Damian Purdy


Bangers Gone Wild

This year marks the 1,015th anniversary of the Christian invasion and forcible conversion of pagan Norway, and what better way to celebrate this ancient injustice…


Films. 2010. Damn.

Hey there, Know-It-All. What’s better than knowing it all? The answer (which you know, of course) is “nothing.” There is nothing better than being the…


The Decade in Arts (sucked, btw)

Like most people who lack the intellectual capacity for nuanced thought, I love a sweeping statement. The huger the better. Indeed, most of my utterances…


Praising or Hell-Raising?

It is widely accepted that absolutely everything on our 6000 year old earth derives directly from one of two superpowers – 1) God or 2)…


The top 5 sports movies of all-time

I am not, by any definition, “competitive.” I have spent most of my peaceful, womb-like, existence scrupulously avoiding any social encounter or situation which might…


UMFM Spotlight : Alert! Radio

The UMFM Show Spotlight is a monthly column showcasing various programming on the University of Manitoba’s campus and community radio station. To recommend a show…


Hands off, Hollywood

The crowds filed out of the matinee amidst over-the-top pronouncements like, “I will never look forward to anything ever again,” and, “I feel like I…


Never give up

Allow me to commence this “comment” with characteristic self-absorption. Perhaps this is self-evident, but I am a man of eminence, of success. Indeed, my appetite…


This must be the place

“Where is here?” To Winnipeggers it is a query that haunts our collective psyche. It is forever glued to the dashboard of our mind, taunting…