Jim Cobabe wrote:

> Scott McGee wrote, about former Ute football coach:
> ---
> Neither of the reasons you mention were in fact reasons for him being
> fired.
> ---
> Ain't it the truth--and now everyone probably knows a lot more about
> this--and those inconsequential Canadian current events--than they ever
> cared to.  I guess I need to explain myself, before Canadian/American
> relations are seriously compromised.  ;->
> Of course, I was attempting to extend the joke, consistent with the
> level of concern I invest in such issues.  I thought it was obvious.  If
> it had been featured on the Tonight Show, everyone surely would have
> laughed (or at least they would have been so prompted!)
> Fact is, both of these matters were featured in local newspapers, and
> nobody else paid much attention.  I spotted links to the Candian
> business on Matt Drudge's web page--he often features the amusingly
> stupid and bizarre along with his important news items.  Both links were
> to Canadian news sources.  I never saw a line of print on the matter in
> any of the American newspapers I've looked at this week.

Indeed, which was what surprised me when many people took it way out of

> Jokes about these kinds of issues are really the only attention they
> deserve.  As one who is easily entertained, I thought the matter worthy
> of comedy treatment.  Criticize my warped humor, if you like, but please
> reserve wounded sensibilities, semantic quibbling, ponderous
> deconstruction, and legalistic cross examination for something less
> ridiculous.


> Or play the straight man for my silly gags, if you like, but don't
> expect me to take it seriously just because you do.
> ---
> Mij Ebaboc

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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