Monday, November 13, 2006

And now, a word from our sponsor...

No, not - as one might naturally assume -Steve's personal website.
This is the Government of Canada website.
With what appears to be an ad for a truck right under "Getting things done for all of us"TM.

The rest of the page, which you can see here, is actually about not getting things done because of the "unelected senate" and the opposition - "why are you opposing accountability and tough measures against crime?”

But what is that cobwebby looking white stuff in the background?
There it is again in the blue sidebar.

Is there a microbiologist in the house?
Because either that's a repeating picture of a maple leaf turned face down and spray-painted Tory blue, or some sort of blue pondscum has invaded the Government of Canada website.


Rosie said...

i like the red white and blue colour scheme. With emphasis on blue and not the Canadian flag's actual colours, red and white. Or would that be too liberal for them?

and my vote is pond scum.

Anonymous said...

the nuveau government of canada website's background is a web of's much like word verification's that use swirls to stop robots from entering the code.

if you look closely the 'leaf veins' spell out 'united americas, i am a proud supporter of deep integration'.

works for me....i have the new stars and stripes underwear set from target.....NOT!!!

MgS said...

I'll vote for pondscum - but I'd love to know the biology that results in a near luminous blue colour.

Anonymous said...

Definitely some kind of self-replicating bacteria, camouflaging itself as blue maple leaves.
I'm not a biologist but at a wild guess I'd say it's in the gettingthingsforstevus genus.

Alison said...

I'll go ask RossK - I do believe he's a biologist.

Anonymous said...

As far as the blue is concerned it could be a residue of cesium-137 in the pond scum.

Rona says it's good for us and I believe her.

Rosie said...

I'm a biologist. Blue green algae-also known as cyanobacteria and pond scum. Photosynthesizes. It proliferates due to a high amount of nitrogen or phosphorus in the water......most likely source is BULLSHIT.

Or maybe even HORSE PISS.

Take your pick.

Anonymous said...

Ewwwwwww.....that's icky!

Get it off! Get it off! Get it off!

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