Tuesday, October 23, 2007

February 28 The Commons: Leader in absentia
March 1 The Commons: A purely hidden agenda
March 2 The Commons: Week in review
March 5 'Can he be forgiven?'
March 6 The best defence is a good offence
March 12 If a tree falls in the forest...
March 12 The strength to stand alone again
March 14 Chewing on his words
March 19 The Commons: Flaherty saves the world
March 20 The Commons: Complaints department
March 21 The Commons: Bullshit
March 22 The Commons: Divide and conquer
March 23 The Commons: Week in review
March 26 The Commons: Baird to the rescue
March 27 The Commons: When logic fails
March 28 The Commons: The Bill Matthews Fan Club
March 29 The Commons: Whose scandal it is, anyway?
March 30 The Commons: Week in review
April 5 Who's the fairest of them all?
April 18 The Commons: That icky feeling
April 19 The Commons: Come on give us a try
April 23 Now more Britney than Britney
April 23 The Commons: I read the news today, oh boy
April 24 The Commons: On the defensive
April 25 The Commons: Chicken v. Dog
April 26 The Commons: Everyone's losing something
April 27 The Commons: In crisis, there is Guergis
April 30 The Commons: Happy birthday, Mr. Prime Minister
May 1 The Commons: Changing the channel
May 2 The Commons: He said, she said, who said?
May 2 The Commons: Selective memory
May 3 The Commons: Let's call the whole thing off
May 7 The Commons: Happy days are here again
May 8 The Commons: Civility and other such nonsense
May 9 The Commons: Our buffoonery runneth over
May 10 The Commons: A poet who knows it
May 11 The Commons: Dropping trou
May 14 The Commons: Welcome home, Gilles
May 16 The Commons: Mr. Boring, meet Mr. Arrogant
May 17 The Commons: A drunken punch-up
May 28 The Commons: Giving peace a chance
May 30 The Commons: Where the truth lies
May 31 The Commons: A new standard
June 1 The Commons: Turn on, tune out
June 4 The Commons: Giggling towards the finish line
June 5 The Commons: Peter Van Loan Week rolls on
June 6 The Commons: No place for a gentelman
June 7 The Commons: Questioning the questioner
June 11 The Commons: He left his heart in Heiligendamm
June 12 The Commons: The fine art of public shaming
June 13 The Commons: Very small things
June 18 The Commons: 'The time is for the truth'
June 19 The Commons: Behold, the future
June 20 The Commons: And so it ends
July 2 Rock stars to the rescue
August 8 Defending Iggy
August 13 Gangsta rap out of south Ottawa
August 17 My movie date with Stephane Dion
September 28 Felix and Oscar
October 4 From a great height
October 10 A thinker and a fighter
October 11 Did I pay too much for the Radiohead album?
October 16 The Commons: A bedtime story
October 17 The Commons: Losing the room
October 18 The Commons: A Hallmark moment
October 23 The Commons: Computational politics

Friday, October 12, 2007

That's nice. But is it any good?
As my editor pointed out this morning: in between whining and faux philosophizing, I didn’t actually say much about the new Radiohead record, In Rainbows. Good and valid point. [MORE]

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part 16
And so it ends. Two more hours of Canadian Idol. Then Canada gets a winner. And the winner gets a fleeting glimpse of a kind of fame. For the sake of the historical record, a full accounting of the proceedings follows... [MORE]
Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part 15
How scared are Canadian Idol producers that Jaydee Bixby might win this competition? It is difficult to quantify this, but I would suggest a considerable amount. [MORE]

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part 14
At the end of Tuesday night's show, Zack Werner said that Canadians were guaranteed to embrace Carly Rae. This just moments after Canadians had specifically chosen to not embrace Carly Rae. [MORE]

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part 13
There's no reason to feel sorry for Paul Anka. He's probably richer than Nicky Hilton. He once guest starred on an episode of The Gilmore Girls. Life is probably pretty sweet for Paul Anka. But, all the same, consider how eternally screwed he is. [MORE]

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part 12
Approximately five people came to Macleans.ca yesterday looking for "brian melo karma police." So here it is (at about the 6:30 mark, right after Carly Rae). [MORE]

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part Ten
So, where were we? Ah yes, Ben Mulroney thinks you're an idiot. [MORE]

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Searching for Ben Mulroney's Soul, Part Nine
I didn't mean to not write about last week's Canadian Idol results show. It just took me a few days to properly come to terms with what I saw. [MORE]

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Press release poetry
A collection of random words and phrases taken from an e-mail I just received announcing MuchMusic's fall line-up. It's like salvia in your inbox. [MORE]

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