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First, a thank you to Buzzfeed for all the cool links I’ve used in this blog. Here are today’s favourites…

Love outer space: http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/exoplanets-humanity-could-almost-colonize

Funny, informative and inappropriate (that means don’t watch it if you get upset about stuff):

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zefrank/true-facts-about-the-owl

Cool story, heartfelt rendition of a national anthem, and a ukulele (ukulele is awesome): http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/female-quarterback-shreds-the-national-anthem-on-a-ukelele-b

Fark has been another go-to site for ideas. This morning’s picks…

“I’m here for happy hour. Growl.”: http://kdvr.com/2013/07/24/black-bear-walks-into-bar-in-estes-park-video/

I get it, I really do. Gender identity and biology are not the same. But I don’t know that I’m quite here yet: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/07/67813-13-people-who-want-the-royal-baby-to-choose-its-gender-not-the-patriarchy/

I’m not saying GQ’s right, but it’s worth hearing them out: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/humor/201307/nine-baby-naming-rules-2013?printable=true

I dunno…is this really that stupid, or more bold-foolish/dangerous/funny? http://gawker.com/canadian-man-sorry-for-chugging-eight-beers-and-swimmin-888283225

Sometimes I pilfered ideas from Salon or Slate. This one comes from Slate (I haven’t thought deeply on the writer’s argument, I just know summer vacation is awesome so he must be wrong): http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/07/summer_learning_loss_summer_vacation_hurts_kids_in_school_and_is_especially.html

The Globe and Mail didn’t get as many links as the Post, but today they’re saying Canadians have never been richer: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/canadians-getting-richer-average-net-worth-tops-400000/article13415380/

…While the National Post said (yesterday) poverty has dropped significantly: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/07/22/andrew-coyne-fewer-people-sit-below-the-poverty-line-now-than-ever-before-why-are-we-not-talking-about-it/

And that’s all she wrote, folks. I’ve enjoyed penning these posts. Thanks for reading!

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  • Mom Jeans
    July 25, 2013 - 15:50

    I admit I haven't read all your blogs but I used to enjoy your articles in the ADN, especially the earlier ones where you mixed fact with fiction. Be well, Sparling. Good luck on your new ventures.