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VOL. 76 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2018
how one wishes they did! And how this one wishes the octopus would
The Beatles are not merely awful; I would consider it sacrilegious to say
anything less than that they are god awful. They are so unbelievably horrible,
so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic
of the art that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music, even as the
imposter popes went down in history as “anti-popes”.
This correction was recently spotted in the Brazilian magazine Veja: “We
would like to clarify that the politician, Eduardo Jorge, likes to spend his
free time reading Tolstoy not Toy Story as was originally reported.”
As the astute reader will have already gathered, Margaret A. Mereigh will
serve as president of the CBABC for the 2018–2019 term.
Barry L. Long and Kaajal L. Hayer were reappointed as public members of
the board of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia for
terms ending July 31, 2019.
Under the heading “Papaya Class Action Lawsuit”, The Schmidt Firm of Dallas,
Texas advertises that it “is currently accepting Maradol papaya induced
injury cases in all 50 states”. Tragic events if accurately reported: the firm
points to a salmonella outbreak in which people were injured and two died.
The Times recently ran this correction: “Because of a production error, a
photograph of Lord Prescott was incorrectly captioned as Clint Eastwood.
We apologise to both.”
The Canadian fashion retailer La Maison Simons, otherwise known as
Simons, recently launched a new line of women’s lingerie styles named
after “pioneering, inspirational Canadian women”. Included in the line was
a “bralette” labeled “The Beverley” in honour of former Chief Justice Beverley
McLachlin. This was done without permission, and the launch was
followed shortly by an apology issued by Peter Simons and the withdrawal
of the campaign, including The Beverley. At the former Chief Justice’s suggestion,
Simons will instead participate in a fundraising campaign for the
Cornerstone Housing for Women project in Ottawa.
Florida’s state tree is the sabal palmetto, also known as the cabbage palm.
The Florida Department of State further reports that Florida has a state reptile,
the American alligator, and that Florida’s state song is “Old Folks at