Around 20 years ago the Ontario Government “downloaded” provincial highways to municipalities. This has created no end of confusion for travelers/tourists not familiar with an area, and even for locals themselves who don’t do a lot of driving in their own region and aren’t familiar with the myriad names and numbers used for roads/highways. This is something that needs to be changed, at the provincial level, if for no other reason than tourism: Which is a very good…"Ontario Highways"
Today while driving around I saw a sign proclaiming “Save GM Oshawa” and, in true modern style, advertising the #OshawaMadeGM hashtag. The signs are courtesy and, presumably, the house where I saw this particular sign is the home of a GM worker. I don’t live in Oshawa, but many people in my city and this region of Ontario are employed by GM and GM suppliers (although many fewer than in decades past). I’m going to assume that the intention of…"Why Should GM Oshawa Be Saved"
It’s that time again when the clickbait that is “top” and “best” and “worst” lists of the year appear. While I don’t think any of these words and phrases are specific to 2018, they are specific to being used and over-used / abused during this past year, and a couple of years prior. It’s time to give all of these a rest. Sadly, once the sheep hear a new baaa they seem compelled to keep repeating it. In no…"Most Annoying Words & Phrases (2018)"
Well, maybe not that many. I don’t know. There’s obviously near infinite variation on themes, but a cheese sandwich, a cheese sandwich with pickles, and a cheese sandwich with a really are all cheese sandwiches. There’s an entire Wikipedia section on sandwiches … many different kinds from various countries and cultures. I think I shall start making some. Perhaps a new sandwich every week for a year. No, that’s a bit too much sandwich commitment for my liking; but I will endeavour to try a few,…"1001 Sandwiches"
Metro UK published the following article (review/opinion) on December 29, 2017: Mrs Brown’s Boys pulls in up to 9 million viewers – but who the hell is watching it and why? Who the hell is watching it? Whether it’s politically, socially, economically, culturally … the media elites are so out of touch with the societies and communities they live in that they simply cannot understand how and why anyone could possibly find Mrs. Brown’s Boys funny, entertaining or…"Mrs. Brown’s Boys 2017 Christmas Special"