Monthly Archives: November 2010

Chris Vander Doelen is really becoming a chronic annoyance

The Windsor Star’s Chris Vander Doelen is, to all appearances, highly intelligent and a very clear thinker and writer. He’s also a snotty,¬†short-sighted idiot. Just read his two most recent columns: this one about Ontario’s energy future and this one … Continue reading

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Driveway moment

The scene: Another working day has ended. Motorist is on his way home, a bag of groceries in the seat beside him. A chilly rain falls; it gets dark early come November. On the radio, a newscaster is chattering with … Continue reading

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Third post

Three posts in one night? I’m on a roll!

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Geek-out time!

Okay, displaying my geekery here more than somewhat. For those who don’t know, the success of the Wii has both Sony and Microsoft working on their own solutions for non-traditional, motion-based video game controllers. The PlayStation Move is much more … Continue reading

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Griftopia

Still reading feverishly about the ongoing financial crisis; next up is Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America. Taibbi’s books and articles for Rolling Stone are in the grand muckraking tradition that … Continue reading

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Due Date

Saw Due Date the other day with Rob and Froggy. It was tolerably obvious from the trailer that it would basically be an Apatow-era remake of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, with Zach Galifianakis as the lovable, well-meaning screwup and Robert … Continue reading

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