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Friday miscellany – rapture, Winnipeg and Senate appointments

Just got word – Shayne Orok was eliminated from the competition tonight (Korean time). This is a teen who didn’t speak a word of Korean; and look at what he has done! Congrats to him.  He has done his City and country proud!


Rapture. Tomorrow. Be there for the looting!


Winnipeg. Be still. Soon your patience will be rewarded! And I like the sound of the “Winnipeg Wascals”.


I wonder… if one of Harper’s kids ever fail a course, will he appoint them to the Senate? Just askin’…


This video came out this week. It shows the trajectory and destination Tim Hudak’s credibility factor after a number of local nominations were not allowed in favour of the parachuting of a candidate by the PC party exec.:


My FB status a few days ago:

John Marshall
Can’t believe that I’m actually looking forward to my first root canal.

A response from an oh-so-sympathetic “friend”:

‎”grit” your teeth…

And another:

If I knew you like pain that much I’d have bought you a Liberal party, limited edition “Keep Iggy for life” sweater……LOL

Who needs enemies?


I am NOT. Repeat, NOT, Arnie’s Love Child.


Not to anticipate a verdict, but, if true, this is the face of a slimebag.

Finally, speaking of scumbags and slimebags. I found out this morning that my one of my elderly neighbours was defrauded out of a considerable sum of cash when someone called posing as his grandson. The “grandson” claimed that he was in jail and needed bail money. Money was wired and the fraud was successful.

He figures that the scum got the information off of his Facebook page.

Now what does this tell you, boys and girls? KEEP YOUR FB SETTINGS AT THE MAXIMUM PRIVACY LEVELS POSSIBLE!

Or this could happen to you too. Be careful.


Update – Shayne is in the top THREE!

Just now received word that the Ottawa sensation, Shayne Orok is now in the TOP THREE in the Korean version of American Idol!!!

Big congrats! His family must have been on the edges of their seats! You can feel the pride in his Mom’s Facebook updates!


Check it out.

And look at Ro – whatta natural! LOL! You can see the media training!


Friday miscellany – where the f*** is spring edition

Good point made by the Edmonton Journal. Cut these young MPs like Ms. Brosseau some slack, please.

It’s not as if she’s the first -and certainly not the only surprised and ill-prepared candidate ever to find herself chosen by voters; even Albertans have sent the occasional MP to Ottawa that colleagues would prefer kept an initially low profile.

And yet, at 27, Brosseau has a unique opportunity in front of her, as do the many other newly minted, twentysomething MPs, to introduce fresh energy and ideas into a House of Commons grown fetid with petty, partisan and all-too-predictable old boy dialogue.

While the CPC and LPC rants about how much of a disaster these folks are going to be, the fact is that they are the democratically elected representatives of their ridings. They also, by signing on as candidates in the first place, consented to stand for public service. They, at the very least, should have some props thrown their way. And yes, maybe they will inject some life into the largely middle-aged white male private club that is the House of Commons.

Yeah, and yesterday’s “rally” by some anti-choice so-cons? Get used to it, Ottawa. We’re gonna see a lot more of this. And some of them are going to be even more fringe than these folks were. They gained some much more powerful friends on the Hill after the 2nd of May and will be using the next 4 years to push their agenda as forward as possible. Think of an anti-choice, pro-gun, anti-gay marriage, pro-capital punishment, anti pothead interest group!

And Mayor Watson? Bad move re: the declaration.

Ah. Apps on my iPhone 3 are crashing more and more. Built-in obsolescence is rearing its wasteful head. But ya ain’t getting me that easy, Mr. Jobs! I’m holding out till autumn even if it kills me!

Shout out to those folks who have been affected by the flooding in Québec and Manitoba. Hope you pull through this safe and sound.

Tony is coming! Tony is coming!! He’s gonna give the oil companies a good tongue lashing, he will. And Big Oil will cower! Yup.

Good luck to Shayne! If I have my times zones calculated correctly, the live show starts right about now! Good mo-jo coming your way!

Man, my allergies are bad this year! Reactine is making a fortune off me!

Finally, yeah. WTF! Where is Spring????


Shayne Orok and his Great Korean Adventure

As I mentioned in a post a short while ago, the son of a colleague of mine is deep into the field at a musical contest in Korea… in fact, he is now in the final four… in spite of the fact that he is not Korean and doesn’t speak the language!

I’ve been getting Facebook messages from his Mom over the course of all of this, but the story of Shayne’s Great Korean Adventure is pretty much unknown outside Korea and friends and family scattered through Canada and the Philippines.

Finally, after a retired colleague let local media know about what was happening, the story has been picked up by the Citizen.



Friday miscellany: with ZOMBIES AND KITTENS!

I’m sure to be posting more than a few things from now through E-Day, so, today, I am focussing on:




Whew. Thanks. I needed a bit of slap upside the head just there!

1) A windy day in O Dot yesterday. I swear I saw Dorothy AND Winnie the Pooh AND my recycling bins flying east over St. Laurent! Were these the political winds of change that I’ve been hearing so much about?

Speaking of my recycling bins, has anyone seen them? One is black and one is blue.  They could be anywhere east of Canterbury HS. Please contact me if you spot them.

2) Warren Kinsella posted this link to the world’s first zombie-proof house! And it’s about time!

Guess we know where the Harperites will scatter to if the polls hold to the 2nd and the socialist hordes take power!

3) Barack Obama caved to the lunatic fringe (aka, the GOP) and produced his “long form” birth certificate to prove that he is indeed, an American.

Two questions:

  • Does Canada have a “long form” birth certificate? And if we do, has Harper done away with it and replaced it with a voluntary birth certificate?
  • Will Harper follow suit and produce his birth certificate? That would put away all of those nasty rumours about being a robot and all. Just sayin’..

4)  Here’s what Iggy said to the CPC the other day:

5) Finally, on a completely non-political note, I wanted to wish the best of luck to the son of a friend and colleague of mine on an adventure he has been on since last year.

Shayne Orok has made into the final 5 of what can be best described as Korea’s version of American Idol. This achieved in spite of the fact that he doesn’t speak Korean AND that he has been away from his (very close) family for months now AND that there were about a gazillion entrants to start with!

This kid has a talent, man! I hope he remembers the nice bald man who said hi to him at the office Xmas party 6 years ago!

Given him a listen.