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I, Zombie

Some people are always happy to see me. Take this dude, for example. He’s a Wal-Mart greeter, just loves me right tight, wants me to camp out in the aisles, maybe play some Guitar Hero so my eyes glaze over while I hemorrhage pay cheques.

A fuzzy remedy

Marge McCaughey*, an 80-something-year-old living in Osoyoos, woke up one morning noticing that her right foot ached. It wasn’t too painful, and Marge didn’t dwell on it much. She was not a drama queen type.

Car companies in trouble

“What’s good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa,” said Charles Wilson to the Senate Armed Services Committee, after being reluctant to part with his stock in the company while being confirmed as Secretary of Defense.

Objectivity: an outdated myth

“Journalists are objective. Columnists, by definition, are subjective.” – G.D. Maxwell I hate to disagree with Pique ’s flagship commentator, but I must — it’s just more complicated than that.

Preparing for disappointment

My grade school was Catholic. But I was lucky. Unlike some of my peers, I escaped those demented pedagogues — with all their knobby knuckles, chalky crowfeet and unquestioning ritualism — largely without indoctrination.

Slightly higher learning

Whistler voters have issues upon issues to consider in this municipal election, including some very serious questions about the resort’s ability to provide current levels of services without a serious increase in property taxes.

Whistler’s Americans weigh in on the U.S. election

Six days after this paper comes out, the United States of American will have a new president. Even from the snow-capped mountaintops of Whistler, it has been almost impossible to avoid the reality-TV U.S. election show.

Death of an ideal

Another pointless federal election just flew by, and Canada is a little worse off for it.

The right to be offensive

A premature cheer must have risen from Canadian newsrooms last week. The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal laid down a ruling in the case of El-Masry and Habib v. Rogers Publishing and MacQueen.

Played by the cops: A not entirely puerile lament for the RCMP

It sounds childish, but I don’t really like cops. I’m not all NWA about the whole thing — even though I like that song — but, just the same, encounters with the law typically make me want to break it in very serious ways.