Ambling past Coral Ridge Mall’s small ice arena on Monday, I noticed something peculiar. While Iowa lies nowhere near any Canadian border, mall pedestrians can spot both American and Canadian flags displayed upon the rink’s wall.
This prompts the question: is the Canadian signature on hockey so great that it necessitates even the most obscure foreign frozen playing surfaces to pay homage through the display of a red maple leaf?
I say sure – while some Americans choose to mock our pleasant neighbors to the Great White North, why not give credit where credit is due? Hockey is pretty awesome.
Spotted on a compact car parked on Washington Street: a bumper sticker asking, “What would Burt Reynolds Do?”
A fine and appropriately random question indeed, but wouldn’t a better sticker ask, “What wouldn’t Burt Reynolds do?”
I apologize to those of you who read this hoping I had actually spotted Burt Reynolds incarnate. Surely this headline is misleading, but I’d like to assume that, in a way, a part of Burt Reynolds is with us wherever we go.