Am busy cleaning my apartment, so I don’t have time for you people right now. You get three things today:
Thanks to Dr Qais Ghanem for inviting me and a friend back on to CHIN radio Friday to talk about Guyana. I’ll link to the MP3 as soon as I have it.
Thanks to the CBC’s Andreanne Baribeau and Nora Young for having me on the radio show “Spark” yesterday to talk about Twitter haikus. The show will be broadcast on the 10th, I believe.
Thanks to the Muchmor public school in the Glebe, where I was invited to speak to a class of 9 year olds. A special thanks to the little girl who proposed building a giant yoyo filled with mail, that we could drop from a helicopter to deliver mail to remote people; and to the little boy who insisted on giving me a minute, blow-by-blow recap of Jurassic Park 2.
2. Angels and Demons
I hate Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. I’m sure the plot was okay, but it was so poorly written that I felt myself getting dumber with every page. I had to stop after the first chapter lest I be rendered into a retarded lemur…. or, worse yet, a Republican.
So I went to see the movie version of Angels and Demons with trepidation. The first half hour was head-slappingly retarded, with dialogue that was likely written by George Lucas. The nex hour or so was surprisingly good, with excellent direction. Then the ending was more chimp-level cliched nonsense. Why do bother?
3. Daily funnies: