Adbusters is working on a series of 15–second mindbombs: video punches aired on television networks all over the world, put there by jammers far and wide through a monumental crowd-funded campaign.
These powerful metamemes will disrupt the corporate narrative with our message that global consumerism has degraded our mental environment into a wasteland. Our only hope is for a total global mindshift. But how, you ask, will we get there? We launch an all-out meme war that will change the course of history!
Imagine turning on your TV and seeing these explosive messages disrupt your corporate programming. Suddenly, mindbombs go (Read more…)
The children of unionized Alberta public employees enjoy Christmas at home. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad had to be at work because the jobs they do are essential. Below: One of the great minds of the Alberta government scratches his head as he puzzles out the problem. (Edmonton Sun photo.)
The government of Alberta has “no idea” how many of its 22,000 civil servants will get paid days off at Christmas and New Year’s if the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees accepts its latest offer, a very senior official said yesterday.
The government’s latest contract proposal to the union includes (Read more…)
This picture graced my inbox this morning. Apparently there were a number placed through the Shawnigan umm, downtown area.
If anyone has any more pictures, background or information feel free to contact me at email@example.com so that we may collaborate.
Will we see more coming? Who dunnit?
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BTW I have heard through the grapevine that my name has been connected to the buzz.
Nice enough, but if I had done it there would have been a rooster on the sign, probably my picture and blog address.
Well at least people will be chattering about it, (Read more…)
A steward serves Alberta Premier Alison Redford as members of her entourage dine nearby during their return flight from South Africa. Don’t worry, this is satire, and actual Alberta politicians and their political advisors will never appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, obviously suffering from a defeatist attitude and a regional inferiority complex, prepares to pay for his own ham and cheese sandwich. So why is he smiling?
It only cost $946.44 for Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil to travel to and from South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral last month because Nova Scotians (Read more…)
Here is a refreshingly honest disclosure from the Cable Industry. Finally honesty and disclosure in advertising. Those offended by vulgar language might want to pass on this one.
If feeding your employees to lions is outlawed, then only outlaws would be able to feed their employees to lions! Or is that the other way around? Whatever. In Alberta, we don’t think it would be fair to criminal employers either way. We also don’t think it’s fair not to let Temporary Foreign Workers be fed to lions when Alberta workers like the AUPE member pictured above can be. We’re #BuildingAlberta and, thanks to us, now Stephen Harper is #BuildingCanada too! Isn’t it great? Photo grabbed from the Internet.
Speaking out in defence of the Harper Government, a defiant spokesperson (Read more…)
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senator-bob-runciman-wants-crackdown-on-pm-protesters-1.2489078
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/politics/inside-politics-blog/2014/01/former-minister-turned-spy-oversignt-chair-faces-questions-over-enbridge-lobbying-gig.html
Your intrepid blogger with one of the wholesome and touristic murals of Legal, Alberta – evidence Civilization As We Know It survives in Canada, thank goodness! Note the crowds of tourists. Below: Perfesser Dave; Mural on the Legal Post Office; Mural on the wall of Denver Airport; So, do you stand with civilization (Legal murals), or Colorado chaos (legal marijuana)?
MEMORANDUM: Suggested Federal Tory Campaign Strategy TO: CPC Strategical Staff, Prime Minister’s Office FROM: Perfesser Dave, Political Consultant
Reefer Madness hit Colorado and Washington State yesterday, the first day of 2014. As a result, civilization as we know it (Read more…)
Tweet This year was a tumultuous time in Alberta politics. What does 2015 have in store for Albertans? December 20, 2014 Story by: Dirk Pranter, Edmonton Journal-Sun Building the next Alberta With the new year just weeks away, speculation is rampant Albertans could go to the polls early next year, less than four years after the last provincial […]
Friday, December 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON – This just in: U.S. rejects Santa is Canadian. While the United States has refused to comment on Canada’s recent claim that it owns the North Pole, it has rejected the idea that the claim could mean Santa Claus is Canadian. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Thursday the United States won’t comment […]
From the desk of Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Ding, dong, the witch is dead, Canada! One of our oldest pieces of environmental legislation, the Fisheries Act, is gone. How are you going to celebrate?
To help get your minds a-whirring, I have established a new national holiday: Throw Some Shit in a River Day. Do you have some shit you don’t want? Throw it in a river! Because from now on — unless your shit lands directly on a salmon — we don’t care.
Paris Hilton was back in the news today, seems she lost a contact lens, or something or other! I have no idea what it was because I didn’t pay any attention! ———————————————– HERE’S SOMETHING YA DON’T SEE EVERYDAY: Twin boys were born eight days apart in a rare arrival at the IWK Health Centre in […]
A study conducted by the Perspective Research Department, along with the Naked News staff, shows that smokers seem to have smaller penises, due to the smoking. Health Canada should take note of that penis study. There is no doubt that news of reduced size and endurance, if properly advertised, will end smoking once and for […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, will reportedly host their own show again. Doug Ford has told Toronto radio station Newstalk 1010 that the pair will begin an online series called “Ford Nation.” That was also the name of their recent one-episode show on Sun television. Ford says they plan to […]
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OMG December is coming and with it the hype and holler of consuming. For too many it is a time for loading up your credit cards to buy gifts of questionable value.
Retailers stock up with must have items to lure anxious shoppers into over spending and in many cases to buy worthless crap.
Oh, the big ticket items will be selling well, or will they?
There is a certain dread that presents itself, but there is a far more agreeable way to find meaningful gifts and support local home grown crafts people, artisans, artists, church groups, (Read more…)
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is pure pandamonium! Yang your ying (or vice versa) with a little satirical fiction. Alltop has more bare humor.
In the best interests of Canada-US relations we must be careful to remain focused.
Court documents filed Tuesday by the RCMP indicate Senator Mike Duffy is being investigated for possibly committing breach of trust by using his Senate office budget to award consulting contracts of little or no value. (Listen to this, dear readers. I swear we’re not making this up!) “Consultant says he was asked by P.E.I. senator […]
Inspired by this headline: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/02/carolyn-stewart-olsen-ndp-audit_n_4032804.html
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In an attempt to win back some of accolades and spotlight from the CVRD, North Cowichan Council has seen the CVRD’s mishandling of the contaminated soil issue, by convincingly raising them with a far reaching plan to situate important public services and building in the Somenos Marsh floodplan.
The judges are still processing this challenge through their state of the art ‘Stupid Machine’ but it hissed, bells rang, smoke started bellowing out and then it just died.
Is Shawnigan’s Director Bruce Fraser still in the lead?
Well, don’t bet on it. In spite of his focused (Read more…)
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from (Read more…)
@bkparallax @IamDonCheadle the power to change climate lies in hands of every individual on the planet, not a single gov’t–or technology!— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 29, 2013 With the way Hayhoe described that, I couldn’t help think of, and embellish, … Continue reading →
Travel Alberta was begging for it. Its latest ads, featuring the many attractions of the province, are really quite nice. But then they end with the extraordinary phrase, “Remember to breathe.” Remember to breathe. How could any satirist resist a phrase like that coming from tar sands Alberta, the country’s pollution province.
And, of course, they couldn’t. A couple of American filmmakers are
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In our latest unscientific snapshot poll conducted by the Cowichan Conversations team of researchers and analysts it has been clearly established that Islanders want out!
We are not so sure about the Gulf Islanders. We should threw them into the mix for good measure.
Now before you naysayers complain of the small sample and the fly by night approach taken just look back at the so called ‘Professional Polsters’ and how often they misread the residents thoughts and views.
So there you have it then. We are leaving!
You might want to read this earlier information rich, fact (Read more…)
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The Fraser Institute lives to conduct self serving, right wing studies, analysis and such, generally designed to be instructive to the ears of right wing politicians and the eager and uninformed, while still being reassuring to the economically well to do set.
The MSM often suck it up as if it is the, ahem, business like posture that they are always quick to empower and validate, even when they are wrong.
Of course, much, if not most of the time, the Fraser Institute is full of it, and sometimes they are actually, other-worldly, so disconnected from working and middle (Read more…)
WUWT recently covered the lexicon shift at the White House: Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change. This seems generally harmless, but wait until you see the source of one of the names on that list: “Climate Disruption”. We … Continue reading →
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/23/pol-cp-memorial-victims-communism.html
There’s been a lot of hullabaloo in the UK over the Balcombe fracking protests. WUWT reader Eric Worrall writes in with this comparison photo. Original picture source: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-08-16/anti-fracking-activists-camp-without-permission/ Here is a tagged version of the same picture of all the … Continue reading →
Inspired by this headline: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/23/harper-tour-chinese-reporter_n_3806307.html?1377288176&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008
The U.S. Senator wants to sever his Canadian ties for good. Steve can help.
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