Greater. Whiter. Norther.

/*I'M IN.*/

That is exactly the sort of e-mail I love to get. Because it means that this summer, I'm going with my friends on a road trip to Yellowknife. Why am I so excited? Well, to paraphrase Glenn Gould, no one who ever visits the North remains untouched. Do you remember the scene in The Muppet Movie, where Gonzo's singing about flying through the stars? That's me and the territories -- I'm going to go back there someday.

Wow. Glenn Gould and the Muppets, both in the same paragraph. If my friend Loretta ever read this blog, she'd be buying her plane tickets right now.


Laina said...

I really love reading your entries. They are always super interesting.

Just thought I'd let you know, since no one really seems to comment.

Denton said...

Well, in all fairness, I tend not to write about things that start discussion. What would that look like, I wonder... (Cue "Wayne's World" dream sequence effects)

GoldenArchon said...

"Right on! I, too, disagree with the Freemasons' centuries-old policy of gender discrimination! I'm so glad I found someone who thinks the same way!"

THAC0verlord said...

"Hold on, there -- I happen to support their misogynistic ways! I must, however, admit that cast-iron skillets are nifty."

Hiroyuki_Sakai said...

"See, that's where you're wrong..."

.: gypsyhick said...

Way up north, (North To Yellowknife.)
Way up north, (North To Yellowknife.)
North to Yellowknife,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.

Hell yah I'll be singing Johnny Horton (without the "Alaska" part of course) when we cross the border into the territories.

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Canadian explorer. Chemist by training, biologist by nature. Long-time supporter and participant in National Novel Writing Month. Known as "Aquadeo" in most Internet circles. Also known as "that guy with the pants" to people who have seen me in certain pants.