Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Journalism, Media | Comments Off on Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Toronto journalist Jesse Brown has co-written a book mocking all things Canadian. It’s supposed to be funny. It’s not.

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Remembering popular broadcaster Norm Edwards

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Music, Radio | 2 comments

A Facebook posting about the long-settled “over versus under” debate on toilet paper hanging reminded me of a beloved Calgary dee-jay who once conducted a 12-listener poll on the topic.

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The Lesson I Learned from Victor Borge

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Music, Retirement | 0 comments

When I first met Victor Borge, I was 31 and he was 66. He seemed old to me at the time. Most people retired at 65. I asked him why he was still working.

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Michael Green RIP

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Theatre | 0 comments

Michael Green was a seminal force in Calgary’s early alternative theatre scene. He died much too young.

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