Sorry for lack of posts kids. Been overwhelmed with domestic obligations, under the weather and kinda fed up with certain commenters here.
One thing I did want to tell you about is tonight's edition of CBC's Life & Times on political cartoonist Terry Mosher, a.k.a. Aislin, who has often allowed me to post his work on this here blog. On at 8 tonight, it's a frank look at Terry who says he is now in ''a state of grace'' after years of hard-drinking, drugs and partying.
Although he's a swell guy now, there was a period when he was not very nice, I can tell you.
For example, back in 1984, when Jean Chrétien was running against John Turner for the federal Liberal Party leadership, I was a CBC-TV News reporter in Montreal assigned to ask political cartoonists which face they would prefer to win. The assignment editor had already made up his mind -- who says news isn't manufactured? -- and, of course, the preferred caricature, to him, had to be Chrétien's because of his lopsided mouth. So, of course, I called Terry and tried to persuade him to give me the answer the assignment editor wanted.
HE ALMOST TOOK MY HEAD OFF.
And good for him. He was right of course. (But he coulda been nicer about it.)
Anyway, he's mellowed out now, and, aside from an obsession with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, he seems almost normal. (Did you ever notice that Muldoon has no neck?)
Watch it. Dangerous When Provoked: The Life & Times of Terry Mosher. Tonight at 8.