November 13, 2007

Blow This

Geez, I really have to catch up on my sleep. I almost let this gem of stupidity get past me. Seems some late-to-the-debate idiots want to set up a hockey league where the players use leaf blowers instead of sticks. The letters to the editor that followed are spot on.

If I make a typo, it's because I'm still shaking my head. An ad agency guy thinks by inserting the word 'charity' in front of this stupidness, it will fly. Grown men armed with leaf blowers and hearing protection will play hockey.

I'm sitting here right now listening to the never-ending whine of a neighbour's leaf blower. They will chase a single leaf down their driveway at a time, then start on the lawn. They might as well just vacuum it. It is every day, most seasons and for no reason. Their infinite disregard for the environment, let alone the rest of us, is mind boggling. Unless you are infirm, get out a rake you lazy arse and rake the leaves. And if you want a picture perfect lawn, go live in a snow globe where nothing can get in, and thankfully, you can't get out.

And to the Star? Quit covering idiots like this. And to the ad agency? If this is seriously the best you can come up with at a time when these damned things should be banned, your clients should take a closer look at who their account is resting with.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know... I almost figured that you would find this so reprehensible that you might consider letting it slide into oblivion -- where this premise and the eejits that presented this "notion" belong.

However, you had to say something so others can weigh in with their $ 0.02 worth. Can't really imagine too many spund-minded individuals having any disagreement with you on this one.

And the backlash to the poor unsuspecting charity these morons gleefully selected to be their noble cause du jour??

November 13, 2007 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I like my newly-invented word, "spund", it should read "sound-minded"...

November 14, 2007 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i thought I'd learned a new word. 'umm spund-minded.

November 14, 2007 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps, at a later date, I might share my own special lexicon? As you can see, I add to it almost daity, er, daily!

November 15, 2007 1:11 PM  

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