Monthly Archives: August 2009

More puerile humour…

…which, of course, is the very best kind. To ensure I stay within the bounds of the fair use principle, please visit the Ottawa Sun to view more fine cartoons. And if you want to enjoy the best political cartoonist … Continue reading

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If I ever took a whole weekend off…

…Sunday night would be kinda like this:

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Born this day: Joe Strummer

On Aug. 21, 1952, the day before your humble content provider came into the world, John Graham Mellor, better known as Joe Strummer, was born in Ankara, Turkey. And I still can’t believe he’s been dead for seven years.

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Worth reading

In a pretty good online discussion in the Globe and Mail Aug. 19, Natan Obed, director of Nunavut Tunngavik’s social and cultural department, gives reason to believe that NTI isn’t yet beyond salvation: NTI, the GN, and the Federal Government … Continue reading

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An instructive discussion

An instructive discussion from John E. McIntyre on the vice of credulity and the virtue of skepticism.

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The Corpse, classy as ever

Your humble content provider took a look at Canada’s third-most-watched evening news show last night, noting the Corpse dispatched two southern-based hacks to follow this year’s version of Stephen Harper’s annual northern junket. One of them, somebody by the name … Continue reading

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Call me a cynic, but I love it when I see this kind of thing…

A press release from the Office of the Prime Minister, in which the word “Iqaluit” is mispelled everywhere, in English and French: Media Advisory Date: August 17, 2009 For immediate release PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER’S PUBLIC EVENTS OTTAWA – Public … Continue reading

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When the sun broke through the clouds this evening…

…Iqaluit felt like this:

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The Globe’s hot for Greenland

Emulating Greenland Nice idea — if  you could actually get there.

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Sentence I wish I wrote

In a society marked by punishments against those who express their opinions, neither fools nor children say what they think, only drunkards. — Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y Quoted from today’s post: Antihero.

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