The May 3-9, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
• Jeopardy contestant did hand sign for “white power” but apparently didn’t know that’s what it was
• Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The power of nostalgia
• Argentinian man managed to snag Google domain for about $3.50
• The new stock market? Sneakers fetch $1.8 million in private sale!
• Want to sleep better? Listen to calm music before going to bed.
• Delivery drivers have very dangerous jobs these days
• Fires, earthquakes: Gender reveal parties are getting out of hand
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The April 26 – May 2, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
• Yellow Pages apologizes for publishing business ad for Nova Scotia mass murderer’s business
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Tales from the ad business
• Americans leaving religion in droves
• Rogers experiences massive mobility outage and decides to compensate customers
• You’ve had your first COVID-19 vaccine does. Now what?
• Singer freaks out after being parodied on The Simpsons, making things exponentially worse for him
• Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9
• Join the Greater Moncton Walking Group
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The April 19-25, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
• McDonald’s apologizes for understaffing but blames people’s laziness and not its own low wages
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Fan clubs and how they influence marketing
• The Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria apologizes for voicing character many consider to be a racial stereotype
• Love the Masked Singer? Contestants must follow strict rules
• Pallets are proving to be the unsung heroes of the pandemic
• Sobeys reverses course and reinstates bonus pay for workers
• Game ideas to get you through the pandemic
• Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9
• Join the Greater Moncton Walking Group
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The April 12-18, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
• Pepé Le Pew dropped from movie over character’s problematic relationship with the concept of consent
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Award shows and 50th birthdays
• Warning: Netflix copycat app spreading malware to Android devices
• Why are masks so controversial in Western society yet Asians readily accept them? Superheroes, that’s why!
• Who knew? There’s actually a black market for Lego!
• Online concert in support of African grandmothers
• Join the Greater Moncton Walking Group
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! Easter and spring are a time for renewal and hope – two things we truly need during these trying times.

The postcard shown above is another from my maternal grandmother Rose Pineau’s (1903-1983) collection from the early 1900s.Click on the photo for a larger version.