Monthly Archives: May 2008

‘Cause I’m proud to be an (almost) Canadian

Emergency Contraception Approved for Over the Counter Sale in Canada

The Canadian National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities ruled last week that emergency contraception will be available over-the-counter in Canada. The Plan B pill previously had behind-the-counter status, and was available from pharmacies upon request and without a prescription, reports Reuters.

The decision makes Canada the fifth country in the world that allows women purchase a single dose of Plan B without speaking to a pharmacist first, according to Canwest News Service. Plan B is already available without a prescription and a medical consultation in Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and India.

Because I’m a MAN! Not a "male."

Here’s your hermeneutical lesson of the day — the biblical passage?

1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall…

And God says, “A man is someone who pisses against a wall.” … And you say, “Ah, you’re being vile.” I’m not being vile. God’s the one who wrote the Bible.

We got pastors that pee sitting down. We got the president of the United States who probably pees sitting down. … The editors of the NIV pee sitting down. The editors of the New King James all pee sitting down. I’m gonna tell you something. I will never pee sitting down.

And the people said…?


One person’s smut is another person’s morning latte

Group finds Starbucks logo too hot to handle

A Christian group based in San Diego found grounds for outrage over the new retro-style logo for Starbucks Coffee.

The Resistance says the new image “has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute,” Mark Dice, founder of the group, said in a news release. “Need I say more? It’s extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks.”



What the Religious Right’s former candidate said:

During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.

“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”


Who would Jesus allude to being assassinated?

Behind the scenes

Here’s what really inspired that infamous Bill O’Reilly video that’s circulating the internets:

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

(thanks to Patrick for the afternoon distraction!)

I’m now one of those people.

My good credit has been robbed by my credit card company!

Forget identity theft, I willingly volunteered myself and all my personal information, and now I’ve got a big smear on my credit report to show as a result. I’ve heard about how incorrect things can be put on your credit report, and how these errors can be costly and a pain in the ass to fix. Now I can add my experience to the horror stories circulating around.

Turns out that one of my cards had a “forced conversion” and switched over from a MasterCard to a Visa. In the process of the switcheroo, somehow they said I owed them $650 and that I was over 4 months late in paying off my debt. Granted, all of this was unbeknownst to me.

That is, until my main credit line went from pleasant to the bare minimum. And the best part was the credit card operator couldn’t tell me why, except that there was something askew with my credit report that caused them suspicion.

Long story short, I was able to file for one of my free credit reports online, and this particular company lets you see the report immediately on your computer screen. I caught the error, and got to spend the next couple hours on hold or talking to outsourced employees trying to gain back my good (indebted) name.

And the best part is, I get to KEEP hounding my credit card companies and the credit bureaus until they finally decide to take this error off my credit report — and this could take anywhere from tomorrow to 60 days from now.

The moral of the story, dear reader? Keep an eye on your credit reports, and make good use of the free reports you can access (at least if your credit is from the States). Do you get free reports here in Canada?

What he said:

The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.

- Albert Einstein