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Scripturient: Dilbert, Dogbert and Collingwood

I’ve often commented that the cartoon strip Dilbert, by Scott Adams, is closer to a documentary than it is to a cartoon. Not just about the quagmire of corporate life: Dilbert applies equally to the sodden bureaucracy of government. And here are some strips to prove my hypothesis, at least on the local level. I culled … Continue reading “Dilbert, Dogbert and Collingwood” . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Dilbert, Dogbert and Collingwood

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bottom Of the Barrel Brad

What’s with Saskatchewan generating unkind Conservative politicians named Brad? Brad “Bumpkin” “Two Finger” Trost threw together some stock images into a meme against people in love being married. Something inadvertantly hilarious about would-be CPC leader Brad Trost using 2 stiff fingers to oppose gay marriage pic.twitter.com/Yuch53fccQ — Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) September 15, 2016 Dear Brad […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bottom Of the Barrel Brad

Dead Wild Roses: Creative Onion Chopping

Humour, on a Saturday? Sure, why not. Filed under: Humour Tagged: Onion, You Suck at Cooking. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Creative Onion Chopping

Dead Wild Roses: How Science Works…

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Scripturient: What did the former council ever do for us?

TIM: What exactly are the demands? BRIAN: We’re giving Powerstream two days to dismantle the entire apparatus of the Collus utility, and if they don’t agree immediately, we execute the shotgun clause. TIM: You mean, cut their nose off? DEB… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: What did the former council ever do for us?

Dead Wild Roses: Mosquitoes, Captain-Superbad Pants, and the Zika Virus – Disease Vector Concerns

The Zika virus has been with us for more than a few decades. Here are the highlights from Wikipedia – “Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus.[3] It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus.[3] Its name comes from the Zika […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Mosquitoes, Captain-Superbad Pants, and the Zika Virus – Disease Vector Concerns

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: One Danny does Two Ronnies #nlpoli

In an exclusive interview, VOCM’s Fred Hutton caught up with Danny Williams to talk about Williams’ latest project. The former premier is teaming up with his old sidekick Ed Martin to headline a Florida dinner theatre tribute to the late, diminutive co… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: One Danny does Two Ronnies #nlpoli

Dead Wild Roses: Math for Grownups… :)

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Scripturient: The raison d’etre

“Why do you do it?” A voice asked me, momentarily distracting my attention from deciding between the firm and silky tofu in the grocery store. I looked up to find a woman close to my own age in front of me. Well, perhaps she was a teensy bi… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The raison d’etre

Scripturient: Bumble, Fumble, Stumble and Mumble

Councillor Cam Ecclestone did an unusual and unexpected thing this week at Collingwood Council. He spoke. Normally, the intrepid but mute councillor is too busy to open his mouth. Like his colleague, Councillor “Sponge Bob” Madigan, he take… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Bumble, Fumble, Stumble and Mumble

Scripturient: Collingwood’s comedy duo

Abbott and Costello. Laurel and Hardy. Pegg and Frost. Wilder and Feldman. Jeffrey and Doherty. Great comedy duos of our time. Such memorable moments they have given us. Who can forget the timeless Abbott and Costello skit, “Who’s On Firs… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Collingwood’s comedy duo

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Brexit: It’s a term I first heard months ago on Twitter in relation to people mostly angry with immigration in the UK. It means “British Exit from the European Union”. The country narrowly voted to leave the EU, and the economy/currency Pound Sterling soon crashed from the uncertainty of the Prime Minister resigning, the opposition […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Dead Wild Roses: Male Novelists and Lightbulbs

I’ve entertained the thought of writing as more than a hobby, apparently there are a few pitfalls, as illustrated by the following lightbulb jokes, along the way one should be cognisant of. 🙂   “Q: How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: The terrible sex had made him feel […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Male Novelists and Lightbulbs

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If Earth Was A Restaurant From The 1990s

One of the big problems with climate change, is even if Europe and Asia manage to create low carbon infrastructure and societies, it’s like a non-smoking section of a restaurant. Remember those? Saskatchewan banned smoking in restaurants by about 2005, so we got out of the habit of asking, “Non-smoking table for two, please.” We […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: If Earth Was A Restaurant From The 1990s

Scripturient: The accomplishments of council

“You really are negative about our council,” the woman said to me as I stood in the grocery store, trying to decide whether to converse or pick mushrooms from the bin. But she insisted on the former. “Your blog is always about the bad… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The accomplishments of council

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Take Your Mind Off Things

Sometimes The Beaverton really understands me. This morning on CBC Morning Edition, Sheila Coles had Mark Jacobson as a guest. He’s a Stanford professor who I mentioned in my letter to the editor a couple weeks ago. Anyway, I learned a lot of great points about transitioning to a Wind, Water, Solar (WWS) electrical system […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Take Your Mind Off Things

Dead Wild Roses: When Men Mansplain Mansplaining to Men.

Like Inception only way less interesting. Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Mansplaining . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: When Men Mansplain Mansplaining to Men.

Scripturient: Dear Amazon…

Dear Amazon: Hello, it’s me, Ian. Yes, that’s right, the crazy guy who orders all those books. Yeah, the history books, the science books, the philosophy books, the ones on leadership and politics… you know, the guy who spends at lea… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Dear Amazon…

Dead Wild Roses: Who Knew that Salsa Had a Spectrum?

Dryly amusing. 🙂  Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cooking, Humour . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Who Knew that Salsa Had a Spectrum?

Susan on the Soapbox: Dividing Up the Family Home

Ms Soapbox and her sister Elle are on Vancouver Island visiting the folks. (Elle is not her real name but she values her privacy and bites and throws things if she doesn’t get her way–or at least she did when … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Dividing Up the Family Home

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – You’ll see, when you’re dead…

An argument stronger perhaps than even a=a …Filed under: Religion Tagged: Humour, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – You’ll see, when you’re dead…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Media Captivated By Chicken Flap Gibberish

BREAKING: Residents are terrified as their beloved #KFCBuffet comes under threat. Premier steps in to help people #SkipTheDishes. .@CTVCally @ctvregina Fear of loss of chicken buffet is unbecoming of a news organization. #KFCBuffet #Hype — Saskboy (@saskboy) May 25, 2016 STANDING UP FOR SASKATCHEWAN Buffets My government believes in a strong Saskatchewan within a smorg […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Media Captivated By Chicken Flap Gibberish

Dead Wild Roses: The Mashed Potatopology – The Starch That Keeps On Giving

I cannot believe that I’ve gone so long without knowing about this. 🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Apology, Humour, Potato, Wisdom . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Mashed Potatopology – The Starch That Keeps On Giving

Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver – Apologize For Justin Trudeau

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Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’

It is instructive and even amusing to watch the reactions from the pundits, bloggers, columnists and political loyalists. Sunday morning in our household often includes having Michael Enright join us for a look see at Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’