Benny Hill is Not in the Reboot; Or, How I Joined the Self-Preservation Society, and Determined that Short Titles are Daft

            The first time I saw snow, I walked into a February version of Montreal in a t-shirt. When I saw what was happening with my breath, I remember looking at my parents, thinking that they were going to accuse me of smoking – and right in front of them. It took a while for…

How the Star Wars Teaser Saved My Shoes

On Friday November 28th, the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lucasfilm/starwarstheforceawakens/). In the long tradition of celebrating Kardashian posterior, I’m pretty sure it blew up the internet. I found myself walking through downtown Toronto on the day-of, skirting skyscrapers and bagel shops, street meat vendors and cyclists. I…

Hobbits Vs. Lightsabres

  Hobbits Vs. Lightsabres*   Bilbo Baggins came out one day And found Gandalf sleeping in the hay “Little midget, friend of mine – beware! There is a terrible evil coming here!”   “What, to Hobbiton?  But we are small and nice And tidy and pleasant besides We dance, we drink, we smoke, we write…