Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Rare "LOL" Moment at E.S. World Headquarters

Nation, I read both Calgary papers in person most days, plus some other provincial and national papers over the course of the day. One of Calgary's dailies has a regular columnist, Rick Bell - whose editorial slant changed radically about 6 or 7 years ago, after Rick made some changes in his life. Rick even ran unsuccessfully for Mayor a few years ago.

Well, the "Dinger" (his nick-name from when he was one of us "common people") rarely writes anything to make me laugh anymore - usually, I just yell at my paper, scaring the heck out of my cheerios (editors would say that so long as I read the column, they're satisfied, no matter what my reaction).

Imagine my surprise, then, when I found myself actually giggling at the imagery the Dinger threw at me earlier this week when he wrote:

"Getting someone disenchanted with the Tories to vote for any of the current opposition is like trying to get a devout Catholic who doesn't care for the Pope to become a Druid.

The person may stop going to mass, but they sure aren't going to go over and start worshipping trees."

Score one for the Dinger.

(column in its entirety can be found here)

More substantive content coming soon - got to get ramped up for the provincial budget. Stay tuned. ;)

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