News & entertainment round-up: street racing, Agent Orange, PM vs. the media, and pulp fiction tackiness
- 9 year old PEI boy electrocuted. So sad. Parents, don't let your children climb tall trees near power lines, even if you don't think they can climb that high. If you're worried about the proximity of lines, call the power company and they will cut off the tops of the trees.
- PM announces tougher laws on street racing. Something I actually agree with Stephen Harper about! I hope they create laws that are really tough on street racers. I was absolutely sickened to hear that friends of the streetracers in an accident that killed a married couple on Saturday taunted emergency workers and tried to sneak past police tape to take pictures of the accident. Those people are disgusting human beings.
- Children polluted with chemicals. While this may not have been an extensive study, it's the latest in a long line of studies and articles about the impact that chemicals have in our daily lives. From teflon to Lysol to scented lotions, our bodies are slowly being poisoned, and 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer. For more information, check out CBC Marketplace, Chasing the Cancer Answer, and Toxic Shock, a 5-part Globe & Mail series.
- George Stroumboupoulos tries to cut through the crap about the battle between Stephen Harper and the media (via 1337hax0r and pleasure pure madmen know)
- Reports to be released today detailing the use of Agent Orange at New Brunswick's Base Gagetown.
- Pulp fiction covers for classic novels (click on the slideshow) (via space monkey pants)
- The Tacky Times - "a magazine unconcerned with current issues and affairs, celebrating tackiness, frivolities and downright decadence." (via MSN from Apartment Girl)
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