Double-Double Trouble

DailyXY, caffeinated edition. Which is to say: more caffeinated than usual. Who doesn’t need coffee, every day? I need coffee. Every day, and especially now. Thinking myself invincible, I arrived home at 5:00am+ following an overnight of misbehaving. (There were extenuating circumstances that involved my profession; still…) I returned to … Read More

Political Party Hearty

The federal election looms, May 2. If you’re tired of the typical Green-Con-Lib-Newdem-Bloc options, there are fourteen other officially registered parties (who knew?). Here’s the first in a series of weekly quick-guides to help you separate the pranks from the cranks; how to best use, or abuse, your most fundamental … Read More

Pranks for the Memories

Gentlemen, a reminder: You still have time to plan an absolute show-stopper of a trick for April 1. The prank bar sits admittedly a bit higher in an era when false celebrity-death newsfeeds percolate through Twitter almost daily (*cough* #elizabethtaylor *cough*), and a link-worthy corporate fake-out constitutes a crowning achievement … Read More

F-35 vs. iPad

Last week was not a good one for supporters of this country’s plan to purchase 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter planes (JSF). First, negative news surfaced on the JSF’s price, with Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer projecting that the total development purchase and maintenance costs could hit $30 billion — $12 … Read More

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