All entries by this author

Half-listening to the news: cheers and jeers .. do we really know the difference?

May 12th, 2007 | By John Izquierdo | Category: Entertainment

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been half-listening to the news and become more than irritated at a couple of stories. I have to wonder whether there’s a larger trend emerging.The first story surrounds Shane Doan, captain of the Canadian team at the World Hockey Championships in Russia. Next comes Imus, the US mega [...]



What if Mayor Quimby ruled the world?

May 13th, 2005 | By John Izquierdo | Category: In Brief

The Mayor says he’s been working hard at trying to find those that hurt us but until then and really until much, much after, we’re going to have to worry that what happened will happen again, and again. The Mayor says that we must be alert to these new dangers and that we must give [...]



Perils of American Idolatry .. a Canadian lament

Apr 26th, 2005 | By John Izquierdo | Category: Entertainment

The world watched with gaped jaw as you re-elected George W. And now we have to watch as the best are voted out or threatened each week on American Idol. Dammit America, what’s with that? The recent dropping of Anwar from American Idol has left me seacrestfallen. This week’s episode opened with the announcement that [...]