Archive for the ‘Canada v. USA’ Category

Continuing an informal competition between Canada and the United States of America, based on a series of completely arbitrary, wildly unfair and predictably mean-spirited criteria. #8: Leaders and Their Pussies Evidence: President George W. Bush & India | Prime Minister Stephen Harper & Cheddar Advantage: Canada


So, I spent the weekend with Mom and Dad in Scottsdale and it was really freakin’ cold, though I did get to hang with Paul & Jimmy, which was, as expected, a total blast. It’s good to be home, though; I like the cluttered, disorderly mess of Big Urban. Also? The marked absence of “Live […]


Why do I watch CTV National News before going to bed? I’m serious: why? After a delightful evening with my English pal King Jack — who revealed with great dismay that BBC News led their broadcasts last week with (what else?) the Madonna adoption “story” — I caught this week’s (awesome!) Heroes and, as usual, […]


Continuing an informal competition between Canada and the United States of America, based on a series of completely arbitrary, wildly unfair and predictably mean-spirited criteria. #7: Getting the Real Story Evidence: Toronto Sun 12/10/2006 | New York Post 12/10/2006 You know, nothing reveals a culture’s psyche quite so nakedly as the way the popular media […]


Continuing an informal competition between Canada and the United States of America, based on a series of completely arbitrary, wildly unfair and predictably mean-spirited criteria. #6: Unremarkable Coming-Out Saga Writers Evidence: Former NJ Governor James McGreevey | Former Olympian Mark Tewskbury So, two famous guys write confessional stories about coming out. For one, this is […]


Comment. Rick Mercer’s herpes comment. I’m referring to Mercer’s blog entry (and coincident editorial in The National Post) concerning Bob Rae’s bid for leadership of Canada’s federal Liberal Party, in which Mercer jests: Nothing against Rae of course, I’m sure he means well – it’s just that his record as NDP premier of Ontario will […]


You know, there’s almost no need to comment on this photo of Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay “treating” U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday to a(n embarrassing, paper) cup of (shitty) coffee at that bastion of the Canadian lower-middle-class, Tim Horton’s, after some mutual tongueing over our countries’ shared military presence in Afghanistan. […]