Yes I Named Her ABC, Please Stop Making Fun Of Me

There are two very obvious things to be said about this story. The behaviour of this agent was absolutely unprofessional and I hope the airline gives her a good tuning up. At no time is it ever appropriate to mock your customers publicly either in person or online. I understand the impulse to do it, …

He Was Then Packed Off To Jail

When you hear the word ballsy, you probably think of something heroic or crazy, like running into a burning building to save someone’s life or jumping out of a perfectly good airplane for no practical reason. But when I hear the word ballsy, I think of things like this fellow in Guelph who brought a …

The Super Mario Bros. Theme, Now With Its Official Lyrics From 1985

That’s one catchy tune. And even though it doesn’t have words, once you hear it a time or two you’ll be humming it forever. At least that’s what I’ve thought for the thirty some years between my childhood and this morning, when I learned that in fact the Super Mario Bros. theme song does have …

Facebook May Contain: More Stuff I Can Read

I was sort of dragged kicking and screaming into Facebook because I couldn’t get a hold of someone and Facebook was the only way to get updates. Then, of course I ended up staying around. As much as I enjoy getting people’s updates there, I do not enjoy the pages and pages and pages of …

Jazzy Want A Firefighter!

Parrots and their way of imitating things always fascinates me. Well, here’s another one, and this one imitated the smoke alarm and brought firefighters to the home. Damn, that parrot is good. Living with a bird who could do that would have confused the heck out of me, but the way he imitates the phone …

Gill Remembers A Family Friend

Our condolences to Gill and anyone else who knows this lady. In Memory of Leona Knott Oct. 26 1928-Nov. 24 2018 I was getting my breakfast ready when a family friend called to inform me that someone who had been a large part of my childhood had past on. A Good Neighbor When I was …

A Handy Guide To Help You Understand What The Hell Your Kids Are On About

I’ve known it for a long time (since I became an adult, basically), but I am becoming more and more of an old person every day. This fact was just made clear to me once more as I stumbled upon The Old Person’s Guide To Hip Young Modern Lingo. Don’t get me wrong, I knew a …

Oh Good, Now Even The News Anchors Are Fake

If you think local radio and TV aren’t so hot now, just wait until Bell, Rogers and Corus hear about this. China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news Nope, that’s not creepy at all. Nuh uh. Seriously, even as a guy who listens to screen reader voices all day, …

Somebody Just Voted Himself Off The Christmas Card List

This looks like your standard, run-of-the-mill campaign ad, but then… Holy shit, did not see that coming. Yes, that really is six of Republican Congressman Paul Gosar’s nine siblings telling the good people of Arizona not to vote for their brother and to instead support his opponent, Democratic candidate David Brill. It didn’t work, but …