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The 33 Hottest Canadian Babes circa 2012! (part 1)

Yes! It had to happen! That crass, shameless, politically incorrect — but culturally imperative — list: The Sexiest / Most Beautiful / Hottest Canadian Babes / Women / Actresses Arrived at using the most rigorous of criterea and unimpeachable of … Continue reading

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Wallander (part 2) – cultural reflections

(Continuing from last time, when I was reflecting on the fictional Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, and how I had enjoyed various film interpretations, some starring Kenneth Branagh and others starring Krister Henriksson…) As I’ve said: a recurring theme with me is about … Continue reading

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Wallander (part 1) – different visions

Curiously enough, a few times over the last few months I’ve found myself drafting posts referencing Kurt Wallander — the fictional Swedish detective begat in novels by Henning Mankell but spun off onto the small screen. Some references were in … Continue reading

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Settings and Storytelling (and a few examples, too!)

I like stories rooted in their time and place — not just Canadian stories. A recurring theme on this blog relates to Canadian identity and culture as it is expressed — or, as is often the case, deliberately suppressed — … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 — the war everybody “won”!

Recently there has been a lot of notice commemorating the North American War of 1812. And though a historical conflict might seem an odd topic for a blog whose self-proclaimed idiom is pop culture, it’s an interesting thing to reflect … Continue reading

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Recommending Ray Bradbury — sort of

It’s a funny ol’ world. I was listening to the radio the other day, when the DJ/host took a moment to comment on the passing of legendary American science fiction and fantasy/horror writer, Ray Bradbury. She mentioned that Bradbury was … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Queen (or the Gifflesnorff!)

This blog is primarily about pop culture — often about Canadian movies & TV, though with the intent (only occasionally acted upon so far) of broadening out to cover other things, like radio dramas, and non-Canadian movies & TV. So … Continue reading

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He Who “Makes” History…Gets to Define History

  This is part of what’s turning into a kind of mini-series of posts looking at the concept of culture and cultural identity in Canadian pop culture…following on the heels of my previous post about “Canadianisms”. Stories are, in a … Continue reading

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The Secret World of…Canadianisms

I’ll sometimes start drafting blog posts…that then start me down a different path…which then open up a new idea. So this post kind of arose out of a couple of pieces I’m working on, but I decided to post this … Continue reading

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The “Do What I Say, Not What I Do” School of Commentary

AMUSING POST-SCRIPT DEPARTMENT (a follow-up to my previous post): Yoni Goldstein’s piece about how terrible ALL Canadian TV is did receive a few comments on the Huffington Post – Canada site — strongly disagreeing with him. This then led to … Continue reading

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