Monthly Archives: November 2019

Absolutely Insane Disgusting New TV Show

“Kings of Pain” (History Channel–what does this have to do with History?). About two idiots desperate for fame who get deliberately bitten by dangerous snakes, spiders, iguanas, etc. and bare their injuries for mutually sick viewers to witness. This major … Continue reading

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Alice Lives!

(Canada’s top fictional prose writer, pictured here in 1986) The fake Twitter news about Alice Munro’s death is false. (One of many problems epitomized by and associated with Twitter and social media.) Long may the great Canadian writer live a … Continue reading

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What Constitutes News in Canada and the U.S.

In the U.S., Trump is impeached in the House. In Canada, Don Cherry is fired from HNIC.

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Re. Canadian Hypocrisy

Despite a long distinguished career supporting veterans and after being named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Canadians in a CBC poll, he is fired from HNIC by CBC for perceived racist comments. Despite shamelessly dressing up in blackface several … Continue reading

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CBC Good

Well, they are the People’s Network after all, and many people have spoken. Cherry’s comments warranted firing him. He pushed one too many times and crossed a sacrosanct politically correct line, ironically related to his main cause and promotion. (As … Continue reading

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Don Cherry Good

Don Cherry Bad is, of course, this weekend’s rhubarb about his newcomer poppy comments, but, on balance, Cherry has also done a lot of good in raising awareness for veterans, legions, and war-related news. The attached photo was one such … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: Lest Others Forget

Our Ignorant, Egotistical, Disrespectful, Disgraceful Prime Minister (previously posted on November 27, 2015) who deliberately chose to walk through the Remembrance Day throngs in Ottawa back to his office only too happy to have selfies taken as the ceremony ended … Continue reading

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“Far from the Madding Crowd” 1967 Movie

(WB DVD) Love seldom runs smoothly in Thomas Hardy’s novels; this one was one of his most engaging books released in 1874. Bathsheba (played by Julie Christie) inherits a farm and is courted by three suitors. Gabriel Oak, a knowledgable … Continue reading

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‘Good Guy’ Neighbors

What with the big snow dump, my Mormon neighbor and his three little boys got out and shovelled mine and a few other neighbors’ driveways and sidewalks. Awfully kind and generous of them. He wants to have a cul-de-sac party … Continue reading

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My Olde U Essays That I Still Have

-“Wyatt, Shakespeare, and Pope’s Attitudes Toward the Courtly Love Woman” -“Keats’ Tennyson’s, and Yeats’ Poetic Statements about the Art/Life Split and the Artistic Process” -“Methods of Characterization in the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales” -“Death of a Salesman–Tragedy or … Continue reading

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