lovehate podcast 241: Our Culture in Dire Straits

NOTE: I mistakenly took out some of my wrath on the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) when it should have been directed at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for implementing rules that effectively have censored Money for Nothing by Dire Straits from all radio stations that are part of the group.

"See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup,
Yeah buddy that's his own hair.
That little faggot got his own jet airplane.
That little faggot he's a millionaire."

- Mark Knopfler

lovehate podcast 195: Minding My Ps and Qs

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A debriefing on my national radio lovehate on the Q podcast, my days in the life before and after, and how I didn't let vitriol get the best of me. My segment was probably the least interesting to the artsy folk listening in... well, I might have held my own on the baseline with Andrew Agassi who was on after.

If you'd like to hear me take up the NO torch on Students and Teachers and Facebook - oh my! - here's a link for you to enjoy: Q: The Podcast - 07 09 10.

thinglets: The Panasonic Toot-a-Loop

Sorry folks, but I've been in a nostalgic mood recently and, whilst browsing around for some of the toys of childhood a few days back, I happened upon this ad. I owned one of these as a kid. I loved this thing. There was a simplicity and elegance of design that would not be out of place today. Sure, a simple radio wouldn't need to be this size any more, but if you think it looks horribly out of place in the 21st century, how different does it look from a plethora of iPod docks at your local Best Buy? I bet you can envision a dock in the middle.

thinglets: Why Do Freeways Come to a Stop?

While I can accept the general premise and scientific conclusions in the annotated diagram above, I do think that some of the more creative reasons for highway stoppages are missed within its limited scope:

1) Hot coffee accident
2) Text messaging at 120
3) Oral sexcapades
4) Sleepdriving
5) Trying to find a playlist on an mp3 player
6) Tilting one's head back to talk into the Bluetooth speaker four inches above one's head
7) Roadkill, or soon-to-be roadkill
8) Air guitar solos inspired by classic rock stations
9) Nickelback song inspires self-immolation
10) Out of reach Cheeto