Archive | October 2013

Congratulations Alice Munro!

Canadian Author Alice Munroe wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Canadian Author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Brazil is a tough nut to crack

Brazil accuses Canada of spying on its mines and energy ministry. [Canada has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations]

Brazil accuses Canada of spying on its mines and energy ministry. [Canada has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations]

Miss-communication

Ethics advisor, Mary Dawson chastises Conservative MPs David Anderson and Jim Flaherty for interfering in the CRTC [Canadian Radio-TV and Telecommunications Commission] deliberations.

Ethics advisor Mary Dawson chastises Conservative MPs David Anderson and Jim Flaherty for interfering in the CRTC [Canadian Radio-TV and Telecommunications Commission] deliberations.

“Putin on the fritz”

Russian President Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic Flame in Red Square, but the Olympic torch went out en route to the Kremlin.  [It was re-lit with a cigarette lighter]

Russian President Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic Flame in Red Square, but the Olympic torch went out en route to the Kremlin. [It was re-lit with a cigarette lighter]

The Wrath of Grapes

A man in La Mancha is crushed to death by 5 tons of wine-making grapes

In a strange reversal, grapes crush a man in La Mancha.    The worker reportedly fell into a holding bay just as 5 tons of wine-making grapes were being unloaded.

Berlusconi’s final bow?

'Where is Sylvia? Who is he?" The Italian Senate recommends expulsion for the ex-Prime  Minister and his allies refuse to back his attempt to bring down .the government

‘Who is Sylvia? What is he?”
The Italian Senate recommends expulsion for ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and his allies refuse to back his attempt to bring down the government

Food “Cartels”

OPEC: "Owners of Permits Extort Cart-operators"  "Landlords"  holding $1,000 Vancouver food-cart permits are charging up to $10,000 to cart operators for prime locations.

OPEC: “Owners of Permits Extort Cart-operators”
“Landlords” holding $1,000 Vancouver food-cart permits are charging cart operators up to $10,000 per month for prime locations.

“Jell-ala-bad”

A jellyfish invasion clogged pipes and forced the shut-down of a nuclear reactor in Sweden.  [UN wonders if this could be the solution to the Middle-East and North Korean  nuclear standoff?]

A jellyfish invasion clogged pipes and forced the shut-down of a nuclear reactor in Sweden. [UN wonders if this could be the solution to the Middle-East and North Korean nuclear standoff?]

Baby Bieber!

Justin Beiber has body guards carry him up the stairs on the Great Wall of China

Justin Bieber has body guards carry him up the stairs on the Great Wall of China

What’s a Bosom worth?

Vancouver restaurant owner Allan Bosomworth is charged after he placed a hidden camera in his restaurant washroom

Vancouver restaurant owner Allan Bosomworth is charged after he placed a hidden camera in his restaurant washroom