notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-02-19

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canadian-space-agency, via kevbob:

How big is the International Space Station? Our friends at NASA say it is as big as a football field, but in Canada we speak hockey!

Naturally, the Canadian graphic is better designed.

canadian-space-agency, via kevbob:

How big is the International Space Station? Our friends at NASA say it is as big as a football field, but in Canada we speak hockey!

Naturally, the Canadian graphic is better designed.

(Source: facebook.com, via kevbob)

2013-05-20

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“ Here comes the Royal Family now. The automobile has now stopped….
Oh, there’s the King — he’s stepping out, followed by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, nattily attired in a silver coat. Mr. King is now shaking hands with the King and introducing Mr. Queen to the King and Queen and then Mrs. Queen to the Queen and King. They are now proceeding up the steps to the well-decorated City Hall, the King and Mr. King together with the Queen being escorted by Mrs. Queen. The King has now stopped and said something to Mrs. Queen and goes to Mrs. Queen and the Queen and Mr. King and the Queen laughed jovially. The King leaves Mr. King and goes to Mrs. Queen, and the Queen and Mr. King follow behind… ”

From CBC Radio report of the 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Winnipeg, where they were greeted by Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Winnipeg Mayor John Queen and Mrs. Queen.

Royal Moments in Broadcasting (via anglepoised)

(via anglepoised-stream)

2013-04-19

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Videos from the Canadian Space Agency are ‘© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada’. OK then.

Videos from the Canadian Space Agency are ‘© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada’. OK then.

2013-03-21

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“ Transport Canada forbids toxic chemicals from being transported by road, but on the rails it is A-OK. Every time a train derails a million fish die. ”
Ard Arvin: Freight Across Canada. (The whole thing is quite long but worth a read.)

2012-02-20

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Wikipedia Commons:

Canadian Forces Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador helicopter from CFB Gander, landing on tip of Bell Island in 1987. Captain Randy Price (check pilot) and Captain David Barkes at the controls. The rock sea stack is locally known as ‘the Clapper’.
Picture taken 1987. Original upload date 2007-01-23.

Photograph by David Barkes. (via)

Wikipedia Commons:

Canadian Forces Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador helicopter from CFB Gander, landing on tip of Bell Island in 1987. Captain Randy Price (check pilot) and Captain David Barkes at the controls. The rock sea stack is locally known as ‘the Clapper’.

Picture taken 1987. Original upload date 2007-01-23.

Photograph by David Barkes. (via)

2011-07-06

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quote 06:53:40
“ Canada is the supreme example of how first past the post can explode into madness when it has to cope with more than two contending parties. In Quebec, the Bloc Québécois got nearly 24 per cent of the votes but only 5.3 per cent of the seats. In Saskatchewan, the NDP won almost a third of the vote – and no seats at all. That’s the insult to democracy the British swallowed on 5 May. ”

Neal Ascherson in the Wolves in the Drawing Room (subscribers only), from the LRB, vol 33 issue 11.

The article is mainly about Scotland and its recent election, but this quote about Canada and first past the post was too good to pass up.

2011-04-04

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“ Figuring out why New York City subway trains seem to be playing Leonard Bernstein proves a much more difficult task. Juan Harvey, a messenger waiting yesterday at the 66th Street station, said he has heard the song and believed it is ”some kind of a plot by the Japanese to brainwash us all.” This would be an intriguing line of inquiry, except that the new No. 2 trains are manufactured by a Canadian company called Bombardier. Informed of this, Mr. Harvey said that he did not think the Canadians would want to brainwash us. ”
Randy Kennedy, reporting for the New York Times in 2002, in a story titled Tunnel Vision - Three-Note Mystery Haunts Riders on No. 2 Line. (Thanks, Chris.)

2010-03-01

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 Closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics: “Dancers in ‘zorbs’ make their way across the arena”. (Photograph by Jerry Lampen, Reuters.)

Closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics:Dancers in ‘zorbs’ make their way across the arena”. (Photograph by Jerry Lampen, Reuters.)


2009-05-18

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“ It’s not that I have anything particular against Guildford – it’s just a bit lacking in the oceans and mountains department. ”
Matthew Boulton, who moved to EA in Vancouver, quoted in a Guardian story: UK’s games industry demands action to stop brain drain

2009-02-01

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Astronomy North: ”Show me someone who believes you can’t see the northern lights above the city and I’ll show you someone who goes to bed before eleven o’clock.” via bsag.

Astronomy North: ”Show me someone who believes you can’t see the northern lights above the city and I’ll show you someone who goes to bed before eleven o’clock.” via bsag.

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