Big Shiny Takes

Hackabuski (ft. Nora Loreto)

April 02, 2021 Big Shiny Takes Season 2
Big Shiny Takes
Hackabuski (ft. Nora Loreto)
Show Notes


Marino, Eric and Jeremy are joined by the great Nora Loreto to review columns by two incredibly talentless hacks: Konrad Yakabuski and Kelly McParland.

Yakabuski covers Quebec in a completely addled column which is both infuriating and disorienting. He manages to jam in references to Mordecai Richler, Matt Green, Amir Attaran, The University of Ottawa, The Bosnian War, and a specific word that he seems particularly annoyed about not being allowed to say, but he doesn't seem to know what point he's trying to make in this column. It's truly terrible and possibly the only memorable thing Konrad has ever managed to do in his whole life. 

Meanwhile McParland tries to use this pandemic as a vehicle to advocate for all us young people to rely less on the government because someone was sent to the wrong address for a vaccination. It's really stupid and the whole thing really just doesn't go over well.

We take the time to talk about Brian Lilley's romantic life (yuck), professional life (also yuck) and where they overlap, We also discuss Dan Marino (no, not that Dan Marino) and how much responsibility he should take for the latest COVID wave hitting Quebec City.

Plugs and Rec(ommendations)

Take Back The Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age
By Nora Loreto

Sandy and Nora Talk Politics

Emma Jackson: the Supreme Court's Carbon Tax Ruling Is Hardly A Climate Victory

Davide Mastracci: Doug Ford has Turned The Pandemic Into A Game Show We All Lose

Evan Millar: Get Acquainted with a Scarily Underrated Gaming Handheld In "Neogeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1"

Unrelated but still important: To the CBC Radio guy I met in the park on my walk who patiently listened to me talk about my podcast for much longer than I answered his COVID-related streeters: you better give this a listen Jason, I told you it would be a good episode.