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Bruce Clark

Blog Entries by Bruce Clark

Do You Have to Be Depressed to Be Funny?

Posted June 14, 2010 | 18:12:33 (EST)

The joke goes something like this: A man goes to a psychiatrist and tells him that he's severely depressed. He tells the shrink that he finds life to be unfair and cruel and he can't understand how other people seemingly go through life worry-free. He tells the doctor he feels...

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The State of Comedy in Canada

Posted March 24, 2010 | 13:25:23 (EST)

The question of what it means to be Canadian is posed ad naseum in my pais de origen.
Constant navel-gazing and sociological excavation fueled by the insecurity of living next to the most powerful country in the world invariably leads to the lint-covered axiom that we're a tolerant people...

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights: An Unfolding Story of Swiftian Irony

Posted February 19, 2010 | 10:39:56 (EST)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, rising slowly from the frozen ground in the prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the posthumous realization of a dream for the late media mogul and billionaire Izzy Asper.

Izzy, the son of immigrants from the Ukraine, was a self-made man who would...

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