Archive for April, 2013

Saturday Fluffernutter: The “Do You Know Who I Am?” Edition

April 27th, 2013
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolor“Do you know who I am?”

It is the second worse line a celebrity can use in public. (the worst being, “if Anne Frank was alive today, she would be a nobody who comes to honour me.”)towerfluff

Last weekend, Legally Blonde, and technically very cute, Reese Witherspoon got into some trouble with police in Georgia after asking the officer involved, “Do you know my name?” After advising Witherspoon that he’s sure it will be on the arrest sheet (it was), she said “You are about to find out who I am. You’re going to be on the national news.”

Witherspoon wound up with a disorderly conduct while her husband, Jim Toth, got a much more serious driving while intoxicated charge.

To her credit,Witherspoon the next day admitted she may have drank more than was strictly neccesary: “I clearly had one drink too many and i am deeply embarrassed about the things I said… I was disrespectful to the officer, who was just doing his job…”

fluffincolorSay what you want about Reese Witherspoon’s actions above, at least when she says “do you know who I am?” there’s a reasonable chance the answer is yes. Se is, after all, an A-list movie star.

Not so much Tara Reid, who pulled the “do you know who I am?” card in an LA clothing store this week (actually no, who are you? – ed). Reid, who apparently was in some movie ten years ago, was shopping at All Saints when she reportedly freaked out because, get this, she was asked to pay full price.

“Tara gets a huge discount with All Saints in the UK and Paris because she’s a walking billboard (oh, is that what they’re calling it these days – ed),” her people said. While her reps dispute that Reid was drunk and/or obnoxious while in the store, there seems to be no dispute she’s an egomaniacal cheapskate.

fluffincolorThen there’s Sandra Bullock. Bullock’s new movie, The Heat, is a cop movie based in Boston. Bullock plays an FBI agent sent to work on a case alongside a Local Boston cop, played by Melissa McCarthy.

Producers of The Heat have decided to host a special screening in Boston for emergency workers affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

“I don’t think a screening would ever be enough (or) feel like it’s enough to do for them,”  the classy Bullock said.

See ladies, that’s how it’s done.

fluffincolorHere’s a shock headline:

Drugs, stun gun found on empty Justin Bieber tour bus by Swedish police.

Am I the only one whose first reaction was, the Swedish care if you have drugs on your bus?

Swedish police raided the bus during the Beib’s concert Wednesday, after smelling marijuana outside the bus during the day. No charges have been laid, and the drug found has not been reported, but as they smelled marijuana, and it’s Beiber’s bus, certain assumptions can be made.

fluffincolorThis from the stories with a faint stench about them file: Country singer Billy Currington was indicted in Georgia on Wednesday for “threatening bodily harm to a man older than 65,” and making terroristic threats.

This seems to stem from a dispute with a charter boat operator who runs out of a pier near Currington’s lakeside home. The boat operator, Charles Harvey Ferrelle, says Currington jumped in his own boat and chased Ferrelle around, yelling and taking pictures.

Currington is, for his part, saying not much, but implied on twitter that Ferrelle was taking customers by his house intentionally, so that they could take pictures.


fluffincolorRitchie Havens (1941-2013)

At 5:00 on Friday August 15th, 1969, Ritchie Havens stepped on the stage in Bethel NY to perform 4 songs to open Woodstock. Anywhere between 45-minutes and 2-and-a-half hours later, Havens left the stage having, according Havens, played every song he knows, including Happy Birthday and some Christmas carols. According to legend, Havens was an unexpected hit with the audience, and all of the other bands where stuck in traffic trying to get to the show, so organizers asked him to keep playing.

Havens was a working musician all his life, announcing his retirement from touring after 45-years in March, 2012. This week, Ritchie Havens died suddenly of a heart attack, age 72. May he Rest in Peace

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April 23rd, 2013
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A year ago, I reported a story in which “singer” took a 286-mile trip to a climate change debate in a big-assed helicopter – the hip.hop.copter.

This week in Los Angeles, the Black Eyed Pea rolled out of LAX in a custom made Dick Tracey-ish car (hereby known as the “dick car”).

"Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in."
“Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in.”

Wonder what that kind of mileage that puppy gets?

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Fluffernutter Friday: Werewolves of Hespeler

April 19th, 2013
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Look what they’ve done to my town…

Lovely downtown Hespeler has been turned into Bear Valley NY while the TV crews shoot werewolve drama, Bitten.



So, who stars in this Bitten? Let’s just say, it’s not every week that Supergirl Laura Vandervoot is using the men of your town as her prey.


To quote the late great Warren Zevon, Aooooo.

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Premier Never Won an Election: Tax Hikes at all costs…

April 19th, 2013
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and all costs will include tax hikes. Or something:

The whole process will be much better if, in the end, we have municipal support… But the reality is… that we have to take action. And as a Provincial government, it’s my responsibility to determine what actions that we will take

found-moneySo Premier Wynne, who has never faced any electorate as leader, is telling the people who have faced an electorate, my way or the highway. And her way?

New money has to be found.

Ahh, found money. Always the best kind. “Well you see, Minister Sousa was wandering down the street when lo-and-behold, a bag containing $2-billion was just sitting there…”

Dear Ms. I’ll call you Premier when you have won an election, there is no such thing as found money, there just my money, and Joe who lives up the street’s money and money our kids haven’t earned yet but your determined to steal from them before they do. Nothing found about it, just labour being stolen.

Here’s an idea. First, call an election. Second, run on this platform: Every working adult in the Province must put in 1-hour extra every week at their job, without compensation. The money they would have earned goes to the Provincial treasury. Furthermore, the future earnings of all Ontarians under the age of 18, including those not yet born, will be have 50% taken off the top, before taxes. Think you can win on that policy? No?

Yet it’s the net effect of finding money, and your talking of imposing it without an election, without ANY mandate.

Dear Ms. Wynne, resign your government now, call an election and be up front with the people of ontario about exactly how much more you plan to tax us. That would be the honest, ethical, non-Liberal thing to do.

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

April 17th, 2013
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It was all about the show and spreading the myths for the Tag Team, who were too busy looking at their smartphones, smirking at the presenters, talking to like-minded leftist bureacrats

(Councillor Shelley) Carroll made herself busy… passing around cookies.
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Look, you don’t have to like casinos – there’s discussion about putting one here in Cambridge and I’d rather they didn’t. If they decide Hespeler, I’ll be out there with the signs myself – but you act like an adult when you’re disagreeing. You act like a responsible councillor, drawing a six figure salary and responsible for a budget of millions of dollars. You don’t treat possible investors like this, and you save the cookies for the breaks.

Related: Rubes saying ‘no’ to world-class city

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Why Not Just Call Your Organization…

April 14th, 2013
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Crazy’s of the World United?

gr0m1txWe think it’s extremely hypocritical and distasteful that Oprah Winfrey… uses and promotes a product that wouldn’t exist if not for the forcible genital mutilation of boys…

So says Glen Callender of the pro-foreskin advocacy group the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project.

So what, you want people should just rub foreskins on their face that are still attached?


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April 9th, 2013

Showering the cyclists with ca$hspiral toronto

Vince, you’ve got to come here, they’re building showers … they’re spending a fortune on building showers now…

Toronto “Management” Committee voted 3-2 in favour of adding a $1.2-million bicycle station – with showers – to renovations at Nathan Phillips Square. As Torontoist, who seems in favour of the whole boondoggle, notes:

The overall cost of the Nathan Phillips Square revitalization has ballooned to approximately $60 million, up from about $40 million in 2007.

Or as Everett Dirksen has noted before me, “a million here, a million there, and pretty soon your talking real money.”


Annette Funicello (1942-2013)

April 8th, 2013
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The Lady’s Not for Turning: Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

April 8th, 2013
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It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.


Baroness Thatcher, in response to a 1976 speech in which she said the Soviet Politburo put “guns before butter,” was called the “Iron Lady” by the Soviet Defense Ministry newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. Baroness Thatcher, to her credit, wore the sobriquet proudly for the rest of her life

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Baroness Margaret Thatcher died his morning in London after suffering a stroke. May she rest in peace.

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