Hump Day Music Spotlight: Boxing Day Edition

by matttbastard

3 songs I find myself humming at inopportune moments:

Robyn & Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat (Konichiwa)

White Denim – Let’s Talk About It (self released)

Sally Shapiro – Jackie Jackie (Paper Bag)

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Always Remember Your Asterisk

by mattbastard

(More @ TPM on the 1st Annual Golden Dukes)

Perhaps I was a bit hasty yesterday. Two more year end reviews worthy of attention:

Henceforth, yours truly shall refrain from making any hasty definitive declarations–but don’t quote me on that.
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I Love The Smell Of Bullsh!t In The Morning

by matttbastard

Apparently there’s a new poodle in town, and he’s wearing a Maple Leaf pin:

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, in Afghanistan spending Christmas with Canadian soldiers, says he is concerned about weapons “coming in from Iran” for the Taliban.


MacKay told reporters that he was concerned that Iran has been providing insurgents with improvised explosive devices.

Afghanistan has “very negative influences coming in from other countries — Pakistan, certainly Iran in particular,” he said.

“We’re very concerned that weapons are coming in from Iran, we’re very concerned these weapons are going to the insurgents and keeping this issue alive.”


David Wilkins, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, traveled with MacKay and Hillier during their trip.

I’m going to give the little Dutch boy a break for the holidays and just let Pretty Shaved Ape and Dave @ The Beav give lying liar and useful idiot Peter MacKay the bloggy bird.

Ok, fine–if Loblaws employees have to work on Boxing Day so does blondie:


Here’s to you, Petey–and your little dog, too.

Related: PSA can has foto essay.

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