And so loyal readers, we find ourselves at the start of a new
day. Despite predictions to the contrary, there are still
newspapers, and television, and the internet. My refrigerator
continues to chill my food, and as an affluent North American, I
am able to continue my lifestyle of consumption at the expense of
those not as fortunate throughout the world. Globalism, thou art
Yesterday, the CBC took part
in a round-the-world, round-the-clock program of New Year's Day
celebrations. It started at 4:30 in the morning, and ended today,
January 1 around 6 am. 26 hours of coverage, and I was riveted by
almost every minute of it. It's another case of infotainment
masquerading as news, and as I'm such a news hound, I just eat it
up. Greetings from the high Arctic. And from India. Fireworks in
the capital cities of Europe. In Jerusalem, hundreds of doves
were released at midnight in Manger Square. And then the
fireworks went off, right into the birds. It was pandemonium --
green sparks from the fireworks spiraling about, startling the
birds who kept flying into the camera.
With God as my witness, I swear I thought turkeys
And then there was the at-home coverage. I think Kim Mitchell
put it best when asked if he had a New Year's message for the
country: "Be happy and pay your taxes." Excellent.
We at The Front Page wish you a very pleasant
New Year. Long live the Queen.