I Am A Young, Single Male.

Anybody else noticing the strange, patriotic spots on the Space Channel, wherein they wax poetic about someone who died in a war and got a medal? At first I thought it was some kind of Olympic, YAY CANADA propaganda, but Morgan thinks it’s about recruitment.

“Liz, who joins the army?”
“People with low IQs?”
“Um. Sometimes. Who else?”
“Poor people? People who want a free education?”
“Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of young, single males. People who watch the Space Channel. They get influenced by the guts and the glory, and they sign up.”

So I told E, as we were watching the Space Channel.

“I’m a young, single male?”
“I guess you are!”
“WooHoo! I’m a young, single male!”
“Yes, you are. But so am I. So we’re going to review our stance on spooning in bed, if you want to keep your current sexual orientation.”
“Oh.”

Morgan’s theory makes more sense than mine, even if not only young, single males watch Space.

Although he also said that Christian groups have been authorized to hand out coffee and cookies at Skytrain stations during the Olympics, because the lines for the trains will be more than an hour long. So I don’t know if I trust his brain.

Oh, wait. this suggests we’re fucked.

6 Comments to “I Am A Young, Single Male.”

  1. By rachel, January 9, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    YAY CANADA! is our new national anthem, you know.

    And I’m a young, single male for sure! And it’s 1987! And now all my interests and obsessions make sense!

  2. By Liz, January 10, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    Oh cool! It’s 1989 for me!

    Also, how do we sing YAY CANADA? Is it the same as the old one, or more like “Blame Canada”? Do we yell it?

  3. By Stephanie, January 10, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    There’s this music video that plays in front of movies all about the National Guard here. It drives me nuts. Insert young, single mail playing football and then doing double duty in some kind of recon mission. I always roll my eyes, but then obviously that sways some people. I would never make it in the military because I do not like to be dirty, but, whatever.

  4. By Liz, January 11, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    You also think a lot, Stephanie. For example, you see what they’re doing with those ads. Me, I am too contrary. I don’t like following orders.

  5. By Gecko Bloggle, January 11, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    “The crowds are expected to be bigger than a night when a football game, a concert and the fireworks are all ending at the same time — but for 18 days straight.”

    I see some wet-weather cycling in my not-so-distant future. About time, too. I don’t think I’ve put wheels to pavement since November.

    This morning, during NORMAL commute on a rainy day… in Vancouver… I saw a train pull in at Marine, and it was so full TWO people got off it, and THREE got on, and that was IT. The next one was better (maybe 80% capacity), but still. It was ugly. The problem with that much crowding during work and “I’ve gotta get home to get my KIDS, mo-fo!” commuting times, I suspect there’s going to be some pushing and shoving, and someone’s going to end up on the tracks.

    So yeah, cycling for me will be okay, but I know not everyone can do that.

  6. By Liz, January 11, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    Yeah. It’s going to be ugly. And all the people who live in the Burbs and commute to downtown? I don;t think they’ll be cycling. I can walk to work, though car jockeying is going to be a complete joke.

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