Commentary

Seasons of War

Fairies Trick or Treating

There is a season for waging war, even a phoney one fought on television and in newspapers by pundits trying to wake up their dozing audience. Traditionally military campaigns were begun in mid or late spring after the spring crops…

In Celebration of the Facepalm

Facepalm

The facepalm is a gesture used in many cultures as a display of frustration, embarrassment, shock, or surprise but when I use it tis usually to express frustration. The gesture has been popularized as an Internet meme based on an…

The Spirit of Occupy Toronto

occupy toronto demonstrators (CTV)

Last Saturday (15th Oct.) the Occupy movement that has swept the industrialized world set down in Toronto. Anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 people converged on King and Bay, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, to protest corporate greed and…

Paddy Plays Fast and Loose with Lenzr

This morning I found Paddy rooting through my makeup portfolio photos. When I asked him what he was doing he said he was looking for photos to submit to the latest lenzr photo contests. “There are four running right now,”…

Judy Sgro’s Fear of a Pro City

It is time to scrap Metro’s prostitution task force, or, at the very least, fire its chair, Metro Councillor Judy Sgro. The task force was supposed to bring interested parties together to work toward finding reasonable solutions to Metro’s prostitution…

Rebooting the Toaster

It was during an editorial meeting, while we were all sitting around making excuses for why it had been so long since anyone had published a story, when Paddy, our intrepid intern, said, “We should get the toaster a blue…