nervousness killed the radio star …

Actually, it wasn’t all that bad in the end. I did my first ever radio interview today pumping the KGB show this weekend, and I think it went reasonably well all things considered. I want to give a quick shout out to Scott James at My96 for giving me the time and editing it nicely into a great little package … it wasn’t nearly as nerve racking as I expected it to be.

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Its a comedy Woodstock …

Are you looking for a place to camp on the Labour Day long weekend? Do you enjoy great stand-up comedy? Of course you are, and of course you do … so come on down to Medicine Hat, Alberta for Sept 1st and 2nd, 2007 for the Alberta stop of the Kamping Gut Buster (KGB) outdoor Komedy Kabaret.

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A call to violence

I stumbled across an interesting article this morning over at the War Room at Salon, that highlights the differences between the left wing and right wing elements in the US right now as far as rhetoric is concerned. Tim Grieve found a clip from a recent Ted Nugent show that is very interesting. As most people probably know, Ted is a fairly vocal supporter of the Republican party, and Bush’s policy in the War on Terror and Iraq/Afghanistan, and during a recent show he attacked both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which wouldn’t be too unusual, if not for the content of the attacks.

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Mars will NOT look as big as the moon this month …

I haven’t actually received this email recently (though I have in the past), but I heard today that a local radio DJ got sucked in by the hoax and made an on-air announcement about it. He corrected himself in short order, but I thought in the interest of clarity and accuracy I’d make a debunking post here as well, since I have seen this one before, and its a classic example of bad pop-science.

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agents provocateurs – Updated below …

The Youtube video posted recently of a protest rally in Montebello, Que raises some pretty big questions about the role of SQ and/or RCMP officers in violent protest. Coming late onto this story, my first exposure to it is through the Youtube video (well, in truth, I found the Youtube link 3 lines into a news story on the event, but I watched the raw video before finishing the article, so as to know what ACTUALLY happened first), and it certainly raises some interesting questions.

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A new Canadian record

Canada isn’t usually the first country that pops to mind when people think of the international space program. Countries like the US, Russia, China, and even France and the EU tend to come up before Canada does. Without the fame of the Canadarm, the robotic arm that Canada designed for the Shuttle, and the new version for the ISS, its possible that people outside Canada wouldn’t even know we have a space program.

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The famous gopher …

Gopher In ProfileMore accurately, I suppose I should say “The Famous Richardson’s Ground Squirrel.” Ever have one of those days that just make you smile? For most aspects of my life, today was a pretty normal day. I worked a 13 hour shift at my day job, a shift that felt about twice as long, lol. But none of it really mattered, thanks to an email I got this morning.

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