Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Beyond the Badurst Dome

I have just returned from a 4 day vacation/retreat in Bathurst. No, not the kind of retreat where rich liberals from Vermont drive their SUV's with HILLARY 08 bumper stickers out to Martha's Vineyard to smoke pot and kneel before a carved wooden statue of John F Kennedy and sing Paul Simon songs.

It was a different type of retreat, but that's another story. Of far more interest was the brief power outage that occurred in Bathurst on Saturday night, which sent the neighbours teeming into the streets like mad savages with flashlights. Instead of kicking back by candle light with their families in the safe confines of their living rooms, they decided to take to the streets with crudely taped flashlights attached to their bicycles, whooping and yelling like the orks in Lord Of The Rings. It’s as if they thought by morning we would be living in a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic society where everyone would be using rag-torches for light and eating weaker family members for food. It was all a bit much.

Anyway, reader mail coming, so hang tight. It will be up shortly.



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