Today is International Women’s Day

, March 8, 2010

The United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day on the eighth of March. It has done so since 1975, which was International Women’s Year. Member states are encouraged to honour the day in accordance with their national and historical traditions. “Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world’s women?” the United Nations asks. […]

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It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “Sometimes” by Mister Midi

, March 5, 2010

I’ve mentioned Big Red Button in this space before, and when it came time to find something a little lighthearted to post this morning, I thought of their video for a track called “Sometimes” by a London producer named Mister Midi. It’s a great piece of animation, and pretty fine tune to boot. Do check […]

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Here’s a national anthem for all the ladies out there

, March 4, 2010

What? The government says it’s planning to update the national anthem to make it more inclusive? When we told them to get back to work, this isn’t what we had in mind! Look, it’s not like I’m one of these people who thinks the national anthem is so sacred that it should never be changed. […]

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New Jersey snow woman naked sex shocker outrage

, March 3, 2010

Hey, so a couple in New Jersey went out on their front lawn last week and carved a replica of the Venus de Milo out of snow. And then a few days after that, acting on an anonymous complaint, the police visited the couple’s home and told them to put some clothes on it. Thanks […]

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Currently enjoying “Baby I’m Yours” by Breakbot

, March 2, 2010

You know, as much as I like reviewing records that came out twelve years ago, I’d hate to neglect all of the great new stuff coming out right now. Parisien producer Breakbot, for example, just put out a new EP called Baby I’m Yours, and it’s one of the catchiest new releases I’ve heard in […]

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I’ve been invited to ramble on about Strong Words on “Howl” tonight

, March 2, 2010

Tune into CIUT 89.5 FM tonight at 10:00 PM for the latest edition of “Howl,” co-hosted by Nik Beat and Nancy Bullis. They’ve been kind enough to invite me on to talk about Strong Words, which returns to the Free Times Cafe on Thursday. I hope I don’t say anything stupid! Check it out, and […]

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Layton put some lady’s hand down during the game yesterday

, March 1, 2010

So Jack Layton is taking some heat in the wake of the game yesterday, when CTV cameras caught him celebrating Canada’s second goal. Torontoist says the video shows him moving a woman’s hand out of the way of his face so everyone at home could see him celebrating. But his press secretary told the Globe […]

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