Entries by Conrad Black from 07/2012

Serious About Getting Sh**-Faced

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
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For me, forays into scatology are rare and I have never been very contemporary in my use of language. But I am stirred to a bit of slightly bawdy philology by an invitation from a convivial associate at Huffington Post for an occasion at which it was promised that we would all become congenially "shit-faced." I did a little etymology, and of course the background to the word is ancient, extensive, and frequently very humorous.

Come at me, Bro

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada

Andrew Mitrovica has decided to inflict himself on the Huffington Post in an attempt to attack a number of Canadian cultural and journalistic figures who have been publicly well-disposed to me. Unfortunately for Mitrovica, this seems to be just the hackneyed effort of a minor personality seeking some grandeur for himself.

I'll Take the Boring West Over These Countries Any Day

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

As Harper dilates on the virtues of Calgary, and the United States slogs into one of its dullest and nastiest presidential campaigns between two of its least impressive candidates ever, the West may take some comfort from the relative tranquility around their major office-holders. As dismal as things can seem over here, we should be aware of how bad things can get, and in some countries, generally are.