In the spirit of this most serpenty season, today's Globe and Mail has an article on a seniors' complex in Inwood, Manitoba (about an hour north of Winnipeg) that's been completely overrun by our noodle-bodied amigos:
At Inwood Manor, a Manitoba Housing complex 80 kilometres north of Winnipeg, residents have been finding the reptiles in the strangest places this month. “Yesterday I found one curled up in my clothes,” said 84-year-old Shirley Thiessen. “I said to him, ‘You don't pay rent' and picked him up and tossed him outside.”
But the cold-blooded free-loaders keep coming – in such droves that the local MLA, Conservative Ralph Eichler, raised the issue in the legislature Wednesday.
To conclude, yay snakes!
This post is dedicated to Markian Saray, who coined the term "funsters" for snakes. God bless you, good sir. Wherever you are.
2 LIBERAL LEADER GRANDSTANDS OVER AWFUL BODY-BAG FAUX PAS Michael Ignatieff demands apolgies after Manitoba First Nations communities got shipments of body bags instead of swine flu vaccine. (Globe And Mail)
3 YET CONSERVATIVE SUPPORT INCREASES Oh, whatever (CBC). I'm curious--do people like the Conservatives for their drug hypocrisy? Do they like the homophobia? What about the religious and/or right-wing extremism? Is it their militarism? Their anti-environmentalism? Their anarchy-like passion for small governments and unfettered free markets? Their hateful rhetoric? Their simpleminded tough on crime crap? Their general fact-aversion? Actually, nevermind. I'm going to stand over here and talk to the 65 per cent of Canada that isn't fucked in the head.
4 I AGREE WITH BRAD WALL Saskatchewan's premier says nuclear power might be too expensive for Saskatchewan. (StarPhoenix)
5 UNITED STATES DITCHES EUROPE ANTI-MISSILES U.S. President Obama has scrapped the dumb-ass, waste of money that wouldn't work anyway Bush-era program, good. (Guardian)
6 R.I.P., MARY Mary Travers, one-third of the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, has died. (CBC). Sucks. You'll need a video, here you go.