Won’t need bridges either … So they say
Human? Hmmm … As in sacrifice? Oh well try the Department of the Environment. What the old folks used to call Ecology.
Oh you mean human as in humanity? That particular quality of Homus … Well it is not quite popular these days. Pretty far down the line I’d say. Best forget that one.
Well yes, there still are humans around. Going fast I’d say. Oh … Give them another decade or so and they’ll be properly …. Hmmm socialized … Educated … Assimilated …
Mustn’t forget about gentrification too.
Where did I discover this? Pretty obvious, isn’t it? Anywhere and everywhere … Hmmm and that new environmental disease is … What did you call it again?
Shares? Shares in what exactly?
Yes George … Our time has … Well it should have arrived. Did you hear? Big conference … Beginning of November … Paris, France. Guess it is about time to get together and talk about important things … Well important to this Granny … Things like education and culture and science. People from all across the world will be there. Canada? Oh yes Canada has someone speaking … Hmmmm not sure what a lawyer from Quebec has to tell the world about education, culture and science … Especially since he is the Minister of International Development and Minister of the Francophonie. … Oh well I suppose that is where the … Oh never mind, George … he may just be the closest thing Canada has to a Culture Minister Or an Education Minister.
Who is it? Glad you asked! George. Name is Paradise or something.
for us …
Who? Who else is going?
For us Grannies! Is that what you mean? I kind of wonder too … Although he may be some sort of honorary Grannie in his own province … Lets face it … Not all the grannies in Canada live in Quebec … So who is speaking for the rest of us?
Where are all the Real Grannies of Canada? Who will be at that Conference to speak for us?
Lots of Grannies I hope! How do we get a flock of Grannies at the conference, George? You are right. Maybe the Manual has some advice to offer.
Where is that old manual … The one … You know …
THE MANUAL that goes with the Harper?
Have you heard? The Grannies are hardly able to drum up any interest in politics … Not since they discovered Granny-Hack
Where is the Grannie who might take the time and trouble to read the fine print in all those regulations and understand the nuances of statistics and explain to the rest of us Canadian Grannies just why it is necessary to have so many guests and government spokespersons speaking broken English and French on CBC. And why would Francophone contractors be hired to produce English Documentaries? Does Radio-Canada contract English speaking film makers to produce French documentaries? Quality of language in any society is only ever as good as the quality of the voices that are heard.
Here in Canada? How does it go? Something about No news is good news? Does that make sense.
Considering how the news is being filtered … Big Brosister you mean? Hmmmmmm
What is a poor old Granny to do?
So George, what do you think?
Quality Control … I think quality control might be worth looking at George. All the old Grannies of the world … after having lived so long and seen so much … Well surely grannies must have some idea about quality. How about a world-wide grannie consultation on quality control?
And since quality control begins with education. Well, yes, George. If there is no quality control in education, how do we teach future generations to distinguish between real medicine and snake oil. Grannies need to wake up and realize that one day soon …
… Hmmm you know George …
I’m sure you know about the population getting older … And one of these days all these grannies will find themselves at the mercy of the younger generation … Well all I’m saying, George is that the grannies need to realize this and speak up before it is too late. Otherwise, George, the grannies might just find themselves being force-fed snake oil in their final days.
So, where do grannies begin? Glad you asked, George. Ever heard of GIQAC?
Just imagine … Nowadays … Canada is one big box George … Sort of … Ever see a real ballot box George? Not like they used to be. One time ballot boxes were made of metal.
You don’t get it do you George?
Type used to be produced with metal too. Took a little more time, more effort. A ticking clock meant there was time to think things over. Not all news all the time was about a ticking clock.
What about news outside of Canada? What about it?