Monday, November 16, 2015

Parka Patrol

For CBC Radio fanatics who've asked about Parka Patrol, there is new evidence it existed.

The 54-episode series ran Saturday nights for two years in the '80s. Call it an odd blues fantasy, worshipped by forest rangers, loons and bath water boilers in the Canadian Outback.

Do you hear wolves? Me too. Hear them at....

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Wiz

Who knew the CBC had advance clips from NBC's Christmas musical, The Wiz?   

We're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy....
Urine trouble now....

Among the many tweets and twitters concerning a PC candidate's exit from the election race after being caught peeing in a homeowner's coffee cup, was this one ....

Janis Millar

Laughter is always the best medicine and if that's what it's going to take to throw the cons off stride then start laughing everyone. Everyone should go out and buy one coffee mug and when the con candidate comes to your door just hand it to them with a big smile. If you can find one with a zany saying all the better. Start laughing people.

Call it the Tempest-in-a-Teacup strategy.

Monday, March 16, 2015

So here we are in 2015, the snow dripping off the roof

So here we are in 2015, the snow dripping off the roof.

What is the warmest word in any Canadian's vocabulary?


And in the spirit of rebirth ... the blog begins again.

Perhaps start with a joke?

How To Escape a Polar Bear

If you know the BBC's not-quite-a-game show Qi,  you may already have the answer.

When chased by a polar bear, simply toss off your clothes.

First your hat, then your coat, toss your gloves ...

Keep running.

Then your sweater, next the t-shirt, then your pants ....

Keep running.

Toss your shoes behind you, and your socks ...

Keep running.

The bear will stop to carefully paw each item.

Sniff it. Lick it.

This gives time to put distance between you and the bear.

You may escape ... 

Or wind up on the icy barrens, naked and afraid.

If you eventually meet the bear, he will say:

Oh good ... an unwrapped one.