Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

Poll: To Prorogue or Not

It’s been ages since we had a good old fashioned poll around here, but seeing as this afternoon’s Politics & Power panel is pondering prorogation, maybe it’s a timely survey topic.

By the way, if you have ideas for future polls, don’t hesitate to let me know.



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Papal Praise for Homer Simpson

The Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano yesterday congratulated The Simpsons on its 20th anniversary, praising the shows philosophical leanings as well as its stinging and often irreverent take on religion.

In an article titled “Aristotle’s Virtues and Homer’s Doughnut” a number of religion-themed episodes are mentioned, including one in which Homer calls for divine intervention by crying: “I’m not normally a religious man, but if you’re up there, save me, Superman!”

Homer’s religious confusion is “a mirror of the indifference and the need that modern man feels toward faith.” The paper says: “Homer finds in God his last refuge, even though he sometimes gets His name sensationally wrong.” But L’Osservatore Romano is persuaded that “these are just minor mistakes (because) the two know each other well.”


Filed under Humour, Religion

RMR: Liberal Party Imploder

If you need a party destroyed, let the pros do it!


Filed under Humour, Liberal Party of Canada

FxPro Holiday Fantasy Tale

A cool new commercial spot for foreign exchange trading company FxPro.

Produced by U.K. agency Freeger.

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Traducing Taber’s Twaddle

Seeing as the Globe & Mail has seen fit to close off its comment section (“for legal reasons”) on Jane Taber’s latest bit of unctuous prattle describing the “10 most endearing politicians of 2009” I thought it might be fitting to allow folks to vent their spleens here if they feel so inclined…

Update: Flaherty’s “Endearing” deficit-reduction plan.


Filed under Media, STEPHEN HARPER Govrnment of Canada

Schools of Rock

Rachel Maddow uses the “soporific” version of Night Before Christmas read by the “Senator from Blagojevich” in Congress yesterday as the set up for a piece featuring two rival high schools in Seattle with competing musical videos.

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