Posts Tagged ‘humour’

Cartoonist Dan Murphy’s spoof of proposed BC pipeline

Monday, July 9th, 2012

By cartoonist Dan Murphy of the Vancouver Province newspaper (which pulled it after he posted it). Hilarious.

“Jobs”… or not. This oil pipeline proposal is the worst deal ever for B.C., with all the benefit going to China and corporations. It offers nothing close to adequate compensation for B.C. in the event of a pipeline or a tanker spill, and all this in return for a paltry number of jobs, not to mention no significant share in the profits.

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Leonard Cohen in the documentary “Ladies and Gentlemen.. Mr Leonard Cohen”

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Watch the whole thing. This is a Canada so different from the Canada from the one we’re in now, the Canada that now sits in a deep, dark, chilly trough dug by our illegitimate prime minister, Stephen Harper.

The gender politics in this video may be a bit antediluvian, but I’m going to overlook that.

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The Monkees

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Frank Zappa and Mike Nesmith

Update: Goodbye Davy Jones, 30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012. You were the sweet, lovely heart of the Monkees. Memory of Davy by Peter Tork.

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“I’m afraid your novel is unsuitable for us at the present time.”

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

From Black Books, Irish comedian Dylan Moran’s British TV series. Moran played Bernard Black, misanthropic second-hand bookshop owner. See also another episode in which Bernard, unable to figure out his tax forms, learns that he will receive an extension for filing his return only in the event of injury, so seeks injury by provoking skinheads.

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Lost budgie – he really likes mirrors and is a very good flyer

Friday, March 26th, 2010

In the “on the fridge” category.

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Maria Bamford

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

When she was younger, comedian Maria Bamford played a Star Trek character in a touring show that visited malls across the USA doing things like Jack in the Box promotions. She played a Bajoran – you know, those people from the planet Bajor in Deep Space Nine:

“Greetings! I am Major Lilanca from the Planet Bajor… [Who were] the Bajorans?

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