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Comments: 0Monday, October 25, 2010 10:16:30 PM
You have erred very, very, very badly. You have betrayed your brightest, most talented and kindest citizens by electing an angry, swaggering simpleton as your mayor. Heedless of consequence, deaf to reason, you have crept up from behind and treacherously plunged a dagger poisoned with fear, hatred and capricious malice  deep into the unguarded spines of your most courageous fighters and gentl
Comments: 0Monday, October 25, 2010 12:27:17 PM
Well, it was morning when I started this. Anyway...1 FORMER CHILD SOLDIER DETAINED IN U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR EIGHT YEARS BASICALLY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO PLEAD GUILTY TO WAR CRIMES CHARGES Why bother even pretending there's anything legitimate about the Omar Khadr trial? The Canadian, who's been abandoned by this country's pro-military, pro-war Conservative government, was wounded a
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 20, 2010 09:53:10 AM
B Wall tells BHP Billiton we are NOT for sale!  Somebody please step in an stop the insanity!  Stephen Harper - please save us.
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 20, 2010 07:36:22 AM
Tomorrow we unveil the 2010 Best of Saskatoon!It's always dang exciting when this issue hits.  The time and energy put into this celebration of Saskatoon is crazy.  We don't mind though, because you're worth it.I gotta thank my friends at Planet S that put in a ton of extra time this past few weeks.  Sleep well Designer Girl and Editor Boy.  You did an amazing job.&
Comments: 0Monday, October 18, 2010 03:35:38 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: 0Wednesday, October 13, 2010 01:47:07 PM
A couple of amazing media events to check out in the next week:“Excited”Excited is a romantic comedy about a successful businessman who happens to suffer from sexual dysfunction.  He finally meets the right girl, but a myriad of factors stand in his way on the path to happiness --- an overzealous friend, a smothering mother, and getting over his sexual issues.  The filmI have
Comments: 0Tuesday, October 12, 2010 06:56:28 PM
Self-appointed American “family values” moralists must be frothing today after a federal judge ordered the U.S. military to immediately stop enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. DADT, for those Canadians unfamiliar with the loony-toons legal manifestations of certain segments of the U.S. population’s bizarre sexual fears and repression, is a stupid, bigoted 1993 law that
Comments: 0Tuesday, October 12, 2010 09:30:55 AM
You might know that The Globe And Mail had a big redesign this month. The paper moved to a  smaller format with more graphics and is now printed on higher-quality (albeit tackily bright) newsprint. The change is an attempt to boost the paper’s sagging readership numbers and, while I don’t think they’ve completely figured out what tomorrow’s daily newspaper needs to loo
Comments: 0Monday, October 4, 2010 02:39:13 PM
Fans can relax and foes can gnash: Conway returns in this week’s issue with a really good piece on the Conservative “Tough On Crime” agenda.It’s really good. Here’s an excerpt:"The prime minister isn’t just taking programs apart. Harper is a social architect with a clear and bold vision. He does indeed have a plan — but it must remain unspoken because
Comments: 0Monday, October 4, 2010 11:46:56 AM
1 MARINE LIFE CENSUS IS COMPLETE A decade-long project concludes there are more than a million species in the ocean. So now we’ll have a better sense of what exactly we humans are wiping out. Yay. (Guardian)2 A TWO AND A WHOLE LOT OF ZEROES A BHP Billington takeover of Potash Corp could cost Saskatchewan $2 billion over the next decade, according to a government report. So what? That’s
Comments: 0Friday, October 1, 2010 12:08:30 PM
When did Saskatoon become such a happening place? There are literally enough shows happening right now to put a person in the poorhouse. Enjoy it while it lasts – it’s generally a good idea to get in as many live shows as possible before winter crushes us all.Evil Survives – To be fair, this Winnipeg-based thrash band plays here like every second weekend. But for the style of mus
Comments: 0Friday, October 1, 2010 08:21:21 AM
We have wrapped up the counting and let me say THANKS to a few folks! To our Counter-Upper, you are amazing and we cannot fathom a life without you.  33 000 VOTES TO COUNT!  Computers or not - a daunting task considering things like typos, alternate names for businesses and vague votes such as "that place with the mailbox in front of it on Broadway".  Yep - quite a ta
Comments: 0Monday, September 27, 2010 04:43:21 PM
Is this thing on?  Good. I went to The Flaming Lips (with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti opening) in Edmonton this weekend and it was mindblowingly good.  There was a big Saskatoon contingent at the show, which is always great to see.  I’m sure there were more than a few people that did The Flaming Lips on Friday and rushed back for Arcade Fire or Blitzen Trapper (or
Comments: 0Monday, September 27, 2010 11:31:41 AM
1 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PROMISES TO BE REASONABLE ON STIMULUS PROJECT DEADLINES Huh. (Globe And Mail). Wonder if Brad Trost got this memo.2 STUPID TORY CENSUS SCHEME GOES TO COURT A French Canadian group will ask a Federal court in Ottawa to thwart the government’s brainless census shenanigans. A quote from the CBC story:“Our fear is that government will no longer have the information i
Comments: 0Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:36:14 AM
Montreal’s status as Canada’s indie rock Mecca is in serious jeopardy with the city adopting new anti-noise regulations aimed against both musicians and small-venue owners. The regulations, adopted by the Plateau borough this July, have raised the fines for noise complaints over tenfold, from a few hundred dollars to $12,000 – essentially amounting to a declaration of jihad again
Comments: 0Monday, September 20, 2010 05:19:14 PM
Brad wall is a Communist!  Or a Socialist.  Whichever is more evil.  How could he possibly think that keeping control of our resources out of the hands of a huuuuuuge company from far away is bad?  Cuz he's a Socialist, that's why!  Looky here.  Or,  I may be misunderstanding him.
Comments: 0Monday, September 20, 2010 08:37:19 AM
At Thursday, midnight....the polls close!  Have you voted?  Hurry!  What if Best Shoe Store ends up being Wal-Mart??  Saskatoon will be ever painted as a city full of banjo plucking inbreds!  VOTE!  You could win a $1000 Best of Saskatoon prize package with stuff from Durand's, Cupcake Conspiracy, Frakas, Ultimo Euromoda, Momentum, Weczeria, Spadina Freehouse, Sus
Comments: 0Saturday, September 18, 2010 06:25:48 PM
Regina-based associate editors are wondering...
Comments: 0Friday, September 17, 2010 03:13:25 PM
This is a fascinating  peek back at the gun control issue in Canada.  A great video put together (2002 or 2003ish??) by the NRA!  The NRA!!  The same NRA that has had no interest whatsoever in the issue. 
Comments: 0Thursday, September 16, 2010 09:14:12 AM
So there are 7 days left to vote for the Best of Saskatoon, and you haven't cast your ballot.  Are you nuts?  You gonna let somebody else determine who Saskatoon's best MP is???  What if Brad Trost wins?  It'll be your fault.  Yup.  What if the Best Pickup Line is "How you doin'?"?  Can you live with Sasktoon being painted with a Jersey
Comments: 0Monday, September 13, 2010 05:53:54 PM
here's a photo of a guy passing through Regina today. Written on his rear windshield with mock incredulity: "32-2?".See? See what's happened? The Bomber fans think they're BETTER than us Saskatchewanians now. Just look at this smirking Winnipegger. Smug!Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
Comments: 0Saturday, August 28, 2010 11:11:47 AM
America’s Greatest Douchebag (TM) is in Washington today for the Restoring Honor rally, encouraging frightened, gullible xenophobes to vote Republican in America’s November election.And they’re listening. From the Washington Post:Olga Sanchez, 79, of Tampa, had never before been to a rally in Washington. But Sanchez, a retired administrative assistant, watches Beck on television
Comments: 0Monday, August 23, 2010 12:15:03 PM
Fans of the long-defunct Regina indie-dance rock band Despistado will be thrilled to learn that the group recently announced their return to Saskatoon for a reunion show.For those who remember them, Despistado were responsible for some of the more memorable shows in Saskatoon, one of which took place in the dank underbelly of a sketchy punkhouse on 12th Street. Although the setting was far from id
Comments: 0Monday, August 23, 2010 09:19:38 AM
1 POTASH CORPORATION FORMALLY REJECTS TAKEOVER BID Read all about it (Leader-Post). They're even talking about it on the Current on CBC national radio this morning. This post won't make it up in time for me to give you a link but I'm sure there will be a podcast online later (CBC).2 THE COPS WANT TO KEEP THE LONG GUN REGISTRY What do so many supposedly good Canadians who own firearms h
Comments: 0Wednesday, August 18, 2010 07:27:53 PM
In lieu of actually supporting their upcoming album Hurley, Weezer are apparently taking a strange-yet-exciting career path."We... have a reissue of Pinkerton coming out with new packaging, and—I'm praying—a Pinkerton tour, where we'll play all the songs off Pinkerton," reported guitarist Brian Bell to Alternative Press.While it is unlikely that the still-sweatered fo
Comments: 0Friday, August 13, 2010 10:42:47 AM
1 TRIAL OF CHILD SOLDIER DELAYED Omar Khadr’s lawyer passes out in court, which will delay the sketchy trial for at least a month. The Globe And Mail  story also has a depressing closer about the widow of the medic a teenage Khadr is alleged to have killed. War is so stupid and awful.2 REFUGEE SHIP DOCKS IN BC Story here (Canadian Press/Winnipeg Free Press). I don’t have any easy
Comments: 0Tuesday, August 10, 2010 09:49:29 AM
Journalist, pundit and author Linda McQuaig breaks down the Canadian government's decision to spend $16 billion dollars on high-tech WW3-ready combat planes. From her column in today's Toronto Star:Yet even [Defence Minister Peter] MacKay struggles to explain the utility of the jets. Asked at a news conference last month for “specific examples of the uses of these aircraft,” Ma
Comments: 0Friday, August 6, 2010 10:27:09 AM
Not much time left now, but if you’re wondering what you should see with the two days that are left, these are my suggestions.I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach and recommend two one-handers and two multi-actor plays that I saw and would go see again.Rum and VodkaThe excellent writing by Conor McPherson is brought to life by Skinny Walrus in this crisis of drink vs
Comments: 0Wednesday, August 4, 2010 06:10:26 PM
TOP PICKS OF THE FRINGE (so far)If I learned one thing about my theatre tastes this Fringe Festival, it’s that I have affinity for one man shows. I love good writing, good stories and most of all good storytelling.  It’s as simple as that.  I know the festival is still far from over, but it’s high time I throw out my top three picks of Fringe so far.1) The Guitar Teache
Comments: 0Tuesday, August 3, 2010 04:14:21 PM
The Guitar TeacherBroadway Theatre  Four and a half StarsMaybe I just have a soft spot for Bob Dylan and old-time folk music, but Randy Rutherford’s The Guitar Teacher really struck a chord with me.  It’s not only the folk tunes that are nostalgic; it’s his musings about first love, sex, and the awkward stages in-between. This was a different kind of storytell