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2013-01-16 01:21:57 PM
Well, they fell victim to chronically deteriorating writing and Lapham's increasingly incoherent rants quite some time ago, so I guess it was only a matter of time.
 
2013-01-16 02:37:22 PM
That is hilarious. In so many ways.
 
2013-01-16 02:38:51 PM
Oh.... obligatory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo
Talking To Americans.

To be fair, Canada is a strange land, all tucked away down there.
 
2013-01-16 02:39:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKh0P9o6y18

Far better quality link.

/Congrats, Canada, on preserving your national igloo!
 
2013-01-16 02:40:07 PM
I thought this was going to be about the Montreal bilingual dogs story.
 
2013-01-16 02:40:48 PM
 Kim Jong-un Is the Sexiest Man Alive
 
2013-01-16 02:42:12 PM
Well the CBC did cut its short wave service to virtually nothing. That's pretty nefarious in my book.
 
2013-01-16 02:42:18 PM
"Nefarious CBC"?  Great talent, incredible rapper, taken from us way too soon, another victim of the sensless "Horton's-Dunkin's" feud of the late 90's
 
2013-01-16 02:43:19 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Oh.... obligatory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo
Talking To Americans.

To be fair, Canada is a strange land, all tucked away down there.


StreetlightInTheGhetto: Oh.... obligatory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo
Talking To Americans.

To be fair, Canada is a strange land, all tucked away down there.


I thought this was really unfair and made us look like smug dicks. A lot of ordinary Canadians would have no idea about significant affairs in the Tennessee state legislature. The professors and politicos should've known better and they never show the people who called these guys on their BS.
 
2013-01-16 02:45:18 PM
Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?
 
2013-01-16 02:46:42 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKh0P9o6y18

Far better quality link.

/Congrats, Canada, on preserving your national igloo!


My favourite was "Congratulations on moving to the 24 hour clock. Previously Canada was on the 20 hr clock. Like the French."
 
2013-01-16 02:52:39 PM

JohnAnnArbor: I thought this was going to be about the Montreal bilingual dogs story.


I actually caught this one and had a little chuckle. This Is That has it's moment's. Few and far between but it does have moments
 
2013-01-16 02:53:41 PM
img708.imageshack.us

Everything on CBC is real, just like BBC.
 
2013-01-16 02:56:57 PM
Having listened to This is That on occasion, while it may seem serious at first, after some rudimentary thought it becomes obvious that it is humour. Though reading the comments on the site, some people lack such thinking skills.

/thought the headline was about the Toronto Sun at first
 
2013-01-16 02:57:04 PM
Pocket Ninja

Well, they fell victim to chronically deteriorating writing and Lapham's increasingly incoherent rants quite some time ago, so I guess it was only a matter of time.


I disagree with your assessment. I still read Harper's Magazine but also very much enjoy Lapham's Quarterly.
 
2013-01-16 03:01:02 PM

Christian Bale: Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?


That sentence was weird & I couldn't tell if the children's lettering thing was part Harper's tweet, or if the author added that for our benefit.

/either way someone is wrong
//it was designed to look like old comic book script
 
2013-01-16 03:03:07 PM
This is that is f*cking awesome, I highly recommend all you 'muricans listen to it (and you Canadians that don't listen to the CBC).

Link
 
2013-01-16 03:03:15 PM
At first I thought it was the story about a small town in Texas adding sugar to its water.
 
2013-01-16 03:04:32 PM
Doesn't Harper's understand that any respectable journal will check facts before reporting a story? I mean, it's the first thing they teach in college.
 
2013-01-16 03:11:34 PM

DeadlockVictim: Doesn't Harper's understand that any respectable journal will check facts before reporting a story? I mean, it's the first thing they teach in college.


Wait. You're assuming Harper's "journalists" are educated??

Silly Wabbit...
 
2013-01-16 03:14:29 PM
It's great when the bottom line gets egg on it's face.
Sadly though, I'm sure someone will be taking the early bus home shortly if not already.
 
2013-01-16 03:14:42 PM

Lets Not Make This Hard: Christian Bale: Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?

That sentence was weird & I couldn't tell if the children's lettering thing was part Harper's tweet, or if the author added that for our benefit.

/either way someone is wrong
//it was designed to look like old comic book script


whatever, let me know when the serif that comic shiat. it will be like putting a bowtie on a pig, and what's better than that?

- nothing. nothing is better than that.
 
2013-01-16 03:17:11 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: StreetlightInTheGhetto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKh0P9o6y18

Far better quality link.

/Congrats, Canada, on preserving your national igloo!

My favourite was "Congratulations on moving to the 24 hour clock. Previously Canada was on the 20 hr clock. Like the French."


France actually had a 10-hour day for about 9 months between 1794 and 1795. It was not a success.
 
2013-01-16 03:26:28 PM

Colin O'Scopy: Wait. You're assuming Harper's "journalists" are educated??


Yeah, what a maroon. Who'd expect one of the premier magazines of the last two centuries to have contributors who were some of the best in the business?
 
2013-01-16 03:27:01 PM

dudicon: This is that is f*cking awesome, I highly recommend all you 'muricans listen to it (and you Canadians that don't listen to the CBC).

Link


This is that is terrible. CBC radio has a long history of running informative, interesting and entertainign content This is That manages to be none of those things. They cut dispatches one of my favorite programs and now and This is That manages to ruin any long Saturday drives for me. Hell at least quirks and Quarks is still on.
 
2013-01-16 03:28:53 PM
FTA: To be fair to Harper's, a student launching a lawsuit about "visual allergies" is not that far-fetched when considering that, this week, an Ohio teacher sued her school district for failing to accommodate her clinical fear of children.

Wait.... what?
Seriously?
 
2013-01-16 03:32:37 PM
My favorite CBC moment was when the interviewed a guy who claimed to be the reincarnation of Elvis's twin brother who died shortly after he was born. Totally surreal interview played absolutely straight by the CBC interviewer.
 
2013-01-16 03:42:17 PM
Nefarious.....

Nefarious.....

Nefarious.....

Nefarious.....?

Yep, time to order new business cards... "The Nefarious Trackerbri!"
 
2013-01-16 03:45:14 PM

Flakeloaf: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Oh.... obligatory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo
Talking To Americans.

To be fair, Canada is a strange land, all tucked away down there.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Oh.... obligatory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo
Talking To Americans.

To be fair, Canada is a strange land, all tucked away down there.

I thought this was really unfair and made us look like smug dicks. A lot of ordinary Canadians would have no idea about significant affairs in the Tennessee state legislature. The professors and politicos should've known better and they never show the people who called these guys on their BS.


Maybe someone in the U.S. should do the same thing up here, and they could call it Talking to Canadians.
 
2013-01-16 03:48:16 PM

Flakeloaf: I thought this was really unfair and made us look like smug dicks. A lot of ordinary Canadians would have no idea about significant affairs in the Tennessee state legislature. The professors and politicos should've known better and they never show the people who called these guys on their BS.


You really didn't watch that, did you.

/Congrats, Canada, on adapting the 24 hour clock!
//and legalizing insulin!
 
2013-01-16 03:49:28 PM
This whole thing is really bizarre.
Oh, well I guess anything goes these days.
 
2013-01-16 03:53:35 PM

Christian Bale: Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?


Obligatory
 
2013-01-16 03:58:38 PM
I remember when the started that "Findings" section. I thought, "I already know all of this stuff...I have an Internet."
 
2013-01-16 04:08:21 PM
One phone call by Harpers, prior to running the damned story, would have avoided this.
 
2013-01-16 04:11:34 PM
Emily Stuart a student from the fictional University of Nanaimo who suffers from "visual allergies."
"Basically, I'm allergic to things I see with my eyes ... white socks, black shoes, babies, anything with a zipper, those signs leading to different classrooms ... every day for me is a battle," she says.

In a follow-up message, the magazine suggested that the program make its comedic intentions more obvious by posting their website content in Comic Sans
 
2013-01-16 04:13:29 PM
Well, looks like my initial GIF didn't take in my previous comment... so this will have to do in expressing my reaction.

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-16 04:29:33 PM

MrEricSir: [img708.imageshack.us image 201x150]

Everything on CBC is real, just like BBC.


Uh. Bon Jour.
 
2013-01-16 04:30:25 PM

Christian Bale: Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?


Harper's Magazine should lose their distinction as "print media" for even suggesting such an atrocity as using Comic Sans.
 
2013-01-16 04:35:45 PM

vudukungfu: MrEricSir: [img708.imageshack.us image 201x150]

Everything on CBC is real, just like BBC.

Uh. Bon Jour.


Well plaid, Sir.

/yes, I know
 
2013-01-16 04:37:21 PM

Egoy3k: dudicon: This is that is f*cking awesome, I highly recommend all you 'muricans listen to it (and you Canadians that don't listen to the CBC).

Link

This is that is terrible. CBC radio has a long history of running informative, interesting and entertainign content This is That manages to be none of those things. They cut dispatches one of my favorite programs and now and This is That manages to ruin any long Saturday drives for me. Hell at least quirks and Quarks is still on.


Seconded. A waste of taxpayer dollars. I'll put up with shiat like Vinyl Tap, or even Vinyl Cafe since they serve a different demo than me, but who the fark is the audience for this steaming pile?
 
2013-01-16 04:39:49 PM

MagicBoris: FTA: To be fair to Harper's, a student launching a lawsuit about "visual allergies" is not that far-fetched when considering that, this week, an Ohio teacher sued her school district for failing to accommodate her clinical fear of children.

Wait.... what?
Seriously?


No, seriously. What the fark?
 
2013-01-16 04:50:39 PM

Last of the Crazy People:

Seconded. A waste of taxpayer dollars. I'll put up with shiat like Vinyl Tap, or even Vinyl Cafe since they serve a different demo than me, but who the fark is the audience for this steaming pile?



Saturday morning programmng. They've been trying to successfully fill Arthur Black's spot for the last decade.
 
2013-01-16 04:58:38 PM

Wile_E_Canuck: MagicBoris: FTA: To be fair to Harper's, a student launching a lawsuit about "visual allergies" is not that far-fetched when considering that, this week, an Ohio teacher sued her school district for failing to accommodate her clinical fear of children.

Wait.... what?
Seriously?

No, seriously. What the fark?


Woman with pedophobia had taught high school for decades with the assurance that she would stay with that age group. Suddenly transferred over to a middle school and had to quite otherwise work through crippling anxiety attacks.
 
2013-01-16 05:00:07 PM

MagicBoris: FTA: To be fair to Harper's, a student launching a lawsuit about "visual allergies" is not that far-fetched when considering that, this week, an Ohio teacher sued her school district for failing to accommodate her clinical fear of children.

Wait.... what?
Seriously?


That stuck out to me as well. Apparently, it's really happening.
 
2013-01-16 05:00:21 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Christian Bale: Comic Sans, a typeface designed to mimic children's lettering.

what?

Harper's Magazine should lose their distinction as "print media" for even suggesting such an atrocity as using Comic Sans.


Wasn't that all part of the self deprecating humour that the National Post missed in Harper's correction? Or did I just continue the cycle?
 
2013-01-16 05:17:21 PM

Last of the Crazy People: Egoy3k: dudicon: This is that is f*cking awesome, I highly recommend all you 'muricans listen to it (and you Canadians that don't listen to the CBC).

Link

This is that is terrible. CBC radio has a long history of running informative, interesting and entertainign content This is That manages to be none of those things. They cut dispatches one of my favorite programs and now and This is That manages to ruin any long Saturday drives for me. Hell at least quirks and Quarks is still on.

Seconded. A waste of taxpayer dollars. I'll put up with shiat like Vinyl Tap, or even Vinyl Cafe since they serve a different demo than me, but who the fark is the audience for this steaming pile?


I'm gonna take this opportunity to declare that I love Wiretap, dammit.  And CBC Radio 3.  Thanks, Canadian Taxpayers.  Much obliged.

/Michigander
//my local NPR banished Wiretap to the late Saturday nights because apparently I'm in the minority
 
2013-01-16 05:31:10 PM

KatjaMouse: Wile_E_Canuck: MagicBoris: FTA: To be fair to Harper's, a student launching a lawsuit about "visual allergies" is not that far-fetched when considering that, this week, an Ohio teacher sued her school district for failing to accommodate her clinical fear of children.

Wait.... what?
Seriously?

No, seriously. What the fark?

Woman with pedophobia had taught high school for decades with the assurance that she would stay with that age group. Suddenly transferred over to a middle school and had to quite otherwise work through crippling anxiety attacks.


That's... well... actually moderately logical. How dreary.
 
2013-01-16 05:37:58 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Last of the Crazy People: Egoy3k: dudicon: This is that is f*cking awesome, I highly recommend all you 'muricans listen to it (and you Canadians that don't listen to the CBC).

Link

This is that is terrible. CBC radio has a long history of running informative, interesting and entertainign content This is That manages to be none of those things. They cut dispatches one of my favorite programs and now and This is That manages to ruin any long Saturday drives for me. Hell at least quirks and Quarks is still on.

Seconded. A waste of taxpayer dollars. I'll put up with shiat like Vinyl Tap, or even Vinyl Cafe since they serve a different demo than me, but who the fark is the audience for this steaming pile?

I'm gonna take this opportunity to declare that I love Wiretap, dammit.  And CBC Radio 3.  Thanks, Canadian Taxpayers.  Much obliged.

/Michigander
//my local NPR banished Wiretap to the late Saturday nights because apparently I'm in the minority


People who listen to talky semi-comedy, or however you define Wiretap, on broadcast radio, in 2013, are definitely in the minority.

I am in that minority. I listen to loud music in the garafe, while learning to weld, but the rest of the time it's the Ceeb.
 
2013-01-16 05:39:09 PM
Garafe? I meant garage. Buddy came over for several London Porters...hic.
 
2013-01-16 05:47:56 PM

Valiente: People who listen to talky semi-comedy, or however you define Wiretap, on broadcast radio, in 2013, are definitely in the minority.

I am in that minority. I listen to loud music in the garafe, while learning to weld, but the rest of the time it's the Ceeb.


Internet high-five.

/I actually just stream it online at work now, unless I manage to catch it on NPR while driving
 
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