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Monday, March 30, 2009

America's bankers are oligarchs

America's bankers are oligarchs – Boing Boing

There’s a term to describe the cozy relationship between the leaders of the American financial system and the regulators that lead to the current economic predicament- an oligarchy.  That’s the opinion of former chief economist of the IMF in the Atlantic.


There’s something reassuring about knowing that the source of the global economic crisis is not a completely brand new or unknown idea.  Once we know the type of problem we’re dealing with, there’s a higher chance of being able to resolve the problem.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Master of Mashups

Kutiman's ThruYou Mashup Turns YouTube Into Funk Machine - Wired

Kutiman is an Israeli artist that has created great music, by combining all kinds of wild and wonderful musical clips from YouTube.  Wired has the lowdown on the Thru You project.

My buddy Brock introduced me to Kutiman about a week ago.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Legend of the free Italian aperitivi

In Milan, the Best Meal Deal in Italy?

From the NY Times' "Frugal Traveller", the legend of the free Italian tapas, "aperitivo" in the restaurants in Milan and Bologna Italy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Madness

The official 2009 Bracket has been released for 2009 Name Of The Year

My picks are Pierre Champoux and Marrel Ya’Hynis Wilson to meet in the finals.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Michael Lewis: How Iceland Went Splat

Wall Street on the Tundra (Vanity Fair)

One of my favourite non-fiction writers, Michael Lewis (of the baseball hit “Moneyball” fame) has written about the financial/ economic crisis in Iceland.  


What happens when the economy blows up? People blow-up their SUVs.

U.S. Protests Mexi-Canadian Overpass

U.S. Protests Mexi-Canadian Overpass

It’s an old “news” story from the Onion, but still a good one.



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Urban Camouflage

Urban Camouflage

If the terrorists ever took over an Ikea or a Costco, this is what the counter-terrorists might wear.