Six In The Morning: (Just Past Noon Edition) Featuring Money Problems, Ingrates, and Hay Bales!

1. BACKSLIDING INTO ANOTHER GLOBAL RECESSION? Why, what would give you that idea?

2. THANKS FOR NOTHING The Federal Government is short-changing Toronto after effectively laying waste to its downtown during the G20 last year.

3. HERE’S THE NEW BOSS, NOT THE SAME AS THE OLD BOSS Qatar’s government has replaced the director-general of Al Jazeera with a member of its royal family.

4. OBAMA APPROVES He thinks Libya’s transitional leader is a-okay. For now.

5. NAZCA-ESQUE STRUCTURES FOUND IN ARABIA Google Earth found them, and they’re pretty amazing, so you should definitely have a look.

6. AND ANOTHER UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENON A Regina woman living in the South end woke to find a hay bale on her front lawn! There’s no explanation! Be sure to click through the photos for different vantage points on the bale. Har har!


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10 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: (Just Past Noon Edition) Featuring Money Problems, Ingrates, and Hay Bales!”

  1. The different vantage points really capture… something! On a completely unrelated note, is there some kind of long German word that describes the odd mix of loving affection and frustrated despair one can feel about a city?

    Whatever; I’m just looking forward to the many letters to the editor in tomorrow’s L-P re: the difference between hay and straw.

  2. Five will get you six that the woman in the photograph of the giant hay bale on her front lawn is going through an ugly divorce ….

  3. Personally, I’d love it if someone left a hay bale in my front yard. I’d just keep it there. They’re kind of beautiful. And they smell great as well.

    I could go for a miniature nazca thingy too, come to think of it.

    JB, if there is such a word (and there probably is), I don’t know it. I’ll ask my Dad.

    Stephen, this isn’t like that big rock someone left in their ex’s yard a few months back (perhaps you’re confusing the two). I heard this woman being interviewed on CBC’s Afternoon Edition and she said that her husband took the bale away. Actually she described how he “lifted it with one hand and put in the back of his truck”. You could tell by her tone of voice that she still found him attractive. I didn’t sense a rift, anyway.

  4. Sorta got one armed inta the back of the truck is easy, just get it on it’s end, and then back into it at speed.

    or just tip it over, when the tail gate is close enough..

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