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Steve Sakamoto
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Apparently it's national dog day today, so I'm calling out my two favourite four-legged friends.

Both Chase and Teddy were rescued from a rotten (and short) future, but both gave us so much and have enriched our lives immeasurably.

We love you, Chase...and we miss you, Teddy!

www.nationaldogday.com
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How is it that nobody has told me about this show up until this week?! Only 4 episodes in at this point, but holy smokes, this is good.

For those that haven't seen it, think of an extra-nerdy Fight Club (* not as far afield as robot wars - bring it back a bit).
So good.
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Amazing show! Compelling characters. This is Christian Slaters best work in a long time ☺️
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Wow.
 
Few animals garner as much interest with fewer actual sightings than the giant squid. It's a legendary sea monster that's told us more dead than alive. We find a carcass washed ashore or pull a disembodied tentacle up from the depths of all the world's oceans. Rarely do we get to see one actually moving. Oceanographer Edith Widder and a team of scientists only returned the first footage of a in situ giant a few years ago. Even then, we had to sen...
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I'd be remiss if I didn't share this one, too - Nautical Disaster, a song with visceral imagery of a recounting of the sinking of the Bismarck battleship in WWII.

One afternoon, four thousand men died in the water here, and five hundred more were thrashing madly, as parasites might in your blood.

Now I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only,
...The selection was quick, the crew picked, and those left in the water got kicked off our pantleg and we headed for home.

But even that image is just setting the stage for a conversation happening present-day with someone called Susan:

Anyway Susan, if you like, our conversation is as faint as a sound in my memory,

as those fingernails scratching on my hull.

<shudder>
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So this one's probably my all-time favourite. It's depressing as hell; it's written about Gord's nephew, who died from a heart condition.

The same wind that moves her hair
Moves a boy through Fiddler's Green
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After seeing a few of my international friends sharing stories about the Tragically Hip since the weekend, I think it's a good idea to share a few of my favourites. Seems right to start with this one - Wheat Kings. The loon calls at the beginning and the echoing slide at the end get me every time; even after 24 years of listening to it.

This one is written about David Milgaard, a man from Saskatchewan wrongfully convicted of rape and murder. DNA evidence finally cleared his name, 23 years into his sentence.


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Sounds about par for the course. It's nuts...but the market is starting to correct. 
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This needs to be shown at every single driving class ever.

Actually, every class of every sort. And every meeting, to boot.
This needs to be mandatory viewing for citizenship.
 
For the love of all things holy and good, please watch this and apply if you are one of "those people". It would make my life so much easier.
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At the end of the day, I have never seen this law enforced, except when I failed my first attempt at the road portion of my driver's test; shame on the police chiefs and police of Ontario and its municipalities.

In Ontario the law is badly written and therefore open to interpretation, I am not sure what "normal speed" means in the statement (paraphrased slightly):

Any vehicle travelling less than the normal speed shall be driven in the "right hand lane" available for traffic (or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the road), except:
 - while overtaking and passing another vehicle,
 - while preparing for a left hand turn, or
 - road service vehicles.

Sadly the term normal speed could be interpreted as "at the speed limit", or as "at the speed that traffic is moving".

+Bruno Walter , for kicks and giggles I Googled the BC traffic Act and Paragraph 150 seems to fail to mention passing on the right as you say but paragraph 151 (b) says "must not drive it (vehicle) from one lane to another if that action necessitates crossing a solid line,".  When I took driver's Ed 35 years ago, my instructor taught that the lines are only a suggestion, but if you get in an accident on the wrong side you are up Schitt's Creek.

Great Post +Steve Sakamoto .  Although parts of the video look to have been filmed decades ago based on the vintage of the cop cars.
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It sure is a good thing this woman called this plumber...because she got to go shopping! <squee!>

And apparently, this is a typical client reaction. 
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A team at NASA/JPL has created 14 of the most incredible posters featuring 'Visions of the Future'; each telling a story about the planet/moon it represents. The images were done in the style of the old WPA posters, and each one is dripping with detail.

Check them out (and download high-res copies) at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

Hat tip to +Randy Culler for the original share
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Wonderful stuff...
On Enceladus' ice geysers: home of "Cold Faithful" - this kills me.
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Hey +Lex Larson - here's you a dog. My guy looks an awful lot like your guy, once Prisma's had a spin. 
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This one came out in '89, and it just gets better with age: She Didn't Know
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What the heck kinda plant is this? I think it may be a magic beanstalk. The leaves have an area roughly equivalent to a dinner plate. Any ideas?
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You just had to trade the family cow for those stupid beans didn't you, Steve?
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About me:
Canadian, through and through. I'm a Vancouver resident now, but I've lived in 5 provinces, and grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. I'm a lover of the great outdoors (mountain biker, hiker, backpacker and camper), a technology nut, gaming geek, a socialist-to-liberal-minded bleeding heart. I'm an unapologetic idealist, treehugger enviro-weenie atheist. On the work side of things, I do business development, project management, communications, and marketing (sort of). I'm husband, a dad, and the BFF to the world's most awesome dog.  If you're in to the whole Myers Briggs thing, I'm INFP.

My schtick:
I try to be as open and friendly as possible, although that friendliness may depend on the amount of coffee I've had if you're catching me in the morning. 

I have no time for disrespectful or rude people. If you get heated, I get it - I do too - but if you can't avoid mud-slinging or name-calling, I'm out. I'm here to share interests and conversation - the second a debate devolves into personal attacks is the second I pull the chute.

And that's it - pretty easy, right? Right. Looking forward to talking with you!
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If the robot that keeps calling me is to be believed, I've recently won several free night stays at select Marriott Hotels. Lucky me!
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Business development. Communications, project management, relationship management, and a bunch of other related things.
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Stephen, but only if I'm in trouble.
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