Well I’m glad you asked. It’s actually a very interesting story. It all began about two years ago before Maggie was even born. Bart, you were Lisa’s age and Lisa, you were… the age Bart was several years ago.
Listen carefully and my words will shape images as clear as any TV show. It was a tumultuous time for our nation: the clear beverage craze gave us all a reason to live. The information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek. And the domestication of the dog continued unabated.
The drastic turn in Canadian politics and policy raises some urgent questions. Why hasn’t the population stopped the attack on its public services? Why have left-leaning parties lost ground at the polls while Harper and his ilk continue getting reelected? Why, in a society with a more collectively oriented spirit, has the political discourse taken a sharp turn to the right?
This is a good piece that sums up what I try to tell American friends on a regular basis. Especially when it comes to this:
If there is a battle over the future of Canada, its frontline is the issue of resource extraction. This is where the most frightening stories are emerging and the most dynamic forms of resistance as well.
Welcome to my world. It’s pretty insane to watch it all unfold.
In this, the most incredible industrial manufacturing video ever made, we get a glimpse of 1995 as the employees of Sony’s CD manufacturing plant in Pittman, NJ offer a view into the pressing of the discs for the then-current release of Michael Jackson’s 2-CD HIStory set.
Addressing Michael directly as if he were a North Korean leader holding them hostage, the employees wrap the most banal details of the CD manufacturing process in a series of exhortations about the inevitable success of Dear Leader’s new release. Like HIStory itself, the video is accompanied by all of Michael’s classic hits, as an enticement to endure it.
At 3:43, Dot Short calls him “Mike”, as if she’s never heard of Michael Jackson. In all, it’s a must-watch. Nine minutes of bliss.