Everything they do around here costs 10 times as much as it should and takes 10 times as long … Guaranteed they will screw it up.

New Democrat MP Pat Martin, on the construction of new facilities within, and renovation of, the federal Parliament.


Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2011/02/18/pol-weston-glass-parl.html#ixzz1EMgue7AT

Ensemble performance of veritable ‘rock royalty’ marking the Beatles induction into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, on the scenic Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH. Ironic song choice, given that McCartney did not attend due to outstanding business matters (since resolved). Notice the slightly uneasy/uncomfortable look on Mick Jagger’s face, probably realizing he’s about to be filmed singing on a Beatles song in 1986. Also noteworthy is Springsteen flubbing the lyrics without flubbing the song.

MAN VS NATURE - THE ROAD TO VICTORY

I can’t say I blame animals for fighting back against encroachment if they’re smart enough to do so. It’s not as if they ultimately stand a chance, after all.

I wish I could lay claim to writing the headline of this post, but it is of course from an excellent mid-90s Simpsons episode not unlike the one some model citizen managed to record directly (and literally) from his/her mid-90s television screen. I wanted to post a clip of the peanut factory foreman berating his employees for having been right all along as an elephant charges through the door, but evidently specific short Simpsons clips are in limited supply online. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised given Murdoch & Co’s new paid news app for the iPad.

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The Book-O-Mat vending machine from 1949 via Boing Boing

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The Book-O-Mat vending machine from 1949 via Boing Boing

(via newsweek)

Happy National Sweater Day! Break out the bubbly.

Happy National Sweater Day! Break out the bubbly.

Quote from tomorrow morning’s National Post - “Canada’s International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda smokes a cigarette  behind Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 16, 2011”
Where’s the blindfold, Bev? This has to be one of the most sly and hilarious photo bylines I’ve ever read.
Read more:  http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/politics/Analysis+defence+classic+Harper+strategy/4297421/story.html#ixzz1EAn2DKNW

Quote from tomorrow morning’s National Post - “Canada’s International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda smokes a cigarette behind Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 16, 2011”

Where’s the blindfold, Bev? This has to be one of the most sly and hilarious photo bylines I’ve ever read.


Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/politics/Analysis+defence+classic+Harper+strategy/4297421/story.html#ixzz1EAn2DKNW