snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Even though these horrific beasts have inspired the Walkers from the "Walking Dead" and the vicious creature in the "Alien" franchise the love and respect shown to this foul smelling psychotic rabies vector proves that the people of Toronto truly have both good hearts and soft heads. Heck, even I could get behind this kind gesture. Although I'd probably drive a stake through its heart first just to make sure it stays dead. Hey, have you seen "Elf"? You can't be too careful these days where Satan's Shi Tzu is concerned.

Here's the link to the BBC article about the makeshift memorial for the deceased:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33477466/memorial-set-up-on-toronto-pavement-for-dead-raccoon-called-conrad
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No, that's not the prelude to some sort of joke. I'm honestly curious why there are multiple water bombers flying at very low altitude in low cloud cover conditions constantly over my position. Is there something I should know here?
snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)
I can't wait to see the mug shot but who is going to be the one to handcuff him? That's what I want to know! :-)

snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)
For better or for worse I'm the type of person who likes to ask myself alot of questions, questions such as "Did the Conservative government actually win the election, or did they resort to electoral fraud?", "Are their better ways to bankrupt Canada than by buying expensive, untested airplanes that damage themselves when they use the afterburner?", and "How can I become a senator?" so it's really no secret that I give the Conservative government of Stephen Harper a hard time. That being said I must give them credit for taking strong action for ensuring Canada's safety. No, I'm not talking about their desire to make it easy to strip Canadians of their citizenship, or their recently aborted plan to monitor all internet traffic without a warrant, or even their wise decision to declare Mexico a safe country for purposes of asylum claims while warning Canadians to never go there because the threat of being killed is too great.

No, I'm talking about Canada's unwavering commitment to fight zombies.

Don't believe me? Hey, don't take my word for it. Here's the video from the House of Commons:



Truly democracy is the worse form of government, instead for all the rest. At least this is one of the more polite and intelligent debates I've seen recently
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If you wrote this as part of a movie script it would have been cut as too unbelievable. Truth truly is stranger than fiction.

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This clip from 1973's Karate Girl has gone viral. Sit back and be blown away by the acting. :-)

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I get that you want to play ripping tunes at spine shattering volumes at 1 in the morning, but can you please play something other than "BINGO?" It sounded like Led Zeppelin married Hee Haw and gave birth to The Polka Dot Door.

At its best that would make an awesome Muppet Show skit. At it's worse, well, it sounded like your house at 1 in the morning.  
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I get that you want to play ripping tunes at spine shattering volumes at 1 in the morning, but can you please play something other than "BINGO?" It sounded like Led Zeppelin married Hee Haw and gave birth to The Polka Dot Door.

At its best that would make an awesome Muppet Show skit. At it's worse, well, it sounded like your house at 1 in the morning.  
snowywolfowl: (Default)
I get that you want to play ripping tunes at spine shattering volumes at 1 in the morning, but can you please play something other than "BINGO?" It sounded like Led Zeppelin married Hee Haw and gave birth to The Polka Dot Door.

At its best that would make an awesome Muppet Show skit. At it's worse, well, it sounded like your house at 1 in the morning.  
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Nova Scotia's had a bit of a controversy lately over a Grade 12 student's decision to only wear the same t-shirt day in and day out for the past several weeks. Personally, I feel that so long as it's clean and not reeking of body odor William Swinimer should be able to wear his "Life is Wasted without Jesus" t-shirt all he wants. We have freedom of religion and expression in Canada and if he wishes to wear it in class I believe he has that right and I fully support him.  The t-shirt itself is not a big deal, and the decision of his school board to suspend him for wearing it is incorrect.

That being said, I do fundamentally disagree with his father pulling his son out of school in protest of the school board's decision to have experts conduct a forum on religious tolerance over the issue. As I understand it his beef is that teaching such a value is outside of the school's mandate. I disagree. Religious tolerance is a civic virtue in any society that would prefer to avoid sectarian clashes, and if that means an incident like this means the school feels a forum is needed to help develop it in it's student body, then so be it. Unfortunately it appears that the elder Mr. Swinimer fails to even consider the idea that religious tolerance is a two way street. His son may have every right to wear his t-shirt and display the message it bears, but other students have a right to not be constantly told they are damned to hell by a classmate on a regular basis.

Ultimately it doesn't matter though. If the forums take place with everyone participating and coming to a greater and more sensitive understanding of everyone's religious views, then that's excellent. If the kid decides he feels persecuted and withdraws because he can't force his schoolmates into an unwelcome debate, then I'm ok with that too.

It sure beats the alternative some countries have.


If anyone's interested here are some links;

http://www.cbc.ca/ns/insidethenews/2012/05/more-than-just-a-t-shirt-slogan.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/03/ns-jesus-shirt-student.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/07/ns-jesus-shirt-student-school.html

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=2231800954






snowywolfowl: (Default)

Nova Scotia's had a bit of a controversy lately over a Grade 12 student's decision to only wear the same t-shirt day in and day out for the past several weeks. Personally, I feel that so long as it's clean and not reeking of body odor William Swinimer should be able to wear his "Life is Wasted without Jesus" t-shirt all he wants. We have freedom of religion and expression in Canada and if he wishes to wear it in class I believe he has that right and I fully support him.  The t-shirt itself is not a big deal, and the decision of his school board to suspend him for wearing it is incorrect.

That being said, I do fundamentally disagree with his father pulling his son out of school in protest of the school board's decision to have experts conduct a forum on religious tolerance over the issue. As I understand it his beef is that teaching such a value is outside of the school's mandate. I disagree. Religious tolerance is a civic virtue in any society that would prefer to avoid sectarian clashes, and if that means an incident like this means the school feels a forum is needed to help develop it in it's student body, then so be it. Unfortunately it appears that the elder Mr. Swinimer fails to even consider the idea that religious tolerance is a two way street. His son may have every right to wear his t-shirt and display the message it bears, but other students have a right to not be constantly told they are damned to hell by a classmate on a regular basis.

Ultimately it doesn't matter though. If the forums take place with everyone participating and coming to a greater and more sensitive understanding of everyone's religious views, then that's excellent. If the kid decides he feels persecuted and withdraws because he can't force his schoolmates into an unwelcome debate, then I'm ok with that too.

It sure beats the alternative some countries have.


If anyone's interested here are some links;

http://www.cbc.ca/ns/insidethenews/2012/05/more-than-just-a-t-shirt-slogan.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/03/ns-jesus-shirt-student.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/07/ns-jesus-shirt-student-school.html

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=2231800954






snowywolfowl: (Default)

Nova Scotia's had a bit of a controversy lately over a Grade 12 student's decision to only wear the same t-shirt day in and day out for the past several weeks. Personally, I feel that so long as it's clean and not reeking of body odor William Swinimer should be able to wear his "Life is Wasted without Jesus" t-shirt all he wants. We have freedom of religion and expression in Canada and if he wishes to wear it in class I believe he has that right and I fully support him.  The t-shirt itself is not a big deal, and the decision of his school board to suspend him for wearing it is incorrect.

That being said, I do fundamentally disagree with his father pulling his son out of school in protest of the school board's decision to have experts conduct a forum on religious tolerance over the issue. As I understand it his beef is that teaching such a value is outside of the school's mandate. I disagree. Religious tolerance is a civic virtue in any society that would prefer to avoid sectarian clashes, and if that means an incident like this means the school feels a forum is needed to help develop it in it's student body, then so be it. Unfortunately it appears that the elder Mr. Swinimer fails to even consider the idea that religious tolerance is a two way street. His son may have every right to wear his t-shirt and display the message it bears, but other students have a right to not be constantly told they are damned to hell by a classmate on a regular basis.

Ultimately it doesn't matter though. If the forums take place with everyone participating and coming to a greater and more sensitive understanding of everyone's religious views, then that's excellent. If the kid decides he feels persecuted and withdraws because he can't force his schoolmates into an unwelcome debate, then I'm ok with that too.

It sure beats the alternative some countries have.


If anyone's interested here are some links;

http://www.cbc.ca/ns/insidethenews/2012/05/more-than-just-a-t-shirt-slogan.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/03/ns-jesus-shirt-student.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/05/07/ns-jesus-shirt-student-school.html

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=2231800954






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Actually, I can see my mother running the riding lawnmower over my laptop if I'd ever done something like this as a teenager:



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Actually, I can see my mother running the riding lawnmower over my laptop if I'd ever done something like this as a teenager:



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Actually, I can see my mother running the riding lawnmower over my laptop if I'd ever done something like this as a teenager:



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So the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has decreed in its god-like wisdom that certain beers and liquors may not be sold in Ontario.

The reason is not that the alcohol content is too high, or that they are spiked with turpentine, melamine, or Japanese seawater. No, they are worried about the message being sent through the packaging.  Apparently drinking vodka from these bottles might be triggery for those who have lost loved ones to drunk driving, fetal alcohol syndrome, and cirrhosis of the liver.

To this I must point out something really, really obvious to any lifelong resident of Ontario that may not be readily known to non-Ontarians.

To buy liquor, you have to go to a LIQUOR store where they sell...wait for it! Wait for it! LIQUOR! If you honestly feel that traumatized by alcohol, here is a tip to minimize the intensity and frequency of your flashbacks:

Don't go into the BEER STORE.  Look, it's not like they sell Budweiser at the corner store or WalMart. They're not allowed! Those places don't have liquor licenses! Remember, the strip mall is a safe place!

Seriously if the LCBO is this bent out of shape by this bottle God help them if they ever look at the pictures on a pack of cigarettes. One glance at those pictures of mouth cancer was enough to make me swear off breathing for the the rest of my life, forget about smoking.

So, moving on, they also feel that this beer brand might be making light of a serious situation:

And actually, on second thought, I think the LCBO has a point. The Pink Elephants musical number in "Dumbo" is freaking terrifying to small children as well as high school/college students below the age of 19.  This childhood trauma could put them off drinking and thereby damage the profit margin of one of the most profitable Crown Corporations in Ontario.

That's it. I'm on their side and I call for every  Ontario resident to do their patriotic duty and burn every Disney book, movie and stuffed animal to ash. This threat is just too much to ignore.  Protect the revenue of Ontario! Burn Mickey! 

I also call upon our vaunted legions of Snowbirds hidden throughout Florida. Now is the time to protect your Old Fogey Pogey! Your country that you desperately escape for six months of the year needs you to find and thaw out Walt, and then burn Disneyland to the ground like we did the White House in 1812.

And now that we are on the topic of liquidating our beloved cartoon friends in a purge worthy of my beloved Uncle Joe, lets look at the third product banned by the NKVD LCBO.

Yep. You know it.

"Smash Bomb IPA", from "Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery":


Uh, what the hell?

You know, come to think of it, they're probably right again. I mean seriously, who wants to drink beer made in a sweatshop run by the Wicked Witch of the West? Just the thought of those poor abused monkeys filling beer bottle after beer bottle with their beer is....

OH MY GOD!

I recant! I recant! The LCBO is right! Long live Oceania! I LOVE YOU, BIG BROTHER!
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
So the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has decreed in its god-like wisdom that certain beers and liquors may not be sold in Ontario.

The reason is not that the alcohol content is too high, or that they are spiked with turpentine, melamine, or Japanese seawater. No, they are worried about the message being sent through the packaging.  Apparently drinking vodka from these bottles might be triggery for those who have lost loved ones to drunk driving, fetal alcohol syndrome, and cirrhosis of the liver.

To this I must point out something really, really obvious to any lifelong resident of Ontario that may not be readily known to non-Ontarians.

To buy liquor, you have to go to a LIQUOR store where they sell...wait for it! Wait for it! LIQUOR! If you honestly feel that traumatized by alcohol, here is a tip to minimize the intensity and frequency of your flashbacks:

Don't go into the BEER STORE.  Look, it's not like they sell Budweiser at the corner store or WalMart. They're not allowed! Those places don't have liquor licenses! Remember, the strip mall is a safe place!

Seriously if the LCBO is this bent out of shape by this bottle God help them if they ever look at the pictures on a pack of cigarettes. One glance at those pictures of mouth cancer was enough to make me swear off breathing for the the rest of my life, forget about smoking.

So, moving on, they also feel that this beer brand might be making light of a serious situation:

And actually, on second thought, I think the LCBO has a point. The Pink Elephants musical number in "Dumbo" is freaking terrifying to small children as well as high school/college students below the age of 19.  This childhood trauma could put them off drinking and thereby damage the profit margin of one of the most profitable Crown Corporations in Ontario.

That's it. I'm on their side and I call for every  Ontario resident to do their patriotic duty and burn every Disney book, movie and stuffed animal to ash. This threat is just too much to ignore.  Protect the revenue of Ontario! Burn Mickey! 

I also call upon our vaunted legions of Snowbirds hidden throughout Florida. Now is the time to protect your Old Fogey Pogey! Your country that you desperately escape for six months of the year needs you to find and thaw out Walt, and then burn Disneyland to the ground like we did the White House in 1812.

And now that we are on the topic of liquidating our beloved cartoon friends in a purge worthy of my beloved Uncle Joe, lets look at the third product banned by the NKVD LCBO.

Yep. You know it.

"Smash Bomb IPA", from "Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery":


Uh, what the hell?

You know, come to think of it, they're probably right again. I mean seriously, who wants to drink beer made in a sweatshop run by the Wicked Witch of the West? Just the thought of those poor abused monkeys filling beer bottle after beer bottle with their beer is....

OH MY GOD!

I recant! I recant! The LCBO is right! Long live Oceania! I LOVE YOU, BIG BROTHER!
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
So the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has decreed in its god-like wisdom that certain beers and liquors may not be sold in Ontario.

The reason is not that the alcohol content is too high, or that they are spiked with turpentine, melamine, or Japanese seawater. No, they are worried about the message being sent through the packaging.  Apparently drinking vodka from these bottles might be triggery for those who have lost loved ones to drunk driving, fetal alcohol syndrome, and cirrhosis of the liver.

To this I must point out something really, really obvious to any lifelong resident of Ontario that may not be readily known to non-Ontarians.

To buy liquor, you have to go to a LIQUOR store where they sell...wait for it! Wait for it! LIQUOR! If you honestly feel that traumatized by alcohol, here is a tip to minimize the intensity and frequency of your flashbacks:

Don't go into the BEER STORE.  Look, it's not like they sell Budweiser at the corner store or WalMart. They're not allowed! Those places don't have liquor licenses! Remember, the strip mall is a safe place!

Seriously if the LCBO is this bent out of shape by this bottle God help them if they ever look at the pictures on a pack of cigarettes. One glance at those pictures of mouth cancer was enough to make me swear off breathing for the the rest of my life, forget about smoking.

So, moving on, they also feel that this beer brand might be making light of a serious situation:

And actually, on second thought, I think the LCBO has a point. The Pink Elephants musical number in "Dumbo" is freaking terrifying to small children as well as high school/college students below the age of 19.  This childhood trauma could put them off drinking and thereby damage the profit margin of one of the most profitable Crown Corporations in Ontario.

That's it. I'm on their side and I call for every  Ontario resident to do their patriotic duty and burn every Disney book, movie and stuffed animal to ash. This threat is just too much to ignore.  Protect the revenue of Ontario! Burn Mickey! 

I also call upon our vaunted legions of Snowbirds hidden throughout Florida. Now is the time to protect your Old Fogey Pogey! Your country that you desperately escape for six months of the year needs you to find and thaw out Walt, and then burn Disneyland to the ground like we did the White House in 1812.

And now that we are on the topic of liquidating our beloved cartoon friends in a purge worthy of my beloved Uncle Joe, lets look at the third product banned by the NKVD LCBO.

Yep. You know it.

"Smash Bomb IPA", from "Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery":


Uh, what the hell?

You know, come to think of it, they're probably right again. I mean seriously, who wants to drink beer made in a sweatshop run by the Wicked Witch of the West? Just the thought of those poor abused monkeys filling beer bottle after beer bottle with their beer is....

OH MY GOD!

I recant! I recant! The LCBO is right! Long live Oceania! I LOVE YOU, BIG BROTHER!

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