Empty Days

Sunday, February 22, 2004



Boring Canadian news that keep bugging me for some reason

1. Due to mad-cow worries, beef is being sold for peanuts by the farmers; nevertheless the prices remain as high as ever in the stores; who's making money out of this? Obviously - either the packers or the grocers/distributors. Farmers are pissed, the media is pressing the gov to investigate. The gov can't be bothered. Everybody denies making money.

2. Don Cherry, the big-mouth redneck icon of Hockey-Night-in-Canada, spouted out his regular five-minutes of outrageous comments and some of them concerned "those French and European guys being yellow-ass for wearing the visor". Quebec nationalists decided to make a story out of it. Now we have an endless "French are not yellow-ass" media hype over it. They're trying to prove that D.Cherry is an idiot. We already knew that. News, please!

3. Halifax is paralyzed under 2 meters of snow. I am envious.

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Footnote. Don Cherry is also a homophobe (naturally). Nevertheless, he is also the one who said of a coach who's sexually abused a teen player, was later convicted, served three years in jail, was released and found work in Europe: "he's done his time, stop going after him."





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