Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wankers of the Week: All gone to shit

Crappy weekend, everyone! Oh gawd, what a week it’s been. Not only is misogyny having a moment, so are misanthropy and malaise. It’s enough to give one the cramps, which is exactly what it did to me. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun…

…is a good guy with a lasso: In case you can’t see the video, here’s the basic gist: According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, deputies said that 25-year-old Celestino Moras showed up drunk at a rodeo in Bartow County on … Continue reading

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“Not All Men” is still too many

Not all men are like Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who stabbed three roommates to death before going out on a shooting spree motivated by an unholy cocktail of misogyny, mental illness, and frustration at his “incel” status and his failure … Continue reading

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Michael Geist on the erosion of privacy in Canada

A very important talk from three days ago, and an hour and a quarter well spent if you care how much privacy you really have online (spoiler: virtually none). And the worst part is, all this spying and spooking is … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Always the blackfly, no matter where you go

Couldn’t find any songs about picking wild asparagus, and couldn’t think of any either. But this one is still relevant, and not just in Northern Ontario, either. Early spring is blackfly season here in the South, too.

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Wankers of the Week: Robbo’s Rehab, Part Derp

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how about that Rob Fucking Ford. Even in rehab, Robbo still manages to fuck up royally…and it’s confirmed that he really is there…in beautiful Muskoka cottage country as the season kicks off, how convenient. Especially for … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Eva’s Ecuadorable day

Lucky duck Eva Golinger gets to spend a day with the president of Ecuador…and even dances with him. I am totally envious. And I won’t even bother to deny it!

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Maria Conchita Alonso’s latest load of bat guano

Oh, oh…what have we here? Poor dear. It sounds like she’s trying to sing. She’s not doing a very good job. But then again, there are a lot of things Conchita isn’t very good at. Like acting, for example. Or, … Continue reading

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Jaime Lusinchi is dead

The former president of Venezuela, Jaime Lusinchi, accuses crooked, putschist media mogul Marcel Granier, of RCTV fame, of being a coward. Savor that hilarious bit of irony, folks, because one of its key players is now an ex-parrot: Jaime Lusinchi, … Continue reading

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The quest for communist coffee in Venezuela

Ivana Cardinale is a Venezuelan writer and translator. And last Monday, something very strange happened to her as she was looking for a package of her favorite coffee. Here is her account of that exhausting, exasperating day: Before I tell … Continue reading

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