Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

My novice curling league was on hiatus this past weekend but there was the little matter of the Canadian Women's Curling Championship, AKA The Scotties Tournament of Hearts! This year's Scotties was held in friendly Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. As a result, there was a huge amount of farm-related advertising on TSN.

BC Dick’s Cat Dies

The pain that comes from losing someone is a strange thing. I’ve had close relatives die when I was younger. Before the teens I think. I didn’t know what to do. I remember thinking I should cry so I made myself. It wasn’t organic. Later on, I found myself trying to

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

Have you folks ever seen Death in Paradise? Let me tell you, it is one delightful television series.  I saw the newest one (at least the newest to air in Canada) on Monday. It is the most unrealistic, toothless murder show imaginable but I love it. A British detective/murder show set

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

I bring to you today a question about the social contract in hopes of making a case of my own and perhaps to glean some insight from some of yous who deign to read and consider my thoughts on the matter. This is not about the grand, all-encompassing social contract

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

The season of NFL football is in the books. The games were good, the better teams won. The cheaters were not rewarded this time. The super bowl had me cleaning my dog hair-ridden hovel and making pulled pork for an expected group of 10-12, half of whom ended up not coming

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

Nothing like a good dose of corporate sleaze to remind us all what's important in this life. After some basketball star (et al) dies, Planters pulls an ad featuring the death of Mr. Peanut. Notably, it included neither a helicopter crash nor Kobe Bryant. But in the interest of all of

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

What follows is a curling scoreboard. Not one of those fancy ones you see at your your Scotties and your Briers and various Grand Slam events. No, this is a plain old standard local curling club scoreboard. Unfortunately, they can no longer have the MacDonald Tobacco logo which graced so

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

"Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking" - Huxley This may well be the most accurate assessment of my life I have ever come across. It also sums up the divisional playoff game predictions I made last week. Sort of, I guess. I don't want to

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

"Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope." - Hunter Thompson Titans and Vikings bettors came out big on the weekend, winning straight up as 5 and 8 point dogs (at least on the spreads at which I'm looking).

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

Here we are at the precipice of another "new year". As far as the calendar goes, at least. There's nothing new about it. Just as every day past and every day hence we will drift pointlessly and without meaning around some old ball of burning gas until all our friends die

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

Christmas time. The season of deception and greed and misery. Bah. Humbug! The season for parents who lie to their children. Informing them with a straight face that their gifts are dependent on their behaviour alone. That poor kid down the street? Must have been a bad egg. The rich little

Meatless Monday, BC Dick Tuesday

Welcome, fellow humans, to the latest filler episode of Dick Tuesday. The Thursday night game provided most of the entertainment through repeated shots of the Cowboys players and position coaches melting down on the sideline, with much yelling and finger-pointing. Those shots were interspersed with footage of a grim-faced Jason Garrett