Monthly Archives: June 2018

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The Roads Not Taken–all the different jobs and careers I might have had A World of Ideas and Books–the role these have had in making my adult life and sensibility My U Courses–what marked me intellectually before a long teaching … Continue reading

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An Honest-to-Goodness, Genuine “Happening”

As in 1966-67. Paul McCartney’s latest video online May 21-22, 2018. (Available on YouTube and CBC–runs about 30 mins.) McCa carpools it singing along with Beatles songs on the radio around Liverpool, stopping at Penny Lane, his childhood home, making … Continue reading

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Imagine all your favorite indoor and outdoor places in Canada

stinking of pot smoke. Imagine that the country is going to become one massive ubiquitous doobie. Thank you Justin.

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Sad Obit: Koko, 46

BTW/ Has the world gotten crazier or what? Two former female Koko caretakers were once fired for refusing to bare their breasts to the gorilla who loved nipples, which led to a lawsuit.

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The Febreze Plague

Watching the tv commercial today as the ‘perfect good’ mother carelessly sprays Febreze on her kids’ clothes, their bedding and pillows, around dogs, willy-nilly on rugs, and on towels families put their faces into. Madness and very dangerous for ordinary … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Play for Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall, winner of the Hart Trophy. One of the few guys who has ever wanted to stay in and play for Edmonton. Ah, but Chiarelli knows so much. To wit, the albatross around the neck contract of his buddy … Continue reading

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Accidental Beach?

Actually E-Coli Beach. Only city council would go ahead in the style of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and rush to open a dangerous attraction which health authorities and a Thomas Stockman will eventually call them on for its … Continue reading

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Trump’s cruel, stupid, unnecessary, fascistic separation of immigrant families,

and┬áremoving babies, toddlers, and young kids thousands of miles away from their parents is evil. He is evil personified. N.B./Although he signed a change in policy today, there is no clarity on what will happen to the 2,500 or so … Continue reading

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The day driverless transport trucks hit the roads and highways,

God help us one and all. It’ll be ‘fun’ watching them drive themselves relying on GPS technology to get lost, take longer, busier routes, etc. Won’t it be ‘fun’ too to see how they make out reading highway signs, turn-off … Continue reading

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Graham Greene’s “The Human Factor” DVD

A well-done 1979 drama directed by the late great Otto Preminger adapted from Greene’s novel. clever dialogue by Tom Stoppard and well-acted by Nicol Williamson (whom I met at McNally when he was in town) and Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, … Continue reading

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