Category Archives: Canada

How Louie CK Tells A Joke

I have so many “mini-interests” in my life and comedy is one things I’ve long loved (I remember going into the Luther College library in undergrad intending to do a paper that was due the next day, stumbling upon a book on the “philosophy of comedy” or some such thing and then ending up doing […]

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Is Deeper Than You Think

It might not be as simple as people consciously choosing which philosophies they prefer to follow – whether we’re liberal or conservative  might be part of our deeper psychology.   According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their […]

Seven Political Predictions for 2017-2020

Donald Trump will be impeached within a year. Andrew Scheer will win the PC Leadership. Jagmeet Singh will win the leadership of the Federal NDP Justin Trudeau will have a major corruption scandal. Rachel Notley will win re-election in Alberta Brad Wall will resign before the next Saskatchewan election. Michelle Obama will go back on […]

Hip30: George Stroumboulopoulos and CBC Radio 2 Celebrate The Tragically Hip

Thirty Canadian artists playing covers of thirty Tragically Hip songs to celebrate thirty years of the Hip as part of a 4-hour radio special on the first day of the year – not a bad way to start the New Year! I hope these songs get released for purchase – maybe to benefit one of the two charities […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Scammer

Instead of my usual photo from the past, today’s post is unusual for a couple reasons – it’s a link to a web forum thread and I hadn’t seen it at the time it was originally posted a year ago.  In fact, I had no knowledge of it until recently. But I wanted to share […]

Radio Garden: Listen To The World

This should probably be a Friday Fun Link but it’s so cool, I wanted to share it right away. More than a streaming service, Radio Garden allows you to easily move from radio station to radio station around the world in a very intuitive, easy-to-use fashion (although Chrome has WebGL disabled by default so you’ll either […]

Friday Fun Link – Map of the World’s Rudest Place Names Is A Thing of Beauty

Inordinately proud I’ve been to some of these places.  

“Snow’s so merciless, poor old Montreal/In spite of everything that’s happened/In spite of it all”

Montreal / Montreal.    

Shitty News Countdown

10. Buying a drink at a local drug store recently, I got asked if I qualified for the “55+ Senior Discount”?  (Apparently I should’ve bought a kit to dye this 43 year old’s grey beard!) 9. The Sask Party has announced a massive one billion dollar deficit which echoes the fiscal mismanagement of Brad Wall’s […]

Friday Fun Link – Analyzing the Best and Worst Movie Accents

A Hollywood accent coach made a video then followed it up with a Reddit AMA…