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Egos

03.15.07

So Simon Cowell thinks he’s bigger than Springsteen.

But the real question is, is Springsteen bigger than Jesus?

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British MP and general wackjob George Galloway has come under fire from Israel for promising to donate any money he wins from his participation on the reality show “Big Brother” to a terrorist front organization:

The Israeli embassy last night became the latest critic of George Galloway after it denounced him for choosing Interpal as his nominated Big Brother charity, claiming it is a front for Palestinian terrorists. The organisation vehemently denies the charge.

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However, UK ministers are coming under increased pressure to ban Interpal. In August 2003, the US administration claimed it was “a principal charity utilised to hide the flow of money to Hamas”, branded it a “specially designated terrorist” organisation and froze its assets in America.

Interpal was also banned by Israel in 1997.

Surprised? Nah, not really. Galloway’s true colours have been clear for a long time, and this is far from the most shocking thing he has done. Then again, raising money for terrorists who blow up innocent Israelis is probably considered a good thing in Galloway’s twisted mind.

(Hat tip: Tom).

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Whatever did I do without digital cable?

11.07.2005

How did I live all these years without shows like Canada’s Worst Driver (The Discovery Channel’s idea of reality TV seems to be to cause accidents in cities all over Canada), The Kumars at No 42 (marathon on BBC Canada) and Was Hitler Gay? (why are they trying to claim him, anyway?). What was that […]

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Another “Checkers” speech?

04.21.2005

When Paul Martin addresses the nation tonight, will his speech provide his sinking governemnt with a life raft? Or will he dig himself further into a hole? More importantly, how many Canadians will tear themselves away from “Survivor” to watch the Canadian-politics version of the game: who gets voted out of office? Update: I guess […]

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Say it ain’t so!

09.29.2004

BNL doing reality TV? On FOX? C’mon guys, please tell me you won’t stoop to that level!

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Hockey reality TV

08.14.2004

What do you get when Canadians try to jump on the reality TV bandwagon? A hockey reality show. Yes, we’re proud of living up to our stereotypes.

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Random musings

04.08.2004

What on earth is that William Hung kid doing performing on Jay Leno? Sheesh, he’s so bad it’s embarrassing! I’d feel bad for the poor kid… but he’s more successful than most real musicians in North America. For the next 15 minutes at least. I don’t watch American Idol or anything, but I’d venture to […]

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Why we’re bad

02.16.2004

I was flipping channels the other night, and heard a teaser promo on – I think – the CBC on a story about trans fats and the drive to legislate them out of existence that went something along the lines of “Why don’t we eat the way we should?” Now, I’m not disputing the findings […]

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Quality programming

10.09.2003

For those of you who thought North American reality TV had hit rock bottom, Allison’s got the scoop on the latest and greatest in Israeli viewing entertainment: My latest guilty pleasure is watching “Project Y,” the local reality show, which is a hybrid of “Big Brother” and “American Idol.” With a little bit of “Fame” […]

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On Canadian Idol

09.03.2003

This sums up pretty accurately how I feel about Canadian Idol: People like [music journalist Kerry] Doole don’t believe a televised contest, one built around cover versions, is the best way to find Canada’s next musical star. “It can assess a very limited type of musical talent – the talent of mimicry,” Doole says. “The […]

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