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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The State of the World

My fat ass joined a gym. Aging brings about strange and scary changes, Windsor. But if you think I won't knock back a large stuffed crust pepperoni lover's by myself on cheat day, you are sorely mistaken. No comments required, please and thanks.
  • The mothership finally comes out of hibernation to deliver you an update, though it mostly consists of year-in-review type stuff and some wire copy. Not being snotty when I say that, I had people up my ass for wire copy all the time when I was News Editor, and that story on profs looking to ban laptops from the classroom is actually pretty interesting.

  • Because even though we're Canadian, we're unable to ignore it, John McCain won the New Hampshire primary for the Republicans, with Hillary Clinton eking out a slim win over the Obamachine. Though most of the footage I saw involved Bill Clinton taking down Obama's talking points, which only suggests Hillary can't do it herself, which isn't exactly the message she should be sending.

    And McCain? He's really still in this? I thought the rule was if you got your ass beat once, you gracefully exited the stage? Though maybe not, look at John Tory.

  • Over in Alberta [you know, that place all your friends moved to] a legal showdown is brewing with Premier Ed Stelmach and a blogger who bought the domain edstelmach.ca, which then redirects to his own site and generates about $20 bucks a month in profits. Ed is now asking for a cut of the profits and for his domain name back, on the grounds the blogger is misappropriating Stelmach's persona.

    Now, I'm not a doctor, but isn't that exactly what the blogger is doing? He's essentially cybersquatting, and isn't that illegal?

  • PS: With all the optimism and excitement over the US Presidential campaign, please don't forget that the whole Iran thing is still kicking about. Today's crisis: speedboats, and their legitimacy.

  • Fifty car pileup? Sounds like good watching.

  • Hate your heart? Try the deep fried, cheese filled bacon burger! As in, made with bacon.

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