On Thursday, long-time Maclean’s humour columnist Scott Feschuk announced on Twitter that he will stop writing his column.
Hello. I have decided to end my @Macleans column after exactly 12 years (aka a non-baker’s dozen)
— scott feschuk (@scottfeschuk) September 21, 2017
As a tribute to Feschuk’s 12 years of keeping Canadians laughing, we’ve assembled some of his best columns from the many hundreds he’s written over the years. The list below is a mix of pieces he’s been fêted for (two Golds and 12 nominations at the National Magazine Awards), that have proven popular with readers or that staff at Maclean’s have selected.
Here’s Feschuk’s first column for Maclean’s in 2005: Hollywood’s filthy habits
October 2005: Stripes, dribbles, hairy balls
October 2006: Little Kim: Playing second banana to a lunatic
July 2007: Weekly newsletter from Cell Block 8
October 2007: Liberals + surplus = pinheads. Me + one = genius.
January 2009: Key things that the new guy needs to know
May 2009: My Hockey Book, by Stephen Harper
December 2009: What’s a holiday without any guilt
March 2011: ‘The what? I thought I was against those.’
August 2011: James and the giant poo
November 2012: Running for the Liberal leadership?
November 2013: Canada under Prime Minister Rob Ford
September 2014: Harper to world: We are angry, and we have adjectives
September 2014: Okay, Canada: It’s time for the hard truth about Tim Hortons
February 2015: The nine stages of Canadian cold
October 2015: The Stephen Harper Fear Index
December 2016: How Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made sexiness great again
February 2017: Donald Trump rants and raves at the press
February 2017: The subtext of Kellie Leitch’s bizarro video