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Friday, May 23, 2008

This and That, Late at Night

Nice to see sanity prevailed in the case of the guy who sued Culligan for mental distress because he found a dead fly in his water. After originally winning over $300,000 in damages, and having it taken away on appeal, he took it all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, only to be smacked down and in the hole for over half a million dollars. Dude says he has no regrets, he did it on principle. Hope principle feeds his family.

After a weeklong disappearnace, Gord makes his triumphant return to continue his bipolar relationship with Windsor's image. More than happy to wail in agony whenever local MPPs/Dalton McGuinty/Stephen Harper/the DRIC/the local blogging community/clouds shaped like guillotines leave the city hung out to dry, nothing gets his civic pride a'brewin than when the Toronto Star comes to town to inform the rest of the province about the woes of the Rose City. Henderson seems to have a 'Family Business' attitude regarding the city's image, where it's okay to complain to each other about the dire straits, but damn it, you don't do it in front of outsiders.

Man, but that TorStar story seems a little bleak for bleak's sake, complete with super sensational story of an auto worker who killed himself when he couldn't get a job. Textbook definition of that old journo adage, 'if it bleeds, it leads.' Suicide makes good business, people.

In other local messes, nice and relaxing to see an area woman's been arrested after police discovered her living with a corpse so long it doesn't even look like human remains anymore. Is it just me, or has local crime really started to swing for the fences in the last couple years.

And thus concludes our rare all-local post. Come the morning, perhaps a discussion of nostalgia and memory as it pertains to Milan Kundera's short novel Ignorance. Or maybe not. It depends when I wake up.

Night!

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