First up, sorry for the radio silence — my dad is in town, we’re on a double-production week at work, and I haven’t been feeling very awesome over the past few days. Now…
Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite finds, every Friday.
‘Time and Punishment’ now Canada’s Way – “Just when you think this government’s criminal justice policies, which have been almost universally denounced by experts in the field, can’t get worse, they do.”
The Doctor Puppet - “The Hudson River was a little smelly but I still enjoyed myself. Along the shore I found what I assumed to be an alien egg pod, but my companion informed me that it was merely a water caltrop. It actually is an alien though because it was introduced to North America only recently. I really can relate to that spiky little thing.”
Nadir and Me - “And there he was, the CEO of Rogers, stuck in his chair with no obvious avenue for escape, forced to listen to one of his customers’ complaints. I tried not to laugh. I toyed with the notion that hell might contain a special room reserved for cable executives, done up in late-’70s decor and filled with disgruntled customers.”
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet - “This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.”
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is - “So, the challenge: how to get across the ideas bound up in the word “privilege,” in a way that your average straight white man will get, without freaking out about it? Being a white guy who likes women, here’s how I would do it.”
Movement - “I am not static, no more than the large glass window that lights the breakfast table. Day by day I am learning to mold myself to a world that does not welcome me.”