Friday, October 17, 2008


So, it looks like I'm gonna have to be leaving the blogosphere indefinitely. Sorry for the abruptness. I won't get into why, but you can ask her.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

In 3 days...

Holy crap, it's the final days of the federal election... it seems like just yesterday that Harpoon forgot his fixed-election date "rule" (Rules are apparently only for other people), and set us upon this path of daily-tracking polls, flatulent political commentators, long-winded speeches, and leaders visiting Iqaluit to hold community events (featuring, of course, long winded speeches).

Anyway, in keeping with the ongoing musical political commentary on this blog:

Although I think Rick Mercer has lost alot of his edge in recent years, he is still occasionally hilariously right on:

But remember, politics isn't just hilarious, it's also about, like, issues and stuff:

Oh, and by the way, there'll be a full moon on election day, furthering my paranoia.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekend caribou bones

Towards the end of Federal road, there's a very nice road that goes uphill and through almost nowhere. If I had a car it would be a handy way to get out of town, but I have no car, and thus I walk past electrical lines...

and look down on the edges of civilization below.

To the tundra!
Where caribou once roamed,

and obligatory inukshuks* stand.

*TM Vancouver 2010

Monday, October 6, 2008

Signs of the Apocalypse, Part 3.

This is quickly turning into a regular Monday event.

So, economic turmoil hit the Canadian economy in a big way today. There's nothing that puts your own life problems into perspective like global economic collapse. I just listened to the latest This American Life podcast, which helped me understand just how screwed we all are. Although I could have just read the top 10 headlines at Report on Business, including:

TD to raise rates on mortgages, home equity loans

Why markets are diving, why credit is drying up

Developers struggle to secure financing

Scotiabank projects recession in Canada, U.S.

Loonie slides to 18-month low

On a more positive note, a more positive headline points out that "Out of Panic Come Great Long-term Opportunities." And if there's any sector of the economy that deserves to be taken down a peg, it's the oil sands.

Seriously though, I'm sure we have nothing to worry about... we'll probably all be swallowed by a black hole from deep underneath Switzerland first.

Have a great week!!!