Saturday, December 20, 2008

Socks and awe

Following last week's shoe throwing incident in Iraq someone with too much time has created this sock and awe game, presumably for people with too much time on their hands.

Meanwhile, here is a related pic of the US embassy in Ottawa:

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Saturday, December 6, 2008


Word of the week is prorogue. The PM here in Canada asked for Parliament to be suspended, to avoid losing a confidence vote.

I'm feeling a strange sense of deja vu here. I first came to Canada in June 1993, within 3 months there had been three prime ministers: Mulroney, Kim Campbell and Jean Chretien.

I just moved back here and and since then there has been an election and now this week's excitement.

Meanwhile, OJ is back in the news, just like he was when I arrived here in 1993.

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm stuck in a time warp.