Tidbit #1: This so called "toilet paper debate" will end only when humans stop...well, you know where this is going. The following is proof that the conflict that arises from these discussions is not necessary.
To all my friends who have allowed me to use their bathroom (and even some who have not), I have a confession to make. Before I leave your shrine, I always reverse the roll. I've been doing this for years. As far as I know, this has not triggered a divorce or led to litigation of any kind. The universe has continued to unfold as it was meant to unfold. The rule is, whoever replaces the roll gets to choose if it's "in or out".
There should only be one rule regarding the installation of a roll of toilet paper. Leave a little sheet dangling when you're finished so the next person can find the damn end! Is that too much to ask?
Tidbit #2: We attended a C-51 protest at Nathan Phillips Square yesterday. I perused the crowd for undercover Progressive Conservatives and am confident that I am now officially on the government's dissident list. I'm sure I identified suspicious Harperites lurking in the crowd. Message to the two I spotted....If you missed photographing me or didn't learn who I was before I left, simply email me (email@example.com) and I'd be happy to send you my particulars.
To explain why hundreds of us stood in the cold and rain for this, I refer to the hero of my generation, Edward Snowden. He explains that "we cannot throw away all of our rights and all of our liberties, all of our traditions because we are afraid of rare instances of criminal activity".
Tidbit #3: There's a dirty word in some music circles. It's .....shh...don't tell anyone...the word is "tribute". We discovered this recently when Whiskey Jack's manager approached an arts group in Northern Ontario. We were pitching our new show, Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom" and they leaped to the erroneous conclusion that this was a tribute show... as in, we dress up as Stompon' Tom and perform his songs as he did, note for note. Now, we have to tread lightly when discussing the show else we be identified as musical copy cats.
Methinks the best description of this show is to describe Whiskey Jack as Stompin' Tom's Kitchen Party Band. That's really what the show is all about. We simply recreate the vibe that we all felt at Tom's private parties. Your thoughts?