Do you remember bank calendars? When I was little my sister and I always waited between velvet ropes with my dad to see the bank teller — while lines rounded, stamps pounded, and thumbs counted, bills. Sometimes we grabbed faded pink and green deposit slips — the ones printed on the thinnest paper ever — and amused ourselves drawing on them or making million-dollar withdrawals on behalf of Scrooge McDuck. Trips to the bank were pretty boring with only three major highlights: 1) Watching someone slowly open that thick giant door to the vault with metal-prongs the size of tennis ball containers, 2) Listening to the dot matrix printer screech a few lines onto my dad’s vinyl bank book, and 3) If we were really lucky, being handed a brand new calendar for next year full of beautiful scenery shots of Canada. Yes, my sister and I would flip through those calendars in the back of the station wagon on the ride home. #10 Canada
Why would we impose “job-crushing taxes” on wealthy Americans just to pay for luxuries like federal prisons? Why end the “carried interest” tax loophole for financiers, just to pay for unemployment benefits — especially when those same selfless tycoons are buying yachts and thus creating jobs for all the rest of us? Hmmm. Bonuses for Billionaires
THE FUCKING WEATHER
You may be aware of a recent Old Spice advertising campaign featuring a handsome man in absurd situations. He has posted a video on YouTube that could be used to prepare a personalized voicemail message (and then another one for ladies). This page generates such messages for you. Choose the parts of the message that you want and press "generate".
The Beat Post I am proud to be a Canuck! Aerial Photo Panorama - Olympic Village, Vancouver - Go down this page 1. Smarties
A Canadian Apology A truly Canadian Apology to the USA... Courtesy of Rick Mercer from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC Television: On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry. I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but, it wasn't nice of us to point it out.