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Entries from May 2007

Vancouver police incites wrath of editor

May 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Some of you may know that Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Olympic Games and that the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) has been under fire for booting the impoverished out of the downtown eastside to make the streets pretty for the impending tourist influx. You may also have heard of anti-poverty activist David Cunningham, who threatened to symbolically evict all […]

Tags: journalism · politics

Writer’s Challenge answer revealed

May 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Congratulations to my brother, who figured out that the weird Japanese USB device was, in fact, an “ass-cooler”. Check out the explanation here.

Tags: the writing challenge

Unfortunate demise of a proofreader

May 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

I’ve heard tales of proofreaders being unappreciated and underpaid, but this takes the cake! Check out this news article on a proofreader who died at work and was only discovered five days later by the janitor.  Okay, okay, this story seems too bizarre to be true, and so it is. This article was later determined […]

Tags: working · writing humour

Writing Challenge #2

May 2nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

You can now expel your baited breath because writing challenge number two is here! For this task, you will be required to go to this Japanese website and view the images. I’m assuming you cannot read Japanese, so the challenge before you is to decipher what this product is based on the images alone. Can you […]

Tags: the writing challenge

Wacky science

May 1st, 2007 · Comments Off

Can governments read people’s minds with radio waves? Many people believe so. In fact, in order to combat this unseen menace, a paranoid subculture has arisen around the wearing of tin foil hats. This seemingly bizarre practice has garnered such credibility that an MIT student conducted empirical research in order to debunk it. Curiously, his […]

Tags: culture · technology