Sunday, January 24, 2021
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...
Faced with growing outrage about the separation of migrant children from their parents upon their entry into the United States, the governing Republicans took two dog-eared pages out of their party playbook: Blame their political opponents and hide behind...
As we lumber into the final six weeks of 2017, I’m noticing a marked difference between the stories that have everybody talking this year and those that got us all fired up last year. From where I sit, 2016 wound...
Okay. One more election column. Bear with me, we can do this. Just as a marathon race often boils down to the individual legs of the event as opposed to the overall track, a federal election in...
By now, even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ve heard the tragic story of the Humboldt Broncos. You’re probably aware of the April 6 accident in northern Saskatchewan that took 16 lives and injured another 13 passengers, many of...
In the days leading up to Halloween, we got an ugly reminder that few things are scarier than a coward with an agenda. Over a four-day span, packages containing pipe bombs showed up in the mailboxes, residences and workplaces of...
Since the nature of my job dictates that I spend several hours a month on the road – a figure that’s likely to grow exponentially now that we’re into the second week of a provincial election campaign – I’ve...
It’s an old cliché: “A stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met.” Well, it WAS an old cliché, anyway – before Cathy and I made our first trip to St. John’s. It was already a special occasion because neither of us...

The MAD migration

When some people reach their 65th birthday, they might move to a sunnier climate like Florida, either for the harsh winter months or permanently. In a similar vein (or, as its early slogan declared, “in a jugular vein”), MAD Magazine...

Peace in the park

I had some flexibility in my schedule after running a few errands on a recent weekday afternoon, so I decided to spend a little time in a place that I visit all too infrequently. Of course, it wasn’t my first...




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