Things to be sort of thankful for this weekend

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone. Or, as Americans call it, Canadian Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a day Canadians set aside to be thankful, as opposed to the just completed Truth and Reconciliation Day, which is set aside to be shameful. I prefer Thanksgiving, because it comes with food.  (By the way, couldn’t Justin Trudeau have waited until… Continue reading Things to be sort of thankful for this weekend

Winners, and losers, in the election that should not have been

So, the federal election – the shortest allowed by law – is over. Did you notice it was happening?  Anyway, let’s take a look at what we have learned, if anything. • Justin Trudeau is a winner. He’s a winner in that he is still the prime minister. Despite leading a government of spendthrift incompetents,… Continue reading Winners, and losers, in the election that should not have been

Would-be Jeopardy! host becomes a future Jeopardy! answer

As you know, there were three big stories in the world this past week.  First, Justin Trudeau’s “snap” election call that everyone saw coming for months. Second, the collapse of Afghanistan, resulting in every Afghanistan “expert” saying, “Wow. I did NOT see that coming.” And third, the hiring and immediate retirement of new Jeopary! host… Continue reading Would-be Jeopardy! host becomes a future Jeopardy! answer

I attend my first COVID-era gathering. It was weird.

On Saturday, for the first time since God knows when, I attended a large scale event with thousands of other humanoids in attendance. The event was rife with the utter weirdness and sometimes straight out stupidity of the new world we are living in. The event was an Edmonton Eski … sorry, ‘Elks’ game. (Until… Continue reading I attend my first COVID-era gathering. It was weird.

Skip the hip, Olympics, and stick with real sports

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are nearing the half-way point. A few of you will be bleary-eyed from watching synchronized three-man fencing at 4 a.m., or something like that. Most of you will be saying, “Wait, how is this the 2020 Olympics? This is 2021, right?” Very astute observation. Yes, this is officially the 2020 Olympics,… Continue reading Skip the hip, Olympics, and stick with real sports