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Sure fire signs your neighbours are Russian spies

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Sure fire signs your neighbours are Russian spies

The cold war in Russia is back in full force and we’re all hoping the exchanges with the West remain land grabs and sanctions, not playing chicken with aircraft carriers and nuclear warheads. The last time we were this close to a world war was the missile crisis of 1962 when Khrushchev blinked, Kennedy nodded […]

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Gallantry in slow motion

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Gallantry in slow motion

So I open up my morning paper to the sports section to see how Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux is being greeted by teammates at training camp after being arrested in Ottawa at a bar on Canada Day for “repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer.” (I hope you’re sitting down for this […]

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Cocktail party in the can

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Cocktail party in the can

“When the working day is done. Girls they want to have fun. Oh girls just want to have fun.” Cindi Lauper would be proud of party girls 25-year-old Lilia Ratmanski from Whitby, Ontario and 26-year-old Milana Muzikante from Vaughan. Man, did those girls want to have fun or what?!? Last week these two wild and […]

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Biting the hand that helps

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Biting the hand that helps

Very much unintentionally I have created a small-animal theme park on my kitchen patio. It started when I was late in getting my hummingbird feeders hung up. Boy, were they steamed. They buzzed me while I read. They sat on an overhanging branch and stared at me. They did everything but knock on my kitchen […]

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Butt dials – calls from people sitting on their brains

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Butt dials – calls from people sitting on their brains

The emergency responders at 911 are getting a lot of bum calls these days. Literally. Of course they have always received a lot of screwy calls. There was the California woman who made an angry 911 call because Burger King served her a normal burger and not the Western Bacon Cheeseburger that she ordered. There […]

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Love in the time of the selfie

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Love in the time of the selfie

As love notes go, it wasn’t exactly the words of Ludwig van Beethoven “Oh, go on loving me – never doubt the faithfullest of heart. Of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.” It wasn’t even close to President Ronald Reagan’s mushy missive to his beloved Nancy: “I more than love you, I’m not […]

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