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Nose Daddy

April 4, 2007 @ 09:18

And talk about stories being delivered tongue in cheek. I realize Keith Richards is a little bit different when it comes to human beings, but can we really believe he actually snorted the ashes of his old man?

Personally, I don't believe it. It's just another one of those great Keith Richards moments that lets you appreciate this man has a lot more on the ball than he's given credit for.

Having said that, would there be any better way to pay tribute to someone you loved. Actually taking their powdered remains and inhaling them. If you made sure you picked out all the little pieces of bone, I'm sure snorting your dad's ashes would be no worse than cocaine or any brand of over the counter snuff.

Keith probably didn't do it, but you can bet your ass he's started something.

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Bloggin' Brother

April 2, 2007 @ 09:04

You might notice that down the right hand side of my website I have several logos. They're the gateway to other blogs and places that I find interesting.

Today I'd like to highlight "Goats Are Fun." A blog by Jason Barr of the Dean Blundell Show.

He is twisted.

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Bloggin' Brother

April 2, 2007 @ 09:04

You might notice that down the right hand side of my website I have several logos. They're the gateway to other blogs and places that I find interesting.

Today I'd like to highlight "Goats Are Fun." A blog by Jason Barr of the Dean Blundell Show.

He is twisted.

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Abu Hasan And Me - Part 2

March 30, 2007 @ 09:04

I spent a couple over very enjoyable hours with Abu Hasan on Wednesday night. And right off the top I have to explain that his name is Abu Hasan, not just Abu or just Hasan.

Abu Hasan means "father of Hasan". So by referring to him as just Abu like I did earlier in the week, I'm actually calling him "father of" and of course that doesn't make sense.

Abu Hasan is a 33 year old Canadian Muslim. He was born in Toronto and raised in Pickering before moving to Brampton about five years ago after being married. He's well educated and he develops software for a living. He's also concerned about the decaying image of Muslims around the world.

It would take page upon page to disclose everything we talked about on Wednesday night but his over riding concern and the reason he wanted to meet with me, was to explain that Muslims are peace loving people who are currently being blemished by a very small minority. A small minority that has chosen to interpret the faith in their own way to fit their own agendas and this simply isn't fair to those who follow Islam in the traditional way.

It's like anything else folks, we're all so easily influenced by what we see on television or read in the newspaper and we're quick to generalize and that can be a dangerous thing. Especially for people like Abu Hasan who doesn't drink and doesn't smoke, who prays five times a day, who loves his young family and who loves his religion.

He also loves the Leafs, the Jays, 102.1 The Edge and he especially loves his country.

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The Root Of All Evil

March 27, 2007 @ 08:32

Sometimes it really is tough to keep faith in the justice system, especially when money is involved.

After hearing the Anna Nicole Smith verdict you have to wonder where money came into play and who was paid what to protect who. What, are you we all idiots? The woman has nine different drugs in her system and needles holes on her ass and we're expected to believe that her death was accidental?

It sounds like she was so doped up she would have been incapable of administering a fatal dose. More like somebody kept her in a drug induced state and then quietly took her out. Maybe the same guy who killed her son a few months before.

And it was interesting that the Seminole Police conducted the investigation because the Hard Rock Hotel is on native land. So many questions remain unanswered.

There's 500 million dollars at stake here and it's amazing how money can cause key people to overlook key evidence. Give us a break.

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Abu Hasan And Me

March 26, 2007 @ 09:04

Last week I had not one, but two postings about Islamic issues and the response was interesting.

Obviously the subject is a touchy one these days and like any other issue when discussing it you have to make sure you don't generalize or stereoptype because every opinion affects every person in a different way.

This was displayed in an e-mail I received over the weekend, and I didn't hesitate to respond.

Hi Fred,

I used to be a daily listerer of the Humble and Fred show on CFNY, and now I'm an avid reader of your blog..

I've been particularly intrigued by your recent posts on Muslims. I consider myself a devout Muslim - I pray 5 times a day, and try to be the best Muslim I can be. I'm also Canadian (born in Toronto), but I have Pakistani/Indian roots. I have a beard, my wife covers her head, and my mother actually wears a veil.. Just because of this, some people might brand us as the type of people causing trouble..

One thing I've found interesting is that people think many of the problems with Muslims stem from sticking tothe "old traditional" ways, instead of adopting to new - I used to think this way too, until I studied Islam at a deeper level than just going to the occasional conference and Friday prayer. Now I think it's the opposite. I honestly believe that if Muslims nowadays adopted the religion in the traditional way, there would be less problems here - there would certainly be no fear of terror from us..

I certainly feel that I'm a better person for Canada now, than I was before. Interestingly there was a period of transition where I was no good for anybody - haughty and arrogant towards anyone who didn't agree with me, and a bad representation of what a Muslim should be. I'm embarrassed by that now...

Enough ramblings.. I know you're a busy guy, but it would be great if we could hook up for some coffee if you ever have a chance. I don't know how many Muslims you have contact with - it might be a good chance for you to pick my brain. Trust me, I won't get offended by anything you say or ask. It will be a good opportunity for me to critically evaluate my own views as well - too many years have gone by since I've done that - probably since I was in university - wife, kids, work really change the pace of life, and reduce the chance of sitting and reflecting..

I live in Brampton too - at Sandalwood and Airport, so if you're up for it, anywhere in Brampton is good..

Take care,


And here was my response.

Hi Abu!

What a great letter... sure I'd like to meet you one day...

Just so you know, I print this stuff to stimulate dialogue and to be honest I'm pleased with the response - most of it is measured..

Would you mind if I posted your letter. I don't necessarily have to use your name.. but I think it would be compelling for my readers to see.

I'm at Mayfield and Kennedy.. you name the Hortons and I'll be there.

Thanks Abu... you're a good fella..

And he replied this way.

Hey Fred,

Thanks for your quick and kind reply. I would be honoured if you post up my

I appreciate the topics you discuss and the manner you use. What I
especially like is that I've seen you change your mind about something
occasionally if presented with a logical opposing point of view.. At least
you let dissenting voices be heard instead of cutting them off (which is
what usually happens on talk radio).

I'll try and get in touch with you early next week to see if we can hook
up.. Generally weekdays are better for me - around 9ish onwards.. I've got
3 little kids (4, 3, 10 months) that I need to get to bed before I can do
anything usually.. But I can usually plan to be somewhere between 9 and

Take care,


Some time this week I plan to hook up with Abu and I'll write about it. I've got to tell you, using the internet this way makes me feel pretty good.

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Frosty The Creepman

March 26, 2007 @ 09:02

Have a long hard look at this picture - it's the picture of a major league Canadian scumbag.

If you haven't been following the story of NHL player Mike Danton and the way his life was destroyed by association with former agent David Frost, you should. It shows how one human being can control the life of another through manipulation, threats and deceit.

You don't have to be Einstein to connect the dots and learn why Mike Danton shouldn't be in prison, while David Frost probably should be and the story took another weird twist this weekend with Frost's arrest near Kingston.

Frost was charged with fraud after using Danton's credit card at a gas bar. He was using the credit card of the person who was convicted of wanting him dead.

Frost will appear in court on March 27th to face these charges, and he's still facing charges of sexual interference with teenagers. Nice fella wouldn't you say?

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March 23, 2007 @ 09:02

Does the average Canadian really care about the Conrad Black trial that's currently taking place in Chicago?

I don't think so, but I have to give the Canadian media credit for trying to create an American style story out of something that really isn't on the minds of anyone "but" the media in this country.

It reeks of what they do to stories on CNN and the Fox News channel. They beat the crap out of it until Americans can't help but take notice, and that's what's happening here.

I have a lot of friends, and I have a lot of conversations with them about national and world issues, but the Black trial hasn't popped up once. The Black issue is a non-issue to most everyone I know.

That's not to say Black didn't have a huge impact on Canadian society, and his status is worthy of attention, but when you get right down to it, I think the over-kill by the Canadian media is a direct result of Black's media background.

But at the end of the day, Brampton Bob could give a shit.

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Posting Of The Week

March 17, 2007 @ 09:28

Without a doubt, the most popular posting of the week was "The Great Global Warming Swindle."

The dialogue it created is really quite impressive. It just goes to show how this issue has leaped to the fore front, but it's also encouraging to see that not everyone is taking it at face value. readers aren't going to get sucked in without looking at both sides of the issue and questioning arrogant and condescending fellows like David Suzuki.

By the way, the entire program is now available at the original posting.

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New Uniforms

March 16, 2007 @ 09:31

You may have noticed the Maple Leafs are wearing new uniforms at practice - the same style that the players used during the NHL all-star game.

Apparently they'll be used during the regular season next year and some complain that it's nothing more than a "cash grab" by the league which has signed a huge deal with Reebok.

The same argument cannot be used against the Canadian Womens Olympic team that also plans a uniform change. Their strategy is to get more fans to attend games that don't involve playing the US Olympic team.

The womens uniforms are much more aero dynamic and less restrictive than the NHL uniforms.

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