Blame Drew’s Cancer

June 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Charities, Good Things, News, Shout outs) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My coffee is cold. I blame Drew’s cancer.
That’s right. Drew Olanoff is a guy from Philly, and since being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma , he’s developed a light-hearted but very smart, and Twitter-friendly way to raise awareness to the issue.
He’s opening himself up to take on the blame for any of the public’s issues, small and/or large. Missed the bus? Blame Drew’s cancer. Stubbed your toe? Blame Drew’s cancer. Saw the Leafs game? Blame Drew’s cancer. You get the idea, (and if you still don’t get it, blame Drew’s cancer). All you do is tweet with the hash tag #BlameDrewsCancer and it will come up on his site. He’s keeping count, and when he finishes kicking cancer’s ass, a dollar for each participant will be donated to the American Cancer Society, and the Make A Wish Foundation .

Cancer: red guy   Drew: Blue guy

Cancer: red guy Drew: Blue guy

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Police find body of missing York U student

June 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm (Local, News, Toronto) (, , , , , , , )

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Shane’s body was discovered over the weekend, read details below. I wish his amazing and brave family who were so nice to my friends and I, all the support. At least there is at least a little bit of closure now.

Police have confirmed a body they found in the water near Ontario Place Saturday evening is that of missing York University student Shane Fair.

An off-duty police officer found the body Saturday afternoon, only steps away from where Fair was last seen on May 16.

Fair, who was 19, disappeared two weeks ago after attending a formal dinner and dance at Atlantis Pavilion at Ontario Place to celebrate the end of the school year.

He failed to get on the last bus that would have taken him back to campus.

Since his disappearance, the search for him was the subject of much media attention. His family and friends held a number of unsuccessful search parties to find him and plastered the waterfront and hydro poles downtown with posters, hoping for his return.

They had also started a Facebook group with photos and information on the search.

Police expanded the search for Fair Wednesday with divers and officers on the ground searching the buildings at Ontario Place.

Fair’s distraught parents had offered a $12,000 reward for anyone with information that would have brought him home. They had organized another search party which was to be held Sunday but was called off once Fair’s body was identified.

Just last night, his friends had hoped that a new security video released by the Westin Harbour Castle showed Fair walking along Queen’s Quay W. the night he disappeared. They believed he may have tried walking to his mother’s house in The Beach.

Fair was a Canadian Forces reservist and was set to join the army full-time the week after he disappeared.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of his death.

Read the rest of this article here.

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Monday Shoutouts

May 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm (agencies, industry, Interwebs, Shout outs, T+L, Teehan Lax) (, , , , , , , )

The Department of Internets blog made my Monday. Thanks for the loving.

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Bell tech support

April 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm (Failing, Tech) (, , , , , , , , , )

I predicted talking to Bell tech support would be an epic fail so I decided to record it.

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