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WHY I’M DRIVEN AGAINST SELF-DRIVING CARS  (AND AM BECOMING MY DAD)

June 9th, 2017

I saw an ad by Lexus that made me think this week. Not about buying a Lexus mind you (it’s just an overpriced Toyota) but about driving in general.

The basic thought behind it was, “drive while you still can”, because self-driving cars are just around the corner and will be here, well, as soon as they figure out how to get around that corner I guess.

Which got me thinking “would I want to buy a self-driving car?” Which was immediately followed by, “no goddamn way!” Followed by “shit, I’m becoming my dad.”

Look I get that self-driving cars …

LET’S MAXIMIZE MINIMUM WAGE, MINIMIZE MAXIMUM TRUMP AND MOVE ON UP

June 4th, 2017

This week, amongst the “covfefe” kerfuffle, Kathy Griffin’s “joke” about a fake head and the United States “pulling out” of the Paris climate agreement, it was easy to miss an announcement from the Premier of Ontario that the minimum wage will soon (January 2019) be increased.

Now I don’t work for minimum wage, but I am a Canadian entertainer who has chosen to stay in this country so…close enough. Plus, I worked for a long time as a server at various restaurants where I did make minimum wage (and put in the exact proportionate amount of effort).

Being a server …

TO P.K. SUBBAN AND ALL THE DARING DISRUPTORS OUT THERE

May 27th, 2017

I learned a lot about disruption this week. Partly from a function I hosted for a fintech company and partly from an article I read about the now Stanley Cup Finals bound PK Subban, whom I couldn’t be happier for.

First things first, I’ll point out how “disruption” is different from being a “shit disturber”: A disruptor is someone with a vision for what can be considered a universal need, who has the skills to bring that vision to life. A shit disturber is a narcissistic old man who pushes a world leader out of the way to get to …