Homeless men build ship to sail around the world

From the New York Times: “A group of homeless men at the St. Lazarus Social Pension in Warsaw are building a ship to sail around the world, setting out to prove their seaworthiness and their worth to society, even if society has largely written them off.”

For more, visit the New York Times.


Hey, the guy who owns Urban Outfitters is pro life

Yep, just found out today. The billionaire Richard Hayne, of UO-hipster-fashion fame, is an ultra-Republican, anti-gay and a pro lifer. Some find it reason to boycott UO, since funds go in part toward pro life campaigns. Others simply respond, “meh”. What would you do? Would you forego the multi-coloured skinnies, or rather lavish in “choosing life”?

richard hayne


Top 3 cat names

You got ’em here first, kids.

  1. Guido
  2. Lucia
  3. Vittorio

The fact that they’re all Italian is pure… coincidence.


Looking for true love? Try Facebook

I was caught between disgust and hilarity this morning after reading this story in The Star.

Kelly Hildebrandt, Florida resident, is marrying Kelly Hildebrandt of Texas. They met after Kelly-girl searched her own name on Facebook, finding a picture of Kelly-boy in cargo pants, a hat, sans shirt.

It only took one fateful Facebook message, eloquently worded, to seal the deal: “I thought it was kind of cool we had the same name, and I just wanted to say hi.”

Eighteen months later, the couple would be happily married, with designated names “Kelly girl” and “Kelly boy” to tell them apart. The wedding is set for October 2009.

kelly girl kelly boy


By the way, my fall term schedule

On the plus side: no classes on Thursdays or Fridays.

On the down side: Tuesdays are Brutal with a capital B. 9am to 8pm; breaks are few and far between.

u of t old school

How about you guys? What are your scheds like?


Selecting courses, so so many courses

Course selection is finally OVER. Stressful! But just think: if you thought we had it bad, imagine all the people who had to register for each course by phone — and that was just a couple of years ago for some Canadian universities (ahem, U of Manitoba).

Our operators are on standby.

alexander graham bell 1876


Having fun with stereotypes

Which one are you? Which one am I? Which one is the Queen of England? You decide.



The Futurist Manifesto

We all know that Nowism is the new movement in town. But sometimes, it’s a good idea to look back at what’s been said and done in the past. The Futurist Manifesto, written in 1909 by Marinetti, contains some admittedly eloquent passages that accurately portray the tone and character of the movement:

Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.

To read the entire Futurist Manifesto, click here.

il futurismo!


Even more lessons from our animal friends

Lesson # 3 : Never sleep on the job. Because if you do, someone might eat your face.

im a gonna eat yo face!