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Bob the Angry Flower
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How about robots? NEXT COMIC: Creeps who harass women in End of the Earth:       THIRD COMIC: Bill Benson is talking to himself again:
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Can’t one be both? NEXT COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower contemplates OMNICIDE!       THIRD COMIC: Sexual harassment satire in new End of the Earth:
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End of the Earth
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Based on actual online exchanges! NEXT COMIC: Bill Benson is of at least two minds today:       THIRD COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower realizes that killing everything is not a good idea after all:  
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LISTEN HERE: The Royal Foundry wants to WAKEUP from bad dream
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EXCLUSIVE! Hear Edmonton band’s new single several hours before release! The counterintuitive trick about empathy and validation is that you do NOT want to comfort someone with the old tropes: “Don’t worry about it! Everything’s going to be fine! You can do this! Believe in yourself!” – because t...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: Indie star Lissie stars at the Starlite Room
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From her home base on her farm in Iowa, Lissie has become an indie sensation. The Indiana-born country-folk artist seen every one of her first four studio albums grab a spot in the top 15 of the US Folk chart, and the last two have accomplished the same feat on the US Indie chart. Many […]
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Bob the Angry Flower
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The pen is mightier than the sword. NEXT COMIC: Men talk sports, trucks, beer and more in End of the Earth:       THIRD COMIC: Don’t mess with Bill Benson or he’ll EMAIL you!
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Clear your browser history right now! NEXT COMIC: Small hand holding big pen in Bob the Angry Flower:       THIRD COMIC: What do real men talk about in End of the Earth?
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End of the Earth
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Not all at the same time NEXT COMIC: Bill Benson is a DOXER for hire!       THIRD COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower jumps on Trump:          
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Bill Nye the Science Guy comes to Edmonton
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We should encourage scientists to become celebrities. Maybe then people will listen to them. Bill Nye is way ahead of the game. He’s already a household name in some households, inventor, TV host, comedian, educator, best-selling author, and above all, a SCIENTIST! Mechanical engineer, to be exac...
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OLD MAN MIKULA’S CONTROVERSIAL OPINIONS: Guide to E-Scooters in E-Town
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In mid-August, publicly available E-Scooters were dropped off by rival companies Bird and Lime in the dead of night. Scooters have finally been wrenched from the hands of feckless early 2000s pop punks, automated, monetized, and thrust into the clammy grip of the average consumer. They came with ...
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REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet a superb show from the supergroup that never was
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On December 4, 1956, four great rockabilly artists met in Sam Phillips’ primitive Sun Recording Studios in Memphis. Two of the four, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, were there laying down a recording under Phillips’ direction. Johnny Cash dropped in, as did Elvis, who by that time was becoming ...
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LISTEN HERE: Juliet Ruin serves up a fresh bitter cup of Spite
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Rock singer Jess Fleming would rather not hang out with narcissists. “They’re kind of like energy vampires,” she says. “They suck all the life out of the room. They make everything about themselves, they’re faultless, they don’t take ownership about anything, and when there’s a problem, it’s you,...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: Sonic all over the sonic map at Field Day
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It’s just a little wish: Sonic 102.9 FM could be, you know, a little “heavier” – ‘cuz we’re a HEAVY town, man – but you have to admit they consistently play the widest variety of the new music, the alternative, the so-called “modern rock,” which is all over the map, sonically. H...
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REVIEW: AIDS-era musical RENT holds up because it’s about the people
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It was 20 years ago that RENT premiered on Broadway. Perhaps a couple of decades have blunted the musical’s ability to shock us – but it still is able to pack a considerable musical and emotional wallop. For a while, the musical was the longest running in Broadway history – 12 years. It won a [&#...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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Peas be upon you. MORE COMICS: We wanna summer do-over in End of the Earth:       ONE more comic: Bill Benson celebrates 21 years!
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