Excuse me, dahrlings, but...

Sesquiquoi?

Apparently the federal government is spending ½ a billion dollars on some kind of 150-year old sasquatch because it’s Canadian. They bought a red couch to celebrate. (I have no idea why, but it seems to be a 'thing' with hairy mammals. Look at the pink couch here at Open Jaw and the 2 dinkettes who sit on it. Need I say more?)

The feds are calling the whole shebang a ‘sesquicentennial’. What brainiac came up with that hum-dinger? (Just a mild tongue twister – as my 2nd husband used to say before going downtown.)

Honestly, Pumpkins, has everyone lost their minds?

We had plenty enough fun in 1967 and there was no need for a sesqui or other impronouncables. We had a centennial and we liked it.

I was just an impressionable young girl when Montreal climaxed. Expo ‘67 was a glorious affair, dahrlings, with pavilions and shows and a ‘mono-rail’. Mayor Drapeau could have just as easily called it a ‘quasimodorail’, couldn’t he? Or a ‘qu’est-ce-qui-rail’. Folks would have gone along with it since we’d never seen one before. And unless you work at Open Jaw, you’ve never seen a sasquatch either. But c’mon, people, "Happy Sesquicentennial, Canada!"? That’s pretty much a full tweet right there. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?




Benoit Girard - January 11, 2017 @ 10:01
Oh you bring back so many memories...
But the 150th will also be something to see: The light rail being built in Ottawa , mind you with only one station... Typically intended for politicians, it will go round and round all day without getting anywhere and without getting anything done. But it will be very pretty, allowing Justin to make Canada great again.

Hope you'll come down for the Fam.

Ciao!


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