Posts tagged ‘Canada’

June 4, 2014

Father’s Day Surprise – WestJet & Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

‘For each 100,000 views WestJet’s video receives, the airline has pledged to bring together one more Ronald McDonald House family — up to a total of five.’ Thanks Westjet! No wonder I only fly Westjet if I have a choice.

February 4, 2014

And so Canada won both the entire Olympics and the internet,

Thanks to the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion for making me laugh out loud. Follow them here: http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/

September 3, 2013

Dear Stephen Elop – Please Go Fuck Yourself.

Via USA Today –

Microsoft late Monday announced it is buying Nokia’s smartphone and cellular handset business in a deal worth $7.2 billion.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will own the company which has been a leader in creating the Lumia line of smartphones that run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Microsoft is paying $5 billion to buy Nokia’s Devices & Services unit and an additional $2.2 billion to license Nokia’s patents for $2.2 billion.

The deal formally puts the two companies together after collaborating closely since Feb. 2011 to create handsets that compete with those from Apple and Samsung. The companies have made in-roads in many parts of the world, including Europe, but are still facing headwinds in the U.S. Windows Phone has already surpassed BlackBerry as the third largest smartphone platform according to some analysts.

My take? As an owner of a Nokia 808 PureView and as the owner of many Nokia phones before that  – totally screw you Stephen Elop.  You have killed one of the most innovative companies in the world. You chose a partnership with Windows ( and I like MS – they are a good OS and they support equality) over Android and you sealed Nokia’s doom. I am deeply ashamed you studied in Canada and as a Canadian I say – ‘Fuck you!’ – not in a small way – in a major way. Yet another reason McMaster sucks compared to U of T – they graduated you.

I am assuming you will never be proud that one of the most innovative companies in the world chose you as CEO and you totally sold them up the river – but maybe that was your plan all along.

I really hate you.

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And how much of an  asswipe is Stephen Elop? It was all his plan apparently.

Stephen Elop will be stepping aside from his role as Nokia’s president and CEO, and returning to the Redmond giant in a new role, under Microsoft’s acquisition bid.

Elop steps aside as Nokia CEO to lead devices team under Microsoft’s acquisition.

Following today’s announcement of the deal, he will become executive vice president of devices and services at Nokia, and report directly to Microsoft chief Steve Balmer.

Elop will run an expanded devices team which will also include all of Microsoft’s current Devices and Studios work and most of the teams coming over from Nokia.

And guess where he came from? That’s right Microsoft. You are my new definition of asshole Elop. I hope you personally meet the fate of the Nokia you threw over the bridge,

I have always wanted to say this – Fuck you and the horse you rode in on Stephen Elop!

Signed,

Me and my Nokia 808 PureView – which also says ‘Fuck you!’

March 16, 2013

My Thoroughly Enjoyable Interview With Author Rabindranath Maharaj

October 16, 2012

Beautiful Video

This needs no explanation. Via Ryan James Yezak

June 16, 2012

Protect Your Love” – a safer sex campaign by the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

Via Queerty.

Very cool campaign.

April 25, 2012

University Students Against Homophobia – Get REAL Presents “To My Grade 7 Self”

Via Bruce Bishop

The reactions of regret as you go along in the video are deeply moving. “And you’re going to say sorry and that’s not going to mean anything because you can’t take it back.”

Get REAL is a university student-driven initiative aimed at eliminating homophobia in creative and dynamic ways. It is open to any and all who wish to stand up and speak out against discrimination.

We started in February of 2011 with the aim of running workshops in junior high and high schools, led by university students; this remains our long-term goal. We currently run awareness and advocacy campaigns at Western, as well as wider-reaching initiatives, like this video. Please share.

If you want to find out more, how to get involved, or even how to bring Get REAL to your university campus, visit us here:

Page: facebook.com/wegetreal
Twitter: @getrealuwo
Email: getrealuwo@gmail.com

CTV news has more here.

April 12, 2012

My friend Ben FTW!

My friend Ben FTW!

Ben reigns supreme in awesomeness.

April 12, 2012

Ashley MacIsaac – Poka Rokin

The man is kick-ass-pure and simple

February 28, 2012

5th Annual Pink Shirt Day Against Bullying

February 29th marks the 5th year since two Nova Scotia students distributed fifty pink shirts to their classmates to show solidarity for a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. To celebrate and raise awareness kids in British Colombia, Canada  staged a flash mob at the Provincial Legislature.

 

More detailed article on Pink Shirt Day on ACTUP.org