook

Don’t talk to me about Facebook

Jul 3, 2012

I don’t get out much. Most of my time is spent locked away buried in my work. But before you start a little pity party in your head,  there is one great side effect to being a recluse: I appreciate meaningful human interaction. I don’t partake in idle chit chat, and I rarely find myself discussing the record heat and unusual humidity patterns of...