Posts Tagged ‘War on Terror’

Can a Petition Save Lives?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005


… I sure hope so.

If you agree, head on over to and add your name to the 8000-strong list of people seeking the immediate release of the latest aid workers taken hostage in Iraq.

I wish I had a better solution. Hopefully the higher-ups do…

Music Heals?

Thursday, July 7th, 2005


(Happier times: A photo from our sound check earlier this week…)

It was an awful feeling of déja-vu this morning, scanning the headlines on BBC News on the opening day of the Fringe show I’m in. Almost four years ago, The World Trade Center was brought down only a few days before the start of my first-ever comedy tour of Asia.

My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone affected by the horrific unfolding of events in London this morning.

If you need to get your mind off what happened today, by all means come on down to the Tarragon for our 8:15pm curtain; and if ninety minutes of light entertainment doesn’t quite do it for you, believe me—I can relate.

Yellow Banner

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

These things were all over Niagara Falls, New York when I was there last week.

Canada Dodges a Bullet

Thursday, November 11th, 2004


Every year when Remembrance Day comes around, I can only imagine war as a relic of Canada’s distant past, when innocent young adults were seduced away from the tedium of farm life by crisp military uniforms and the promise of valour overseas.

And now, for many of our neighbours to the south, it seems that everything old is new again. On this day I am especially proud to be Canadian, and grateful that we’re not sending our own into this pointless war.

Jeff Rense

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

rense.gifThe other night I went on a bit on an internet bender, thanks to a portal run by radio talk show host Jeff Rense. It started with some not-so-light reading on the alleged genocide of white farmers in South Africa, got a little scary with numerological predictions for 9/11, Part 2 and led ultimately to sites like this, with all sorts of conspiracy theories surrounding the original events that took place three years ago today.

Is it blasphemous to even suggest a conspiracy on only the third anniversary of that awful morning? Perhaps, but I’m certainly not contesting the fact that innocent people have died, nor diminishing any the heroism shown by those at the scene. For me, reading this kind of stuff, no matter how way-out it sounds, is a good workout for my sense of objectivity, and demonstrates that we shouldn’t take anything that the media tells us at face value, whether it comes from a fringe website or a more “reliable” source.