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Friday miscellany…

… zombies, meteorites and wtf-is-up with athletes edition…

First, zombies:


That was pretty hilarious.

Of course it is obvious that the CPC is courting the zombie vote. Obviously.


Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

A super cool meteor breaks up over Russia and hundreds are injured; mostly by broken glass.

I wonder how close Putin was to pushing the button…


Top caliber athletes.  You have to admire their dedication to their sport. But what is up with athletes always landing in hot water one way or another to varying degrees of seriously?

There’s Lance Armstrong, a guy that I used to admire a lot but now only a tad – and that only because of his work raising funds for cancer research.

And now there’s Oscar Pistorius being charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend! Wow! I know that he has been charged and not convicted, but it sure doesn’t look good for him.

So tragic to see these two men fall from their perches so hard…


I wonder how the Sens will get around to blaming their star D-man’s severed (ouch!) Achilles tendon on the Leafs! It will happen, have no doubt…


LPC leadership race – I’m starting to lean toward Martha Hall-Findlay… gong to delve a bit deeper into what she has to say. The party needs to think about long term stability and not short-term glitz… and she may be the answer.


My “meh -of-the-week”: the pointy hatted guy in Vatican City is retiring.



This, however, is interesting.

Italian authorities have seized €23 million ($31 million Cdn) of Vatican bank assets as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering.

The Vatican said it was confused as to why financial police targeted the funds in a Vatican account at the Rome branch of the Italian bank Credito Artigiano Spa.

“The Holy See is perplexed and surprised by the initiatives of the Rome prosecutors, considering the data necessary is already available at the Bank of Italy,” the Vatican said in a statement Tuesday.

Bank chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi and director-general Paolo Cipriani are also being investigated to determine whether European Union money-laundering rules have been violated, news reports said.

Nice change of pace to see officials with the Catholic Church being accused of a crime that doesn’t involve young boys.



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