If You Don`t Read This Top Six, Rosie Will Cry

1 SO, YOU DON`T LIKE IMMIGRANTS? The American state of Georgia recently passed legislation trying to get rid of illegal immigrants. Suddenly, the state`s agriculture industry grinds to a halt, and the state’s farmers are now seeking help because the illegal immigrants who used to do all the work have amscrayed. (Atlanta Journal Constitution via Slog) Don`t worry. You don’t have to be smart to be a farmer in the South: you pick up your crop insurance and farm subsidy cheque on the way to the next Tea Party rally complaining about big government wasting your tax dollars.

2 FAT DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE Which explains why Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of Jackass, died: he was twice over the legal drinking limit and speeding at 225 kilometers per hour on a Pennsylvania highway. Not a good combination. (Toronto.com)

3 AND IF YOU GUYS AT CROP INSURANCE DON`T LISTEN UP … Isn`t Brad Wall just the cutest when he gets angry? (CBC Saskatchewan)

4 THEY TRIED TO MAKE ME GO TO REHAB I JUST SAID, MAYBE NEXT TIME IT`LL TAKE Amy Winehouse cancels her Eurpoean tour after … well … not being there during her show in Belgrade. I mean she was on stage but she wasn`t there, you know …. (The Guardian)

5 BUMMER, DUDE; If you`re a professional mountain biker (professional mountain biker? How do you get that job?) is it a good idea to wear a t-shirt with the sponsor`s logo while making a `Lord Of The Flies’ pose near an overturned car at the height of the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver? DOH! (Adventure Journal) Its all part and parcel regarding being judged by Facebook (The Tyee)

6 TORONTO MAYOR SCARED OF GAY COOTIES Suddenly, Regina seems less redneck, if only by comparison. (Globe And Mail)

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN I haven’t heard much about this group Matt and Kim. Their music – Matt on a cheap Casio keyboard (or at least it sounds like one) and Kim on drums isn’t always that interesting, but Kim is a good drummer, and their videos are often entertaining. Like this one for Cameras, a song released last year.

AND A COUPLE OF OTHER ONES TO WHICH ROSIE WISHES HE HAD ROOM FOR … OH, I DO? The chief sergeant-major of the United States Marine Corps uses a mixture of logic and hairdryer methods to denounce homophobia in the U.S. military, (Wall Street Journal) what Roche Percee is today (Estevan Mercury), Minot will be in a couple of days, (CTV Manitoba) academics and educators are rallying round a Bangladeshi woman and UBC scholar blinded by her arranged husband-to-be (Globe and Mail), does a state that really, really needs a railroad built over a potential heritage site really need a state archaeologist? (Salt Lake Tribune) And why is Canada one of the most expensive places for broadband internet access in the developed world? (Michael Geist)

And because I’m still in mourning over the death of Clarence Clemons, here’s arguably his finest moment captured on film: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live in Phoenix 1978.

There you go. Two Top Sixes for the price of one!

About Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

One Response to If You Don`t Read This Top Six, Rosie Will Cry

  1. Ron June 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks for the Matt & Kim clip.
    Kick drum pedal to the “boys” classic. lol

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