Aren’t things supposed to slow down in the summer? Why is it then this weekend especially, things are off the hook. Weddings to the right, Weddings to the Left, Year 50 of Logger sports, Development threats each and every way you turn… yee-sh.
I’m a little chagrined that a wedding has taken me away from Squamish this weekend and it will be a while before I accept the fact that I missed the 50th Squamish Logger Sports. One thing however that I’ve said before, and now almost consider it my yearly public service announcement to all newcomers – This entire weekend is not to be missed. However if you just can’t make it and have never been before, please, take a few minutes to grab a legendary Rotary Beef BBQ sandwich. Even just five minutes to sit back, enjoy some logger sport action and taste a bit of delicious tradition and history.
Oh, and if you hear people reminiscing, perk your ears whenever you hear someone say “Logger’s Stomp” Oh the stories people aren’t telling.
On a more of a bummer note, you have only until tomorrow to make a peep if you’re concerned about the possible development of Cat Lake and Brohm Ridge. Of course the skiing up there will suck, if and when they get snow, but there are absolute donkey loads of cash to be made in real estate and when have Gordon Campbell’s Liberals ever said no to out of towners making millions off long time residents? Schools, hospitals, parks, it’s all the same - if you can’t afford it you don’t deserve it. Oh, but I’m sure in the end a decision will be made that reflects the values of our community.
Speaking of outlandish lies, it is with great sadness I report that the grand puba of lies on the printed page will be no more as of this very day. No, I’m not talking about Conrad Black (HA-HA ya crook!). Rather I’m talking about The World Weekly News. Yes, that black and white oasis of silly in the supermarket will no longer be available at the check out counter. From now on it’s only celebrity whores and articles to make you feel bad about yourself.
Where can we turn to now when we’re in the grocery store lineup and we want to know Bat Boy’s latest antics? Or who the aliens will back in the next election? In honor of this most historic event I will embark on the honored tradition of repeating my favorite headlines. "John Lennon's parrot cuts new Beatles' record", “Statue of Elvis Found On Mars”, “How To Tell Your Neighbor’s a Werewolf” "Man brought back to life ... New Hope For The Dead!", and who can forget the “Worlds Fattest Cat”, (who also saved Christmas) and perhaps my all time favorite, "Reincarnation shocker! Poor girls commit mass suicide--to come back as rich ones!''
Well, it’s the end of an era, but I suppose we’ll always
have Fox News.