Hell, even Madame Defarge has one
Igor is my personal trainer. I am embarrassed to admit this because it sounds so elitist. Come the revolution, if the tumbrels come for me, I will understand why. But the truth is, half my friends have personal trainers, too. It’s no big deal any more.
—Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail, Mar. 8, 2014.
Hmmn, tastes suspiciously like five or six other bottles we’ve had lately
Wente Morning Fog
—A Beppi Creosote wine pick, Globe and Mail, Mar. 1, 2014.
Hey, why didn’t you ask us? We haven’t read any of them
Which of the other books is most interesting to you…?
Thomas King: For the past three months, I’ve either been on the road or doing the final edits on my new novel…so I haven’t had a chance to read all the books on the [Charles Taylor Prize] shortlist. I have read Graeme Smith’s The Dogs are Eating Them Now…
—Jared Bland, Globe and Mail, Mar. 8, 2014.
Jane really hasn’t aged well
Jane Fonda walked toward me like she was holding an egg on a spoon, while Neil Patrick Harris gingerly enunciated the word “Putin” to a friend.
—Shinan Govani, Globe and Mail, Mar. 4, 2014.
Can’t wait for the Rockwell exhibit
Steve McQueen’s stripped-down canvasses juxtaposed pastoral beauty with broken bones and bloody flesh, reaping the dimensions of cruelty in every swath. His ever-poetic gaze captured the slow death of the soul, and forced us to see a reflection of our own complicity through our urge to turn the other way.
—Katherine Monk, Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 1, 2014.
Which includes a lot of polyvinyl chloride and a little Polymyxin B
The Jamal-Skinners are part of a small but noteworthy number of families who are making the choice to raise their children in polyamorous partnerships involving three people or more. Call them bopos (bourgeouis polyamorous) or polyfidelitous (the more academic term), they are the most conventional members of the “poly” sub-culture…
—Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail, Mar. 7, 2014
Fun with figures
You ran your first marathon at age 40. Last year you ran your 25th. How old are you now?
—Sharon Kirkey grills weight-loss guru Dr. Steve Hirsch, Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 28, 2014