Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet are a Juno Award-winning Canadian instrumental rock band, formed in 1984. They remain best known for the track “Having an Average Weekend”, of which an alternate version was used as the theme to the Canadian sketch comedy TV show The Kids in the Hall. Although commonly classified as a surf rock band they rejected the label, going so far as to release a track called “We’re Not a Fucking Surf Band”, although they also later released a compilation box set titled Oh, I Guess We Were a Fucking Surf Band After All.

Dilbert comic strip dropped by US media over creator’s racist tirade

Scott Adams and his comic character Dilbert. File photoIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGESImage caption,

Scott Adams’s comic strip is known for its satirical office humour, where engineer Dilbert is the main character

Many US newspapers including the Washington Post have dropped the long-running Dilbert cartoon strip after its creator made racist comments.

In a video on YouTube, Scott Adams, who is white, said black Americans were part of a “hate group” and that white people should “get the hell away” from them.

Mr Adams, 65, later acknowledged that his career was destroyed.

He said most of his income would be gone by next week.

Dilbert has been a mainstay of the funny pages of America’s newspapers, and features a put-upon office worker and a talking dog, who together take aim at the fads of corporate culture.

Among those media outlets that have dropped the Dilbert cartoon strip are the USA Today network, which operates dozens of newspapers, and the Los Angeles Times.

The Washington Post said Mr Adams’ remarks promoted segregation.

His comments were made in response to a survey conducted by the firm Rasmussen Reports in which people were asked to agree or disagree with the phrase: “It’s OK to be white.”

The phrase is believed to have emerged in 2017 as a trolling campaign and has since been used by white supremacists.

According to the poll, 53% of black respondents agreed with the statement, but 26% disagreed and others were not sure.

Mr Adams said that those that disagreed were a “hate group”.

“I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from black people… because there is no fixing this,” he said.

Darrin Bell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Black cartoonist, described Mr Adams as a disgrace.

Dilbert – which is written and illustrated by Mr Adams – was first published in 1989.

Some non-Dilbert funnies:

Photos of This and That

Japanese boy soldier prisoners on Okinawa WWII. One said he was 21 years old and the other one said he was 18.

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Greek village

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Niagara Falls

red niagara falls

Antarctica from space


Fish Tank?


Bridges in Winnipeg


Young lady skateboarder Winnipeg. I think chick skateboarders are really cool.


Condo in Winnipeg with a different design. Locally known as the UFO building.


Palestinian girl shaking hands with an Israeli soldier.


Storm brewing over Cleveland

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A museum that wants to scare the crap out of visitors?


Canada’s Andre Degrasse and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sharing smiles in the 200 meter semi-final as they crossed the finish line together.


Very big trees along the Red River in Winnipeg.


A Godzilla Egg on Japanese Beach!?

Godzilla Egg? Spy Balloon? No, This Is What The ‘Mystery Orb’ On Japan Beach Really Is

The giant metal ball baffled the authorities in Japan.

A giant metal ball that washed up on a Japanese beach on Tuesday may be a piece of common marine equipment, according to a report in New York Times (NYT). The rusty yellowish sphere, about the size of a wrecking ball had created panic among authorities and locals in Hamamatsu, with some suggesting it could be ”Godzilla’s egg” while others believed it’s an espionage device like the ”spy balloon” that was spotted above the US earlier this month. The ball was discovered by a local at Enshu Beach who contacted the authorities.

After its discovery, officials in helmets and hazmat suits cordoned off the area, which piqued interest about what the object really is.

Bomb experts were called to the beach to investigate the strange ball. The area was later evacuated.

The giant metal ball baffled the authorities in Japan.

However, after conducting X-ray test, the police confirmed it was not an explosive, the NYT report said. They added it’s a large piece of scrap metal.

“The ball is going to be scrapped eventually,” Hiroyuki Yagi, an official at Shizuoka Prefecture’s River and Coastal Management Bureau, told the outlet on Friday.

Marine experts, meanwhile, said the big ball is similar to a steel buoys used to guide mariners or mark positions in the ocean, according to Metro.

The sphere, measured about 1.5 metres in diametre, according to Japanese media.

The unusual discovery gained international attention in view of American fighter jets shooting down a Chinese balloon over US airspace.

The Americans said it was a spy balloon, but China denied the allegations saying the inflatable was merely meant for civilian research.