Things Are Good: America Might Find Salvation in Satire

2016 witnessed the election of Donald Trump thanks in a large part to Russian meddling in the American democratic process. One of the most effective things that the Russians did was lie and spread contradictory information to make it hard for people to discern reality. Trump’s marketing skills made use of these Russian efforts to ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Flaubert’s Conservative Dictionary

Watching Doug Ford become the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives and Jason Kenney taking shots at Justin Trudeau and gender neutrality in his congratulatory speech, Ms Soapbox’s mind drifted to Flaubert’s Dictionary of Accepted Ideas. (Well, not initially, but after the incredulity wore off). The Dictionary is Flaubert’s satirical response to “mass produced word ...

cartoon life: Trump and Kim Jong to talk.

It’s the age of Big Hair Diplomacy

wmtc: rip barry crimmins: call me lucky to have known him

In late 2015, I blogged about a remarkable documentary: “Call Me Lucky,” about the life and times of Barry Crimmins. Barry died last week at the age of 64. Describing Barry as a comedian somehow seems wrong. He was a social critic who used biting humour and righteous anger to enlighten and to skewer. He ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Layin’ Pipe

Wanda's having relationship troubles…because she's just not that into #pipelines: RT if you can identify with Wanda. #StopKM #NotPipelines#cdnpoli #bcpoli #WaterIsLife #NoMeansNo — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) February 15, 2018 From reality:Are you sure this wasn't speaking to the #WaterProtectors, and a CC to your email?A pipeline is expedient, and not correct if we hope ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: I Didn’t Blog in December

I was distracted by things more awesome than blogging. What could that be? I’ll tell you some day. For now, I’m back, complaining about litter. Everyone is focusing on a crappy coffee shop chain in Canada, and giving them even more brain-space free marketing because too many people are addicted to the sugar and caffeine ...

Dead Wild Roses: Next Week A Change in Programming – A Treatise on Anti-Natalism by Mystro

We have a most special treat for our readers this upcoming week. Mystro has penned a multi-post piece on the contentious topic of children and why they are a ‘no-go’ for him. I’ve read his essay and enjoyed some of his vitriol toward the unwritten expectations placed on people in society with regards to procreation. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sorry Mad Max, but there are Headlines are Funny. Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Mad Max

Dead Wild Roses: Have you laughed at an MRA recently?

If not, let me top you up. Oh men, so fragile, so vulnerable. All the feelz for you! Filed under: Feminism, Humour Tagged: Feminism, LoL, MRA nonsense

Politics and its Discontents: A Change Of Pace

With all of the tawdry tales of corruption, tax avoidance and tax evasion going on right now thanks to the Paradise Papers, I feel like lightening the mood a bit. I hope you enjoy these, especially if you have ever been fortunate enough to share companionship with a dog: Recommend this Post

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A gripping tale of lost Bitcoins

I’m just glad this wasn’t me. You probably won’t be disappointed reading this tale of a man losing his Bitcoin recovery information, and the low-tech, and high-tech means he tries to recover them from the ether.

Accidental Deliberations: On principled responses

In the wake of the NDP’s leadership campaign, it seems the Libs have responded by finding somebody to distill their very essence even more thoroughly than Justin Trudeau. At least, if we can confirm that is supported by tax-sheltered trust fund dollars.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ted Cruz Likes Porn, Literally

So Ted Cruz, how will you remember 9/11? Ted Cruz: — Antony Copland (@SprowstonStud) September 12, 2017 8 months ago, this Twitter user claimed Ted made the same mistake while watching Twitter-hosted porn: Well that was weird. In my Activity TL the verified account of @tedcruz just liked a hard core porn tweet. And ...

cartoon life: Nuclear war singalong

Filed under: cartoon, comment, political Tagged: Billy Joel, cartoon, current events, editorial, humour, Kim Jong Un, politics, Trump

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Will Mandryk Eat His Privatization Crow?

Has anyone watched Mandryk eat crow about this doozy of a column defending Wall’s last campaign yet? “NDP must get off privatization merry-go-round“ “On Tuesday, Wall emphatically said “no” to selling SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, SGI and even STC. He reminded voters he signed the old NDP Crown Corporation Protection Act and noted his only proposed ...

Dead Wild Roses: Matriarchal Oppression!

🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ritz: More Dense Than A Gas

Saskatchewan has a lot of ignoble MPs, but Ritz took the cake this past week. He’s helping to spread nonsense that is solidly a line from anti-science climate change deniers. @GerryRitzMP @davidakin Carbon is the building block of all known life. Carbon is contained is more poisons than can be listed here. Did you mean ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rejected Cartoons from the New Yorker – Phil Jones

Funny stuff. 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, New Yorker, Phil Jones, Rejected Cartoons

Dead Wild Roses: NeoLiberalism

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Neoliberalism, Politics

Dead Wild Roses: Dammit Adblock!

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Adblock, Humour

Tattered Sleeve: Amazing Che

Amazing ChéHow sweet the soundOf Habs fans leaving their seats In the K, he was lostBut with the CH, was foundWe give praise to Bergevin ‘Twas Captain K that taughtThe PP to clickLeko and BBQ, my FHFears relievedHow precious did that CHé appearThe OT I first believed Through many Rangers, and Arrogant Fuckface Our boys ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Regina’s Latest Viral Hit Song

Beep, Beep, I’m a Sheep. “Beep, beep, I’m a sheep,” are the prominent lyrics for Regina resident Todd Bryanton’s — also known on YouTube as LilDeuceDeuce — newest composition. It has become a viral hit online. Released on April Fools’ Day, the ear worm is no joke, reaching five million views and climbing, as of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: How Safe Will the Model 3 Be?

The Tesla Model 3 could be the safest car on the road — and that’s bad news for every other automaker Matthew DeBord Mar. 23, 2017, 10:42 AM MORGAN STANLEY: Tesla’s Model 3 may be 10x safer than any car on the road today Frank Chaparro Mar. 23, 2017, 11:08 AM   It’s expected to ...

Tattered Sleeve: If Y(emelin) Should Fall From Grace with Claude (apologies to the Pogues)

If Y Should Fall from Grace with ClaudeAfter being cleanly beatenIf Y’s muscled off the puckAnd his passes fail completelyLet him sit Claude, let him sit ClaudeLet Y sit up with the press where the hotdogs come with friesThis Cup was always ours Was the pride of MontrealersIt belongs to the HabsNot to any of Buttman’s ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Be Next

@SteveKopack Nothing about this is funny. Why do these "people" laugh? — Ozzie (@OzziePants777) February 7, 2017