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I posted this to a friend's page as a joking example of the war on Christmas, but I found people actually complained about Vachon bakers saying using 'fêtes/festive' rather than Noël/Yule Angry letter to Sherbrooke newspaper
J'ai posté ceci à la page d'un ami comme un exemple blagueur de la 'guerre contre Noël', mais j'ai trouvé que les gens vraiment se plaignaient de Vachon, qui disait 'fêtes / festive' plutôt que Noël / Yule Lettre en colère au journal de Sherbrooke
Contrails from two jets near U.S. border with Canada over St. Lawrence. Maybe the dick pic skywriting with the US Navy over Washington State earlier this month was just an unfortunate coincidence? I couldn't find these jets on air traffic websites so I assume they were military, probably practicing interception.
I remember in 1980 hearing a man in Canada holding up a newspaper with news of Mugabe's election and saying to his friend "That's good news - my dad says Bob Mugabe's the best politician in Africa today!". And he was saying it with an Afrikaans accent! Like Aung San Suu Kyi you can't tell what an opposition leader will be like if they haven't held any office before.
I knew an elderly man who said he did wardrobe for Mae West's Broadway play "SEX", which she was arrested for in 1927 - he said they didn't show anybody having sex, but in one scene where it was implied that they were, the two actors just left the stage empty for a few minutes and let the audience imagine it.
I'm actually pretty sure that really is young Shatner! The background looks a lot like the St. Lawrence, so I did a search on Google to see where it was taken. Since it's been misidentified on Pinterest, Google is guessing it is a teenage Jackman.
Saw refugees from the United States who just arrived, one woman with little girl, wearing their best dresses on Sunday as they walked around the place the government had placed them. It must be awful to arrive in an unknown place and not even be certain they can stay.
Is the above photo a real one-shot of the sun and the moon? Naah!
This photo has been 'borrowed' by some on social media with the claim that it was taken by a German photographer with 16 cameras, and he had to wait for 62 days for some reason, and it "can be only seen again in 2035."
It's impossible for the sun and the full moon to be on the same side of the sky, as explained in this Spanish article. The full moon has to be on the opposite side of the sky - when it's on the same side of the sky it's the new or dark moon. The photo was made from three separate images of the sun, the moon and the trees by Bess Hamiti, who is a photographer but not German, using Photoshop, as he explains in this video:
Hamiti uses the same pair of trees in other photo composites seen in his gallery.