One Thank You, One Answer, Two Questions

Thanks to everyone who posted a “My Canada Includes Accordion Guy” banner, linked to the article or made a comment. With the notable exception of my esteemed blog sparring partner Kathy (whose post pointed me to the Enter Stage Right article and whose comments you will find here), the reaction has been nothing but glowing praise.

First, an answer for a reader who asks:

random person me needs to know where in niagara falls you got that
tie!!!! I very much need a tie just like that, and am having trouble
finding it.. please mail me at if you can
help me, or remember where in niagara you got it

I can’t remember the exact address of the store, but I can give you a
general idea of where it is…and better yet, in picture form! Here’s a
picture of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls’ cheesy tourist trap street:

The approximate location of the place where I purchased the tie. Click the picture to see it at full size.

Hope this helps.

Paul informs me that he heard a story that this summer will be nothing
but rain, rain, rain. Can anyone confirm this. and if so, could they
please tell me where the complaints department is?

Another reader makes a comment in response to my election post:

The relentless focus on “The Leader” obscures the fact that you can’t
vote for Prime Minister, you can only vote for your MP. In your case
Joey, you can choose (you’re in Trinity-Spadina, right?) between Olivia
Chow (NDP), who has been actively involved in the community for years,
or Tony Ianno (Gliberal) who has one of the worst attendance records in
the current Parliament.

Where can I get Parliamentary attendance records?


A Couple of Healthy Relatives

I’ve been writing about ailing relatives for the past little while. How
’bout a couple who are hale and hearty? Ladies and gentlemen, here are
my nephews, Nicholas and Aidan!

Nico and Aidan. Awwwwwww.

They’re cute fellas, and they’re always happy to hang out with Uncle Joey.