Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Best wishes to all. We're staying in, as Jo is coming down with the flu.

Who am I kidding--we'd have stayed in anyway.

Perhaps watching this.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


We're off for a few days, so best wishes to one and all.

Enjoy responsibly.

Or else.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Newf For 2008

The debut novel by our friend Bev Stone (Beverley for ahh-thorial purposes) will be released by Cormorant Books on Valentine's Day.

I order you to pre-order.

Bev has a wicked and weird sense of humour and a soothing voice that could talk down the most determined jumper.

Friday, December 21, 2007

An Aversion To Publicity Bordering On The Bransonesque

When making fun of Ann Coulter, we Canucks should always remember that we spawned Rachel "Play Misty For Me" Marsden.
Thorough backgrounder here, for those of you who didn't read Frank regularly during the late '90s.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

...And Featuring Jack Warden As Nerva

Pretty Linus Roache joins the cast of Dawn Of The Dead L & O.

Is there a major shortage of American actors or something?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Kiwi Kwasi Konfection Konquers Kanuckistan (Kraftily)!

Mmmm...butteroil-sugar blend.

Big In Iran

Nice to hear that Chris de Burgh is still alive.

"Lady In Red" will not be performed, authorities say, and if she shows up she'll be politely asked to adhere to Islamic dress codes.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jehovah's Dandruff

Winter arrives next week.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Red Hat, Ding Bat

The Joe Horn case in Texas, commented upon by Guardian Angels principal breakdancer Curtis Sliwa (zip to around 1 minute in).

Catch Curtis live in Halifax this weekend.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Waiting For The McCaw

Buy me one for Antitheistmass.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Palate Cleanser

Rid yourself of the taste of the Piano Man with a bit of the Bald Synth Man:

Rhymes With Hallelu-jah

The dehumanizing effects of war, exemplified by Nickelback fused with tourist-version Middle-Eastern motif:

Actually, if you imagine it being sung by Warren Zevon it's kinda funny.

Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

Low and extra loose:

A 54-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to committing aggravated assault by a series of attacks on her naked common-law partner which included tearing open his scrotum and smashing a beer bottle over his head in Owen Sound last month.


Campbell and her common-law partner for 24 years began arguing over money. She wanted to go to a restaurant and drink, while he wanted to pay the electricity bill so the power company would turn the electricity back on.

Goddam that's one choice I hope I never have to face.

Moral High Horse Breaks Leg, Destroyed

"Objectifying" your lad/lass good, some anonymous bimbo bad, as NDP MP Irene Mathyssen explains:

Mathyssen stunned all sides by complaining that she'd seen Tory MP James Moore checking out a "scantily clad" woman on his laptop computer in Parliament.

Moore, a parliamentary secretary from British Columbia, vehemently denied the claim. And late Wednesday, Mathyssen apologized to Moore.

NDP spokesman Ian Capstick said Mathyssen phoned Moore and he explained to her that the photos she'd seen on his laptop were of his girlfriend.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Water Wet Shock II

Gene converts carbs to fat.

No shit.

Water Wet Shock

1 + 1 > 1, says Michigan State researcher:

A new scientific study deduces divorce pollutes the environment, because it splits households in two, doubling the demand for electricity and even water.

"More households mean more houses," said Jianguo Liu, professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, who co-authored the report published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"To build more houses, you need more land, more construction material and more energy."