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Scamming Scammers

A few weeks ago I decided to sell my bicycle. It was a really sweet ride, that I bought when I was living out in Calgary. I just wasn’t getting enough use out of it here, and I’ve moved to a place where I have to store it outside uncovered. And for occasional bicycling, BIXI came along this summer. I posted this ad on Craigslist. This was the first response I got:        ... read more

What’s a Roast?

The Toronto Star had a writer in the audience for the recent Charlie Sheen Roast. Here’s his review: The guest of honour endured a career’s worth of taunts during Saturday night’s taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, but he ended by telling the audience that none of it really mattered. In his final remarks of the night, an apparently sober Sheen said it was only once the... read more

Personality Radio

Music-based formats on terrestrial radio are in a losing fight, and many are reluctant to use the biggest weapon available – personality. In a world filled with a myriad of musical sources – iPods, satellite, streaming audio – terrestrial radio will lose every single time if it’s just about the music. There will be excuses – “but they don’t have to play commercials!” It doesn’t matter. It matters what you... read more
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