Sunday, October 11, 2009

really big ideas

RCMP to avoid Taser chest shots


You can't write material this funny.

This is a real headline in the Winnipeg Free Press and reprinted in the Province.

There's more:

"When possible, avoiding chest shots with electronic control devices avoids the controversy about whether ECDs do or do not affect the human heart," it said, suggesting Taser users instead aim for the abdomen, legs or back."

How about just play that famous parlor game, "Hit the Weenie!"

This week marks the second anniversary of the death of Robert Dziekanski. A death I call a murder.

Which makes this fatuous announcement an obscenity.


By the way...

Wish me luck will you with my new Television program.

It's a Reality Show, of course.

It's about real Vampires (We have located several stashes of them in Surrey, Victoria and the DTES.) competing in a dance and losing weight contest.

Both CBC and CTV are so enamored of the concept that they are making me rich in a bidding war.

The only problem with the whole enterprise is that we can only film at night, of course (Vampires...I told you that.) so I am finding it really hard to get up in the morning.

The show is called "BITE! KICK! LOSE!"

But we're open to snappy suggestions.


Spanish Bank Stream is still of great interest to me and we are now eagerly awaiting the return of this years salmon.

We are not the only ones anticipating the return.

This fellow has been at the stream for one or two weeks.

I just got lucky this afternoon.

To be there; to see the critter; and to have a working video camera on hand.

A few years ago the stream at this spot was in a large wooden pipe several feet under a blacktop parking area at Spanish Banks.

In 1999 the stream was "day-lighted"

It is very comforting to know that given a chance nature is ready and willing to take over.