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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 to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the eighth year of the annual event.

But as participation appeared to be on the decline in recent years, supporters emphasized the goal was to raise awareness of climate change — 24 hours a day.”

You would think that (Read more…)

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

Dead Wild Roses: Anticipating the First Summer Watermelon

The weather up here has finally taken a turn for the better. With the warmer weather comes thoughts of all the yummy seasonal food that is soon to be on its way.

Growf: Get your own melon.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cute, the doge days of summer, Watermlon

Dead Wild Roses: Unicorns

I may have to revisit my thoughts on these mythical badasses.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Murderbeasts, Unicorns

Cowichan Conversations: Traffic Sign Makes People Do the ‘Monty Python Silly Walk!’

Dead Wild Roses: Most Mondays I feel like this…

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Angry Duck, Mondays

Dead Wild Roses: English Pronunciation – A Poem

A tongue and brain twisting experience.



Filed under: Humour Tagged: English, logophilia, Poem, Pronunciation

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Class Conflict #nlpoli

The former Premier.

The premier wannabe.


Dead Wild Roses: Caturday: Pallas Cat

Shakesville had this video and it’s too funny not to share.

More about the Pallas Cat: Wikipedia

Filed under: Cute, Humour Tagged: Cat, caturday, Cute

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #HarperFired Soudas Joins Liberals Who Need Heads Examined

To welcome Soudas and Adams into their party after all of the years of their Liberal-bashing, proves that they aren’t a Big-Tent, but rather a Motel Room-for-rent.

“Dimitri Soudas arrives with a handful, maybe perhaps boxes full, of information,” Graham told CTV News Channel. “Soudas has a lot of secrets. He tells people that. He knows a lot. He knows what went on in the Prime Minister’s Office. He knows a lot more about Stephen Harper than perhaps many around him.”

The common Canadian would raise an eyebrow or two at this news, if they gave a rat’s ass (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The (New) Hockey Song

It would have been more of a tribute if the puck was dropped by a disabled vet. #cdnpoli

— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) February 8, 2015

I’m seeing alarming tweeted images of military men taking over a Maple Leafs game with weapons drawn. Oh wait, it’s a gimmick. Well then.

— kevin harding (@kevinharding) February 8, 2015

“What would Stompin’ Tom say to this?” Possibly:

Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s military time, The camo’s out, let’s give a shout They’re stopping every dime. Tension grows, & the fans are all insane, The (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Meninism?

My very first thought was: “What foolishness is this?” Then I saw a blurb about Meninism on the Time website.

The hashtags #Meninist and #Meninism have been around Twitter for more than a year, and the people who use them generally fall in two camps: people who use the term to call out ways they believe they’ve been victimized by feminism, and people who make fun of the first group for not understanding what feminism means in the first place.

Oh wow. First reaction completely on target.


On the upside, the farce known as “meninism” has (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Environmental Group Uses Satire To Highlight Energy East Pipeline Risks

Environmental Defence’s “Great Canadian Migrations” satirical video says grave risks posed by TransCanada’s proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline include climate change and oil spills

The post Canadian Environmental Group Uses Satire To Highlight Energy East Pipeline Risks appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: The First Time Bidet Experience.

The tagline from youtube – “Like a massage for your Anus.” Not much more needs to be said. Full disclosure, I’ve never tried going the bidet route but after seeing this video its definitely going on my bucket list..:)

I know you are all flush with excitement to watch the video so no more words from me.



Filed under: Humour Tagged: Bidet, Funny, Like a message for your An*S

Dead Wild Roses: How to tell if your Dog is involved in a Sex Scandal

Never doubt the frown.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Dogs, Frowning, Humour

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Snake Throwing Video

When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace.

Remember the snake thrown behind the counter at Tim Horton's Dec 8th? YEP! There's video.

— David Kirton (@dkckom) January 12, 2015

This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with alcohol problems who get drunk, go to a fast food coffee place with their cans of Pilsner, and make trouble for the staff there while swearing as much as possible to make things even more awkward.

CKOM: “Luke Apooch and Christopher Cook face charges of mischief, (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Hobbit Ends

I saw the last Hobbit [8/10] movie on Friday, with Jeri. We had food at Montana’s just before. I had the veggie feta burger and it was very good, it tasted just like a meat burger. My distant cousin ended up being seated at the table next to us.

The most exciting part of the movie was in the first ten minutes, but it was overall enjoyable. It was plain that if you hadn’t seen earlier installations of this series, you’d feel a bit left-out. The part of the plot depending upon the Dwarf king’s promise was a bit weakened (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Very Best of 2014

Ms. Betty Bowers hits the highlights of christian religious folly from 2014.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Humour, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Cowichan Conversations: Perhaps A Beer Pipeline Would Meet With Public Approval

Blaise Salmon

By Blaise Salmon

While historically B.C.’s economy was resource-based, by 2012, only three per cent of B.C.’s GDP came from oil, gas and related services, according to the B.C. Economic Accounts.

Many other sectors of the economy — finance, construction, tourism, high tech and even green jobs — are now more important.

By the same token, the famed Alberta oilsands make up only two per cent of Canada’s GDP, while providing 112,000 jobs. In comparison, a 2013 Conference Board study showed that more jobs, 163,000, were provided by Canada’s beer industry — including (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Our Holiday Tree… and our Cats.

This is why we can’t have nice things in our house…

Filed under: Housekeeping, Humour Tagged: Cats, Humour, No Tree for Us