Friday, June 29, 2007

Conspiracy Theory Day

I think that the movement toward debit cards and away from cash is a deliberate attack on the poor. The poor, more than any other people, rely on cash, in the form of change (particularly SPARE change). As fewer and fewer people carry cash, casual charity decreases also. That applies for canvassers, who knock on people's doors in support of charity, and who once might have gotten a dollar from a house in which there is now no cash. It applies for buskers and panhandlers, who depend on the casual generosity of strangers for their subsistance.

Interac is clearly a plot against the poor.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


My maternal grandfather wrote a four or five page letter to my mother every week from the time she moved out until the time his Parkinson's got too bad for him to do it anymore. For about thirty years he wrote her single every week.

I can't even write on my blog.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I love the internet

The White Stripes are coming to Winnipeg. Maybe that's why I've been humming this song for the past week:

Then I was walking home from work last night, and I started, for reasons I cannot explain, to sing "Get Back". So I got home, and watched this:


Then I found myself humming again, and so I just finished watching:

My every musical whim is instantly satisfied.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Conspiracy Theory Day

You may have heard that the Beatles put pro-drug messages in their song lyrics. The truth is, they often snuck pro-classical music messages.

Get Bach
I want to hold your Handel
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Mozart's Club Band
Ludwig (von Beethoven) in the Sky with Diamonds

... to name just a few of the most obvious.