The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:15 pm

To the surprise of no one following the trial, Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby TA » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:50 pm

I like the part where the judge thinks this is a victory for justice against the horrible specter of false accusations.
Literally the actual fucking judgment wrote:However, the twists and turns of the complainants' evidence in this trial illustrate the need to be vigilant in avoiding the equally dangerous false assumption that sexual assault complainants are always truthful.

friendly reminder to always be a perfect victim or everyone will tear the shit out of you uwu
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:46 pm

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It probably doesn't matter if this is real or not.

EDIT: Though FWIW, Google confirms that Bret Litke is a real person who works in Alberta and is interested in farm league sports.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:52 am

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:37 am

Huh! I don't drink and can't travel so this impacts me in absolutely no way, but that does seem long overdue on principle.

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Stephen Harper says laws that prohibit people from taking alcohol across provincial borders are “ridiculous.”


God dammit, I hate agreeing with Harper.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 03, 2016 11:04 am

Wow PKP resigned as head of the PQ.

I mean, I still think he's a gigantic asshole and that he took the position out of the most naked sort of opportunism in the first place. But his resignation really genuinely appears to be for his family's sake as he claims, rather than the usual case among politicians where that's typically just a bullshit line to cover an exit made for other reasons, like electoral failure, and if so, good for him.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Tue May 03, 2016 1:49 pm

Yeah, from what little I've followed of the whole thing (I really don't have a horse in this party's race anymore and I'm too ill to waste time paying attention to the news nowadays), the job wreaked the worst sort of havoc on his personal life and quitting seems like an entirely sane and respectable decision to make. Besides, regardless of whatever vim he may have had in the Assemblée Nationale, it's not like anyone is in any real position to stop Couillard from taking a huge dump on everything, so it can hardly be called dereliction of duty.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 03, 2016 3:36 pm

I was mostly paying attention to it, because I had no idea what his endgame was... was he an actual late-to-the-party separatist convert, or (as was more probable) a naked grab at power for it's own sake (but the latter would still have been interesting because I wanted to see what kind of crazy three-step he'd pull if he actually managed to get himself elected). I figured it would be a spectacle no matter what. This outcome came outta nowhere, but is no less interesting and perhaps a little more positive than I'd ever expected.

So is the CAQ still crap? Who's the effective opposition going to be now?
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Tue May 03, 2016 4:39 pm

Man, I dunno. The CAQ is the new ADQ, except Legault is not nearly as charismatic as Dumont was (not that Dumont was super charismatic in the first place, though he's improved markedly since he left politics); the vibe coming off of them is that they're ineffective/pointless right-wing grumblers.

Folk do seem to typically like Québec Solidaire, probably since Québécois in general lean left (with regional exceptions), but they're in that weird place where people would rather vote anti-PLQ than pro-QS, so they go with the PQ instead because they technically have a better shot.

So yeah, the opposition's anemic right now and it looks like it'll remain so at least in the short-term, while the PLQ keeps on coasting on sheer inertia and indifference. Huzzah.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 03, 2016 10:59 pm

Oh fuck, Fort Mac.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Cait » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:47 pm

That's from 2013, but still amusing.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:05 pm

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:24 pm

Timmies is going to attempt to conquer the world

BRACE YOURSELVES.

FWIW, I can't stand them anymore, haha. It's been a long time since Tims was anything but just another shitty coffee shop.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Friday » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:01 pm

I've never eaten at a Horton Hears An Aboot but I can safely say that what the world really needs is another shitty coffee chain Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson summer comedy.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:35 pm

Friday wrote:Horton Hears An Aboot


Oh man, the greatest possible rename
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:36 pm

I just realize that the last three links posted in ITT are all about drinking horrible things.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:23 pm

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:42 pm

HMS Terror found

Right in TERROR BAY, of all places. Haha.

The Erebus was last year, so this isn't quite as big news, but it's the other shoe dropping, as it were. Interesting stuff, to be sure.
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