Friday, August 01, 2008

IT'S BEEN A QUIET WEEK AT LAKE WOBEGON.....

But here in remotest Newfoundland, it's been a Newfie-palooza.

It was all work and no play for several weeks while house and garden underwent further transformations, much of it geared toward looking all pretty for the Unveiling of the Plaque, following our recent heritage restoration award.


Then, at the appointed moment, scores of the curious descended upon the old house on the cove, and sniffed out every nook and cranny to their satisfaction. Local political bigwigs made their little speeches, the little girl with the big voice sang Oh Canada, and Ode to Newfoundland, the veil was dropped, and the good times rolled.

Say, what's up at the big house?

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Well, in the living room there was....

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And in the dining room there was....

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And in the kitchen there was....

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Ya don't git one 'o these every day, eh b'y? It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.



MEANWHILE, BACK ON PLANET EARTH....

Satire was in fine fettle, both over the pond, from Gerard Baker at the Times of London:




And over at Scrappleface, where we'd expect nothing less: "McCain backs Timeline to get Obama Out of Iraq."


Even Letterman got into the act:




Yeah, I know I'm days behind the news curve -- we're a little slow out here at Lake Wobegon, b'gosh. Another ten days, and they'll be dragging me onto the plane back to civilization. Pass the Screech.

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