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Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Archive for November 2002

This is unintentionally hilarious.

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2002 at 8:58 pm

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Another Comic

The Misadventures of Hello Chthulu:

http://doggerel.wuice.net/index.php?date=2002-08-14

Some things just shouldn’t be done, even when they’re fun …

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2002 at 6:18 pm

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Canadian Vikings

From the Toronto Globe and Mail:

Icelanders add a leaf to Viking mystery tale
Legend that begins in Newfoundland ends with a ‘fantasy’ discovery in field

By ALANNA MITCHELL
EARTH SCIENCES REPORTER

Saturday, November 30, 2002
Page A3

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2002 at 6:11 pm

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Another Note for my Honours

  • In Thirty Acres, the elite in rural Québec was strongly particularistic, attached to the French language, Roman Catholic religion, and a reactionary rural/peasant ideology explicitly constructed in opposition to liberal central Canadian/US ideologies.
  • In Barometer Rising, the elite in Nova Scotia–actually, the two elites, in Cape Breton and in Halifax–were assimilatory. They did not oppose use of the English language nearly so virulently as did their counterparts in Québec, the question of religious distinctiveness from the rest of the continent was not an issue anywhere in Nova Scotia, and the goals of secular prosperity through trade were universal.

Hence, more assimilation in Nova Scotia than in Québec.

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2002 at 5:54 pm

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Website Colouring

http://www.isn.net/~mcdonald

The above URL is the URL of my website. It’s still in the process of being formed, which is why I’d like to ask some questions to improve it

  • Do you like the colour scheme (light green background, black text)?
  • If not, what background colour would you recommend?
  • Is there any feature (more contact information, more graphics, more content) that you think I should add?

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2002 at 2:01 am

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2400AD?

(This posting, to those of you unfamiliar with 2300AD, talks about merging four fictional RPG settings into one. So, if you’re worried about being a geek, be warned and read no further.)

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 29, 2002 at 9:09 pm

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This isn’t good:

Toronto Star

Nov. 29, 2002. 01:00 AM

Even before the `moron’ flap, Canada was petty in U.S. eyes
Bush White House regards neighbour as minor irritant President’s relationship with Chrétien extremely poor

WILLIAM WALKER
WASHINGTON BUREAU

Written by Randy McDonald

November 29, 2002 at 7:34 pm

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