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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I’m pretty sure that PM Harper’s pinky finger must be tied down recently.  If not, it’d be springing up Dr. Evil-style as he says “$1 Billion Dollars for security for the G8 and G20″. A Billion Dollars?  Is he absolutely @#$##$ing loopy?  I realise it’s trendy to bash Harper if one lives in a city, [...]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

No, I’m not discussing the case of Ontario’s former Attorney General and the cyclist of last year.  If you recall the cyclist hit the former AG’s car as he was making a turn.  Cyclist hits AG’s car as he’s making a turn, cyclist tries to get in car, AG drives off, tries to shake cyclist [...]

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.  Which is amazing if you like variety in food, culture and even street life.  It does create a challenge though for newcomers who don’t quite get the double meaning of legitimate names. And oh, the typos are pretty good too. The Healthy Chinese Option [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

algae knew about quantum mechanics nearly two billion years before humans Now THAT is some kinda statement by the University of Toronto Professor Greg Scholes.  In a paper published in Nature he goes on to explain how the Algae seem to be using “classical” quantum mechanics to transfer sunlight from their receptors to their storage [...]

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs are on the way to the worst start in their team’s very checkered history.  This year’s Leafs may be as bad as the Ballard era “Milk ‘em for all you can” Leafs.  Which is actually a good thing as they need to spend a few years rebuilding.  They have [...]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Well not exactly, but the cat was found in a Toronto neighbourhood called Roncesvalles. According to the Toronto Star, these hairless mutants were found in an alley in this Polish neighbourhood. Once local delinquents’ hi-jinks had been ruled out, and a Toronto Vet had been called in, the world started on the path to welcoming [...]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Toronto’s summer’s strike had garbage was literally left on the streets, but the coming weeks and months may see it shift from the literal to the metaphorical. Toronto defence lawyers began a boycott of legal aid cases in June.  The boycott soon spread to other Ontario cities. The issue was that the systems rate haven’t [...]