And here’s a stub from 1966:
There are many other great lines in this, including confirmation that Krypton isn’t a planet.
This evening I pushed a Co-op cab off an ice median at Kramer and Hillsdale, with the Regina cabbie I was riding with, and another driver who stopped after. The Co-op guy wrecked his front bumper though by failing to negotiate the turn. I tore a piece off it so it wouldn’t rub on his wheel. Yes, I can tear cars limb from limb. Muahahaha!
I got $2 off my cab ride; the driver said he appreciated being able to stop and help and that I wasn’t in a rush like some of his customers.
Earlier in the day I hung out with the Grey Cup, and rubbed shoulders with Regina’s Levee loving crowd at Government House.
I took this selfie specifically because it was a fantastically expensive mirror.
Government House Christmas tree
Happy 2014 everyone!
A couple nights ago I gave a tour of the city to a guy passing through from Ottawa. The Legislature looked pretty nice lit up in green in the cold fog.
Bonus points for someone who manages to compliment the Prime Minister for the nice scandals he’s wearing.
He’s downtown for the Grey Cup Party, obviously. After the Grey Cup fanfare wears off, it’s going to be a long week for him in Ottawa, as he adjusts to documents last week from the RCMP that show he’s lied in Parliament about the Duffy expense scandal.
Thanks to the Hamilton Tigercats for this amazing SharkNado spoof of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ mascot Gainer the Gopher.
Hat tip to John Gormley
Justin Bieber at the Grey Cup wasn’t the only ‘interesting’ pop music story of yesterday.
I’m not a Bieber expert (Belieber), but I did watch his biopic a few months ago, and he’s certainly got some real musical talent. How he is as a human being will probably degrade with his over-worldly fame, but he has a long way to drop before he reaches the level of Chris Brown. Brown got into an argument on Twitter yesterday with wise-cracking Jenny Johnson. Jenny was calling the woman-beating Brown names, and he called her names back (spelled badly) and told her to do graphic things with his male body parts before saying he was going to defecate on her “retina” (the part inside her eyes, so one must think he meant cornea unless he was trying to be impossibly ridiculous).
He then seemed to have quit Twitter (or his agent quit it for him, like Senator Brazeau), because last night during the game while I was trying to click his username, Twitter said the user didn’t exist. If only Rhianna could be so lucky (it was Brown who beat her face to a pulp the other year).
Of course Brown’s rabid fans are no model of civility either, with several of them sending death threats to Johnson. Here’s a sampling of some of the boors that are less violent, but still have questionable idols:
I’ll take these ignorant kids over those “adults” listed above, any day:
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Mitch Alexander writes:
What kind of council does the city of Regina have. You best believe that I won’t be going to that stadium. I think everyone should just boycott the new stadium indefinitely. It won’t be able to last if nobody goes…
That’s not the best strategy Mitch. If the Riders don’t sell out, taxpayers are on the hook for the shortfall. Cheer harder for the Riders, because if they suck and no one goes, Regina taxpayers will hurt most of all. This is what they meant by “bleed green”. You either have Roughriders football in your veins, or your wallet will have to bleed some more green to pay for their facility.