All about that FACE

If you’re tired of politics and just want to have a good laugh, there’s a new venue in town for that.

Is Justin Trudeau too hot for politics?

When newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about filling cabinet with 50 per cent female MPs, the Liberal leader replied: “Because it’s 2015.”

Meanwhile on the Internet, thousands of women – and probably some men – were sharing photos of Trudeau looking decidedly more G.Q. than P.M. along with the hashtag #PMILF – Prime Minister I’d Like to Fuck. After Trudeau’s win, British tabloid The Mirror ran a story with the headline “Is Justin Trudeau the sexiest politician in the world?” which went on to describe the 43-year old as a “heartthrob”, “luscious” and “spellbinding”.

Is it reverse sexism? Is it gender equality on some weird level? Or is it ‘just because it’s 2015?’

Speaking of Trudeau’s cabinet, Vancouver south representative Harjit Singh Sajjan, our new minister of National Defence, comes with a ton of street cred. A former highly-decorated lieutenant-colonel, Sajjan has four operational deployments, one to Bosnia and three to Afghanistan, was a member of the Vancouver Police Department for 11 years serving as a detective for the Gang Crime Unit – sounds like we’re in good hands.

If you’re tired of politics and just want to have a good laugh, there’s a new venue in town for that. The Mint, 1414 Douglas, is adding a weekly open mic on Wednesdays giving anyone who wants to try their hand at making a bunch of strangers laugh, three minutes to give it a shot. Doors open at 7pm, comics sign up at 7:30pm and the fun starts at 8pm. Check out comedyinvictoria.com for other venues and shows.

Now here’s a real discovery, Monday columnist Robert Moyes tells me Masia F, a Spanish “vino tinto” made entirely from Tempranillo grapes that has oodles of red-berry flavours and is supple and spicy on the palate is perfectly potable. And the $9.30 price makes this probably the bargain of the year. The only problem is you can only buy it from the LCB by the case (they bring it in for some private stores, who sell it by the bottle, but at a much higher price). He knows people that have been buying this beauty three cases at a go, so make room in your closet!

Is Justin Trudeau Canada’s JT? Or is it all BS? Let us know what you think – editor@mondaymag.com.

 

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