By on September 3, 2021

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It’s Labo(u)r Day on both sides of the border on Monday, so us hard-working bloggers/writers/editors are taking it easy peasy until Tuesday.

It’s fitting that the holiday is the same day on both sides of the border since I just watched Super Troopers 2 the other day (somehow, that wasn’t even the first time I’d seen it). The movie is just one long riff on American/Canadian relations, complete with jokes that were worn out when John Candy made Canadian Bacon. Yet it’s all in fun — Americans and Canadians have plenty in common, after all. Anyway, this whole paragraph has been a tortured way of saying that as the movie shows, the two countries have more common ground than we realize. Including Labor — or Labour — Day.

Although it has been a long time since a Canadian NHL team lifted the Cup, eh? Sore-y aboot that one.

Anyway, we’re shutting ‘er down, more or less, until Tuesday. Take it easy, don’t drink and drive, mask up against the coronavirus when indoors around strangers, get vaccinated, and stay healthy and safe.

We’ll see you next week.

[Image: Lukas Gojda/]

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10 Comments on “Housekeeping: Happy Labo(u)r Day...”

  • avatar

    Enjoy the weekend. You guys have an IS500 review for me next Friday?

    • 0 avatar
      Tim Healey

      Nothing planned. If there was a recent first drive, we didn’t make the cut for that one.

    • 0 avatar
      Tim Healey

      That said, we do have two other first drives in the queue for next week.

      • 0 avatar

        “mask up against the coronavirus when indoors around strangers, get vaccinated”

        thanks Dr. Tim

        • 0 avatar

          Hey slavuta,

          Thought of you earlier this week as I was mowing my lawn and listening to this episode of the “Well There’s Your Problem” podcast (Episode 68 – The Nedelin Catastrophe):

          (Very NSFW – Language Advisory, Indifference to Loss of Human Life, Questionable Humor, General Offensiveness, and more)

          Interestingly, hosted by actual Socialists.

          [Never miss the “Safety Third” segment of each episode.]

          I listened to Episode 75 – The Space Shuttle out of sequence. (Each one does offer some actual insights into each country.)

          • 0 avatar


            cool. Just finished Nedelin, #68. This is like a documentary with a satiric narrative. Actually, today Russians themselves are laughing how they did things early in their space program. The guy during first space walk nearly walked there forever. But simple tricks did the job of returning to the ship. And what do you think – he was always laughing while talking about that.
            Several inaccuracies in #68. Biggest – Cuban missile crisis wasn’t derivative of needing a single stage rocket. It was a planned operation code name Anadyr.
            This is how Khrushchev planned to force US to remove missiles from Turkey.

            Something you might not know but touches this theme: in the early 1990s US paid for the Russian space program and this ensured its survival. For this, Russia passed to US its experience with the long-term space flights and related technology, training, etc. And this led to creation of ISS.

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    We’ll remember to tip our servers! Hopefully the disks are SSD, and therefore won’t crash!

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