Musings of a Canadian Slacker

Saturday, February 26, 2005
A test.

I'm a Lifer!

To you, a job is what pays the bills. You put in your hours, follow the rules, and then go home. Occasionally, you consider quitting, but then you think of how bad the job market is and you reconsider. Whatever happiness you get, you get from your life outside the workplace. Relationships, family, hobbies, and outside creative pursuits are what really matter to you. You're probably taking this test at work because you don't have anything better to do.

Talent: 33%
Lifer: 74%
Mandarin: 33%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

Honestly, not a surprise. What can I say, I'm a slacker...
Seen at Shannon's

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
I was reading Jack Granatstein's Who Killed the Canadian Military? today on the bus. And I came across his question: how many Canadian MPs have military experience now, as opposed to the substantial number of MPs in Pearson's government who had World War I and World War II experience. (including good old 'Mike' Pearson himself, not to mention the odd war service of the Leader of the Opposition, John Diefenbaker). So I checked it out. And Google throws out a useful little page on the Parliamentary website: here. A couple of odd notes there...interesting that both Ed Broadbent and Bill Blaikie saw service..I'd never have guessed that those old Socialist rogues had once served in uniform.

Friday, February 18, 2005
Joel Fleming comes up with a rather good line about the Professoriat: Academia: Fighting the Man, and speaking Truth to Power... as soon as they get tenured.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
I came across Paul Wells's note on how old media has to struggle to maintain the attention of people in this modern age of ours. The example that he gave that particularly struck me was William Thorsell's fundraising to 'improve' the ROM. Now, don't get the wrong idea..I like the ROM and I'm glad its being expanded. But did they have to make it look like the Crystal entity from Star Trek: TNG was raping a victorian building?

On a completely different note: the new Red Ensign Standard is up and Chris, like his predecessors, goes for the easy Slacker jokes on me.