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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Just Not Ready To Debate

Who's not ready??? #cdnpoli #GPC

— Elizabeth May MP (@ElizabethMay) May 29, 2015


Also, Goodbye Peter MacKay:

Good news everyone! Peter MacKay or Conservative polling indicated that MacKay wouldn’t have held his seat! And/Or he’s got a cushy private job lined up with a bank.

And I wish Peter MacKay the success Jim Prentice enjoyed after leaving the effing Federal Cabinet.

Marco thinks MacKay will run for Conservative leader when Harper leaves after the election. We’ll see, I guess.

Robotics continues to make stunning advancements #cdnpoli

— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) May 29, 2015

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Dead Wild Roses: I Hate Passwords – Here are Even More Reasons to Hate Them.

Don’t let someone who “leet speaks” onto your computer. Ever.

I’m such a non-fan of passwords. Keeping track of all that shite is tedious. So here I am doing my best when along comes the CBC to make life even more difficult.

“If your password is on the list below you had better change it.

Among the 25 most common passwords among 3.3 million that were leaked online last year, the top two were once again “123456” and “password,” according to a company that provides password management software.”

Based on its analysis, SplashData recommends that when (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Inexpensive Computer Comes With Expensive Shipping Option Only

When I read about the $9 computer on Crash Bang Labs’ Facebook page, I was ready to help kick start that CHIP. But I got to the payment screen when the shipping amount came up. How much could it cost I’d thought to ship a computer smaller than a couple of AA batteries? I braced myself for an exorbitant $5. If I was American, I’d have that somewhat greedy option. No, the over-popular CHIP computer (shipping next year) comes to Canada and most of the world for $20US (19% more than CAD right now)! It’s literally twice as expensive to (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The Arbourist: Winning Awards like a Champ…

Oh yaaaaa!!!


Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour

Dead Wild Roses: Dungeon and Dragons: Character Alignments Explained

I swear, there is a helpful graph for everything on the internet.

Where do you fit in? I’m pretty sure I firmly inhabit the rectangle of snooze…*sigh*.


For those of us who like lists –

The list describes the basic ethos of killing in a fantasy setting according to each alignment type. ( nuanced version here)

I’ll kill you because…

Lawful Good: you look evil, you stinkin’ orc!.

Chaotic Good: you are evil.

Neutral Good: you did something evil.

Lawful Neutral: you broke the law.

Neutral: you just tried to kill me.

Chaotic Neutral: its (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: So Now I Know what that Face Means.

Exhibit 1 – Cat Form

Did you just eat my parrot?



Exhibit 2 – Human Form


Have you been fooling with the tesseract?



Conclusion: This is the grin of someone who knows *exactly* what naughtiness they’ve done

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cats, Humour, Loki

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Hilarious Alberta Election

Last Alberta election it was the ridiculously wrong polling that was the news story.

I think everyone is missing the big #abvote shocker: The polls were right!

— Kevin Aschenbrenner (@kevwrites) May 6, 2015

Then the Wild Rose Party leader switched inexplicably to the PCs, and blew up her political chances in the next few decades. And then the polling was right (or led to the unexpected outcome) and the Alberta NDP are now a majority government.

Remembering when I got to ask @JimPrentice a question on CBC & he blamed Albertans! #AbVote #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans

— Dave Beninger (@DaveBeninger) (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: In Alberta, some things never change

Somewhat ironic, considering Rachel Notley said “spring is here” last night.

Filed under: Canada, History, Humour Tagged: #abvote, Irony, Spring

Dead Wild Roses: Behold! The Power of Penguin Poo.

I’m so pumped, I can barely handle the excrement over this topic…

Filed under: Education, Humour Tagged: Humour, Penguin Poo

Cowichan Conversations: Yes Indeed-Math Is Difficult Jim!

Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver-The End of the World. (Video) See it all here!

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Riding the Coattails of History

Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People like Sandra are not leaving a better world for our children, and Stephen Harper’s grand-daughter.

It's Back To The Future for Harper's granddaughter! #cdnpoli @HarpersGDaughtr

— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) April 22, 2015

Dead Wild Roses: Three Cheers for the Calgary Expo – Angry Man Babies Explode in Rage!

All of the following has been cribbed from David Futrelle’s We Hunted the Mammoth – Thank you David for doing the heavy lifting on this one.

“The Honey Badgers — a mostly female A Voice for Men spinoff group known for its unlistenable internet “radio” shows — was sent packing after conventioneers complained about their connections to #GamerGate — a nine-month-long orgy of harassment targeting outspoken women in gaming and their supporters — and their alleged disruption of a panel devoted to women in comics.

According to Calgary Expo officials, the group was kicked out for “actively disregarding” the Expo’s efforts (Read more…)

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Thurber’s Writings & Drawings

Books of James Thurber‘s cartoons and writing were always on the shelves at my grandparents’ home, as well as on my parents’ bookshelves. I read them, as I did everything else on those shelves, when I was quite young. I still remember his odd, eccentric cartoons with their primitive lines but sharp and bizarre wit, although […]

Dead Wild Roses: Finally Explained: The Difference Between Nerds and Geeks.

All in two captioned video caps no less!

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cultural ‘Identities”, Humour

Dead Wild Roses: Earth Hour? Whelp, I blew that one all to Hell.

Now where did that power spike come from? Arbourist: *sheepish grin*

Dammit CBC you just ratted me out! It is machinations like this (not reminding me about earth hour) and the insipid commercials on Radio 2 that are straining our relationship!


“Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the eighth year of the annual event.

But as participation appeared to be on the decline in recent years, supporters emphasized the goal was to raise awareness of climate change — 24 hours a day.”

You would think that (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: Who’s More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News? Russell Brand The Trews

Dead Wild Roses: Shedding Is Coming.

Brace yourselves…

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Shedding is coming, White Cat

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Ode to Yahweh

I’m glad to report that NonStampCollector is at it again. This collaborative effort with 43Alley is a wonderful return to his old form. Enjoy all the benefits that “An instant, fruit-based moral education” has to offer.

Filed under: Atheism, Humour, Religion Tagged: Fruit based moral education, NonStampCollector, Ode to Yahweh, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce

Dead Wild Roses: FireFox is Experiencing a Problem with Windows.

So I’m guessing a call to technical support is in order?

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Firefox, Humour, Windows

Dead Wild Roses: Anticipating the First Summer Watermelon

The weather up here has finally taken a turn for the better. With the warmer weather comes thoughts of all the yummy seasonal food that is soon to be on its way.

Growf: Get your own melon.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cute, the doge days of summer, Watermlon

Dead Wild Roses: Unicorns

I may have to revisit my thoughts on these mythical badasses.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Murderbeasts, Unicorns

Cowichan Conversations: Traffic Sign Makes People Do the ‘Monty Python Silly Walk!’

Dead Wild Roses: Most Mondays I feel like this…

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Angry Duck, Mondays

Dead Wild Roses: English Pronunciation – A Poem

A tongue and brain twisting experience.



Filed under: Humour Tagged: English, logophilia, Poem, Pronunciation