Six In The Morning: Actually Noon But Who’s Counting

1 HURRICANE! I’ve been lying low for a couple of days. Where did this one come from? They’re evacuating areas of New York. Yikes. Apparently 55 million people could be affected. That’s close to two Canadas. The scary hurricane tracker is here. Yikes.

2 JACK’S IN TORONTO There’s a line-up to visit him. If the media had fawned over the guy like this when he was alive he might have been prime minister.

3 GOOD BOMBS, BAD BOMBS Libya and Nigeria.

4 ICHTHYOLOGIST SAYS PRIVY COUNCIL BLOCKED HER FROM TALKING TO THE MEDIA ABOUT SALMON STOCK COLLAPSE Argh. Canada could use more scientists and fewer ego-maniacal politicians.

5 ONE OF THE BEST IN HISTORY The Prairie wheat crop is looking quite good this year, apparently.

6 THE LEAD IS GREAT BUT AFTER WE HAVE A LAUGH LET’S PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE From CBC Saskatchewan:

Brendan Cross, who is on probation for running through parts of downtown Regina without any pants, is listed as a prospective candidate for the Green Party of Saskatchewan in the upcoming provincial election.

First off, I tip my hat to that piece of fantastic writing. Second: yeah, yeah, Rosie beat me to posting this. Third and most important: Cross says he’s bi-polar. Politicians with bigger problems have been elected. There’s some of that old ‘one standard for right-wing politicians, another for the left’ going on here. But it’s still funny the Greens are considering running the no-pants candidate.

BONUS NEWS: Here’s a really bad horror story from Libya. Here’s a picture of Hurricane Irene seen from space. The amount of cesium that’s leaked from that damaged Japanese reactor equals 168 Hiroshima bombs. There’s lots of objection to the eeevil Keystone XL pipeline. There was a referendum on the hated Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia. Here’s the latest news on Guy Lonechild’s case against the FSIN. Is the United States blocking Palestinian statehood? Like your 306 area code? You may keep it. There’s a planet out there made of diamonds? I want Han Solo ice cubes!

SUPERTOON! I’ve posted this before but it’s time to post it again and don’t think I won’t post this more in the future. 1970 Seseme Street is a billion times smarter than Zack Snyder.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

5 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Actually Noon But Who’s Counting”

  1. Hmmm. Why does CBC think it’s more important that Brendan Cross is seeking nomination than any other Green nomination-seeker? Is Cross being set-up as some type of media laughing-stock/whipping boy? Is it kick the mentally-ill kid-while-he’s down week at the Ceeb? This has immaturity written all over it. CBC Sask.com is starting to resemble some smart-ass’s blog.

  2. The CBC has a live streaming feed from Toronto’s City Hall.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/26/jack-layton-toronto-repose.html

    It’s very moving to see the people, who have spent a couple hours waiting in line, have their moment or two in front of the casket. They’re all ages and every shape, size and colour. Toronto and Canada at its best honouring one of the finest politicians this country has seen in a long time.

    These people are responding to things that Jack represented, and it’s encouraging to see how many of them are out there. Jack may be gone but the ideas and ideals he represented will be carried forward.

  3. Brendan Cross is an idiot. Anyone with the misfortune to have ever known him will attest to that.

  4. I read that a lot of Japanese stuff will / may hit N.A’s West coast sometime in 2012. Radiation drift too.

    Thanks for the Soups vid.
    I remember that one.

  5. When it was originally aired.

    S easame S treet was in English /
    S panish in Canada,until about 19 S ixty nine- S eventy before it became S tuck with French. OLA!

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