Browsing All posts tagged under »satire«

Equal Say for Aboriginal People on Everything Whatsoever

November 2, 2013


Why shouldn’t Aboriginal people get the same deal as climate deniers. Now I have a proposal about the media in British Columbia, and maybe all across Canada.  It’s an equality thing.  It’s a balance thing.  You know the drill. I think the media should grant equal say between the Aboriginal people and the rest of […]

The People Who Invented the Wheel

April 16, 2013


Once upon a time there was a guy named George.  He was a real guy.  He really lived.  Maybe his name wasn’t George. The thing about George is that one day he invented the wheel.  That was the really special thing about George.  He was the only guy who ever invented the wheel.  Not that […]

Pippa Goes Rogue, Again [video]

October 1, 2012


Heather Libby, who calls my hometown Vancouver her hometown as well, and Kai Nagata collaborated in putting together one of the funniest (as well as canniest) climate change videos ever, “Weathergirl Goes Rogue,” satirizing the mainstream news media’s approach to dealing with the most important issue of our time. Now they’ve come up with a […]

European Studies 101

August 11, 2012


This course is a prerequisite to a major in European studies and introduces the student to Europe, its people, its languages, its geography, its history, its rich artistic, literary, musical, cultural and philosophic traditions. The peoples of Europe are heirs to one of the world’s richest and most exciting cultures.  We’ll have plenty to discuss […]

Marxist-Leninist Credit Cards

June 20, 2012


Because you haven’t had your recommended daily dose of irony for today, I present to you the Karl Marx credit card. If you are fortunate enough to have Sparkasse Chemnitz as your bank, it offers a bust of the venerable coauthor of the Communist Manifesto which you may present every time you wish to make […]

The Circumlocution Office by Charles Dickens

March 5, 2012


The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart. It was equally impossible to […]

Attack of Half-Truth Harriet

December 16, 2011


I heard a sound in the hallway just now that was both strange and yet oddly reminiscent of something.  I didn’t know of what, at first.  Then, after a frantic rattle at my door, I open it to see Simple Sam. I realize then that the sound was just Simple Sam’s clop-clop slippers negotiating the […]