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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We need your money

We’re in the final stretch of fundraising for our dojo’s annual Kicks for Heart cardio-a-thon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, hoping to raise $25,000. My wife is on the team and her fundraising goal is $500. If you can help, please go here to make a donation. Big or small, it all helps.

The cardio-a-thon is Saturday February 2 at the Centurion conference centre in Ottawa. It’s two hours of conditioning and cardio kickboxing, it’s open to the public, so if you want to see how cool and collected Brigitte looks after an intense two hour workout feel free to drop by.

Canada Post an inspiration to Scrooge

Memo to: E. Scrooge

From: J. Marley Re: Branding

Dear Ebenezer, I’m happy to report that Scrooge and Marley have enjoyed another year of record profits. By lending sums people can’t repay at rates they can’t afford and hiring only a miserable skeleton staff we are making money in ways only Charles Dickens could imagine.

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