According to a study reported on in the globeandmail.com, children hate clowns. Even older ones. It found that:
“clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”
I think this may be an exaggeration, but I think there is alot more too it than adults realize. Perhaps a few generations from now, people will look back and think: wow! There were clowns back then!
The globeandmail.com has an article on the rise of Twitter. Well, they call it micro-blogging :(. Like anything in MSM, they get things wrong. But it is still interesting. See: enter the micro-bloggers
With the cost of gas being what it is, scooters start to make more and more sense. For more on scooters in Canada, see the article in globeandmail.com: Are you cool enough?
Years ago, the Globe and Mail seem to take on a large number of columnists, likely to compete with The National Post. Over time, many of those columnists dropped off the paper. One who did not was Leah McLaren.
I have a love/hate relationship with her column. I read it every week, even when it is annoying. Perhaps it is her (professional?) self-obsession. Whatever.
Speaking of that, her latest column in globeandmail.com: At the end of the day, you are what you say. Totally
is one I found very funny. A nice, condensed summary of the banal cliches we use during the week and on the weekend.
Hmmm….banal….cliches….it makes sense now.
has a great column on the effects social networking site, Facebook, is having on family dynamics. It will be interesting to see FB transform from a college dorm party to a family wedding.
Here’s the article:
Facebook: watching the watchers