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Classless Christmas

The sounds of the season are now upon us; on the radio, in the shopping mall, in the grocery store, at the office, in the elevator, the lineup at the bank — you get the idea. Here are a few that you may never hear the same way again. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” “…So […]

You may already be infected

As the name would suggest, viral video is everywhere these days. Although a vaccine has not yet been discovered, the disease has been determined to be a composition of blundering politicians, exposed celebrities, broadcast bloopers, and cheesy ’80s dance montages. Here are some of the most contagious clips currently in cyber-circulation: Bill Clinton freaks out […]

L as in… lobotomy?

I used to think e-mail was the best thing that ever happened to me. I like to write. I hate the phone. It seemed perfect. The phone supposes that you want to talk to someone at the exact moment that they want to talk to you. E-mail lets you ponder your response and reply in […]

Third time’s the charm

Hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the last issue of Popjournalism hit the newsstands. It’s good to be back. I want to thank all of you who bought this issue and to the subscribers for their patience during our too-long hiatus. To be honest, we had a completed third edition of […]

Memo from the Chief Office Ridiculousness Analyst

The popularity of shows such as The Office and movies like Office Space seem to really speak volumes about the quiet desperation of today’s workforce. If the increasing absurdity of office bureaucracy has brought you to that crucial “laugh or cry” juncture, then here are some coping mechanisms to add to your daily dose of […]

By the numbers: ‘Canadian Idol’

38 million The number of total votes cast during the third season of Canadian Idol. 32.5 million The number of people living in Canada according to Statistics Canada. 14.8 million The number of Canadians who voted in the 2006 federal election.

Motion picture sickness

If you’re having a hard time keeping some suspiciously similar movies straight these days, then you’re not alone – likewise if you’re a Hollywood scriptwriter trying to come up with an original idea. But as boring as this lull in the film industry may be for audiences, it’s ideal for people who work at Blockbuster […]

Celebrity crossfire

A “Celebrity Empath” (Giselle Melanson) and a “Star Sniper” (Iain Gillis) square off on some of today’most controversial public figures. Michael Jackson CE MJ has always entertained us. At one time, he even did it intentionally. But now, he blurs the boundaries of race, age, sexuality and sanity. Some people even theorize that the entire […]

Snakes on the line

If you’re a friend of mine and you’ve recently received what sounded like a personalized phone call from Samuel L. Jackson, then I’m sorry you had to find out this way — but it wasn’t real. The official website for the movie Snakes on a Plane is now featuring computer-generated voice greetings from the snake […]

FWD: Fwd: Fwd: Stop sending me these

This is an open letter to anyone who still sends me forwards. It’s not that I don’t like hearing from you, or finding out quirky details about you from the latest survey you’ve filled out, chronicling the last song you listened to, your favourite ice-cream flavour and what colour socks you’re wearing. It’s not that […]

Wed ‘n’ wild

The season of slush may be just a distant memory; but now that it’s summer, the season of mush is officially upon us. And with this season of wedded bliss comes certain inevitabilities that mysteriously only seem to apply at weddings and their receptions: People are suddenly very hungry Judging from the way that wedding […]

The scene and the herd

The style experts at People magazine have determined the best and worst of this summer’s fashion trends (the “best of the worst” being the half-glove worn by Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.) But fashion isn’t the only thing that seems to be subject to stupid trends these days. There is also some seriously bizarre A-list […]

Internet-ionally Famous

Being famous on the Internet is kind of like being cool (to your mom). Here are some of the ‘net’s notable names: Jenn Sterger Also known as “The Facebook Princess,” Jenn Sterger was featured in one of the bleacher shots of a nationally-televised Florida State-Miami football game wearing a cowboy hat and bikini. Soon after, […]