Category: Random

  • Congrats America, You’re Officially Cool Again!

    On November 5th, 2004 I drove across the border from Canada into Upstate New York, to do some shopping at a local outlet mall. Being the day after President Bush’s re-election what struck me was how quiet everything was. Everything and everyone. Despite the Greater Buffalo area having the appearance of a red state — […]

  • What The Cat Dragged In

    I think you’ll enjoy this whether you’re a cat person or not… So I’ve got this new cat — still a kitten, really. And I’ve been going back and forth between keeping it safe indoors and my previous convictions about letting cats outside. But what’s become apparent in the two weeks I’ve had it is […]

  • Vigilante Justice?

    To understand where I’m coming from with today’s post you first need to understand why I no longer give change to homeless people… Back in a previous life a bunch of my friends came to see me perform at The Second City, and on our way to drinks afterwards through the quiet streets of Toronto’s […]

  • Dating on Teh Interwebs, Part I

    At the risk of exposing myself to all kinds of potential ridicule, I’d like to broach the subject of dating on the internet. These days I’m meeting more and more people who have met their current girlfriend/hook-up/husband/life partner/whatever online. Since these folks are all well-adjusted individuals (near as I can tell), why shouldn’t this very […]

  • Advice for those stupid “Holiday Letters”

    Longtime readers of my previous blog will remember that I lampooned the whole concept of the holiday letter back in 2004. I mean, come on people… How narcissistic do you have to be to send out a holiday card stuffed a photocopied scrap of paper detailing all the wonderful things you’ve done over the past […]