- The Habs' loss yesterday was awful, almost unbearable to watch. It is no consolation to me that Toronto lost by the same margin to Vancouver. With games against Detroit and Vancouver this coming week, the boys need to get it together.
- I picked both of the winners in yesterday's NFL playoff games. Today I say Chicago and New England.
- The blogroll has been updated with the current link to "A Speakout on Male Sexual Violence" (which is apparently on hiatus, which is unfortunate given that male sexual violence never takes a holiday) and I've added a pair of new ones: Robert Jackman is a British blogger who is in the feminist, anti-porn camp, and Prostitution Research & Education is an excellent resource for information.
- Speaking of prostitution, Barbara Kay's column in Thursday's Post is her latest argument for regulating the "industry." Kay is a noted anti-feminist, and she is regularly wrong in her suggestions. Long-time readers of this blog will recall that it was a similar batch of nonsense that prompted my first publication in the Post. The idea of turning the federal government into the nation's biggest pimp is thoroughly repugnant, and giving men the green light to commit acts of sexual violence and gross violations of a woman's integrity does nothing but perpetuate an intolerable status quo while telling women that Ottawa does not care about their security concerns.
- I wholeheartedly agree with Trent Reznor's characterization of the music industry as "dying," and this statement pretty much sums up my feelings about the rock scene as well: "If I happen to accidentally turn the radio on and hear, for example, an emo type screamo band, I literally can't tell the difference between one of 20 bands." What qualifies as popular music these days is just horrendous as well. I bought maybe 4 CD's in all of last year, and not a one of them gets any airplay on pop radio, which is fine by me. Funny that I mention TR, as Fox's preview show for the football game is playing a track from his 1999 opus, The Fragile, the amazing and perennial choice in my favourite songs ever list, "We're In This Together."
14 January 2007
Posted by RGM