Friday, August 31, 2007

Encore "Nous"

12 years after Mr.Parizeau's remark about "money and the ethnic vote", ethno- nationalism is back in vogue, although the sanitised expression is 'you are all welcome, as long as you become like us'.

Mrs Marois' opinion's here.

Coca-Cola - is(sh)it

I found this parody video of a Coca-cola ad followed by the original. I have nothing witty to add- just feelings of frustration and anger at Coke.

and here's the preening, hypocritical original...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What kind of vegetable is Stephen Harper?

What kind of vegetable does Stephen Harper remind you of?

In this article in Deutche Weller, the controversy about the Polish president being compared to a potato(o the scandal of it!) made me think we should apply the same level of discourse to our own head of Canada's New Government. It's about the right tone, and certainly reflects the same level of sophistication and maturity as the current PM.

So what kind of vegetable is Prime Minister Stephen Harper?


He's a sweet, colourful fruit! But given his party's level of sophistication, he's also tasteless.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back in the saddle

Well, we're back in Montréal. The new digs are a spiffy little apartment in St.Henri. Back where, to within a block, we started about 2 years ago when Sheila and I decided to move to Gatineau/Ottawa.

I'm shocked and delighted how well that experience seems to have resolved itself. Almost forgotten, like a bad dream.

Anybody want to buy a house with in walking distance of Parliament Hill?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ignatieff:Struts and Grovels at the same time

Unable to say "I wrong was about Iraq" Michael Ignatieff produced a convoluted mass of weasel words in the NYT. It has generated much cruel laughter in such as this article by David Rees.

Pompous egoism is forgivable in academics provided they can write clearly about interesting or difficult ideas. But I still wouldn't care to have that species of intellectual in my home, even if I buy their books.

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster