Joanbeam
Joanbeam
Joanbeam
Apr 24 2017
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I don’t necessarily think this “normal” is all that new. I mean, the Le Pen who made it to the 2nd round in 2002 was Marine’s father, Jean-Marie, a notorious -- and unapologetic — Holocaust-denier who happened to be founder of Le Front National. To this day, it’s still jarring to contemplate that he made it that far.

Apr 24 2017
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Glad you clarified, because I (too) was, like, wha-wha-wha-what? ;=)

Apr 24 2017
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I was under the impression it was Jean-Luc Mélenchon who was being labelled a Communist. The Washington Post created a mini-tempest when it called him one, in a headline no less. (A headline that was later edited, due to considerable public pushback).

Apr 6 2017
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Believe it or not, it might be right up your alley. I can’t stand this “famn damily”, either, but Bobby’s spared no Kardashian and no Jenner in this bit of imaginary eavesdropping. It makes for uncommonly clever satire, to my mind.

Apr 6 2017
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It’s satire and, unlike a lot of stuff that’s out there, it’s actually cleverly done. By the way, I’m saying that as someone who’s never watched an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Not even one, and I intend to keep that “unblemished” record. ;=)

Apr 4 2017
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I got a real shock to learn — via an interview — that Amybeth McNulty is not a natural redhead. She’s blonde but loving being a ginger.

Apr 2 2017
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In Canada at least, that whole connection — plus the fact that Keith Morrison is his stepfather — came to light around the time Matthew Perry became big-time famous via Friends. Read more

Apr 1 2017
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I figured that might be the case, although I wonder why Matthew Perry made no mention of that angle to Jimmy Kimmel. It just makes the story “juicier” as far as I’m concerned.

Apr 1 2017
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Ever since Matthew Perry told that story to Jimmy Kimmel, I’ve found myself wondering if his mother — Suzanne Perry — was still Press Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s father, when this all went down at Rockcliffe Park Elementary.

Apr 1 2017
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Guys, it looks like the folks at People have fallen — hook. line. and sinker. — for one of Justin Trudeau’s April Fools Day tweets. Our Prime Minister’s been having some fun this morning. ;=)
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Mar 18 2017
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Quite a few years ago, we gave my mum a subscription to People magazine with an annual renewal part of the deal. She loved it, until she didn’t anymore, not because of getting older but because of — in her words — what passes for “celebrity” these days.

Mar 11 2017
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Sorry, I’m not following. (Not being snarky, I’m really not getting what you’re getting at). Read more

Mar 11 2017
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I mean, it is a truth universally acknowledged that Steve Bannon has a corrosive personality but this crosses over into “ai-eee-eee-eee” territory. Read more

Feb 28 2017
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I’m firmly in Camp Blame-Price-Waterhouse-Cooper but this tweet + giphy is too good not to share. Read more

Feb 24 2017
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Just my theory, but I get a distinct Oswald Mosley vibe with some of Richard Spencer’s style choices. It would make sense, too, as a “tribute” to the founder of the British Union of Fascists (B.U.F.).

Feb 24 2017
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Slightly off-topic — but still Richard Spencer-related — I enjoyed this 30-second video, more than I really ought to have. ;=) Read more

Feb 14 2017
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I assume turning this into a “Heritage Minute” was out of the question. ;=)

Feb 13 2017
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Yes, while I’m genuinely disappointed we won’t have electoral reform for the next federal election in 2019, I find Trudeau’s reasoning pretty valid, too, to the point where it almost comes as a “relief”. Read more

Dec 29 2016
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I caught a brief radio interview last night with a Canadian journalist who’s built a career as a Hollywood reporter and is/was neighbours with both Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Turns out Debbie and Carrie had such a close mother-daughter relationship that they had houses right beside each other. Evidently, they Read more

Dec 18 2016
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Though not one her famous one-liners, this made me laugh just the same and in its own right. R.I.P., Zsa Zsa Gabor. Read more