Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cholera outbreak in Venezuela. Usual suspect blamed

“You know why people from our class came back with cholera from the Dominican Republic? Because Chávez infiltrated the party with caviar from Mercal!” (Mercal is the government-run chain of low-priced grocery stores. Its mission is to make sure people … Continue reading

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In Egypt, people worshipped the cat…

…and the cats still rule: Hail Bast! (Twitpic by Muslimerican.)

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Stop the Meter! Strombo explains it all

Canada’s collective boyfriend, George Stroumboulopoulos (did you have to check the spelling of that? I did!), talks about the corporate greedheads putting pressure on the CRTC: And if you haven’t signed this petition yet, get cracking.

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An event you may want to attend

This landed in my mailbox yesterday. I don’t live in Vancouver, so I won’t be able to make it to this. But those of you who live there and can, please do: To the people in solidarity with the Bolivarian … Continue reading

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Harpocracy, in 60 seconds

Harpo “celebrated” five years in power this past week. What does that really mean for ordinary Canadians? Watch this short video and see: And there it is, our national disgrace and nightmare. Five years and counting. Revolting, eh?

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Music for a Sunday: The sands run red in the lands of the Pharaohs

Yes, I know there’s a “real” video for this one. Unfortunately, it’s too campy for my liking. And right now, what with developments over there, “campy” is not the effect I’m looking for. This slideshow fits the mood of the … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Rivers in Egypt

Oh, clever me. I had a different opener all thought out, earlier this week. Something to do with supervolcanoes, supernovae, and so forth. That’ll teach me to write a header too soon! The Yellowstone supervolcano hasn’t erupted, and neither has … Continue reading

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Krumping, Red Army style

 I have a hunch that they didn’t originally do it to Run-DMC, but I’m amazed at how well the phrasing of the song fits the action of this old Russian film of soldiers holding a cossack dance-off.

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Long live Lugo!

Because we haven’t heard that much from Paraguay lately, or from its gutsy president, I thought I’d bring you this piece of great news tonight: The president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, who returned to Asunción today after receiving more treatments … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Best birth control advice EVER.

Teh Buttsecks: Not just for Teh Gheys. BTW, condoms would be a good idea, yes?

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