What’s your walk score?

How walkable is your neighbourhood? Plug in an address and a googly algorhythm will tell you. Take it with a small grain of salt — our score came it at 60, which is only somewhat walkable, when I’d say where we live is extremely walkable. Apparently my old haunt of St. Patrick St. is muchcontinue reading


Is this is for real? THE Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a scary rumour – giant badgers are stalking the streets by night, eating humans. The animals were allegedly released into the area by British forces. Local farmers havecontinue reading

Happy Birthday Canada

The original version of the poem that became the English Oh Canada, from the government’s website: O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love thou dost in us command. We see thee rising fair, dear land, The True North, strong and free; And stand on guard, O Canada, We stand on guard forcontinue reading

Holy Martha!

Only just caught up with this one. On the down side, it would suck. On the up side, the out-of-court settlement would send you to Martinique for quite a while. (Garçon!)


I’m not sure I believe a word of this, but it’s a great story. Toronto Star, February 27, 1911.

I’m still a bad person …

… I look at a story like this and think $11.70? What a deal! Vancouver artist Mike Svob*’s latest acrylic painting, East Side Snowfall, can be purchased from a Whistler gallery for $1,970. Or you can spend five minutes on the Web and buy a knock-off for $11.70 (U.S.) from the appropriately named chinaoilpaintingwholesale.com, thecontinue reading