Don’t wait for the hangover to say: ‘Gord died doing what he loved…’

A Picture of the Lovelace Island in the middle of the Little Kedron Lake, NB.ALKI-TRAZ ISLAND, NB—I just hate those news stories involving fatal accidents in which some sobbing survivor burbles about yet another daredevil too stupid to stay home in his recliner: “at least he died doing what he loved.”

It seems to me a little farfetched that anyone in his final moments would think: “Boy, I just LOVE having this snowmobile roll over and crush my head” or “Whooopeee, my parachute hasn’t opened!” or “Isn’t it fantastic that the Titanic band is playing my favorite song.” Continue reading

Retirees dying young thanks
to kindness of slave-drivers

You hear about the unfortunate victims all the time.

The latest came in a call from a much wrought buddy, who for some reason actually calls himself Buddy despite the fact his real name is Phineas Broadhurst Quimby Jr.

“Geez, Gord, did you get the news about Charlie Stenwick? He finally retired in October and, boom, dropped dead six months later.” Continue reading