Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Edmonton, Remembrance Day 2008

I normally stay home on Remembrance Day, make excuses and feel bad about it. But the old guys are dying off and I am feeling more patriotic this year so I made the extra effort and attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Edmonton Cenotaph in front of City Hall.

It was a good day for people watching. Snappy uniforms and some nice music. Yes there were few old guys marching any more but they had a full complement from the nearby army base. (I think that there was another indoor ceremony somewhere else in Edmonton where the Mayor attended).

Saturday, November 01, 2008

John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Sarah Palin

I was doing some Internet research after watching John Cleese on the Keith Olbermann show yesterday. Mr. Cleese is just as smart and funny now as he was 40 years ago! He apparently thinks both John McCain, Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly are all funnier than Michael Palin. Why are there so many Americans that don't understand this?

I just discovered John Cleese's Eulogy for Graham Chapman. I do wish that someone writes something half as lovely about me when I am finally expired, dead, gone and no more. Here is some classic Graham Chapman.

And now for something completely different. The Lumberjack Song
This is completely wrong! Since I have spent much time in the backwoods of British Columbia (see photo), I hate Canadian stereotypes, I would never refer to a logger as a "lumberjack" and I have never worn suspenders and bra... I should write a letter of complaint but instead I just giggle and sing along.