Archive for May, 2011

Take me out to the . . . ball game?

May 26, 2011
Take me out to the . . . ball game?

Sure, the birds are chirping and the dandelions are popping. But as another summer blooms into view, you can’t help the feeling that something is missing. Where has all the good baseball gone? First, the Guelph Royals, a fixture of senior baseball in this city, announced they wouldn’t field a team this summer because...
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It ain’t easy being a doomsday prophet

May 18, 2011
It ain’t easy being a doomsday prophet

Forget crab fishermen, firefighters or garbage collectors. One of the hardest jobs in the world has got to be doomsday prophet. They spend their life waiting for it to end. And when they’re wrong, we all point and laugh. Take 89-year-old Harold Camping. No, don’t take him camping, that’s his name. A retired engineer...
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At least our man isn’t Donald Trump

May 11, 2011
At least our man isn’t Donald Trump

Canadians like to complain that Stephen Harper is a cold fish, a man so devoid of personality and charisma he wears an earpiece operated by a real live human who tells him when to smile—or so I’ve heard. Yes, it’s true his staffers had to force him to drink a sip of champagne for...
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One last chance for poor decisions

May 4, 2011
One last chance for poor decisions

I have made a few poor decisions in my life. Like that time I sent my banking information to the nice Nigerian man I met through email. Or on Monday night, when I sent all those expensive “Atta Boy, Iggy!” balloons to the Liberals’ celebration party. Talk about awkward. At certain points in his...
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