Archive for November, 2010

Let’s hear it for nerds

November 24, 2010
Let’s hear it for nerds

“Those nerds are a threat to our way of life,” jock Stan Gable declared in the 1984 hit movie, Revenge of the Nerds. Seems we’ve been agreeing with Gable ever since. Let’s face it: we’re anti-nerd. They’re just not our kind of people. University of Waterloo professor Donna Strickland hears this distinctly North American...
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I’m a modern (old) man

November 16, 2010
I’m a modern (old) man

Turns out, I’m old. Specifically, I turned 30. Yes, you could say I should have seen it coming.  Firstly, the birthdays were always counting upwards. Secondly, I’ve been strangely drawn to Matlock reruns lately. Then, one day this month, I hobbled out of bed and that was it – I was old. The signs...
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Let’s hear it for grand totals

November 10, 2010
Let’s hear it for grand totals

Our parliamentarians made great strides in accountability this fall. They gave us… grand totals? Bending to criticism that the $143 million of taxpayers’ money our MPs spend each year on food, hotels, furniture and political flyers ought to be public, the House of Commons has released expense reports that finally removes the veil of...
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Who steals from McCrae House?

November 3, 2010
Who steals from McCrae House?

Early Sunday morning, after most Halloween parties had died down, two young men decided to do something really stupid. They took a step ladder and went creeping around Guelph’ McCrae House in the dark. After finding they couldn’t break in, they took what they could carry from the outside the building – a replica...
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