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Monday, June 30, 2008

Breaking: Chris Walks for President

The Chris Walks Phenomenon - News Channel 3

Chris Walks for President.  My good friend Richard pointed me to this web news story from News Channel 3.  Apparently, I'm receiving consideration for the 2008 Presidential election, without my knowledge.  I need to check this out a little more, and you probably should too.  Walka-mania.  It's sweeping the nation!  

Friday, June 27, 2008

Food Court musical!

Food Court Musical - Improv Everywhere

From the geniuses at Improv Everywhere, comes Food Court Musical.  It just goes to show you that people can burst out spontaneously into song, and not just in a Broadway Musical.

When the world is your soccer pitch

Remi Gaillard video -

In celebration of the upcoming Euro 2008 Final between Germany and France, here's a great video of a guy with a soccer ball.  He scores amazing goals through windows, into fountains, garbage cans and more with some crazy trick shots, as he drives the unknowing "goalkeepers" crazy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Transgendered in Albania

Women Who Wear the Pants

From good old Metafilter, the story of an old Albanian tradition where women could take a pledge to live the rest of their lives as men.  It links to a New York Times article that talks to the last few remaining women that still live their lives as men.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Sneakiest Goal in the History of Soccer - YouTube

While it's not at Euro 2008, this soccer goal is a classic!

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SEO tips for dummies

Google's Cutts: Good directions drive traffic to your website

USA Today has an article on Search Engine Optimization tips that everyone can use to improve their ranking in Google (and other search engines). 

Of course, when everyone is using the same competitive advantages, who really has the advantage?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

CopyRight Criminals 2.0 - Charlie Angus

Remix this Public Service announcement video for the Canadian DMCA.

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Top Secret - Photos of Spy Satellites

Photographer Documents Secret Satellites — All 189 of Them (Wired magazine) article about a new exhibition of photos of secret spy satellites by Trevor Paglen.  
Paglen has previously worked on projects about other top secret operations, such as secret prisons, secret military projects and torture taxis, planes that shuttle secret prisoners.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

William Gibson interviewed by io9

William Gibson Talks to io9 About Canada, Draft Dodging, and Godzilla

An interview by the science fiction blog io9 with one of my favourite authors, Vancouver's William Gibson.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Say farewell to a Canadian icon

'Hockey Night In Canada' Is Over,  Thanks to Licensing Spat -

The CBC has decided to replace the theme song to "Hockey Night in Canada" after 40 years.  The hockey theme song is known as "Canada's Second Anthem" for Canada's most popular sport and show.  Apparently, the CBC will be holding a contest to replace the song, but Wired points out that if the original song was entered, it would win in a landslide.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Uniqlo website

I'm not sure what it all means, or what they're saying, but this Uniqlo website is really innovative.

Swirling masses of video interviews with pretty music.

I haven't seen anything like it.  It doesn't even matter that they're doing market research in Japanese for a new bra top.  It's Web 2.0 with a beautiful, innovative interface.

Security: The War on Photography

The bottom line: only terrorists in the movies take pictures of their targets.
People that take pictures of public places are called... Photographers, and they can be professionals or amateurs. Don't let paranoid thugs intimidate you.
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Why New Atheists like Christopher Hitchens are as dangerous as Christian fundamentalists

From Salon, foreign correspondent and intellectual provocateur Chris Hedges explains why New Atheists like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens are as dangerous as Christian fundamentalists.