Friday, August 29, 2014


Yes, that's right --

And yay, it's a long weekend too! Time for some Asgardian partyin'!

[by mohi1, found at Memebase]

Have fun, everyone!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ancient Roman Booze Humour

It's not every day that Roman numerals are funny, is it? Actually, this reminds me of that classic joke by Wayne & Shuster which depends on the Latin construction of singular and plural nouns --

Roman:         I'd like a martinus please.
Bartender:    You mean a martini.
Roman:         No, if I want two, I'll order two!

(All Canadians "of a certain age" remember Wayne & Shuster . . . .)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Belated Gloating

I must apologize to you, dear American cousins, for missing an important War of 1812 Bicentennial date earlier this week. Yes, 200 years ago on August 24, 1814, British troops came down from Canada to Washington and burned your White House to the ground.

Now I KNOW we shouldn't gloat about this. And generally speaking, Canadians are NOT big gloaters. But JEEZ, give us this one little crumb of passive-aggressive schadenfreude, willya? After all, you guys came to York (Toronto) in 1813 and burned down OUR Legislative Assembly FIRST. You HAD to expect SOME kind of small tit-for-tat, didn't you?

So in honour of this momentous historical anniversary, I thought I'd post this jaunty little commemorative song --

Oh MY.

Well, THAT video doesn't seem very politely Canadian AT ALL, does it? Plus it has all these weird historical anachronisms and inaccuracies in it.  Like, even if he WAS an ass-kisser while Prime Minister of Britain, surely that doesn't justify portraying Tony Blair as an actual AMERICAN! Really, it's kinda disturbing.

Catchy little tune though!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I Always Suspected As Much

On his blog, Dan Piraro, the genius creator of Bizarro Comics, revealed his thought process behind this recent cartoon:

My Superwoman cartoon came to me as I was thinking about all the hot, supermodel-types who play female superheroes in the movies and on TV. If my life was on the line, Personally, I’d prefer a beefy lesbian show up to help me out of a tough spot.

Me too, Dan, me too!

P.S. -- Many of the commenters on Dan's blog didn't understand why Superwoman is calling the bad guy "Mary" so in case anyone reading my post is wondering too -- "Mary" is a nickname used way back in the day between gay men to essentially call each other "you silly sissy." Slang terms like this, used by ourselves within our own community, are not considered slurs. Superwoman's use of the term is what identifies her as being lesbian, not just a chunky non-supermodel in sensible shoes.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lighten Up!

I've been looking back over my August posts and OMG, soooooo serious! Wars, more wars, PTSD, hymns about the abyss -- sheesh, what a downer, eh? So let's lighten up with everyone's favourite goofy looking animal! That's right, GOATS! No, not Goatse, ewwww. GOATS!

Here's two good looking guys, both with beards --

I don't think Sir Ian McKellen will be pleased.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, I know the feeling!

Be forewarned -- goats can have a dark side too.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PPCLI Centennial -- Tribute Video

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry is now home in Canada once more. The regiment is stationed mainly at CFB Edmonton in Alberta, with some troops at CFB Shilo in Manitoba.

I'd like to conclude this series of posts with the following tribute video that I found on YouTube. It is set to the PPCLI's official regimental marches -- Quick March Medley: Has Anyone Seen the Colonel / Tipperary / Mademoiselle from Armentières; Slow March: Lili Marlene. The young woman at the beginning of the video is, of course, Princess Patricia. About halfway through the video, the regiment's battle honours flag is pictured, as well as photos of the three Patricias who have been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration of the United Kingdom, Canada and the Commonwealth.

[video by piddflicks]