|Wonder if these will still be here next July 1?|
|Rick Mercer and the Burkes at Pride|
credit: James Hamilton/Torontogp.blogspot.ca
But Burke himself is by no means off the hook for his contributions to the idiocy of the past few days. Late on Sunday he met with reporters and offered this view of the opening day of "Free Agent Frenzy":
"I believe our group [NHL GMs] makes more mistakes on July 1 than we do all the rest of the year combined. We hand out contracts with unrealistic values and unrealistic terms. When you’re in a hard-cap system, it bites you right in the bum at some point."This would likely have been a far more effective quote had he not previously offered it on several other occasions, concerning wildly disparate times of the NHL season, over the past few years. I can sense that many of your eyes are beginning to glaze over at the prospect of this turning into a rant about Burke, the Leafs or the NHL, so I will end it here. I just wanted to point out that the dumbing-down of soundbites in our world occurs at every possible level.
Before I move too far away from stories about Pride weekend, Anderson Cooper broke one of the worst-kept secrets in television when he came out in an email to Andrew Sullivan. Here is how the Ottawa Sun chose to run the story:
|The Ottawa Sun: keepin' it classy|
And....that's all I have to say about that.
|Loblaws being corporate "good guys"|
|Apparently these signs aren't plain enough|
Later in the day Ford appeared on the television show, Off the Record on TSN, where he announced that he wants to get back down to his "football weight" of 250 pounds. He said, of his "Cut the Waist" challenge: "I tried, but I didn't try hard enough." I would give everything I own to see that become his next campaign slogan. What a consummate, self-aggrandizing, ignorant buffoon he is.
|Good riddance to bad rubbish|
So there you have it. Lunacy from the "leaders", lunacy from the "great unwashed". I'd blame the full moon, but I think you already know how I feel about its effects. No, these people are misguided all on their own.
And the weekend just past feels so very long ago, now.