Dear Royal Baby: A letter of Welcome from Canada

Dear Royal Baby, Now that you have arrived I thought I’d drop you a line to say welcome and bring you up to speed on what to expect. I know you were a bit hesitant to get here, and kept a whole bunch of folks waiting, (some say it took a few hours even afterContinue reading “Dear Royal Baby: A letter of Welcome from Canada”

If Kate requires an episiotomy, will the baby be a royal pain in the ass?

The Kate Wait may be coming to an end as reports flash around the world that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. There was some debate over the matter – call it a labour dispute, as in the “labour” or “labor” dispute – but Buckingham Palace has evidently confirmed it. Of course youContinue reading “If Kate requires an episiotomy, will the baby be a royal pain in the ass?”

Queen Elizabeth has gastro: but is used to spending time on the throne

Gastroenteritis! Just the word is enough to scare the crap out of you, which, of course, is exactly what gastro does. Somehow shortening it to gastro tames the concept a wee bit; words that end in “itis” are never terribly comforting. Not only is gastro miserable for the sufferer, but those within close proximity should beware as itContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth has gastro: but is used to spending time on the throne”

King Richard III’s remains and Canadian headlines

Canadians figure prominently in some Royal news items lately. The first item, Canadian family’s DNA helps identify King Richard III’s remains, tells of how it was a Canadian-born gentleman, Mike Ibsen who now resides in London, who was able to provide a DNA sample that was used to confirm that the remains found buried beneath aContinue reading “King Richard III’s remains and Canadian headlines”

Child-grabbing eagle hoax video goes viral: a great addition to animation students’ portfolio, and safer than prank phone calls

With the kerfuffle over the alleged child snatched by eagle viral video, let’s not lose sight of the fact that if the makers fooled countless millions of viewers they must have done a pretty good job, and it is a great addition to their portfolio. Kudos to Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students atContinue reading “Child-grabbing eagle hoax video goes viral: a great addition to animation students’ portfolio, and safer than prank phone calls”

Kate suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum; or is it paparazzi avoidarum?

The poor Duchess of Cambridge is not at all well and as her pregnancy is announced she’s not likely to get much peace and quiet. She has taken to a hospital bed suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a wicked bout of morning sickness and then some.  Of course maybe she just has normal morning sickness andContinue reading “Kate suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum; or is it paparazzi avoidarum?”