Sunday, August 21, 2011


In the July 25 issue of Maclean's, there is an article about police in Fredericton giving drivers coupons for pizzas for not talking on cell phones while driving. This reminds me of the Chris Rock routine "Niggers Versus Black People." That's the way our society is today: give people credit for doing what they're supposed to do.

The next article talks about the food at the Calgary Stampede, which it sounds like the writer sampled a fair amount of. I would like to see that guys arteries after eating all that food.

There are two ironic death stories in this issue. In the International section, there is an article about an Iraq war veteran. He had both legs blown off in Iraq but still possessed a love for life, including riding roller coasters. He fell out of a roller coaster in upstate New York and died.

The second one is "The End." It is about a miner to whom safety was very important. He had gone into the mine early for a safety meeting. Later, during his shift, an avalanche of loose rock buried him. To add further irony, the first safety team was at a competition, which they won the next day. The second and third safety teams dug him out, but he was already dead.

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