Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Canadian fades away...

A little bit of Canadiana has passed away today with the death of Pierre Burton. Popular historian extraordinaire and prolific man of letters will be sadly missed by my family. Brother Blueberry has been a fan of Burton's since the tender age of six, when he realized that Pierre came on Global television at 6:30am, right before Hammy Hamster. Mama and Papa Bear's bookshelves are lined with Burton's accounts of Canadian history, though i don't know if they ever read them. My perspnal favorite of his books is Cats I have Known and Loved. Perhaps not his most enlilghtened work, but man, did Pierre ever love cats!!

More recently, in October Pierre made a television appearance giving instructions on how to roll a proper joint. According to the article in the Vancouver Sun, he suggests that
his book The National Dream as an excellent ''rolling surface'' and warning about the perils of a loose joint. He said a less-than-firmly rolled spliff could leave unsightly toke burns on one's bow tie.


Thursday, November 25, 2004

I'm Back...

and if you are still around, i hate to break it to you, but perhaps you lack a life. I mean come on, I haven't blogged since September, and yet my hits haven't really gone down that much. Not that they were anything to brag about to begin with. But i am back again at the urging of Silvergirl and Papa Twininnen.

Yes, i have changed the name of the bog and i am currently working on a new colour scheme to reflect the turtliness of the sight. Maybe the new title reflects a change in my thinking, maybe i just like the sound of it or maybe, just maybe, with such a cool name i will get more hits.

That's all for now, but for all of you out there in geek-dom, have you tried Google scholar yet? it rocks. Like a hurricane.