All The World’s A Circus – William Thomas

Ontario — Where The Pandemic Has Mutated Into Pandemonium!

COVID-19 joke: two cops walk into a church… and get fined $880 each. Except nobody’s laughing because it’s true. Toronto off-duty police officers Sgt. Julie Evans and Sgt. Greg Boltyansky were charged by local police with illegally attending a gathering … Continue reading

As COVID Stupidity Sticks Out Its Chest, Humour Pokes It In The Ribs.

Contrary to the common perception, COVID-19 and its sinister siblings did not cause mass stupidity; they just gave it a huge world-wide stage on which to strut its stuff. The list of classic coronavirus clowns is now longer than the … Continue reading

Helicopters, Cars And Taxi Cabs — The COVID Snowbird Express

So I theoretically bump into this savvy, semi-fictional, seniors couple in the town of Fort Erie and… “Hey! You’re American! How’d you get across the border?” “We’re not Americans, we’re Canadians.” “Then why are you wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ … Continue reading

Oh, The Lies We Tell… Are Spreading Like A Virus?

You realize the extent to which human beings have a problem with truth when the list of the types of lies we tell totals eight — from error and omission to exaggeration and fabrication with deception, denial, restructuring and minimization … Continue reading

Undergoing The Knife — The Musical

I’m scheduled for an invasive medical procedure next week and although it’s a tad too personal to elaborate on, I just hope the doctor uses something smaller than a 35mm. camera! Also, a flashbulb would be an excellent idea because … Continue reading

First There Was ‘Fake Art’. Then ‘Fake News’. Now Deepfake

Since dwarfed by Citizen Kane, this strange and fascinating film was shot on Ibiza, a Balearic Island off Barcelona. It was about that time I was backpacking around Europe and holed up on tiny Formentera. About once a week I’d … Continue reading

Puppy Sales And Dognapping Win Recent Headline Wars

If you only read recent newspaper headlines… “Man Sits In Bean Dip For 24 Hours To Promote Restaurant”… you might think… “Couple Caught With Rattlesnake, Uranium And Whiskey In Stolen Car”… that the whole bloody world… “Man In India Killed … Continue reading

Village Surrounded, Landmark Lost — Down Comes “The Dainer.”

Down comes The Dain City Tavern, for a century the landmark of this little hamlet just south of Welland previously known as Airline Junction for the train brakes it produced and later Welland Junction for the city that swallowed it … Continue reading

Edmonton’s ‘Heritage Classic’ —The Best NHL Outdoor Game – EVER!!!

Last month the NHL staged its 30th annual outdoor hockey game at Lake Tahoe between the Colorado Rockies and the Vegas Golden Knights. After starting at 3 p.m. the game had to be postponed until midnight because the desert sun … Continue reading

Pandemic Shenanigans – The Good. The Bad. The Booze Fairies

So far COVID-19 and its evil twin B.I.I.7 have spread to 200 countries, infected 110 million people, caused 2.5 million deaths, spawned at least a half dozen vaccines, levelled at least six heads of state, rocked the world economy, seen … Continue reading