Your intrepid reporter is ever vigilant, even when on holiday. A leisurely drive "around the boot" brought us within view of France, in the form of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, floating so Frenchily in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland.
As a matter of public interest, I can confirm that, as usual, the French are up to no good. How do I know this? In the slightly foggy distance I could discern not a single building, boat, or person on that side of the island. What else could it mean? No possible good could come from this.
They're up to something.
AH - HAH !!!!!
Canons on Isle St. Pierre.
Watch this space for updates.
SEPTEMBER 11 -- FIVE YEARS ON
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On September 11, 2006, over 3000 bloggers will each pay tribute to one victim of the 9/11 attacks. There are 2,996 names on the roll of the dead, but so many people want to be part of the tribute that the names are being distributed more than once. Visit the site to find out how you can be a part of the tribute, either as a writer or reader or spreader of the word.
Check back here on September 11 to meet and remember Jack Charles Aron.
D.O.A.P. -- THE FILM THAT DARES NOT SPEAK ITS NAME
You may already have heard of the British entry into the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Death of a President, a futuristic pretend documentary revisiting the 2007 assassination of President George W. Bush, in retrospect from 2009 or thereabouts, and chronicling the events which led up to and followed that historic moment in the film-maker's fevered imagination.
UNBELIEVABLY INFANTILE WISHFUL THINKING AND HISTORICAL AMNESIASICK. SICK. SICK.
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MONEY, IDEOLOGY, HIGH-TECH TRICKS, AND [I'M GUESSING] MISAPPLIED TALENT.
I had contemplated trying to collect a small crowd of protestors, but one always hates to be in the position of crabbing about something sight unseen. I've decided it might be more useful, since I am here where it's happening, to go and see the creature.
Oddly (heh) there are no tickets to any of the three screenings available through online tickets sales. It's amazing how much effort these folks seem to have gone to, to bury this nasty little boil on their cinematic butts. Nowhere on the copious TIFF website, as far as I can tell, is the actual title to the film mentioned-- it's called Death of a President, but goes by the alias D.O.A.P. [Did no one spot the humour in this? Are they really that DOPE-Y?!! Or were they just DOPED?]
So if I'm really serious about seeing the thing, I guess I have to go downtown to the box office and do this transaction in person. [Ew-w-w-w] It's a dirty job but somebody sane has to do it. Watch this space.