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  • Jumping on each other

    But how about jumping on someone when he’s down? The connotation there is a little different and a little less harmless.Isn’t it interesting how ...

  • April fools

    Silly fool, stupid fool, complete fool, dangerous fool and of course and obviously, April fool. You have to choose for yourself in which category ...

  • Nightmare in the mind

    Just in case you think I’m not being entirely truthful here, and making something up simply for the purpose of this column, let me assure you as ...

  • Extreme views

    Normally I don’t labour too much under the handicap of a bias. Where I do, I try to keep it well hidden, like a zit that hasn’t come to the ...

  • In first and second place

    From the beginning of John Cabot’s surprising little basket of “fishes” in 1497 to John Crosbie’s dramatic announcement of the cod moratorium in ...

  • Stormy weather

    I refer, of course, to the great Toronto blizzard of that year. Every Canadian from Quidi Vidi to Victoria was laughing their heads off at that ...

  • Of MHAs, more or less

    It doesn’t take a search and rescue helicopter to get from one end of St. John’s to the other. It wouldn’t significantly reduce the lifespan of ...

  • Being taken from, and giving to

    That’s assuming you have two cents in your pocket to rub together. If you don’t, you don’t have anything to worry about. At least that’s the ...

  • Being taken from, and giving to

    Most people have practically nothing to do with how many dollars go into their pockets. If I were cynical by nature, which I am not, I might ...

  • They won’t shut me up

    It may be too much for you. Indeed, it may be too much for me. Let me carry on for a while and if you get sick of reading, you have my approval ...