Common Sense Comes to Town!

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have. (Descartes)

A Full Day!

Posted on | April 22, 2011 | No Comments

All the sensitive topics are gathered today, making this an incredible day to shock and upset everyone! Religion, politics and the environment: three topics that tend to make discussions livelier during those otherwise boring family reunions. For the sake of polemic, I’ll add my grain of salt… 

First off, what little Christians there are left in the Western World today celebrate Good Friday by doing absolutely nothing with their day off (which, all considered, is an entirely acceptable way to remind everyone about a guy who got stuck to a tree for a few hours). Elsewhere in the world people may be a bit more excessive: you’ll probably get to see in the media images of those poor fools who are nailgunned to a couple of 2 by 4’s in order to give a good show.

So in order to liven things up, let’s remember that today is also Earth Day. It is quite an important thing: after all, you don’t get to be 4,2 billion years old just every other day! Except for creationist, sorry – they are still stuck at 6000 years old (actually, how long has the planet been 6000 years old for these buffoons? Shouldn’t we have reached 6100 or 62oo years old by now?). So in order to celebrate, a few stores are offering all kinds of free goodies. I strongly urge you to support this kind of waste in order to protect the environment.  

Finally, for Canadian voters this Friday marks the opening of advance voting. It is probably a deliberate move to keep away from the polling stations those voters who are too devoted (you’ll find them at Mass) or a few Hippies who will instead worship Gaïa with entirely natural, if prohibited, substances of their choice. By the by this advance poll should therefore favour the Liberals, who tend to attract more centrist voters.

 In any case, do enjoy this day and the opportunity to stir up the debate of your choice with neighbours, friends or family! After all, there is nothing like a good celebration to make us feel closer to one another.

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