Mika Oehling

Mika Oehling's initial blog (mission statement?): I want to use my blog as a forum for creative expression and as an outlet for creative expression that I don't otherwise have in my life. And I've also decided to stop bothering friends and family alone with my rants and raves, but decided to share them with the world so that it can bother them as well. I've decided to structure my blog as a series of rants and raves. There will always be one topic, but sometimes there are both opinions expressed about the exact same thing. That's not because I'm bipolar, it's because I'm a Libra and I tend to see both sides of every argument and can't make up my own mind. Yes, I am that annoying person you see in the grocery store, furrowed brow, trying desperately to make sense of the different varieties of canned soup. And I never understood their crazy sodium content.

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Get Some Writers: Remaking ‘Dirty Dancing,’ yes really

Hollywood needs to read the memo which states that audiences are sick of remakes. Upon hearing that the classic coming of age love story Dirty Dancing is going to be remade, I immediately had the same reaction as More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Keep it on vs going topless in public

A story about a woman who took her top off at a beer festival in Toronto is getting some surprising support from many commentators who have stated that the woman is well within her rights and that the sexualization More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, August 18th, 2011

No Venting Allowed ’cause It’s bad for you

A study has found that venting to a friend while feeling stressed often makes you feel worse, rather than better. The study was conducted at the University of Kent in England and focused largely on those students More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Nein Kiss! Germany: workplace kissing is terrorism

A German etiquette group has called for an end to kissing in the workplace and has called the kiss greeting a form of ‘terrorism.’ It also claimed that the act of leaning into a person to kiss them on More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, August 15th, 2011

President Bourne, Michael Moore says to elect Matt Damon

Michael Moore is a smart man. But even smart people can say stupid things. When Moore recently expressed support for Hollywood actor Matt Damon to run for President in 2012, it made me cringe, on the one hand because More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Don’t Surrender Your Lunch Money, Workplace Bullying

Don’t Surrender Your Lunch Money CBC is focusing a lot on the issue of bullying in the workplace, in particular, the Public Service of Canada. Their latest article focuses on the issue of workplace mobbing, More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 20th, 2011

Care for Cargo, Air Canada Strike by Rants and Raves

The Air Canada strike was called June 14, mere minutes before the federal government introduced legislation to force the strikers back to work. It appears that this is a very important issue to the government, as More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Sausage Debate and the new PETA ads by Rants and Raves

It appears that PETA has struck again and it has decided to hit people where it hurts; meaning, squarely in their manhood. Two PETA activists have made an impromptu appearance at the Formula One racing car event More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Having it easy as Philippines add swim to school by Rants and Raves

“You kids have it so easy these days. Back in my days, we used to have to walk to school, up the hill, down the hill, in the cold, in the rain, in sleet, with no shoes…” A lot of us have heard More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Insert Order Here, McDonald’s order machines

s McDonald’s in the UK will now feature machines to take your order instead of cashiers. While this may seem like a great idea to technogeeks and senior citizens who are sick of dealing with those ‘young More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, May 27th, 2011

Ontario Liquor Laws to Chill Out by Rants and Raves

Ontario liquor laws are going to be loosened this summer, an idea which has overwhelming support in the Canadian province. The new relaxed laws will permit drinking to occur in public spaces during festivals instead More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A Real Job by Rants and Raves

A Real Job What’s a real job? Everyone talks about it like it’s a universally accepted concept, but is it really? Parents will explain patiently that a real job is something you do in exchange for money, More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

No Home to Call My Own by Rants and Raves

No Home to Call My Own We all need a roof over our heads. So why is it becoming impossible for most of us to have one? Recent numbers regarding housing in Canada has shown that housing prices have increased nationally More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Not for a million dollars by Rants and Raves

Not for a Million Dollars It’s one of those things that we used to say growing up- not for a million dollars. There were a lot of ways to apply this statement, but in general, it was used to indicate that More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The End…Again as May 21 Judgment Day nears by Rants and Raves

The End…Again Well, it looks like the end is once again near. And pretty near at that. Christian Fundamentalists have been saying that the end of the world would happen for quite some time, but apparently, More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, May 6th, 2011

Allergic to Violence? Hillary Clinton’s reaction to bin Laden raid by Rants and Raves

  It appears that a now iconic photo of White House officials watching the Osama Bin Laden raid live with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with her hand over her mouth has been explained as an allergy rather More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The World Today, Bin Laden death vs Royal Wedding

So let’s say the aliens show up on Earth today and that they’re a friendly, curious bunch. They want to know what’s happening in the world and it just so happens that this has been a good news More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Insecurity: New for Men by Rants and Raves

It’s a growing trend these days and it seems to be getting worse. Cosmetic companies, notorious for eroding the self-confidence of women worldwide with their miscellaneous products, have started targeting More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, April 29th, 2011

Revisiting the ‘Princess,’ by Being your own princess

“Don’t be such a princess.” It’s an expression that is sometimes used when you’re being spoiled or sulking because you can’t get your own way. The word princess has changed More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Rock the Vote as Canada votes by Rants and Raves

It’s time to vote in Canada- again. But don’t let election exhaustion and hours of bad political mudslinging advertisements in between hockey periods get to you. It’s time to vote en masse- it’s More...



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