Monthly Archives: January 2014

Driving while distracted

THE CONTRARIAN DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED OK, pay attention, this is complicated.  Guy in jeep suv is coming out of Timmies with his medium double double, southbound toward the highway.  As he approaches the stop sign, he reaches for the radio, … Continue reading

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The autobuggy

THE CONTRARIAN If cars hadn’t been invented yet, we can imagine a telephone conversation like this taking place: Hollow, tinny, metallic  voice, slight sing-song accent:   “Hello, this is the Canadian patent office, how can I help you” Nerdy voice:  “Hello, … Continue reading

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Driving under the influence

  THE CONTRARIAN WILLY BRANTS DIARY – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE So we four young fellows finished our round of golf, and went into the clubhouse to celebrate.  We were just finishing our second round, when the bartender went around … Continue reading

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Faith and Science

  Willy Brant’s Diary   Joe was lamenting the decline of our kind of society, what he calls ‘The Roman Empire’, blaming it on our failure to produce enough offspring to keep our numbers up.  Not that he has exactly … Continue reading

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