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Archive for February, 2012

Bodies at rest tend to stay that way, especially female ones

- February 29th, 2012

I’ve posted my latest column. All feedback is welcome!

Mayoral politics

- February 28th, 2012

The next municipal election is years off, which makes now the perfect time for some wild speculation about local politics.

Do you have any thoughts on who might run for mayor next time out?

Will Mayor Joe — who said on the campaign trail he planned to serve only a single term — surprise no one by throwing his hat into the ring again?

Is there anyone currently on council you would expect, or even like, to run for the top job at City Hall?

Is there anyone else in the community — like former Liberal MP Glen Pearson, who is much in the headlines these days — you could see taking a shot at the mayor’s chair?

Are there any dark-horse candidates looming — say, a guy like MPP Chris Bentley? (Yes, you may get the Liberal of your choice!)

Let me know your thoughts on this one. If you’re of a mind to start any rumours, remember all speculation is welcome! The more absurd the better!

Weekend report, Oscars

- February 27th, 2012

Packed weekend for me. It didn’t help that I got sucked into watching the whole Oscar ceremony last night.

Oh well. At least they didn’t too do much scolding of the viewing audience for watching movies on DVDs and other devices, as opposed to in theatres. They kept the guilt trips to a minimum, unlike past years.

With the documentary-style montages of stars talking about their movie experiences, they seemed to be trying the opposite strategy — inspiring people to trudge to the local cineplex, rather than making them feel bad for doing what the majority of movie watchers do these days.

It’s been years since Hollywood made more money at theatres than in DVD sales, pay-per-view, downloads et cetera. But I guess the exhibitors still have an iron hold on the Academy.

Who knows, one of these years the Academy might even acknowledge reality — perhaps with a specific DVD category.

It could happen.

The myth of consistency

- February 24th, 2012

My latest column is up on the site.

If it prompts any thoughts, by all means, please share them in the comment box below.

Enjoy!

End-of-week defrag

- February 24th, 2012

Got any random thoughts you want to share?

One obvious topic: The storm that wasn’t.