Friday, 30 November 2012

On Shamelessness

Some businesses will do whatever it takes to succeed even if it means using something familiar from the competition.

(Batrick Restaurant in Salmiyah, Kuwait)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

On Selling

Don't sell something that will potentially be worth a lot more in 50 years just to make some fast cash.

(My old NES, sold for a mere $50)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

On City Signs

Never grab a city sign; even one that has fallen over and been trampled on.

(Random parking sign outside the Hippodrome last year)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

On Yoga

It's a wonderful form of low-impact exercise that allows your body to stretch in ways you never thought possible.

(A friend pulling some jaw-dropping moves in Bora Bora)

Monday, 26 November 2012

On First Snow

It's easy to forget that grounds might be slippery so wear proper boots when going outside.

(Snow accumulation in my backyard last winter)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

On Garbage

Some birds will go through garbage no matter what the season, so don't leave a garbage bag outside for several days just because it's winter.

(Crows outside my house last winter)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

On Celebrity Sightings

They are not as exciting as one might expect and generally leave one feeling quite shallow.

(Rihanna and Drake at the 2011 Grand Prix in Montreal)

Friday, 23 November 2012

On Gender Equality

Women may still be far behind in certain domains, but ads like this often do more harm than good.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

On Discussion Topics

Be careful who you discuss race, religion, or politics with. It often leads to nothing but trouble.

(Discussing politics with John A. MacDonald in P.E.I.)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

On the Acadian Expulsion

It is a shameful part of Canadian history but one that should definitely not be forgotten.

(Deportation Cross in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

On Tuna Cans

Eating no more than one can of tuna per week will keep you within the FDA-approved norms of mercury levels.

(Aquarium in Ceske Budejovice)

Monday, 19 November 2012

On Christmas Music

People will always complain no matter how early it starts playing but it can be uplifting no matter your religion, so quit complaining and enjoy.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

On the NHL Lockout

It is a blessing in disguise. Find creative ways to channel that saved time. 

On Perspective

"My philosophy is that things can always get worse; you can always be colder, wetter, or more miserable than you are right now, so appreciate your current conditions."

(By Sergeant Alexandre Sicard)

(Part of downtown Seoul, Korea)

Friday, 16 November 2012

On Gas Prices

Complaining will not reduce the prices, so use a bike and your legs until mankind figures out other ways to fuel vehicles. 

(Ultramar Station somewhere between Montreal and Toronto)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

On Gun Safety

A country in the top 10 firearm-related deaths should perhaps rethink such store concepts.

(A gun shop outside Boston, Massachusetts)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

On Ethnomethodology

It is a legitimate qualitative research approach that analyzes routine behavior on a daily basis.

(Pre-programmed Microsoft photo)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

On Juicing

It takes longer to wash the machine than to make the juice itself so only invest in a juicer if you have a profound love of health AND cleaning.

Monday, 12 November 2012

On Inspiration

Sometimes there is no one to inspire you but yourself so read items like "The Holstee Manifesto" and stop making excuses!

On Veterans

An easy population to ignore, but one that deserves the most respect. 

(Rick Mercer Report)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

On Remembrance Day

It is already one of the least commercialized holidays, so try to drop more than a penny when picking up a poppy this year.

(A web image of a poppy painting)

Friday, 9 November 2012

On Leftover Garlic

Instead of throwing it out, add some to green tea for added flavor and nutrients.

(Delicious garlic tea chez moi)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

On GM Foods

Whether people vote to label genetically modified foods (Prop 37) or not, awareness of the issue is what really counts. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

On First Nations

Not all Aboriginals are stereotyped unemployed alcoholics. Some live right around the corner and are making sure you don't forget who was here first.

(Random Inuksuk in suburban Ottawa)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

On Voting

If you are not going to vote, don't complain about the state of affairs of your country for the next four years. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

On the 5th of November

If you don't know why it's important to remember this date, you have clearly never been oppressed.

(Guy Fawkes mask based on V for Vendetta)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

On Death

Having many children does not guarantee that you won't die alone in a war-torn country.

(RIP Grandmother)

Saturday, 3 November 2012

On Spelling

Access to computers, spell-check, and dictionaries clearly doesn't guarantee proper spelling anywhere in this world. 

(From a tourist resort in Cancun, Mexico)

Friday, 2 November 2012

On Shadows

The Lady of Shalott was "half sick of shadows", but to those not trapped in a tower they can be quite charming, especially in photographs.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

On Creativity

Schools can kill the imagination so let kids explore creativity using any mean necessary.

(Made by a camper from Yellowknife)