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Pierre McGuire: He’s Barking, I’m Mad

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue: he approaches nearest to the Gods, who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

– Cato

It ain’t a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you’re talking about.

– Kin Hubbard

I had the inestimable […]

Some Olympic Thoughts

Usain Bolt: the guy nearly stumbles coming out of the blocks (dragging his left toe on the first stride), shuts the engine off at about 80m (foregoing a full-power effort for the last 8 strides of what is for him a 42 stride race) and STILL shatters the world record and lays down a 9.69. […]

An Open Letter to the Television Program Lost

Dear Lost:

It is with no regret whatsoever that I must inform you that our relationship has come to an end. Now it is time for you to go.

We have been seeing each other – off and on – for about two and a half years now. Oh, I remember well the heady flush […]

The Wire Season 2

Spouse and I just finished watching the last two episodes of The Wire (Season 2).


Episode 10 has this one moment, a plot twist that neither of us saw coming in the least until it was happening, and the twist was so sudden and shocking, so enthralling (even though it concerns one of […]

Home again, home again jig-a-jig-jig.

It’s been a little busy around here this past week. Spouse and I were away the week before last attending a funeral in Northern Ontario. We got snowed in up there and missed an extra day of work as a result. When we got back to work, a couple of days went by and Spouse […]

And the product gives you a hangover, too.

Can’t stop laughing at a line from Cox Bloc. In a post about a William Houston article suggesting that Hockey Night in Canada ditch the Leafs and televise the Senators instead, Godd Till writes:

Switching out the Leafs also might not go over well with Hockey Night advertisers. The chance to connect with a fanatically […]

Limbo, limbo, how low can you go?

Mike and I had a little discussion a few days ago, in the comments section of his site, about inter alia (which is Latin for “between beers”) the myriad of ills facing the NHL as it attempts to make some sort of an impact on the average American consumer.

At some point, Mike referred to […]

How to chili cheese me off.

Has anyone else noticed a recent trend in the world of television advertising? I know that viewers in different physical locations will see different advertisements, depending upon advertising time sold locally by one’s cable company, but it seems to me that no matter where you are, companies have recently been attempting to beat you into […]

TV timeout.

As mentioned on the sidebar, one of the sites I occasionally visit – okay, “haunt daily” is defective yeti. Your amiable host at dy is Matthew Baldwin, whose great sense of humour permeates the entire site. He occasionally shares a little bit of his own satirical writing. If you check out the site, be sure […]