Quantcast

Category Archive: Canada

Mar 07 2014

If only this was a real Canadian Heritage Moment

It’s high-enough quality that it should be. I wonder if Canada will ever commission new ones, or if we’ll just keep seeing the Winnie-The-Pooh one over and over again. Not that I should complain, since there’s a few that are about women’s suffrage and the systemic repression of women in education that still also get …

Continue reading »

Nov 24 2013

Skepticon: Not my Canadian pride!

Debbie Goddard fired a shot across Canada’s bow, viciously savaging us during her talk at Skepticon where she related her deconversion. She said — I am horrified to even have to type this; someone fetch my couch! — that we’re “not really foreign.” More specifically, she related her experience visiting Oslo, where she was in …

Continue reading »

Oct 09 2013

River City Ransom: Underground kickstarter

Holy shitting fuck, you guys have to see this. There’s a kickstarter by some indie devs by the name of Conatus Creative, with a not insignificant amount of Canadian developers, has the official license for an honest-to-goodness sequel to the king of 8-bit fighters, River City Ransom. Their goal is met for Apple, Linux and …

Continue reading »

Oct 01 2013

Michael Enright: Atheists, you’re not being silenced, so stop talking about it!

A reader forwarded me this via email as a sort of quick-bloggy bit of material, I suspect at least in part to get me blog just to prove I’m still alive. So, here we are! Michael Enright, of CBC’s venerable The Sunday Edition, has decided to take on one group that’s really overreaching, that’s already …

Continue reading »

Aug 08 2013

Some justice in Rehtaeh Parsons case

There is no justice in this universe but what happens right here, on this planet, when there are repercussions for transgressions against one another. Sometimes, though, you have to settle for what you get. Trigger warning for sexual assault and bullying of a sexual assault victim.

Continue reading »

Aug 05 2013

Sesame Street: Sons Of Poetry

I have never seen Sons of Anarchy but if it’s anything like Sesame Street’s offering, I’ll watch it all. I love moo. Hey, did I ever tell you that there was about one sketch per episode of Sesame Street that was specifically made for Canada, to fulfill the “Canadian content” prerequisite on some stations? We …

Continue reading »

Jul 11 2013

Tell Canadian senators not to pass “Pope Day” bill!

Theobromine of CFI Canada, regular commenter here and elsewhere on FtB, passed along this change.org petition asking the Canadian government to reconsider the private member bill which has passed the House of Commons on its third reading, and is now apparently in the Senate. The bill would honour Pope John Paul II, who attempted to …

Continue reading »

Jul 01 2013

Happy Canada Day! … from Minnesota.

When in Minnesota, do as the Minnesotans do. Like the folks at MST3k, who are definitely Minnesotan. Happy Canada Day!

Jun 12 2013

Humanist Views: Canada and Humanism

Last night, I taped an episode of Humanist Views with Scott Lohman of Humanists of Minnesota. I haven’t had a chance to re-watch it and see exactly how I present on this program — I’m sure there are verbal missteps in there, and I just hope I didn’t say anything egregiously offensive to anyone. I …

Continue reading »

May 31 2013

Canadian abortion rights doctor Morgentaler dead at 90

Doctor Henlek “Henry” Morgentaler, Polish-born Canadian immigrant, has died of a heart attack on May 29th, 2013. He was a Nazi prison camp survivor, and became a physician and family planning doctor in Montreal in 1955. He presented a brief to the House of Commons in 1967 about illegal abortions, arguing that women had the …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts