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    The Round Bus with Siri: January 31st, 2014

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Baseball, Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    The Super Bowl is upon us and Sochi is around the corner. If there are two lessons to learn from these colossal events, it’s that people, actual people, don’t matter. What matters is the money you spend on the gear the sponsors are rolling out. So in lieu of having an actual person join...

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    The Round Bus with Alex Wong: January 17, 2014

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Alex Wong, Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    We were away, now we’re back. Don’t make a big deal about it… Our guest this week is Alex Wong. Alex is originally from Hong Kong, came to Toronto when he was in Grade 3 because his dad promised him that Dragon Ball Z was popular in Canada as well. When his dad was...

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    The Round Bus with Marty Sartini Garner: December 6th, 2013

    by  • December 6, 2013 • Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Marty Sartini Garner, Mike Spry, Olympics, Politics, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    “Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking...

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    The Round Bus with Rob Maguire: November 29, 2013

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Politics, Rob Maguire, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers, writers, and contributors! Thanks for your football, your silver medals in hockey, and Miley Cyrus! But, as you linger through your turkey hangovers, we’re left wondering: When did Canada appropriate the sad tradition of Black Friday? What the motherfuck? And why’s it called Black Friday? And why do...

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    The Round Bus with Justin Robertson: November 22nd, 2013

    by  • November 22, 2013 • Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Justin Robertson, Mike Spry, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    As a frequent reader of The Barnstormer, you may have noticed our behaviour has been erratic of late. For example, sometimes a Round Bus goes up a wee bit late, ahem. But fear not dear Barn-folk. Everything is just fine. We’re working on a reboot for the new year, an aesthetic overhaul, a new...

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    The Round Bus with Jamie Popowich: October 25, 2013

    by  • October 25, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jamie Popowich, Mike Spry, Poetry, The Round Bus • 1 Comment

    The Round Bus

    Well. Winter is coming. The patios are closing. The winter gear is being de-mothballed. Senators are being prosecuted, or, whatever the do to the evil members of the Red Chamber. Is Halloween still a thing? Is that going to happen? How will we tell the hipsters from the charitable? Is Movember still a thing?...

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    August in Their Hearts

    by  • October 23, 2013 • Fiction, Football • 0 Comments

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    We all know August: the burnt-end of summer. In the late afternoon fry, the inescapable dry grass smell saturated the air. Heat waves played on the road ahead creating a mesmerizing ripple as if the road was actually melting. People began to complain about the heat again. The old, maroon S-10 didn’t have AC,...

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    The Round Bus with Ann Ward: October 11, 2013

    by  • October 11, 2013 • Ann Ward, Baseball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Politics, The Round Bus • 1 Comment

    The Round Bus

    There’ is no better time of year. Unseasonable warmth. Playoff baseball. NFL and NHL underway. Pumpkin pies abound. Let’s rename it Rawktober, and be done with it. Our guest this week is Ann Ward. Ann is a writer and editor, as well as Program Director for Summer Literary Seminars. She co-founded Montreal chapbook press...

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    The Round Bus with Bryan Acker: September 27, 2013

    by  • September 27, 2013 • Baseball, Bryan Acker, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Soccer • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    For the first time in my social media life, I believe I saw a man killed on Twitter this week. David Gilmour dominated the litersphere and twittersphere, and for good reason. But more on that later… In CanLit news that matters to us, the Barn would like to extend a hearty congrats to Barn...

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    The Round Bus with Sean Cranbury: September 20, 2013

    by  • September 20, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Boxing, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Mike Spry, Politics, Tennis, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Ian Orti is not on the Bus today. The last we heard from Orti was Tuesday evening, Eastern Standard Time, in a text message sent to Barn HQ that read simply, “Currywurst sold for Barcelona. EPL. EPL. The wine is €6.50. Bowel obstruction. PK to the Leafs in 2014. Doug Gilmour en route. Newcastle,...

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    The Round Bus with Shane McNeil: September 13, 2013

    by  • September 13, 2013 • Baseball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Politics, Shane McNeil, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    So, what did we learn this week? Quebec hates everyone, Vlady Putin has a side gig at the New York Times, John Kerry forgot what he said in 1971, and is completely prepared to ask a man to die for a mistake, and, and, and… what else? Ya, I can’t help but think when we...

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    The Round Bus with Jon Paul Fiorentino: September 6, 2013

    by  • September 6, 2013 • Baseball, CanLit, Dave Kaufman, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Mike Spry, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well. I dunno. What’s there to say. It seems like summer is over. Giddy young millenials have flooded the classrooms of colleges and universities, hopeful and effervescent, eager and unaware, debt-free and naive. They’re about to embark on what will be the best 3-8 years of their lives. And then, the crushing humility of...

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