Monday, August 04, 2008

Learn Something New Everyday #2

Today is in fact John Galt Day in Guelph, Ontario.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/362665

The life of Guelph founder John Galt will be celebrated Monday with
historic games, a parade and canoe hockey.


Galt, a prominent Scottish author, founded Guelph in 1827.
"This founder celebration reflects our heritage and his courage," organizer Bonnie
McDougall said.


John Galt and William "Tiger" Dunlop, a fellow adventurer and
author, will attend the celebration in the form of local actors.
The river races and canoe hockey are part of the tradition.
"In canoe hockey we use a soccer ball and paddles to make contact with the ball," McDougall said.


A parade of local community leaders will travel to St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, Galt's former parish, to celebrate a non-denominational
service. McDougall said people are encouraged to bring a picnic to the
family-focused event. "There will be historic games including crochet, sack
races, ring toss and stilts," said Katherine McCracken, director of Guelph
Museums. "We will run the games along the river beside the River Run Centre,"
she said. The event is free but participants are asked to bring a donation for
the food bank.


Sheena will celebrate this important day in local history by submitting herself to the fierce intellect of the baggage carrier down at the bus station, legs akimbo among the stacks of empty Red Cap cases in the long, dark, abandoned, granite tunnel of the Grand River Transit terminal, chanting to herself, "You will follow me." As words silently spoken are more a claim of right than a prayer, more a demand than a wish, being followed, she will then move even faster into the darkness, pulse beating rapidly, but unafraid. And then, despite his leashed intensity, the harshness of his lips...down the line of her throat,… leaving a trail of bruises worser than any hickey she ever got in junior high, his elbow knocking her head aside, with her teeth sinking into the flesh of his arm, there will be at last - finally - less a surrender than a worship of him, and then an inevitable wipe up with the Wet Nap left over from last week's Moose Winooskie Wing Night Extravaganza.

20 Comments:

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Who is John Galt?


Wha-wha-whaaaa.

But seriously, do they honestly not celebrate this occasion with a Stratford actor popping in to read the 23 page speech-a-thon live-to-broadcast filibuster from Atlas Shrugged? Who are these Guelphians?

 
At 1:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, plagiarize much?

http://www.academon.com/lib/paper/66085.html

And from a term paper to boot?

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Do not make Sheena have to explain the joke.

 
At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no joke. aside from your post that is. you wanted to make a clever reference to the novel but couldn't. so instead you just ripped off an online term paper word for word and thought noone would catch it. no explanation neccessary.

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Romantic Heretic said...

Ayn really was a rather kinky woman, wasn't she?

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Do not make Sheena have to explain the joke.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Romantic Heretic said...

At 10:30 in the morning you expect me to understand a joke? Sheesh!

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Commenters are required to be funny. House rules.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

i am funny and you are not. I will leave my response up until I come back from the hair dresser and then yes will delete your last one.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

I make the rules and can change them to meet my mood and whim at any time.

 
At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok ya want funny? has any one ever told you you look just like a fat ugly drag queen? because you do. slap on any hair style you want but it wont help. now that's funny. oh and your still a plagiarizer.

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Are you one of my ex's, anonymous?

 
At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to see you have a sense of humor after all Sheena. hopefully the new hair do will hide the hooknose and the triple chin. Too bad it cant disguise the rest of your Body.

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yea. And i guess when god was handing out lips you were somewhere else too. but at least did get got a second helping of ass. funny no?

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Feel better now?

 
At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not really. I feel about as good as you do after youve eaten ten bags of Tatertots and wonder why you can't loose weight. hey here's a hint. try excersising.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

I believe Tater Tots are known as "Mexi-Fries" where I come from. And quite honestly I'm surprised SheenaVision gets through the NetNanny filter your mommy set up for you, anonymous commenter.

Anything else you'd care to add? My ability to get laid? Get a life? The fact I wear flood pants?

 
At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Floodpants are the least of your problems and i dont even want to picture you getting laid. I don't think any one does. Its so funny you say your searching facebook for former highschool rivals that got fat. who were your rivals, the ugliest girls in class? and how much fatter could they have got then you? give it up and face facts sheena. You're ugly on the outside and the inside. K.T. Tunstal maybe singing about a beautiful girl but sure isnt you. oh yea, and that that song is from so last year.

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Ouch... what's the deal against Sheena, anon? I've never seen her be impolite or even stand-offish to anyone - I think I've even learned a few better web-manners from her example.

And if Sheena ever got fat from living as deliciously as she does, it'd be a small price to pay for doing what she loves best!

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I've worn floodpants before, I think they're a great look. Especially if you have nice prankles and wanna show them off to the world.

 

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