I have been planning to start a new Wicks thing…Camping. Yeah you heard it here first your lovely Wicks has lost his effing marbles and is becoming a camper. Fortunately I have elected to participate in this onerous pastime when the majority of pioneering has already been done in the wicked wastelands of Canada. All I will have to worry about is where does the nearest Tim Hortons live? Anyway the point of dragging you along this nightmarish road is I now have to fund expedition equipment i.e. tent, butler and in house/tent chef that sort of thing. As a result I have been Trawling (Not trolling) around assorted suppliers. Usual disappointments prevail but that is not the point of noteworthiness. Nearly every purveyor of quality goods proclaims, as a virtue of using X Y or Z store, that in store pick-up is as free as delivery.
I just did some checking on my hometown ( Watford FC) football team (That is soccer to the philistines among you.) I have not done this any time during my 36 years in the great Canadian wilderness.) To my surprise that team I faithfully trekked to support at home games when I was eight years old has magically elevated themselves from mediocre to mega stars. Not only that they are combatants in this years FA cup quarter finals. Holy crap! who would have guessed it and to think I wasted so much time worrying about the Ottawa bloody Senators Hockey fiasco ; or to use their real name The Ottawa Wankers. Back to real stars for me.
It is very easy to get sucked in by the euphoria of events happening around you. Surrounded by cheering fans at a concert, sports event or rally; what else can we do but be swept along on that irresistible tide to what may or may not be Nirvana. It is thrilling a joyride that can never be surpassed.
If all this is so then I can appreciate every second of such an event. But the magic must wear off, sooner or later, and when it does surely we can see the ride for what it was. Reason should prevail; we can laugh about it now; was I really so naive?
When can we step off the ride and drag ourselves kicking into saner more caring times? When will we will we see the last of those self righteous right wing fools that believe they know best by dint of their extreme arseholeness?
Yep, it is easy to get swept away but we have to learn soon. If we dont then all that will be left of us is an incomprehensible pile of rotting rubble for alien archeologists to sift through.
Christmas is a fabulous time of year and has nothing at all to do with gift giving or that pesky religion thing. For me the warmth extends into February, it is still winter and my birthday hides out here.
With February’s glitter on new laid snow I tend to feel warm magical things. So, for me, it is kind of sad when February ends. I can sense spring clamoring on the horizon with its brash muddy noise. Disney bunnies are a chirping and soft fluffy budgies hop from flower to flower. Its a nightmare and no one notices the vanishing of the beautiful month…looking forward to leap year.
During the hour or so that I waited for my car to enjoy an oil change I watched a courtesy TV. A panel of debaters were decrying Trump naming him all kinds of treasonous scum sucking swill hogs. Now it is hard not to agree with these people but the heart is growing weary of listening to the endless tripe bandied about by pundits and prolls the world over.
Now here is the point of this new blog entry: the creature has been president for almost two years now and no one has seriously challenged his right to have his pimply backside on the oval throne.
Why is he not on unemployment? Why have the good old Americans, that so love the rebel, not ousted the fool. I do not advocate any physical harm on the imbecile but hey, enough is enough. Hand the idiot his pink slip and a one way ticket to Moscow.
No more jokes people get rid of the man. It is not the American way to be abused by a tyrant.
As it is this is it.
There is no more
this is it.
There is no god,
no heaven or hell
Get on with it,
your time is not limitless
for as it is, this is it.
My pet peeve is that on most calendars Sunday is situated at the beginning of the week. According to the Bible this is the Lord’s Day, we should keep it holy. Bullshit of course but not my beef. If God created the world in seven days why is the day he rested at the beginning of the week? Did he work backwards? If he did why didn’t he say so? Did the idiot clergy that tabulated everything just screw up?
I think an explanation is required here.
It is getting closer to that time of year when i must rant on the subject of Canadian ignorance. It is sad that I should have to do this when Canadians, as a rule, are not so ignorant.
Easter, let that word sink in for a moment ponder. Now consider this, it is a four day public holiday. Now, before you utter that tired response “Only Government and schoolchildren get the Monday off.” check your damn calendar. It will clearly state that Monday is a public holiday for, among others, Canadians. Let us list but a few of those other Easter revelers that enjoy Monday as a holiday: France, Germany, Holland, England, Rome, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, and Greece.
True there are some countries dont have Easter Monday as a Holiday…but they do have Holy Thursday (The day before Good Friday.) even Britain celebrates Maundy Thursday once every two years; this as well as Easter Monday.
Schmuckish Canadians prefer to be dictated to by business hence the truncated easter holiday. Take note on how Ontario and Quebec share the holiday. When one province is closed the other is open. Corporate greed is the master and Canadians are too cowardly to stand up to the men with cash registers.
I am not religious I am retired so it does not effect me one way or another what day is a holiday. But it does piss me off that business can can balls around with our freedoms and rights for the sake of a buck or two.
Stop bleating about immigration, Trudeau or how stupid Trump supporters are look to our own back yard. If Easter has been tampered with what else have the evil pricks got away with?
There is a certain pleasure in pulling up a weather report and not seeing a bloody red warning bar screaming the end of civilization. This morning is one of those days so, colour me happy.
I do not understand why vaccinating ones children is not a legal commitment. The evidence for vaccination is mountainous. To disregard such evidence in favour of conspiracy theories or doctrine is ludicrous. Those that do not vaccinate their children should be charged with, at the very least, wreckless endangerment. A minimum sentence, because their stupidity puts all of us at risk, should be five years. Followed up with several thousands in fines as well as withdrawal of any state benefits.
Which is worse for you; watching TV or Playing with the Computer? TV is passive, computers are interactive, is one better than the other?
The only problem I can see is those individuals that cannot separate reality from the digital. Those people that forsake other life forms for personal gratification. Other than that I see no real problem with either forms of entertainment. Yet I will give computers the edge as these do require some kind of mental capacity. I have known of people that have sat in front of a TV for the evening and cannot remember what they watched two hours ago. So thumbs up for the computer…right?