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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The State of the World

While I have no intention of linking to it [I doubt it would hold much interest for this audience anyway], I wonder how Gord decides which tact to take from column to column: chide people for questioning Eddie's ideas and buying into the 'poor Windsor'-victim mentality [as in today's column on the proposed riverfront development], or continue peddling that mentality to his readers in the first place [see: any column blaming people in politicians/the university/anyone in Toronto for abandoning the Rose City].

Like, does he flip a coin?

Related: Sources present at today's announcement tell me the man's tall, maybe 6'3", is a rightie who jots notes on a pad, no recorder for him, and his shoes aren't particularly nice.

But then again, I always preferred paper over tape myself. And they always say you can judge a reporter by his shoes. If they're nice, he spends too much time at the desk. Way to keep the faith, Henderson!

Elsewhere....

In your doomsday story du jour, a large chunk of Ward Hunt Ice Shelf [the largest of its kind remaining in the arctic] snapped off, bringing the total area of the arctic coast from 9,000 square kilometres to just under 1,000 in the last 100 years.

Want to be on the cusp of the future and make a long term commitment to your siginificant other? Lose the condoms. [As a child brought up during the height of AIDS hysteria, I in no way condone this. Just find it interesting. And probably sad.--Ed.]

Nerdgasms all over as Virgin Galactic[?!] unveils WhiteKnightTwo, which will launch commercial suborbital ships into space. Gizmodo has pics, and an interview with the pilot.

Cracked provides five teeny mistakes that resulted in catastrophe.

BIGFOOT LIVES!

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