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Accidental Deliberations: On transition planning

Posted March 29, 2015 by Greg Fingas

I’ve previously highlighted the need for media and citizens alike to press our opposition parties on how they’re willing to cooperate to replace the Harper Cons after the next federal election. But let’s note that there’s a similar question which still needs to be directed at Stephen Harper at every available opportunity – even if we can’t expect much more than instructive non-answers.

As Andrew Coyne notes, it’s still an open question how far Harper would go in trying to cling to power under all kinds of circumstances: As prime minister, Mr. Harper would retain a number of prerogatives (Read more…)

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Father Earth, Spring Rain & David Whyte

Posted March 28, 2015 by Anonymous

♥ Our dry earth is welcoming our first spring rain.. I imagine it greedy, gulping it down like my dog slurps water from her bowl. As long as these drops don’t turn into something flaky and…

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Watch Future’s ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ Video

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

Watch Future’s ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ Video

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Discover 416

Posted March 27, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

I’m happy to share some news today from Do416, who are starting a great (and FREE) 5-part concert series called Discover 416.

Discover 416

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Video: “Fool For Love” by Lord Huron

Posted March 27, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“Fool For Love” by Lord Huron, off the “Strange Trails”.

Video: “Fool For Love” by Lord Huron

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An Interview with the Director of the Kurt Cobain Documentary

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

An Interview with the Director of the Kurt Cobain Documentary

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How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

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Blogging

The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

“It’s a great job. But you have to have a specific temperament that’s immune to rejection and loves the hustle.”

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An Interview with Rachel Held Evans

Posted March 26, 2015 by Candace Chellew-Hodge

“Millennials aren’t looking for a hipper Christianity,” author Rachel Held Evans says…

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Always remember, the NYTimes pushed, hard, for war in Iraq

Posted March 26, 2015 by Ian Welsh

The New York Times is beloved by many liberals, but I despise them.  Part of it is their role in making the Iraq war happen, because I was following it in real time, and I remember how they pushed administration lies: the headline of their articles on Iraq were almost always alarmist, the lead paragraphs […]

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Bell Media censors the news

Posted March 25, 2015 by JR

Ezra Levant:After the CRTC’s recent “pick and pay” decision, Bell Media CEO Kevin Crull reportedly tried to ban CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais from appearing on CTV News to talk about it.

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Blogging

Press Publish Livestream

Posted March 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Watch Press Publish’s first blogging conference for free via livestream.

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Dairy Farmers of Canada show milk’s health benefits in a captivating way #GetEnough

Posted March 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Do you drink enough milk? It’s not something I really never ever thought about and yet apparently, we all should be thinking about it. Dairy Farmers of Canada wanted to highlight all the surprising ways milk benefits our health – like how it helps reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. So they made this beautiful […]

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Comics

Reader’s Diary #1134- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Art): Afterlife with Archie, Escape from Riverdale

Posted March 25, 2015 by John Mutford

For someone who still denies being an Archie fan, I sure have read a lot of Archie comics in recent years. I am, it turns out, a fan of the Archie Comics company. Man, they’ve made a lot of cool and interesting decisions in recent years. Some good, som…

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Entertainment

Angelina Jolie Reveals Her Decision To Remove Ovaries After Cancer Scare

Posted March 24, 2015 by Anonymous

In a piece written for The New York Times, Angelina Jolie revealed how she underwent preventative surgery last week — getting her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes to reduce her chances of getting cancer. In her candid op-ed, […]

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Buster, Dratted Red Squirrels, Annabelle

Posted March 24, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Poor Buster is cold and preferred watching Dratted red squirrels from inside the front window. Annabelle was just too tired to care. We’re still -15 C. ovenight, with daytime temps above 0.

Buster is cold from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I peeked out …

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Chains.

Posted March 23, 2015 by Rita

Indie Music Filter

Watch the video for “Chains”, by London trio Many Things.

Chains.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Netflix Original Series Rock #StreamTeam

Posted March 23, 2015 by Anonymous

I have never in my life laughed so frigging hard as when watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Kimmy is bright and energetic, fearless in many ways I am envious of her for. She has a positive attitude and a take on life many of us can learn from.  Dubbed one of the ‘Indiana Mole Women‘ […]

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Arisa Cox talks season three of Big Brother Canada

Posted March 23, 2015 by Jes

Big Brother Canada season three premieres tonight on Global, and no one is as excited about this as the BBCAN host Arisa Cox. “It is so huge, we are so thrilled!…because it’s on Global in prime time, I excited for the people who have never seen the show or have watched maybe one episode of Big Brother US and they don’t know what all the fuss is about – when they see tonight’s episode, they will be believers,” said Arisa when I talked to her this morning.

I think all of the regular Big Brother fans were excited last year when the announcement came out that the reality show would be moving from the specialty channel Slice over to the main Shaw channel Global. With the audience reach widening, there are all sorts of opportunities to make believers out of all Canadians instead of just the die hards.

If I were Arisa, all I would be thinking about would be the jump in audience. With so many more people potentially watching the show, would that put Arisa off her game? In her words, no. “…if one person is watching or if 3 million people are watching, I always want it to be the best.”

I tried to get Arisa to give me some spoilers (if I were her I would have given them to me and no one else – obviously), but she would not budge. What she did tell me, “We’ve got a ton of superfans in the house…everybody knows the game, everybody knows the show. They are well versed…As a production team we are going to make them throw all that stuff out the window.” So basically – get ready for a season of twists.

“What we have planned for the season is so next level – you won’t be able to look away,” said Arisa. I am counting on it.

Big Brother Canada premieres tonight on Global TV at 9 PM MST/8 PM EST…Arisa will be wearing a navy and black dress as all the superfans walk into the house.

XOXO
Jes…

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Books

Book Review: Monday’s Lie By Jamie Mason

Posted March 23, 2015 by Anonymous

I can say (with a fair amount of certainty) that most women I know want to be a perfect mom. Let me clarify what I mean by “perfect.” I’m not talking about the type of mom who wears a permanent […]

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This April in Blogging U.: The Return of Writing 101!

Posted March 23, 2015 by michelle w.

Pushing yourself to write something every day just might unlock new creative doors — and writing with a supportive community of bloggers keeps you inspired and motivated.

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What Could Have Broken The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?

Posted March 22, 2015 by Anonymous

Kimmy can be called “unbreakable” because a cult leader attempted to break her, by locking her and three other women in an underground bunker in Indiana for 15 years.

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Saturday Morning Confusion #27,680

Posted March 21, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, are ya confused enough yet? Then read on with these files from the Naked News Department: ————————————— Authorities in Minnesota say three would-be robbers picked the wrong time to pocket-dial 911. Blue Earth Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Murry says a dispatcher took the call early Thursday morning and heard two voices on the other […]

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The Shared Assumption Behind Creationism and Anti-GMO in Europe

Posted March 20, 2015 by Michael Schulson

Creationism, like baseball, is an American pastime. And, like baseball, creationism can…

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The Untimely Death and Glorious Rebirth of Faith No More

Posted March 20, 2015 by Anonymous

The Untimely Death and Glorious Rebirth of Faith No More

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Video: “Upswing” by Prinze George

Posted March 20, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“Upswing” by Prinze George from their self titled debut EP.

Video: “Upswing” by Prinze George

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Entertainment

TIFF Kids International Film Festival Highlights Best In Children’s Cinema

Posted March 19, 2015 by Sonya

We seriously look forward to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival each spring. From April 7 to 19, 2015, families are invited to take in all the action at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. The 18th annual film festival […]

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From Gilman Street to Broadway: NOFX’s Fat Mike Is Selling Punk Rock to Your Mom

Posted March 18, 2015 by Dan Ozzi

From Gilman Street to Broadway: NOFX’s Fat Mike Is Selling Punk Rock to Your Mom

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Video: “Carsick Cars” by Man Made

Posted March 17, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“Carsick Cars” by Manchester-based 3-piece Man Made.

Video: “Carsick Cars” by Man Made

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The Wolff of 116th Street: How Seinfeld’s Theme Song Was Created

Posted March 17, 2015 by Anonymous

The Wolff of 116th Street: How Seinfeld’s Theme Song Was Created

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Noisey Atlanta: Peewee Longway’s Playhouse

Posted March 17, 2015 by Noisey Staff

Noisey Atlanta: Peewee Longway’s Playhouse

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Pop Star Natalia Kills Is Bullied on Social Media After Bullying an X Factor Contestant

Posted March 17, 2015 by Michelle Lhooq

Pop Star Natalia Kills Is Bullied on Social Media After Bullying an X Factor Contestant

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Entertainment

How Safe Are Your Apps?

Posted March 17, 2015 by Sonya

Smartphones have become a part of our lives and so have the apps that come with them. Whether you use apps for productivity, creativity, social sharing or just for fun, just how safe are they?  Many apps can access and […]

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Everything We’ve Already Learned from ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Posted March 16, 2015 by Anonymous

Everything We’ve Already Learned from ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

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Dolce & Gabbana Claim The Traditional Family Is The Only One

Posted March 16, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s hard sometimes, to read the news on any given day and not roll your eyes at the completely idiotic things some celebrities say. On today’s list, the gay fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna (of Dolce & Gabanna). […]

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The Junos Unplugged: Inside The TD Music Greenroom

Posted March 16, 2015 by Sonya

Did you catch the Juno Awards this past weekend? The weekend was an epic reminder of our homegrown talent in every genre and we’re so very proud! (Alanis Morrisette absolutely brought the house down!) Events leading up to the actual […]

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Amazing Race Recap: “The Great Amazing Nasty Race”

Posted March 15, 2015 by John Seavey

This week’s recap covers the fact that nothing much happened, since it was a non-elimination leg that involved one team being stuck at the airport for ages. But Phil makes it sound more exciting than it was, because he’s Phil! Before they leave, recently engaged team Matt and Ashley gets to watch a pretty neat […]

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3 Bands Who Replaced Their Lead Singer And Became a New Band

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

Lead singers tend to get all the attention…and cause most of the problems. Result: the band fires their lead singer, gets a new one, and goes in a new direction.

The post 3 Bands Who Replaced Their Lead Singer And Became a New Band appeared first on Trivia Books and Facts | Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader.

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Ask Uncle John’s Anything: It’s Okay, We’ve Got Insurance

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

Yes. Lloyd’s isn’t a traditional insurance company, but a “specialist insurance marketplace.” Not backed by one institution, it has the financial interest of several backers, which means that it can offer big payouts if necessary by distributing risk around the multiple parties.

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