Posts Tagged ‘america’

The Dance Of The 47-Layer Dip

Thanks, T.

Our *American* Canuck

So, our very own founder and Editor-In-Chief, Sean enriched the fabric of this great nation today (more to follow on that) and it all got me thinking. Goodosphere, much like America, is a melting pot and one of the biggest ingredients in said pot is Canadian expats. Sounds cannibalistic, but stay with me here.

I was thinking about what would make a GOOD, patriotic post in honor of Sean’s newfound citizenship and I began to sift through a veritable treasure trove of American GOODness. Then I realized that what I really ought to do is salute Canada- The Great White North that gave us Moranis, Foley, Sean and Nimesh. That’s when I remembered that the Canucks (paging Nim…) have their first game of Round 2 tonight. Suddenly, I had just the video to celebrate our man of two countries (whom we are delighted to share with our neighbors to the north): Sean.

This one’s for you big guy.

(American citizens: this video depicts two Canucks [a Canadian hockey team {a sport played on ice with sticks and a puck}] fans in green spandex suits [“The Green Men”] mocking a member of the opposing team at a hockey game. If that ain’t American, I don’t know what is.)

Bully for Census (2010 Edition)

Thursday was April 1st, and besides being a day for online ‘destinations‘ to pull silly pranks, it was officially ‘Census Day’ here in the U.S. of A.

My top 5 reasons to fill out your Census form:

5. Iron Clad:
The information you provide on your Census form is private and protected by law. The information you provide on Facebook might not be.

4. Demography:
The Census is a great way to determine how diverse, young, old, colorful, etc. America is.

3. Tim Meadows & Christopher Walken:

2. It’s Easy:
The form consists of 8 or 9 questions. It’s not exactly the SAT.

1. The Benjamins:
When you fill out your Census form, you allocate $2,000 in resources for your community. Over ten years (the time between each Census) that’s $20,000!

Best. Recession. Ever.

The recession isn’t just hurting humans. It’s hurting sharks.

Mind you, it’s hurting sharks in a way that directly benefits humans. To wit, coastal nomads and beach bums are no longer being eaten by sharks–at least not as much as they were before.

Eduardo Verdugo / AP file

According to our friends at The Associated Press (Full disclosure: Goodosphere contributor Nick Zigler once used “AP style”), shark attacks have dipped to a five-year low, most likely due the result of penny pinching vacationers opting out of Corona commercial getaways.

The University of Florida’s resident ichthyologist (ik-thee-ol-uh-jee – the study of fish) told AP that the precipitous decline was unlikely to last in the predicted post-health care beach rush/shark attack free-for-all of 2010.