Posts Tagged ‘life’

W3 Review – Written Inc.

March 1, 2008

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So, here’s another of my favorites that I’ve meant to blog about for too long.

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The Human Race is Doomed; Happy New Year!

December 31, 2007


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Global warming is irreversible. Kind of takes the air out of your noisemaker, doesn’t it?

So far as predictions go, this one doesn’t exactly fill me with happy feelings. But it’s hard to simply dismiss it, given the source.

If you didn’t take notice when the article was published in October, you can still read it HERE.

Changing Urban Perceptions

December 20, 2007

One of today’s articles (‘Prestige About Being in the City‘; National Post; 2007/12/20) quotes James McKellar (Academic Director; York Univ. School of Business). Here are some comments that I think are worth taking note of:

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Window Washer Horror

December 17, 2007

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Window washers have fallen six feet and died” (Stefan Bright; safety director; International Window Cleaners Association). “Fifty percent of people who fall four to five stories die. By the time you reach 10 or 11 stories, just about everyone dies” (Dr. Sheldon Teperman; director of trauma and critical-care surgery; Jacobi Medical Center).

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Torpedo One… Away!

December 2, 2007

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  Triple Whopper with Cheese

What’s up with this?
Click HERE to find out.

How long does it take your stomach to settle after pounding back one of these things? How many diet drinks to wash it down? How many serviettes to wipe the grease off your hands and your chin?

I wonder if my kids could manage to squeeze one of these into my Xmas stocking if they tried really, really hard? I mean, this has got to be a better Christmas present than this one that Doug posted about, doesn’t it?

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Our Environmental Arrogance

October 27, 2007

cougar campingHuman population is now +6 billion, and may double within this century. All over the world, other life forms are becoming extinct because of human encroachment. As developers push farther and farther out of the city limits and swallow up wild animal habitat, should we really be surprised by cougar attacks on pets, or vehicle collissions with deer?

deer crossing signIn today’s paper (“Deer runs amok in London furniture store“; Joe Belanger; London Free Press), we’re told that deer are “a menace to drivers.” Well, I beg to differ. It seems to me that we’re the menace, and it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to curb our selfishness before Mother Nature decides to do it for us.

Links:
2007/11/20 – LFP: List of cougar sightings growing