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[ Thought for November 19-26, 2002 ]

Hey CK Fans...

Happy Birthday TazeMaster
< < < -- I have to wish a special Birthday to to the TAZEMASTER wherever you are out there. I miss you and I hope you call home soon.

You Drive Like a GIRL!!!
I recently received the following photos from my dear friend, Shelley in Toronto, Ontario. It's ironic that she sent me these photos. Shelley, being a girl and all should probably be offended to hear the often stereotype of females being horrible drivers, but even she admits that her gender is not exactly great behind the wheel. This is a huge debate that will always go on, but maybe the following photos will shed some more light into it....

...She Missed The Boat
Apparently She Missed The Boat! ( or did she?? )

When Women Take A Driver's Ed Course When Women Obtain A Learner's Permit When Women Take A Road Test When Women Get A Driver's License
Click on more examples above

Oops! Did I Say That?
It obviously must be a really slow news week if CNN is crying that the senior Communications Representative for the Prime Minister of Canada said (off the record) that United States President, George W. Bush is a "moron". First of all, as you can see from one of last week's weekly thought examples that George W. Bush isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. Canadian ParliamentEven everyday Americans have mocked him before he was even in office. Late night talk-show figures such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien practically make it part of the show to poke fun at their President. So why is this even an issue? Just because a senior official other than anyone in the White House admitted out loud something that everyone already knows? According to my friend, Natasha in Mississauga, Ontario, the whole hoopla is because that this communications director represents the voice and opinion of the Prime Minister of Canada, therefore all Canadians. Newcasters on CNN and MSNBC and FOXNEWS have already began Canadian bashing similar to the "BLAME CANADA" campaign in "SOUTH PARK: THE MOVIE". I know I don't speak for all Canadians, but I can speak as one living in the United States. I think this is a total waste of time, and the American media is totally loosing focus. They should be concentrating on terrorists and real world issues.
It really must be a slow news week.

Sheppard Station Finally Opens!
I might be living in New York right now, but even I heard about the Sheppard Station opening! Wait...before you get too excited, I'm not talking about the ever popular caribbean hot-spot that many young teens and too-old playaz flock to Saturday nights to get their groove on...I'm actually referring to the 8-year project of the Toronto Subway expansion. This is the first totally new subway line since the Toronto Subway opened in 1966. Costing $933 million to make, the Sheppard subway line was the project that Toronto mayor, Mel Lastman pushed for while he was still the mayor of North York.

Toronto's Newest Subway Line
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cK's Weekly Thought
At my wonderful position part-time position at Costco, one of my co-workers starts talking to me like he's my best friend inviting me to come out to make some money on the side working for an e-commerce company. The guy himself doesn't impress me, but the idea of what he's stumbling to say does sound interesting. I am thinking of someday opening a cK Shopping section. I don't want to peddle measley products, but cool things at good prices.

Even though I have this funny feeling that this is all part of a pyramid scheme, I still want to go and hear the presentation. I also needed someone else to go with me so I can have a person to converse with what we both saw in the presentation. So Tony comes along with me and we both go prepared to hear garbage - but still are keeping an open mind.

We were told to come dressed business casual, and be there promptly between 7:30pm to 7:45pm so we could get "good seats" for the 8pm presentation. Being this was our first time, Tony and I were ushered to the first front rows to be seated. The first thing that Tony and I noticed on the stage was a whiteboard and some dry erase markers. That's it. If this was really an e-commerce seminar, why is there no dropdown screen so we can see a FLASH or Powerpoint presentation?? Promptly at 8pm, a guy with a swing in his step looking similar to Troy McClure hops up to the stage and picks up the microphone. He has a sleezy "used-car salesman" look to him, but I was willing to temporarily look over it. According to my notes, his name was Rob Sanacola, a former appliance, jewellry store owner from Long Island, New York.

He immediately starting asking the crowd about their goals in life, things that they think make them successful, etc. Then after he got the crowd all eager to hear how they can make their lives better, he started talking more about the company. The company is called BRITT WORLD WIDE. Started by Mr. and Mrs. Britt some odd years ago. The way BWW works is like this:

Britt Worldwide Business Module

Rob went on to say how in $16.5 Billion was spent on advertising by dot com companies in 2000. Where BWW does not spend a penny on advertising, its just passed on by word-of-mouth. He then started talking a little about franchising. Using the example of McDonald's, there are more than 32,000 franchises worldwide. Each franchise is independantly owned and Corporate McDonald's only keeps 4% of the stores' profits and gives 96% to the franchise owner. Coming to the conclusion that Corporate McDonald's makes more money in the end because it's 4% of 32,000 franchises as opposed to 96% of one location. That's what BRITT wants to do with all of us in the room who were present. They want us all to open up our own "franchise" of selling goods and services via their website. But is that what they really want us to do??? Wait, there's more. There are three types of consumers that would shop from BRITT:


The Independant Business Owner (IBO) is the most profitable to the company because they are the one's trying to recruit more and more people to join the company. The whole presentation had more emphasis on them. Clients and Members were glossed over and didn't seem as exciting as an IBO. For every IBO an IBO gets, that one will get a small percentage of residual income from anything that person sold. So the more IBO's you make join, the more money you make -- hence the whole presentation.

So, What's The Catch? There is a Registration Fee of $120.00. You can also get an "optional" starter pack for an additional: $70.00 That's basically what my notes say, but if any of you want to hear more about what I learned, just e-mail me and I'll give you the lowdown. Personally, its exactly just like the Amway or Primerica presentations I've been to in the past. Almost word for word. The presentation and company is very enticing, but I'm still quite skeptical. I'll keep you all posted on what I learn more. But one last thing... if you ever wanted to open your own Tim Horton's franchise in Canada, the cost is $1.5 Million (canadian). Or if you wanted to open your own McDonald's in the United States, the cost is $1.2 Million (us). Maybe a $120.00 isn't so bad to start up your own franchise...but some things sound too good to be true.

All the best,

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cK's Weekly Thought
cK's Featured Female
Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall

From: Liverpool, England, UK
Birth Name: Clare Woodgate
Born: August 21, 1956
Height: 5' 10"

Kim Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Liverpool, England. At the age of three months, emmigrated (with her father Dennis and mother Shane) to Canada where a large number of her films have been made. At the age of eleven, Kim returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon her return to Vancouver, Canada, Kim graduated high school at age sixteen and won a scholarship to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. During her final year at the academy, she won a part in Otto Preminger's Rosebud (1975). Following her film debut Kim returned to the theatre first in Vancouver and then played repertory in Toronto prior to winning a contract at Universal in Los Angeles.

You have seen Kim Cattrall in HBO's Sex And The City, or in movies such as Big Trouble In Little China (1986) or as Sgt. Mahoney's crush in Police Academy (1984).


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Do You Think That This Is J.Lo's Last Marriage?
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"...Remember, don't tell anyone what you heard in this meeting. They will try to tell you its a scam!"
-Britt Representative

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