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“Natural” remedies

Check out this exposeé done by CBC’s Marketplace.

Turns out the show’s producers “invented” a natural children’s remedy claiming to help bring down fevers. They submitted an application to have this approved by Health Canada. No scientific testing. No quantitative evidence whatsoever that it actually worked. And all totally bogus.

And guess what? It was approved!

Turns out that theses homeopathic or natural remedies don’t actually have to provide any evidence of efficacity at all! Just fill in some forms, photocopy this and that, and there ya go!

I’ve always been suspicious of these products and it turns out that I may have been correct.

I wonder if the anti-vaxers believe that toadstools and garlic will keep polio away :).


Mystery power outage in Ottawa…

… the fault of the Liberals, claims the CPC.

Several areas of downtown Ottawa were left without electricity for a brief time yesterday.
Conservative Party spokesman, Pierre Polievre, released the following statement to the media this morning:

Clearly, this attack on the power grid was due to irresponsible and corrupt Liberal MPs mismanaging the small appliances in their Parliamentary kitchen. Our research has clearly indicated that 2 MPs, including Alberta-hating Justin Trudeau, plugged in a kettle, ran a microwave AND turned on the hot plate of the coffee maker AT THE SAME TIME!

This is the type of kitchen mismanagement that your strong Conservative majority government has been warning Canadians about since 2006.

Furthermore, we have obtained a 1997 interview with Mr. Trudeau in which he actually PRAISES kitchen appliance mismanagement!

Canada’s strong and stable Conservative majority government’s Parliamentary kitchens have clear rules posted in both languages that explain approved kitchen appliance procedures. And our MPs abide by them 100% of the time.

Make no mistake that if Canadians ever elect another Liberal government, they will be risking widespread power outages from coast to coast.

When reached for a reaction to Polievre’s remarks, Mr. Trudeau had the following to say:



Falafels. Are they really a gateway food?

Here is an incredible post making its way around Facebook today.

Today, falafels, tomorrow, jihadists!


This arrived in my inbox today….

… through one of those “save-save-save!” sites…

What the frick would Aussies know about winter boots? I picture Australian winter boots as sandals with closed toes!


Say what?

I should have never consented to my daughter’s driving lessons…

And I sure as hell won’t be letting my 7-year-old get behind the wheel when she turns 16!

Wow! Who knew?

A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist said Saturday.

The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom’s male-only driving rules despite international criticism.

Rights activist Waleed Abu Alkhair said the document by a well-known academic was sent to the all-male Shura Council, which advises the monarchy. The report by Kamal Subhi claims that allowing women to drive will threaten the country’s traditions of virgin brides, he said. The suggestion is that driving will allow greater mixing of genders and could promote sex.

Those crazy Saudis… a laugh a minute, they are…


Spooky stats…

… but aren’t they all?

No word on the number of human / vampire children, tho’…

100% disgusting!

$616 million — The value of “other miscellaneous by-products, including other processed, frozen or cooked meats” manufactured in Canada in 2009.  This category (311611U) includes “blood, dried, edible” and “blood, dried, inedible” as well as all kinds of other left-over animal parts.

$246 million — The value of “medicinal chemicals and botanical products, in bulk” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3254114) includes plasma and other blood products, mostly from animals.

$62 million — The value of “in-vitro diagnostic substances” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3254130) also contains blood plasma.

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.

See also: Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) – List of Goods.

Burial shrouds and bandages for mummies

$26 million — The value of “other apparel findings, trimmings and fabricated textile products” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (315999D) includes burial shrouds, used for burying the dead.

$304 million — The value of “surgical and therapeutic appliances and supplies…” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3391139) includes bandages.

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.

See also: Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) – List of Goods.

A final resting place

3% — The proportion of households in Canada (more than 398,580 households) reporting expenses on funeral services, cemetery plots and upkeep, and tombstones in 2009.

Source: CANSIM, table 203-0015 (Survey of Household Spending).

$117.1 million — The estimated value of wood coffins and caskets manufactured in Canada in 2006. (More recent data are confidential.)

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.

Quiet professionals

Between 1996 and 2006, the number of female funeral directors and embalmers in Canada nearly doubled.

4,600 — The number of funeral directors and embalmers in Canada in 2006. Of this number, 3,235 were men and 1,365 were women.

3,735 — The number of funeral directors and embalmers in Canada 10 years earlier, in 1996. Of this number, 3,015 were men and 720 were women.

Source: 2006 Census, Occupation.

13,684 — The total number of employees in the funeral services industry in Canada in 2010.

Source: CANSIM, table 281-0024 (Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours).


Thinking about sex with a vampire? Planned Parenthood is there to help…

… help watch SoCon heads explode when they see this, that is!

Let’s face it: vampires can rack up a lot of sexual partners over the years. Your vampire might be the same age as you, or she or he might be thousands of years old. But no matter how old you are, if you’re going to jump into bed with a vampire, you’re going to need more than a clove of garlic to protect your health.

Here are some things to think about before you enter into a sexual relationship with a vampire:

I can hear the regressive rumblings over at Blogging Tories already!

Prediction for @OttawaDaddy’s near future Tweet:

#Lefty org wants to kill baby #vampires. Murder is murder! #NDP atheist hordes behind this!! #catholic #prolife



The bus-sized satellite crashed into my garden!

And it destroyed 2 tomato plants and some mint!

Who can I sue???


Boy, do I feel stoopid!

This popped into my Inbox this morning.

I thought it was a recruitment drive for the NDP… I was going to send back a note asking them to cease the spam…

I was wrong.


I am super happy to announce the following…

After a spiritual awakening that occurred at about 3:09 this morning, I have decided to discard the Trashy’s World that existed pre-3:09 am and instead dedicate it to the following purposes:

1) Praise and nothing but praise for our Prime Minister Stephen Harper! He, and those good men and women who serve him tirelessly are good and right. They always have been and always will be. This blog shall become a shrine to Good Stephen… and those who serve him.

2) I will post in praise of Ontario’s separate school system. I now see that a system of education that eschews God is a tool for the Devil. I will immediately be registering my children in Ottawa’s Catholic School system… or an even more traditional and pious system, if I can find one.

3) I shall no longer criticize those of Faith. Indeed, they and I are now one! I may even enter the priesthood if my wife is OK with that.

4) I shall no longer worship false idols like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Arsenal, Honesty in Politics, or Nice Weather. Instead, I shall honour only Saint Stephen and that big bearded guy in the sky.

5) This blog will nevermore use reason, evidence-based facts or logic upon which to make an argument. It will instead use dogma and spiritual guidance… and whatever Stephen says.

6) Speaking of the Leafs, I shall no longer… cheer for them… instead, I throw all of my allegiance behind the, uh, Montre….


Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!