Oh, the humidity!
Hot tub destroyed in Glebe fire
−Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 13, 2015.
We bought the software from a street vendor in Shenzhen– why do you ask?
University of Alberta PhD students use artificial intelligents to find winning secret for hold ’em poker
−Ottawa Sun, Jan. 11, 2015.
This is serious!
Celebrities shocked over shootings in Paris
−Ottawa Sun, Jan. 8, 2015.
Islam for Sun readers
They have a name for their war. It’s an Arabic word: jihad. It means holy war, against infidels. Infidels are all non-Muslims, or even Muslims who aren’t radical enough, like the Muslim policeman murdered while guarding the magazine Charlie Hebdo. They were attacked because they would not submit to the Muslim edict that no one may draw an image of Mohammed, let alone insult him. They would not submit, so they were murdered. That’s what the word Islam itself means in Arabic: submission.
−Onan Levant, Sun Media, Jan. 11, 2015.
Is Paris churning?
Nothing written about Paris since the slaughter has remotely conveyed the flavour of the city. The times were too fraught…. Paris is blithe. BHV is the best hardware store in the world but it has a crêpe restaurant…. The look of new buildings is “peek-a-boo,” the Musée du Quai Branly is a tone-deaf tribute to colonial racism…. Those Charlie Hebdo cartoons are the visual equivalent of a Benny Hill movie…. Patrick Modiano’s wonderfully gloomy novels…state a strange truth: Paris yields to no one as a backdrop for unhappiness. That said, one pulls oneself together.
−Heather Mallick, Toronto Star, Jan. 14, 2015.
Israeli beauty victim of Lebanese apartheid
But when that beautiful selfie photo was posted on Instagram, extremists in Lebanon were outraged that Miss Lebanon would even be seen with Miss Israel…. Could you imagine if, when South Africa was still governed by racist Apartheid, if a white South African contestant had said…that she was so sorry to have been photographed with a black girl, but you know how sneaky they can be.
−Onan Levant, Sun Media, Jan. 20, 2015.
Especially by me, inasmuch as his methods were far too ponderous for the rapid cadence of the American court
Eddie Greenspan was a good lawyer and entertaining companion. He did not overcharge his clients and believed passionately that everyone was entitled to a defence. He will be missed by many and will be long remembered.
−Lord Tubby of Coleman Federal, National Post, Jan. 10, 2015.
Ahem. Remind you of someone? Ahem!
Canada is the best country in the world. If a pragmatic Sir John A. Macdonald made it possible for it to be so, it is because he was pragmatic enough to use in its construction only principles known to work−then, now and always, the mark of a man of thought and action.
−President Steve, Postmedia News, Jan. 10, 2015.
That is, if we have any left after Suncor and the Saudis get through with us
As for 2014 being the warmest year, this means the warmest year in the 135-year record of comparable temperature data, not in the 4.5 billion year history of the earth. Climate alarmists, including many “environmentalists,” often deliberately confuse these two very different concepts by referring to modern-day temperatures as the warmest “ever….” With 2014 now declared the warmest on record, prepare for a year of climate hysteria in which politicians and climate alarmists will seek to part us from more of our money….
−Sun Media “columnist” Lorrie Goldstein, Jan. 19, 2015.
Or worse, Muslims!
Some of [Mark] Steyn’s humor can leave you laughing and crying at the same time. Example, from a previous Steyn book (recreating here from memory): Abortion (Roe v. Wade) stubbornly remains on the books, and of course (also for some other reasons, as well) fewer babies are born. That in turn means reductions in America’s younger population, as a percentage of what it was previously. At the same time “seasoned citizens” are actually living much longer. At this rate, he opines, no doubt with slight bemusement, we may end up with baboons or gorillas serving dinner at the senior citizens centers.
−Wes Vernon, Washington Times, Jan. 12, 2015.