Monthly Archives: June 2018

Is Ocean’s 8 a Flop?

Ocean’s 8 has continued the recent trend of gender flipping an existing franchise, exemplified by Ghostbusters 2016, and, to a lesser extent, The Force Awakens. While Ghostbusters is generally seen as a flop, The Force Awakens was a clear success. … Continue reading

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Will Trudeau be Hoisted with His Own Petard?

According to the CBC’s Robyn Urback, Trudeau has boxed himself in with his own zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct. If so, it will be poetic justice, though I do thank him for legalizing marijuana. An 18-year-old allegation against Trudeau, originally … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Back the Meat Industry

Bloomberg/Quint asks Is It Too Early for Fake Meat? Do they properly answer the question? It’s possible you’ve heard of the Impossible Burger. Heralded as a bleeding veggie patty that looks, tastes and even sizzles like meat, the product is … Continue reading

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Review of “Hannibal” (TV series)

 * * * B Hannibal gets off to a very strong start with its excellent first season. The second season is very good. Unfortunately, the final season is weak. In the title roll, Mads Mikkelsen is chilling as the good Doctor. … Continue reading

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Denial of Masculine Nature

I’m going to comment briefly on an article in the Atlantic called Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling, which gets a lot of problems right, but the solution to them largely wrong. As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages … Continue reading

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Single Motherhood at 40

The CBC has a new article that explains why Single women are increasingly pursuing parenthood on their own. The title is misleading as they are talking about older, never married women, who are electing to have children without a partner. … Continue reading

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In Socialist Canada, Dairy Farmers Milk You

Canada’s supply management of the dairy industry has been a sore point in US trade negotiations for as long as I can remember. It has also led to incredibly high prices for milk and cheese in Canada, to the point … Continue reading

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