Archive for January, 2013

Brandt’s Randt – Crazy Canadians, What’s Two More?

Lisa
OK so this is a kind of narrowly-focused issue that grabbed my attention. Actor Randy Quaid and his wife want to stay in Canada but Canada has decided they can’t.  Continue reading

How do you Like Them Apples?

Lisa
On our Big Show Big Tour this week, while we were being chauffeured from business to business to hand out freebies and shake hands, co-host Blair and I got into an amazingly effortless and deep discussion about apples and apple... Continue reading

The Groundhog Cometh

Lisa
I can’t stand Groundhog Day.  There! I’ve said it!  And I don’t mean the movie, I mean the ritual of watching a flea-bitten varmint crawl out of a hole every February 2nd.  Continue reading

Smart Students

Lisa
On Friday The Big Show was invited to speak to a group of radio and broadcast journalism students at Fanshawe College.  Derek “Rock” Botten, Blair and I offered our takes on the business of broadcasting and hoped to impart a... Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – My New Addiction

Lisa
I used to be able to take-it-or-leave-it when it came to games on my iPhone but now one has a hold on me.  And this monkey on my back is the subject of this week’s Brandt’s Randt.  Continue reading

A Few Good Women

Lisa
The US Defence Department is finally allowing women to serve in combat roles.   Continue reading

I Am (A Frozen) Canadian

Lisa
I am a good Canadian but I still reserve the right to bitch about the cold!   Continue reading

Inspiring a Love of Reading

Lisa
We are quick to criticize politicians when things aren’t going well.  Today I want to commend one for doing something right.   Continue reading

On the Fringe

Lisa
One of the best mainstream TV shows in recent memory signed off for good on Friday night.  And unlike so many shows before it, its finale tied things up intelligently and appropriately, leaving fans with a chuckle and a tear.... Continue reading

Cracking The Door Open on a Right-to-die Bill

Lisa
So Quebec politicians have debated the concept of assisted suicide and consulted lawyers familiar with the constitution and they say they can enact a provincial law.  Continue reading