Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sad Halloween!

Since last year, I don't go trick-or-treating. There are some actions that happened a long time ago that you should know before you go out.

First of all, Halloween is a witch hunting holiday in origins. In the far past, many people burned anybody who were suspected of being witches. In reality, they were medicine women. How would you feel to be burned? I would feel that people were prejudging me. Moreover, I wouldn't have time to voice my opinion. You must remember that witches were tied up and burned at the stake. Fortunately, this persecution doesn't continue today.

Equally important is that all Jews were believed to be witches. All of them. People would storm into a Jewish town, break their houses and burn them. After those Jews were burned, the angry mob would steal that person's possessions. Every person in the world wouldn't want this to happen to themselves. Many Jews lost their wives, husbands and children in this sad period of history.

Obviously, Halloween is not a holiday to be happy. People should not say the greeting "Happy Halloween" anymore. It's not fair to the people who were killed. Make the choice. Don't say "Happy Halloween".

Friday, October 19, 2007

Don't the Autumn Leaves smell good?

In Montréal the answer for anybody would be no. Because of the warm and moist weather, all the leaves are starting to rot. When leaves start to decay, they give off a bad aroma. The smell of the leaves is worse then 100 skunks put together. Because of the wind, the smell spreads across the whole city. I'm sure that many people are thinking about the odour. If you smell or smelled it please tell me about it by leaving a comment at the end of this blog post. I blame this aroma on global warming and the way that humanity is responsible for speeding up this environmental catastrophe. We can't stop global warming but we can slow it down. The warmer weather provides an excellent scenario for the leaves to rot. People might die because of this smell. For example, you won't be able to smell a gas leak after opening a window because the smell of decomposing leaves will mask the smell of dangerous gas. So don't open your window, and save yourself from suffocating in gas leaks by doing your part to combat global warming.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

D(Duck)-Day

Jake has arrived! He's all nice and new with extra fur. There are many good things about being new; and some bad things. As I said in The Search for Jake, the new Jake the duck will never be the same to my brother and I as the old original Jake. Having a new version of my friend Jake the duck is not as satisfying as having the original worn down duck, but it is better than having no duck at all. All the same human beings always want more (with a few exceptions at certain times, like at a party when you're overwhelmed with too many presents). Therefore, I still want the old Jake.

"Radar!" When you hear this word you probably think of a submarine off on a mission to torpedo an enemy ship, but the only way to find its target is with radar. When I heard the word "radar" I used to think that too. But things are different now. Radar is a stuffed manufactured bat whose name is a palindrome. If you're thinking that naming a bat Radar is crazy, then think again! What do bats have that make them special. That's it: echolocation, like radar. Whichever way you think of it, radar makes animals and ships special.