It’s time for some skating and some inter-generational conflict.
Canada Day! Canada Day! Canada Day! Did you hear that it’s Canada Day?
You get three songs. Go!
Mark Steyn is a good writer. Hillary Clinton is a married woman. Neither of these facts should be important when discussing Presidential politics.
Alumni, cross-border hostility, Bernie Sanders and Jar Jar Binks. There’s serious stuff, too.
In Celebration of Canada Day, Jonathan writes 1400 words about punk rock.
National anthems can be really very funny.
Here’s a look at what happened when some sports fans in Toronto behaved badly on live TV.
Ottawa readers should probably come and see Swervedriver at Zaphod Beeblebrox tonight with me. (Non-Ottawa readers are welcome, too, but I imagine the logistics might be complicated.)
Thoughts about the riots in Baltimore. But it can’t be just about the riots, can it?
Not Clickhole: Saskatchewan town “rethinks its ‘Land of Rape and Honey’ slogan”.
Jonathan spends too much time thinking about the political messaging of 90s punk songs.
There’s something important happening in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks, led by Marshawn Lynch, are finally sticking it to the corrupt NFL.
It’s not really a recipe and it’s not really a photo essay, but watch as Jonathan makes some brussel sprouts.
As many of you are certainly aware of by now, there have been multiple shootings in Ottawa, my hometown. The shootings occurred at the War Memorial and at Parliament Hill. The downtown core is in locked down. Buildings are being evacuated and people are being ushered further and further away. For those who might be…
Bears, baseball, buildings, beauties and Barrett Brown. We’ll talk about all that and more in this week’s Linky Friday!
In true Canadian style, Jonathan McLeod goes from talking about hockey to talking about sexual assault to talking about feminism.
Because everything is about hockey and hockey is about everything, apparently.
Jonathan McLeod looks at two recent court cases, noting the existence of rape culture and male privilege without ever using the terms.
Happy Canada Day, Y’all!
March 21, 2008
God Bless America.
Justice for children…and by that we mean crushing, brutal retribution regardless of age.
We tortured and imprisoned you as a child soldier. It’s time to pay up.
Mackin’, butts and women are D-U-M dum: This is your Ontario Liberal Party.
Once again, Jonathan condescendingly explains why restrictions on labour movement (not to mention restrictions on immigration and asylum) are reflective of a xenophobic world view. Nothing controversial at all, no siree.
Matt Bruenig argues against the current legal education and licensing regime. While doing so, he imperils his future favoured status.
We’ve all heard the term “rape culture” thrown around, and it’s a term that can lose its meaning or significance with repeated use, but as we experience sexual crimes like those committed in Steubenville or against Rehtaeh Parsons–and the delayed and insufficient responses to the crimes–it is inescapable that rape culture persists and, perhaps, thrives.
Jonathan McLeod writes about parental leave, family life and the chauvinism of chivalry.
Jim Flaherty stepped down as Canada’s Finance Minister on March 18. Yesterday, he suddenly passed away in his Ottawa home. He was a politician who touched many. He will be dearly missed.
Everything you need to know about life and love comes down to hockey.
At the risk of starting an intramural fight here at Ordinary Times, I’m highlighting Elizabeth’s recent article at The Week, Why Christians should forgive Fred Phelps, as a companion to Russell’s recent post If I ever visit Topeka, I shall pack dancing shoes. Elizabeth offers many worthwhile points, but this is probably the key takeaway:
An appropriate song for the day and a throwback to 90s Canadian indie rock.
Jonathan takes you on a post-rock stroll through his extended backyard of Ontario and Quebec.
Jonathan McLeod reflects on the passing of a friend.
With the Oscars occurring tonight, here’s what happened last fall in response to a different awards gala.