We Wish You A Maily Christmas

Here is the story of Juanita┬áRodenhiser , a very sweet, well-intentioned mom who’s trying to bring her daughter some happiness. Believe me, I completely understand that goal. But the thing is she has not heard the stories of the others who have preceded her into the “another postcard” category in which she now finds herself. …

If Only He’d Owned A TV, He Would Have Known It Was Shop With A Cop Day

So it appears we have a brand new episode of shoplift with a cop. I still cannot believe this happens this much. I guess James Walsh was feeling brave. He had been out to this Walmart the day before and had successfully stolen a TV, so he thought he needed another one, a big one. …

Christmas Memories On Acid

The thing I just posted about the fire that wasn’t got me thinking about a couple of seasonal things I maybe should have soundtracked it with. But since I didn’t use them there, I’ll just stick ’em here. First, this clip from an episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. And this classic holiday ditty …

Where There’s Fire, There Isn’t

When Michael Orchard noticed a raging fire in his neighbour’s home, he knew immediately what needed to be done. There was, after all, a dog in that house, and it didn’t seem right to let it die so horribly. So in an act of selfless sacrifice, he used his BMW to break through a fence, …

It’s Ok, Officer. I’m Just On My Way Home From A Swingers Party

Maybe it has something to do with me not driving, but it never fails to amaze me when something like this happens and the person just keeps right on going like it’s no big thing. Police were called to the Logan intersection of Victoria Street and Station Road early on Saturday morning after locals had …

Merry Scary Christmas

Steve told me about these painful-sounding Victorian Christmas parlor games and after I stopped wincing and covering my face, I started to envision what would happen if somehow, someone of that era could visit current day us, sort of like those old Freedom 55 commercials. I can see it all now. “You folks are wimps! …

Lettuce Behave, Lest We End Up Behind Bars

Thing you shouldn’t do number one: Scoop toppings at a salad bar with your hands, because that’s just gross. Thing you shouldn’t do number two: Punch the off duty police officer who asks you nicely to stop doing thing number one in the face, because that’s just mean, not to mention dumb. As detailed in …

Swipe Right, Swipe Some Money, What’s The Difference?

Going on a date with someone and then robbing that person has definitely been done before. I think we’ve even covered a few of those cases through the years, but the details escape me and I don’t feel like spending my Christmas Eve trying to figure out where on the damn website they live. But …