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Stephen Harper needs a good swift boot… up his arse

TERRANCE GAVAN – CRAP JOURNALIST – IDIOT SAVANT & EDITOR  Stephen Harper has earned the name Right Honourable Prime Minister because he is a nifty pol who has, through various machinations, managed to amass a majority in a parliamentary system that in a true three party system mitigates against a literal majority. Political experts tell us that amassing a sitting …

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Talking Hockey with Islamic Recruit John Maguire

TERRANCE GAVAN – IDIOT SAVANT CRAP JOURNALIST – EDITOR “oreign fighters with the Islamist radical group ISIS are notorious for trying to inspire prospective recruits through slickly produced online videos. But the newest recruitment video featuring a young Ottawa jihadist verges on the preposterous by, among other things, trying to make common cause over hockey, say a number of radicalization …

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Why life gives us lemons – and why we pucker up and suck it up

TERRANCE GAVAN – BLOGGER, JOURNALIST, IDIOT SAVANT Thou shalt not cry. Over things that did not go right. Over things that you feel entitled about. About life’s wee ironies that allow bad people to do terrible things. Life is not about crying. It is about recovery and sustainable life here in your own capsule, in your room, in your office …

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Out to the slopes… teaching for a living

TERRANCE GAVAN – SKI GUY, BLOGGER, IDIOT SAVANT When the water hits the fan? Snow is made. I remember all the nights at Panorama Mountain Village in October, in BC, in fall cum winter where heat from the hot pools spun steam into the air. We might be sitting in the bar. And chatting, or watching Rick Mercer on the …

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A funny thing happened on the way to my mid-life crisis

Carving out my niche of Zen Terrance Gavan – Blogger/Ski Pro/Web Designer Back in 1998 I was treated to an epiphany of sorts. On March 20 I ended up in a place on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg known locally as the AFM. Here’s a charming piece of news. I counted the steps up to the main reception desk from Portage …

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Working – Not working for us – a treatise on: the job

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – PARDON THE ERUPTION EDITOR hen is working not working? When you walk into work with a smile and walk out again with a smile. That’s a pretty simple formula. It’s de rigueur for most people on the planet. If you like what you do? It ain’t work. The problem is we endure a lot of pain …

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Sharapova versus Bouchard and Halep at French Open – Gruntus reductus

Not long ago a nine-year-old Australian girl, Lauryn Edwards, was banned by her club near Melbourne for the noise she made while hitting the ball.“They told me I had to guarantee she won’t grunt,” her dad said. “What do they want me to do? Put Band-Aids over her mouth?”Lauryn’s favourite player was – surprise, surprise – Maria Sharapova, the player …

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Ontario Leaders Debate – Dale Carnegie anyone? Anyone?

How not to win friends and influence voters… hmmm Terrance Gavan – Shrike Political Editor I won’t go through the Ontario want-tabe’ leader debate. You may read that blow by blow anywhere. Yahoo News Canada pundits all concurred. Timmy Hudak won the debate. Tom Blink, Andy Radia and Matty Coutts all lined up with Hudak. Blink’s badoink is below along …

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Intramural Rugby Game Taking Up Field For Last 2 Flucking Hours

PITTSBURGH—Voicing stunned disbelief that the game has somehow lasted this long, exasperated sources at the University of Pittsburgh campus confirmed Tuesday that an intramural rugby match has been occupying Charles L. Cost Field for the last two fucking hours. “How the hell is this thing still going on? They’ve been going back and forth out there since noon,” said 20-year-old …