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This weekend I attended the tall ship festival in Port Alberni and enjoyed 99 per cent of it. The only unpleasant part was seeing the 2010 Olympic mascots up close and personal.
With all the artists and creative people who call this province home, how did we wind up with these three creatures?
The big brown one looked like a large pile of elephant dung with a smiley face attached, the green thing like a Teletubby on steroids and the orca character could be a dogfish in a tutu (even though it was the best of the trio).
We are showing ourselves to the world in 2010 to try to make a statement. The statement from what I've seen so far is "What the hell have you been smoking?"
__________________ Batman: "Better put 5 cents in the meter."
Robin: "No policeman's going to give the Batmobile a ticket."
Batman: "This money goes to building better roads. We all must do our part."