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Ray
Toronto, Ontario
Books! Rad Books!
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While there aren't any contests for ipad minis coming soon, for the fall, do check out Emily Pohl-Weary's e-writer in residence on tpl.ca/teens. She has a terrific line-up of online workshops in store! Before then, sign up for the Young Voices Conference on October 25th! http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/teens/young-voices-conference.html
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They'll be announced soon, check contest details.
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Yes, we'll announce them on the Word Out website!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Until Next Year... at Word Out 2014
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I think Bonnie Tyler shot that music video at my apartment. It's hard to clean with all gauzy fabric, hidden industrial fans and fog machines, let me tell ya. Sometimes the hunky guys are there, but more frequently the glowing-eye chorus pays a visit. Here's true gem with gauzy, blowing fabric and awkwardly posed arms. Bowie's Space Oddity video (who knew there was one?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67kmFzSh_o&list=PL02FD4F17FCEB0F7F&index=31
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Umm… what? Weird Music Videos at Word Out 2014
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OK, so it's not so much weird as it is campy and hokey. GHOSTBUSTERS! The original music video for the theme song. Complete with tons of neon lights, 90's special effects, why watch the movie, when you have this underwhelming and cloyingly repetitive music video? http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/203644/Ray-Parker-Jr-Ghostbusters-Official-Music-Video/
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Umm… what? Weird Music Videos at Word Out 2014
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Women pirates! Fascinating histories of very kick ass (and literally cut throat?) women! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_piracy
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on Girls Who Kick Ass at Word Out 2014
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Pfew. I suspect the browser on the laptop isn't compatible. It might be a very old version of Internet Explorer. Glad you can view it on the desktop!
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Hi there, It's possible that perhaps the device or browser has an incompatibility with Disqus. If so, we'd like to know so we can fix it. Can I ask how you are viewing the site (iPad, iPhone, Android, laptop, etc. and what browser)? Huge thanks!
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Congrats to Kaj for the gross parasite story! You've won a copy of the book, Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You. Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories!
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Wow, that is truly a terrible breakfast surprise. Sounds like the worm got its breakfast that day! Yeesh! Also a great example of how nature is at work everywhere - including the cafeteria.
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That's really a good gross story. It reminds me of a bot fly. YUCK.
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What you said about symbiosis is true - and good to remember - surviving is what all creatures and plants are programmed to do. How they do it can benefit and/or harm others. p.s. The group of seven is incredible!
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Microscopes totally transform the ordinary into something GROSS! Thanks for the story!
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This sounds scary and thrilling! It would be interesting to pair this with Parasite, by Mira Grant: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3053414&R=3053414
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on PANDEMIC -- reviewed at Word Out 2014
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It's one of my all-time favourite books!
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Oh my gosh, totally terrifying. But such a classic! This pic of the terminator gives me the heebie-jeebies: http://images.wikia.com/terminator/images/archive/4/49/20100204104618!Terminator.jpg
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on The Doctor...and Robots are in! at Word Out 2014
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LIKE!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on Contest: AudioSplice v.1 at Word Out 2014
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Totally, he's a pretty cool robotic dog. And he's great for people with allergies ;). I'd love to have a pet that could play chess or checkers. I bet you could 3-D print something like K9...that would be extra cool to make your own.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on The Doctor...and Robots are in! at Word Out 2014
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Can't wait to share all the goodies. There's so much incredible science-ish stuff. I can't wait for Dan Riskin's visit to North York Central on July 19th. Seriously. He's hilarious and makes all the grotesque things in nature so fascinating.
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Terrific. Thank you! Huge thanks for telling us what you thought didn't work. We hope to make lots of improvements for next year and your feedback will definitely be used!
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Quite a few images taken from 'things with faces' type sites have been identified and removed. It's easy to google things, folks.
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Agreed! Only original content is eligible. Photos that are taken from other websites will be removed. See an obvious one? Let us know.
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Sorry about that delay in getting the photos up. Even library staff need a little break over the holiday weekend. Let me know if your photos are not displaying.
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By the end of the week. The chance to enter closes tonight, we'll randomly select a winner the following day and announce it on Word Out.
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Thanks for letting us know. Are there any sport-related manga that you'd recommend? We'd love to know about it!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2013 on Slam Dunk - Comic Series at Word Out 2013
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