Taking advantage of all this time on my hands, I've uploaded most of the photos from my 2003 Walkabout across Yukon & British Columbia. (I'm still looking for the others I have around here somewhere).

These are raw, without editing, identifications, locations, or comment.

I owe a special debt of gratitude to [livejournal.com profile] detailbear for developing these. Thank you, Kevin!
OK Americans, listen up!

There's something going on next door that you need to know about.

Because The Daily Show says it's important.

Watch, and learn:
Wow, I had forgotten all about this:
Honourary Canadian Citizenship certificate
I got this on April 11, 1998, more than a decade ago.
It's still out there on the net, and I only rediscovered it because I have Google Alerts set up to notify me when my name is mentioned somewhere on the Internet. From time to time, it "re-finds" old stuff that has been floating around out there for years (or in this case, decades), and alerts me to their presence.

Get your own honourary Canadian citizenship here.
Last night, a bright light streaked across the sky in Western Canada, with hundreds of reports coming in from across the prairie provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

What's really cool is how much video is available on the web of last night's event.

Searchers are still trying to locate the impact site, which was probably in eastern Alberta -- assuming it actually made it to the ground.

Of course, it could be an invasion of alien pod people.

So if people in Alberta start acting like mindless zombies... oh wait, nevermind.
OK Universe, my Pagan friends say this works, so I'm putting my needs out to you. *

I have a lot of talents, a lot of education, and a lot of skills to offer the human race, and right now, I feel like the resources I offer are being totally wasted. It's been a month since I graduated from University. No one is taking advantage of what I have to offer, and my time here is running out.

This is what I need RIGHT NOW: A job, or some other means to pay my rent. Something short-term, just to keep me from being evicted from my apartment (this is a real danger for me right now).

Me being homeless would be a total waste of what I have to offer the world.

Longer term, I need a career, preferably employment in Canada (British Columbia or Yukon), meaningful work where I can make a positive difference in the world, doing satisfying work that I can believe in.

That's really not too much to ask, is it?

Click for Résumé and Dependable Strengths Report )

* Yes, [livejournal.com profile] teledildonix, I can hear you now: I'm engaging in "Magical Thinking." But think of this as an empirical test. And I've clearly articulated my needs, and a plan, and posted it on the WWW -- all clearly beneficial acts on my part.

And, Stranger things have happened.
kevyn: (Default)
( Sep. 8th, 2008 12:28 am)
Know what the difference between Canada and the United States is right now?

In the United States, they have Stars and Stripes Hysteria.

In Canada, we have Maple Leaf Listeria.

*spitting mouthful of chocolate milk all over the computer monitor*
[Error: unknown template qotd]British Columbia or Yukon, Canada.
Excellent news... Canadians and others with HIV can now travel freely to the United States, without fear of being turned away at the border. Bush has signed into law an AIDS funding bill that lifts the ban on people with HIV entering the United States!


For once, Bush has actually done something positive with that pen...
(Of course, I have to wonder if there are any signing statements attached).
kevyn: (Default)
( Jul. 25th, 2008 10:20 am)
Heading up to Canada for the weekend to go camping with the faeries. Should be fun.
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( Jul. 1st, 2008 12:19 pm)
With a very hearty appreciation for our next door neighbours: CANADA!

Thank you for making this continent and this culture much more interesting. We aren't always the easiest elephant to share a bed with, but the U.S.A. needs Canada as an exemplar of how to be a civilized nation. Thank you.
Was Québec responsible for Canada's decision
not to participate in the 2003 war in Iraq?

Kevyn Jacobs
Québec Politics and
Québec-U.S. Relations
Western Washington University
Click to read my final paper )
PLSC 445B – Québec Politics and Québec-U.S. Relations
Western Washington University
Mid-Term Journal Article Review
Kevyn 'Hagrid' Jacobs
12 May 2008

Haglund, D. (2006, Winter). Québec's America Problem: Differential Threat
Perception in the North American Security Community. American
Review of Canadian Studies
, 36(4), 552-567. Retrieved May 4, 2008, from
Academic Search Complete database.

Click for article review )
[Error: unknown template qotd]It's really, really close to the Canadian border.
Class notes, Québec studies -- 9-APR-2008 (continued)

Continuing: Historico-Institutional Context of Québec from "Nouvelle-France" to the end of the Duplessis reign, 1534-1959
Click to read class notes )
[livejournal.com profile] pocketlama has written an interesting account of the part of the Canadian Walkabout he joined me for in 2003.

He exaggerates a little. That skirt was FAAAAAAAABULOUS! And after the first day, we made better time.
We are the United States of Borg.

You will be assimilated.

Resistance is futile.

We will assimilate your cultural and national distinctiveness into our own.

You will be made to serve the process of globalization.

You will adopt American values as your own. You will go to work for the global megacorporations which further the Americanization of the world. You will then spend your income on American products.

You will drink Coca-Cola. You will eat at McDonald's. You will smoke Marlboro cigarettes. You will drive SUVsChevrolets. You will wear American-style clothing. You will listen to music by American artists. You will watch video entertainment produced in Hollywood. You will worship Mickey Mouse.

You will use Microsoft software.

Most importantly, you will speak English. (We apologize to francophones for this necessary inconvenience.)

Resistance is futile.

We will co-opt your culture, so that we may draw off parts of you and make them into our own image. We will adopt words from your language into the English language. We will adopt foods from your culture and adapt them into our own diets.

Your culture will be assimilated. Your culture will be Americanized. Those parts of your culture which cannot be Americanized will be discarded.

You will re-make your economies into American-style market economies. You will re-make your governments into western-style democratic republics. Your people will be allowed to retain their own indivdualities, but only insofar as it furthers the spread of the consumerist values collective. You will be more concerned with individual freedoms than communal values, so as to further the cause of individual consumerism. You will be detached from the natural world. You will remodel your cities into American-style cities. You will live in the suburbs.

The process is global. The process is unstoppable. You will be assimilated.

You will follow the example of previously assimilated nations. The Borg nations of Europe. BorgJapan. BorgCanada. You will join them.

We are the United States of Borg.

You will be assimilated.

Resistance is futile.

Canadian English:
en Canadien:

Good evening.
We are Borg.
Resistance is impolite.
Please wait your turn for assimilation.

Pour l'assimilation en français, veuillez appuyer sur le «2».

BorgCanada Assimilated from The Borg, Canadian Style. Permission is irrelevant.


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