Archive for November, 2004

Tommy Douglas, Greatest Canadian

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Tommy Douglas, has won The Greatest Canadian competition. Who’d have thought I’d vote with the majority of Canadians? The other good news is that George Stromboloupolous, Douglas’ advocate and from MuchMusic and 102.1 The Edge is now part of the CBC and hosting a show called ‘The Hour’. Good news all around.

So, in honour of Tommy’s win, here’s his story of Mouseland. (A lesson on winning an election without using the words ‘keep more of their money’ but still talking about fat cats).

It’s the story of a place called Mouseland. Mouseland was a place where all the little mice lived and played, were born and died. And they lived much the same as you and I do.

They even had a Parliament. And every four years they had an election. Used to walk to the polls and cast their ballots. Some of them even got a ride to the polls. And got a ride for the next four years afterwards too. Just like you and me. And every time on election day all the little mice used to go to the ballot box and they used to elect a government. A government made up of big, fat, black cats.

Now if you think it strange that mice should elect a government made up of cats, you just look at the history of Canada for last 90 years and maybe you’ll see that they weren’t any stupider than we are.

Now I’m not saying anything against the cats. They were nice fellows. They conducted their government with dignity. They passed good laws–that is, laws that were good for cats. But the laws that were good for cats weren’t very good for mice. One of the laws said that mouseholes had to be big enough so a cat could get his paw in. Another law said that mice could only travel at certain speeds–so that a cat could get his breakfast without too much effort.

Rotten Ronnies

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Interesting entry in WikiPedia for McDonalds. Did you know in Canada we call it Rotten Ronnies (bottom of the page)? I didn’t know, but I’m about to start.

Late sleepers of the world arise!

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

(… at a resonable hour.. say, 10)

When I sleep-in in this weekend, I’ll not only be getting back all that wasted energy from the week but be safe in the support of the Late Sleeper’s Bill of Rights.

Learn more here: www.drue.com/sleeplate/ at the Archive.org version replay.waybackmachine.org/20050823044822/http://drue.com/sleeplate/billofrights.html

New U2 Album

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

Got the new U2 Album today. It’s really good. Songs that stand out right away are “Sometimes You Can’t Make it On Your Own” and “Love and Peace or Else” – plus the Banjo based (Temple Bar Mix) of Vertigo on the DVD is also good ;)

So when do they come to Toronto?

Ukraine’s election: Still no Viktor

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Viktor Yushchenko is apparently the real victor, but Viktor Yanukovych apparently rigged the elecetion to be the victor.

Canada could thaw out Alex Barris, from CBC’s Front Page Challange, to help figure out who the real victor is.

File beside “Two wrongs don’t make a right” “Two Viktors don’t make a democratic election”.