Thursday 30 June 2011

Working in Montréal today --Zombie Royale

Good morning folks,

I am working In Montréal today.

My brain waves are a bit on low tide this A.M., worked a bit too late last night, so not much in the witty repartee department.

However, on the rather bizarre front, Newsweek features Princess Diana at 50 on the cover.  Diana is wearing a cream coloured dress and a hat that looks like a hubcap from a 1958 Edsel and while her complexion is near flawless she is sporting some crows feet as she enters middle age..  Oh wait.. isn't she dead?
If this wasn't odd enough, she is pictured walking down some urban street along side Kate Middleton, the daughter-in-law that she never met.

Just downright creepy if you ask me.

Have a good day, keep a look out for the walking dead.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Working in Ottawa today --BBQ Penguin

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Ottawa today.

There could be many things to comment on this morning, hockey thugs in Vancouver, Afghanistan, our odd involvement in Libya --don't get me wrong Colonel K is no friend of mine but I am not sure about the legality of bombing a sovereign nation to help out some revolutionaries that our current laws define as terrorists.  Have we declared war with Libya?

But one item shines out from the back pages. An Emperor Penguin has reportedly shown up on New Zealand's North Island, some 3200 kilometers from Antarctica.  The last time a penguin was seen there was some 44 years ago.

An excellent demonstration of what can be accomplished by a motivated individual.  Shame that my first thought was "What do you suppose barbecued penguin tastes like?".

Thursday 9 June 2011

Working in Montréal today --Payin' on the Bush Warz

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Montréal today and will be away from all offices on Friday, returning to the Toronto office on Monday.

I will look back to this email a few times on this morning's flight and see if anything inspires me to write further.

Read something in the paper about the Repulicans in the U.S. Congress entertaining the idea of a temporary default on that country's debt payments, just as a signal to Obama mind you, get him to curb spending.  Damn irresponsible of him to keep up the payments on the Bush warz.  

Would immediately cause U.S. bonds to gain the coveted 'junk' rating, and even after interest payments would resume after a few days, the rating would not go back up to triple A, which could/would have rippling effects across the international economy, starting with China I imagine.

All right, nowhere to really go on that one.  Will check back in a few..

Does anyone actually know what the hell REM's 'A man sized wreath' is even about?  Have just a verse or two in my head, but it makes no sense.  Makes me miss the days when REM's music meant something, you know, like 'What's the frequency Kenneth' and 'Orange Crush' :)

post ed:  According to Shannon the song mock's Bush 43.  I re-listened, yep --sure does!

Okay, that's it for me, be sure to tune in next week for the first of a 6 part exposé on the resurgent Communist influence on eastern European fashion and style, and will have a guest article by Canada's own country bumpkin from trailer trash roots, Shania Twain!

Yes, I made that part up, yep, that part too.

Have a good day, any bets on Vancouver's scheduled performance on Friday?

Thursday 2 June 2011

Working in Ottawa today --Stickin' it to the man!

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Ottawa today.

I was going to rant today that I heard Buffalo Springfield's 1967 or '68 For What It's Worth on a TV commercial.  Even if you are thinking to your self, "nope, don't know that tune", you'd be wrong.  You have heard it.

There's something happening here,
What it is ain't exactly clear,
There's a man with a gun over there,
Telling me, I've got to beware;

Think it's time we stop -children what's that sound,
Everyone look what's goin' down,
There's battle lines being drawn,
Nobody's right, if everybody's wrong,

Young people speakin' their minds,
Getting so much resistance far behind,
It's time we stopped -children what's that sound....

You get the idea.  So what the hell is a Vietnam era protest song doing on some corporate advertisement?

Then I thought I would rant a bit about the Free Speech Movement, I would toss in a bit of Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Weinberg and Dylan, hell, it was one of them that said, " Don't trust anyone over 30.".

But then I realized I am over 30, drive an SUV or two, worry about property values, supple side economics, corporate profits..  

Aw crap, we've become "them".

Have a good day, hum an old tune.