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Comments: 0Friday, February 11, 2011 02:40:25 PM
 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before --- God and Satan board a train to discuss the fate of a few poor souls while rocking out to some really bad new wave.  Okay, it’s not a joke; it’s the plot of Night Train to Terror, a Z-grade Twilight Zone: The Movie knock off.  However, where Twilight Zone’s structure was intentional, Night Train to Terror is a godle
Comments: 0Monday, January 10, 2011 05:11:25 PM
You have until Thursday to see Enter the Void at The Roxy Theatre!  Film nuts, drug fiends, perverts, and those who just wanna feel something, man --- head down there ASAFP.  Thursday is the LAST NIGHT!THE PLOT:  A drug dealer is shot by the Tokyo police after reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead.  His spirits floats free from his body and moves through the gritty Tokyo scene a
Comments: 0Friday, January 7, 2011 11:38:03 AM
The Inane Ramblings of Someone who is Obviously Mentally Ill:  The Post-2010 Years.There’s post-modernism, post-punk, post-everything --- or Post-Nothing, a great album by Japandroids.  Now we’re stepping into what I think of as the Post-2010 world. Growing up, I remember watching the 1984 film, 2010: The Year We Make Contact and thinking it seemed like a realistic take
Comments: 0Thursday, January 6, 2011 02:51:48 PM
 Evgenia Mikhaylova is the production manager of Planet S. The following message is for Canadian hockey fans disappointed in yesterday’s crushing loss to a superior Russian team.  Не пейте и не летайте, дуболь два по-русски! Товарищи Канадцы,не волнуйтесь попросту и не надейтесь на слад
Comments: 0Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:43:08 PM
*Don't Drink & Fly, translation courtesy smug Planet S production manager Evgenia Mikhaylova.So, team Russia got kicked off their plane this a.m. for drunken, unruly behaviour? Oh dear.Also: can we maybe have a little class and congratulate the Russian junior team for their spectacular comeback win? It wasn’t just a Canadian collapse, after all: there were some spectac
Comments: 0Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:03:46 AM
City council was talking bridge width last night.  Size matters and thanks to my friend Eric at Shaw, we have a condensed version of some of the discussion here!
Comments: 0Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:13:26 AM
Let it be said that 2010 was an awesome year for music. However, it's probably not surprising that some of the biggest albums of the year were also, in my opinion, amongst the biggest flops. But let it also be said that 2010's mass-acceptance of mainstream barf like Bieber and Die Antwoord has put me dangerously close to renouncing many of my friendships. Come to think of it, there was a l
Comments: 0Friday, December 17, 2010 03:19:49 PM
Welcome to Craig Silliphant's 2010 Music Roundup!  Yee haw!As a music journo, a Polaris Music Prize juror, and a guy with a ton of music geek friends, I’m exposed to a lot of mind-blowing music.  Today I’ve compiled a list of my favourite albums of the year --- and I want to hear your opinions!  Did I miss any albums you think are important this year?  Do you di
Comments: 0Tuesday, December 7, 2010 01:04:34 PM
This week I saw Bukowski: Born into This, a documentary about one of the best modern writers of our age, Charles “Hank” Bukowski. The film chronicles his life from a violent upbringing in California to being the alcoholic gutter poet we know and love.  Along the way, he was both a terrible and reckless force, as well as a sensitive and brilliant mind.Spurned by women because
Comments: 0Monday, December 6, 2010 08:54:52 PM
It was freezing down here today: with the windchill, temps ranged from -28 to -22. But sometimes the right mix of temperature and humidity gives you an upside in raw beauty, which we got today, as you can see in the photo. For more images of a day in the life of your humble southern neighbour, head over to prairie dog's blog here.And that's it for a few days from Planet S' southern bur
Comments: 0Monday, December 6, 2010 10:20:40 AM
 1 KOREA SCARY BADNESS ALERT From the Guardian: “China fears that tensions on the Korean peninsula could spiral out of control, President Hu Jintao told Barack Obama last night, according to state media. The telephone call between the two leaders came as South Korea began fresh military exercises – including in an area close to the disputed Yellow Sea border –
Comments: 0Friday, December 3, 2010 02:16:24 PM
Yeah, it’s not a joke. The perp has been arrested,  the victim is dead. And you probably already knew about this awful terrible scary insane crime, which happened yesterday in Toronto. But maybe you don’t yet know that the victim is the father of the man accused of his murder? It’s true.What a disturbing story. Baby panda time!
Comments: 0Friday, December 3, 2010 11:37:58 AM
1 FIRST NATIONS WON’T RELEASE CHILD CARE INFORMATION Is it a legitimate jurisdictional concern or good old-fashioned butt-covering? Also, it sounds like the Social Services Ministry is falling down on the job in general. Hooray!  Story here.2 HOMELESSNESS SUCKS A Saskatoon doc on life on life without walls, discussed.3 Q & A WITH JULIAN ASSANGE The best newspaper in the world puts r
Comments: 0Monday, November 29, 2010 11:59:13 AM
1 CLIMATE CHANGE AND CANCUN As the world warms, countries meet for another round of talks. As usual, Canada is expected to be one of the problem countries.2 GET THE LEAD OUT Canada announces tough new standards for lead in children's toys.3  PILE O' PICASSOS Nearly 300 unknown works by the legendary artist have surfaced.4 STEPHEN LEWIS ON AIDS The humanitarian talks about the pandemic
Comments: 0Sunday, November 28, 2010 09:04:41 PM
Story here. Thanks for the laughs, sir. And for trying to save us from ocean-zombies.
Comments: 0Tuesday, November 23, 2010 06:39:49 PM
Serge LeClerc denied he smoked the wacky weed, but he did! He did! And he also had cocaine delivered to his home. From CBC:On Tuesday, after an expert examination of the audiotapes and transcripts of computer chats, conflict of interest commissioner Ron Barclay said in a 32-page report tabled in the legislature that he’s satisfied LeClerc spoke the words on the tape and there was no doctorin
Comments: 0Monday, November 22, 2010 01:59:04 PM
Even when being declared obsolete music technology is apparently cyclical. Recently Panasonic announced that the Technics 1200 turntable – the instrument widely regarded as paramount to the creation of hip-hop – is being put to rest.“After more than 35 years as a leading manufacturer of analogue turntables, Panasonic has regretfully taken the decision to leave this market,”
Comments: 0Monday, November 22, 2010 10:08:46 AM
1 WIVES: COLLECT ‘EM ALL! British Columbia’s Supreme Court will look at polygamy starting today. Polygamy is currently illegal and creepy.You know what might make polygamy less freaky? If it was 1.) practiced by people who don’t belong to breakaway religious cults and 2.) if there were cases somewhere in this country of women with multiple husbands.2 DEATH IS A HIGHWAY There were
Comments: 0Sunday, November 21, 2010 04:58:07 PM
The BBC reports the Vatican is downplaying Pope Benedict’s comments that it might be sort of okay if male prostitutes use condoms to minimize the risk of AIDs infection. Snort.Behind convoluted, baroque theology, behind facades of morality is a church that has failed to convince its followers to follow its teaching s on sex. Roman Catholics world-wide ignore the Pope’s instructions. In
Comments: 0Saturday, November 20, 2010 03:20:03 PM
From the Associated Press article in today’s Globe And Mail:The pope made the comments in a book-length interview with a German journalist, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” which is being released Tuesday. The Vatican newspaper ran excerpts on Saturday.Church teaching has long opposed condoms because they are a form of artificial contraceptio
Comments: 0Friday, November 19, 2010 11:22:09 PM
The former NHL coach, cop and, from what I’ve read, hell of a human being passed away today after a long battle with cancer. Here’s a fantastic column TSN’s Bob Mackenzie wrote a little while back after a false report that Burns had died was hilariously refuted by Burns himself. It’s a must-read if you care about hockey and the people who live it.
Comments: 0Friday, November 12, 2010 02:25:29 PM
Count Blogula’s Weekly Media Countdown!Things!  Things you might like to watch!  Or listen to!  Or read! Well, at worst they’ll make this paltry existence on Earth a little more exciting, and at best, you can benefit from the time wasted by this here human media consumption machine.  If I can put you onto a great movie, album, or book (instead of smelly garbage
Comments: 0Friday, November 12, 2010 11:34:39 AM
1 FUNNY MONEY Grumbling and griping aplenty at the G20 meet in Seoul, South Korea, as world leaders won’t back American efforts to suppress the value of the U.S. dollar. A lower U.S. dollar means cheaper U.S. exports which should create more American jobs. China keeps their currency, the Yuan, artificially low, which is a big part of why that country is an export powerhouse. More on the stor
Comments: 0Thursday, November 11, 2010 10:57:05 AM
Remembering is a duty, but how we remember is a choice.This duty and these choices mean that as Canadians we face the world with open eyes, whether as individuals, or as a nation.This Remembrance Day I choose to honour the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families, by imagining the world they’ve fought to make possible.It is a world without child soldier
Comments: 0Friday, November 5, 2010 01:30:41 PM
The pundit at the forefront of a minor renaissance in sane punditry has been suspended by MSNBC news for donating to a couple of Democrat campaigns when company policy says that's not allowed. Thoughts:1.) I don't think any boss has any business telling employees they can't participate in democracy. I'm in favour of reasonable laws limiting political donations to stop the wealthies
Comments: 0Friday, November 5, 2010 08:56:57 AM
Have you heard the one about the cooking magazine, the ripped-off article and the editor who told a writer she should pay that editor for stealing her article? Yes? Sorry for stale news. No? Well, let me fill you in.The magazine is a teeny little regional thing in New England called Cooks Source and its editorial technique is apparently "copy, paste, edit, publish and don't tell (or pay)
Comments: 0Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:25:34 AM
Count Blogula’s Weekly Media Countdown!Things!  Things you might like to watch!  Or listen to!  Or read! Well, at worst they’ll make this paltry existence on Earth a little more exciting, and at best, you can benefit from the time wasted by this here human media consumption machine.  If I can put you onto a great movie, album, or book (instead of smelly garbage
Comments: 0Monday, November 1, 2010 12:11:11 PM
1 FORMER CHILD SOLDIER SENTENCED AFTER SKETCHY TRIAL AND COERCED CONFESSION Omar Khadr’s getting eight years, seven of which will probably be served in Canada.2 HAIL TO THE CHIEF Larry Hubich was re-elected president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour at this weekend’s annual SFL convention. Hubich, a five-term leader of the SFL who had previously always run unopposed, was challe
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:27:24 PM
Here's how things are looking down in Regina. How are they looking up yonder?
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 27, 2010 09:46:39 AM
If you’re looking for something to do this Halloween weekend that doesn’t involve dressing like a hussy --- check out the first ever CFCR Craft-tacular!  Well...I suppose you could still dress as a hussy.  By the way, when did Halloween become a subsidiary of Joe Francis’ Girls Gone Wild franchise?  Have a heart, people --- all this societally sanctioned skin and t