Monthly Archives: October 2011

A true tale of Halloween horror

It had been eating my dog’s food. It had chewed a hole under the sink. It had left me feeling my home was no longer mine. So I set a trap for the mouse in my kitchen, ready to give … Continue reading

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The most terrifying person in Canada

It’s Marg Delahunty! As played by comedian Mary Walsh on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, she’s been harrassing Canadian politicians of every stripe for over a decade. Everyone knows her schtick by now, everyone but Rob Ford. Supporters of the … Continue reading

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A kiss is still a kiss: a guide to PDAs

There’s a teeny tiny part of me that feels sorry for Eric Revie, assistant pastor at Glad Tidings Community Church in Blenheim, Ontario. He’s being widely mocked for panicking at the sight of two young lesbians making out in a … Continue reading

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High School Confidential: Talking with LGBT students

[originally published in Autumnplay! Fall 2011] A Catholic high school in the northern Alberta oil-sands hub of Fort McMurray seems like Canada’s least likely place to find a vocal advocate for gay rights but teacher and author Patricia Marie Budd … Continue reading

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AVENGERS Trailer Anonymous

It’s been a whole day since this was unleashed on the public: In the aftermath, I am now founding a local chapter of AVENGERS Trailer Anonymous (ATA). Its 12-step program for healing is as follows: 1. Admitted we were powerless … Continue reading

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George, you ignorant slut

No offence to Stewart or Colbert but, decades after their stint, I still miss Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin doing the fake news on Saturday Night Live, especially their “Point/Counterpoint” section in which Curtin would make an impassioned speech for … Continue reading

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