In today's Edmonton Journal, 03/10/02 Background: Lorne Gunter is a right-wing columnist for the Southam chain, which is okay -- I can read commentary by people of any stripe if it's got some redeeming social value like wit, humour, knowledge, what-have-you. But Gunter is a "foil" -- he's dumb as a rock, in my humble opinion, and seems to compose his columns by surfing the Internet indiscriminately and, while not necessarily plagiarizing, at least does little original thought and research, and this makes him an easy target for critics like me. In fact, I have a theory that Southam Press keeps him for that very reason; kind of why CBC Sports keeps Don Cherry in Coach's Corner on Hockey Night in Canada -- because the guy's a clown and draws viewers/readers.
Anyway, with that background... "Dead language would suit Gunter "Alan Rutkowski suggests that in the name of multiculturalism, Lorne Gunter's columns be printed in Albanian ('Multiculturalism doesn't translate,' Letter, Oct. 1). "I have what I feel is an even more useful idea: print them in Hittite. Hittite is a dead language from what is now Turkey that hasn't been spoken in thousands of years. since dinosaurs didn't speak (so far as we know), Hittite might be the closest we could come to matching 'the medium with the message' in this case. "Marc A. Schindler, Spruce Grove" -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================