It's here. The last Friday of 2006. Like most, I hate New Year's Eve due to one or two nights of the bad party. Now I plan nothing and always get my way. Once many years ago - for reasons I can't get into and I can't really recall - I ate about five servings of fried clams and shot plastic dart guns in a house with hundreds of suction cup darts all over the place. That was the best New Year's Eve ever.
- I am so pleased that my carnivorous life-style can now be extended to the flesh of clones. Frankly, I never thought this was an issue. Now I have to face the prospect of luxury uncloned food.
- I know not what to say about the hanging of Saddam. I think I prefer my dictators locked in a tiny cell fed food on trays by ultra-democratic Dutch or even toppled on the day out back behind a utility shed, given the Swiss cheese treatment by the mob. But, as anyone with a date with Hell, I don't really care.
Update: despite the tawdry event, I still really do not care.
- If you are a person to make a last minute charitable donation, you may consider the Baseball Hall of Fame, a place I hope to visit sometime in 2007.
- A tough tale from the Canadian troops in Afghanistan.
- It's magic!
The Tories' revised 2005 papers show an additional $539,915 in previously unreported donations and reveal that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other party members exceeded the legal donation limit of $5,400 per year. The prime minister and two other Conservatives were refunded $456 each. The Liberals say that 200 other Conservatives exceeded the donation limit. "Not only did they break the law but now this accounting makes no sense," said Liberal MP Mark Holland. "It's Enron accounting. Before they had said they made a profit, now they're saying their expenses exactly equal their revenue. "If a church bazaar did that, it would be questionable. For a multimillion-dollar convention to exactly break even doesn't add up at all."I have to admit in some ways I have been pleasantly surprised by the interim PM - but this continuing sooky stuff is hilarious.
- Before the state funeral of Gerald Ford, John of Argghhh! on the 21 gun salute.
- Gore goring scoffers will scoff and gore while believers will wail and gnash - but all I think of is the great opportunity in the ice cube trade.