My Mexican Doppelganger!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

We got a call from friends last night that we had to watch CBC’s The National for a story about K’Naan and his song “Waving Flag.” Not because of the artist (who is inspiring) or the song (which is great) or the story (which is good), but because of a Mexican radio DJ interviewed in […]

March Madness – Book Style

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

This is fun. HarperCollins Canada has launched the 2009 edition of their March Madness literary smackdown. Basically it’s a championship for books. Fun and you have a chance to win all 64 featured books. Go in and check it out! Here are some of my favourites – you may notice a slight bias to genre […]

So cool!! Fritz Leiber audio books

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Just spotted on — has added exclusive audio edition of the Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books (with introductions by Neil Gaiman). I squealed when I read it. A very butch manly squeal, of course, but still undeniably a squeal. I’ve developed a slight addiction to audio books and I already […]

Fun things learned from Wikipedia

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

“Thagomizer,” the term for the arrangement of spikes on the tails of dinosaurs like stegosaurus, was adopted from a Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoon! Check it out.

So many things I want…

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Check out Think Geek — possibly the most astounding collection of cool/useless/WTF? gadgets I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m especially intrigued by the wi-fi status display t-shirt.

Useless but fun!

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Who wouldn’t want the Cruzin Cooler motorized ice chest?’ Yes, that’s right — a cooler with a built-in scooter. 24+ can capacity, gas or electric, up to 30 miles range on the electric version, disc brakes, trailer hitch (to tow the “Coolagon” wagon cooler for expanded capacity, of course), speeds of up to 14 mph […]