Friday, November 15, 2019
“I told you, we shouldn’t stop here. I hate these chintzy take-out places.” “I know, but we’ve still got a long way to drive – on mostly-unpaved roads, for that matter. So, let’s take a chance...

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The seats were rattling. We could feel the pounding rhythms through our ribcages and even our hearts. Around us, hundreds of people jumped up and down in time to the music. Most were teenagers and young...
I never thought I’d ever write a column about a Canadian Prime Minister wearing blackface, or brownface. You probably have as little experience as I do with the term “brownface.” It wasn’t until the final moments...
Regular column readers (poor souls) might recall my concern over MAD Magazine’s future. To recap: The night before the Fourth of July (classy), DC Entertainment sent e-mails to MAD’s writers and artists to insist that they stop...
In 2002, a few weeks after seeing Spider-Man’s first big-screen outing, I found myself in a local Wal-Mart’s toy section. As I beheld a towering display of toys and merchandise devoted to the film version of my...
Even if you’ve visited a community many times over the years, that special little nook will always find a creative way to surprise you. And that’s how a recent trip to the Sunrise Trail greeted me and...
Poor Andrew Scheer. He was poised to be Prime Minister only two years after winning the federal Conservative leadership, as the Trudeau Liberal brand went south once the SNC-Lavalin scandal broke in February. Then...
This week: The bizarre tale of an American late-night host who ran for mayor of a Newfoundland community with a frequently-mocked name. The host: Jimmy Kimmel. The community: Dildo. Now, I’m not surprised...
Since last week’s column saw me sharing some favourite moments from a crazy stretch in the summer of 2019, I figure that’s a good theme to revisit for one more week. The first Friday in August saw a...
Sometimes I won’t have anything especially profound or enlightening to say in this column. (I can hear you now: “Only sometimes?”) Occasionally, I’ll have a week that was so full of travels, adventures, and mid-summer memories that...


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