The Man Who Died Wolf (with a kind thank you to Christian Cotroneo for that oh so apripo take on Rob Ford)

I’ve just read a very interesting take on the recent goings on in Ford Nation. As a former member of the Fifth Estate I have watched with a kind of sick fascination the way the media has reacted to, pursued and otherwise bull nosed their way through the whole Rob Ford saga. Do not, I beg you, take this as any kind of show of support for Rob Ford on my part. In my humble opinion, he is a misogynistic, Continue Reading →

History Is Working Against America

m4s0n501 Americas days as a world power are numbered. I’d like to say you heard it here first but, odds are, you have heard it in any number of places previously. The main difference, I believe, is that I actually love America and any number of its citizens. Most other folk who believe that the good old U.S. of A’s days are numbered are terrorists, radicals or just plan old, honest to goodness wackos. No, I say that Americas days Continue Reading →

Christmas 2013 – Merry Christmas, Baby!

Rhonda, my erstwhile missus, thinks that I hate Christmas music. Alright, maybe not hate, but she became convinced during our many years together that I basically loathed Christmas music in all it’s facets. This, regardless how much I tried to dissuade her opinion it never seemed to do any kind of good. Thing is, I love Christmas music. Honestly and truthfully love Christmas music; but not before December 1st. You can see where Rhonda may well have formed this opinion Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving – Turkey Day 2013

I’ve always considered growing up a Canadian an honest to goodness blessing. Everyone loved Canadians. We were the meek, unassuming, non-threatening kin of those Americans. We, as Canadians, were everything that Americans had always aspired to be, weren’t we? Back in high school, when I was actually able to delude myself that I could, one day, afford a summer spent over on the continent, I had been led to believe my experience would be made so much better if I Continue Reading →

At the Going Down Of the Sun…

Why do certain words or phrases stick with us throughout our lifetime. Upon hearing such words, you can never un-hear them, you know? As this Remembrance Day 2013 fast approaches I find myself wondering. Look, I’ve never been to war and I sincerely hope and pray that I never have to. War, from my understanding, is a brutal and dehumanizing pursuit. And here’s the rub; those who start, pursue and encourage wars are rarely, if ever, those who have to pay Continue Reading →

Top 10 Stephen King Novels (Stories)

So, have I set myself up for a challenge or haven’t I? Since reading a paperback copy of Salem’s Lot, I have been hooked. No word of a lie. If you were to ask me to this very day who my favorite author was I would say it was Stephen King. Sure, I may waffle a little bit more these days, claiming that an unsung novel titled Not Only Am I With the Band… was my favorite title of all Continue Reading →

The Aardvark’s Favorite Horror Movies

olks have, from time to time, wondered to themselves out loud, why it is that horror movies have had such a hold on me. I mean, horror movies are just lame attempts by writers, directors and stars who have no real talent to try and make their mark on the movie industry… Aren’t they? To them I say, hell no. Horror movies, and by this I refer to horror movies which have made an impact on me, have always tackled Continue Reading →

Carrie – An appreciation

I’ll admit it right here and now, Carrie was not my first Stephen King novel. There, I’ve said it. You can’t believe how much that revelation has been weighing on my soul ever since I was labeled one of Stephen King’s biggest and longest running fans. I did not get in on the ground floor. The first Stephen King novel that I ever read was Salem’s Lot, a wonderful modern day (for the 1970’s) vampire novel. It is still one Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Aardvark’s Halloween Haunt

So, Halloween is upon us once again guys and ghouls. That special time of year when all the good goblins, vampires and were creatures come out to play. In past years I have always tried to do something up for Halloween but never been able to carry it through because I had to redesign the Aattic. By the time the special day rolled around I found the very thought of trying to do something special even to scary for me Continue Reading →

Queen Breakthru Toronto 2013 – Day 1

Well, day one is done at the Official North American Queen Convention, being held right here in our fair city of Toronto and it has already been an eventful few hours (registration started at 5:00 pm. By the time Rhonda and I got here and checked in it was after 6:00). After getting our welcome bags, name tag and lanyard, not to mention spiffy purple convention t-shirts Rhonda and I were immediately assigned different tables. It’s all good though, this Continue Reading →