Crawl Across the Ocean

Friday, May 30, 2008

Come For His Award

Maybe I just can't take the news seriously these days, but this story about a Laurier student who won an award for entrepreneurial activity despite being wanted in the U.S. as a suspected terrorist fundraiser didn't really provoke any deep thoughts other than to remind me of the classic song, "I've Come for My Award" by The Beautiful South - suggesting that crime and capitalism weren't so different really:

"This is the Awards for Industry and Free Enterprise
So let me sit you down and tell you how I won first prize
I took on your free enterprise and your pretty little shops
Walked in with empty bags and walked out with the lot

So I've come for my award, I've come for my award
I thought I'd come in person that's the least I can afford
Let hands be shook
Champagne poured
Sentence ignored
Yes. I've come for my award"

Friday, May 23, 2008

Prices Matter

Back when the B.C. government brought in it's carbon tax, there were a lot of comments along the lines that when it comes to gas, higher prices won't reduce consumption.

Meanwhile, here's some a post over at Calculated Risk linking to the headline, "Eleven Billion Fewer Vehicle Miles Traveled in March 2008 Over Previous March" the sharpest decline in the U.S. since they started tracking miles travelled in 1942.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I'm almost tired enough of looking at those socks to put up a new post. Almost.