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Wednesday Afternoon Links

Because I need to busy myself with the consequential work of a student, two links that are too important to go un-blogged but not important enough for my time:

Another condo planned for Port Dalhousie – and it doesn’t meet the heritage regulations!

Trailer parks: a more viable way of achieving higher density than you might think.

Assorted Links

What can I say? It was a lazy weekend.

Where the Avant-Garde Stays Fresh Forever (via) – The difference between abstract processed foods (such as instant potatoes) and surreal processed foods (Kool-Aid).

Is it Time to Get Rid of the Big Green Signs? (via) – The inappropriateness of Interstate-style overhead signs on urban streets. It’s all about people.

GO2020: GO Transit’s Answer to Metrolinx – GO gets ambitious.

Sprawlsville Steps Back From the Edge – The rehabilitation of an exurban mess of big box stores and offices thanks to a subway extension. Reminds me of Vaughn City Centre.

Big Three, Meet the “Little Eight” – How southern States lured foreign auto manufacturers with billions of tax dollars. Who says low taxes are business friendly?

Tuesday Links

Emily Yoffe spends some time in a retirement community. She discovers a philosophy regarding dating in your Golden Years which is quite similar to my own Grandmother’s:

I ask Addie and Ann if they are searching for romance, and they both adamantly shake their heads no.

Addie says that for the last two years of her husband’s life she kept him out of a nursing home by caring for him round-the-clock. Since men have a propensity to fall ill and die, she never wants to be in that situation again.

Elbow won the Mercury Prize in Britain, on which our Polaris Prize is modelled. I told you they are good.

Via ITQ, The Agenda discussed the intersection of the Internet and politics – probably for the thousandth time, but still interesting.

Stephen Harper is a lying bully. But we already knew that.

Monday Infatuations

Since nothing too interesting has happened on the election front yet, I will share with you two things that I am presently enamoured with, to the point that I suspect it can’t last.

Mad Men

God knows how I managed to not even hear about this series for a year. I’ve been catching up on the first season so I can join season two in progress, and all I want to do is start smoking and wearing suits and holding outdated opinions about women and seat belts.

Even if you aren’t interested in the soap opera (thought that is half the fun) it’s interesting to look at this detailed recreation of 1960. Have you seen the exhibit at the ROM about the history of European homes? It’s like that, but with sex.

The opening credits, visually and musically, are also awesome.

You can watch it all online at, though I suspect you have to be in Canada.

David Bowie

I know, I’m nearly four decades late to the game. Bowie featured heavily in the Sound Opinions podcast I recommended a while back and I’ve been listening on repeat since then.

Plus he was in Labyrinth, which I recently re-watched. He co-stars with Jennifer Connelly and six hundred (or so) Muppets. How cool is that?

Two is a Trend

Two items from my feed reader using “body part” in the title:

How to disown a body part – 3quarksdaily

Which body parts are sung about the most? – Marginal Revolution

Sunday Links

I think, therefore iPod: Is an iPod part of your mind? – Guardian

Malwebolence: The Trolls Among Us – NY Times Magazine

Europe gives us a glimpse of our vehicle future – Toronto Star

Can it really be bridged? – The Economist

Jon Richardson – BBC 6music