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 Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Behave Canada, prepping for the Royal Wedding

  Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and his wife, have formally RSVP’d for the wedding of the century to take place in London this spring. Prince William and Kate Middleton have seen it fit More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, March 24th, 2011

When the Bieber bursts, Justin Bieber flips off photographer

Justin Bieber is a person. Who would have thought? I always thought that boy bands and singers were just manufactured in some strange studio magic factory that also makes Ken dolls. It seems that Justin Bieber had More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Heart Attack Sudden Death, the ironic death of Blair River

  It’s never funny when a 29 year old dies, especially when their life is full of promise. But the recent demise of a 29 year old, 575 pound spokesman of a Phoenix-area restaurant known as the Heart More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, March 11th, 2011

Offensive or Just Ugly? Is the Olympic logo is racist?

Iran has declared that the new logo for the Summer Olympics Game in London for 2012 is racist. It appears that the logo is a hidden message in support of Zion, which is a biblical term for Judaism, as well as More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, March 11th, 2011

Keen on Sheen, the Charlie Sheen chaos

Charlie Sheen must be pretty keen on himself. The troubled star of the CBS show Two and Half Men has surfaced long enough from his drunkenness to remind the network that they still owe him for shows that have been More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, March 4th, 2011

Not How We Roll, the Tim Horton problems

Not How We Roll Tim Horton’s has been upsetting me now for years. Not just for its inferior coffee or the fact that it regularly employs blank eyed 16 year olds who always get your order wrong, no matter how More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

News to Me, Who Cares about Celeb news-Who Cares?

  The news is a strange, slippery thing. It used to be that the news was an objective look at current events: earthquakes, landslides, political coups, and military intervention. There was never a question More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Transit for all, Canada working on mass transit

The Ontario Liberal government is trying to make transit an essential service and is starting in Toronto with their TTC. This is welcome news to Torontonians, but also to other cities in Ontario like Ottawa, which More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

No Way to Treat a Lady (Rush Limbaugh insults Michelle Obama) – Rants & Raves

  Michelle Obama has come under attack. Rush Limbaugh has decided to set his sights on the American First Lady, critiquing her physique and her plan to help beat obesity in the US and calling her a hypocrite. More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, February 28th, 2011

Making Money Make Sense? – Rants & Raves

  I’m confounded by BMO’s new advertising campaign with the slogan “Making Money Make Sense.” There are several ads associated with this slogan so far: there’s the passengers More...

By Mika Oehling On Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Interesting Life of Charlie Sheen by Rants and Raves

Charlie Sheen, the troubled actor who has been in the media a lot lately for run-ins with the law for drug possession, aggression and prostitutes, has claimed in an interview that he will never go back to being More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Feeling Minnesota, charging Canadians to come to US

The US is proposing a fee to Canadians visiting the US. But this fee should not be viewed as a fee that would give Canadian travellers the privilege of visiting their neighbours to the South, but rather, it is More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, February 11th, 2011

When Beauty Fades by Rants and Raves

A Japanese University and a cosmetics company has claimed that they have found the point in life where women begin to age. They claim it’s at 35; that’s when the wrinkles begin to appear and skin starts More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, February 10th, 2011

D is for Dollar, as in school funding

A new study released by the controversial Fraser Institute in Canada has crowned Bountiful Elementary-Secondary school as the top schools in the country. It just so happens that Bountiful BC is a polygamous community, More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Egypt Disconnected, the Government that shut down Internet

Egypt is disconnected in more ways than one: the government has downed access to the internet overnight as protests intensified within the country, as people call for the removal of the ruling Mubarak. The ruling More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Last Great Bachelor, George Clooney by Rants and Raves

It appears that George Clooney will not settle down, even though his latest long term flame has gotten the stamp of approval from his father. While he stated in an interview that he had zero intention of getting More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
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We, who have No Heart, Iran, now Bans Valentines

  Iran is definitively clipping Cupid’s wings and has banned the production and sale of Valentine’s day gifts. The War on Terror was all the rage for the US, but it appears that Iran prefers the More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, January 21st, 2011

Mort-gage? The Canadian housing bubble by Rants and Raves

  The Canadian government has released new rules concerning mortgages in Canada which would limit the maximum mortgage amortization period to 30 years from 35 years and limit the amount of refinancing that More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Big 30, Is the Starbucks Trenta too big?

Starbucks is set to offer the Trenta, a 31 ounce drink that will debut in 14 US states. It is one size up from the Venti, which is currently the largest size on hand for the coffee shop, which, in case you’re More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, January 10th, 2011

Vaccine or Poison? Are flu shot dangerous?

  “Did you get your flu shot yet?” This is probably a question that’s going around and you’ve probably been harassed by at least one person, in the health care field or possibly, your More...



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