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Arts Advocate Seeks Government Advocate – w4mw

“…in a democracy, every ordinary citizen is effectively a king – but a king in a constitutional democracy, a monarch who decides only formally, whose function is merely to sign off on measures proposed by an executive administration.” Slavoj Žižek … Continue reading

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Not Your Parents’ Western (well, kind of actually)

I’m all for cross-generational good times, but if you plan on seeing True Grit and you’re under the age of 45, aim to see it with people your own age. Nothing makes a movie about a precocious child more annoying … Continue reading

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Two Stop Signs, One Blog

At Nikki‘s request, the following post is a deconstruction of a stop sign that I discovered on a September bike ride. Thanks, Shaff, for challenging me to go way beyond my critical capacity. First, besides my personal opinions about the politics … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner is delayed on account of distracting sideburns

I’ve discovered the secret to a joyous Christmas: give unto others the gift of things that will entertain you while you’re home. This is a sure fire way to prevent boredom, arguments, and overeating. I just spent a novel afternoon … Continue reading

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Measuring Distance in Music

A couple of weeks ago I went to a bar in Parkdale for a friend’s birthday. I rode my bike, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the length of time it took between pressing play in the Beaches and … Continue reading

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For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her (i.e. Waswanipi)

I want to dedicate a song to my dear friend Emily, who (while I was at a Wolf Parade concert) was dealing with the threat of actual wolves in Waswanipi. Here is a really good song that mentions wolves. Not … Continue reading

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