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Well, I’m off to the prairies for the holidays, spreading all sorts of seasonal merry cheerfulness with friends and family. This does mean, however, that there shan’t be any updates until my glorious return in the new year.
Until then, have a great Christmanukkahwanzoliday and an insanely spectacular new year! As always, feel free to interact with me and other Slap fans on the Slap Facebook Page, via @MarkFromSlap on Twitter, and the brand new Slap Google+ Page. Also, here’s an octopus attacking Santa.
Well, I’m headed out west for the holidays, visiting family in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. That means no updates until the new year, I’m afraid.
Until then, have a super Christmanukkahwanza, and a fantastically amazing new year! Feel free to interact with me and other Slap fans on the Slap Facebook Page, and on Twitter. Also, here’s a zombie Santa.
Well, it’s Victoria Day in Canada. For those unfamiliar with this grim holiday, tradition demands that one citizen be selected by lottery and sacrificed to appease the ghost of Queen Victoria. This goes back to the mid 19th century, where the vengeful Queen wished this curse on Canada as reparation for Princess Louise’s terrifying sleigh accident in February of 1840. Of course, nowadays the sacrificial ceremony is all done in effigy as solemn historical remembrance. Queen Victoria, having calmed herself a bit in the afterlife, seems to be OK with it. Regular posts will resume on Wednesday. Have a great holiday, kids!
Well, I’m taking a short break for the holidays.
On behalf of this abstract collection of electronic bits called a website, have an exceptionally fantastic holiday! And, for those that celebrate it, may your Christmas be joyful and gay… in a homosexual way, if applicable.
Take care, folks!
It’s Thanksgiving in Canada today, so I’m taking the day off. In the meantime, though, here’s some quick Canadian Thanksgiving trivia for those living elsewhere:
Most people know that Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated today and Canadian Halloween is celebrated on American Thanksgiving, but few people know there are differences in Thanksgiving dinner customs. Americans, apparently, roast their turkey in the oven instead of serving it as raw, seasoned slices for dinner guests to pierce with a fourche à foin and cook over nutmeg-scented candles. Also, since the Canadian climate is not suitable for growing potatoes or carrots, mashed acorns and goat cheese are more common. After dinner, it’s customary to tip the hostess by putting some loonies, toonies, or foonies into a toque in the middle of the dining table.
Sadly, I won’t get to see my family at Thanksgiving this year, but I’ve still a lot to be thankful for. Have a great holiday, kids!
Today is a holiday here in Canada. So, in lieu of my usual post, I present my exclusive interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper or a reasonable facsimile:
Stephen, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview.
I am Harper.
Now, you’ve been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage and made a promise to re-visit the issue on the first day of campaigning for the 2006 election. Why, after eight consecutive court rulings affirming same-sex marriage, a federal law, and years of parliamentary debate, did you feel this was necessary?
The first time I stared blankly into my wife’s eyes and shook her hand in marriage, I knew traditions were traditional. Let me just say this: Canada’s New Government™.
The Court Challenges Program was an inexpensive way for the government to ensure its citizens could challenge unconstitutional laws. This program was cut last autumn. In light of the Language Commissoner’s findings that this cut violated the Officials Languages Act, will the Conservative government re-instate the program?
Scoff. I hardly think it’s the government’s job to protect its citizens’ rights.
Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
Céline Dion is not a leader.
Thanks so much for your time, Stephen. Bonne journée!
Hey kiddos! As typical of my holiday posts, there’s no new news for today. It is, after all, Victoria Day: The day where Canadians everywhere take a few moments to reflect on how Queen Victoria has personally affected their lives.
Say, is anyone else a little tickled by the notion that Canada’s anti-gay lobby is happily taking the day off in recognition of a queen?
Well, until Wednesday, folks!
Happy Valentine’s Day, kids! Love it or loathe it, it’s an existent holiday and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for me to post a lazy update on old stories!
Alvaro Orozco Might Stay
Alvaro Orozco, the Nicaraguan man who was to be deported for not being “gay enough” has been allowed to stay in Canada for two more months. His lawyer is using that time to arrange an application for citizenship based on “humanitarian and compassionate grounds.”
If you’d like to help Alvaro, visit his website for information on what you can do.
Canadians Like Gays, But Not Too Close
While nearly one in five Canadians would dislike a gay neighbour, a sizable majority would like to see those gay neighbours explicitly protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
According to a recent Angus Reid poll, 62% of Canadians responded that they’d support explicit provisions in the Charter to ensure equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. In addition, 54% of respondents said that the final word on issues involving Charter rights should be decided by the courts, and not parliament.
Hey, do you think that means we’ll be getting our Court Challenges Program back?
Well, until Friday, have a great Valentine’s Day!
Hey folks! Well, it’s Christmas! And, though there’s no news story today, I’ve prepared this delightfully lazy cartoon for you all. So, on behalf of this inanimate website, I wish you all the very merriest of Christmases and an exceptionally happy holiday.
May your season be extremely gay. As in “joyful.” Unless you’re like me, in which case I mean it the other way too.
Until the new year, folks!
Well, it’s Thanksgiving in Canada, so there’s no new news for today. But enjoy the holiday; it’s a good one!
And for those of you living stateside, here’s a little Canadian trivia: We celebrate Thanksgiving today, leaving Halloween until American Thanksgiving. Christmas is celebrated on Easter, and Easter on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day doesn’t actually exist in Canada, but I hear there’s no Jour Du Lemur Volant down south, so it evens out.
Well, until Wednesday, folks!
Ah, Labour Day, the ironically named holiday where we get absolutely no work done. And, of course, this site is no exception. However, I’ve prepared this lovely Labour Day Update in advance, especially for you!
So, without further ado…
Take THAT, Teddy!
The amazingly bigoted Alberta MLA, Ted Morton, was dealt a sweet, justice-ey blow last week, as his hate-filled Bill 208 was mercilessly killed by necessary opposition delay tactics. The bill would have permitted civil marriage commissioners to deny their public service to gays, forced teachers to “warn” parents before even acknowledging the existence of same-sex marriage in Canada, and remove all consequences for an individual “exercising their beliefs” against same-sex marriage. Ah, just think: waiters refusing to serve gay couples, bus drivers refusing to let them board public transit… How uniquely Alberta! (And mind-numbingly unconstitutional.)
And, I guess that’s it for the Labour Day Update. Just one story. Well, until Wednesday, folks, don’t labour too much!