Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

I should explain that there is no question of The Queen dismissing the Canadian Prime Minister or dissolving Parliament as you suggest

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

This is a letter from the Queen’s office, written in response to a letter from Montrealer Chantal Dupuis who had written the Queen asking her to use her powers to remove our clearly lunatic prime minister. Via Huffington Post and Facebook:

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has refused a request by a Quebec resident to fire Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Conservative Narcissist Decor: Canada’s Prime Minister decorates house entirely with portraits of himself

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This is 24 Sussex Drive, the house occupied yet again by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The dark lord of minority Canadian conservatism has somehow won the national election again, and this time, to the dismay of 60% of Canadians, he has won a majority. (This is what can happen in a multi-party nation with a “first past the post” electoral system actually designed in the 13th C for a two-party system.)

Stephen Harper’s Children of the Corn creepiness extends to his decor.

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Easter Woodpecker

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

This woodpecker is the Red-breasted Sapsucker, and it’s pecking on the house today. It’s not actually looking for bugs; it is tapping (very loudly) in order to find a mate.

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A-frame Maritime Museum by CBK Van Norman

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

I’ve always loved this building. It’s part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and was built in 1966 to house the icebreaker St. Roch. You can just see the top of the mast through the upper window. Unfortunately the ship now requires better climate control for its conservation, and the whole museum may be moved to a new museum in North Vancouver.

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Dance vs decor

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Dance by takeSomeCrime, via David John at You have been here sometime. Question: Is the relationship between the decor and the moves inversely proportional – the sketchier the room, the better the moves are? Or is the room just irrelevant? Is this decor Canadian, or is the Canadian location just incidental?

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Canada’s Shanghai Expo 2010 architect is…Cirque du Soleil.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Seemingly impossible, but true. Similar to the way the statement “Arnold Schwarzenegger is Governor of California” is true. The Canadian Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai is to be designed by Cirque du Soleil’s in-house designer. This is someone without architectural training or larger architectural insight beyond interior stage set design – and kitschy set design at that.

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