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Richard III: “He wasn’t a hunchback, he just had a crooked spine, GOSH!”

Before I get to good old Ricky 3, first, let me take a moment to geek out about how much I love the newspaper. In an age where most people get their news from their Twitter feed, I’ve fallen in love with the printed word. Actually I have an online subscription to the Globe and Mail because that’s what my work would pay for (it’s part of my job requirements to read the paper every day). But the point is, though while reading the news can be a bit overwhelming because you jump into the middle of a story that’s been unraveling for months, it’s also really really exciting! For example, right now, there’s a story about how Delisle, a Canadian Naval officer who admitted to being a Russian spy – A RUSSION SPY PEOPLE! – cracked under RCMP questioning. This is real life! It’s so exciting! It’s deeply, deeply saddening on a very depressing level, but it’s like a story out of a movie. There’s also a story about the Mafia in Montreal. For real. Continue reading

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Never Has a Song Title Been So Apt

I saw the music video for Victoria Duffield’s song “They Don’t Know About Us” on television this morning and was left somewhat confused.

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“And There Won’t Be Snow in Africa”

A couple days ago, Julia and I were listening to a radio station in the car that has begun playing Christmas/holiday music all day long. Up until that point, I had actually never heard the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” It’s got kind of a “Wavin’ Flag” feel to it, except in the ’80s and seriously more judgmental.

This charming ditty features the magical musical stylings of various pop artists who were famous in the ’80s, including George Michael, Sting, Bono, and various other people I can’t recognize because I was born in 1991. I think I saw Boy George in there.  Along with the steady dance beat, this song comes with a large side of mullets and guilt. It’s almost worse than those World Vision commercials that use Lennon’s “So This is Christmas” to guilt you into donating.

According to the Wikipedia page, the song was recorded to raise money for famine in Ethiopia, which I suppose is quite nice, but I don’t know that they had to make the lyrics quite as passive aggressive. Some of the more aggressive lyrics include “where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears” and “the greatest gift they’ll get this year is life”.

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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Beware: Complete Horror Within

The other day, I made the horrendous mistake of Googling camel spiders. Do it now, I dare you. [Here’s the wikipedia page to make it easier for you]. Continue reading

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Our Friends Are Also Hilarious

Are you tired of reading Julia and I rant on and on about nose whistles and how adorable Emma Stone is? Of course you’re not. Who could ever tire of hearing about how wonderful Emma Stone is? No one. Continue reading

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Ropera: It’s a thing

I have noticed that a there’s a rather unmentioned music genre, which I will now title “ropera”. It could also be called “operock” or “rockera”. It’s a blending of rock and opera music. Odd, I know, but it exists and I think it needs to be brought to light. I’m not actually entirely certain how I feel about it, but it’s a reality that needs to be faced. Continue reading

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What a Terrible Photo

On “Oh No They Didn’t” (http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/), I read an article about the Wikipedia pictures for celebrities and how they always pick horrible photos. At first, I was a little skeptical. They had a picture of Emma Stone that really wasn’t that bad at all, so I didn’t really believe them. But then I started looking up some famous people and I realized that they were right. Most of them are awful! Continue reading

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