NOVEMBER 18, 2013 2:24PM

Request to OS management

 

Email I have sent to mnoble@salon.com:

I'm a long-standing member of OS, writing there under the name "Myriad".

There has been a very long miserable thing going on for years now of a gang of several people berating another member for little (long ago) or no reason, and it… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2013 2:33PM

Munchies First, Pot Later

 

In the pot factory, a table of snacks. Little sandwiches, pieces of melon, grapes, cheese... However, off to the side was another table with some very nice date squares.) (Actually date triangles, but who's counting.) (Eat two, and square 'em back up.) (Skip the ones… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 11:14PM

Toronto the Good has a Baad Baad Mayor

 

 

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Just when we think we've reached the end of it with Mayor Rob Ford, another day dawns.

Today I hear by the news that at today's council meeting he was using baaad baaad language refudiating the accusations against him of cavorting with prostitutes and sexually harrassing female… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 9:16AM

CHRISTMOOSE by The Whore on Christmas

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She's flogging a book about the “war on Christmas” titled “Good Tidings and Great Joy.”

Exerpt from Salon article about it:

Palin takes her readers to Anchorage in the year 2028, where herRead full post »

 

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People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracialRead full post »

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An article this morning on Huff Post about why the Danes are the happiest people on earth. IT'S CUZ THEY RAPE AND PILLAGE AND SET FIRE TO YOUR… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 3:54PM

What a pistol

 

Joan Walsh thinks Rand Paul is pissing away his chances at the GOP nom with his whiny whines about wishing he could challenge Rachel Maddow to a duel because she insists on pointing out his plagiarism.

Presumably Rand Paul would get kicked off OS! 

Several media types, including Walsh and… Read full post »

 

 

An exotic title with the hopes of grabbing your attention. I notice that a lot of OS titles in the glory days consisted of three disparate and odd things.

Anyway, this is just an account of my day and almost-night.

I went… Read full post »

OCTOBER 30, 2013 12:21PM

Return to the Nemeton

 

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My instructions were to meet Willow at a store called Crystal's, on a street on the edge of downtown – a somewhat dubious area not far from the Salvation Army's men's shelter,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2013 9:38AM

NECRO-PANTS! Terrifying Trousers!

 

Just in time for Hallowe'en.

Ghastly article.

I'm not going to paste the photo here.  I don't even want to think about it any more...

(Thank you God [or whatever] for making me a denizen of here and now.)

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...in which the writer argues that she's a performance artist. 

Not a new theory, but I think a letter writer, "Tripemonkey", got it right:

What if the Westboro Baptist Church was revealed tomorrow to have been protesting the deaths of soldiers and victims of hateRead full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2013 12:48PM

KILTS, kilts, kilts and more kilts...

So the name of a nearby town is Perth and the river flowing through is called the Tay.  The whole area was settled by Scots (after the Natives, of course), who built nice stone buildings.  There are a lot of Scots descendants in the area.  Including me, tho… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2013 12:08PM

Sliding downhill...

...from summer into fall...and beyond.


Sad scarecrow at someone's front gate


 

The sumac says a fiery goodbye.

Wild asparagus - hard to find the young stalks in the spring.  Now is the time to mark the spots.  (Ditto in my garden.)

Fall is so beautiful that… Read full post »

 

I don't think that puny little fence is gonna stop him.  But we stepped on the gas and got away.

The giant spiders were at an import shop we often stop at. 

Other neat things.  Too bad they won't fit in the car.

Also colorful things - here's a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2013 9:17AM

Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

 

My friend Alex had heard about this technique and, since for his work he has tools in his van, he decided to try it out at Harvest Fest last weekend.

It's a white pumpkin, just for a change.

Pumpkin debris happens

Waste not, want not… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2013 4:08PM

FIGHT CLUB

 

 

Wrestlers

 


I think I've finally got it figured out – they LIKE fighting.

It occurred to me after I was out in the garden cursing a big… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2013 8:12AM

Ear to the Ground

 

That's the name of the art installation at Fieldwork, a place near here for large-scale outdoor art works.  I went to the opening party for Ear to the Ground - a giant ear made of deadwood, with a drum in the middle.  Get it? - ear drum.… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2013 8:20PM

Black & White in the Rainbow District

 

A couple of blocks in Montreal's Gay Village closes down in the summer and forms a promenade. 

All sorts of people stroll - families with kids, old straight couples, young straight couples, all kinds of people mingling with the denizens of the area. Among whom this… Read full post »

 

My friend/handyman/neighbor Frank had a litter of puppies recently.  Didn't mean to.  A couple of his dogs got cozy.  He already had 20 or so dogs and he does dog-racing in the winter.  Seems like as lot of trouble and dogs for three short races in the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 6:40PM

Down in the Dumps (again)

Linda posted about the finds at her local thrift shop and put up some pictures.  Yesterday was my stint at volunteering at our local thrift shop - which is the "Re-use Centre" at our local country dump.  It's a Free Store. 

While working there yesterday I picked up… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 4:35PM

Glass teepee

"So," I said to the young man who's been helping me this summer, as I delivered him home (he usually bikes it, but today he brought a chainsaw), "I'm not the only person in the area who builds strange constructions."  He sort of snickered as he agreed.  (He's… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 8:43PM

Water Buffalo Festival

 

 

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So my friend emailed me to say the Water Buffalo Food Festival was today - oops, sorry for late notice. Come next year, and sleep over.  S'okay, I wouldn't have gone unless someone went with me - bit of a drive,
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AUGUST 24, 2013 9:31AM

Canada has Pot-ential

Yeah, I know, awful title.  But it was either that or Canada Goes to Pot, which is too motheaten.  (High moths - contemplate.)

I suppose I could have gone with a Serious title.  Hrrumph, or such.

Anyway, a bit of noise hereabouts because pretty boy Justin Trudeau, son of late playboy/p… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2013 10:11PM

Cock-Ring of the Gods

 

Can't see a way to send you a PM.

Given the outpouring of love and sorrow about Sirenita, a wonderful demonstration of our community here, how about - if not the entire cover - featuring a few posts that have been put up for her and her thank-you post.  … Read full post »