military / history
because I can
language and culture
food and drink
Games and Puzzles
Here is that puluc game, a traditional game from Guatemala.
It is a bad game unfortunately. This is a good implementation.
It is very easy to make. The popsicle sticks are not normal
popsicle sticks; they are wider. These sticks are not hard to
Chase the Base and COLOUR dice are in the aptly named
Half Baked Games section of the Games page. Chase the Base would be most
appropriate for providing entertainment during your lockdown, especially with kids.
Letter Treasure has been removed. You can see the messy mess
At least let's make a record of what was appealing about it. After achieving something you
have the opportunity to dig for pirate's
treasure, you look in one of a number of places, more or less random, to see if
you won the treasure. The co-operative trading and the easy construction of letter cards are
Wouldn't it be neat if you owned the game company that produced the neat games?
A mix of games you like, games that tickle you,
games that are highly regarded by the the right
crowd, and games that are commercially successful. Those are the games that are in your tent.
Let's look into whether microwaves are harmful, once and for all. We'll start with a look at the electromagnetic spectrum.
Military / History
When I was in university I wrote an essay called "Hitler's War Against Germany".
Adolf Hitler's 'Nero Decree' /
Hitler orders the destruction of Germany
Wikipedia. Briefer than you think.
Ottawa Shooting: What Happened
How Kevin Vickers managed to subdue Ottawa gunman
You can find other clips, interior shots, other news channels if you are interested.
Rideau Hall intruder wanted to have Trudeau arrested
not the brightest Manitoban
Because I Can
Why does Canadian Tire prefer to use a card rather than
Canadian Tire money?
Language and Culture
USA and Canada by Slavic population
One of those unusual maps, on reddit. Posted because of that article on
potato chips. Winnipeg, in Manitoba, is in the most eastern of the three
Canadian prairie provinces.
Music, film, television
The Blob 1958 theme song
a slimy masterpiece
Food and Drink (mostly drink)
This is a master class in branding.
I'm charmed by these, and I'm giving them to various people
as extras for Christmas. Makes sense to me. They are made in nearby
Riverton Manitoba, which I'd never heard of until I read a
potato chip bag. It's an aboriginal business. They taste good,
at least the salt and vinegar, and I
percieve perceive it to be
better than other brands. It does not cost extra.
But above all it's the look of those bags. This helps to
make it gift worthy.
Update: People definitely like the taste of these.
Old Dutch chips and Hawkins Cheezies: A brief history of Canadian snacks
I used to have Hawkins cheezies every day when I was getting my diploma. People tell me it has a lot of salt.
Old Dutch started in Winnipeg
Donald Trump is a narcissist. During Christmas I heard about the destruction caused
by a narcissist lady, or at least mentally messed up and toxic lady married to a relative
(not my relative).
My point here is that Meghan Markle, married to Prince Harry, is a narcissist.
a fascinating story that has likely escaped your attention for one reason or another.
we believe we have cracked the mystery behind Megxit and Archie
and this is just the latest
Don't blow up your bathtub.