Monthly Archives: October 2013

Costume Party-land

America-land Eng-land Canada-land Friend ships of state Except in the case of Miss Canada, these images are courtesy of the blog Hail Yeah, Columbia. Advertisements

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From Norway to Brazil (Week 4 at work)

This week at the Woodrow Wilson Center… – I helped out with a seminar hosted by the Brazil Institute in association with the Canada Institute, “Brazil’s Vision on Internet Governance: Managing Sovereignty, Privacy and Technology.” (Quick summary: Canada is spying … Continue reading

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Adventures in Research: America’s a “hussey” AND a “slut”

Don’t ask me how (or why), but first I came across this gem, a political cartoon from 1776 (probably mentioned in a book): Britannia: I’ll force you to Obedience you Rebellious Slut. America: Liberty, Liberty forever Mother, while I Exist. … Continue reading

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Canadian Content in Washington, DC

On my walk to work, I saw this amazing advertisement: Also passed by this landmark: And, of course, the Canadian Embassy is all about the maple leaf flags: Photo by Declan McCullagh Photography (image links to source).

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Rick’s Rant: Unpaid Interns

Brought to my attention by a thoughtful reader. Thank you, AH!

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From sea to space (Week 3 at work)

This week at the Canada Institute, I helped with a few more one-pagers about Canada-U.S. relations for members of Congress on the following fascinating topics: – Canadian hydro-electric power, which is sold to the United States by the bucket (or … Continue reading

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Swipes File #10: Talking Heads

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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Nelvana of the Northern Lights is coming to a bookshelf near you!

If you kick in for the Kickstarter to reprint Nelvana’s adventures, you, too, can be a proud owner (or just a regular reader) of her World War II era comic book tales. (Image links to the Kickstarter campaign with more … Continue reading

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My First Washington History Seminar

At a recent Washington History Seminar in the Woodrow Wilson Center, I learned that the United States is getting kicked out of UNESCO for failing to pay our dues for the third time. Good teamwork (* trigger warning if you have principles … Continue reading

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Swipes File #9: Canada gets hit by a train

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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