Six At Night: CBC Cuts, X-Ray Risks, Zimmerman’s A Twit, Columbus Sucks

1 CBC CUTS: FACEBOOK GROWS ANGRY Dunno about yours but a lot of my Facebook friends are furious about the CBC cuts, especially the cancellation of the terrific radio show Dispatches. Some quotes: “Dispatches is one of the best shows out there, whatever medium. Harper sucks,” “I guess I picked the wrong time to get into radio,” and my favourite, “For a government that claims to better define and advance Canada’s role in the world, the Conservatives don’t seem to want Canadians to better understand what’s going on it.”

2 MISSING AND PRESUMED DUMB The  Florida dude who killed an unarmed black 17-year-old has escaped from his lawyers and launched a terrible website.

3 MOMS, KIDS AND HOMES IN WHICH TO LIVE Two new homes for at-risk mothers and their children are being built in Saskatoon. Sounds great to me.

4 DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I’D RATHER RUN THE SLIGHT RISK OF A BENIGN TUMOUR THAN HAVE MY TEETH ROT OUT Speaking of which, I gotta see a dentist soon. Oh yeah: there’s a new report  on dental X-rays and tumors.

5 MY POOR, DOOMED HOCKEY TEAM HAS THE WORST LUCK IN PRO SPORTS The Columbus Blue Jackets had the best chance of walking off with the first overall pick, so naturally the Edmonton Oilers won the 2012 NHL draft lottery. For the third year in a row. To sum up the BJ’s woes in a word: ouch. If the Oil hold onto the pick and draft Pavel Buresque Nail Yakupov #1, look the hell out. It’ll be the 1980s all over again. Three of the top five picks are going to Canadian teams, by the way.

6 OH YEAH, R.I.P. WIEBO LUDWIG Canada’s only convicted anti-oil industry bomber died  yesterday.

VIDEO! Don’t text while you walk because there might be bears. NOTE: everything ended up okay for every living thing in this video so don’t worry. (Via Boing Boing)

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Six At Night: CBC Cuts, X-Ray Risks, Zimmerman’s A Twit, Columbus Sucks”

  1. Late on my part…
    The video link about the texting man walks into a bear no longer works.

    1) This isn’t the first time CBC dealt with spending cuts and it won’t be the last. If the CP’s were truly evil, then they’d privatize CBC, have the 5 Dragon’s invest in it and have Dragon Kevin O’leary run it as a CEO so CBC will make him lots of $$$!

    2) George Zimmerman already convicted himself in the eye of the public. When will special interest groups stop playing games with court cases?

    3) Agreed, good news story.

    4) One xray per dental checkup per year isn’t going to concern me compared to other devices we use everyday…cell phones, computers, tvs, etc. all emit small levels of radiation.

    5) No comment on hockey.

    6) Wiebo Ludwig, only those close to him and supporters of his cause will mourn his passing. For the people who live around him, the rcmp and oil companies, a big sigh of relief! To bad trouble followed him or he craved it. When Karman Willis was shot when she was joyriding with some of her friends on Ludwig’s property, I asked why were they out there in the first place trespassing on his property? Now I ask the same question in return about Ludwig, why was he trespassing on property owned by other people or companies? To cause trouble of course.

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