Roundabouts vs. Intersections; ‘Murica vs. Jolly Ol’

There's only one thing I hate more than physical pain: boredom. Like Sherlock Holmes, my darkest fear is being slowly bored to death by a mid-season baseball game, or a rehearsal of the musical West Side Story by a group of overly confident amateurs. Which explains why I despite sitting in traffic with the vitriolic hatred of a thousand [...]

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Humanity vs. Stress

Before I start, I'd like to acknowledge a few things. I realize that I'm incredibly lucky to live in a first-world nation with a developed economy (Canada). Yes, I'm considered middle-class. Which is actually pretty damn awesome...check out how 98% of my fellow humans live and try and say my situation doesn't ROCK. I'm from an [...]

Tipping Your Server-A Good System?

I just finished a shift at the bar. Being cheap wings night, it was CRAZY busy. It felt like the whole town showed up to gorge on boiled animal appendages while drinking a side of their yeasty favourite. Hundreds walked through the door, and a total of five employees were tasked with accommodating the hungry masses. [...]

Without a Smart Phone in 2015

Phones have become larger than life. Not literally, of course. They're typically very small and can be easily crushed with almost anything you'd find lying around the house. But what they can DO is remarkable. Anyone from 2 to 99 years-of-age can pick up an iPhone, press that friendly home button and instantly communicate with the world [...]

Should I Bother Voting?

I often wonder about the state of our political system...and I'm not alone. Every year, billions of dollars are pumped into attack ads, slander campaigns and those little eraser-less pencils that are designed to help Canada choose its next Alpha (The Prime Minister) and Omega (Deputy Prime Minister). You gotta love the democratic process. Realistically, we [...]

The Golden Mile

Have you ever seen The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? It's a hilarious movie part of the Cornetto trilogy—a random title given to a series of films also including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Anyway, the plot of the film is relatively simple. In small town England, five men return to their childhood home which is famous [...]

Cell Phones-Pros and Cons

I often wonder about the benefits of the technology age. Is this—the era of immediate accessibility and unlimited mobile porn—truly humanity's finest? I don't have the answer—all I have is the perspective of a male in his mid-twenties. I've noticed that interacting with the fairer sex has changed in the past few decades (I'm a heterosexual [...]

A Generation of Idiots…?

I had a lengthy discussion recently with one of my best buds. He argued the next generation was stock full of idiots. "Learning how to use an iPad before you're able to walk can't be good," he said. Keep in mind: he's got a few younger siblings who spend more time on YouTube than they [...]

“Son, did I ever tell you about the time I lifted a house?”

A few months back I went job hunting. Having just returned from a trip to England, I was broke. I updated my resume and printed off a few copies '90's style—at the library. Trying to figure out what sorta job I wanted was tough. I'm a relatively physical guy who likes to move around while I [...]

Badminton—Another word for “Jedi Training”

Me vs. Badminton—An Origin Story I was never a huge fan of P.E. in high school. Always with the softball, ultimate frisbee and 10-mile runs—never about the Smash Bros., Halo or Modern Warfare. There were Xbox games to play, girls to hide from, colourful new herbs to smoke, difficult classes to kill my confidence. I was always too [...]