Canada Humour

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.

Why Conservative Comedy Does Not Work

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Simply put, it's funnier to laugh at those who Have than those who Have Not. If it surprises anyone that there is not more Right-Wing humour out there, ask yourself this simple question: When have you ever gone to a movie and rooted for the popular jock to beat the unpopular nerd?

Are People Living Rent-Free in Your Head?

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Deborah Kimmett

I woke up this morning, and in my head I was arguing with a former therapist. Not my therapist, but one my friend had gone to see 20 years ago. I stil...

Why is your kid the boss of you?

Melissa Carr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We've all heard about baby-led weaning. Even child-led potty training and child-led playing makes sense. But when did child-led-every-f*%king-thing in your life happen?

Ford Nation Deserves Better Than Rob Ford

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Ward Anderson

People keep saying "Toronto deserves better." But there's more to it than that. Ford Nation deserves better. Forget your politics for one second. Forget left or right or suburban or urbanite. This guy shouldn't be your guy, no matter which side of the fence you fall off of during a drunken stupor. Ford Nation should want better than Rob Ford, because Ford Nation should be better than Rob Ford. If our leaders are supposed to be shining examples of the people they represent, surely Ford Nation can find someone else. Not just for Toronto, but for themselves.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Halloween

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

It's almost All Hallow's Eve and people from age three to age 99 will be dressing up in costume, eating candy, and partying the night away on this spooky, festive occasion. Most people know the history of Halloween at this point but here are five random facts about Halloween you just might not know.

The 5 Most Annoying People at the Gym

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

As Halloween and the holidays fast approach, the urge to indulge in candy. For that reason, many people wind up doing extra shifts at the gym. But there are annoying people at that gym and we all spot them. They are so common that it's likely you easily recognize the following five fitness fiascos from your local health club.

Five Things Hollywood Pretends Are Affordable

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

If you spend a lot of time watching movies, you begin to notice a trend: movies are about Average Joes. Yet it seems Hollywood apparently would have us believe that John Q. Public has easy access to all the things people with money tend to be doing. Here's a list of five examples of pricey things that we keep seeing Average Janes doing on TV and in the movies.

How I Was a Depressed Motivational Speaker

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

Thanksgiving always reminds me of times when gratitude was lacking and how sometimes the universe shows up with a funny situation that shocks you out ...

The Most Important Woman in My Life

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

Marie Hopps was the first person I ever met who thought I was lovely, just because I existed. Every few days, I would stumble into Marie's apartment from one of my escapades, looking like a tomcat with a missing eye or a torn ear. She would patiently make a pot of tea and offer me chocolate digestive cookies, seemingly unfazed by the sight of my bloodshot eyes. I miss her.

6 Ways to Hold Brainstorming Sessions that Produce Results

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Kimmett

You know you need to innovate in order to stay viable, but you have limited time and money to do so. So when you have a brainstorming session for your team you want it to be focused and be able to produce results. After teaching improvisation and team-building sessions to businesses for years, I thought I'd share six ways to rock your next brainstorming session (while keeping your sense of humour intact).

Yeah, I'm 40, and Proud of it!

Jessica Holmes | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

I'm coming out of the closet -- the age closet. As a performer, apparently my prospects go down at 40. But what's great about 40? 40 years worth of friends, 40 years worth of life lessons, 40 years of honing skills! In fact, any major obstacles I've faced in life have given me strength or insight I wouldn't have had otherwise.

The Magic and Mayhem of Modern Mummyhood

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

In my life, I have enjoyed 15 Mother's Days. The first one got off to a bit of a rocky start, (let's just say there's a certain man in my life who wil...

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.

How to Talk to Your Teenager

Jeni Marinucci | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Living
Jeni Marinucci

A parent can never over-prepare for the turbulent teenage years ahead, and any little morsel of information you can gather may pay off in droves later. So here are a few of my favourite tried and true tips that I've used to build trust with my newly-teenaged daughter over the last year.

Four Myths About Canadian Boarding Schools

Robert Waite | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Overseas students are flocking to Canada to attend this country's boarding schools, believing a Canadian high school education can be the ticket to an elite university.The question isn't why overseas students are clamouring to gain access to Canadian boarding schools. The real mystery is why Canadian students, by and large, are not.

How To Cheat Using A Pedometer

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I bought a FitBit Zip, which I tend to call my FitBit "Zit" because it protrudes from my body like acne. If you don't know what a FitBit is, it's a small piece of expensive plastic that you clip to your waistband so it can record you how many steps you take on a given day.