Random Thoughts For Thundersnow Friday January 28, 2011

This week I survived my first DC weather-opoclaypse. I know, thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you’re unfamiliar with DC and it’s snow/weather patterns, one only needs to look at at last year’s Snowmaggedon and this week’s Thundersnow sessions to see how twisted this weather is … and more importantly how ill-prepared the city of DC is for any sort snowy of weather phenomena

For my friends up in Canada, it all sounds a bit ridiculous. And frankly, it is.

But there are couple of things to understand. As much as DC is considered a part of the north eastern United States, geographically it is more akin to the southern states. Summers are hot and winter last all of three weeks. Couple that with the fact, that a majority of the residents of this fair city are transient government workers from all over the country, then you’ll understand how a 45 year old high ranking official from Louisiana is going to lose his mind when his 50,000 Lexus SUV hybrid slides through a busy intersection into a one foot snow drift.


It’s comical, but sad to watch. Especially for us battle-ridden Canadians who think two centimetres of snow is a pretty balmy temperature.

First – An interesting article about how The Social Network was snubbed at this year’s Oscars.

And while I do agree with the author, the real kicker is in the comment section. Where people are whining and moaning that Social Media and Social Networks are nothing but a useless fad… Of course they’re doing this in the Comments section of a CNN blog.

Second – The best thing about the sudden resignation of my home province’s Premier, isn’t the exciting and uncertain upcoming election in 2012/2013. Rather it’s the fact that his entire resignation letter was posted as a series of bullet points on the Government of Alberta web site.

Also that and the pot shots at the tea-party-esque Wild Rose Alliance we’re pretty choice.

BULLETPOINT – The danger is that it could allow for an extreme right party to disguise itself as a moderate party by focusing on personality – on me personally.

BULLETPOINT – excellent work steady Eddie.

Third – TheOatmeal.com has released it’s state of the Web 2011 infographic, of note is this comment on the Groupon phenomena.

Fourth – Further to The Oatmeal’s state of Web in 2011, here’s a great little article on the top 5 upcoming business trends.

Fifth – This could be the be-all-end-all of the Jokinen-photoshop competition.

Sixth – This is an intriguing look at one of the NHL’s most odd and beloved Jersey disasters. The illustrious Los Angeles Burger King jerseys.

The Burger King logo is still one of the my favorite logos of all time. (P.S. If you’re as interested in Jersey design as I am, please check out the original article from icethetics.

Seventh – You can all blame Prof. Rennie for this link, but apparently this is the single most expensive and insane action scene in the history of Indian Cinema.

I really don’t know what to take of this… It really just blows my mind.

Eighth – I’m sorry, but DC has the weirdest sporting complex in the history of sports. Really, which city in their right mind would actually be interested in seeing their own team go 0-41 on the road for an entire season.

Ninth – Rollingstone takes a look at the top 50 Tweeters in Music. Thankfully so, Kanye is number one on the list.

Further more, after reading the list of artists, I am convinced that it is a travesty that Twitter wasn’t around during the crazy 80s. Can you image Nikki Sixx’s tweets and tweet pics… H.O.L.Y.S.H.I.T.

Tenth – John Oliver explains BBC America to Americans

Categories: The-Random, the-dc, The Blogosphere, The Flames, The Humourous, The Music, The NBA, The Pop-Culture, The Twitter-verse


Thats a pretty sweet Olli Pic,

Olli and the magic waffle and dancing Olli are still the best


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