Sunday, December 5, 2021

BIG Chuckle

Mountain of evidence behind workout benefits

In honour of Earth Day, I became one with nature (several times) as we shot this inspirational video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyvfrH1E2o It was an expensive production as I ripped open the back of my pants during one of the skill exhibitions. We edited out my first experience with tear-away pants. As you will soon see, it is not the only way in which this promotion is a ripoff. To fully appreciate the remarkable athletic growth that came from my...

Please forgive my 7 Deadly Journalistic Sins

Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was 40 years ago. It has indeed been a while since my parents hauled me off to the St. James Catholic Church confessional to be absolved of all sins. Back then, the most malicious misdeeds were riding my bicycle past dark and teasing my sister. I have upped my game considerably over the last four decades. I find myself back in the confessional today for compelling reasons....

Hey Doc – am I nuts?

With so many people saying that I am crazy to launch a media company that does not accept advertising, I decided to pay a visit to my clinical psychologist. Now, my understanding of doctor-client privilege guidelines dictates that my psychologist, Dr. May Dupp of the Clinically Registered Association of Psychologists (CRAP), must keep our conversation confidential. However, I can share the details of our conversation with whomever I choose ... so here is a transcript of...

BIG Media Labs announces latest game-changing invention

While working with my team at BIG Media Labs in developing an anti-aphrodisiac that succeeded in helping me focus on work on Valentine’s Day https://big-media.ca/going-against-grain-this-valentines-day/, we stumbled upon a product that could be a game changer in the male sexual enhancement realm. Our merchandise is expensive to manufacture, so I am looking for two very affluent business leaders to invest. The product is shaped like and performs like a rocket, and it is powered by batteries, so...

Truth sets me free … of having friends

While executing a media business model based entirely on truth, I have adopted a personal policy of radical honesty, which means that I strive to be completely honest in all of my words and actions. This translates to losing touch with some friends and associates, but my theory is that I have deeper, more meaningful relationships with those who can tolerate my authentic self. I grant myself exemptions in my humour writing, which serves as...

Going against grain this Valentine’s Day

Heading into Valentine’s Day weekend, my social media feeds are filled with couples expressing their undying love to each other. Yuck. Florists and chocolatiers are doing big business as sweethearts say "I love you” with murdered plants and high-calorie treats. Gross. Sales of Viagra and Cialis, like their customers, are on the rise as lovers ensure that nothing softens the anticipated night of passionate love-making. Disgusting. None of that is of interest to me. I need to...

BIG Media’s new hit song – How They Fool Ya

Please excuse the singing and enjoy our light-hearted parody. You will find this very hard to believe but Mr. Driscoll did not use autotune on this track. Authenticity is at the heart of BIG Media, so we decided to keep it real. Gratitude and apologies to the late legend Leonard Cohen. How They Fool Ya - Video

Flat Earthers’ sphere mongering: to be or(b) not to be

Engaged in spirited discussion through plexiglass with a stranger six feet away at the neighbourhood pub last night (weird that Harlequin Romance has not picked up this story yet, right?), she started to explain why she is certain that Earth is flat. Now, I have too much faith in the body of scientific evidence to which I have been exposed to join her on Flatten Island, but I also am not in position to...

Election was stolen from me. Obviously.

I know exactly how it feels to be the victim of a stolen election. Just three short decades ago, I was a shoe-in for president of the students’ union at the University of Calgary. I did everything by the book: my nomination was submitted on the deadline day with several minutes to spare I campaigned in good faith, sticking to my deeply principled platform of airing Christmas carols in the cafeteria building 365 days a year ...

Three steps to mediocrity

Rob shares his tips on the 3 steps to Volleyball mediocrity.... Three Steps to Mediocrity- Video