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Wisdom disconnect: Oct. 21, 2009

Ouch! Most scientists agree that insects don’t feel pain This is primarily because insects don’t have vertebrae, the path that pain signals travel on to register pain in the...

Fold-up footwear

I used to worry about the limits of my footwear, but for the past month I’ve had the option of changing into shoes folded up into a bag so compact that they fit into my smallest...

Afternoon of the living dead

The sun was shining; it was a great day for the undead to walk the streets We gathered outside of Waterloo Town Square LCBO It was a pleasant surprise to see so many of my undead...

GRT: A user’s guide

The best part of my day is when I get the chance to – no, the pleasure of – riding on the Grand River Transit (GRT) I don’t see it merely as a mode of transport but as a...

The Sauce: The great straw debate

Does drinking alcohol through a straw make you more drunk When this question came up in a discussion between a friend and I last week, I came to the conclusion that this was a...

Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Oct. 21, 2009

Thumbs up: 1) We’re 10 days away from Halloween, one of the best party days of the year 2) Canada has avoided a fall election, saving taxpayer dollars Thumbs down: 1) We’re...

Oct. 21, 2009

Dear Life: I’m sick of being jammed in the elevator with 20 other people with half who get off on the second floor I walk to the fifth floor just to avoid you lazy...

Exposing injustice

Independent film-making can be difficult in Canada; especially when major Canadian broadcasters deem your subject matter unprofitable Such was Paul Manly’s situation when...