Saturday, April 13, 2024

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Alleged murderous moron sticks to facts like flies on … flypaper

I admit it – I am not the brightest bulb in the toolbox. In 2020 and 2021, as I was imploring people to stay active, continue connecting with people, and to think twice about lining up for new vaccines, I was ridiculed and attacked by many. I was given all of these lovely titles and more in online discussions: idiot, moron, loser, conspiracy theorist, killer, murderer. On numerous occasions, I had people in my network ask...

A call to arms … er, make that brains!

It is time to demand more from your brain. I believe that most people in my LinkedIn network are fairly intelligent. Yet far too many are led down the garden path by news media organizations, politicians, and other influential officials. For example, many believe that they are well informed because they are followers of such popular news sources as the New York Times, the Economist, the Globe & Mail, the Times of London, and the Telegraph. As soon...

Head for your underground bunker – a solar eclipse is on the way

On April 8 of this year, a total solar eclipse will be witnessed in many parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Dubbed “The Great North American Eclipse” by some in the media, the hype brought me down memory lane … August 21, 2017, was still a sunny day when I pulled two cereal boxes out of my kitchen pantry, stuffed one plastic interior bag into the other, and cut a small rectangle out...

Crucial information for new Super Bowl fans

I have an important tip for the millions of new fans tuning in to watch the Super Bowl today: If you are rooting for the National Football League team on which Taylor Swift's BF Travis Kelce plays, any of the following cheers are perfectly acceptable: "Go Kansas City!" "Go KC!" "Go Chiefs!" However, unless you are cheering for a rock band formed in 1973 or you are giving Dorothy directions on a trip home from the Land of Oz,...

To be (a subscriber) or not to be – that is the question

Having access to a trustworthy, accurate, and transparent source of news is incredibly important these days. However, I recognize that many of you are having difficulty deciding whether it makes sense to subscribe – or continue subscribing – to fact-focused news media platform BIG-Media.ca. To help you save time with this crucial decision, I have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages. You are welcome ... PROS: You will have access to extremely accurate news on the...

This year, I want a resolution to change the world

If you are like me and you have finally taken down the Christmas lights and have a back-to-school week under your belt, you might just now be thinking about new year’s resolutions. If you are like me, this thinking might happen while scrolling through social media posts when you should be at the gym, knowing you have a piece to write about new year’s resolutions but choosing instead to eat the last three brownies, fold...

Baby, It’s Christmas Outside

(Warning: content may be deemed discriminatory) In October, I was shocked to read that the Canadian Human Rights Commission had declared Christmas to be discriminatory. Like many thoughtful consumers of the news today, I read the three-word headline, let my emotions run wild, and cursed the idiocy of “them” before moving to the next piece of click-bait. But now, a month into the Christmas season and having had some time to reflect on Christmases past, I...

Top 3 Incredible Black Friday Savings

I have never been one to get caught up in consumerism, but the lure of participating in the ever-growing phenomenon that is Black Friday was too much for me this year. With that in mind, I bring you my Top 3 Incredible Black Friday Savings that you receive when you purchase any of our products at BIG Media. 3.  80% off arguments with friends and family members over the big issues! 2.  90% savings on being fooled by...

‘That doesn’t make any sense’ and other truths about Paint Nite

Sometimes I get a birthday gift right. Like the time I found an ink-drawn Dr. Gonzo, clutching a briefcase full of drugs in one hand and a pencil-thin cigarette holder in the other, tiptoeing across a plain white canvas in a Calgary movie-poster shop. “Perfect!” I proclaimed, thinking of my sister who loves Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and whose birthday was five months away, leaving me time to get it framed. Birthday gift...

An exciting new game for the entire family – Trick or Treat!

Let's play another game. Last week's game "Fact or Fiction" was a big hit, generating constructive discussion of critical issues among many people in various regions. In the spirit of Halloween, today's game will be called "Trick or Treat". Rules of the game: If you have been TRICKed into believing any of the following statements, please comment below, and I will TREAT you to cogent analysis, supported with verifiable data and logical interpretation on that topic. The tricks: 1. A...