Where has my mind been lately?
Well, I am glad you asked (or read the above questions). Here are some of the things that have been on my mind (and tweaking my nose). Speaking of nose tweaks... Somebody give that kid a medal.
Things are going down in Egypt and the powers that be (that maybe won't BE for long) have shut down the internet out of fear. Let this be a lesson and a warning to everyone. The people in power will take away your internet if they get scared of you. If you think that the internet is YOURS and cannot be TAKEN away, you are mistaken. If you believe that internet freedom is important and more than just "net neutrality" you simply must do something and say something. I just don't know what that thing is yet. But in case of emergency, click this link.
On the other hand... The internet is such a waste of time, Cairo must be really getting things done right about now.
2) THINGS ARE BIG AND SMALL!
Here is a neat-o website that has a visual representation of just how big and how small things are. This kind of thing is great to feel really insignificant and yet at the same time feel like your problems might not matter all that much.
A keen follower on facebook pointed out and linked this classic film from IBM which elegantly showcases this on the youtube.
3) CANADA NEEDS TO STAY SMART
Here is an online petition to keep truth in journalism. Thank Science I can take some liberties because I am a comedy professional...
Sign it and help fight the idea of a "Canadian FOX News". How embarrassing that would be. Actually, scary is a better word.
4) REALLY CATHOLIC CHURCH?
Canadian Catholic bishops are warning married couples about what sex they should be having. This while controversy rages about what priests have been doing and how the church has been forced to keep it a secret and not report it? Really?
Another keen follower on facebook added: "You don't play the game, you don't make the rules."
5) HOMEOPATHY, THERE'S NOTHING IN IT
The CBC aired a science based perspective on Homeopathy. They probably could have gone even further in their criticism.
and part 2
International Homeopathy protest
Remember kids, science is your friend!
6)"THIS AIN'T CANADA RIGHT NOW"
A video surfaced where a police officer at the G20 summit was informing someone of what the law was. He then said something that should make every Canadian angry, even Stephen Harper.
Hey, Stephen Harper, do we need to sick a baby on you? Smarten up huh?