Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Trouble with Leopard

Been reading any Mac lists/sites/etc. in the last week or so? Then you'll know juuuuuuust what this cartoon is saying.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

One of the most entertaining Internet blowups you'll ever see

Seriuhsly. Go here now for the story. (H/t Kathy S.)

Baghdadi terrorists - N.B.: Go to the Green Zone entrances manned by Peruvian troops.

You're welcome.

Okay, Alberta, you asked for it:

Alberta to boost royalties by $1.4-billion

I thought Ed Stelmach wasn't going to implement the Review to the last letter, and he didn't. So now he can say to the oil companies, hey, I'm trying to help you guys here!, and then he can say to the voters, hey, I got more money out of the oil companies for you! Mr. Stelmach prays a lot with the pastor of our parish, and last night at a prayer meeting my husband was at, Father asked everyone to pray for the premier and for the province, and said he felt that it was a rather "Solomonic" choice in front of the premier. When my husband came home and told me that, he and I just looked at each other, remembering our analyses of the situation in the last week, and then both nodded our heads, without saying anything. So I am thoroughly unsurprised at the result.

Don't they say never look a gift horse in the mouth? Well, Albertans have been poking and prodding those horse teeth for a couple of years now, and I guess feel that it's time to bring in the government as veterinary dentist (if I can extend this that far). Hey, I just want property prices to go down - remember, that's my fair share!

The Post (which is quite a pro-business paper) had a nice little line at the veeerrry end of the article I linked to above, perfect understatement: The government expects some slowdown in activity from the new measures. Um, quite.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Alberta oil royalties info coming this afternoon

Before we hear about it, let me just say one thing to my fellow Albertans:


There, that felt better.

I could go on about how many billions per year are already knocking around Edmonton unspent and the government's going to do this for another (maybe) lousy $2b, or that whole killing-the-golden-goose thing, but I won't. And you know why?

Because if Alberta is now a place where it's I-want-what's-coming-to-me, well, my husband is tenured at a nice pay grade. So what do I care? Ha! Plus (and this is what I'm really hoping for), if the economy craters, we'll be able to afford a nice house here instead of a shack.

So bring on the royalty hike! Because I want a cheaper real estate market - that's my fair share.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

"It's like Laura Ashley married a Poison video . . ."

Dumbledore: Gay

That's right. The National Post's Ampersand blog directs us to this Reuters article where Miss Rowling spills all. He was in love with Gellert Grindelwald, you see. How's that for layers within layers?


I have nothing else to say about this except that I do not want to hear about: Dumbledore being a gay role model. Dumbledore being "queer" (either derogatory or laudatory). Dumbledore being a pederast. Any Dumbledore/Harry slash fiction. Or, it's no big deal because he's only a fictional character. Because you know that's not true. Basically, I just don't want to hear about it at all. In fact, I think I will go bury my head in the sand right now. And if that makes me "homophobic", so be it. I don't want to hear about that, either.

That is all.


Saturday, October 06, 2007

"Irish drop to 0-5 after defeat by Purdue"

Okay, so this is how it's going to be. One of those years.

Now I'm not so sad we don't have cable - at least this fall.