Canada Humour

Watching Chris Tucker Make Rape Jokes Made Me Sick

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I was literally dumbfounded as Chris thrashed around the stage like a gutless fish. He chose to open with his plight with marriage and being in a relationship. I could tell from the moment he started we were destined for trouble.

42 Things I've Learned at 42

Ward Anderson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With a toddler running around my house these days, I find myself looking back over the years and thinking of all I've learned in my four-plus decades on this planet. Since I turned 40, I've started making lists I can maybe pass her way one day. Here's 42 things I've learned at 42.

Maxing Out Our Happiness

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

nd I'd give myself a solid 8/10 at life. It's just that remaining 2/10 that's sometimes missing. This other 20 per cent is, in my opinion, the zest of life. It's those moments you get caught up in and find yourself wondering if this is really your life -- is it actually possible to be this excruciatingly happy?

Why is 'Big Bang' Funny While Tim Hunt Isn't?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

I realize that Tim Hunt is not a character on a sitcom. But when, oh when, did everyone become so brittle and humorless? And where is our sense of proportion? Hunt didn't harass a colleague or assault someone or fire a woman who wouldn't have sex with him or say that women shouldn't be scientists or that female scientists weren't as good as male scientists.

How Humour Helps Us Think Seriously About Injustice

Development Unplugged | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Poverty, inequality, violations of human rights and other forms of social injustice aren't usually associated with humour. But growing numbers of international development organizations are using humour both to catch our attention and to make us think more deeply about serious issues of global injustice. While some global charities still use pictures of sad, hungry children in their communications, others are using much more creative strategies involving humour -- from satire to parody to slap-stick comedy.

6 Things I Will Miss/Not Miss About the Baby Stage

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

Baby C is getting closer and closer to hitting his first birthday. I can't believe it, and because I know this is my last child, I'm feeling a little bittersweet. There are plenty of things I know I will not miss about the baby stage, but when I stop to think about them, I have to admit that I'll miss them, in their own way.

Find Your Funny Bone and Enjoy Life

Anne Day | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Research has since shown that laughter is good for you. So my advice? Find your funny bone. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Four Under Six? How Do You Do It?

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

Having had four kids in five and a half years, I get this question a lot. I usually smile and say something like, "Well, it's busy!" but there are a lot of answers I could give that would be more honest and that would make me look a lot less "together" than I sometimes appear.

12 Days Of Cringeworthy Christmas Photos!

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Parents

Traditionally, the Christmas holidays are supposed to be a time of good food, generosity and family get togethers. But in reality, those gatherings ca...

The Anti-Nosepicking Tactic That Backfired

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

The Threenager has two favourites to pick: the skin around her fingers and, of course, her nose. What kid doesn't like to pick his nose? About a year ago, I decided I would try a different tactic with trying to stop the nose picking...

7 Warning Signs Your Threenager Is About to Lose Her Sh*t

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

We don't always know why our kidlets are about to lose their minds, but if we know what's coming, we can at least batten down the hatches and weather the coming storm, instead of getting drenched with nary an umbrella in sight.

18 Tiny Sounds Guaranteed to Keep Your Baby From Falling Asleep

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

If your child is anything like mine, he can sleep through the apocalypse, once he's deep in sleep. Seriously, 15 minutes into a nap, the fire brigade could pull up in front of our house with sirens wailing, and he wouldn't do anything more than sigh deeply and roll to one side. However, falling asleep requires a special kind of silent juju that I still haven't got straight, after two kids.

Flashback: The Top Five Hits This Week in 1990

Ward Anderson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Music
Ward Anderson

Yes, it's been 25 years since I was an awkward teenager, screaming pop ballads out my car window on the way to my job at K-Mart. Like many people, the songs of my teen years hold a special place in my heart. So this week I'm taking the Delorean to 1990 and remembering what the Top Five Songs were on Billboard's Top 100 chart this week way back when.

An Open Letter to the Composers of 'Frozen'

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

Dear Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. First of all, let me congratulate you on your success. A hit Disney movie, two Oscars, an American Music Award, a big single...it's wonderful and awe-inspiring. But I think I can speak for all parents when I ask you to never compose music for a children's movie, ever again.

Why I Wear Make Up (Almost) Every Day

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I don't wear makeup because of society. It's not because every endorsed picture of the naturally exquisite Sofia Vergara makes me want to set my corneas on fire. It's not because I don't like what I see in the mirror without embellishments (okay, it's a bit of all of those things). It's because, for the most part, wearing make up makes my days better.

Don't Tell Me I Look Good 'For My Age'

Sophie Tarnowska | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Living
Sophie Tarnowska

Today is my 42nd birthday, and I must admit that admitting my age is getting harder, in part because I come from a long line of age deniers. When I ...

When The Laughter Dies

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

So many laughs and images are conjured in my mind when I think of Robin Williams. Whether he was shouting "Good Morning Vietnam" or giving a whole new...

Police Pull Gun On Men For Saying 'Nickelback'

The Huffington Post Canada | Alina Kulesh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Music

As if Nickelback hasn't caused enough distress in the world with their music, two men in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho felt the pain when they were recently de...

Dreading the End of Winter? Try a Trip to Antarctica!

Robert Waite | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

Do you view summer as a sweaty, boring waiting room on the long road to the next snowfall? Fear not. This fall head south -- way, way south! If you want to get an early start on winter, adding a month to your favorite season, head to Antarctica.

Hurry Hard! Top 12 Reasons To Date Men Who Are Curlers

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

#4. They don't think skipping is effeminate.

No Kidding: Sexist Jokes Aren't Funny, They're Hostile

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

"I like my violence like I like my beer: domestic" This was the recent Facebook status of popular east-end Montreal bar, Nacho Libre, whose social media manager somehow thought it completely appropriate to publish this cringe-inducing "joke." Isn't domestic abuse a riot? Sexist jokes are not funny -- they're hostile.

So Starbucks Got Your Name Wrong? Get Over It, Princess

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Jonathan Naymark

Do you really want to know why a barista not remembering their name offends people? Because people think they are special. Everyone thinks that his or her drink order is special and that his or her name is special. Everyone is too busy being offended about how they are special to realize that to an hourly employee trying to get by, you're just another non-fat, extra hot, no foam double latte.

Dear Winter, How Can I Miss You if You Won't Go Away?

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

I've been meaning to write this to you for some time, but to be honest, I've been so huddled up under layers of sweatshirts and blankets that it makes using a keyboard difficult. I suppose all that's really done is prolong the inevitable. But our time has come. I think it's time we re-evaluate our relationship.

How Four Old Friends Battled Their Way Through Cancer Together

Phil Froats | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Phil Froats

From 2010 three of my friends and I have racked up cancers of the tonsils, lymph nodes, bowel, intestines, prostate, lungs, liver and bone. So why with all this recent health crap do we still look happy? There are many reasons, but three stand out.

Creative Ideas Need to Be Nurtured

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

New ideas need to be held in sacred hands. They need incubation. They need good wishes and time to be able to learn to breathe on their own. New ideas are about gut feelings, intuitive and mysterious processes. So don't rush the process, let your ideas grow and take your time.