Top of the evening. First of all, bravo on the Layton photo captioning this weekend. They were all hilarious, including a few that could not be posted. Why? This blog is owned by a family newspaper. This family newspaper also pays my salary. Now, even though this salary takes the form of a weekly ration of beans and rubber bands, it's a salary I can't afford to lose. Ergo, scandalous one-liners are regretfully spiked into the ether by our moderators...
So, let's see. If I was forced to pick one winner, it would be Chris Chmelyk's "My caucus is bigger than yours." Brilliant. (Chris, let me see if I can find you a prize. Any interest in a gently-used Maple Leafs jersey? I probably won't be needing it anymore.)
Okay, I've been away for a couple of days and am now desperately trying to catch up. What have I missed? This story yesterday by Linda Diebel was beyond creepy. Cutting the brake lines on cars because the owners had Liberal Party signs on their lawns? Really? In Canada? A sad state of affairs, indeed.
By the way, when did vandals develop such exquisite spraymanship? Check out the picture below that was shot by The Star's
Speaking of artists, I see a few Canadian musicians have joined forces to produce a "Stop Harper" anthem. The song, titled "You Have a Choice," was recorded by several singers, including k-os, Ed Robertson and Sarah Harmer. I have a choice? Really? Excellent. I choose to ignore* all celebrity propaganda during a federal election campaign. (*Excludes Gordon Lightfoot.)
And, finally, I leave you with an urgent question: Why does CBC's Don Newman pronounce the word "broadcast" with that stretched inflection? "Good evening, welcome to the brooooaaaadcast." What's up with that? It used to drive me crazy but now I can't stop saying "brooooaaaadcast."
"Honey, should we order in tonight? Sure, Mexican sounds brooooaaaadcast. Sweetheart, think I'm going out to mow the lawn now. They're calling for rain tomorrow and the grass has become a brooooaaaadcast. Guys, you want to go drinking tonight? I say we hit a few bars and get good and brooooaaaadcast."
Seriously, try it at home. Say it now. Fun, huh?