Because I love laughing at lawyers…..

Law firms are prone to merging and rearranging themselves into strings of surnames that often rival the names of the authors of scientific journal articles in length. Every so often, firms such as “Chaulker, Green and Rowe” transmogrify into “McInnes Cooper” or “Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales” will save on printing costs by dropping the last…

How dumb can you get? (updated)

Update: The sentencing for Myers is in; six months house arrest and a two year driving suspension. Lucky for him he works from home…. Wonder if his petition to be allowed out periodically to go to court on his clients’ behalf will succeed or if he’ll even make one? I was skimming CBC.ca for interesting…

Unusual ambitions

We had a little interview with a local television news station at the gallery today. Katherine coloured away happily throughout and was mostly quiet, except when spoken to…… Toni-Marie Wiseman (interviewer): So, do you want to be an artist when you grow up? Katherine: No. I want to be a man named John. Me: (muttering)…

General Announcement

The Show is hung. Most of the details are attended to. Here are some salient announcements for those interested: Show opening: LandEscapes Laurie Dempster and Vicky Taylor Hood An exhibit of mixed media, textile works exploring landscapes real and imagined, colour and texture, homecomings and personal responses to a variety of geographical locations. Public reception:…

Because it’s Friday,…

… you need a laugh and, hell, you might have hiccoughs for all I know. The Ig Nobels are out! (Warning: link slower than a Lada starting in winter.)

Logo contest

Rob over at RJProduct has launched a Logo Contest, in response to the somewhat ambivalent and uninspired logo designed for Newfoundland & Labrador by Target Marketing. Some entries are sardonic, some serious. Check it out! As a side note, the rest of the campaign seems to be fairly well-accepted and the video is great!

How will the world know us? As illiterate, maybe?

Our provincial government unveiled the new logo for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today: I have no real complaints about it. It’s a little bland, perhaps, and lacks a conjunction (the word “and” is missing), but apart from those minor details, it doesn’t really bother me at all. In some sense, the graphic has…

Stunned. In the Newfoundland sense of the word.

Okay, I’m not Ratzinger’s biggest fan. Never have been. While in university, I studied much of what he’s written and, for the preservation of my blood-pressure, figuratively agreed to disagree with the man. He’s a fundamentalist (insofar as a Catholic can be) hard-liner who uses his incredible mind to build rigid structures that he feels…

Tricks of memory

My SIL Heather recently wrote about her memories of September 11, 2001. Her comments are quite understandably turned off because a recent bombardment by comment spammers, requiring her to shift server programs and we all know how much fun that could turn out to be. But anyway, the fact that she wrote something about the…