Month: April 2010

High Flying

Reading a collection of dumb things people have done while flying – flooding the bathroom while trying to take a sponge-bath, getting too, um, familiar with themselves under blankets and getting too familiar with others, again in the bathroom – reminded me of what flying used to be like.

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Stephen Hawking is either sharing some of his brilliant insight or he’s been watching the TV series V but he says we should avoid meeting aliens at all costs.

Recycling Bling

You must be familiar with those hawkers who want to buy your unwanted gold?  Well I had some gold jewelry that I didn’t know what to do with. 

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

So it’s Monday and perhaps you hit the keyboard needing to get several things done ASAP.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could truly multi-task and really do a bunch of things at the same time? New research on the brain says fuggetaboutit.  It concludes that we’re wired to juggle two things or make a choice …

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Nothing Compares to Cleanliness – House Proud, Toronto Sun

Recently, on a boring drive to the middle of nowhere, I happened upon a radio show from another city. Two women were talking in giddy tones normally associated with free chocolate truffles or a George Clooney sighting. But their topic was much more mundane: house cleaning. 

Tastes Like Chicken

A city councillor in London wants to make it legal to raise chickens in residential back yards.

Innocent Questions

Did Prime Minister Harper invite the three opposition party leaders to fly with him to Poland thinking, well, if I go down, at least they all go down with me? 

From the Medical Journal DUH!

From today’s London Free Press: London scientists working with mice have discovered the first biological link between stress, anxiety and depression. 

Fat Food

While some restaurants are going out of their way to promote low fat alternatives to their fare and use healthier oil, others are proudly giving heart pains to an obese continent.

Fuzzy Wuzzy

To shave or not to shave, that is the question and it seems that many male celebrities are answering it by tossing their razors out their Lamborghini windows.  The beard has caught on in a big way and that’s not necessarily a good thing.