From the category archives:

Just for fun

Yummy

05.26.2007

You Are a Brownie Cheesecake A little chunky and a little gooey, you pretty much run on sugar! You take hedonism to the extreme.. And people love you for it. What Kind of Cheesecake Are You? (Link via Cathy, thanks to whom I also discovered the joys of OhSoGood’s Lemon Lime Cheesecake.)

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Isn’t it comedic?

04.05.2007

Alanis parodies one of the most ridiculously awful songs of all time. Hilarious!

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Just ask Google Maps

04.01.2007

Want to travel from Ottawa to Amsterdam this summer? Bruce asked Google Maps for an itinerary. Here’s what it came up with. Good luck with Step 23, Bruce.

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April Fools

04.01.2007

Check out the top 100 April Fool’s hoaxes of all time, as judged by the Museum of Hoaxes.

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One from the vault

04.01.2007

Royal Caribbean has been advertising a lot lately, and every time I see one of their cruise ship ads, I remember that the campaign once won an “award” for worst use of music: The big winner, submitted by dozens and dozens of you, is Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which used Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” […]

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Good news for chocoholics

03.25.2007

As a self-described chocolate junkie, I feel it my civic duty to share this news. Now we can all feel better about our addiction.

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Yet another pointless election quiz

03.06.2007

Confused about which provincial political party to vote for? Didn’t think so. Me neither. But you can take this quiz anyway, just for fun. Not too surprisingly, my result was overwhelmingly for the Liberals (85 points), distantly followed by the ADQ (25 points), the Green Party (11 points), the PQ (8 points) and Quebec Solidaire […]

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Another random pointless web quiz

01.14.2007

But this one’s the Muppets, so of course I just had to take it. (Via Red “Swedish Chef” Rabbit): You Are Scooter Brainy and knowledgable, you are the perfect sidekick. You’re always willing to lend a helping hand. In any big event or party, you’re the one who keeps things going. “15 seconds to showtime!” […]

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Attack of the killer rabbits

01.12.2007

This is the seemingly-innocuous beginning to the plot of pretty much every B-grade horror movie: A German pensioner who won a prize and worldwide fame for breeding his country’s largest rabbit — Robert, a 10.5kg (23lb) bruiser the size of a dog — has been offered an unusual opportunity to exploit his talents overseas. Karl […]

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National Geographic survey: 4 years later

09.16.2006

Four years ago, I blogged about the National Geographic survey that found, among other things, that 11% of young Americans couldn’t pick out the United States on a world map. Now, National Geographic has conducted a new survey. Like the last one, you can test yourself. Any improvements in the results? Well, judge for yourself.

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