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Now That Was Something…

As I haven’t had a lobotomy in the last dozen years, I don’t watch the Oscars.

If I wanted to watch people jerk each other off, I’d load up something a little racier…

But the buzz that is happening in the aftermath is that Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for commenting on his wife’s shaved head.

Yup, that happened.

For all the Hollywood rhetoric, his first thought was a slap.

And then didn’t apologize to Rock, but did for the slap.

Well, for anyone who knows me, I am no fan of Will Smith – I like Independence Day, Men in Black, and even Wild Wild West in spite of him. To me, Will Smith plays Will Smith, so he’s not a very good actor.

But, that is my opinion – if you like him, more power to you.

So, once again, Hollywood showed that there is one set of rules for them, one for us peons.

There is talk that this was setup, and maybe it was – they needed something for people to talk about them, and the triumvirate of hosts didn’t inspire me to want to watch, so….

That’s What I Get for 22 Years?

So, I’ve been quiet for a week, as I had something large drop last week, and I’ve been thinking it over for a while.

I have been a member of my local Rotary club since December 9, 1999, so over 22 years.

Over the years, I did what I was supposed to do – be a good member, help out, and then you’ll be asked to do more.

I chaired major fundraisers (and managed to bring music to our stage over a festival weekend, a change that still exists today, despite what other people try to say and try to take the credit for….)

Well, 8 years in, I was asked to serve on the board, and I think I fulfilled the role well, meeting all the goals set out.

And then nothing.

For years.

It got so bad that I opted to work for the district.

Then, as I was 15 years in the club, I volunteered to be club secretary, out of sheer boredom. And I did it for 6 years, leaving as the longest serving secretary in club history.

And then nothing again.

And watched people who have been in the club for less time that me serve as president (2 years, 3 years, 9 years, 12 years less…..) and I can’t even get an invite to the board.

In fact, one the the presidents I worked with as secretary, joined the club 2 months before I did, and was president after being in the club for 15 years.

So, after being in the club for 22 years, and being asked to serve on the board ONCE (remember, I volunteered to be secretary) I decided enough was enough, and put in my intent to resign in April, as I did have some duties to perform at the district level.

Well, last Thursday, as I was driving 250kms north, to bring my kids home for reading week, ahead of a major storm, I get a phone call from a friend that my resignation was announced.

So, that leaves the district struggling to find a replacement for my duties.

And that is, as they say, that.

And now a week later, a total of 4 people (out of 125) have even reached out to me – I guess, in the end, I was never really a member of the club – I was a resource, as I was handy with the A/V system.

So that is how 22 years of service ends.

Superb Owl?

Apparently, there was a sports event recently?

I kid, I know it was the Super Bowl.

But, as I care about as much about the the Super Bowl as I do about a truck full of dead rats at a tampon factory (Top Secret – look it up!), I tend to post things like the picture here.

Well, this year, as I was perusing FB, I came across a link to an article essentially saying “Haha, your Superb Owl posts aren’t funny…..knock it off!”

Well, my first thought was, “And who appointed you to be the boss of all things online?”

Believe it not, people are allowed to have their own opinions, and sorry, but you don’t get to say what is funny or not.

Also, even if you don’t care to believe it, there is much more out there than 2 sets of overpaid athletes fighting over land in a mock land war, to the pleasure of their millionaire owners.

But then, that is just my opinion.

Ok, Now That is a Response

For those not following the chaos in Canada right now (if not, turn on the news!), there is a convoy of truck drivers congregating on several larger cities in Canada, the largest in the nation’s capitol, Ottawa.

(Yes, the capitol of Canada is not Toronto, FYI.)

This group is protesting the vaccine requirements for truckers crossing the border….truckers who drive their goods to various depots to have them unloaded by others.

They don’t have any interactions with the people they are delivering to, in most cases.

Well, in support, a GoFundMe was setup, and it got up to the 10s of millions before GoFundMe decided that they didn’t want to get involved, and decided to give the money to charity…..until public backlash, so they instead refunded the money.

As GoFundMe was no longer an option, another funding partner arose, GiveSendGo, and again, another 10 million (or so) was raised.

Well, not to leave well enough alone, the Ontario government went as far as going to the Superior Court of Justice, to have those funds blocked, and were successful.

Almost.

I wish other places out there had this resolve, as we approach 2 YEARS and 15 days to flatten the curve.