Yearly Archives: 2021

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

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• 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.

The March 29 – April 11, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Happy Easter!
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: A look at great creative radio
• Canadian currency deemed the filthiest money in the world
• Indian scammers are back after being shut down by police
• Dove actively encouraging other brands to diversify their ad models
• Vinyl records set to outsell CDs in the UK
• Marvel introduces first gay Captain America. Meet Aaron Fischer!
• Male Olympic diving medallist becomes world influencer in… crochet?
• Foodies: There’s a new pasta shape in town. Hello, cascatelli!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 22-28, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Actor who starred in Apple commercials defects to Intel
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Products named after their inventors
• CBC develops website for those with slow Internet speeds
• Sharing your Netflix password with family and friends may soon become a thing of the past
• A new online fad has adults posting selfies while trying on children’s clothing
• Some NFTs are worth millions. Wait… what’s an NFT?
• Patio chairs used in Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan sell out online
• And the Mother from Hell Award goes to… Raffaela Spone
• The Easter Bunny is on his way!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 15-21, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
• Burger King’s attempt at clever social media ruined by out-of-context tweet
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Brand Envy 2021
• Does race play into the appraisal values of homes?
• Zoom fatigue growing as ongoing pandemic takes its toll, but there things you can do to make it better
• World’s oldest known wild bird has yet another chick at 70
• Furniture sales booming while many work from home
• Fans upset over abrupt end to CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience
• Aurora borealis Facebook group gains in popularity during pandemic
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!