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Back in 1935 on this date the board game Monopoly was invented ( Yup back 80 years ago ). Hey I just passed GO, where is my $ 200 dollars ?
A red light camera caught you speeding through. The fine is $275. You owe $75.
Thanks for the post AlCzervik. Yes they are very sneaky in trying to catch us these days.
We don't have a Flag Day here in Canada but we do celebrate July 1st as Canada Day. However it has now been 50 years since we got our new flag, yes our happy little Maple Leaf. I remember our then Prime Minister Lester Pearson ( back in 1965 ) had some work to do to get the new flag accepted but nowadays it is a beloved symbol of Canada.
In this thead we cover odd items from time to time which brings us to the town of Taber, Alberta. They have just brought in some new by-laws there that are rather goofy:
1) No swearing in public,
2) No spitting on the public sidewalks,
3) No gatherings of more than 3 people on public property,
No I'm not making this stuff up lol. Of course this will end up in court and then most likely go on to our Supreme Court. However when I first heard about this goofy stuff the other day I wondered if I had been transported back to the old USSR ( Soviet Union ). The provincial government here in Alberta does have the power to remove a local council if needed but I didn't hear anything about that yet.
No I'm not making this stuff up lol.
Oh c'mon, Cabby; be REAL!
(Did you mean, public sidewalk?)
Thanks for the post Joseph-S. I forgot to mention the other day that a curfew is now in effect in Taber for minors. On the getting together in groups we do have the Right Of Assembly up here as well so I'm sure that this BS will end up in court soon. I just hope that the mass-media does not get ahold of this goofy stuff.
It seems that in small towns there is always someone who wants to be a big pot and tell everyone what to do.
--- Thanks for the post Ivandh. Yes that is quite true. In this case I still think that the provincial government here needs to remove the mayor and council down there and then run the town directly for a while.
Tomorrow is a day that is perfect for guys like me, it is International Goof-Off Day. Yup I'm very good at goofing-off, however not too many other talents here tho lol.
Shit...that's every other day for me.
A yes I know the feeling. Mind you I was a lttle upset on Sunday because we had received a small amount of snow Saturday night and so I had to do some sweeping around here( I was supposed to just goof-off all day lol ).
I've got to send out an apology to the people that have on-line games going with me. My old old PC is acting up a bit and I have to dump all of the games ( as the fellow on " Get Smart " would say: Sorry about that Chief ).
Some new info from the Mayo clinic states that " Sitting Will Kill You ". The average adult spends 8 hours or more sitting around per day and it is very bad for your health. Standing ( or walking of course ) is much better for you. Mind you the Romans also had a good idea many years ago because when they held their big feasts they would just lay right down on their style of sofa. At any rate the word is: Do not sit down !
I don't pass up an empty chair.
--- Thanks for the post AlCzervik. Yes I seem to have the same policy and my fitness level shows it ( me and Santa Claus have a lot in common lol ).
Sometimes one reads about sad events that are funny at the same time. A couple of weeks back a gent down in Pennsylvania was helping to decorate his mother-in-law's tombstone ( a tall stone of some 400 lbs ) when it fell over on top of him and killed him. Now this fellow may have thought that he was safe because the old battle-ax was dead but she got him in the end anyway. So what very important life-lesson have we learned here ? Be nice to you mother-in-law or she will get you sooner or later.
A bit of " Inside Baseball " for Canadian visitors to this thread. Not to talk politics but a bit of history has just been made here in Alberta. Something that many many people said would never ever happen has now happened. In Canada we have a party that is a lot like the Labour Party in the UK ( the NDP, ie the New Democratic Party ). Yes the NDP is now the goverment of Alberta by winning 55 seats out of a total of 85. This is now part of the history of Canada.
Hope they don't invade Iraq cab, like our waste of space Labour Party.
Thanks for the post Kaynight.
Sometimes one sees ads that are kind of cute such as one that was in a recent flyer in the mail. It is an ad for a " Toilet Golf Game ". Yes there is a photo of a fellow sitting on the throne ( taken from the side to be somewhat proper lol ) holding a short golf putter. His feet are on a beautiful green rug that is specialy fitted to match up with the " Throne " and off to the side is a hole for the golf ball to arrive at ( like the ones that we see people in the movies using when they are putting around in an office ). However the best part of the ad is that this store has set a limit of 3 of these items per customer. Yes ! They are worried that there might be a run on " Toilet Golf Games " rofl.
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