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Music from Big Pink

To commemorate Canada Day and exactly 50 years since the release of this all-time classic album on July 1, 1968: i.e. Canada Day. To my mind, The Band stand as the greatest “beat combo” of them all with roots extending from Acadia down to Acadiana and back again with so much more in-between — thereby hitting…

Some Ballsy Canucks

On this, the day that Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, this is dedicated to those who I know are fighting the good fight. From yesteryear, we have George Beurling, quite the complex character. I can easily imagine several current prominent Canadians that “The Falcon of Malta’s” fuck off sign might well be addressed to, not least the gormless…

Canada’s Greatest Public Intellectual

Jordan Peterson is Canada’s greatest public intellectual, not by design (he doesn’t have the self-aggrandizing tendencies of other “academics”), but has had to assume this mantle merely by being thrust into the spotlight by the PC fuckwittery at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Well they fucked with the wrong guy; someone who…

La Fin du Monde

Given that these days it seems the world is going to hell in a handbasket, here’s an appropriately named beer to help ease the pain. I’m not a great fan of wheat beer (though I quite like the dark German variations) this trappist style brew from Quebec is a great all rounder balance-wise and is quite possibly…

Cigar packaging idiocy

City Cigar reports (with source document) on the Canadian Government’s white paper “Potential measures for regulating the appearance, shape and size of tobacco packages and of tobacco products.” (Can you imagine a box of Behike 52s in plain wrapping? — it’s absolute fucking nonsense). While I’m no fan of ubiquitous marketing and branding tripe, these proposed…