Four In The Afternoon: Storm Warning Edition

Apparently there’s a storm blowing in? Stay inside tonight, folks. Hug your reptiles tight.

1 HALF A LOAF. The petition to force a public vote on the stadium failed to meet its mark of 20,000 signatures, coming up with a still-impressive 9,899 names. Unfortunately that number doesn’t lend itself to any good jokes. Do we have any funny mathematicians in the audience? Even a chartered accountant will do in this situation.

2 AND POLLS ARE POSSESSED BY TOTAL BULL. A recent poll revealed that 68% of Republicans surveyed believe in demonic possession. As in, “Yes, trans-dimensional avatars of evil dispatched from a realm of eternal punishment like to show up and clop around inside your mind, Mr. Pollster.” What worries me more is that 49% of Democrats and 55% of Independent/Other believe in demonic possession as well.

3 JUDGES NEED LULZ TOO. Down in the dark mystery that we call America, 32-year-old Shena Hardin was arrested for driving on the sidewalk to get around a school bus. The judge fined her $250 and ordered her to wear a sign that says ‘IDIOT.’

4 BUT IF THE CAT HAD WORKED AT WAL-MART FOR TWO WEEKS, HE’D BE OUT OF HERE. Good news on the serval cat front: Jagger, the exotic cat that the government was going to eject from the province, has been granted a temporary reprieve “while regulations surrounding his breed are reviewed.” Meanwhile, no one will comment on those two Nigerian students.

BONUS BIT: The Leader-Post took a story about Creative Kids and turned it into a story about PotashCorp. Carry on.

Author: Aidan Morgan

Aidan is a very serious man who’s saving up for a nice dignified pipe. Then we’ll see who’s laughing.

2 thoughts on “Four In The Afternoon: Storm Warning Edition”

  1. Re: “Bonus Bit”
    To be fair, PotashCorp did just give CreativeKids $100,000 to match the over $100,000 raised between Regina and Saskatoon, and every dollar of all of that will go to kids undertaking creative endeavours. In this case I think CreativeKids is happy sharing the spotlight with PotashCorp.

  2. I felt an effort was made, oh, starting 10 years ago, to give lobsided PR to the corporations donating the money, in the case of big donation events, because sponsors were pulling out of things and events were starting to disappear… So, if what it takes to recognize the importance of corporate sponsorship is undue public praise toward the benefactors of these non-profit enterprises, then I guess that’s okay, it’s just unfortunate that that is where most of the focus is, cuz it kind of takes away from the work being done while putting us at the mercy of Big Resource whatever.

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