Category Archives: Newsletter

The July 27 – Aug. 9, 2020, 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:
– KFC turns to bamboo packaging in Canada by end of 2020
– Why are racist white women who are caught on video called “Karen”?
– Name change: The CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos are no more
– SpongeBob storms out of the closet!
– Elsipogtog First Nation’s Mi’kmaq Heritage Path Tour back for 2020
– Podcasts are all the rage. Want to create one of your own?
– Stress relief: Screaming in Iceland
– Who knew? Sweating corn adds to the humidity of summer
– Summer newsletter schedule
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The July 13-26, 2020, 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:
– Brands are abandoning Facebook because it isn’t doing enough to curb hate speech on its platform
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence season finale: Ask Terry 2020
– Health Canada bans vaping ads
– People are setting off fireworks around the U.S.
– Gary Larson’s The Far Side is back!
– Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting gains new fans during pandemic
– If you think TikTok is safe, think again!
– Let Harry Styles read you a bedtime story during these trying times
– Summer newsletter schedule
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 22 – July 12, 2020, 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:
– Popular brands with racist origins are going away or under review
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The Mandela Effect
– Sexist billboard taken down after complaints
– Reality police shows cancelled in tense current context
– Apple iPhone users can ask Siri to record police interactions
– Satellite imagery suggests COVID-19 was around as early as October
– Check out the daily front pages of newspapers around the world!
– Oops! Golden Gate Bridge sounds like a giant kazoo after design fix
– Summer newsletter schedule
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 15-21, 2020, 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:
– CrossFit gyms caught in controversy over founder’s racist rant
– Canadian news icon suspended after using the “N” word in a meeting
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Branding sicknesses
– Why the Confederate flag is problematic
– Beware of being called out for hypocrisy when backing Black Lives Matter
– Twitter asking Android users if they’ve actually read what they’re sharing
– Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A due to racist background of “antebellum”
– Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 21
– Summer newsletter schedule
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 8-14, 2020, 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:
– In light of protests against police brutality in the U.S., Lego pauses marketing of police sets
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Bookmarks 2020
– COVID-19’s impact on online searches
– Why responding to “Black Lives Matter” with “All Lives Matter” is extremely problematic
– Packaging hand sanitizer in familiar beverage bottles during COVID-19 crisis could lead to poisoning
– Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 21
– Summer newsletter schedule
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!