Category Archives: Humour
With Gordon Campbell, Ken Dobell and David Emerson included in its latest round of recipients, the Order of BC is now officially a laughingstock!
I watch too many movies. There… I’ve admitted it. While others are reading books or debating the great issues of life at sophisticated dinner parties – or so I imagine – I’m enraptured by the latest Hollywood epic playing on my Blu-Ray and magnified through a large-screen projector and 5.1 surround sound system. As guilty [...]
A recurring media topic these days is the cultural, economic and political decline of the American Empire. It’s reflected in a large number of books, blogs and mainstream news stories. My former professor, Morris Berman, writes a popular blog, Dark Ages America, almost singularly devoted to the theme. Perhaps you’re skeptical? Well, if you [...]
This is almost hilarious. It must be the most absurd media promo I’ve ever seen – as if it’s a parody made by the people at The Colbert Report or The Onion. Unfortunately, these yahoos are serious. Posted by Colin Welch at 8:21 PM Edited on: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:20 PM
Bill Maher has returned to work after the summer hiatus, and offers this stinging recap of the past three months in American politics: Posted by Colin Welch at 1:17 PM Edited on: Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:21 PM
Apparently some people don’t like the Comic Sans font: “Comic Sans walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “We don’t serve your type.” But seriously, here’s a response in defense of our favourite faux handwriting font: http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/06/quote-day-comic-sans-fights-back ………………. Here’s another somewhat backhanded endorsement of Comic Sans. Honest. Posted by Colin Welch at 8:59 PM [...]
One of the first points I make to my political science classes is the necessity of government. I remind my students that the alternative – a society without rules, a legitimate government or the rule of law – would be much worse. I often point to Somalia, a country in name only. In reality, it’s [...]