I think I’m just going to start every weblog entry with that title from now on… at Alberta Report in the old days we used to joke that every single article in the magazine, every week, could quite reasonably be headlined “Guess what the bastards have done this time.” Anyway, here’s a roundup of my recent work for the National Post. On Friday I checked in with my annual contribution to the Baseball Hall of Fame debate, pleading that the voters should treat the great Tim Raines with more respect than they have so far shown to his near-great teammate Andre Dawson. Somewhere around then I also offered my assessment of the new mascots for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. On Wednesday I wrote a brief obituary notice for a French musician who unwittingly made some memorable Canadian television. And today I have a roundup of reports on what may be the most extraordinary and shocking theft of the century so far.
UPDATE, 6:07 am: I almost forgot to include this entertaining behind-the-scenes battle in which the Post editorial board tried to work out what the hivemind thinks about Texan burglar-killer Joe Horn. Agreement proved elusive.