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With friends like these …
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Donald Trump – the sexist, racist, xenophobic, dictatorial, megalomaniac leader of the free world – has finally accomplished something that no other American president has ever done. Trump has single-handedly destroyed the relationship between Canada and the United States. The two countries that ...
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Barr vs. Bee: did the punishments fit the crimes?
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After all these months of stories about men behaving badly, it was about time that women had a chance to behave like complete a-holes. Equality take a long time, but we’ll get there, right, ladies? As you probably know, this past week two female TV performers, both alleged comics, got thems...
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The obligatory royal rant
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Well, royalty fans, have you had enough? Six, seven, eight hours of non-stop, drooling coverage of the royal wedding should be enough to slake your thirst for all things royal for a while. For the tiny number of committed anti-monarchists like myself, the last few weeks have been cause for much t...
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Go Jets go! Right?
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The other day I turned on the television to find an NHL game in progress. I was shocked. I thought the hockey season ended months ago. It had for me, anyway. Stranger still, the game featured a team identified on the screen only as VGK. VGK? Could it be the Viking Grain Kings? Victoria Grannies&#...
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A Simpsons milestone nobody is celebrating
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A Simpsons milestone nobody is celebrating
According to the Internet (which, as we know, is never wrong), if you were to watch all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, it would cost you 12,144 minutes of your life. Or, put another way, 202 hours and 24 minutes. Or, put a third day, eight-and-a-half days. And that statistic was calculated in 2014...
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The Facebook list: What would Trippie Redd want with me?
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Facebook founder and boss Mark Zuckerberg is probably one of the world’s most hated men, and not just because he looks like a glass-eyed troll who hasn’t seen sunlight in years and recoils from human touch. Zuckerberg testified for two days in the U.S. senate over questions about Face...
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On the contrary: The new Roseanne is bad.
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On the contrary: The new Roseanne is bad.
The big news on the entertainment front today is the reboot of the classic TV comedy, Roseanne. The new season – returning more than 10 years after it outstayed its welcome by about three years  – was a smash hit for ABC, drawing the kinds of numbers (about 27 million in the U.S., 2.2 million…
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Revisiting ‘the Wimp Factor’. Will it return?
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For most of the 1970s, Canada had the coolest leader in the room. His name was Pierre Trudeau, and he was undeniably the hippest, coolest, and dare I say “grooviest” leader in the world. Trudeau was elected 50 years ago, the summer of ’68, surfing a wave of ‘Trudeaumania&#...
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Stuff I Learned This Week no. 4: It’s Academy Awards Sunday. Prepare to be lectured.
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Stuff I Learned This Week no. 4:                                    It’s Academy Awards Sunday. Prepare to be lectured.
I’ve always been a bit of an Oscar junkie. When I was a kid, and had to go to bed before the best picture winner was announced, I’d sit at the top of the stairs and listen to the announcement. Even in years when I didn’t even see most or even any of the nominated…
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Stuff I Learned This Week no.3: Why our best ever Olympics feels like a loss
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The Olympics are over, and we in Canada can now go back to ignoring ‘big air’ and ‘half-pipe’ and even ‘mixed-doubles curling’. The record book will show that this was Canada’s best Olympics ever. Twenty-nine medals in total (11 gold, eight silver, 10 bro...
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