I'm not saying unemployment is good, but now that I'm no longer with my former employer, I can now occasionally vent about things like this:
(Copyright the Globe and Mail)
For years I've ignored seal hunt protesters for a couple of simple reasons. One was work related, but the more important reason was due to my determination to not have one of these bastards be the cause of my death when I stroked out in the middle of a rant. Which was going to happen one day.
However, when you see a picture like this in the middle of a story of Mr. Harper's trip to Washington, well, it's kind of hard to pass it up. I believe Washington police stopped traffic, gathered up the protesters, handcuffed them and marched them off to jail. Now, that's not my preferred option. My preferred option would have been to have left them there. From what I understand of the traffic situation in Washington, the situation would have rectified itself soon enough, as I doubt these idiots would have held up traffic for too long.
Barring that, I at least hope they threw them in jail, handcuffed, and still wearing those outfits. I think that would be amusing as well.
Other, less generous friends of mine, when I mentioned this on Facebook, had other suggestions. Seal hunt protesters really do bring out the worst in Newfoundlanders.
On a more amusing note, and closer to home, a friend of mine in town dropped me a note last night to let me know that she and her husband are in the process of selling their house. On a lark, she sent me the poster they've done up.
And the thing of it is, the place looks awesome. Three bedrooms, plus a library. A view of the harbour. And other perks. Oh, and the price is quite reasonable for Iqaluit.
Soooooo....we've dropped her a note, letting her know that we could be interested in coming up and taking a look at the place. Just to satisfy our curiosity, you understand.
Ever feel like you're standing on the edge of a very tall cliff and realize the ground isn't quite as sturdy as you thought it was a few minutes ago? That's what this feels like.
Finally, for no good reason other than it made me smile and I realize I have a few zombie fans who lurk around this blog, I give you "Jesus hates zombies" by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night and Fell among others). He's a great artist and this is a fun piece of art.
Got to say, if anyone in town is planning on dressing up as a zombie for Halloween, I could be persuaded to dress up as a zombie-smiting Son of God with a hakapik. That could be fun.
1. Gimmie a sign - Ryan Adams
2. The pretender - Foo Fighers
3. The giant of Illinois - Andrew Bird
4. True love will find you in the end (live) - Matthew Good*
5. Little shadow - Yeah Yeah Yeahs