Posts from November 2002

Birds of a feather snooze

Birds of a feather snooze together
: The real problem with Al Gore attacking FoxNews is that it only reinforces his reputation as the duke of dull. Love it or hate it, FoxNews is the only entertaining/watchable news channel (it’s the one I watch; it is the Howard Stern of news channels: I watch it to see what they’ll say next). Thus it figures that dull Al would not like it. No amount of Letterman time will erase this image. Love him or hate him, he is dull.

Guerilla privacy: Folks who hate

Guerilla privacy
: Folks who hate being spied upon by traffic cameras in England have taken revenge; see the photo evidence here. [via Buzz]

And in Canada, we call

And in Canada, we call that a Personorah
: Canada starts to sound like Berkeley, decreeing that “Christmas Tree” is politically incorrect [via Kitchen Cabinet]:

Christmas is becoming an endangered word in parts of Canada in a rash of politically correct behavior — such as renaming a Christmas tree a “holiday tree” — that even non-Christians dismiss as silly.

Toronto city officials began the flap last week when they called the 50-foot tree set up outside City Hall a “holiday tree.”…

Toronto is not alone in its efforts to stress a holiday spirit rather than talking about Christmas.

The Royal Canadian Mint has a commercial in which it changes the old holiday standard “Twelve Days of Christmas” to “Twelve Days of Giving.”

And so as to be inclusive of all genders and transgenders, we’re going to change the name of the Canadian holiday to Victor/Victoria Day.

Sex, sex, sex: Durex surveys

Sex, sex, sex
: Durex surveys the world re sex. Results:

: The French say they have sex more often than anybody. Quel surprise! That’s 167 times a year for the f’ing frogs vs. 138 for average Americans vs. 110 for the Singaporians, at the bottom of the list.

: Norwegians are the most likely to have sex on the first date (32%). To keep warm, I’m sure.

: Norwegians also win when it comes to one-night stands: 72% vs. 70% for South Africans vs. only 20% for Taiwanites (or whatever you call them).

: Stick to Norway; stay away from Sweden. Swedes have more unprotected sex: 61% admit to it (v. 35% of Americans and only 22% of the f’ing frogs).

Old media lives: Matt Welch

Old media lives
: Matt Welch predicts that L.A. will have two new papers before you know it (a post inspired by news that the Metro giveaway papers are profitable).