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Monday, October 15, 2007

The State of the World: Condensed

Nothing like a shady Internet connection to start the week off right.

Newsflash!

54 arrests = success!
If I may start with a brief note on my former home, if there's one thing the people of Kingston shudder at year after year, it's the Queen's homecoming. Two years ago, things got out of in hand, in the "torched police car" variety, so the whole city holds its breath as the Aberdeen street party gets underway every year.

This year saw 6,000 revelers on a two block stretch of road, with 54 arrests made, but no rioting! So all in all, a good night.

Tipping is irrational. Also, Radiohead.
Let it be known that Lady Trail is a much better person than I am. This does not surprise you. The reason I refer to specifically is her attitude towards tipping. As a woman who waited tables, she has an understanding of servers that I do not. Once I realized that tipping 30 - 40 per cent would not incline the waitress to sleep with me, it became a chore to squeeze 15 per cent out of me.

According to economists, this makes perfect sense. Because really, the practice of paying more money than you are legally bound to, is kind of stupid. This conversation is popping up again due to the fact that people are paying for that Radiohead album when they are under no obligation to do so. The NYTimes looks at why that is.

Briefly
Woman who brandished baby as weapon in fight with boyfriend facing five years mandatory. I enjoy that upon hearing this, she fell to the ground like she was surprised.

Remember: tasing is only funny when it happens to mouthy college kids. Otherwise it can have serious consequences.

As though you need to be reminded, but don't post details of your small get together on YouTube.

Globalization means Asian youths no longer have 10 minutes to brew a cup of tea. Thank you Starbucks.

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