The Kids in the Hall are Canada's greatest national export.
Comprised of Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark McKinney, they were a comedy troupe that started out playing some pretty rough clubs in Toronto before going on to carry their own half-hour weekly TV show with the CBC. Often surreal and always funny, it was one of the few television shows made by Canadians, for Canadians, that had enough mainstream appeal for it to carry over to HBO and later, CBS. When I was a young teen growing up in the 1990s, I used to stay up wicked late, with the volume down on the TV in my bedroom, to watch them. I'd wind up dragging my ass to school the next day, but it always felt like it was worth it.
In this 38-minute documentary, the Kids talk about their early years, bleeding, swearing and walking around some formerly ugly areas of Toronto with Scott Thompson on a leash. If you're a fan of their work, it's worth taking the time to watch.
I'm coming to Halifax to give the closing keynote on day one of Atlseccon on April 24th: it's only my second-ever visit to the city and the first time I've given a talk there, so I really hope you can make it!
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada funded Screening Surveillance project: a trio of Creative Commons licensed short science fiction films about "everyday issues around big data and surveillance." The movies run about 10 minutes each, and come with classroom materials.
Doug Ford (previously) is the trumpian buffoon elected to the office of Premier of Ontario by rural voters who never experienced his laughable bumblefuckery firsthand (the people of Toronto -- who suffered under his tenure on city council while his asshole crackhead brother was mayor -- resoundingly voted against him).
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