The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Your Search Engine Sucks: Cuil, Day One

To much fanfare, a new search engine claiming to have more links than Google, to work better than Google, and to have hired former Google engineers opened its virtual doors today to await an incoming huge rush of love, money and popularity. Cuil (pronounced “cool,” as in “Isn’t it cool how much money there is ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Do It Yourself Paranoia: Mothra Puts On The Onion Sombrero

You may have recently been exposed to a commercial for Coke Zero involving a disembodied tongue, eyeball, and brain, debating the merits of Coke Zero while a second tongue stands in the distance and watches… No, this is not something that happened to me on LSD. It’s a real commercial. The thing ends with the ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Do It Yourself Paranoia: Mothra Puts On The Onion Sombrero

You may have recently been exposed to a commercial for Coke Zero involving a disembodied tongue, eyeball, and brain, debating the merits of Coke Zero while a second tongue stands in the distance and watches… No, this is not something that happened to me on LSD. It’s a real commercial. The thing ends with the ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Do It Yourself Paranoia: Mothra Puts On The Onion Sombrero

You may have recently been exposed to a commercial for Coke Zero involving a disembodied tongue, eyeball, and brain, debating the merits of Coke Zero while a second tongue stands in the distance and watches… No, this is not something that happened to me on LSD. It’s a real commercial. The thing ends with the ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: It Really IS "McNews"

“Bitch, where’s my traffic report?” McDonald’s wants to penetrate your consciousness some more… this time by making obnoxious product placements in major American news markets. For one thing, this may mean you aren’t very likely to see this story about a restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan that’s willing to sell halal McNuggets but won’t hire employees ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: It Really IS "McNews"

“Bitch, where’s my traffic report?” McDonald’s wants to penetrate your consciousness some more… this time by making obnoxious product placements in major American news markets. For one thing, this may mean you aren’t very likely to see this story about a restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan that’s willing to sell halal McNuggets but won’t hire employees ...

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: It Really IS "McNews"

“Bitch, where’s my traffic report?” McDonald’s wants to penetrate your consciousness some more… this time by making obnoxious product placements in major American news markets. For one thing, this may mean you aren’t very likely to see this story about a restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan that’s willing to sell halal McNuggets but won’t hire employees ...

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Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: What Would Happen if You De-occupy the Cognitive Surplus?

The “West” is known for its consumers. Much of the rest of the world is trying its best to head in that direction too. Reading Clay Shirky’s recent blog post, Gin, Television, and Social Surplus, got me thinking about the stance of the passive consumer. I’m wondering if the new consumer will be a producer… ...

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj – Advisory: UNICEF Team Canada and the Campaign Against Childhood HIV-AIDS

No one is more astonished by the results of the International Tent Pegging Championships than we are. My hope for the Championships had been to represent Canada with honour, and to serve the cause of the world’s most vulnerable children. Having snatched victory from the jaws of rationality, our sense of dazed disbelief is unlikely ...

Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: Some Notes on the Canadian Digital Information Strategy Draft

I’ve been reading the draft consultation version of the Canadian Digital Information Strategy. The strategy proposes strengthening content, ensuring its preservation, and maximizing its access and use. These are important for many reasons the report addresses regarding culture; the report also has some anchors in industry, stating that “nations that nurture their digital information assets ...