Thursday, March 06, 2008

My prof's name is Michael Wayne. This is your clue.

Sometimes I really start to lose faith in my country. Now I know that Canada has always been more liberal and easygoing than out neighbor to the south. In some ways I actually think it's a good thing (believe it or not). I was thinking about this the other day while watching television. The fact that we understand that graphic violence is far worse than the occasional naughty word or showing of a breast is a good thing. But a lot of the time, I think we're too damned accommodating. Case in point with the recent case in Ontario of a fellow who was issued a ticket because he was not wearing a helmet (which is the law) while riding his motorcycle. Now this guy is a devout Sikh and as such, wear a turban. This makes the helmet rather problematic. But our laws are in place for a reason, whether or not you like them or not, which admittedly I sometimes do not. But they apply to everyone, regardless of who you are. I'm a big believer that everyone is equal under the law and I hope you believe that as well. The fact remains that the law states that everyone operating a motorcycle in this province must wear a helmet for their own safety. I believe this to be a very reasonable law. While I'm sorry that this prevents people who wear turbans from also wearing helmets, to make any exceptions is, in itself, discriminatory. This is why I am extremely happy to see that not all judges in this country have lost their way, so scared to do what is right in the name of political correctness. Thank you James Blacklock.

In further defense of Canada (unusual for me), here is another sign of political correctness spiraling out of control in the United States. Give me a fucking break.

A school chum told me about this ad from China that he saw on youtube. It is quite hilarious and I wish I had seen it first before having been told about it.



Finally something very cool that I found out last night. I was sitting in my American History class and my professor was talking about the baby boom and post WW2 commercialism, stuff like the birth of television and rock and roll. He was talking about Elvis and how controversial he was. He mentioned how everyone watched Elvis when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, which "aired every Sunday night at 8:00 PM on CBS". He casually mentioned that he of course remembered the time slot, as his father appeared on this show 67 times! It took me about 2 seconds to figure it out, with the same information (see post title) I have given all of you. The first person to guess right wins a lock of Bobo's hair, with a certificate of authentication signed by Bobo himself.

3 Comments:

Blogger Daphne said...

Could it be Johnny Wayne of Wayne & Schuster fame? That's very cool!

March 07, 2008 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat me to it.

And that hugging ban is some hilarious bullshit. I think a group-hug was a good idea for a protest, but why across the street from the school? It should have been in class, in the hallways!

-beer

March 07, 2008 3:58 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

Johnny Wayne is of course correct. I will be sure to send you your prize the next time I brush Bobo. Every time I do so it seems like there's enough there to make another dog!

And yeah, I think it is pretty cool. To confirm my guess, they did appear on the show 67 times and looking at a picture of Johnny Wayne, the family resemblance is totally obvious.

March 08, 2008 11:16 PM  

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