Say it ain’t so

Consumer Reports has done the study and found that McDonald’s coffee is cheaper (shocking, I know) and tastes better than Starbucks’: “We compared the rivals with Starbucks, all in basic black — no flavors, milk, or sugar — and you know what? McDonald’s beat the rest,” Consumer Reports said in its March issue.

In search of a new simile

“Pure” and “driven snow” don’t always go hand in hand: Smelly, multicoloured snow falls over Siberia Updated Fri. Feb. 2 2007 9:03 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian emergency workers have flown to a Siberian region where smelly and multicoloured snow fell earlier this week covering about 100 square kilometres, officials said Friday. Thecontinue reading

While we’re on the topic

W.B. Yeats, THE SECOND COMING (1919) Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all convictions, while the worst Arecontinue reading

Things fall apart, part 2

Massage chairs recalled after fires TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters Life!) – Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it would recall thousands of massage chairs for free tests and repairs, saying the chairs could catch fire. Definitely less relaxing than intended.

Things fall apart

Unfortunately, I can’t find the actual excerpt of Jack Granatstein’s book that Radwanski summarizes here , or I’d link to it. It certainly sounds promising: First, if an 8.9 hurricane hits Vancouver, and terrorist cells in both Montreal and Toronto decide this is the time to strike, and one of them has “somehow secured severalcontinue reading

In case you were wondering…

…you’re not allowed to stone your wife in Herouxville, Que: This is problematic on so many levels. As to legal validity: (1) To the extent that it’s aimed at the Kirpan, at least the bit about not bringing “weapons” to school is offside the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, according tocontinue reading

Habeas Schmabeas

Chris Sullentrop at the New York Times blog Opinionator (sub req’d) writes: In case anyone was still on the fence on the subject, it’s abundantly clear that, at long last, [the United States Attorney General] Alberto Gonzales has no sense of decency: “Alberto Gonzales in testimony several days ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee deniedcontinue reading