No really, it snowed …………………………… a lot!
Right over the western end of London where I live we got a streamer off Lake Huron and  it snowed over 70 cm, which is getting close to a yard, 3 feet, over your knees, or up to your crotch, if you’re short!
Five miles east of west of here it snowed half as much, and ten miles either way there was no snow at all……………………… as in NOTHING!
As I came down the driveway this morning an Arab woman passed me  on the sidewalk, and I couldn’t help but roll down my window and say to her: “Well, how do you like Canada NOW?”
She just gave me a dirty look!

untitledVancouver retailers are cashing in on the growing trend of people — young and old — sporting ugly Christmas sweaters to celebrate the holidays.
Drew Heifetz, co-owner of F as in Frank, a trendy East Vancouver clothing store, says that in past five years, demand for ugly Christmas sweaters has “skyrocketed.”

imagesCA37ZSU7“Well, of course, everyone loves ugly Christmas sweater parties. And in order to go to a sweater party, you need an ugly sweater,” Heifetz says.
“People will come in and not just buy one; they’ll buy 10 — for their whole family or for people at their office. The popularity just keeps growing.”
Heifetz says between his two retail locations, one in East Vancouver and the other in Toronto, he sells between 25 and 30,000 sweaters a year.

imagesCA3GVNYUHe has a team of pickers that scour locations across North America year round to hunt down the tackiest sweaters out there.
Heifetz has even started shipping ugly Christmas sweaters to Europe, as the trend goes global.
“If a sweater has anything to do with Christmas, we’ll sell it,” he says.
Now THIS, boys and girls, is showing the true spirit of Christmas!

untitledMalls across Canada are making special arrangements so that kids with autism can take part in a popular holiday tradition: taking a photo with Santa.
While visiting Santa is a rite of passage for many Canadian kids, the location — crowded, noisy malls — can prove to be too overwhelming for these kids!
But this year, nine malls across the country owned by Oxford Properties are opening their doors earlier so those children can still get some face time with Mr. Claus.
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Archaeologists say they’ve uncovered some stunning finds while digging at a construction site in Israel, including stone axes, a “cultic” temple and a 10,000-year-old house.
imagesCA3C6XI6The discoveries provide a “broad picture” of human development over thousands of years, from the time when people first started settling in homes to the early days of urban planning, officials with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said.
A local real estate company has listed the house, and described it as a “fixer upper!”
Apparently Kate Perry wants her singing to be taken seriously!

As a result she has started to bind her large, pointy, beautiful, bouncy, tender, soft, perky tits close to her body, so that they don’t distract people from her singing.
Or, as the girl from “The Superficial” describes it……………………………..1
Katy Perry has been keeping her breasts under wraps lately because she’s a very serious artist now who can’t be taken very seriously if her giant tits are all up in your face. Which is obviously a bullshit excuse because it makes no sense, so I’ll just come right out and say it: John Mayer beats her if she shows them to anyone else. She made me promise not to tell, but it’s for her own good.

She’ll thank me later.

So like I said folks, she is going more for the flat Geisha look, than the Madonna pointy thingy!


2-Ply-Toilet-Paper-Annual-AwardOur “Asshole of the WEEK!” award goes to the members of the media who called Kate Perry a RACIST for dressing like a Geisha during last night’s American Music Awards!

Look folks, I can’t for the life of me imagine what is racist about Kate wearing a Geisha dress, but to call  it that is the height of absurdity…..,. or the low!

In today’s world it is alright to subject kids to sexual identification issues years before they even reach puberty, BUT YA CAN’T WEAR A JAPANESE DRESS!

Good God, please save us from the nuts!


Deer hunter killed by deer!
imagesCAV94URRComedian Jay Leggett, who produced a documentary about the joys of deer hunting, died after being gored by a deer at the end of a hunt Saturday.
Leggett, 50, collapsed and died next to his all-terrain vehicle at the end of a hunt on the first day of deer season in his native Tomahawk, Wisconsin, according to Lincoln County sheriff’s spokesman Mike Caylor.

imagesCAJDN5GWApparently a deer that he had shot, with its last bit of energy, turned on him, and gored him in the back while he wasn’t looking!
Jay slowly bled to death………………………….., and so did the deer!
Leggett’s 2011 film “To the Hunt: Deer Season in Tomahawk, Wisconsin” documented deer camp life and “the fun, family and fraternity of the hunt,” according to promotional materials.

We’ve written a few times now about the fact that US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli pretty clearly made false statements to the Supreme Court in a key case concerning NSA warrant-less wiretapping, but it seems that nobody really gives a shit, so I don’t know why we even bother!
untitledMeanwhile, this past weekend,  the NY Times reported on more from the Ed Snowden documents, highlighting how the NSA was whining internally that it didn’t have enough power, and outlining how it planned to get even more. Because, apparently, spying on nearly everyone just wasn’t enough.
No, the NSA was fairly explicit in wanting to get rid of the “nearly” qualifier in that last sentence. Its goal was to be able to spy on “anyone, anytime, anywhere” and it didn’t want anything like pesky little “laws” or “civil liberties” to get in the way of that goal.
Written as an agency mission statement with broad goals, the five-page document said that existing American laws were not adequate to meet the needs of the N.S.A. to conduct broad surveillance in what it cited as “the golden age of Sigint,” or signals intelligence. “The interpretation and guidelines for applying our authorities, and in some cases the authorities themselves, have not kept pace with the complexity of the technology and target environments, or the operational expectations levied on N.S.A.’s mission,” the document concluded.
Using sweeping language, the paper also outlined some of the agency’s other ambitions. They included defeating the cybersecurity practices of adversaries in order to acquire the data the agency needs from “anyone, anytime, anywhere.” The agency also said it would try to decrypt or bypass codes that keep communications secret by influencing “the global commercial encryption market through commercial relationships,” human spies and intelligence partners in other countries. It also talked of the need to “revolutionize” analysis of its vast collections of data to “radically increase operational impact.”
Once again, we see that the claims from the NSA that it’s concerned about “protecting” people from “cybersecurity” issues are completely bogus.
The goal is and has always been to weaken cybersecurity wherever possible. There’s much more in the article about the NSA’s plans and capabilities, but those two paragraphs above seem to make the key points: the NSA has a ton of power and is constantly scheming to get more, even if laws are currently blocking that ability.
Furthermore, it wants to make us all less safe in its efforts to reach that goal.
Rob Ford rails against ‘taxing and spending’ at Toronto budget meeting!

LUM12-251113DWell, well! Just one week after he was stripped of most of his authority, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford showed up at the launch of the city’s 2014 budget to warn that the city is returning to its old “taxing and spending” ways.
Mr. Ford took the unusual step of attending Monday’s budget launch to express his disapproval of staff’s recommended 2 per cent residential tax increase, which will total 2.5 per cent when a special levy for the extension of the Scarborough subway is included.
“In just one short week we can all see old ways of taxing and spending here at city hall coming back ,” he said. “I will not stand by and let this happen and the taxpayers in this city should not either.”

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