Dead Wild Roses: O Canada! Noticed by John Oliver for our Senate Fuss.

It must be a slow news week for JO and the Last Week Tonight Show as they spend a segment describing our Senate expense scandal.  Is it surprising that people with access to public funds are behaving irresponsibly, not really – but unlike JO, I think the money spent documenting our free-wheeling senators is a ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Road Trip!!!

There is so much we could talk about:  the G7 “support” for a fossil fuel free world by 2100, Mr Harper’s visit with the Pope, the Senate’s secret arbitration process, but today we’re going to talk about road trips. Ms Soapbox and her daughter (let’s call her Missy) are going on a road trip to ...

Scripturient: Creating a New Citizens’ Group

Recently, I’ve been told that what this town needs is a new citizen’s action group. I imagine it will be a group of residents concerned that the precedents set by the last council might spread to this one. That’s clearly a worrisome trend to some folks. Like progress, good ideas must be nipped in the bud. What this town needs, it seems, ...

Scripturient: The Story of Chicken Little

Chicken Little was out one morning walking around town. It was a fine morning, and he decided he wanted a cup of coffee. He wanted one so much could even smell the coffee in the air. So he walked into a local restaurant. But then he stopped and his mouth fell open in horror. He saw ...

centre of the universe: A step to the right, hands on your hips, pull your knees in tight

This workout combines the best of yoga flexibility, a little bit of cardio, and core strength workouts. You don’t even need to leave your own bedroom. In fact, you probably don’t want to. And unlike other workouts, with this one, you shower first, and it’s done before you even get into your car to head ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Just Not Ready To Debate

Who's not ready??? #cdnpoli #GPC pic.twitter.com/Beuw1DUacQ — Elizabeth May MP (@ElizabethMay) May 29, 2015 *Zing Also, Goodbye Peter MacKay: Good news everyone! Peter MacKay or Conservative polling indicated that MacKay wouldn’t have held his seat! And/Or he’s got a cushy private job lined up with a bank. And I wish Peter MacKay the success Jim ...

Dead Wild Roses: I Hate Passwords – Here are Even More Reasons to Hate Them.

Don’t let someone who “leet speaks” onto your computer. Ever. I’m such a non-fan of passwords.  Keeping track of all that shite is tedious.  So here I am doing my best when along comes the CBC to make life even more difficult. “If your password is on the list below you had better change it. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Inexpensive Computer Comes With Expensive Shipping Option Only

When I read about the $9 computer on Crash Bang Labs’ Facebook page, I was ready to help kick start that CHIP. But I got to the payment screen when the shipping amount came up. How much could it cost I’d thought to ship a computer smaller than a couple of AA batteries? I braced ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Arbourist: Winning Awards like a Champ…

Oh yaaaaa!!!   Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour

Dead Wild Roses: Dungeon and Dragons: Character Alignments Explained

I swear, there is a helpful graph for everything on the internet. Where do you fit in? 🙂  I’m pretty sure I firmly inhabit the rectangle of snooze…*sigh*.   For those of us who like lists – The list describes the basic ethos of killing in a fantasy setting according to each alignment type. ( ...

Dead Wild Roses: So Now I Know what that Face Means.

Exhibit 1 – Cat Form Did you just eat my parrot?     Exhibit 2 – Human Form   Have you been fooling with the tesseract?     Conclusion:  This is the grin of someone who knows *exactly* what naughtiness they’ve done 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cats, Humour, Loki

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Hilarious Alberta Election

Last Alberta election it was the ridiculously wrong polling that was the news story. I think everyone is missing the big #abvote shocker: The polls were right! — Kevin Aschenbrenner (@kevwrites) May 6, 2015 Then the Wild Rose Party leader switched inexplicably to the PCs, and blew up her political chances in the next few ...

Dead Wild Roses: In Alberta, some things never change

Somewhat ironic, considering Rachel Notley said “spring is here” last night. Filed under: Canada, History, Humour Tagged: #abvote, Irony, Spring

Dead Wild Roses: Behold! The Power of Penguin Poo.

I’m so pumped, I can barely handle the excrement over this topic… Filed under: Education, Humour Tagged: Humour, Penguin Poo

Cowichan Conversations: Yes Indeed-Math Is Difficult Jim!

Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver-The End of the World. (Video) See it all here!

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Riding the Coattails of History

Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People like Sandra are not leaving a better world for our children, and Stephen Harper’s grand-daughter. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Three Cheers for the Calgary Expo – Angry Man Babies Explode in Rage!

All of the following has been cribbed from David Futrelle’s We Hunted the Mammoth – Thank you David for doing the heavy lifting on this one. “The Honey Badgers — a mostly female A Voice for Men spinoff group known for its unlistenable internet “radio” shows — was sent packing after conventioneers complained about their connections to ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Thurber’s Writings & Drawings

Books of James Thurber‘s cartoons and writing were always on the shelves at my grandparents’ home, as well as on my parents’ bookshelves. I read them, as I did everything else on those shelves, when I was quite young. I still remember his odd, eccentric cartoons with their primitive lines but sharp and bizarre wit, although ...

Dead Wild Roses: Finally Explained: The Difference Between Nerds and Geeks.

All in two captioned video caps no less! Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cultural ‘Identities”, Humour

Dead Wild Roses: Earth Hour? Whelp, I blew that one all to Hell.

Now where did that power spike come from? Arbourist: *sheepish grin* Dammit CBC you just ratted me out! It is machinations like this (not reminding me about earth hour) and the insipid commercials on Radio 2 that are straining our relationship!   “Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights ...

Cowichan Conversations: Who’s More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News? Russell Brand The Trews

Dead Wild Roses: Shedding Is Coming.

Brace yourselves… Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Shedding is coming, White Cat

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Ode to Yahweh

I’m glad to report that NonStampCollector is at it again.  This collaborative effort with 43Alley is a wonderful return to his old form.  Enjoy all the benefits that “An instant, fruit-based moral education” has to offer. Filed under: Atheism, Humour, Religion Tagged: Fruit based moral education, NonStampCollector, Ode to Yahweh, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce

Dead Wild Roses: FireFox is Experiencing a Problem with Windows.

So I’m guessing a call to technical support is in order? 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Firefox, Humour, Windows