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Blogging in a new era
I haven't posted a blog here in quite some time. As the internet marched forward, most of my online activities have spread out to other sites.

I mostly share links and thoughts via Facebook these days. You can follow me there. I post many things as public, in addition to the new friends-only posts I make.

FB has also become the place where I post most of my photos. However, I still maintain a flickr account where I post more artsy photos.

I just transitioned the server this website is being hosted on to a new one. So I thought I would throw this post up here as a marker for that. Hope you're well :)
Posted by dustin on November 26, 2014. Tagged with

 

Coupe Stanley
As everyone knows, the Stanley Cup is awarded on the basis of a failed charitable purpose trust and is in all likelihood legally owned by some British guy descended from Lord Stanley of Preston who doesn't realize it.

Putting aside the fascinating topic of nineteenth century trust law, I just wanted to point out that Brent Rathgerber, a Member of Parliament from Edmonton, described the Stanley Cup as the "trophy du jour of the NHL", because he is a dumbass and doesn't know that there's a difference between "du jour", a French expression meaning "of the day", and "de jure", a Latin expression meaning "in law". Or he thinks he is ordering the soup in law at nice restaurants.

http://brentrathgeber.ca/the-stanley-cup-belongs-to-canadians/

His legal analysis is ridiculous: so the "Canadian people" automatically own anything that has ever belonged to a governor general? Then I would like Adrienne Clarkson's porcelain doll collection, please. If the Stanley Cup trust has failed, then the trust property reverts to Lord Stanley, his heirs and successors.

He also asks "what could be more Canadian" than letting a bunch of drunken beer leaguers play for one of the world's most prestigious sports trophies? If he thinks horrible ideas are typically Canadian, then really he should be running for the Bloc quebecois.

It's horrifying to think that someone who understands so little about the most important things in life, hockey and trust law, has been elected to public office (Although it was an Alberta election -- let's see how he does when they switch to multiparty democracy).
Posted by YvonTripper on February 26, 2014. Tagged with

 

Mr. Men Drawn as Super Heroes
Remember this guy?


More awesome ones here:
http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2010/03/82-super-heroesvillains-drawn-as-mr-men/
Posted by registeredname on December 10, 2010. Tagged with

 

No Boring Ass Scenarios

Break-ups: The Series -- Cate and Timmy from Ted Tremper on Vimeo.

Posted by registeredname on October 19, 2010. Tagged with

 

No wonder Indonesia wanted it so much
This has 1,000,000 hits on Youtube:
Posted by chrisdye on August 16, 2010. Tagged with

 

YouTuxzzzzzBzbzzbzbbbzz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4mYjc7g-so

Click the link.
Click the soccer ball in the scrubber (the bottom menu bar with the slider).
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Nil-Nil Draw + Sound of Angry Bees = World's Greatest Spectacle
Surf the web as if you're at the World Cup! http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk
Posted by chrisdye on June 22, 2010. Tagged with

 

Sneaky
Go to google.
Search "world cup".
Tons of good info is listed at the top.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom.
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The Chinese Army Knife
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How Can We Use This YouTube Thing?
Posted by vinny9 on February 9, 2010. Tagged with

 

Popomatic cupcake
http://www.steelheadstudio.com/100cupcakes/

How many cupcake games can you name?

I got 45. I think you can beat that, nerdz!
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The Oldest Trophy in the World
I know you've all been wondering: "what's going on in the world of the America's Cup lately?"
Well, exciting things have been going on, that's what.

It all started at the end of the last challenge, when the Swiss team Alinghi (of Societe Nautique de Geneve) successfully defended the cup. Shortly after, Bertarelli (the billionaire owner of team Alinghi) declared that Club Náutico Español de Vela were the challengers of record for the next cup. A club, that only existed in paper, and which he controlled. The set of rules that came out of those "talks" were so controversial, that Larry Ellison (the billionaire owner of team BMW Oracle) took them to court.

As it has so many times in the past, the New York Supreme court sat and heard arguments, consulted the Deed of Gift, and precedence. Eventually they ruled in favour for Oracle and the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the challenge was set. Of course, given that they each have tons of money, and many lawyers, there have been many, many suits since that time. Bertarelli (aka the cheating bastard) has lost nearly all of them


In the meantime the design specifications that Oracle put forth, rather than being a complicated set of rules and walking away from the old formula:


Was ridiculously straight forward, it had to fight in 90' by 90' box, essentially, a baseball diamond.

Well, this is how you advance the world of sailing, give two of the top 100 richest men on the planet, carte blanche to build a fast boat. Here are the results:
Posted by LePhil on December 19, 2009. Tagged with
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The Follow-Up
I made a little site with the full audio from all 3 episodes of The Follow-Up. Lemme know whatcha think.

http://followup.montrealimprov.com/

Big thanks to Marc and Andrew for their awesome help with these shows.
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This Blew My Mind
Probably one of the best videos I have ever seen in my life...

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This is what I do when I'm sick
Holy cranial matter, this is awesome.



via Jonathan Coulton

More here
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