Monday, November 27, 2006

Liberals on the Homestretch

From Parking Lot Liberal insider, the Rubber Duck:

"Kennedy is back in this thing. Very good day for Rae. Very bad day for Iggy."

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Little Less Talk

Who is more obtuse:

  1. First-year law students
  2. Co-workers who golf
  3. Investment bankers after three scotches
  4. Wine lovers

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What Goes Around...

Subtle irony pervades Canadian politics as Garth Turner has become Patrick Boyer, the man he upset for second-to-last place in the 1993 Tory leadership race.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Mayor Larry O'Brien

The Out In The Parking Lot decision desk is declaring, with 60% of the votes counted, Larry O'Brien the next mayor of Ottawa.

We also declare, with a whopping 1.3% in the Toronto mayoralty contest, Stephen LeDrew the "Biggest Loser in Canadian Politics", supplanting Tony Clement.

Hot Beverages

Yesterday, the local Running Room herd came between me and Tim Horton's new breakfast sandwiches. Because line-ups are for little people, I went to the Hob Nob instead. It made made me ask, though, why anyone would want a scalding hot double-double after a dehydrating run. It reminded me of Rennie, an undernourished and leathery member of the Madawaska Golf Club, who gulps down several buckets of hot coffee over a four-hour round in 35-degree heat.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Everything I Love: Dashboard Jesus

With a roll of the eyes to the United Church's latest act of impiety, I offer the lyrics to my favourite song from my favourite film:

I don't care if it rains of freezes
'Long as I got my Plastic Jesus
Sittin' on the dashboard of my car.
Through my trials and tribulations
And my travels through the nations
With my Plastic Jesus I'll go far.

I don't care if it rains or freezes
As long as I've got my Plastic Jesus
Glued to the dashboard of my car,
You can buy Him phosphorescent
Glows in the dark, He's Pink and Pleasant,
Take Him with you when you're travelling far

You can buy a Sweet Madonna
Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
Pedestal of abalone shell
Goin' ninety, I'm not scary
'Cause I've got my Virgin Mary
Assuring me that I won't go to Hell

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Rant: Technology

My habitual procrastination was so much easier to control before wireless Internet, instant messaging, and blogging. When I resume my career I may ask my employer to cut off my Internet access.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some Much Needed Cheer

For those mourning today's resignation of Donald Rumsfeld, may this cheer you up.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Toronto has the money, but not the class

The Webber referred me to this biting piece by Jonathan Kay regarding last Saturday's obsequious tribute to Toronto's nouveau riche. We all owe a big thank you to him for articulating the embarrassment that Torontonians should have felt about this "small town cheap" puff piece.