Time for celebration. Or not. Time for a drink or four and time for a thrashing dance. Or not. Always time for a box of chocolates. And definitely time for a laugh.
Episode #11 Funny Bone Friday
(Post Script. June 30th/16) Of course it’s a terrible shame that those in the UK who value their EU citizenship will lose it, and that the value of the pound is taking a hit and there will be short-term structural economic repercussions, but what’s missing from the post-Brexit media coverage here in Canada are two important things: (1) respect for the British voters who have chosen their path, the majority of which no doubt based their decision upon intelligent conviction rather than baser instincts or gullibility, and (2) discussions around the very real possibility that this event spells the beginning of a global movement against the rapacious greed of international corporatism.
The election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government means that common sense has arrived in Canada and among other anticipations, marijuana will soon be legal. Of course there are serious issues which will need to be discussed, but not here and not now, because it’s Funny Bone Friday. We are wondering what will become of the soon-to-be-retired cadre of dealers like these three characters interviewed by Vice. And how will law enforcement test for pot intoxication? Ask if they want a brownie? Rattle a bag of Doritos in front of their face?
FBF Episode #3. Because we all need our funny bone tickled and nothing makes people laugh quite like gentle, old-fashioned Lady Pot grown in the great outdoors.
Surely, no curious student of human emotions can have failed to respond to the charm…that is to be discovered in a collection of old photographs. For in them we view the past viewed as the present-- Peter Quennell, Victorian Panorama: A Survey of Life & Fashion from Contemporary Photographs.