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A Book To Help You Reevaluate Your Crappy Job

20 Jan

Not everybody is lucky enough to have a job they enjoy as much as I enjoy mine.  Yes, in addition to my responsibilities as Prince of the Internet, I extend my considerable talents into multiple fields: I also operate as a freelance writer and editor-for-hire, a sometime roadie and a moonlighting musician.  It’s not so glamorous as it sounds, but I do know a lot of you, dear readers, would probably skin somebody alive for the chance to pursue the things you love to do, so many of you would count me blessed to do what I love every day.

My question to you is this: why aren’t you doing the same thing?

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TTC, The Costly Way: Fare Hike Expected for 2010

11 Nov

You know something? I’ve lived in this fair city on and off for the last twenty-five years, and let me tell you what – I love it. I love every inch of it from the Beaches to Chinatown to the Lakeshore to North York where I grew up. I’ve been to a lot of places in my life, and as cliche as it sounds, there’s just no place like Toronto. Best city in the world, if you ask me.

toronto skyline


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TLC: The Lowest Common Denominator Channel

7 Oct

So Jim and I were working late last night at the Compound, developing new and exciting ways to make State of Affairs the place to be on the World Wide Web (no, I’m not kidding, and yes, there is some really cool shit coming down the pipe; stay tuned). We were getting a lot done, but Jim is only recently back from South Africa and I think he came down with a touch of typhoid fever while he was there, so he was a little out of sorts – and I haven’t slept a solid night in over a month – so we decided to take a break and turn on the TV for a while.

As usual, that turned out to be a mistake of legendary proportions.

tv sucks

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Faith Fail: “Growing Pains” Kid To Rewrite Darwin

24 Sep

Anybody remember this guy?

kirk cameron

If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s you’ll remember Kirk Cameron from his role as Mike Seaver from TV’s Growing Pains. Turns out Kirk has gone the way of many Hollywood stars, from prominent child-actor to religious nut.

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Nerd Rising: I.T. School Teaches Social Skills to Tech Students

16 Sep

Well, I made it home in one piece, thankfully without the walk I was expecting. My crisp new pay cheque found its home in my bank account and I’m once again on top of my world, despite some pretty unpleasant feedback on yesterday’s post. The castigation levelled upon me by you, my dear readers, is today nothing more than fodder for mild amusement on my part, but once upon a time sentiments like “eat shit and die” or “quit whining and read a book” would have crushed what tenuous grasp I held on the concept of self-worth. For you see, my friends and critics, I was once a walking stereotype; a bespectacled and buck-toothed partaker in Magic tournaments and fantasy role-play; a reciter of Monty Python quotes and an avid fan of all things Star Trek. Yes, I was a nerd.


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