I’m pretty sure that I want to move this blog towards a goat-only theme—until such a time when I can have my own goat. This really made me laugh, which is possibly an indication of my mental status.
When I lived in Calgary, I mocked all the city kids who drove big trucks to pretend they were cowboys. But as time went on, I slowly began to want a truck. Places slowly seep into me. And, in the same way, being back in Saskatchewan, I kind of want to farm. Weird, right? Maybe just a hobby farm. And even though I’m pretty sure that goats are evil, after seeing this video I really want a goat. I already got the baby!
Duke changed my life. You should adopt a dog or pet. This is a great video. I really enjoyed the pacing. Didn’t feel like 13 minutes at all. Plus, old people are neat.
Very funny. Martin Starr is fantastic.
I really, really wanted to laugh at this video. But it was just way too soon. Seeing it once was lots for me, but the transformation from joking to the horror… was fantastic.
An excerpt from Thomas King’s latest book, The Inconvenient Indian.
No, it’s not a trick question. And I’m not being sarcastic. Native history in North America as writ has never really been about Native people. It’s been about Whites and their needs and desires. What Native peoples wanted has never been a vital concern, has never been a political or social priority.
The Lakota didn’t want Europeans in the Black Hills, but Whites wanted the gold that was there. The Cherokee didn’t want to move from Georgia to Indian Territory (Oklahoma), but Whites wanted the land. The Cree of Quebec weren’t at all keen on vacating their homes to make way for the Great Whale project, but there’s excellent money in hydroelectric power. The California Indians did not asked to be enslaved by the Franciscans and forced to build that order’s missions.