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2018 “Best Quotes”

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:32 -- Brian Keelan

In the spirit of the season
Definition: Claustrophobia – fear of fat people in red suits.

Bill Waterson (Calvin and Hobbes)
“The surest sign that intelligent life exists somewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”

William E. Simon
“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.”
F.Y.I… That doesn’t just happen in Washington. Brian Keelan

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Pot thoughts

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:04 -- Brian Keelan

Okay then… so now that pot has been re-legalized, we are back to being a nation where it is, once more, legal to smoke pot.  Pot was made illegal in 1923. Over 95 years ago pot was legal, or at least not “illegal”. Why do you think our government made pot illegal, or as Dr. Timothy Leary famously said, “outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet?”

Famous Marijuana quote # 1:

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Election Thoughts

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:10 -- Brian Keelan

Groucho Marx defined politics as: “The art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then applying the wrong remedies.” The last four years have produced an almost unbelievable amount of controversy and disharmony between the mayor, the council and the staff at City Hall. Many of us are unable to decide for sure just exactly who is at fault. Who is telling the truth?

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In praise of Joe Rogan

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:17 -- Brian Keelan

It was in high school history studying the French Revolution that I first learned about the “Estates.” At that time, there were four of them. The first three estates were the Clergy (usually where a lot of the trouble starts), the Nobility (government – where the rest of the trouble starts) and Commoners (that would be you and I who spend most of our time wondering, “what are the geniuses gonna think of next?”). The fourth estate is journalism and its battle cry was and still is all about a free press.

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Rose Gardens, how lucky we were

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:32 -- Brian Keelan

I basically remember my teenage years as fun years. For grades 9 and 10, I attended Regiopolis College in Kingston, Ontario – my father felt that a Jesuit education would save me from the road to perdition he felt I had chosen as my path. After 2 years I realized I didn’t really like Regiopolis so my dad made me a deal: get all ‘A’s - which in those days was a 75% average – and I could go to school in Sarnia. After meeting the academic requirements, I returned to Sarnia and attended St. Pat’s.

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To sail or knot?

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:21 -- Brian Keelan

I‘ve been a sailor all my life. Not a very good sailor in terms of the America’s Cup, and the Volvo Ocean Race guys and in fact, there are several sailors right here in Sarnia who could easily beat me on a race course. However, despite those drawbacks, going for a sailboat ride in heavy air is something that I just love to do. But… life has not always been that simple for me.

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A theory or two...

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:58 -- Brian Keelan

These are just theories… but?

The endless rhetoric about gun control has resulted in not much getting done, which is good for the NRA and Ted Nugent but very bad for young people in schools. Therefore I thought it was a great idea when the students marched on Washington to demand that the government do something to stop the killing. The government does not want to be seen ignoring them. It will go poorly for them at the polls if they do.

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Mike MacDonald

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:34 -- Brian Keelan

Back in August 2002, I went to Humber College in Toronto for a one-week course offered by the Humber College School of Comedy. I was enrolled in the standup-comedy course.

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Life is just one big biological party

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:18 -- Brian Keelan

I first learned about endorphins from Ms. Jody Lynn Musio on June 6, 2000. Jody was a wonderful laser-therapist and she was the key to helping me quit smoking forever… well over 125,000 un-smoked cigarettes and $55,00 after-tax, un-spent dollars ago. As she was administering the laser treatment to me, this is what she told about what happened to me when I smoked a cigarette; “When you inhale smoke from a cigarette, you take a highly addictive drug called nicotine into your system. The cigarette is essentially just the vehicle that delivers the nicotine.

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