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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.


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


The Gaurdien Project
Is this a ploy to get geeks to watch sports?


At least The Canadian looks cooler than The Canuck.

Posted by registeredname on February 25, 2011. Tagged with


Election Congratulations
Congratulations, first of all, to Hamid Karzai and Gérald Tremblay for their re-elections. For those of you who do not know these two men, one is a corrupt, weak leader in a land controlled by druglords whose re-election was made possible through a farcical, sham process, while the other is the president of Afghanistan.

Congratulations also go out to newly-acclaimed Mayor Gisèle Chapleau and the six acclaimed counsellors of L'Ile-Dorval (results available here), a city with no residents.
Posted by YvonTripper on November 2, 2009. Tagged with


Afghanistan Presidential Election Poll
It's pretty difficult to find a poll by a reliable polling firm on the second round of Afghan elections on November 7, so let's try this unscientific poll:

If an election were held today, who of the following would you choose as President of Afghanistan:

- Abdullah Abdullah
- Hamid Karzai

Post your answer in the comments section, and we'll tabulate the results just before the vote.
Posted by chrisdye on October 21, 2009. Tagged with
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Battle of maps
Can anyone do better?

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Grotere kaart weergeven
Posted by dye! on April 20, 2009. Tagged with
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185 atheists walk into a church...
Part 1

Part 2
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Best Pre-Dial Long Distance
The following table shows long distance fees for various long-distance providers that allow you to use their network by pre-dialing a 7-digit number before entering the number you wish to dial. The charges show up on your regular telephone bill.

Most of these providers are available in all Canadian metro areas.

Canada / US Long Distance
YakConvergiaLooneycaztel450telTeleHopTeleHop 2
1 min.$0.05$0.47$1.00$0.99$0.50$0.25$1.00
5 min.$0.25$0.54$1.00$0.99$0.50$0.25$1.00
10 min.$0.50$0.69$1.00$0.99$0.50$0.25$1.00
15 min.$0.75$0.77$1.00$0.99$0.50$0.25$1.00
20 min.$1.00$0.92$1.00$0.99$0.50$0.37$1.00
30 min.$1.50$1.14$1.00$0.99$0.82$0.77$1.00
40 min.$2.00$1.44$1.00$0.99$1.22$1.32$1.00
50 min.$2.50$1.67$1.00$0.99$1.62$1.72$1.00
60 min.$3.00$1.89$1.00$0.99$2.02$2.12$1.00
90 min.$4.50$2.64$1.00$0.99$3.22$3.32$1.00
120 min.$6.00$3.39$1.76$1.35$4.42$4.52$1.00
Optimal:0-4 min.5-38 min.39+ min.

Posted by Bryan on March 10, 2008. Tagged with
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Fun or Logical Analysis?
The one Linguistics paper I would ever show to Chris Dye before GBrowdy: Imperfect puns, Markedness and Phonological Similarity.
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My Freakin' Pride!
I tried to respond to Andrew's post below several times, to offer an explanation before GBrowdy could show off. Alas! Sillytech thought I was spam! Even though I was logged in.

So I will offer you more auditory illusions thanks to the awesome Al Bregman AND another way cool video demonstrating the properties of sound using salt.

I will also remind Andrew- and any other readers who may or may not be named Gil- that he called me the better linguist. That's right... I'm the pettier better linguist!
Posted by Mariana on October 14, 2007. Tagged with
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Been a least a day since someone has linked to YouTube
Funny short mockumentary of an amateur vietnamese comedian
Posted by Bryan on October 10, 2006. Tagged with
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