Tuesday, October 12, 2010


On second thought, we'll stand. When it becomes clear that Canada can't win, the government abruptly withdraws its bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.

The discordant end of a game of musical chairs. The Conservatives and Liberals blow raspberries at each other for blowing Canada's chances.

Relative danger. In the middle of an interview, the son of condemned Iranian woman Sakineh Ashtiani is apparently arrested -- along with his interviewers.

Beware the guys of marsh. In the eighteenth century, the mysterious "Swamp Fox" and his crew stymied the British -- and now his secret hiding place has been excavated.

Dialect-ic materialism. A translation company sets out to help its business clients understand what on Earth their Geordie counterparts are saying.

And...sometimes you stanza when you sits-a. The great Canadian poet Al Purdy had a certain facility in a certain facility -- and now an Ontario school is saving that facility -- an outhouse -- for posterity.

As It Happens, the Tuesday edition. Radio that puts the "can" in "canon".

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