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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2011-01-22 22:09:32

Ten years ago I was twenty-two.

Twenty years ago I was twelve.

Thirty years ago I was two.

But when I came out my momma I was zero.

“Strange” is a word that has both followed and described Sage Francis throughout his career. Interestingly, his most recent album is probably best experienced as I did - without any prior knowledge of his back catalogue. Li(f)e isolates
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2011-01-09 00:51:03
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden radio voice, has captured the hearts of America.

*cue sappy music*

So why does this whole ordeal make me a bit queasy? First, let's recap what we know:

- Young Ted likes radio.
- Ted tries to get work in radio.
- After moderate success, Ted dedicates his life to drugs and alcohol.
- Somewhere along the way, Ted has nine kids.
- T
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2010-09-07 05:58:25
Secretly, the internet of today terrifies me. Much like James Whitmore's character Brooks Hatlen in the Shawshank Redemption, I find myself able to navigate yet unable to understand the ever accelerating madness being pumped into my browser window at approximately 1.5 Mbps.

Years ago however, the screen scene was much different. When I first logged on as a spunky teen, the internet had already outgrown its infancy. Due to barriers-to-e
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-12-23 02:41:57
In case you missed it, my pick for album of 2009 can be found here.

As an addendum, here are 3 records that might have also deserved the album of the year title, but didn't quite make my personal pick. Still, these are albums you shouldn't miss.

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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-12-08 02:35:34
While I pride myself on being open-eared to any style or genre of music that can be thrown my way at 192 kilobits per second, I confess to being particularly ignorant to anything and everything involving a turntable.

Which is why Kid Koala (Eric San), being an artist I've always only somewhat enjoyed, never quite made his way into any of my 'favourites' lists, nev
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-11-28 03:32:14
There is a Canadian teeny-bop star called Lights. I personally wasn't aware of this fact until I saw a concert listing for Jets Overhead as the opening band for the aforementioned teen sensation. I'm sure Lights is very good for the demographic she reaches, but I wasn't able to make it through more than 30 seconds of her music when I checked it out on myspace.

All this to say that when I walked to the concert venue (fittingly, a renovated High School) I wasn't entirely shocked to see a line-up of
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-11-25 05:38:33
I couldn't find the lyrics anywhere, so I figured I'd type them out. Here they are:

North wind sinks the fence around a lot full of debris
Near the corner of Memorial and me
Where resurrected brick and drywall leap back into place
There's a terrified reflection of my face

All alone at the gleaming knife display in the army surplus sales
As the dusk descends and my inspiration fails
Ghosts fill discount parkas;
Sleeping bags peer at me from the crumpled dark.

Inky bruises punched into
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-11-24 03:23:32
When times are tough, when improper punctuation obliterates your hopes and dreams, when you feel two steps away from being a step short of stepping your last step....

...there is no better way to lift your spirits than to commit an act of pure selflessness, one that will assuredly improve not only your own life, but those around you, and around the world!

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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-10-20 04:07:45

In what has been described as an "optical effect"; the bizarre cloud formation over Moscow has gripped the attention of the world.

Although scientists were quick to point out that this spectacular event was nothing more than a visually interesting variation on fairly normal weather patterns, I have a much better theory: God wants your clicks.

That's right people: God, the once popular [b]D
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-10-11 23:26:55
The Obama administration has come under heavy scrutiny for alleged unprovoked attacks on the moon. Representatives from the Earth's only natural satellite came out publicly last week against the events of Friday October 9th when the LCROSS rocket crashed into a crater on the Moon.

"We are absolutely shocked." Stated Colonel Xclrogm, a high ranking official of the Moon's complicated governmental bod
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-06-07 02:21:17

Finally relaxing after what seemed like the longest day in history. It was of course, two perfectly regular-lengthed days; we just happened to skip past night-time on the plane. Which means that both me and ACP were very tired throughout.

The flight was not nearly as bad as I was expecting. Not having the luxury of the futuristic space-pod seating that is Air Canada first-class, we managed to squish ourselves semi-comfortably in economy. I learned that ACP doesn’t take off well, but once we were
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Subject: Every Day Blog Posted Date: 2009-06-01 03:14:46
I clearly remember turning in my honours thesis for my undergraduate degree at university back in 2005, and the hours I had slaved over my Matlab script so that I could generate some sort of useful data.

I also remember feeling somewhat strange that submitting the code itself along with my thesis paper was not a requirement. Feeling it deserved some attention (and to make my paper look thicker), I attached a print out of my matlab code as an appendix.

Now I'm a volunteer at an EEG lab, and I'
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