“Gee, Ariel, you look so sad.” “I’m sorry, Flounder. I just don’t understand why nobody likes me anymore.” “That’s not true. I like you, Ariel. And Sebastian over here is crazy about you....
I discovered MAD Magazine in the early ‘80s, nearly three decades into its existence. At the time, the magazine section at the Port Hawkesbury Sobeys location was kitty-corner to the bakery section, so I still recall the...
For those of us that enjoy comic art, especially political satire, this summer has gotten off to a lousy start. In late June, we learned that Brunswick News Incorporated dropped veteran political cartoonist Michael de Adder...
If the recent box-office numbers are any indication, we might be starting to run out of patience with Hollywood’s insistence on filling our theatres with sequels, remakes and spin-offs. Apart from Toy Story and John Wick, the latest...
I’m not fond of hypothetical situations. I don’t read a lot of the articles foisted on me from the depths of social media and the internet, because they deal with generalities, half-truths, speculation and, frequently, outlandish...
“I’m glad you got here so quickly, Dr. Gulick. We’ve got a situation happening in the gymnasium.” “What’s the hurry, Mr. Stubbins? I asked Mr. Naismith to create a new game for our physical education program...
I’ve come to love and appreciate candles much more in my adult life than I did in my childhood and adolescence. Far from being the birthday-cake wish-granters or church-service adornments of my younger years, I’ve found...
We heard the word “choice” a lot in May. That word arises nearly any time the abortion issue rears its ugly head in North America. But “choice” dominated the headlines, social media and general conversation ever since...
Over the past couple of months, we’ve had plenty to say about how other people spend our money. Take the mid-April fire that caused significant damage at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, for example. The world reacted...
Cathy and I have finally seen Avengers: Endgame, wrapping up an 11-year journey of watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfold on screens of all sizes. It all started innocently enough, with our 2008 viewing of Iron Man...
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