Friday, March 30, 2007

Mark's Take - Guest Editorial

Mark Leiren-Young, the Vancouver author of, among other things, this little play called "Shylock," which I keep performing on this and other planets, has long been making fun of the madness we call "The News."

Check out his latest summary, which he files on a regular basis for

Although...I don't know how he can claim that he is the father of Anna Nicole's baby, when we all know that Larry King is.

Rock on, Bro....

Diana Krall - Temptation : Montreal Jazz Festival 2004 Live

Here's an excellent contibution from a regular Commentator to The Berner Monologues. Hot Stuff, indeed!

Give This Man a Ticket

The Mayor claims that 75% of all drug treatment programs don't work, and therefore they should abandoned and replaced by his innovative drug substitution scheme.

However, his own initiative, the Municipal Ticket Information (in which spitters, pee-ers, poo-ers and other homeless annoyances are issued traffic tickets and required to pay fines for their sins of poverty) is an 81% failure. 176 of 217 tickets issued have not been paid.

By his own lofty standards of science and reason, shouldn't this idiocy be abandoned at once?

Oink, Oink

This chart shows how American legislators spend money. It is a pefect example of feeding your electoral district for votes.

We wait for someone to publish the Canadian version.

How Do They Do It?

For those of you who may have thought that the circus is dead and gone, forget it! Check out this fabulous story about the opening of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey tonight at Madison Square Garden, featuring the DEATH DEFYING WHEEL OF STEEL!!!