Graeme

Graeme Burk is a freelance writer, wit, bon vivant and man about town. He is the author of the ECW Press book, Who is the Doctor. Over the past ten years he has written for (and edited) a number of small press magazines and websites. He has had short stories published by the BBC and has been a finalist for a Writers Guild of Canada award for new screenwriters.

This site is devoted to Graeme's writing and includes his column, which is published on an occasional basis.

The Column

June 09, 2004

  • One Person’s Junk Is Another Street’s Garage Sale
  • Why the South Riverdale Street Sale is the most wonderful time of the year

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    May 24, 2004

  • The Passive-Aggressive’s Guide To Dating
  • A glossary of the covert tactics used in the art of relationships

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    May 14, 2004

  • The Year of Hell
  • I spent the last six months of 2002 and the first six months of 2003 unemployed. It was the most debilitating, most humiliating 365 days of my life.

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    May 02, 2004

  • To Be Continued…
  • The art of the television season finale

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    April 27, 2004

  • Three Minutes To Midnight
  • A walking tour of the spring of 1984

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    April 18, 2004

  • Sexing It Up, Dumbing It Down
  • How The Eleventh Hour went from hero to zero in Canadian television

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    April 06, 2004

  • At The Movies…With My Dad
  • When I go to Oakville to visit my parents, an all-important ritual is The Watching of the Movie on Video…

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    March 28, 2004

  • Why PowerPoint Will Destroy Us All
  • To my mind, the one thing the Microsoft corporation have to answer for the most is the debasement of human discourse that PowerPoint has wrought.

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    March 21, 2004

  • Souvenirs
  • These are momento mori, if you like: mortal reminders that every romantic relationship I have had are fragile and precious

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    March 07, 2004

  • Gospel of Enuii
  • A meditation on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

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    February 29, 2004

  • This Magic Moment
  • It was a moment that changed my life. One slow dance, in a school gymnasium, in the autumn of 1982.

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    February 24, 2004

  • Supermarket of the Apocalypse
  • Vignettes of a place just to the side of reality known as Los Angeles

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    February 08, 2004

  • Farewell To Mr. Comics
  • I never met Julius Schwartz, nor have I ever seen the man speak. But Julius Schwartz brought enjoyment to millions of kids and adults, myself included. 

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    January 25, 2004

  • Columns I Won’t Write
  • Over the past week I’ve compiled my own list of banned licks: topics that under no circumstances will I ever write about it in a column.

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    January 18, 2004

  • Radio Days
  • The Royal Canadian Air Farce was always a sort of satirical comfort food for Canadians. These days it’s more like the bargain no-name brand of macaroni and cheese; twenty years ago it was primo Kraft Dinner.

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