Monthly Archives: October 2008

Two pieces of video hilarity

October 29, 2008 Comments Off on Two pieces of video hilarity

1.  You thought the debates were repetitive?  You were right. 2.  This is how elections should be decided&# Read More »

Bits and bites

October 28, 2008 Comments Off on Bits and bites

Much like the teensy morsel-sized packs of snacky goodness served on my flights back and forth to Ontario this past weekend, I have small nibbles of bloggy sagacity to share with you today.  In no particular order: – Kottke has ... Read More »

Accurate depiction

October 26, 2008 1 Comment »

Showing again why he’s my favourite political cartoonist, Cam produced this hilariously on-target comic Read More »

Riders – No Idea

October 26, 2008 2 Comments »

The Riders won huge yesterday in a great performance against Edmonton.  But I have no idea what to expect going forward.  The defense was tremendous, outscoring Edmonton on their own.  But they seem to always play well against Edmonton at ... Read More »

Moon race

October 23, 2008 Comments Off on Moon race

First question: did anyone else not know that India had a space program, let alone one capable of launching an orbiter to the moon? Second question: is it just another example of outsourced work being less expensive when the NASA ... Read More »

Purpose-driven school?

October 21, 2008 Comments Off on Purpose-driven school?

William Damon writes in this month’s Educational Leadership magazine, in an article titled “The Moral North Star” that to achieve academic excellence, students must find purpose in their studies. A lot of teaching is simply common sense, and this fall ... Read More »

Global Warming

October 20, 2008 1 Comment »

Another in my series of post wondering if we should believe the hype.  Lorne Gunter: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof&# Read More »

That could have been embarrassing…

October 20, 2008 3 Comments »

How bad would it have been for the Riders to lose to the Ti-Cats on a field goal in the closing seconds of the game?  Okay, so it’s not the Grey Cup, but the game should not have been close ... Read More »

Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

October 18, 2008 Comments Off on Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

Apologies for the title… I came across this article on the miserable failure of airport security to, in fact, secure anything…  The setup is so poorly thought-out and hole-ridden as to be virtually useless.  As the author of the article ... Read More »

Verb game

October 17, 2008 Comments Off on Verb game

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One step forward, two steps back

October 16, 2008 Comments Off on One step forward, two steps back

Everytime I get to thinking I’ve got a handle on this teaching thing, I pull some bonehead move to remind myself how much more I have to learn.  Today’s example: history test.  Not only did I manage to craft an ... Read More »

Not sure who to cheer for…

October 14, 2008 3 Comments »

Yesterday’s game against the Stamps was a debacle, but that’s not what I’m talking about.  Today is Canada’s federal election, and I’m still undecided.  Followers of my blog will know that until recently I voted NDP, but Jack Layton’s position ... Read More »