In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 32: The history police strike!

The Ontario elementary school teachers’ federation has voted to ask the provincial government to remove the name of Sir John. A. Macdonald from Ontario schools. According to the teachers’ union (sorry, that should be ‘federation’), Macdonald is the architect of the “genocide” of Canada’s Aboriginal people. Yes, it has come to this. Wiping out the name ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Humor: an evolutionary explanation

Humans have evolved to have a sense of humor — sorry, most humans have evolved to have a sense of humor because it helps us deal with: the vast indifference of the universe the crushing knowledge of our own mortality … Continue reading →