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 […]
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 […]
Just spotted on SFScope.com — Audible.com 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 […]
“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.
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.
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 […]