October 6, 2009

Lynn Crosbie

Oh, there are days when Lynn Crosbie in the G&M just makes me laugh and laugh. Today is one of those days.

Her column is a round-up of all the general buffoonery in the press lately, from old men behaving badly to front page news about toddlers who aren't missing, or even prodigies.

She slams head on into why the hell young, beautiful women are willing to trade their fabulousness off to some old crone "who can play hacky sack with his own genitals". Ah. Word pictures.

She's sick of being inundated with free roaming children wherever she goes, regardless of the hour. Her favourite bar has a Mommy and Baby Play Day. I'm a mother; I'm with her.

She laments that we speak ill of the dead (Patrick Swayze's halo tilted before he was in the ground), that we give a crap whether Whitney Houston still thinks crack is whack, and whether Kirsty Alley's weight should be weighing so heavily on our collective conscience.

Ah, when she's on, she's on.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Speaking of press buffoonery, I couldn't help but laugh at the picture error the TO Star made last Saturday on a Micheal Jackson footnote talking about Rabbi Schmuli Boteach's attempt to do a biography and his revealations that Jacko wasn't a happy man..( who knew?)The picture wasn't Boteach, but some very angry looking militant Arab. Someone has a wicked sense of humor at the Star.Lynn Crosbie is a jewel, almost as acidic as Malene Arpe.

October 06, 2009 11:33 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

I love Malene Arpe!!

October 06, 2009 12:58 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

OK... dangly bits notwithstanding we recently moved to a city north of Toronto. The other evening, exhausted from another day of unpacking and heaving things all over the house, my wife and I decided to go out for a bite to eat at our soon to be likely local restaurant/bar. It was about 5.30pm. We are not in the habit of dining that early but neither one of us had eaten since the evening before. I was suprised to see at least four or five kids under the age of ten either sitting at the bar drinking juices and munching on what could have been nachos, or running into the pool room. Let's be clear; they were NOT misbehaving. Out of curiousity, I asked our server if this was the norm? The response floored me. Seems as if the children were the offspring of two different mothers who, it happened, worked at the same place but did not get off work until 5.00pm. Their kids have been directed to this bar to wait for them after school since neither Mother wishes to be the parent of latch key kids. The kids and their Mothers seemed to know the serving staff at this establishment. Am I missing something here?

October 06, 2009 1:57 PM  
Blogger DJ said...

To Ozzie..


And you need a license for a dog.


October 06, 2009 4:35 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

"Am I missing something here?"
---I'd be looking for pappy... the bartender is a good bet!

October 06, 2009 5:20 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...


Cats, too in some jurisdictions... right Lorraine?

October 06, 2009 5:55 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...


Now that would just be way too convenient, wouldn't it?

October 06, 2009 5:56 PM  
Blogger DJ said...

...and hacky sack?


October 06, 2009 6:11 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I think I'm so sorry for bringing up dangly bits....

And leave my cats out of this;)

October 06, 2009 7:43 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Why... do they have dangly bits too -- in all the wrong places?

And, finally... may I have the last word on dangly bits?


Thank you!

October 06, 2009 8:49 PM  

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