On Wednesday morning Mark started the day with Toronto's Number One morning man, John Oakley, live on AM640. They discussed the state of play in the US election after Tuesday's primaries, in which John Kasich won his home state of Ohio, and Donald Trump won everything else, from Florida to the Northern Mariana Islands. Here's how the delegate count stands:
On the Democrat side, Mark suggested Hillary in her joyless victory speech was beginning to sound like Danny De Vito's mother in Throw Momma From The Train. Click below to listen:
~Mark and John didn't get to the attack on a Canadian military installation by a Muslim man claiming to be doing it for Allah. But the Toronto police chief is warning everyone not to go all Islamophobic. (A decade-old line seems appropriate here.)
However, toward the end of the segment, they did turn to Steyn's forthcoming appearance live on stage (and in the Oakley studio) in Toronto. Mark will be debating the global "refugee" crisis at Roy Thomson Hall on April 1st with a stellar cast: Nigel Farage of UKIP, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Louise Arbour and the eminent historian Simon Schama. More details here. Tickets are available here. And, if you can't be there in person, the debate will be livestreamed across the world.
~As for that cat picture that AM640 have embedded in their audio file, that's Mark and his beloved cat Marvin during the photo shoot for their new CD Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats. The album has a four-and-a-half star rating at iTunes and continues to rack up five-star reviews at Amazon, including this one from Eugene L Summers:
I've always loved Steyn's voice on the radio, and it was great to find out that his singing is just as enjoyable. Within a minute of buying it, I played it over our Echo in the living room, and later that day I randomly encountered several of our teenagers walking around humming "The Cat Came Back". Feline Groovy is now one of our favorite albums.
Outstanding! Worthy of Frank Sinatra or Bobby Darin
I think Michael E. Mann must be feeling a bit like poor Mr. Johnson in this hilarious ballad.
We certainly hope so.