1 IN OTHER NEWS, BROWN PANTS AND FRESH UNDERWEAR ARE BEING SHIPPED TO SASKATCHEWAN’S MINISTRY OF FINANCE BY THE TRACTOR-TRAILER LOAD Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a bad quarter. A very bad quarter.
2 SOME LIBERALS WANT TO CONTINUE THE PITY PARTY Shorter Michael Ignatieff: Quebecers voted for federalist parties other than the Liberals in the last election. This doesn’t mean the Liberal Party is dead in Quebec: this means federalism is dead in Quebec. How the hell does someone teach at Harvard and fail Logic 100?
3 CANADA’S SARAH PALIN WON’T GO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD POLITICAL NIGHT Twenty-four hours after the Wild Rose Alliance blew the election thanks to its constant stream of bozo eruptions, Smith wants the party to do a Bobby Ewing – all that stuff about conscience courts, throwing gays into a lake of fire and the white man’s burden? It was just a dream. So, if you’re going to embrace Red Toryism, as Alberta voters have done, then what will differentiate the WRA from the ruling Progressive Conservatives?
4 THEODORE GEISEL’S GRAVE IS SPINNING AT 540 RPM Dr. Seuss wrote Yertle the Turtle in 1942 as an attack on fascism. A British Columbia school board has now banned the book.
5 WELL, IT RAINS A LOT OUT THERE. IT WARPS PEOPLE’S MINDS The fact that Vancouverites seem a lot more excited about The Real Housewives Of Vancouver TV show than the loss of its largest live theatre speaks volumes about how shallow the city’s residents either are or have become.
6 NOT EXACTLY A GREAT DAY IN CANADIAN CONTENT TELEVISION I’ve written a lot about a TV show called The L.A. Complex, and it looks as though I’ve spent more time writing about how bad it was than Canadians and Americans combined have spent finding out for themselves. When it premiered on the American CW network Tuesday night, the Toronto-based show earned the worst television ratings for a new program in the history of U.S. television. It was about the ratings you’d get for a NHL regular season game south of Washington, or showing a test pattern. Yet they’re planning a second season of this show, but Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays is getting the axe. Life isn’t fair.
YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN Because you always wanted to know what Deep Purple would have sounded like if they came from Mumbai, here’s Kula Shaker with Govinda.