Discovering Bartholomew Bandy

Illustration by Malcolm Jones   Have you ever picked up a book that claims on its cover that “you’ll laugh uproariously on every page” and upon reading it, discover it’s about as funny as a root canal? Over the years, this has happened to me quite frequently. Even accommodating my high laughter threshold inherited...
  • Liberating the Ritz

    March 20, 2017 by Terry Fallis
    Illustration by Malcolm Jones I know that Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning literary titan, is revered the world over as a truly revolutionary writer of the 20th century. He stripped his prose right down to the bone and influenced generations of writers to follow his...
  • 57 is the new 40

    February 27, 2017 by Terry Fallis
    One night a week, from early April until late October, about 90 great guys from all walks of life sneer at Old Man Time and play ball hockey on an outdoor pad in a quiet Toronto neighbourhood. Tuesday nights, residents in the area can hear the familiar sounds of...
  • Humour Hunt

    September 28, 2016 by Carl Christie
    Illustrations by Malcolm Jones As we wind down our regular look at some of your lighter experiences in uniform, those that raised a smile, a chuckle, or occasionally a lusty guffaw, John Baker shares a story from his uncle, Ralph “Buz” Post of Bradwardine, Man.,...
  • Brief inspection

    August 9, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Think back 58 years, exactly 58 years, to July 1958. Think of a beautiful July day, perhaps like the one you are currently enjoying. That’s how Sandra Chater (Austin then) remembers her summer of 1958 in basic training at St-Jean, Que. She found the marching...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 12, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Ralph Gibson, 93, a life member of Cumberland, B.C., Branch, giving gardening advice at the Pacific Command convention last summer: “Soak all grass seed in whisky before planting it. That way, it will come up half...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 7, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Larry MacDonald of Ottawa tells this one: A coy Auxiliary Territorial Service girl asked the young Jock: “And what is worn under the kilt?” “Och, there’s naething worn under the kilt. It is all in verra good condition.”...
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