Thanksgiving Day Rewind… not so long ago.


Today’s editorial cartoon rewind is a combination of three blogs from last October’s trashing of Onni’s Lucy bronze camel during the Thanksgiving long weekend.  And to make matters worse, shortly thereafter Onni’s henchmen verbally accused an innocent senior (Bryan May) in a handicap scooter passing by as the leader of the pack behind the deification of their precious fake art bronze camel.  #OnniHenchmen

Adjacent to the disfigured bronze camel statue there is a Onni plaque that emphatically argues this is a historically correct example of  the camel used during the North Shore mini gold rush.  The truth of the matter is it was the hardier “Dromedary two hump camel” used and even this breed did not perform or live up to expectations.  #OnniFakeNews

Of course this did not stop wannabe night-mayor Buchanan to state in an NSN interview that this Arabian one hump camel did in fact represent the kind of camel used during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush…  Buchanan and her supporters wonder why I depict her wearing crazed glasses, this being only one of many reasons.  #Vote4ChangeOct20

… And yesterday while enjoying a fresh java at Beans on Lonsdale in walks Horsetrader Clark tossing his campaign biz card on my table, turns and walks away not saying a word… On my way out he was seemingly having a fake news interview where I placed his campaign card on his table saying “I don’t need this.”  We then unfortunately ended up in a feisty back and forth exchange where at one point he told me to go back to Ontario – don’t know where that came from.  Then told me to drink some more of Kerry Morris’ milk – ignorant to the fact that I am not working for Morris’ campaign.  Do you really want a delirious hotheaded density bedfellow as your city’s next mayor?

Meanwhile back at today’s Thanksgiving flashback.

Artistic License verses Poetic License


Isn’t it ironic how it is okay for the artist of “Lucy” the bronze camel that does not sit on public property rather on private Onni property can be declared public art.  And apparently alright for a city councillor wannabe night-mayor Buchanan to affirm “Lucy” a very finely craved single hump camel as the camel used during BC’s 19th century gold rush and not the historically correct “two hump” camel.

And yet apparently not okay for me to refer or infer the bronze camel  as “unLucky”.  A number of people have politely told me I stand to be corrected her name is Lucy not Unlucky.   I was simply giving the camel a “nickname”, a caricature pun, exhibiting  my poetic muse much like the camel’s sculptor exhibiting her artistic license.  I have since gone back into these blogs referencing the controversial bronze camel as Lucy as my poetic license seems to have been a bridge too far

Unlucky Lucy stands between whereby “facts” can be altered by boundless artistic interpretations and by detracting expressions.


“Don’t Tell Me What The Poets Are Doing”… RIP Gord Downie: The Tragically Hip