On the plus side, Star Wars had been on TV all day today!
As a family, we played it easy and tight this weekend, allowing the kids an opportunity to play at home, together and relax instead of all the programming / birthday parties. I even kept them home from karate again this week. The weekend flew by, and now it’s after midnight and it leaves me with little time to I clean up the house for the upcoming week. I still need to shower!!!
But as I get ready for bed, and by get ready I mean shower, shave, floss and brush, I wonder what event of this evening left the biggest impact on me; That North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died or that Daniel Bryan won the WWE world heavyweight champion…Didn’t see either of those coming, really.
Good old Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) summed it up best when he tweeted this;
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation’s most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was 62.
So if he was one of his generations most robust public intellectuals, how come I had never heard of him? Ever. Considering my love of pop culture and knowing shit that I really shouldn’t know or even care about, I have never ever heard this guys name…
I’m going to have to research this one!
And the last news item I seemed to have missed is just getting started actually, and it has to do with a boycott of Chiquita Bananas after apparently the company, Chiquita Brands International, dissed us Canadians by themselves boycotting any crude oil that comes from the Alberta Oil Sands. Chiquita has made a decision to rely on “conflict oil from some of the world’s most odious regimes.”
Some special interest group in need of a cause called ForestEthics announced Thursday it was working with the U.S. company to eliminate shipping of Chiquita bananas with fuel from refineries that use the crude. So better to get your oil from countries that keep the riches in the “royal families” and who persecute their citizens, eh? Even Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney tweeted Saturday night: “I gather that Chiquita Bananas has no problem with Iranian oil, but is boycotting Canadian oil. No more Chiquita bananas for me.”
I think it might have some traction…
Go bananas! The rest of the world is!
- Report: North Korea’s Kim Jong Il is dead (news.blogs.cnn.com)