November 6, 2011


Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Awards

Had a great night last night co-hosting the Awards. Wee bit intimidated going up there with Pat Gonsalves - the man pretty much owns the podium, and his voice is so recognizable. He's a generous guy - and a big help when the script threatened to wander. 11 new inductees - lots of history, lots of treks down memory lane. For some of the treks, you needed a sherpa for all the luggage, but it was a hoot.

Driving home this morning, I made a huge scientific discovery: you've probably long heard that traffic collisions increase following a daylight savings time change. It's not because of where the sun is; it's because everyone is trying to reset the stupid clocks in their cars. I think I deserve a Nobel for figuring that out. I had an Intrepid once that I don't think I ever did figure out. I just drove around with the wrong time for 6 months. Like the clock in our bathroom. It's right today!

I'm off to take photos today of children and puppies for a feature. Wait. Wasn't it W.C. Fields who said...damn.

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2 Comments:

Blogger David Moffat, Centre of the Universe said...

thank you for clearing up why we supposedly have more collisions after the time change. never could understand the rational but now i do.

November 07, 2011 9:32 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

My stupid car amplifies your reason for the increase in smashups. It will not allow you to change the time unless the car is in "P"(ark). I just spent 10 minutes driving to No Frills while madly punching every button on the stack. No clock change icon came up. As soon as I put it in park.... clock change icon. I may have left a trail of death and destruction five kilometers long behind me. It would have only been one kilometer long if they'd let me change the time in "D"(rive).

Technology sucks.

November 07, 2011 9:50 AM  

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