Category Archives: Humour

Reality University is on the air

Reality University Podcast LogoMy new podcast “Reality University” is now available. It offers a weekly look at the big questions that affect our common life and the key ideas (and books) that help us understand the world around us.

Please drop by and audit a few classes and consider signing up. Because as Philip K. Dick once said, “Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away.”


Still outwitted by hackers? Bananas!

Hackers turning the City of Ottawa website into a dancing banana is a tale of dumb and dumber. Probably I should kiss my own site goodbye before ridiculing pimply hackers and their victims but it’s time to put my inky foot down and hope I miss the cybernetic peel because this whole story is ridiculous.

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How ’bout some spring with our spring?

Dear Easter Bunny,

How’s it going? All ready for that egg thing? Us too.

Thing is, though, it’s kind of cold here. Spring officially started Thursday but apparently it didn’t “take.” And while I realize you already have lots on your harebrain these days, you’re the main spring icon so I figured it was worth dropping you a line.

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Budget ritual a puzzling mystery

Imagine an anthropologist came to study Canada’s strange public rituals from some unspoiled region where only birds tweet and “reality television” could not be explained even if someone could be found who wanted to know. Upon encountering the thing known as a “federal budget,” he might well release a cloud of arrows to cover his precipitous flight back to a blessed homeland where “fiscal federalism” would be ceremonially incinerated if it ever intruded. But if not, what would he record for his bewildered fellows?

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