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The Peace of the Worlds

About a year ago, I got to thinking about H.G. Wells’s novel┬áThe War of the Worlds, and more specifically about its adaptations. The most famous is, of course, Orson Welles’s 1938 radio play, which panicked a number of listeners who … Continue reading

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(The Day After) Canada Day

I’m afraid I couldn’t bring myself to produce a new Canada Day post this year. My feelings on the subject are pretty much the same as they have been for the past two years. I’m running out of novel ways … Continue reading

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Threats to Poilievre

Stephen Harper’s (Un)Democratic Reform Minister, Pierre Poilievre, has reputedly been receiving anonymous death threats over his proposed Fair Elections Act, prompting an RCMP investigation. Now, I want to make clear that I of course do not condone death threats*, and … Continue reading

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The Hunt Continues

I am probably one of the very few people in the world who has brushed-up on her Quantum Information Theory in preparation for a job interview. But at least I’m getting interviews now.

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The Cybelene Victorious

They want for you to kneel bowed and broken To Accept their insights that you are falsely made They want for you to cower, quiver, quaver To dodge their righteous, rightful, mocking gaze. They want for you to duck among … Continue reading

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The End of Schadenfreude

I’ve obviously never been a great fan of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. While he was running for office, I encouraged everyone I knew in Toronto to vote against him. I don’t personally live in the city, of course, but I … Continue reading

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On the Loss of Dignity

There is simply no way to maintain your dignity when unemployed for a prolonged period. Not in this society, at any rate. I had hoped that I wouldn’t have to learn this first hand, but it’s too late for that … Continue reading

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