Tuesday, October 31, 2006

More On Entertainer Credibility - Halloween Version

Last week it was terrible slags on a Beatle and Charlie Sheen.
The week before it was Babs.
This week, Liza.
Of all the awful Halloween outfits seen tonight, Liza's mutilated face from scores of surgical procedures as revealed tonite on Law and Order is the worst.
Or maybe not, the below is truly scary . . .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Just When Entertainers Were Being Accepted As Reliable Sources

... a survey reports that actors are the least trusted members of any profession (are you reading Charlie Sheen), and then this about holier than thou anti-seal-killer-and-ex-beatle Paul MacCartney:
Last week, the Daily Mail splashed its front page with what appeared to be legal papers drafted by Mills McCartney’s lawyers against the former Beatle that alleged drug use, drunkenness, callousness about his wife’s amputated leg, indifference to her pain, and even an assault with a broken wine glass.
Last para from The Star
Yup, them anti-everythings have a lot of experience in hypocrisy...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Latest in a Series of Verification Words

Writers? You wanna think writers? German??

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wisdom in Galactica

Just watching this very cool program.
Ya see the good guys had a hero pilot down and the commanders were hell bent to send in a rescue mission.
The President urged them to reconsider and they would not. Finally they were persuaded by her statement that, "You are honorable and intelligent men. If you feel that the lives of 45,000 people and the future of mankind is worth the life of one pilot, than the human race has no chance of survival."
Rings a bell as far as our situations in Iraq and Afstan, doesn't it?

ps - in the end, she saves her own life through initiative, endeavour, intelligence and guts.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

City Climate Change Stats - Please Advise . . .

Please talk among yourselves and post facts to comment on the following that I found on the City of Toronto Website:
"Results from Environment Canada’s Global Circulation Model (GCM) simulations of climate suggest an average annual warming of 2° to 5°C for Ontario by 2100. "
So let me get this straight. Is the Government of Canada saying that in 94 years our temperatures will be between 190° and 400° by 2100??
Wow - can you imagine how hot it will be in a drycleaning plant by then??

Sunday, October 01, 2006

9 or 10

I'm watching Hockey a People's History.
I wish I had my little number 9 Canadiens jersey.
I was five years old when I became a Canadiens fanatic, Rocket was in his last year. My Dad bought me a Habs jersey and my little brother a Maple Leafs one.
I have stayed a Habs fan. Les Glorieux. Les Canadiens sont La!
My little brother is dead, but he was and is still, I'm sure, also a Habs fan though he got stuck with the Leafs shirt.
When I think about my 47 years of Canadiens worship, three players, only, stand out. The Rocket, Le Gros Bill and The Flower. Maurice, Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur. This small group of three among I suppose thirty or more spectacular superstars who have played for my team. I won't get into the goalies, Ken Dryden (who has become a friend) , Gump, Bunny, Roy, et al. For Habs fans its how fast you skate; how little you care about anything but getting ahead of the other 10 skaters, not how many pucks you get in front of.
Guy looked fast standing still. Maurice looked fierce when speaking at banquets. Jean was calmest when things were most turbulent.
They are my heroes, as a Canadian. And a Canadiens fan.
They stirred most of a nation to big dreams, and the thought that you can come from Thurso, Three Rivers or Montreal Est and become a national hero.
For me, the ultimate Canadien was Guy, even though he was a falling star when he retired. He thrilled we fans for years a couple of times a week. I'm sure that Maurice would have found Guy lacking - would have thought he could have been more if only he had been more aggressive.
Ya know, it thrills me to remember these times. I thank the Ceeb for this show. Even the retrospective of Abby Hoffman as an 8 year old hockey superstar in a boys league in St. Catharines.
Hockey keeps me forever young.