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Langholm, Scotland. New Year’s Eve

Yes, it’s a little blurry but that pretty much summed up my vision at that point. Keep in mind that this is also the A7, the main road to Edinburgh so if, at this point, you wanted to drive anywhere, you were screwed. Might as well park the car and join in.

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Keswick 1.0

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I’m not saying you should all go out and vote Liberal but…

Stockwell Day: Cabinet Minister.

That is all.

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Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching

It’s back. The show that aired its pilot a year ago has returned for a six episode run. Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching, in case you’ve forgotten or are one of the 29.7 million Canadians who didn’t catch it, is the story of the Fureys, a Newfoundland family whose business handles their small outport town’s births, marriages, and deaths, all under one roof.

I think the breakout character will be Darlene, the strange daughter who works as the mortician. When she learns a hated high school teacher has passed away, she dances a jig around the breakfast table. The teacher suspended her from school for wearing sparkly blue eye shadow, making Darlene feel “like some menthol-cigarette smoking whore.” She takes her revenge by using the same eye shadow on the treacher.

It has also some of the best dialogue on any show, anywhere:

“You know these pretty girls. They’re all as thick as two planks.”
“My gentle German Jesus!”
“He can’t afford that coffin. He still has the print of the bucket on his arse.”

It’s a well-written, darkly humourous show and may inspire a small, devoted following, although I wonder if people will get the humour.

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Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching

It’s back. The show that aired its pilot a year ago has returned for a six episode run. Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching, in case you’ve forgotten or are one of the 29.7 million Canadians who didn’t catch it, is the story of the Fureys, a Newfoundland family whose business handles their small outport town’s births, marriages, and deaths, all under one roof.

I think the breakout character will be Darlene, the strange daughter who works as the mortician. When she learns a hated high school teacher has passed away, she dances a jig around the breakfast table. The teacher suspended her from school for wearing sparkly blue eye shadow, making Darlene feel “like some menthol-cigarette smoking whore.” She takes her revenge by using the same eye shadow on the treacher.

It has also some of the best dialogue on any show, anywhere:

“You know these pretty girls. They’re all as thick as two planks.”
“My gentle German Jesus!”
“He can’t afford that coffin. He still has the print of the bucket on his arse.”

It’s a well-written, darkly humourous show and may inspire a small, devoted following, although I wonder if people will get the humour.