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Makes Sense Tomorrow

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Makes Sense Tomorrow columnist Anthony Trombetta is a local comedian.  

He is also involved with Theatre.


When it's your turn to step up and spin the wheel of old man diseases, "gout" ain't that bad a spot for it to land on. See, I woke up some time ago, to my foot suddenly deciding it didn't want to be walked on. Either I was kicking footballs all nigh more

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Recently, there's been talk in the media concerning an online petition asking the Sesame Street producers to let Ernie and Bert marry each other. Apparently a few hundred quixotic slacktivists agreed, and "signed" this online petition. more

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Well, talk about putting the civil back into civil disobedience. Most of you have probably heard the recent hoopla out of Parliament Hill. During the particularly ceremony-heavy Throne Speech, a page walked out into the middle of the floor and... more

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By the time you read this, The Rapture might have just happened. It was floating around the internets recently – a fundamentalist Christian group in the States (oh, really?) declared that May 21 would be the date that God calls in all markers... more

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The year is 1985. A young Anthony sits crossed-legged in front of the television. The flickering images flashing across his eyes barely register in his stunned mind. Leonard Maltin just gave Ghostbusters a bad review. more

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Once again the internets were all abuzz last month about the rise of "Fox News North". My Facebook feed was riddled with urgent cries to take action against the rise of, and I quote: "American-style hate media onto our airwaves." This has already... more

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I'm starting to think the doomsayers are right – perhaps the end is nigh. A chance flicking around the tube this past weekend landed me onto the mind-blowingly ridiculous NBC's Dateline: "The Perils of Parenting". more

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"I think we should take a break." When slapped together, those can be the most dreaded words in the English language. And so, it was with an appropriately heavy heart that I had to say this phrase to my morning coffee. Some might say I looked a... more

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Before I seem like more of a curmudgeon than I actually am, allow me to state right off the bat: I'm not against New Year's resolutions. I just know they ain't for me. Not that you should necessarily follow my track, lying on the couch in a turkey... more

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You usually have two choices with your past: you can let it either haunt or inform you. Certainly one choice is likely healthier, perhaps nobler than the other, as we all progress to becoming happy, balanced individuals. Upon much reflection on... more

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Unlike most folks, I have no problem with people trying to convert me. Maybe those intrepid door-knockers are constantly catching me when I'm in a good mood (and not just freshly out of the shower). But even at my crankiest possible, I can still... more

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It's early. I'm walking across the Riverdale Bridge in Whitehorse, just about three hours shy of the ten-minute morning rush hour. 5:30 in the am. There isn't a car in sight, and the lack of wind only pronounces the gurgling sound of the river. more

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Has my gast ever been flabbered! Trolling through Randy Quaid's IMDB (Internet Movie Database) listing, I was shocked to discover that someone already had the incredible foresight to green light "Christmas Vacation 2." more

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The emo wreath of skulls and black flowers hanging off our front door says it all. Halloween is coming. Fortean times have arrived. The real boon of this holiday isn't just about recycling those old black and orange wrapped toffee candies... more

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I'm sitting in a DJ booth, bopping my head along to Modern English. It's hard not to think about how easy it is to slot right back into Northern life. In most ways it feels like I never left, and other than the tragic absence of the Colonel and a... more

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I like to think I'm a gentler, kinder sort of atheist. In my two years out of the territory, I took a lot of time to really think about the line I drew in the religious sand. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much my views have changed... more

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The world's biggest brainiac's latest bombshell has got me thinking. Professor Stephen Hawking certainly piqued the interest of all tin-foil hat wearers across the globe by suggesting that a visit from alien space farers would land us in a heap of... more

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Recently, I came across something particularly interesting while engaged in my usual morning "Face-stalking". For those not familiar with the term, it refers to one using a highly popular social networking site to catch up on the various goings-on... more

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There's been a bit of drama going on in the comedy world I now live in. A certain headlining comic was caught red-handed (mouthed?) stealing material from two other comics. Both jokes were told on stage word-for-word, so there's absolutely no... more

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Man, could I ever have used a Rendezvous this year. The past month was a particularly dark sinkhole of a time for yours truly, and unfortunately these flatlanders in the town they call "Toon", only seem to get together and celebrate when the... more

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