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19
May
Parting with the Yappster is such sweet sorrow

Parting with the Yappster is such sweet sorrow

When it comes to mind-numbing, gratuitous, predictable, cliche-ridden, self-congratulatory back-slapping, no clique pulls it off any better than the political hacks. You can witness such at any Nova Scotia Liberal Party AGM. If you’re allowed in.

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19
May
Frank Magazine trades Sid to the Habs

Frank Magazine trades Sid to the Habs

Well, well, here’s a whopper — Sidney Crosby wanting out of Pittsburgh?
It’s one of those third-hand rumours you always get at the end of the hockey season. And in the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins another disappointing hockey season, capped off by:
A. A late season collapse which saw the Pens win only four of their last 15 games.

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04
May
The night Andrew Douglas asked me to take pictures of rock & roll legend Frank Cameron...

The night Andrew Douglas asked me to take pictures of rock & roll legend Frank Cameron...

CB: One thing, though, Douglas, where?
AD: Where what?
CB: Where’s the big soiree? If
I’m going to chase down this Frank Cameron, guy, I gotta know where I’m going, right?
AD: I know a place...
CB: I’m sure you do. Downtown?
AD: It’s not downtown.

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04
May
Senator Al Graham summoned again

Senator Al Graham summoned again

You know life sometimes comes at you in quirky waves of juxtaposition and oddity.
For example, let’s say you haven’t seen or heard anything about former N.S. Liberal Leader Danny Graham in 10 years, then one Friday night the entire extended Graham clan, Nancy Regan included, storm Jenny’s Pub in Halifax’s North End.

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04
May
Sen. Al Graham & the great Scottish sheep fiasco

Sen. Al Graham & the great Scottish sheep fiasco

The first time I ever heard the name Sen. Alasdair Graham I was a teenager growing up in Glace Bay, in the mid-70s.
Late one afternoon, presumably after a hard day at Morrison Glace Bay Junior High, I answered the phone at home.
“Senator Alasdair Graham holding for Mrs. Boutilier...”
“Pardon me?”

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