1 TILLMAN'S GOTTA GO So says the Leader-Post, although they're pretty darn polite about about it. If it wasn't a winning Rider GM who pressed his boner into his babysitter's butt, would they be all like "to his credit, he said he was rilly rilly sorry?" What if it was a panhandler?
2 AT LEAST SOMEONE'S WORKING IN OTTAWA Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page will release three reports during the ongoing government lockout, sorry, prorogue. One of them, which could come as soon as next week, will look at Canada's structural deficit. What's a "structural deficit"? That's the permanent cash shortfall you get when you don't collect enough taxes to pay for the services Canadians depend on. (Globe And Mail)
3 LET'S ALL SHIP OUR GARBAGE TO GHANA Sketchy private "recyclers" are dumping old electronics in third-world countries, says an e-waste watchdog. Their advice: take your old TVs and computer monitors to municipal recycling depots. (CBC)
4 NO BODY SCANS FOR KIDS AND TEENS Probably a good idea, since nude images of actual children are problematic, but still, this also shows how airport security paranoia is a joke--how can you search some people but not others and call it security? (Toronto Star) In semi-related news I'm still pissed off that Cuba is on the United State's new "watch list" (USA Today) along with Iran and Syria. Give me a break, Cuba just wants to be a tourist haven.
And it also bugs me that Iran has such a shitty, evil governement, because Iranians seem pretty cool. Okay, I'll stop rambling now.
5 YOU CAN CAN'T BOMB WHAT'S BURIED Speaking of Iran, they've apparently made their nuclear program attack-proof by hiding it under mountains. (New York Times)
6 SPIDER-MAN STALLED BY STUPID STUDIO Spider-Man was decent. Spider-Man 2 was decent. Sony interefered heavily with Spider-Man 3, and it sucked. Now they're messing around with the planned Spider-Man 4--and director Sam Raimi's apparently put his foot down. Good for him. I can't believe how stupid the blockbuster movie power-brokers are. (Dark Horizons)
Don't know a ton about Let There Be Theremin, other than that they've gigged around Regina a bit in the last two years or so and that they have kind of an instrumental surf-rockabilly style. They're at Bushwakker tonight as part of the pub's weekly Folk Nights on Wednesdays. Bushwakker also has a jazz series that runs on Mondays. I couldn't find any decent video of Let There Be Theremin on-line, so here's some footage of the inventor of the theremin James Hoffman performing on an old TV show. (YouTube)