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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy 40th Cheryl

My lovely wife turned 40 today. To celebrate, we went out for lunch. Then, we had friends over for a party. We capped off the party with a birthday party. But I heard criticisms about the cake and I, well, don't like criticisms, but I do know how to best serve a CostCo cake.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hah! It took them seven years to figure it out.

Check out the NY Times and what they wrote about the linkage between morons on two wheels and the supply of organs: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/no-helmets-for-more-organs/
And what I wrote at least 7 years ago: http://mike.dewolfe.bc.ca/oped/opinion.bikes.asp

Gotta Love Paranoia

The Canadian military are flying jets over Victoria and Vancouver in preparation for the 2010 Olympics. At the same time, North Korea is planning to launch a missile in the direction of Hawaii. It has been estimated that North Korea's missile range is short of most of the US. The targets a missile could hit: Japan, Hawaii, South Korea (duh), Alaska and maybe into Puget Sound. I have always had the theory that if North Korea struck a target close to the US, it would create a conundrum: would America go all out vs. a nuclear armed opponent in retaliation for an attack on an American ally. Given that military exercises were underway at the same time as recent events like 9/11 and 7/7, I gotta wonder. At the very least, I have to wonder why pilots prepping for the 2010 Olympics in Raincouver by doing exercises in the balmy, late Spring skies when the weather back in February would have been a closer analogue to the rain, wind and clouds that they will see when they defend Vancouver from terrorists and rogue nations.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Comfort Wipe

No more touching your bottom! We are one set of silicon tongs away from never touching your nethers again:

Wipe 'em if you got'em


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