In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 45: President Homer Simpson

As always, The Simpsons predicted the future. In a season 9 episode called Trash of the Titans, Homer runs for sanitation commissioner against career civil servant Ray Patterson, voiced by Steve Martin. At one point, Homer gets into a shouting match with Patterson, and threatens to run for commissioner. “Wanna know what I think?” Homer ...

In This Corner: Book review: I Must Say, by Martin Short.

Have you ever read a biography and wished that the author was your friend, a guy you could call up and shoot the breeze with, or hang out with at his place? That’s the way I feel after reading Hamilton-born comic Martin Short’s alternately hilarious and heart wrenching book, I Must Say. I’ve always been ...

350 or bust: Little Shop Of Horrors

In honour of my dentist appointment today, here’s Steve Martin singing the “Dentist Song” from Little Shop Of Horrors (with my apologies to all the lovely and compassionate dentists out there, including my own):