Archive for August, 2007

This Stinks but I Love It… Not!

August 29th, 2007
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I was going to take until Monday to come back, bring things back to life with a bit of a bang. However, when it comes to messin’ with Opus, my outrage knows no bounds. I was content to let others run this story, but nobody seemed to notice the local angle. First off, the controversy. Many papers, citing Islamo-whackisim did not run this cartoon last Sunday.

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Our local Opus carrying rag, the Tardy Toronto Sun, managed to sneak under the radar but also did not run the cartoon. Instead it ran this one. If you look in the bottom left corner of frame #2, you will see the date 8/26/07. Presumably, Mr. Breathed issued two different cartoons this week, and we Canadians got the second rate one. Too bad, but I can’t help but wonder if the Sun would have ran the first one if they had it.

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Note: This post has been altered from it’s original.

Humour, opus

Picture of the Day – Inukshuk Island

August 9th, 2007

Return of the Rhino’s

August 9th, 2007

I’m a long time fan of the Rhinoceros Party, and have lamented their absence from the landscape before (and here). For those who don’t know, The Rhinos roamed the Canadian political landscape from 1963 to 1993. In 1993 Parliament amended the election act to, well basically outlaw The Rhinos.

Well, they’re back. On Tuesday, Rhino Leader-shmeader, Brian (Godzilla) Salmi, announced he will run as a Rhino in the Sept. 17 federal byelection in Montreal’s Outremont riding. And they’re serious, they even have a real website, with links and pictures and things.

Personally, I’m getting in on the ground floor and joining this up and coming force in the political landscape.

Long Live the Rhino, and thank God we are getting some levity back into Canadian politics.


Happy Birthday…

August 2nd, 2007

When they were piecing together The Band, they had to convince Garth Hudson’s parents to let him join a rock and roll band. He gave the other members lessons to give an air of respectability to the enterprise and gain his parents OK.

When you think of The Band, it’s hard not to think of wild looking Garth Hudson, a whisp of hair falling over his face, long mountain-man beard. The organ in Chest Fever, the Jews harp in Cripple Creek, as much a part of the band’s sound as Levon Helm’s scratchy vocals or Robbie Robertsons understated guitar playing.

Garth Hudson, from nearby Stratford Ontario, a significant force in what is arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and possibly the greatest Canadian band, turns an unbelievable 70 today.

Happy Birthday Garth Hudson.

Birthday Wishes, Rockin' and Rollin' and Never Forgettin'

Picture of the Day – Heaven and Hespeler

August 1st, 2007