Yes, social media and the web have allowed us to too-conveniently block any news or facts we disagree with, while also flooding us with enough of the opposite. But here's the thing... we've always had this ability. We've always been tricked and pulled and tweezed like this.
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There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.
02/11/2015 05:41 EST
But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose <em>with</em> my country.
01/25/2015 10:59 EST
We all -- as fans -- pretended we were outraged and shocked when our favourite players, our icons were named to the lists and the reports and the chapters of Jose Canseco's memoir. In fact, we were pretending when we treated these guys as icons in the first place. They're just men... silly, stupid, bloated, inflated men with egos and fears and faults.
01/08/2015 09:05 EST
Sunday night's series finale, it's obvious, would have made a much better premiere than the pilot did. It was probably the show's best hour.
12/15/2014 01:27 EST
In Toronto, it's better bad. It's better like this, with the Leafs believing in only themselves -- believing in nobody but whoever's in that locker room. That means not trusting the always-mocked, never-defined, too-general <em>MEDIA</em> -- going to the mattresses, so to speak. Burying themselves in their bunker until they're one with Lord Stanley's handiwork.
11/23/2014 05:10 EST
It hurts to see four NHL teams in ESPN's Top 10, and it hurts that those four teams are the Anaheim Ducks (2nd overall), the Los Angeles Kings (5th), the Tampa Bay Lightning (6th), and the Chicago Blackhawks (10th). So, our biggest rival, and a bunch of rollerblading sunny American parking lots? Just great.
09/19/2014 13:42 EDT
What country in its right mind would willingly and consciously walk into a Winter Games with the possibility of anything even reaching toward $50 billion on its table? The Sochi Games gave everyone else a chance to think about it for a second, and once you do it's sort of like being sober in a club where all your friends are buying bottle service... you can only get <em>so</em> drunk.
05/31/2014 02:20 EDT
You want to tell me that Michael Sam's sexuality is a distraction? You want to tell me that his presence in the National Football League deserves to be questioned, while Manziel sprays Cleveland with champagne and Blake Bortles, a Central Florida kid, rides in and takes over Jacksonville?
05/12/2014 05:28 EDT
Pushers for Trinity Western and its <em>faith-based law school</em> -- which is an oxymoron up there with <em>civil war</em> and <em>old news</em> -- would like you to believe this whole deal is about religious freedom. How can any law school be able to create, foster, and spit out our next generation of lawyers when it doesn't hold our values? Not just Canadian values but simple human-to-human values.
05/07/2014 05:55 EDT
I feared, way back in 2011, that the league's castoffs had figured out what they apparently now have: it doesn't matter if you do anything illegal in the NHL. You'll get a refreshing, short suspension and the other team you just crippled will still be suffering from it when you get back. That hit by Byron on Sedin was a perfect showcase of the problems Brendan Shanahan has created and then left for this league going forward.
04/14/2014 05:14 EDT
The players have checked out, and they look exhausted. It's not Tortorella's ice time that's killing them... it's the Luongo deal, the Schneider deal, and everything that's happened in the past three seasons. They're chewing old gum, pretending they're still sucking sugar.
03/13/2014 12:14 EDT
Russia has real issues. But let's not distract ourselves from them and get bogged down by worrying about the accommodations of athletes who are doing exactly what they want to be doing for the month of February. Yeah, their facilities might blow, but they're accomplishing lifelong dreams in the process. The athletes, the fans, and the journalists are not the ones we have to worry about. We shouldn't fall for their tricks, like their need to take their frustration out on Russia by shaming them for the wrong things.
02/07/2014 12:23 EST
How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.
01/27/2014 05:17 EST
I doubt any kid is out there cutting posters or ads out of their daily newspaper. I mean, it's probably because there are no kids reading daily newspapers anymore. They don't need newspapers to see outside their living room anymore. And they don't need movies, either.
01/17/2014 12:25 EST
Sunday was probably just great for Saskatchewan. Just grrrreeeeaaaaaaat. I'm sure they were really happy. But I'm sad. As a born Winnipegger with blue bombed blood, I'm sad often, especially when it comes to football. My Bombers are bad and getting worse.
11/26/2013 12:33 EST
In Tarantino's films, you're always brought to the ledge and hung there for 180 minutes. The hammer always drops, just maybe not in the way you thought it would. Nothing goes unpunished. Nothing goes unrewarded, either.
11/19/2013 04:47 EST
A piece titled "Why Chivalry Is Dead, From a Man's Perspective," tweaked me. The thing about the <em>norm</em> is, it changes. All the time. It evolves. Personally, ladies of my life, I <em>will</em> continue to hold the door for you, I <em>will</em> continue to bring you soup when you have a cold, and I <em>will</em> always strive to do something nice for you just because it's a Wednesday. And yes, I'd like to treat you to dinner. But I won't do it for the sake of some outdated ideological battle and I won't do it just because you're a woman.
10/26/2013 03:26 EDT
Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without <em>Breaking Bad</em>. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched <em>Bad</em>, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.
10/10/2013 12:20 EDT
---------------------------------------- Think of that much-overused (and sometimes incorrect) line, "It's not personal. It's
04/17/2013 01:50 EDT
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