Wednesday, January 03, 2007
New Year's Resolution: Post Here More!
So, 2007 greetings to everyone, in the hopes that you all had an excellent holiday time! 2006 is being remembered, particularly among sports fans, as a year in which a number of Canadians took home exciting awards - Justin Morneau winning the AL MVP, Steve Nash winning his second consecutive NBA MVP, and so on and so forth. However, it was not merely in field of athletic endeavour that Canadians were recognized:
The Stupidest Statements Awards" of 2006, bestowed upon famous people for their misjudgments and misstatements, have just been announced by Mega Genius, "The man with the perfect IQ." His fourth annual prizes of recognition for what he calls "crash-and-burn lapses in intelligence" by well-known personalities are just for fun.
And actually, astonishingly, the Canadian on the list is not a) Stephen Harper, b) Ralph Klein, or c) Stockwell Day! Rather, it is Mr. Guy Fornier:
3. Guy Fournier, chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., for his false allegation in Quebec's 7 Jours magazine, which resulted in his resignation: "[Translated] In Lebanon, the law allows men to have sexual intercourse with animals, as long as they are females. Doing the same thing with male beasts can result in the death penalty." September 9, 2006. (Mega Genius: "If I translated Lebanon's response correctly, it was an offer to treat him like a female animal.")
Thanks, Guy (with a tip o' the ol' hat to Maru).