Tuesday, July 24, 2007


See Them

They are old and the songs have been redone, however, Sting, Andy and Stewart are still worth the money.

I wish they would have played Miss Gradenko. Don't tell the director I said so.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Tax increase of 20,000 percent?

Gentlemen, horde those stogies.

US lawmarkers are debating whether to increase cigar tax from 5 cents to $10. The increase is designed to pay for children's health insurance.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Street Meat

The Government of Ontario has finally taken steps to increase the lunchtime selection of meals on wheels. No longer will citizens be stuck choosing between chicken, beef or veggie hot dogs. Other food is soon to hit the street.

This makes total sense given that Toronto is one of the, if not the most, ethnically diverse, city in the world.


Moley Russell's Wart

Mole! If you have one, you may live longer than those without.

In other news, mole removal procedure appointments down 50 percent.

FYI - Classic John Candy

"Buck melanoma, moley Russell's wart. Not her wart. I'm, I'm the wart, she's my tuma, my, my growth, my er my pimple. I'm Uncle wart. Just old Buck wart Russell that's what they call me, or er melanoma head, they'll call me that."


Pass the Ketchup

What seperates Canadians from Americans?

Old Dutch has the best!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Sore loser..

... takes Darwin award.

A five car pile up, an axe weilding manic and a fierce game of bumper cars. All of these took place over the results of a couple of four-year olds ball games at a fun centre in Saskatoon.

Kenny, a 17-year-old boy who was driving a white Ford Mustang was allegedly run off the road in the incident. He asked that his last name not be used because he's scared the men will come after him and his family again.

Kenny's four-year-old nephew got into a ball-throwing fight with another child in the ball pit of The Fun Factory, an indoor children's play centre on Quebec Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The mother of the other child, who was with a group of around 10, took offence to the ball fight and began arguing with Kenny's sister, Fallon, the mother of the child. A shouting match between the two groups then broke out.

Kenny told the men to "grow up," he says, and the next thing he knew he was lifted in the air by the neck. He said he was held in the air for almost 30 seconds. "I was trying to speak, but I couldn't breathe."

His neck bears several cuts and scrapes and the imprint of a hand, which wrapped around his neck. Police arrived and broke up the incident at the play centre and Kenny retreated to his sister's house to change and meet a friend.

As he was driving to McDonald's with the friend around 6:45 p.m., he noticed in his rearview mirror the man who choked him was driving a black truck and was pursuing him, he says.
Kenny floored the gas pedal to get away but was quickly run off the road, causing a massive five-car pileup and totalling Kenny's car, the truck and three parked cars in front of an apartment complex where kids were playing nearby, he says.

Shattered glass and vehicle debris littered the ground, the black truck was tipped over on its side and a van was flipped over on its roof two metres from where it was originally parked.

The brother of the man driving the black truck, who was allegedly involved in the chase but not the crash, came out of his vehicle wielding a three-foot long axe, witnesses said.

"The one guy was yelling, 'Get out of here or I'm going to chop your neck off,' " a 13-year-old boy who witnessed the accident and was cut by a piece of flying glass said on Sunday night.

Two men have been charged in connection with the incident. A 23-year-old man was charged with dangerous driving and a 25-year-old man was charged with one count of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace. The two men will appear in provincial court on July 24.
The incident at The Fun Factory is still being investigated. No one was injured in the collision or struck with the axe.

Kenny and his friend managed to free themselves from the demolished car. They ran and hid in a nearby city bus while the man allegedly threatened several onlookers who had come to check out the damage done to their vehicles.

When police arrived, Kenny left the bus but passed out, likely from a panic attack, and was taken to hospital. "We were scared out of our minds," Kenny said. "I thought he was going to kill me."

"When I showed up I just saw the damage to the vehicles and my son lying on the ground and I thought, 'He's dead,' " said Lana, Kenny's mother. "Then the guy who strangled my son says to me, 'I wish I would've killed him.' "

Kenny and his family say they are still afraid for their lives and are considering leaving the city. Kenny's mother has taken the week off from work and his sister said she is afraid to drive with her son in the car.

Kenny said he barely slept and is constantly looking over his shoulder. "All this over a kid throwing a ball," he said. "We're afraid they're going to come after us to finish the job."

Hat Tip to Shoes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Who should sell the Sheaf??

Welcome back Moldy!

Fresh off some R and R in Saskatchewan and struggling to find a headline to blog under. It is my lucky day. There are two - flags and ball games (next post).

The quintessential free market issue was raised the other day on newstalk radio (my first mistake) and it made me think, will Saskatchewan residents every change?

The issue is this:

Should Tourism Saskatchewan (a quasi-government department) sell provincial flags regardless of demand?

The majority of callers - many of whom would be rabid free-marketers under 90% of the circumstances - called in favour of Tourism not only selling the flags, but at a reduced rate (with a corresponding program designed to encourage flag wearing, waving and weaving). This attitude was expressed despite Tourism stating flag demand was low and Wal-Mart sold a flag 365 days a year.

Only in Saskatchewan would free-marketers call for government involvement in the selling and subsidizing of flags. FYI - many of these same individuals likely tore Shelia Copps a new asshole when she attempted a similar exercise years ago.