In Honour Of What’s Probably Rosie’s Last Six In The A.M., He Salutes His Readers. Both Of You.

1 RE-ERECTING THE BAMBOO CURTAIN Come October, Japan’s new copyright law will make YouTube watching illegal.

2 COGNIATIVE DISSONANCE Apparently, Saskatchewan voters like Brad Wall: they just don’t like what his government is doing.

3 YES, THIS IS GOING TO GO WELL When Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet for Windows 8, the host booted up Internet Explorer – which promptly crashed.

And you know the major innovation with Surface? If you have $99 and an iPad, Logitech can help you duplicate it. Then again, if you’re not a WASP, Apple doesn’t want your money, apparently.

4 CANADIAN BROADCAST STANDARDS COUNCIL GIVES SUN NEWS NETWORK A FREE PASS Then again, it’s about the only way SNN gets any attention, judging from its ratings.

5 MAYBE BIRKENSTOCKS AREN’T SO BAD AFTER ALL Last March Nike hurriedly pulled a shoe that was supposed to come out on St. Patrick’s Day: the ‘Black and Tan.’ (Anyone with a smattering of knowledge of Irish history would have been stunned by this: the ‘Black and Tans’ were an auxiliary police force the British government recruited from First World War veterans to ‘police’ pre-independence Ireland the way soccer hooligans ‘police’ the supporters’ section) Not to be outdone, Adidas has halted delivery of sneakers that had something looking like shackles that would attach to people’s ankles, in the same way they used to chain slaves.

6 BRINGING THE WAR HOME In the first 155 days of 2012, 154 American soldiers and ex-soldiers have committed suicide, says the Pentagon.

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN Ian Hunter with an acoustic version of Irene Wilde, one of the prettiest songs you will ever hear.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

7 thoughts on “In Honour Of What’s Probably Rosie’s Last Six In The A.M., He Salutes His Readers. Both Of You.”

  1. Oh, dear; I didn’t know, as I’ve only looked at a couple of issues. I hope you have some more irons in the fire.

  2. Not really, in my field of work I would like to know about this so-called booming economy everybody else is speaking of. (As well, though I was there for six months, I didn’t work long enough to receive Employment Insurance)

  3. So called job boom? Then what would this phenomenon of increasing population, increased job postings, lower unemployment rate, and shortage of adequate housing be referred to as then?

    The real question lies in what job sectors, job positions and what type of industries are in demand? I agree not all job sectors are in demand.

    It all pertains to existing job skills and what exactly a person is looking for or wants. Good luck Mr. LaRose.

    #2 – A little early yet for doing polls since it’s 6 months later after the 2011 election and the NDP have no new official leader.

    #3 – This reminds me when Bill Gates was doing a presentation of Windows and guess what happened….the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.

    #4 – And how many free passes has Don Cherry from CBC Hockey Night in Canada received over the years for his own variety of comments.

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