Kathy Shaidle

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A blogging pioneer since 2000, Kathy Shaidle runs FiveFeetOfFury.com. She has been called “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read” by Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress.


Obit

If I Had a Sickle

If I Had a Sickle

February 04, 2014

After tormenting the rest of us for nigh on a century, last week that

Oy Vey!

Organs of State

Organs of State

January 28, 2014

As Marx famously noted, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as

Cultural Caviar

Psychos and Psychopaths of the Silver Screen

Psychos and Psychopaths of the Silver Screen

January 21, 2014

Samuel Leistedt has my dream job. The Belgian forensic psychology professor

Toeing the Line

The Irish Genocide Sweepstakes

The Irish Genocide Sweepstakes

January 14, 2014

Sure, the Irish are a little slow, but it took them longer than you’d think to

Oh Canada!

The Man Who Almost Became Toronto’s Crazy Mayor

The Man Who Almost Became Toronto’s Crazy Mayor

January 07, 2014

George Smitherman is supposed to be the mayor of Toronto. During the 2010

Looking Back

2013: Reminiscences and Prognostications

2013: Reminiscences and Prognostications

December 31, 2013

’Tis the season of reminiscence and prognostication. Let’s get the future

Pop Music

Whole Lotta White Privilege Goin’ On

Whole Lotta White Privilege Goin’ On

December 17, 2013

If the Jews really ran show business, then KISS would’ve been inducted into

Church and State

The Pope You Will Always Have With You

The Pope You Will Always Have With You

December 10, 2013

“Income inequality” has become the global warming of economics, so it’s

Idiocracy

Rivers of Cornflakes

Rivers of Cornflakes

December 03, 2013

I have it on good authority that some women find Boris Johnson irresistibly

Bizarro World

Air, Trees, Water, and Murderous Animals

Air, Trees, Water, and Murderous Animals

November 26, 2013

Charles Manson’s 25-year-old girlfriend Star says they’re getting married, but

Winning

Less Than Supreme

Less Than Supreme

November 19, 2013

I thought I’d stumbled into a black hole when I read about the white

Scandal

The Counterfeit Confederate

The Counterfeit Confederate

November 12, 2013

Being a crotchety old white racist and all, I don’t mind admitting that I

Looking Back

B-B-B-Bernie and the Squirrels

B-B-B-Bernie and the Squirrels

November 05, 2013

William Shatner missed his calling. It’s no secret that the Star Trek icon’s

International Affairs

United Negations

United Negations

October 29, 2013

So has everyone finally recovered from United Nations Day? October 24th seems

Europe

The Hate That the Hatred of Hate Speech Produced

The Hate That the Hatred of Hate Speech Produced

October 22, 2013

Apparently I was the only Canadian who wasn’t shocked when singer Steven Page

Tech Overload

Robot Hookers of the Near Future

Robot Hookers of the Near Future

October 15, 2013

Jean Harlow’s final, deliciously pre-Code exchange with matronly Marie Dressler

Women

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

October 08, 2013

Talk about “carbon dating”! I guess I’ve been asleep under a rock, but

Oh Canada!

Canada’s Least Lovable Writer

Canada’s Least Lovable Writer

October 01, 2013

What a delight to witness a sudden downpour of condemnation upon the head of

Media

Playboy With Pubes

Playboy With Pubes

September 24, 2013

When Penthouse went bankrupt last week, the overwhelming reaction was,

Superstardumb

Neil Young’s Old Shtick

Neil Young’s Old Shtick

September 17, 2013

Neil Young is not, in fact, Canada’s most pompous and pretentious male

Bitch, Please!

Confessions of a Failed Slut

Confessions of a Failed Slut

September 10, 2013

One afternoon very late in the 20th century, my then-best friend and I were

Television

Dr. Phil’s Drunken Sex Escapade

Dr. Phil’s Drunken Sex Escapade

August 27, 2013

I’ll admit it: I’m unfashionably fond of Dr. Phil. At least early

Television

How the Love Boat Ruined My Life

How the Love Boat Ruined My Life

August 20, 2013

A relic of a long-gone era of “happy endings” and “family viewing,” the

Media

The Unsurprising Sexism of Male Progressives

The Unsurprising Sexism of Male Progressives

August 13, 2013

“I’ve been married to a capitalist, a communist, and a fascist, and neither

Zeitgeist

From Purple Hearts to Pink Badges

From Purple Hearts to Pink Badges

August 06, 2013

Am I alone in suspecting that most fallacious arguments—those tedious rules

Television

Leno’s Last Laugh

Leno’s Last Laugh

July 30, 2013

Yes, there really is a Burbank. As a kid, I assumed that the smallish

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