Sleeping dragon


Happy Canada Day...

...may yours be filled with giant beavers swimming in vast ponds of maple syrup.

Hmmm. Meant that to read like the most Canadian thing ever, not some kind of obscure double entendre.

But there ya go.


Mitch McConnell, meanwhile...

...channels his inner spirit animal for the American Fourth of July break, to beguile and charm fellow Republican senators into supporting his greatest-hits version of the the Trump Wealthcare Bill...


Commander Covfefe: Still Lost in the Ozone...

...with yuuuuuge apologies to Commander Cody, the Lost Planet Airmen, and late, great album cover artist Chris Frayne...

Sincerely, Coyote.


Apparently I'm back.

Coyote sightings on the rise in 2017, says CBC.

...it's so good to be remembered and appreciated...


Too late again?

If I'd known I'd have bought more cartons, but as it is, I might have enough until the next LCBO labelling crisis.

Bombay Sapphire gin being recalled by LCBO due to incorrect alcohol content...

By Staff
In a statement Tuesday, the LCBO says the affected product has been removed from all of its stores shelves.

A certain canine friend says he's interested in why this seems to be a thing lately. All I know is that the Georgian Bay Vodka incident taught me that a very accurate scale can come in handy at the liquor store.


11 ways to get Ready for Rail

On April 19, the City of Ottawa launched a campaign called “Ready for Rail” to create awareness and excitement and equip customers with the information they need to be ready to take Light Rail Transit when it launches in 2018.
There is a website at www.octranspo.com/ready4rail with information about fares and routes, but will this really equip customers with the information they need? No it won’t.
You might already be thinking you’re ready. Your Presto card is loaded. You know where you’ll board and you know where you’ll disembark. But you are not ready.
Your days of riding OCTranspo buses have not prepared you for life on subway trains.
Here are ways to prepare yourself that the City and OCTranspo are not likely to alert you to:
  1. Wear attractive underwear in case you didn’t hear in advance that it is No pants day.
  2. Carry dance accessories for an unexpected rave.
  3. Get in running shape so you can beat the train between a pair of stops.
  4. Get comfortable with insects so you do not panic and pull the emergency brake when a performance artist releases a swarm of crickets to highlight the plight of the homeless.
  5. Prepare for zombies and other horrors because apparently zombies and possessed little girls like riding underground rail.  
  6. Carry a notebook to jot down books you want to read. You’ll want to keep up with the books other passengers are perusing.
  7. Take care of your libido at home. The new stations may seem like ideal spots for getting it on, but it is not a good idea to engage in full-on sex on the platform.
  8. Practise your pole work so you can elevate yourself if no seat is available or work up a routine to entertain other passengers and keep yourself fit.
  9. Carry spare change so you can help out the needy.
  10. Turn off the voice recognition on your smartphone in case someone yells “Hey Siri, text mom, I’m pregnant.”
  11. Most important - Learn how to use your phone so you can shoot a viral video.
[When you tweet this, don't forget to use hashtag #ready4rail]