News Briefs 10-03-2007

Late news today, due to my need to party down. Happy birthday Narelle!

Quote of the Day:

If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug.

Lester Grinspoon

Editor
  1. but Captain Canuck lives on!

    Up here in the Northlands we did have our own flag-draped hero, and no it wasn’t a Quadrophenial Pete Townsend on loan from The Who, but the great maple-leaf’d avenger of trade treaties and protector of can-con Captain Canuck who, being Canadian, worked naturally as a paid agent for the Federal Government (sorry, no freelance vigilantees: we’re Canadian!) and probably looked forward to his cushy pension, and while his cross-border counterpart was off starting inter-galactic Leagues of This and That, our hero did did real important Canadian Security Stuff like protecting our fisheries from evil american salmon or helping to negotiate pulp-wood tariffs …

    … or something like that. It was a long time ago, and the 70’s were a long time ago, eh? But the point still being that I don’t remember anyone with messed pants, but I do remember it worth a few howls from the floor after a few beers.

    But far from felled by some foul felon’s snipe, our Captain is alive and well and aparently reborn in a new set of issues gathering dust in better comics stores everywhere along Queen West in Toronto between McCaul and Spadina … on the south side! So here’s back at ya Cap’t Yank, the fast glamour life will get you in the end, and sometimes the dull nice guys do finish last!

    Adventure … Action … Obscurity!

  2. Bodmer Papyrus
    Link to see one of the actual leaves of the 51 found in 1952 in Pabau, Egypt at the Dishna headquarters of the Pachomian order of monks.
    http://www.earlham.edu/~seidti/iam/tc_pap75.html

    Bodmer Papyrus XIV-XV dated 175-225 AD

    Also Pabau, Egypt is the location of another find, The lost Gospel of Q and the Gospel of Thomas.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/story/qthomas.html
    —————————–Truth is stranger than fiction.

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