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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The History of Breakfast

The late, delightful Clarissa Dickson Wright elucidates the history of the meal your grandmother told you was the most important one of the day, in part 1 of this 2012 BBC documentary:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Attack on Canadian Parliament

Map of Ottawa shootings from the Globe and Mail.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern time this morning in Ottawa, a gunman with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, then raced the short distance to the Center Block of the Canadian Parliament, where he gained entry and a gun battle ensued within the halls of Parliament, as seen in the video above. Security forces from the police and RCMP are blocking streets and responding to various points in the vicinity.

Reports are that more than one shooter is active, and government offices as well as downtown Ottawa buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister Stephen Harper as well as opposition leaders are reported to be safe and out of danger. Police have also reported shootings at the Rideau Centre shopping mall near Parliament Hill.

On Monday, a radicalized Canadian convert to Islam ran down two Canadian soldiers in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 30 miles southeast of Montreal, killing one of them.

The CBC has live coverage of events on Parliament Hill here.

The Globe and Mail has ongoing coverage here.

CTV also has live coverage here.

Update, 4:20 p.m.: Canadian news organizations are now reporting that the soldier killed in this morning's cowardly attack at the War Memorial was 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo from Hamilton, Ontario, who when off duty worked with an animal rescue outfit.

R. I. P.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

British Insults

What, don't know any?  Thick as two planks, you are.  Don't be a mardy tosser, get up to speed with Siobhan Thompson here:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marriage News Watch, 10/20/14

Matt Baume of the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Latest marriage map from Freedom to Marry - click to enlarge.

A flurry of legal developments happened yesterday, so now there are 32 states where people like us can marry: hit the links to read up on the mind-boggling good news.




Federal government

And although this is not my idea at all of a proper do, I still had to get my hanky out - Kevin Patterson and David Larance have the first gay wedding in Arizona:

And here's a great piece on Karen and Nelda, the lesbian couple you see in the video above, who have been waiting since the freakin' Eisenhower Administration for the right to marry!

Finally, a sweet pic from Idaho taken earlier this week:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Waitin' for the Weekend

Ryan Burke

Asinine Art

The serene neoclassical facades of the Place Vendome in Paris are now surrounding a giant inflatable sculpture, which American artist Paul McCarthy has entitled Tree.

More on the story here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inferior Decorator

Some duck fits from 1948 to liven up your Thursday:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Say No to Gay Divorce

A public service message from Jimmy Kimmel:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Candid Camera: The Unanswerable Phone Call

The original Candid Camera with Allen Funt and Durwood Kirby was always hilarious. Here's a clip, undated, that is sure to make you smile. My sides hurt now.

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