Archive | March 2014

Hair-brained idea

North Korean men are strongly encouraged to adopt the same haircut as their "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Un as is believed that long hair inhibits brain activity. Apparently there is no similar edict for North Korean Women.

North Korean men are strongly encouraged to adopt the same haircut as their “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un, as is it believed that long hair inhibits brain activity. Apparently there is no similar edict for North Korean Women.

Flush with cash?

The Bill and melinda Gates foundation has announced a $4444 donation to fund toilets

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the winner of the “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge”. The $100,000 first prize went to the California Institute of Technology for a solar-powered toilet which turns waste into hydrogen and electricity.

A “Divotal” moment for Scotland?

On September 18th The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in Saint Andrews, Scotland will vote on finally allowing women into its hallowed club.  [September 18th is also the date of the Scottish Independence referendum.]

On September 18th The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in Saint Andrews, Scotland will vote on finally allowing women into its hallowed club. [September 18th is also the date of the Scottish Independence referendum.]

Singer’s argument falls on deaf ears.

BC Supreme Court has dismissed singer Babe Coal's "freedom of expression" constitutional challenge; but has also ruled that her singing does not constitute "noise" and has torn up her 6 noise bylaw infraction tickets.

BC Supreme Court has dismissed singer Babe Coal’s “freedom of expression” constitutional challenge; but has also ruled that her singing does not constitute “noise” and has torn up her 6 noise bylaw infraction tickets.

Speaker spending scandal

The Speaker of the B.C. legislature, Linda Reid, billed taxpayers $5,528.16 to fly her husband in business class to an African safari.

The Speaker of the B.C. legislature, Linda Reid, billed taxpayers $5,528.16 to fly her husband in business class to an African safari.

“They will just have to adapt” 1792 and 2014

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone says aboriginal tourism operators who stand to loose their livelihood because of cuts to BC Ferries Northern Routes will just have to adapt.  Not much has changed in the 222 years since Captain George Vancouver first arrived!

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone says aboriginal tourism operators who stand to loose their livelihood because of cuts to BC Ferries Northern Routes will ¬†“just have to adapt”, revealing that attitudes haven’t changed much in the 222 years since Captain George Vancouver first sailed in!

True to his word?

Justin Trudeau is publishing a bio which he promises will be very honest.

Justin Trudeau is publishing a memoir which he promises will be very “candid”. ¬†[Ironically, it is being published by HARPER ¬†Collins]