Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mouseland narrated by Tommy Douglas. Electing cats. Why not elect some mice for a change? This message is as timely now as it ever was.


Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see this again.

The graphics are interesting.

I remember the original.

Anonymous said...

The same ol' cats re-elected in the District and the City too. Funny how that works.

Don McBain said...

Thanks John for posting "Mouseland", it is classic Tommy Douglas for sure. I hope any that see it for the first time appreciate it... "you can't lock up an idea"

Anonymous said...

Dear Blog,

It is truly amazing how the people of North Vancouver came out to celebrate Canada Day.

I marched in the parade giving my full support to Jim Hanson, our NDP Candidate in North Van Seymour.

I then proceeded to Waterfront Park where all our politicians spoke.

Our MP Andrew Saxton spoke about the "community" we have in North Van.

Our two mayors were there. Our 2 MLAs were there. And all was well.

However, we must do something about the abysmal voter turnout.

Anonymous said...

If you want to get me out to vote ever again have a referendum on the next municipal election that will answer the question of amalgamating the district and city yes or no.

Anonymous said...

I was in a lineup at Lynn Valley Centre today. I was wearing an NDP button. The cashier flashed her eyes and then said that she was not allowed to talk politics with the customers.

John Sharpe said...

It is policy at grocery store chains (I'm assuming you were at the Save-On Foods)not to discuss politics or religion with customers for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

The reason the mice aren't elected is because the cats are running the show. How about getting rid of the monkeys?

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the
cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of
stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and
climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys
with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result
... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when
another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to
prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the
stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the
stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it
with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous
newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he
is now part of the "team".

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by
the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the
stairs he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they
were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they
are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the
remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.
Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for
the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has
always been!

This, my friends, is how District of North Vancouver operates... and this is why, from time to time:

ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

Anonymous said...

Ditto for City

Anonymous said...

Cute story. Pointless and irrelevant, but cute.