Category Archives: Merry Old England

A fascinating history of toilet paper

The History Guy tackles a touchy subject with fascinating facts…and humor: Something I never knew about toilets throughout the ages: The kings (and queens) of England used to have special servants (gentlemen and ladies in waiting, no less) whose job … Continue reading

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Quotable: John Oliver on “checks and balances”

…or shit and salad bars, if you will: And by this token, the Repugs are the irresponsible parents, who can’t seem to toilet-train their toddler OR stop him from crapping all over that damn salad bar.

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Music for a Sunday: Don’t try to live my life

One for the Brexiteers. A forgotten cautionary tale from the British industrial decline of the ’80s that could have been filmed yesterday: Don’t tell me if I’m right.

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Quotable: Aneurin Bevan on Tories

For my dear British readers, my condolences on the results of your recent election. And a few words which may or may not comfort you, but which I’m sure you’ll find relatable, regardless: It’s going to be a rough few … Continue reading

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Dear Don Cherry: This is why you (and your fans) are shit.

If you’re white — and more to the point, ANGLO white — you’re automagically accepted here in Canada. Everyone else, not so much. So, Don Cherry, you’ve been fired. After some 40 years of boorish blather, which illuminated nothing about … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: The more I drink, the less I’m good for

Because it’s migration season, it’s cold out, and I’m in one of those witchy medieval states of mind, here you go: A rough translation of the Middle English/Latin mix: I saw many birds sitting on a tree They all took … Continue reading

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Donnie’s marbles are rapidly circling the drain

Need evidence? Here’s Exhibit A: And here’s Exhibit B: Just babbling, and platitudes, and more babbling, and mobsterish extortion, and so much nonsense about making deals, and OMG muh ego! This is the foreign policy of Donnie J. Drumpf. And … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: I want those who get to know me…

…to become admirers or my enemies: Nobody’s perfect, so leave me if you object. Whoa-whoa.

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Compare and Contrast: Boris vs. Bernie

A couple of vignettes here, courtesy of The Rational National, to show you just what differing styles Boris Johnson and Bernie Sanders have: When a police cadet shows signs of distress behind him, Boris just keeps rambling on about his … Continue reading

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Boris and Donnie’s no-good, very-bad day

First, Boris’s big ignominy: Wow, that was…RAUCOUS. And how about that Jeremy Corbyn? If he’s not the next elected PM of Britain, I’ll eat my jolly old bowler hat. (Okay, maybe not a bowler, because I don’t own one. But … Continue reading

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